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Embassy Suites Niagara Falls - Fallsview {CAN}

Old Aug 28, 2006, 10:54 am
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Originally Posted by blackjack-21
Glad you had a good stay.

Did your room give you a good view of the falls, and how high a floor did you get upgraded?

bj-21.
We were on the 36th floor, view facing both Canadian and NY falls. We did book this view, but were upgraded from 15th floor to 36.

Other reviewers note that even on the lower floors, the views are great.
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Old Aug 28, 2006, 4:41 pm
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I was there Friday night - 2 rooms booked as Cat 3 awards (prior to June 1) - very busy night. They said it was sold out and I got stuck with city rooms.

The manager reception meal and breakfast were both fine - but much larger seating areas than in any ES I've ever stayed. Selection and foods were good.

The large rooms were full of families. I agree with whomever stated ES-Niagara isn't as well suited for single business travelers. Rooms are nice - I really like having a seating area and separate bedroom area.

Valet takes 10-15 minutes.

Easy access to the falls via incline railway - didn't need the car!

Don't get there between 9 and 10 on a Sat morning and expect to be seated right away
Actually the buffet is advertised as running 7-9am only. Though they were seating families just after 9am - that is actually an easy time to get in. I went around 8:30am - that is definitely a peak time on a weekend day...
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Old Aug 28, 2006, 6:21 pm
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Originally Posted by uastarflyer
I was there Friday night - 2 rooms booked as Cat 3 awards (prior to June 1) - very busy night. They said it was sold out and I got stuck with city rooms.

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Actually the buffet is advertised as running 7-9am only. Though they were seating families just after 9am - that is actually an easy time to get in. I went around 8:30am - that is definitely a peak time on a weekend day...
Your post makes me glad I didn't book a reward stay. We were on a family trip, and the view was important. Glad I followed the "book the lowest cat you'd be happy with" and paid.

As to the buffet, at least on Sunday morning, they divide it into 2 shifts. We were told it was between 9:30 and 11:30, which kinda shocked me. So I went down at 8 to see if I could get coffee, and sure enough, it was running. Hostess told me they give different times to spread the load.

But clearly, one can go at any time between 7 and 11 (check, could be earlier and or later, front desk will tell you the "true story").
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Old Aug 29, 2006, 8:39 am
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Originally Posted by TrinaLC
Trip report, Aug 2007
A trip report from the future. Is this a FlyerTalk first?
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Old Aug 29, 2006, 5:07 pm
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Originally Posted by Cheap Elite
A trip report from the future. Is this a FlyerTalk first?
LOL, meant to correct that! :P
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Old Sep 6, 2006, 1:29 pm
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Trip Report Niagara Embassy 9/1/06-9/4/06

Flew BWI - BUF and then drove a rental to Niagara. Reserved (paid stay, not award) a fallsview room on floors 10-15. Upgraded (I'm a gold, didn't have to ask) to 41st floor (42 is the top), excellent view of the Canadian falls, nada on the American. Checkin was a breeze (darn, I missed out on the kiosk checkin bonus, didn't notice it until later). Breakfast buffet was crowded, but we never had to wait for a table. Selection was good, I love a made to order omelette. The hot tubs and pool were nice with ample towels (if you call them towels...I think in other countries they are called washcloths ). The fireworks were cancelled on Friday night thanks to the excessive winds of Ernesto, but we did get to see them on Sunday night. They are centered more toward the American falls. Ate one of our dinners at The Keg (9th floor in the Embassy). Very good meal and excellent views. As with every other restaurant in the area, the prices are high. The best conversion rate I found was 1.00 US to 1.10 Canadian in the souvenier store in the Embassy on the main floor. Parked at the casino and had to show the "Players Advantage Club" card from the casino to exit for free. Very nice trip. Thinking about going back in the middle of winter to see everything in a frozen state.
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Old Nov 15, 2006, 1:23 am
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99 -- Niagara Falls Suite Package for 2 breakfast and 50cad certificate

Good deal found on another website .

Here is the link http://hotels.travelzoo.com/international-hotels/265414
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Old Nov 15, 2006, 3:41 pm
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Thanks, was thinking of a gift for my mom (75) and this will be it! Decided on 2 nights, early January, while the Winter Fesitval of Lights is still on (added bonus will be Fireworks over the Falls!) Hoping for no Buffalo snowstorm to have to drive through, coming from Cleveland! She'll enjoy the getaway

Reviews seem to be mixed. Canada *is* expensive...

I don't think the TGIFriday's there will take the GoldPoints card, does anyone know for a fact?
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Old Nov 15, 2006, 3:57 pm
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Originally Posted by SharonLPK
Reviews seem to be mixed. Canada *is* expensive...
I don't think that Canada is expensive as a whole (even with their dollar stronger than before), but Niagara Falls is ludicrously expensive. (It's the only place I've ever seen where a latte at Starbucks pushes $10.)

That being said, this is probably a good deal for Niagara Falls for this time of year; however, I found this hotel to be extremely overrated and not nearly as good as I thought it would be, based upon the reviews posted here. Then again, I also went in the summer (on a day that the hotel was nearly full), so that might have had something to do with it.

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Old Nov 15, 2006, 8:03 pm
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NF is great however, the area around the falls is a total tourist trap. While I don't recall a Starbucks latte hitting $10, the Denny's and the TGI Friday's are OUTRAGEOUSLY expensive. Denny's standard breakfast was $15CAD (not including coffee) and TGI Fridays - their large bar drinks were $15CAD and meals ranged upwards of $40CAD (for one person only). Big difference from the TGI Friday's in the US. And I doubt they would take the Goldpointsplus card given these are not your standard TGI Fridays (menu was smaller than US locations). FWIW, the Denny's in the "non-tourist" zone, i.e. Lundy's Lane, sold the same breakfast for $6.95 or something and was advertised as "cheapest Denny's in NF". If you're going to stay here, I would highly, HIGHLY recommend the Keg as opposed to the Friday's, prices are comparable to other Keg locations in Canada, the food is excellent as are the views from the restaurant.
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Old Nov 15, 2006, 8:11 pm
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How do I use the Hilton best rate gaurantee to match this!? I want myhilton points!~
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Old Nov 15, 2006, 9:25 pm
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agree how do I get my triple base points on this. Been to NF and it is an nice location
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Old Nov 16, 2006, 6:52 am
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It's been nice reading the suggestions! I've been to NF many times, but NEVER in the winter so I am thinking we might not be too encouraged to stroll around lol! Plus, I've never stayed in a property here with valet-only parking, what is standard for tipping upon arrival, departure, if we decide to get the car during our trip and drive somewhere, etc.? I appreciate the information about the Keg restaurant, does anyone know if that franchise is connected with any buy-ahead shopping portals?

I figure with the two breakfasts covered since this is an ES, and then the dinner cert for the Keg, our additional costs will probably be minimal.. Unless I visit the casino for a bit..>!
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Old Nov 17, 2006, 6:28 am
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I was in NF Nov 6-8. Very few people. However,the prices for foof are still bad in off-season. The rates for the hotels can be nice though ($80 Can./night at the Hilton)
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Old Nov 17, 2006, 6:57 am
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Special Offer from Embassy Suites Niagara Falls:
$99 -- Niagara Falls Suite Package for 2, w/Meals
We're sorry, this special has either sold out due to huge demand or may no longer be available at the originally advertised price, terms and conditions.
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