Niagara Falls Journals

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A September 2006 trip to Niagara Falls by lharri

Marriott Niagara Falls Fallsview Hotel & Spa Photo, Niagara Falls, Ontario More Photos
Quote: I wanted to do something special on this special anniversary. What could be more special than a natural wonder shared by two countries.

Negative Ions and Romance

Overview

Maid In Between Photo, Niagara Falls, New York
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I was getting a little nervous as it was our 30th anniversary trip and my husband, Tom, forgot that he needed a birth certificate and could not find his a few days before we were to leave. I thought I had taken care of that by arranging to pick it up in Bennington, VT, on our way to Ontario over the holiday weekend, but the clerk forgot to leave it for us. I had been told that the checkpoint back into the USA was getting stricter and requiring official long form birth certificates rather than just a license or picture ID. The notes on the Marriott site saying that in January passports would be required seemed to back that up. However it was our anniversary and we decided to chance it anyway. I am real...Read More

Marriott Niagara Falls Fallsview Hotel & Spa

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Hotel | "Marriott Niagara Falls Fallsview & Spa"

Marriott Niagara Falls Fallsview Hotel & Spa Photo, Niagara Falls, Ontario
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This Hotel has a lot going for it. It has a spa, fitness, video game room (my favorite), Starbucks on site, a fine restaurant, a busy concierge staff, easy access to attractions, and the best view money can buy. You do have to park offsite and the best way to do that is to pay for valet parking. However, it has a shuttle service that is used by other hotels. It is very good. Runs about every half hour and goes to most of the major attractions. Although we did not have any whirlpools or fireplaces in our room we had the most spectacular view as you can see in the pictures that accompany this review. The two queen beds were very comfortable. The window opens just inches to give you the treat of the s...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 24, 2006

Marriott Niagara Falls Fallsview Hotel & Spa
6740 Fallsview Blvd
Niagara Falls, Ontario L2G3W6
(905) 357-7300

Niagara Fallsview Casino

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Niagara Falls Parkway Photo, Niagara Falls, Ontario
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We did not stay here. We played here both nights of our stay in Niagara Falls, Ontario. We could walk to the casino from the Marriott. It is a beautiful complex. Very impressive. Coming from the Marriott we walked in where the busses dropped off. There is an outdoor garden area here that overlooks the Falls Avenue area. You can see the Falls and Table Rock from here. You enter through a food court. You take the escalators to the main floor. They have plenty of gaming available. There are many slots to choose from as cheap as a penny or 2 or 5 cents and up of course. The house is more than glad to change your USD currency to CAN and back. You must go to the cashier to get Canadian currency to put in th...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 24, 2006

Niagara Fallsview Casino
6380 Fallsview Blvd.
Niagara Falls, Ontario
(888) 3255-788

Niagara Falls Area

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Entrance to Incline Railway Photo, Niagara Falls, Ontario
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If this is not an experience of its own then what is?There are so many little things to see and enjoy without paying for any of the touristy attractions. The Falls Incline Railway (originally named the Horseshoe Falls Incline) for example is the last operating example of what they used to call funiculars. The trip takes under a minute and costs $1 Canadian for adult and .50 for children. It is located at 7400 Portage Road, (Niagara Parks Commission), Niagara Falls, L2E6T2. It is extremely convenient to take this to the Falls area from the big hotels and resorts. It is a ride from the street above to the Table Rock Center below. The facts say that it began ferrying passengers in 1966. The Clifton H...Read More

On Our Way Through Bennington

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View from the Monument Photo, Bennington, Vermont
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Bennington is a great place to shop for crafts and antiques. We drove through Bennington on our way up to, and back from, Niagara Falls. You can read about that in my journal entitled "Passing Through". There are multiple used book stores in town. On the outskirts of town there you will find the Bennington Battle Monument. Also, on the outskirts not far from the monument, is this great place to spend a few hours. It is called Antique Center at CamelotVillage on Route 9 West. There is a multi floor antique coop, with books, glass, china, furniture, toys etc. In the same complex is a large craft shop. Adjacent to the antique coop is a gi...Read More