Rated 2 out of 5 by WAGSr Great location but needs much improvement
This hotel is in a great location but it is very noisy and things like lights in the room don't work. We checked-in in the evening and no one was in uniform, I couldn't tell who I should speak to or for whom anyone worked. The restaurant is mediocre at best. This hotel is not quite up to SPG standards and needs to try harder
October 8, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Moomus12 Wonderful Stay To Begin Niagara University Alumni Weekend
Have stayed at the Sheraton At The Falls Hotel 14 times since October of 2011. This stay is for Niagara University's annual Alumni Weekend program. The Sheraton At The Falls has always done an outstanding job of taking care of all of my Hospitality needs.
Geoffrey, the Director of Sales, personally inspects my suite before each stay and always makes sure that I am completely satisfied. On this stay, I am in Suite 689, near the corner of the Starwood Preferred Guest level. Dined at lunch in TGI Friday's before checking in and had Hannah doing a great job of serving me a 10 oz sirloin steak.
The Hotel's service is outstanding! Stan is a great Bell Servics professional and Tina is a great Front Office Manager who assisted me with my luggage when Stan was not available.Geoffrey provided me with a very nice in-room amenity and always values my business.
Have always been impressed with the Housekeeping here. The rooms are always spotless, well equipped, and usually ready before the 3 p.m. check-in time.
The Suite 689 features 2 flat screen TV sets, refrigerator, microwave, walk-in closet, new wall coverings, new lamps, new sofas, side chair, desk chair, draperies, art package, and new mirrors in the bathrooms and on the wall at the room entrance.
Servicewise, there is no hotel anywhere that values my repeat business more! Come see for yourself why I have returned to the Sheraton At The Falls as much as I do!
October 9, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by TerriR61 Thank you!
Everything was excellent except for my experience at TGIFriday's. As a single, middle-aged woman who usually travels alone (personally and professionally) I find that I am often either ignored or pitied by young, female servers. This time I was ignored while a table of three men received all the attention in the world from the same server - their drinks were never empty, their empty dishes were whisked away, the check was taken care of in moments. Plus the food was mediocre at best. But the hotel was beautiful and the service there was just lovely.
September 29, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by peffer Good overall
Rooms are large and well outfitted. Bath needed some repairs. Good to have a Starbucks in-house. SPG happy hour very nice.
October 2, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Anne Faulty Equipment - No Service
Checked in at 4:00 ish and went to an event until 7:00 pm, returned ate supper and retired to our room to watch a movie and settle early as we had a very early morning (7:00 am) engagement. The TV was not working, picked up the phone to call the desk - it was not working. Dressed to go to the lobby to report it. Someone arrived, got the TV working and said the problem was with the jack not the phone - same problem to me...
In the middle of the night discovered the toilet was not working and as there was no phone working could not report the problem - dressed to use lobby facilities (did not report problem until morning as I did not want to disturb my daughter who was competing at 7:00 am).
Reported toilet problem at 7:00 said we would be back around 9:00 - still not repaired - lobby facilities again. Decided to check out and have breakfast elsewhere.
Upon check out was not able to find anyone with any authority to whom I could address the problems. And of course was required to pay for this inconvenience... Very frustrating visit!
May 14, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Bob18 No falls view
Not near the falls, 5-10 min walk. NO view, but a standard business Sheraton with resort prices. Booked a suite and then was told they didnt have one available, and on other occasions was told by SPG that suites were available for upgrade but was not upgraded. Breakfast is sub par, although free to Platinum (only drank the coffee). Close to American Casino, and park. Parking has minimal charge in public lot connected to hotel.
April 12, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by Jellbel57 Great but
We have stayed at this hotel for years for a conference, usually no major problems but from talking with other guests, the major issue seems to be the keys. Many did not work or were flawed. The staff was responsive but more then one room issue would seem to need addressing by the management. Once they update their key system, I would again rate this experience much higher.
September 29, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by HungryOne So Sad
When I ordered breakfast to be delivered to the room , I guess that I forgot to ask for it to be hot. The entire meal arrived 30 minutes late and was inedible. The reply from the front desk was " that's too bad". Will stay away from this place in the future.
November 4, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by purdy4 needs to upgrade
when you go there with your spouse for alone time and there's kids running all over the hall way and had to be report several times its not relaxing at all. was told what do you expect its a hockey league .. that lady was so rude .
November 5, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by cober6711 Poor excuse for a Sheraton
I stayed here because I wanted to try this hotel, seeing as it just converted to a Sheraton.
Although this hotel clearly has potential, I was not impressed.
First of all, there was zero (and I mean ZERO) SPG Gold elite recognition from what I could see.
The 5th floor (SPG floor) appeared to mostly be occupied by tour groups. These groups clearly belong on other floors.
No free bottled water in the room, unlike virtually every other SPG property I visit. No fitted sheets as advertised, meaning you could easily wake up on top of a bare mattress.
But what really took the cake was the fact that while I was out (with an authorized 4pm checkout and the Do Not Disturb sign up) SOMEONE decided to barge into the room, cleaned the room and removed most of my belongings. Not acceptable by any means whatsoever. I only found this out after finding myself locked out of the room.
If you are looking for a 'good' Niagara Falls experience with proper SPG Elite recognition, go to the Sheraton On the Falls across the border.
October 24, 2011
Rated 1 out of 5 by Basheer Theft beware !
Beware ! Their housekeeping staffs are thieves and the management is full of crooks.
Here is an incident that happened to us.
We stayed in the Hotel on 19th and 20th of August. On the morning of 21st, at 9 am , we moved most of our stuff to our car and then went to visit the falls. We left a few items in the room and planned to come back before the check out time , 12 pm and then move the remaining items. When I came back to the hotel room at 11:45 am, all my remaining items were moved and them room was cleaned and made up for the next person! We never informed them that we were going to check out, so it was still under our name and they had no right to move our belongings. Also we declined room service , so they should never have entered our room.
I waited in the queue for half an hour (they are highly understaffed in peak seasons, so expect long wait times in queue to check in/out), and informed the staff about the issue. The lady at the counter took the issue as a funny incident (and never thought of apologizing the mistake on their side). She told me the housekeeping staff thought we have already checked out (how can they 'think' so) and moved our items to lost and found. She said she is getting the items from lost and found and then asked me to wait. I waited another half an hour and my items were still not there. I then said I will come back in the evening and collect them.
In the evening I was told that they don't have my items and was asked to talk to the manager. Another long wait for the manager , Serena , to arrive and she told me she is going to check the security logs and see if someone else entered our room. I told her it is very clear that it is their on staff who entered because no one else could have cleaned up my room and refreshed the items in the room (new bottles of water, new soaps and shampoos , etc), but she still checked and told me that there is no log of anyone else entering my room. (Clearly , a big lie to protect their staff). I had drunk from one of the bottles of water at 11:45 am, because my own water bottle which was there in the room was taken away and I was thirsty at that time. I showed Serena their water bottle that was half drunk which was a clear evidence that the housekeeping entered my room while it was still under my name (otherwise , I would never have been able to enter the room again and drink from it)
Serena wanted me to file the claim with insurance. My insurance would not pay me because the cost of the items lost was less than the deductible. I wanted the hotel to compensate for the cost of my items lost (it was not just about them items that I lost, I lost 3 hours of my costly vacation and my peace of mind, but I just wanted them to compensate for the material loss). Serena said she would not do that and said go ahead when I said I am going to post a negative review about their hotel. So here I am.
I never had this kind of experience any time before. I have stayed in both high starred and low starred hotels, but never. These guys are real crooks. Please stay away from them. I know a negative review from my side can not do much to their business, but anyway I really wish their business bites the dust.
Stay away from this hotel! Personally I am am scared of the name Sheraton now. No more business from my side for any kind of business from Sheratorn
September 28, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by JoyJoy13 Horrible from beginning to end
Room smelled of smoke, second room was dirty, heat would not shut off, my bottles of water were not there, hot water did not work for the morning shower, only one towel and the hand towel was covered in someone else's toothpaste. When I went to kindly explain the hot water situation I was given a sheepish but insincere "I'm sorry" and blamed it on us being on the end of the building. I heard tons of people complaining about no hot water in the lobby- yet nothing was offered. No complimentary coffee - not even and offer to waive my parking fee.
February 17, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by StaysALot Dirty and overpriced
At checkin, no recognition of status at all. Resort fee is added to rate. What does it get you? I got 2 bottles of water in my room. One of them had been opened and a few sips were missing. Disgusting. I woke in middle of night with raging sinus headache. In morning, checked the air conditioner unit. Horribly filthy. Either caked with black dust or mold. I SLEPT next to that! The unit itself had a broken access panel, too. Cleanliness is clearly not a priority. This was our 2nd stay. Our first stay, the roof leaked & dripped on our tv all night. Plop.plop.plop. Guess it's time to find a different american-side hotel.
August 11, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by ppat Great location and great staff
The hotel is in a great location right across from the casino and a few minutes walk to Niagara Falls. We got a great view of the fireworks right from our room. The staff was very welcoming, hospitable and accommodating. They were able to check us in even though we arrived well before the check-in time. Highly recommend this hotel to those with families looking to have fun and relax at the same time in Niagara.
July 7, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by thomasoommen Niagara Trip
I spend the night of Aug 9th at the Sheraton at the falls and I in spite of being a platinum member I found the lounge unattended with no coffee or food. I had an issue with the rate given to me and the manager present in the night agreed to take care of it after I produced emails from SPG but failed to do so and I had to return during check out time to have another manager take care of. Had to wait in line for sometime in spite of being an SPG platinum member. The breakfast was not up to standards and i found a hair in the oat meal and had to bring it to the staffs attention. Overall an unsatisfactory experience.
August 11, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by nor239 This hotel was the worst hotel I every stayed at!!!!
I was very disappointed with the room and club level. The rooms were old and shabby. There was a horrible smell in the hallways and room. Every time we went into the club room there was never any food or coffee. This was the worst hotel I have ever stayed at and I travel a lot. I wanted to leave from the minute I got there.
July 9, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by BizTravel50 Best hotel in Niagara Falls, worst TGIFridays anywhere
The room was very comfortable and quiet. Great night of sleep. The only drawback was the attached TGIFridays restaurant that wasn't very busy but took forever to serve us drinks and dinner. The food was very low quality. Sheraton could run its own restaurant much better than this.
July 7, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by DG1976 Sheraton Quality
Great location and quality that you would expect from a Sheraton chain of hotels. The recognition as a SPG platinum member makes it all the more special. The staff was very helpful and courteous.
The only thing which I hope was better - breakfast items selection in the lounge
September 22, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Todd10034 Platinum member turned away because the staff was afraid of my dog
I arrived at the hotel at 11 pm at night, having made an online reservation because there was no response by phone, after several attempts. (The concierge at the Sheraton in Ontario had the same experience as I did.)
When we arrived, they were very disorganized. Eventually my wife checked us in, but as we were loading our things into the hotel, the receptionist told us that our American Staffordshire Terrier exceeded the apparently randomly-applied 40 pound weight restriction. When we pointed out that another dog in the lobby also clearly exceeded the limit, the supervisor Latrice King told us, "Well, they say that they're a vicious breed." When I asked exactly WHO says that they're a vicious breed, she couldn't say.
Bear in mind, our registered Delta therapy dog (who sits with 1st and 2nd graders as part of a local reading program) was all smiles and tail wags. But nope - he was a vicious killer, according to the canine expert behind the desk.
At any rate, we were turned away at the front desk, at 11pm at night, as Platinum members, after driving all day long & not having been able to make a reservation by phone because they never answered.
We went to the Sheraton Four Points in Niagara Falls, where we had a terrific stay. Less SPG points, less hustle and hassle, less downtown Niagara Falls depressing urban decay, far nicer staff, and a quieter, more pleasant hotel all the way around. Four Points is CLEARLY the better option for an SPG property in Niagara Falls.
Oh - and the Four Points had no issue with our dog whatsoever. Had treats for him behind the desk. He was a hit with the staff and clientele. We even sat with him in the lobby as the staff gave him treats and he greeted the passers-by.
August 14, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Skip14 One of our favorite Sheraton Hotels
Once again my wife and I stayed at Sheraton at the Falls. As usual, our experience was second to none. The assistant front office manager Rania Roach went out of her way to meet all of our needs. We had a minor problem with our key not working but she quickly solved the problem and had maintenance at our door in less than a minute. She always goes out of her way to make us feel comfortable. She is a lady that goes well beyond our expectations and her pleasant personality is something my wife and I have grown to love. We always look forward to seeing her with every visit. If you want a hotel that goes out of their way to meet your every need, this hotel is the place to stay. I STRONGLY recommend this to family and business professionals. The rooms are clean and spacious and the hotel looks spectacular after the recent renovations.
August 26, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Manju The Sheraton At The Falls Far Exceeded My Expectations
The Sheraton At The Falls Hotel facilities, service, and SPG recognition far exceeded my expectations. Room 589, a King Executive Suite on the SPG Club level was spotless and had cabernet wine/ fruit and cheese plate delivered to the room. The check-in on 10/4/11 was very personalized and the staff welcomed my repeat business. The Guest Services staff remembered my needs and preferences from my 10/08 and 10/10 stays and always did their personal best for me. The Jade Room & TGI Friday's had great food and service. A great Mgt lunch on Columbus Day was nice, along with an SPG Club reception daily. The best Hotel stay I have ever had!
November 9, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Moomus12 An Outstanding Stay In Honor Of The Niagara University College of Hospitality and Tourism Management
The Sheraton At The Falls Hotel has served my hospitality needs very well on thirteen different stays since March, 2011.
This particular stay is in honor of their many wonderful staff members that graduated or go to nearby Niagara University, a world-class Hospitality program. Attended a retirement dinner this evening for Dean Gary Praetzel of the Niagara University College of Hospitality and Tourism Management at the Conference and Event Center in Niagara Falls, NY across the street from the Sheraton.
Directors and Managers in Sales such as Monica and Christy and Training such as Jen make staying at the Sheraton a very special experience. Monica, Christy, and Jen graduated from Niagara University, where I graduated from, and they have helped make my stays very special for several years now.
On this stay, I am in King Executive Suite Room 538. Over the past year and a half, this suite has been fully renovated with new drapes, wall coverings, lamps, bathroom and entrance mirrors, new sofa, side chair, art package, carpeting, and other enhancements.
This suite has two television sets, refrigerator, microwave, walk-in closet, table with four chairs, vanity area, sofa, side chair, plenty of lighting, and a living and sleeping area.
TGI Friday's features a plentiful breakfast buffet with pancakes, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, oatmeal, plenty of fresh fruit, biscuits, deli meats, breads, and much more. Alanna, Michelle, and Sam are very caring servers who go out of their way to make the dining experiences there relaxing, caring, and memorable.
Jess in the SPG Lounge on the 6th floor is a wonderful host who has always taken a great interest in not only serving the guests, but showing a sincere interest in them as well. It offers wine, beer, and appetizers nightly and a continental breakfast in the morning.
Geoffrey, the Director of Sales, coordinates my stays here and makes sure that my room is in excellent shape by inspecting it personally before I arrive. He provides a welcoming amenity and dines with me during my stays here.
Cannot beat the location in terms of the Seneca Niagara Casino across the street, a short walk to Niagara Falls State Park, right near a major local bus stop, and Old Falls Street where concert and other events are held (especially during the summer).
The Sheraton At The Falls has a very caring staff, newly renovated rooms, a very nice business center, indoor pool, fitness center, and meeting and banquet space. Also has a Starbucks and Hershey's Sweet Treats shop as well.
Their staff truly cares about my needs here and always exceeds my expectations. The Sheraton sponsors concerts at nearby Artpark and on Old Falls Street, is the official hotel of Niagara University Athletics and Niagara University Alumni Weekend, along with being the official hotel of Artpark.
Come see how caring hospitality can be in Niagara Falls, NY by staying at Sheraton At The Falls, a truly special hotel to me!
August 12, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Manju Never again!
We regret staying in a hotel where we slept on someone else's dirty sheets the first night, while only having throw pillows instead of bed pillows.
We regret staying in a hotel where we only had one facecloth, no hand towel, no bath mat, no bath soap, and no shampoo.
We regret staying in a hotel where on our second day, housekeeping left our room open and unlocked for over four hours.
June 4, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by Frequentraveler Poorly managed and dirty
I stayed at the Sheraton at Niagara Falls for 2 nights in July 2013 as part of a conference. I checked out early and will not stay there again and cannot recommend it to anyone. The front desk help are very nice, but the hotel is badly managed. Based on my experience and those of colleagues, the front desk seems to have little authority to deal with problems. My room was so dirty that I took photos after the first night and showed them to the front desk in the morning. I was going to be out for the day and asked that my room be cleaned. The person at the front desk was appalled at my photos of a seriously dirty shower, smears on the wall, carpet not vacuumed, broken bedside lampshade, dirty coffee area, and broken cookies under the bed. I tried to make hot water for tea in the coffee machine the first morning and it came out as brown sludge because there were old grounds in the water tank. When I returned that evening, I found that the lampshade had been replaced but the rest was unchanged. I checked out the next morning and told the front desk why. Even my bill was messed up- requiring several follow-up calls. I travel a lot- this hotel is crying out for new management. I do not typically write reviews, but felt that it was necessary in this case.
September 10, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Disappointed50 Unthankful Thanksgiving!
We checked out of our hotel last night at 9:30 p.m. due to multiple problems since check-in the day before. We had called before leaving home to request a room not near an elevator, that we would be checking in late, and to discuss the club lounge. Upon check in we were told that the club lounge was sold out and was only for platinum guests and we are only gold. Furthermore, our room was strategically beside an elevator. Upon sharing our disappointment, we were put on a wait list for the next night of our 3 night stay and offered a free breakfast. We were assured the next morning that we would be moved to a comparable room, (fireplace, falls view) and were given a phone call as to this. Upon returning to the hotel later that evening, we found that we had now been downgraded 2 floors, (this did not appear to be a club floor), the room smelled musty/smoky, there was a banquet hall chair for our desk chair, the room was smaller, and we overlooked a ferris wheel. After speaking with the manager at the desk, we were offered dinner at 8:30 at night (we had already eaten) and assured that we would be put on a wait list for a suite for the next night. After already being disappointed twice and trusting the hotel to fix these concerns we were out of patience. We checked out and drove home in the middle of the night. We had requested that our points be reimbursed and are now waiting to see if they get this right. Although we had stayed at this hotel before, we will not be back. Be cautious about using late check-in as you get what is leftover. Service is sub-par at best.
October 7, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by spar112 Needs Help
I arrived at 1130 PM on Saturday night and my room was not ready. Ok, things happen, I work in hotels but you could tell the staff was overly stressed as they just stepped away from the desk and left me standing out front waiting. Not totally debilitating but I was very apprehensive to walk into the room to see what I would find. Housekeeping was definitely rushed and not to a typical standard. Improved by Monday afternoon thru to Wednesday.. then down hill again.
Your staff seems very stressed and without the proper tools or support to handle crisis in the moment.
Everyone tried very hard to be nice. I felt bad for them.
August 30, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Steve0303 Poor service and soiled carpet.
On checkout, I stood and waited while 2-3 staff at the counter was idling, and 1 staff was serving only 1 customer ahead of me. After the 1st customer left, I continued to wait (altogether for 10 minutes) until I said I was checking out and waited for 10 minutes already. Then 1 staff served me, but gave me a bill with an error - a $25 breakfast charge even though I reserved (and was billed) at a rate including breakfast. When I informed the receptionist of the error, she disagreed, but on further protest, took the bill into a room behind the counter. Then I was told to step aside, and I stood there for 15 minutes. After that the first receptionist came out and told me with a cold voice that the bill is now correct. The checkout process took 30 minutes.
I felt this is not how a customer should be treated at a Sheraton hotel. I am more surprised that being a PLATINUM member, this was the kind of treatment I received.
April 12, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by Zahtar What's the Point of being SPG Platinum?
Hotels are a business (was told that the GM); that I get however the nature of the business is hospitality. The reason for a rewards program is to perpetuate loyalty. When a hotel's management does not recognize this everything else (including the location) for me is secondary. This hotel, I found is penny wise& pound foolish. As SPG Platinum, unless they change their ways, I would never recommend it.
July 7, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Skip14 We Love Sheraton AT The Falls Hotel
We once again stayed at this wonderful hotel. The service was second to none and as always we thoroughly enjoyed our experience there. If you have not stayed at this hotel since it was renovated, you are missing out on something special. The lobby is spectacular and the rooms are spacious and well decorated.
We want to say a special thank you to Tina our housekeeper. She was very friendly and went out of her way to make sure everything in our room was beyond our expectations.
Our check in and check out process was great. The staff was friendly, courteous and very efficient. As a gold elite member, they knew everything about us as soon as we gave them our last name at check in. It always feels good to be recognized. We would like to say a special thank you to Rania Roach. Every time we stay at this hotel she remembers us and goes out of her way to do everything she can to make our stay a wonderful experience. We are already looking forward to our next stay.
July 12, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Jim5333 Getting old
The hotel is still ok but is getting older. Carpet in rooms old and a bit dirty. They are trying but age is age time to upgrade!!!!
September 16, 2014