Hotel at a Glance: Sheraton Niagara Falls
After happening upon Niagara Falls in 1678, Franciscan missionary Louis Hennepin wrote in his journal that “the Universe does not afford its parallel.” Millions of visitors—ranging from poncho-clad honeymooners to daredevils taking the 175-foot plunge inside wooden barrels—have expressed similar sentiments since. Sheraton Niagara Falls is conveniently located just a 5-minute walk to this natural wonder but also provides guests with some indoor fun. The hotel has an indoor pool, which recently received a comprehensive renovation. Christened “The Reef Beach Club,” it includes two 15-person hot tubs, a 3,500-gallon shark tank, a tropical fish viewing lagoon, new beach-style furniture, colorful pool decking, and a new pool liner.
- TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence: was awarded to Sheraton Niagara Falls in 2015, 2016, and 2017, the hotel is also ranked in the top 10 of Niagara Falls hotels based on customer reviews.
- Create your own spa experience with a daily pass to the HydroSpa which offers an H2O massage bed, oxygen bar with multiple available flavors, massage chairs, oxygen facials, foot massagers, and an infrared sauna.
- Sip reds and whites using wine-tasting passes valid at 17 wineries on the New York State Wine Trail.
- Try your luck at either the At The Falls Arcade or Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino, with included slot credits.
Niagara Falls, New York: Spectacular Waterfalls at United States–Canada Border
Every second, hundreds of thousands of gallons of water cascade down Niagara Falls. You can watch the water spill over jagged cliffs from pedestrian bridges and observation decks. The best view, though, might be from the Hurricane Deck, a wooden platform located 20 feet from Bridal Veil Falls. From spring to fall, you can access the platform by taking the Cave of the Winds tour, during which professional guides lead poncho-clad visitors to Bridal Veil Falls via wooden pathways. For an up-close encounter with the falls, you can book a ride aboard the Maid of the Mist; the tour boat shuttled sightseeing guests to the base of the thundering Horseshoe Falls for more than 100 years and continues to operate on the American side of the falls.
Millions of tourists have flocked to Niagara Falls since the early 1800s. Around that time, Napoleon Bonaparte’s younger brother honeymooned in the area with his American bride; scores of newlyweds followed in their footsteps, earning Niagara Falls the nickname of “Honeymoon Capital of the World.” But it’s not just romantics that flock to the border town; it’s also a family-friendly destination, thanks to its indoor water parks, an aquarium, arcades, and casinos for the 21-and-older crowd. For outdoorsy types, the 400-acre Niagara Falls State Park offers miles of hiking trails.