To make the trip extra special we chose the Embassy Suites as they are well known for their incredible views of the Falls.
Their website offers quite a few categories of rooms, but we settled on the Canadian Fallsview 2 Queen bedroom with a jacuzzi and pull-out couch.
Parking at the hotel is $70 for valet and $35 for off-site parking. We found a parking lot kitty-corner to the hotel that offered us an overnight rate of $40. The walk back was less than 2 minutes so we opted for this option.
Check-in at 12:30 pm with quite fast and our room was ready immediately.
We were placed in room 1916, which is just a quick trip from the lobby.
When you enter the room there is a living room with a couch, desk, and television. My oldest son claimed this space immediately. This room can be closed off from the rest of the room if you have older kids who would like privacy, which he loved.
There is a hallway that leads to a well-appointed bathroom. Featuring a jacuzzi, single sink, toilet room, and shower, the kids laughed at the window that opened from the jacuzzi to the main room. We joked it was so you could watch TV.
Outside of the main room, there is a second sink – which was very convenient when we were getting ready in the morning – and a wet bar area with a fridge, microwave, coffee maker, and sink.
The main room has a large dresser, 42″ television, closet, and two queen beds. Altogether the room is incredibly spacious and perfect for a family of 4-6.
The star of the show, however, was the view. From our room, we had a perfect view of the Canadian Horseshoe Falls. It was so good. This room was a splurge for us so I was really excited when I saw the view.
If you are planning to visit soon it’s worth mentioning that the hotel pool is not open as it is being renovated. We found this out after dinner when the kids were excited to go swimming. Thankfully they accepted the jacuzzi as an acceptable substitute.
As a nice bonus, the room came with 4 tokens for the vending machines. My husband and son did have to visit different floors to find a machine that didn’t eat the coins without giving them a drink. When they asked the front desk, the gentleman noted the machines were fussy.
Another draw for this hotel is the Keg restaurant, which is located on the 9th floor. We were celebrating my dad’s birthday so we made reservations there for dinner.
This was, unfortunately, a miss for us. If you are a regular Keg Steakhouse customer you will notice the prices at the Fallsview location are significantly higher than your neighborhood location. We knew this but hoped the service would match the prices and it didn’t. Our sides were dry and overcooked and we sat with dirty dishes at our table for 30 minutes after our meals were completed. Even though we gushed about it being my dad’s birthday that day and my son and husband’s birthday the week before when we arrived the waitress didn’t offer the Billy Miner pie that is a birthday staple at the chain. If we visit the area again for a weekend we won’t likely book this location. There are quite a few steakhouses in the area like Ruth Chris Steakhouse just down the street, and a Canyon Creek restaurant in the Casino.
If you are staying at the hotel and are hoping to have a better view of the Falls from the restaurant, it was very similar to the view we had in our room 10 floors above. If you are visiting the area and would like a nice view for dinner – it is definitely one of the best in the area.
Overall we had a great stay. Having a birds-eye view of the falls at all times of the day was a treat for the kids. They enjoyed sitting in the window watching the light show and even when it was time to sleep I could see it glowing from my pillow.