I recently spent two nights at the Sheraton Fallsview Hotel on the Canadian side of Niagara Falls.
Upgraded guest rooms with views of the falls come with floor-to-ceiling windows.
For $500 a night, I had some of the best views of Niagara Falls of my entire trip, right from bed.
I recently went to Niagara Falls for the first time and stayed at the Sheraton Fallsview Hotel for two nights. For $500 a night, I had prime views of the falls from the moment I woke up to the second I fell asleep, and I thought it was totally worth the price.
The Sheraton Fallsview is a popular hotel that faces Niagara Falls on the Canadian side, making it an exceptional place to stay if you want to enjoy front-row views at every turn.
According to Trip Advisor, Niagara Falls, Ontario has more than 200 hotels ranging from one to four stars. The most affordable hotels in the city start at around $47 a night, whereas luxury hotels can start around $250 a night, according to the same source.
I chose the Sheraton Fallsview hotel because of its reputation as the best hotel for prime views of all three falls: the American Falls on the left, Bridal Veil Falls in the middle, and Horseshoe Falls, the U-shaped falls on the right.
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I took a train from my home in NYC to Niagara Falls, New York, and walked into Canada via the Rainbow Bridge, where cars and pedestrians can cross the US border into Canada.
Once I was in Canada, I thought the hotel was easily accessible, which I appreciated. It only took me about 10 minutes to walk there from the Canadian border.
Part of the Marriott Bonvoy hotel collection, the Sheraton Fallsview is a four-star hotel with rooms ranging from interior view with no window starting at $130, and falls view guest rooms and suites, which can cost between $150 and $600 according to a search I conducted a month in advance. Since I visited in the summer during the high tourism season, my room was more expensive.
I thought the lobby was pretty similar to other hotels I’ve been in. There was plenty of seating for guests waiting to check in or out.
Although I didn’t get a chance to use them, I thought the hotel had some great amenities like a spa, gym, and rooftop pool.
Since my entire trip was about seeing Niagara Falls, I decided to upgrade to a premium 258-square-foot Fallsview room with a direct view for my two-night stay.
My room came with floor-to-ceiling windows and a door — though there was no actual balcony to go out on. It was just provided for a better glimpse of Niagara Falls. When I opened the door, I could hear the water crashing down.
I thought it was relaxing to watch the falls from my bed, which was a queen-sized mattress that I found comfortable.
There were nightstands with lamps on either side of the bed.
Between the bed and the window was a sitting area with a couch, chair, and coffee table.
To the left of the main room, the bathroom had a rainfall shower head.
Each morning, I hopped out of bed and opened the door so I could get ready to the sounds of the falls. I thought it was a peaceful way to start the day.
But after the sun went down, I enjoyed spectacular views that I didn’t expect.
At night, the falls started glowing in changing colors, courtesy of the Niagara Falls Illumination board.
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I later learned that these lights are projected onto the water from the Illumination Tower and the Table Rock Center rooftop. The edge of Horseshoe Falls also has lights on it.
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The falls glow every night of the year, and the changing colors represent sunrises, the aurora borealis, rainbows, and sunsets.
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The lights are coupled with a fireworks display every night at 10 pm from late May to early October. The show went on for about six minutes each night.
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Seeing the fireworks show from my bed was a happy surprise, and I thought it made the nightly $500 price totally worth it. I would book it again, as long as it’s fireworks season. If not, I’d try another hotel with a different view of the falls.
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