Saturday, July 03, 2021

Spectacular view from Tower Hotel in Niagara Falls

It was time to return to Niagara Falls, due to covid we haven't stayed in the city, just passed through several times as it went from a world wide tourist destination to ghost town. One place we hadn't gone to was the old Minolta Tower, now known as the Tower Hotel. The elevated concrete tower is on the escarpment just above the Horseshoe Falls offering the best views of both the Canadian and American waterfalls along with the Niagara River.

Looking up towards the hotel from the falls

We arrived in the evening and after unloading our bags in the hotel falls view Tower King room on the 28th floor. The windows are almost floor to ceiling and room wide, perfect for views of the falls at sunset or at night as the flood lights illuminate the falling waters in a variety of colours. The room was nice and included a fridge and available highspeed internet wifi. Parking was an additional $25 and you parked in the adjacent Embassy Suites parking structure. Some of the downside items were no USB hubs in the room and you couldn't turn the temperature down below 67 degrees Fahrenheit or 19 degrees Celsius. Room rates of around $140 are inflated by the extensive list of fees and taxes that amount to about $60 (typical for Niagara Falls hotels and the fees hit your restaurant bills as well) - and don't forget the parking fee. However I must again state that the view is amazing and worth the cost.

The Floral Showhouse

We took in the TGI Fridays restaurant patio located in the Embassy Suites entrance, right beside the Keg Restaurant patio and then headed out for a nice walk around the Canadian falls and over to the Floral Showhouse along the Niagara Parkway. Coming back we watched the floodlights from the walkway adjacent to the river as the lights flashed over the waterfalls, in blue, red and occasional in the Pride colours.

 See more of the hotel after the jump.

Looking down on the Falls Welcome Centre and Journey Behind the Falls as well as the incline railway

The view is amazing

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