Marriott Niagara Falls Fallsview Hotel & Spa
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FRIDAY Today we are going to Canada! It was an early start today. 4.30 am alarm after a sleepless night. Anyway we made it and left on the subway which fortunately was just outside our hotel as we had our baggage. (Who doesn't?) Only one level down, No 2 train to Penn 34th Station. Penn is the railroad hub of NY. Diligently following Brendan we …
Woke up this morning to another cold, wet morning. Packed the car up and drove up the West side of Seneca Lake - another of the Finger Lakes. Again really pretty area. At the very north of the lake is a beautiful town called Geneva. Didn't stop due to the rain unfortunately. The rest of the trip we travelled on an interstate highway so not that …
De laatste bezienswaardigheid in Canada stond vandaag op de planning, de Niagara watervallen! De trip er naartoe vanaf Toronto was niet zo lang en ging erg vlot.. We arriveerden rond 14 uur bij het Marriot in het centrum van Niagara. Deze avond hadden we onszelf een luxe kamer "gegeven". En het was idd een luxe kamer! Op de 10e verdieping met een …
I must admit I didn't spend much time in Buffalo, as it was just a place where we spent the night during our weekend at the Niagara Falls. The Hotel was great anyway: probably one of the best beds I've ever slept in! It's not in the town centre (closer to Lake Erie) but from the windows, I got a great view of the town. Great value for your money!
... 2 different types of crackers, with hats and little charms inside. The 'jokes' that you usually find in English crackers are random bits of trivia and jokes in Spanish and French here, which was fairly entertaining. We had mini mince pies, and two cakes (chocolate and Christmas cake - but with sponge cake instead of fruit cake) We were too full to eat the Gingerbread House which one of the directors at work gave me, its just too pretty to eat anyway! Later on, after ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsMarriott Niagara Falls Fallsview Hotel & Spa
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View was great but overall the hotel is overpriced, over rated.....I can't believe they charge for internet service; no continental breakfast nor a voucher for breakfast.....first and last visit!
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Historical Traveler Reviews Marriott Niagara Falls Fallsview Hotel & Spa
What a View!
After looking at all the reviews on 'Tripadvisor' we decided to stay at the Marriott....and are we glad we did! Our room was on the 18 floor with 2 queen beds and fireplace, with an incredible view of the falls.
The window went almost floor to ceiling and the entire width. Very nicely furnished, quiet and the beds were so-o-o comfortable. Staff was pleasant and accomodating.
Stunning and very obliging
My husband and I decided to go on a spur of the moment vacation to Niagara Falls. The hotel is spectacular, our room was breathtaking along with the view. There was a starbucks kiask in the lobby which we loved (we are starbucks fiends). Everyone was so accomodating and remembered who we were. We loved it so much we decided at the last minute to stay an extra night! This is a great hotel but you have to be aware of the charges and budget them in, since canada's tax system is different than our own. I recommend the tour the hotel sells. It is worth every penny. Finally, I strongly recommend the Happy Wanderer as a great place to eat if you like German food.
Loved our stay, the pillows are great!
To surprise my Husband on Valentines day of this year I booked a jacuzzi room with an excellent view of the Falls!! Absolutely breath taking!! The price was very very reasonable, the rooms are large and kept spotless, the service was exceptional, the morning buffet delicious, and the pillows on the bed were to die for! We had such a great nights sleep that we purchased four of their pillows to take home with us!!!! Both my Husband and I would highly recommend The Marriot Fallsview to anyone wishing to be pampered and to escape from the day to day routines of their life. We are planning a return trip in October to celebrate our Five Year Anniversay. Many thanks again to the Staff of the Marriot Fallsview!
When we mentioned we were at the Falls for our 30th Wedding Anniversary, the hotel upgraded us to a beautiful suite, sent us chocolates to the room with an anniversary card, and gave us dessert when we ate at the Terrapin Grille (which has an exquisite menu and top-notch service ... all with an excellent view of the falls!) All the staff at the hotel were so helpful and wonderful to us. We'll be back!
Loved this hotel!
Hotel was moderately empty due to time and year and SARS scare..upgraded us to room that not only included the paid for jacuzzi, but was much larger and had a fireplace. Employees of this hotel treated us lavishly, and the view was the best on the hotel strip on the edge of the falls. Honestly, I can say this is the best hotel stay I have ever had because everything about it was perfect!
Fabulous Marriet Fallsview
We planned a special overnighter with the the hotel. When we arrived there was construction all around the hotel and it made us a bit concerned of the noise we would experience in the hotel. Well, you would not have known there was anything going on at all. So quiet. They offered us a full upgrade to the 23rd floor with concierge serves, a full suite with fireplace and double size jacuzzi, early check-in and late checkout,just because it was available. For $40 cnd extra. The view was like no other. This hotel sits almost on top of the horseshoe falls. It was better than being in the Skylon Tower. The staff was excellent. A bit pricey, but then everything in Niagara is. We recommend that anyone going, stay here. We have stayed at 3 other hotels of the same so call quality and none compare. Do yourself a favour and stay there.
I rate it 5 star especially because of the incredible view of the Canadian Falls, provided you choose a room with a view. An intemediate floor would do great, the rooms on the highest floors may be a bit too distant from the falls. The view it's worth the price, but I also found the room very comfortable and well equipped. Maybe breakfast wasn't that great, but enough for me. The car valet service was very efficient, waiting time at the front desk average. I suggest you go eat in a restaurant just by the Courtyard Niagara Falls Hotel "downtown" Niagara Falls city, the Keg Steakhouse and Bar, open for dinner. Incredible meat! Finally, take the boat tour to see the falls from a close distance (it's a nice experience) and take a walk along the edge of the falls to feel the magnetism. A two-day , one night stay is fine for this place.
My Family and I recently stayed at the Marriott Fallsview for 2 days over the Christmas Holidays.
Being from Toronto, we travel to Niagara Falls several times a year for a Weekend Getaway.
Although the hotel is nice, we don't feel we received the same value for the money paid as we did at another Sheraton Hotel ( right next door to the Marriott) we ususally stay at.
Sure the package includes $165.00 in dining vouchers - it has too! Wait until you see the prices in their Dining Room!! Your $75.00 dinner credit will barely get you two glasses of water and two entrees. Certainly nothing more. Many of the other hotels have a 12 and under kinds eat free policy - Marriott's is 5 and under.
We were not impressed with this hotel at all.
If you are planning to stay there, make sure you ask about hidden charges - i.e. cost of mandatory valet parking, cost of using the Starbucks Coffee in the room, etc.
And Shop around - other Hotels offer much better value for the money!
Overall Great Experience
Overall, the Marriott Fallsview was wonderful. The staff was great, the rooms are spacious, cozy and clean, the view of the Falls is superior, and the restuarant served pretty good food. We stayed there from Nov. 26 - Nov. 29, 2002.
Just wanted to give you a few good tips:
(1) We booked a package deal that included 2 free breakfast buffets for two, free dinner for two, free shuttle service to the casino, and two free 30 minute massages at their spa. The breakfast buffet was okay. The best bet is their made-to-order omelet bar. The rest of the buffet was just mediocre. The free dinner for two was actually a voucher for $75 off a meal for two. I don't think two could dine for $75 or less. My husband and I ordered water with our entrees, no salads, no appetizers, and no desserts - just two entrees and the total bill (before gratuity) was $142 (Canadian funds). However, the meal was fabulous. As for the two free 30 minute massages, we didn't get the pleasure. They were booked through our entire stay. We were told by the spa employee that they were probably booked before we made our reservation with the hotel. They book several weeks in advance. We paid $60 to upgrade to the spa package and I had to settle for a spa manicure. (The regular price on this manicure was around $50.) We lost money on this deal. Also, I believe the casino shuttle is always free in the winter months (just a marketing gimick).
(2) We stayed in a two room family suite on the 19th floor which had a beverage stocked mini-frig and snack items.
There were coffee pots in both rooms that offered Marriott's house coffee packets and Star Buck's coffee packets. I did not see the Star Buck's coffee packets on their price list in the room (however the front desk said it is indeed listed). The Star Buck's packets were displayed right next to the coffee pots mixed in with the complimentary house coffee, tea, and condiments packets. We were charged $5.99 p/day for consuming the Star Buck's coffee packets. I did complain at check out and the staff did remove the charges from our bill.
(3) The Marriott's website said their parking is free during the winter months. However, when we arrived we were told their valet service is free and the parking is $13 p/day.
(4) The lady operating the tour information booth in the lobby tried to sell us their tour package for $60 p/person. This seems a good deal if you want to visit all those places. We just wanted to visit the Journey Behind the Falls, the Spanish Aerocar, and the the Skylon Tower. She said their package deal would still be a savings, as the parking fees at all these places would add up to be more than $60. I told her the websites showed most parking was free this time of the year. She said, "Well...they lied to you." We declined her offer and went out on our own. The only place we had to pay for parking was at the Journey Behind the Falls, which was $10 for the entire family. The other parking lots were free!
(5) It was fortunate I called several days before our trip to confirm our reservation. Dorothy, at the hotel, only had us booked for one night. We were able to fix the error prior to our arrival.
(6) We were disappointed to find the rooms did not offer HBO or any other premium movie channel. We did have the option of pay-preview movies and Sony playstation at $11.99 each plus tax.
(7) The indoor pool area is great! Large pool with whirlpool and sauna areas. Exercise room adjacent to pool.
(8) Would suggest requesting a room on the north end of hotel and on a floor higher than the 7th floor for best views of the Falls.
The Marriott Fallsview at Niagara Falls is a high quality, good value for money 5 star hotel. Its rooms are generously sized, luxuriously appointed and boast the very best views of the Horseshoe and American Falls. Despite what you read about other properties offering absolutely Falls views, none can match the Marriotts location, and the rooms have the added bonus of floor-to-ceiling windows.
As youd expect in a tourist location like Niagara Falls, the Marriott is a high throughput hotel. Yet, it manages the high volume and turnover of guests with considerable aplomb. Bar and dining venues are good and the prices reasonable.
Promotional and other discount room rates are available and in other than the busiest of peak season, the Marriott represents a very good deal. Its nearest competitor in terms of quality and location is the Sheraton Fallsview but it is way out in front in terms of appointments, location and value for money. Highly recommended.