In its list of the world’s 10 most spectacular waterfalls, Travel + Leisure praised the Canadian side of Niagara Falls (which came in at No. 5) for its casinos, cable cars, and “overall superior views.” Located within walking distance of the falls—and with breathtaking views of its own—Michael’s Inn Fallsview Hotel gives guests easy access to the natural wonder. The AAA Three Diamond hotel sits steps from other attractions, including museums and shopping.
Dining options: You’ll get a $10 dining credit to both Outback Steakhouse and IHOP, which are located less than 2 miles from the inn, as well as a $15 credit to Mamma Mia's.
Sweet perk: Upon check-in, you can get two-for-one admission to Bird Kingdom, the world’s largest free-flying indoor aviary, located next door.
Go swimming: The hotel has an indoor pool with an oversize hot tub and a sauna.
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.
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.
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What You Get
Stay for two adults and up to two children age 15 or younger in a city-view room
Option 1: C$49 for a 1-night stay, valid for check-in Sunday–Friday (up to a C$109 value)
Option 2: C$59 for a 1-night stay, valid for check-in Saturday (up to a C$119 value)
Option 3: C$89 for a 2-night stay, valid for check-in Sunday–Thursday (up to a C$158 value)
Included in all options:
C$10 dining credit to IHOP
C$15 dining credit to Mamma Mia’s
C$10 dining credit to Outback Steakhouse
Wine tasting for two at Konzelmann Estates
C$50 play card at Captain’s Jack Pirates Cove ($14 activation fee not included)
Two-for-one passes to Bird Kingdom
Policies and Fees
Book by: 12/29/13
Travel by: 1/31/14
Blackout dates: Not valid 12/31/13
Cancellation policy & fees: 48-hour cancellation notice required or fee of one-night's stay up to the Groupon price applies.
Promotional value expires Dec 29, 2013. Amount paid never expires.
Must book by 12/29/13 or promotional value expires
Must complete travel by 1/31/14
Not valid 12/31/13
May buy multiple
Limit 1 per visit
Valid only for option purchased
Reservation required, subject to availability
48-hour cancellation notice required or fee of one-night's stay up to the Groupon price applies
Must be 18+ to check in
Credit card required at booking and check-in
Must use promotional value in 1 visit
Not valid with reward points
16% tax not included.
Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
Two queen beds or two double beds
Standard occupancy: 2
Maximum occupancy: 4
Adding occupants above standard: $15 per night for each additional guest 16 or older; kids 15 or younger stay free
Check-in: 3 p.m.
Checkout: 11 a.m.
Parking: onsite parking is available for $10 per day.
Rollaways: available for $10 per night
Smoking policy: smoking is not allowed inside the property.
Pet policy: pets are not allowed inside the property.
Accessibility: please contact the property for handicap-accessibility requests or options.
Room upgrades: upgrades may be available at check-in for an additional cost.
By plane: about 6 miles (10 km) from Niagara Falls International Airport (IAG); about 26 miles (42 km) from Buffalo Niagara International Airport (BUF); about 79 miles (127 km) from Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ)
By cab: about $20 from IAG
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