Indoor Tropical Courtyard, Heated Pool, and Restaurant near Horseshoe Falls
Every second, more than 600,000 gallons of water tumble over the brink of Canada's Horseshoe Falls, which makes up one-third of Niagara Falls. Located just 10 minutes from one of the world's most spectacular waterfalls, Best Western Plus Cairn Croft Hotel is a 2012 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence winner. The luxurious hotel provides a relaxing contrast to Niagara’s nearby entertainment district, complete with a sunlit indoor courtyard, where palm trees, abundant gardens, and tropical fish surround a heated pool. With this deal, you also get to taste award-winning ice wine at Niagara-on-the-Lake’s Pillitteri Estates Winery and tour the facilities at Chocolate FX.
The hotel is close to shopping and restaurants on Lundy's Lane, but you’ll find diverse dining options where you can use your $50 food-and-beverage credit right onsite. Windows on the Lane café specializes in a homemade breakfast, and Mattoli's serves freshly made pizza, which can be delivered straight to your room. For a cocktail, visit the Bourbon Street Bistro, located inside the courtyard, or The Croft Lounge, which features live music and a weekly poker night.
After spending some time in the courtyard’s two whirlpool tubs or its children's playground, retire to a tower room with a plush-top queen bed. Amenities include an iPod docking station and a TV with free music and movie stations.
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.
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.