Summer goes by so quickly that it’s advantageous to enjoy a few getaways to make the most of the short season. I recently enjoyed a two-nights’ stay at the Courtyard Marriott Niagara Falls at 5950 Victoria Avenue in Niagara Falls, Canada.
We booked a room with two Queen beds, which cost us $127 CDN plus HST per night. Our spacious room featured a desk with a pull-out laptop table and ergonomic desk chair, numerous electrical outlets, an HD TV, a lounge chair and footstool, a mini-fridge and a safe. Wi-Fi access, which was included, was reliable.
Everything about the Queen beds was amazingly comfortable, including the pillow-top mattresses, luxurious cotton bedspreads and five memory foam pillows. I have never slept in a more comfortable bed.
Our room faced the Falls, which meant we had a view of the Skylon Tower, Fallsview Casino and other hotels near the Falls.
Because we stayed during a Sunday evening, we were able to watch the fireworks at the Falls from our third floor hotel room. This was a delightful bonus. If you are planning to see fireworks, they are on display at the Falls on Friday nights, Sunday nights and holiday nights until September 7, 2015.
Our only real issue with our hotel room was the very loud noise from the jacuzzi in the room beside us. The noise kept us awake, but fortunately, it lasted only about 15 minutes.
The Courtyard Marriott Niagara Falls’ amenities include a heated outdoor swimming pool, an indoor pool, a whirlpool, sauna, fitness centre, arcade and business centre. The heated outdoor pool was at least 30C, which was a little warm for swimming on our first day when the air was 29C, but when the air temperature dropped to 26C on our second day, the balmy temperature of the outdoor pool allowed for comfortable swimming. One drawback was the outdoor pool area has sun exposure only to about 3:30 p.m.
As you walk indoors from the outdoor pool area, you encounter an indoor swimming pool, whirlpool and sauna. (This is also where you find stacks of complimentary pool towels.) The temperature of the indoor pool was cooler than the outdoor pool so it provided for a refreshing swim. The whirlpool is a good size and fits 6-7 people.
The lobby decor is fun, casual and funky, with open spaces for groups or families to hang out and an HD TV. Complimentary copies of The Globe and Mail were available in the lobby and there was a self-serve (pay by coin) market stocked with pop, potato chips and chocolate bars for late night cravings.
The Courtyard Marriott Niagara Falls has an adjoining Keg Steakhouse, although we chose not to eat there. We did receive a 20% off coupon for The Keg upon registering for our room.
We were very pleased with our experience at the Courtyard Marriott Niagara Falls. Located on Victoria Street, the hotel is within walking distance of Clifton Hill, Fallsview Casino and downtown Niagara Falls restaurants. If you don’t want to pay the high nightly rates of hotel rooms that have a view of the Falls, then you might want to consider the Courtyard Marriott Niagara Falls as a good, mid-priced hotel option.
Courtyard Marriott Niagara Falls, 5950 Victoria Avenue, Niagara Falls, Canada, 1-800-771-1123