Four-Star Sheraton with Niagara Falls Views
Niagara Falls crashes onto craggy rocks across the river from the Sheraton On The Falls, the latest in a series of hotels occupying this one-of-a-kind property. Nineteenth-century visitors could have stayed at the luxurious Clifton House, which housed Confederate soldiers stationed in Canada during the American Civil War. The Clifton eventually went up in flames, but Sheraton acquired the land and opened its own hotel on the site in 1966. A renovation in 2000 updated and expanded the hotel to its current height of 22 stories, but its biggest draw remains the unparalleled waterfall views guests have enjoyed for nearly two centuries. It’s one of the reasons the hotel earned a 2014 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence, in addition to its AAA Four Diamond status.
Each of the hotel’s city-view rooms features a 37-inch flat-screen TV, a refrigerator, and free Starbucks coffee, while falls-view rooms offer scenic overviews of the falls. At The Rainbow Room by Massimo Capra next door, celebrity chef Massimo Capra’s culinary team pairs gourmet bites of truffle-dusted halibut, beef tenderloin, and roasted Ontario lamb with wine selections from the restaurant’s extensive cellar. Your stay includes a dining credit for the restaurant, as well as the Fallsview Buffet.
This Getaway also includes two cocktails at an onsite Hard Rock Café and a tasting for two at Trius Winery in nearby Niagara-on-the-Lake. To satisfy your sweet tooth, you’ll get a gift from the 7,000-square-foot Hershey’s Chocolate World Niagara Falls. The only store of its kind in Canada, it offers decadent treats and exclusive merchandise. The hotel is also connected to the Falls Avenue Resort, providing guests direct, indoor access to the resort’s attractions, restaurants, and entertainment. The included WEGO passes give you access to the city’s tourist-friendly bus system.
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.
Hornblower cruises ferry raincoat-clad passengers around the base of the falls 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.
<img src=”http://gr.pn/1qcASD2” style=”float: left; margin-right:13px” alt=“Getaways Staff Picks” />”My favorite part of Sheraton On The Falls is how close it is to the falls—I was able to see both early morning and late evening views without detouring! There are a ton of places to eat, shop, and be entertained just right outside your door.” – Will, Groupon