In its list of the world’s 10 most spectacular waterfalls, Travel + Leisure praised the Canadian side of Niagara Falls (which came in at No. 4) for its casinos, cable cars, and “overall superior views.” Located within walking distance of the falls, Best Western Fallsview Hotel gives guests easy access to the natural wonder. The family-friendly hotel also sits across from a world-class casino and an IMAX theater and features attractions of its own, including indoor and outdoor swimming pools.
Distance from the falls: Half a mile
Dining options: This getaway includes a $20 credit for an Italian meal at East Side Marino's. Options also include a $40 dining voucher to The Keg Steakhouse & Bar, where you can enjoy grilled meats and local wines with spectacular views of the falls.
Race against the clock: while playing Captain Jack's Time Freak game, which is included in this deal, along with admission for 4 to the family entertainment center's Cannon Blasters, and two $50 game play vouchers.
In-room amenities: Newly renovated guest rooms feature 32-inch flat-screen TVs and private balconies or patios.
Niagara Falls, Ontario: Panoramic Views of the Falls near Vegas-Style Casinos and Water Parks
At Niagara Falls—considered by many to be one of the world’s seven natural wonders—water thunders downward from a height of nearly 200 feet, crashing onto craggy boulders below. The falls straddle the border between Canada and the United States, with segments located in both New York and Ontario, but the Canadian side of the Niagara River is universally hailed as the finest vantage point to take in all three of Niagara Falls' photogenic brinks: American, Bridal Veil, and Horseshoe Falls.
The iconic Maid of the Mist has ferried raincoat-clad passengers around the base of the falls since 1846. The tours run from April through October, depending on the river's ice conditions. Year-round, Journey Behind the Falls grants a glimpse behind the curtain of Horseshoe Falls—board an elevator that descends 150 feet into the bedrock, then stand at an observation deck steps away from the cascading water.
A 10-minute walk from the falls, you'll see the neon glow of the Clifton Hill neighborhood. Its Fallsview Boulevard has plenty of Vegas-style kitsch, including glitzy casinos, indoor water parks, restaurants, and soggy Elvis impersonators.
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What You Get
Stay for up to four in a standard double room
Option 1: $59 for a 1-night stay, valid for check-in Sunday-Friday; not valid for Saturday night stays (up to a $206 value)
Option 2: $79 for a 1-night stay, valid for check-in Saturday; not valid for Sunday-Friday night stays (up to a $226 value)
Option 3: $99 for a 2-night stay, valid for check-in Sunday-Wednesday; not valid for Friday-Saturday night stays (up to a $309 value)
Promotional value expires Feb 14, 2014. Amount paid never expires.
Must book by 2/14/14 or promotional value expires
Must complete travel by 3/31/14
Not valid 12/28/13, 12/31/13, 2/15/14, 2/16/14, 3/8/14 or 3/15/14
Valid only for option purchased
Reservation required, subject to availability
72-hour cancellation notice required or fee of Groupon price applies
Must be 21+ to check in
Credit card required at booking and check-in
Must use promotional value in 1 visit
Not valid with reward points
Restaurant vouchers are not valid toward alcohol
Casino credit not valid at Fallsview Casino 12/22/13-1/2/14
16.8% tax not included.
Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
Standard Double Room
Two double beds
Standard occupancy: 4
Maximum occupancy: 5
Adding occupants above standard: no charge for guests 13 or younger in existing bedding; $12 for 1 additional guest 13 or older
Check-in: 4 p.m.
Checkout: 11 a.m.
Parking: lot parking available for an additional $15 per day
Rollaways: available for an additional $30 per night
Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
Pet policy: pets may be added for an additional $100 per night.
Accessibility: please contact the property for handicap-accessibility requests or options.
Room upgrades: not available
By plane: about 10 miles (16 km) from Niagara Falls International Airport (IAG); about 28 miles (45 km) from Buffalo Niagara International Airport (BUF); about 78 miles (126 km) from Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ)
By cab: about $30 from IAG
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