My girlfriend and I were looking for a little getaway from home for the Valentine's Day weekend and chose to take a shot for lack of a better phrase with the newest hotel on the American side of the falls. We were worried about the bridge traffic for the holiday weekend (and we were right, it was busy!), and i prefer not to be in the same building as the casino. A friend recommended The Giacomo after attending the grand opening and we thought a boutique hotel at that price ($250.00 for a King Jacuzzi something or other room) was a ridiculous value for that weekend. Where we had stayed in the Falls side or Niagara on the Lake was much higher! Good size room for boutique style, huge bathroom, well appointed with jacuzzi and steam shower. The icing on the cake was the comfort of the bed...wow. we will be back again. more importantly, it is good to know we have something nice developing on the American side of the falls...good stuff.