We are going back to Sheraton Fallsview for Easter weekend. I think Sheraton On The Falls' Starwood rating was dropped from a 3 to a 2, but I'm not sure.
One hint for the casino, if you are stuck in a long line outside waiting to get in, you should go into the Hardrock, walk past the bar (if anyone asks you where you are going on the way in, say you are going to the bar for a drink) and just to your right is an entrance to the casino where there is never a line. That's the way it was last summer.
Edited to say that I don't mean rating, I mean the amount of points you need for a free stay.
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Thanks for the updates! I just booked an award night at the Sheraton on the Falls for our July visit. (I wish they had anything close to that $69 CAD rate for our preferred date of July 3rd!) To ensure a nice room, I went ahead and used 1500 more Starpoints for an upgrade award and reserved a guaranteed Deluxe room w/ fallsview & jaccuzi. We are really looking forward to this trip.
Same room upgrade. Great service. Great employees (they were in the process of training a slew of new ones - who, I can tell, will do a great job).
Same comments regarding the parking, and here are some more details:
Park the car yourself and save 11$ and tip:
On arrival, drive up to Sheraton front loading area, right past the front door, and into a huge loading dock area - this area serves as the temporary lot - officially, you have 20 minutes to leave your car there (and during July, you'll probably have to abide by it) - outside of the busy periods I've left the car there for quite a while, as long as I let the friendly ones know
Take your luggage in and check into your room and then come back down and park your car next door - Drive out the driveway of the Sheraton by turning left, first traffic light (not an intersection, just a pedestrian traffic light) turn left (it'll look like your are turning left onto the sidewalk, since it's all cobblestone) at the front of the Brock Hotel and then right into the parking lot area and enter using the card-pass provided by the front desk (rate of 8$ is automatically charged to your room).
Enjoy your stay.
P.S. If anyone else wants more information on the other Starwood Niagara Falls hotels, I've stayed at all of them, so post your request in a corresponding thread.
With an award stay booked for the middle of October, and already a room with a falls view guaranteed for an additional 1000 points, what kind of room might I expect to get (if available) with an upgrade as SPG Gold?
I heard there are rooms with a better view of both falls vs a view of only the American falls.
Maybe only a larger room or on a higher floor?
I just don't know what is available at this hotel or the layout.
It may help if I knew a few details about room possibilities and/or locations.
This is the one by the Rainbow bridge and Casino, not above the Falls.
Checked in tonight and got a rate of $69 CDN 1 hour before check in from reservations as it is low season (not an internet rate). When I got here they were extremely friendly at the front desk. They immediately told me that they were checking for a suite upgrade as I was a Plat member followed by "would you like the points sir"
Did I get an upgrade? Oh yeah I got a suite (jr, actually but very spacious) on a very high level room xx73. It is a corner room that overlooks both the US and Canadian Falls. It has four doors in total that open and one of them is onto a mini balcony. Ceiling to floor windows even in the bathroom (and a 9” tv as well) which allows you to see both sets of Falls while sitting in the Jacuzzi or taking a shower with a heavenly shower (at least I think it is, it has show nozzles on the wall as well). Cordless phone, fireplace and mini-fridge round out the room. It was so large that it has two separate thermostats for the central air/heating system.
Self parking (which I took) is $8 and valet is $19.
I have stayed at the Sheraton Fallsview and would recommend this one in a heartbeat over the other one. Also, this hotel is right at the base of the strip by Ripley's etc...
I was legitimately targeted for a Gold after 4 stays + 50k bonus Hilton Promotion by Air Canada. I had thought about squeezing a Hampton Inn stay for $45CDN but this just reminds me why I choose Starwood. I have 38 stays and 43 nights already so didn't need this stay but glad I did
Starwood, the 500 point Plat amenity played into my initial decession to choose Sheraton so you know
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Oh yeah, I was there on the same C$69 rate on Sun. Nov.16 . Night 5 of my V05 promo. I'm Gold & was upgraded to Room 2260 with "Whirlpool" which turned out 2B Jacuzzi holes in an otherwise-ordinary bathtub. I was told that the booking rate of such a room is C$329, but only summer honeymooners actually pay that rate.
BTW, this hotel is a Cat. 2 ! Remember that if you come back on a summer weekend when they want rack rate!
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This is a great hotel for upgrades - I've never been disappointed staying there. They've been running the $69/night midweek rates during winter for at least 2 years now, so I'm glad to hear the rates are back!
Cattle, did your suite have an upstairs loft and remote control curtains? I'm curious if it was the same one I had earlier this year.
Location: Portland OR Double Emerald (QF and AA), DL PM/MM, Starwood Plat
Wonderful view of the falls from this hotel (much better than from the Sheraton Fallsview). They do try hard to please. While the room is not luxurious it is big and the heart-shaped jacuzzi tub with picture window views of the falls is nice. The shower is not the Westin Heavenly shower but better (though lacking water pressure). Great value at the winter rate. The Fallsview has nicer corner suites (bigger and better furniture) plus offers breakfast vouchers for Plats (and free parking in the winter), but the Sheraton on the Falls is much better location and has that view ....
I agree - This is a GREAT hotel. I stayed here about 2 years ago in April and got a $59CAD rate and upgraded using points (1500/night, I think - before I had any status!) If I recall correctly, it was a Fallsview room and we had a really great room - high floor with a gas fireplace. I was a little disappointed when we checked into our room because there were some body hairs from a previous guest all over the bathroom (looks like someone did some trimming and it wasn't cleaned up all the way!), but when I complained, they took care of it and gave us a different room (didn't get the double upgrade) and a letter that will give 50% off the rack rate for 1 night on a space available basis (whoop-dee-do...). Overall it was a good stay and it was awesome sleeping with the door open and having the mist come into the room.
Once in a while you get shown the light in the strangest of faces if you look at them right.
I just wanted to throw in my $0.02 on this. Just completed a 3-room 3-night stay with 2 award rooms and one paid. I sent in a fax ahead of time asking for some special requests on room assignment (as in: I reserved a smoking 2 queens but asked for a non-smoking king instead; rooms near each other, etc). Even though this was a holiday weekend and the hotel was completely sold out, they managed to accomodate ALL of my requests and they upgraded all 3 rooms to falls view, even though only one was confirmed for that and the others were the "no view" rooms.
Absolutely awesome views of the falls from the rooms and from the restaurant.
The only downer is the location of the parking garage. But hey, who needs a car there anyway? You can walk to most of the things you want to do.
Location: Portland OR Double Emerald (QF and AA), DL PM/MM, Starwood Plat
The suite isn't anything special in terms of decor. Just large, maybe 500 square feet, with a sofa in front of the fake fireplace and panoramic windows with the great view of the falls. Heart shaped jacuzzi in the bath is nice, but it is plastic (not marble). Doubt anyone would take pictures of the room, it would look tatty compared to the view. The Fallsview has nicer furniture (and bigger room) but less of a view despite its name.