DoubleTree Fallsview Resort & Spa by Hilton - Niagara Falls
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Had a long travelling day from Washington to Niagara. Left Washington at about 8am and got here about 6.30pm. Lot more colour in the trees along they way. In Washton they were quite green, but has changed dramatically now.
Only stops we had today was for lunch and the usual comfort stops. Our leader put on a couple of videos to keep us …
... a good episode.) I couldn’t figure out how they stated on the web site that the trip was only 15 minutes long, when you are boarding a huge boat with tons of people and motoring up into the base of the falls. The whole process is pretty amazing. What seemed to be two boats from each the US and Canadian sides methodically pick up a couple hundred people and take them up to the base of the falls where the motor is at 100% capacity, the boat is stationary and the ...
... walked across the Rainbow Bridge to Canadia! Although it was possibly the coldest I’ve ever felt in my entire life, it was so cool knowing that we were walking to Canada, we even got to straddle the official border so we could be in two places at once, something I’ve always wanted to do. We slipped and slid all the way to Canada and were incredibly grateful to enter the official crossing point with a border guard who was more than a ...
... onto Clifton Hill. This street has a very Vegas atmosphere –with over the top lights and colour and cheesy attractions and gift shops. The kids could easily have spend the day here!
We did continue on to a picnic lunch at the Niagara Flower Clock and then a leisurely drive along the Niagara River through 'wine country' ...
... to our hotel and quickly fell asleep. The next day, we took the bus to go see and IMAX movie about the Niagara Falls. After that, we went up the Skylon Tower. This tower was built especially for viewing the falls, and we had a great view. After getting down, we drove to Toronto.
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Historical Traveler Reviews DoubleTree Fallsview Resort & Spa by Hilton - Niagara Falls
Incredible hotel, incredibly hospitable staff!! ~*~ Aug 28-30, 2004
My husband and I, and our three children stayed at this fine hotel for three nights in August. It was wonderful! ...Conveniently located, easy parking, stylish yet comfortable lobby. Reservations and check-in were handled smoothly and efficiently, and our room was superb, overlooking the falls. Since it had opened only 2 months ago, everything was fresh, sparkling clean and new. We stayed in an executive suite, with a sofabed upon entry, bath in the center, and the bedroom on the end, with a wrap-around view! The staff couldn't have been more gracious and accommodating, and really made our stay special. The front desk staff/manager were friendly, courteous, and professional. We appreciated the Starbucks lounge, and the ability to get a quick cup of coffee upon returning from the falls. Breakfast was superb, too...We all swam and relaxed in the indoor pool each night (plenty of towels), and we soaked up the view afterwards, from the suite. We were lucky, in that we could also see the Sunday night fireworks from our window! It is definitely worth reserving a falls-view room! It was better to stay here, a bit further away from the busy "strip." Doubletree should be very proud of this new addition....we were delighted! I would not hesitate to recommend it to friends and family...and would love to return!
Great room, excellent locale!
My wife and I just got back from a two night stay at this hotel. It was our first visit to Niagara Falls and I was a bit anxious about booking a hotel that was brand new. I must say I was pleasantly surprised. We arrived early in the day, well before check-in time but our room was already ready. The room was beautiful and quite spacious- two queen beds, lots of pillows, and very clean. The view was decent, although if you're looking for a fallsview room this isn't the place for you. We had a view of the Clifton Hill area and could see the upper part of the river in the distance. We didn't eat any meals there so I can't comment on the food. The location is excellent. Although its a few blocks away from most other hotels, it is right across the street from the IMAX and the Skylon Tower. The falls are about a 10 minute walk, as is the Clifton Hill area. The new casino (which is also really nice) is about 4 blocks away.
If you're going to Niagara Falls, and don't want to pay extra for a fancy fallsview room, then this is the place to go. I would definitely stay there again!
Doubletree July 18-21
We stayed here for 3 nights. Very close to Clifton Hill. The hotel was only 3 weeks old. Very close to Tony Romas and TGI Fridays. My two young girls enjoyed the pool. Never out of towels by the pool as I read in other reviews. The rooms were kept very nice. For $96 American dollars this was a very good deal. We would stay here again.
A Very Nice Stay
We stayed 3 nights at the Doubletree in a standard room, and received excellent service. At check in we requested a roll away bed, because we were traveling with 3 kids. The extra bed was in our room before we even made it up the elevator. We asked for a high floor and was given the 16th floor out of 19. We arrived early, (before check in time) and was able to get into our room. The room was large for a standard room, and decorated very nice. They had beautiful prints through out the hotel. My children loved the pool, two hot tubs, one inside and one outside. We bought the breakfast package with our room and was very happy with it. The buffet had scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, pancakes, french toast, fresh fruit, bagels, muffins, omelettes made to order and drinks.
The hotel is centrally located, between Clifton Hill and Horseshoe falls. It sits back alittle from main strip, but easy walking distance to all attractions.
The hotel was very clean and the staff was pleasant.
I disagree with the August 25th comment. My girlfriend and I have been twice (we are locales) for breakfast. The buffet includes an omellette station. I especially enjoy the Western omellette. The place is gorgeous. We'll keep going back, we really enjoy it.
It not bad but...
This was a new hotel. It had a very large pool. We had a group of 30 and they messed up our reservations. DO NOT EAT THE BREAKFAST!!!!!!! we spent $80 on 'all you can eat buffet' what you would consider continental breakfast. IT WAS A JOKE. Other than that it was ok. I had a better experiance at the Embassy Suits last summer.
Very Nice, but some flaws
Stayed at the Doubletree Niagara Falls last week for 2 nights. Standard room, 2 queen beds for 2 adults, 2 kids. This is a new property. I believe it opened a few months ago. Overall the hotel and room was extremely nice. It was clean, neat and the service was almost above average. The view of the falls from our 10th floor room was great. There were a few negatives the hotel managment needs to work on. Check in took 15 minutes and we were never really aprised of the problem. The concierge was clueless about the hotel bar with the TV. She sent me to the upstairs bar with no TV. The TV bar was 30 feet from her and she didn't know it. The concierge had no idea about a Mexican or Southwestern Restaurant and made no attempt to assist us in finding one. And lastly, the pool kept running out of towels and when they had them only brought in about 6 at a time for many more guests and children.
Overall, the hotel is above average based on comfort, location and most amenities and I would recommend it .
Very nice Hotel - Will come back again
I agreed with the two previous reviewers. We booked 4 rooms for 3 nights late July 2004. This is a brand new hotel and staff told us their first opening day was July 1, 2004. Hotel staff were very friendly. Warm cookies for everyone at check-in. The lobby has high ceiling and lots of wood beams. We had 4 rooms on the same (9th) floor with upper river view. All were non-smoking and double QUEEN beds. Two of the rooms were connecting rooms per our request. The in-door heated pools were great. One designed for younger children and one lap pool for adult connected to the Jacuzzi. The reason I did not give it a 5* is because of the noise level. The rooms were not insulated well when built. You can hear next door and people talk on the hall way if they're a little loud.
Location wide - Perfect. IMAX is right across the street. 10 minutes walk to the left is Cliffton Hills. 10 Minutes walk to the right is the new casino. 5 minutes walk straight to the back, down the steps and you're at the Falls.
Parking is $9 per day and is charged to the hotel bill, which is cheap. Parking on the street using the meter is $1 per hour, that's $24 a day. When I go back to Niagara, I'll definitely staying here again.
Loved this hotel!
The Doubletree is a beautiful hotel, with great services and amenities to match. The view is of both the tops of the American and Canadian Falls. We didn't care to be right on top of the Falls like some of the other hotels are. The rooms were very clean and beautifully furnished. I'm not easily pleased when it comes to clean hotel rooms, but this was one of the cleanest! Nice pool(s) and hot tub(s). Great restaurant in the hotel and a Starbucks lounge that serves alcoholic drinks as well as coffee. The breakfast buffett was wonderful, with made to order omlettes and plenty of healthy foods too. We would definately stay here again.
"The Best Luxury Hotel in Niagara"
I just spent one night at the brand new Doubletree Resort Lodge & Spa. The location is perfect it's about a 10 minute walk to Clifton Hill and the brand new casino and around a 15 minute walk or so to the falls. The lobby is beautiful it's done like a lodge inside, the rooms were just as nice too and the beds were really comfortable. If your looking for fallsview rooms stay else where, you wont find many rooms here with great falls views, the room i had was on the 7th floor and had a great view of the upper river and part of the american falls. I have seen the falls enough times i don't care if my hotel room faces them.
I can't wait to return next time when the spa is open i have stayed in many hotels in Niagara Falls and the Doubletree is the best!