Get Wonderstruck with a Courtyard Marriott Wonder-cation

Our go to place to staycation is Niagara Falls. We go every few weeks throughout the warmer months. And try to go a few times the rest of the year. It is far enough to feel like a getaway yet if needed, it can still be a day trip. But my best memories of Niagara Falls are when we can take it all in and spend the night. Recently I was able to do just that. Three of my children and me went for a fun filled two days in Niagara Falls and spent the night at Courtyard by Marriott.

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Conveniently located on Victoria ave. within walking distance to many attractions, restaurants and Niagara Falls itself this was the perfect place to stay. Great for families or couples this newly renovated hotel has all you need and more. They have an exercise room, an indoor and outdoor pool with Jacuzzi and sauna as well as a game room. They also have the Keg located downstairs beside the lobby, perfect for drinks, grabbing a bite to eat or a buffet style breakfast. 

We arrived earlier in the day and hung out at a few attractions. The Bird Kingdom was just a 5 minute drive away and it was still too early for check in. After we drove up and checked in. Check in was fast and easy. We parked the car in the attached parking area with ease. Lots of parking! This is a big thing in any tourist area. Entry to the building from side doors needs your room key as does entry to the pool and other guest areas. I like this security. 

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We then went up to our room and were in aw. I think the kids would have been happy spending the entire time in the family suite. A living room with patio door, sofa bed and TV as well as sitting area. Then a separate door to the large bedroom with two Queen size beds, another TV, desk, Comfy lounge chair and the bathroom. There was also another large window to look out onto the busy street. We are people watchers so it was fun. plus the view at night of the lights and attractions was amazing. 

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You’ll have plenty of space in this oversized, two-room suite, featuring one room with two Queen size beds. The second room is a living room with sitting area and pullout sofa. This spotless suite features two TVs and standard amenities such as coffee, coffee machine, iron, ironing board, in-room safe, etc. Complimentary WiFi. Sleeps eight people comfortably.

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We had a lot of room for our belongings and to sleep. 

That night we headed out to dinner at the Keg. You can see the Hotels website for package deals that include meal vouchers. Then to another attraction. When we got back it was too early for bed so we headed down to the pool. The pool is open late and was not very busy. Towels and change rooms are available as well. Our evening was wonderful. This tired mamma could not wait to fall asleep. We had leftovers from dinner stored in the in room fridge and DS went down to the lobby to buy some snacks. The next morning we all got ready, had the breakfast buffet at the Keg and headed out. 

street view

Our stay was fabulous from the moment we arrived. Close enough to walk where you would like to go or you can catch the bus just outside (WEGO). 

french onion soup

Each room has its own temperature control. But I did request extra blankets as I seem to get colder than my children. The breakfast buffet downstairs at the Keg was really good. Lots of variety and Little one was free because of her age. This is definitely a place I would and have recommended again. My oldest is heading there soon with her boyfriend for a weekend getaway. If you are planning a visit to Niagara Falls Canada I suggest you check it out. Also be sure to check out the packages they offer as they have many discounts and extras. 

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Traveling with teens and a 5 year old we are often stuck trying to make everyone happy. We had no problem keeping busy, entertained and having fun while staying at the Courtyard Marriott Niagara Falls.  It was great to have the separate room as well. This way there was privacy when needed and the little one could sleep while the others watched TV. 

I have to show you the nachos my son ordered. They were the biggest plate of nachos I have ever seen. Full of chicken and cheese. Plus I loved how the guacamole and salsa came served in a shell. 


Heading to Niagara Falls? Check out the Courtyard Marriott for accommodation details and packages that will fit your needs.  Connect on Twitter @Courtyard_NF and Facebook for updates and promotions. 

Have you had the pleasure of staying at the Courtyard Marriott in Niagara Falls?


  1. That food looks soooo good! I love staying in hotels with my kids, we go frequently on hockey tournaments … the kids love it, too. Especially if there's a pool.

  2. (And really, what hotels are built without them these days … it's the first question my kids ask!)

  3. Sounds like you had the perfect little vacation with your kids!! I've never been to Niagara Falls before! I know I know.. I must be the only person who hasn't been. HOWEVER we are planning on going this year! I'll make sure to check out Courtyard by Marriott (it looks sooooo nice!!). Thanks for sharing!
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  4. it's always fun to have a quick getaway, Niagara Falls is so fun because there is so much to do there! This looks like a great location!
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  5. Great review!! It sounds like an exciting adventure!! The view from your room is stunning!!! I love the Marriott! They are an amazing chain!
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  6. Wow Kim! What a nice hotel with so much space! Since we have two teenagers too, it is so nice to have that extra space to spread out. I love the Marriot properties….they usually offer great 'home away from homes' to stay in! We have never been to Niagara Falls as a family and we would really like to get there one day! And having a Keg so close…how convenient is that? The Keg is my hubby's favourite restaurant! Looks like your family had an amazing little vacation!

  7. massholemommy says

    I've actually stayed at a Courtyard before and it was SO nice. I would definitley stay at one again!

  8. toughcookiemommy says

    This looks like a great place to stay in Niagara Falls. We have been wanting to plan a family vacation there for a long time.
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  9. I love Courtyards by Marriott. The rooms are so comfortable.

  10. We are headed to the Courtyard soon, now I'm a little extra excited. It sounds fabulous!
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  11. The french onion soup looks delicious. We always enjoy visiting Niagara falls. I will keep the Courtyard Marriot in mind for our next trip.
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  12. cynthial1956 says

    Marriott is my favorite chain of hotels! This room looks great and I get you had a great time!

  13. ladymarielle says

    Impressive. I don't think I've seen hotel with so much good food before lol I will be sure to check out this place since we do plan to go to Niagara falls sometimes soon (we live in Montreal).
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  14. Hard to believe, but I've never been to Niagara Falls and I am about 4 -5 hours away over here in MA. The Courtyard by Marriott looks like a wonderful place to stay. I would love the nachos and guac. too!

  15. Great post. The courtyard in Niagara Falls is a wonderful hotel, with large rooms and close proximity to attractions at Clifton Hill and over by the Fallsview Blvd. area.

  16. Helene Bludman says

    Marriotts are our number one choice for hotel when we travel. We are always happy with the accommodations and customer service.

  17. What a beautiful place, I might have to try staying there the next time I head to Niagra Falls
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  18. We love staying at the Marriotts! Niagara Falls would be a trek for us ( in Texas) but this is good information for the bucket list trip! Thanks for such a great review.

  19. Looks like a great place to stay! If I am ever near Niagara Falls I will be staying here.

  20. I have always wanted to go to Niagara Falls. We were almost there once but ran out of time and had to get back to NYC . This Courtyard looks like a wonderful place to say and the food looks fantastic.
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  21. I love the Courtyard and havent been there for awhile. The rooms are so pretty!
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  22. Sounds like a lot of fun. Lucky you live close enough to the falls to go often.
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  23. I have never stayed at a Courtyard hotel. I’m glad you enjoyed your stay. Everything looks amazing!

  24. Jennifer Williams says

    I love the Courtyard Marriot they are always clean and I always felt safe there when I had to travel alone with my kids. That food looks amazing, I would love to go to this one as I have never been to that area.
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  25. Looks like you had a great time! We stayed at a Courtyard Marriott in Maryland for my brother's wedding, it was fantastic.
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  26. I've stayed at Courtyards many times and they really are nice. That looks like a great one. (Plus it has TGI Friday's next door.) 🙂
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  27. The New Classy says

    That french onion soup looks amazing! I am not sure that I have stayed with this brand of hotels before. I will have to check them out!

  28. casavilorainteriors says

    I'll keep this hotel in mind. I have been wanting to visit Niagara Falls

  29. That French Onion Soup is looking pretty fabulous. Marriott is a great hotel to stay in.

  30. Ashley Gill says

    I want to go to Niagra Falls so bad! This looks like the perfect place to stay while there. Thanks!

  31. Thoughts from Her says

    I have never been to Niagara Falls, but would love to one day! The Courtyard looks like a great place for families to stay.

  32. Toni Patton says

    I love the Marriott brand. Their hotels are always so nice.
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  33. Wow! This looks really nice – I am guessing that this is on the Canadian side? We went last summer and I was so disappointed with the New York side. 🙁 The falls were great though! We had so much fun!
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  34. Aisha Kristine Chong says

    Seems like a truly nice place to be!

  35. Lean Lacaba says

    Sounds like the perfect cozy place to enjoy a bit of R&R! The food look superb too!

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