I can't give this less than a very good rating. It's a quirky place, which is what you expect from a small establishment. I went to the lobby in the morning and the lobby and entrance room had been decorated from ceiling to floor for Christmas. When I remarked at the incredible transformation, the front desk man laughed and said, "Well the day staff have a lot of time on their hands."
• The 'free' breakfast during the week at this time of year is handled quite well by the Holiday Day inn restaurant, Coco's. Very filling. Choice of eggs and bacon or sausages + toast, juice and coffee OR cereal and toast, juice and coffee. Bacon came extra crispy. I lost count of how many strips. OMG!
• The weekend breakfast is buffet within the hotel. Pretty institutional offering, particularly in the hot food selection. Eggs and sausages. Pass on the eggs. Could be powdered eggs. Texas sized toast was good. Croissants, muffins, pastries, all small portions and lacking in quality and freshness. Reasonable choice of cereals, including instant oatmeal. Coffee, tea and juices. Now If they just added waffle irons, I think customers would go cRaZy! lol. The breakfast room itself needs a television or something to create atmosphere as the room is pretty stark.
• I was there during the Niagara Falls Crashed Ice show presented by Red Bull; this hotel being the closest to the venue. Pretty exciting stuff, especially since you can walk to the start line within 3 min. If you're looking for a hotel during Red Bull Crashed Ice, avoid Victoria Ave. and Clifton Hill area as the road is blocked off for a street party which would pretty well put the idea of getting sleep in your hotel room out of the question.
• About 9:00 pm the most tremendous explosions I've heard occurred for about 10 min. straight. Apparently fireworks and not an invasion from the U.S. This is part of the fireworks and illumination festival from Nov. to end of January. Wish I had seen them as well as felt them. Again, this hotel is a mere walk down the street to the Canadian falls, although the walk to the edge is still a good 15 min. walk.
• Woken up at 2:00 am by music. It was playing over the outdoor patio at the Holiday Inn restaurant next door. Pretty silly considering it was freezing outside and there was obviously to be no clientele in that temperature and at the time.
• I was in a Tower Room, King bed, balcony. .The room is about 2/3 size of the Howard Johnson hotel on Vic. which is alright considering I paid 2/3 what I paid at Howard Johnson. Nice flat screen television. Firm mattress. Nice duvet. In room through the wall self adjust air conditioner/heater. Bathroom amenities and hair dryer.
• 24 hour mini mart at corner of Murray and Fallsview; just up the street.
• Plenty of restaurant choices within walking distance. I ate at Appleby's which charge 1/3 more for entrees than what you find in the U.S. There's a food court in the Fallsview Casino complex with an all night Tim Horton's.
• 3rd floor has a walkway that connects to the pool on the other side of the parking lot. Hallways i...
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Our breakfast restaurant has a 52" TV in it so I'm not quite if you did not notice or the volume was turned down low for our over patrons.
We have fireworks every Friday and Sunday during the summer season and every Friday night during the winter festival of lights.
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