As far as the hotels go in Niagara Falls, Crowne Plaza was one of the best value hotels we saw. From the same company as Sheraton just next door, it has a level of comfort as well as an element of Falls history, which is a breath of fresh air among this Las Vegas of the Falls! Although the drab décor is nothing much to rave about, the hotel used to be host t the stars like Marilyn Monroe, in its hey-day. Today the hotel retains a charm that the surrounding hotels lack and located right at the bottom of the hill, you get to look out onto the Falls as opposed to the hundreds of hotel towers that have sprung up all around the Niagara Falls area. The hotel hosts an older crowd mainly, although the hotel is suitable for a range of clientele.