Historical Resort Directly Across the Street from Waterfalls
When Marilyn Monroe wasn’t on set filming her 1953 movie Niagara, she might have been in her room at the Crowne Plaza Niagara Falls Fallsview. Located directly across the street from the iconic Niagara Falls, this hotel has hosted a number of notable guests during its 80-year history, including Walt Disney, Shirley Temple, Jimmy Stewart, and Queen Elizabeth II. From your own Upper Fallsview room, you can look out on the same dramatic falls views they enjoyed—a vista showcasing the awesome spectacle of 2,800 cubic meters of water barreling over the falls’ edge every second.
The hotel is part of the 20-acre Falls Avenue Resort featuring entertainment and activities, all onsite. Seven restaurants in nearby and adjacent properties provide diverse dining opportunities. Be sure to use your C$40 dining credit at the The Rainbow Room by Massimo Capra. The restaurant pairs spectacular views with upscale, locally sourced dishes and Niagara-on-the-Lake wine. This Getaway also includes tastings and tours at two nearby wineries.
Casino Niagara is directly connected to the hotel. The lively casino hums to the tune of 1,500 slot machines and the clack of dice. After trying your luck, head to The Hershey Store, adjacent to the hotel, for 650 square meters of decadent chocolate treats.
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.