Ice Wine and Unparalleled Views of Niagara Falls at 4-Star Hotel
Oscar Wilde once uninspiringly called Niagara Falls "simply a vast amount of water going the wrong way over some unnecessary rocks." But the falls’ 12 million annual visitors tend to have a different reaction as they witness the thousands of gallons of water surging over the brink. If you really want to prove the cranky Irish poet wrong, Marriott Niagara Falls Fallsview Hotel & Spa may have the ideal vantage point of the falls—the Travel Channel says it's the "closest hotel to the action" and "promises the best views."
In the Marriott's Fallsview guest rooms, you’ll find prime views of all of the falls that make up Niagara—the Horseshoe, American, and Bridal Veil. After 7 p.m., colorful lights illuminate the falls, casting a breathtaking glow on their heavy mist.
At the hotel’s mezzanine level, the Terrapin Grille’s floor-to-ceiling windows offer a close-up vista of the waters. The restaurant serves a hearty buffet of waffles, fresh fruit, and omelets for breakfast, then cooks up steak and seafood and pours local wine for dinner. Included in this Groupon is a tour of the nearby Jackson-Triggs Winery, where you can sample their internationally acclaimed ice wine⎯the region’s specialty dessert wine⎯before unwinding at the hotel's Serenity Spa. A short walk from the hotel is the Fallsview Casino Resort, which provides three football fields' worth of slot machines and gaming tables.
Niagara Falls, Ontario: Panoramic Views of the Falls near Vegas-Style Casinos and Water Parks
At Niagara Falls, 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. The Canadian side of the Niagara River, however, is universally hailed as the finest vantage point to take in the photogenic American, Bridal Veil, and Horseshoe Falls.
Year-round, Journey Behind the Falls grants a glimpse behind the curtain of Horseshoe Falls—visitors board an elevator that descends 150 feet into the bedrock, then stand at an observation deck steps away from the cascading water.