Annual hotel-stay event marks 10th anniversary
NIAGARA FALLS – It’s the 10th anniversary for Sleep Cheap Charities Reap, when locals can book hotel rooms in the city at reduced rates to benefit Niagara charities.
The brainchild of Mayor Jim Diodati, the event was intended as a way for the community to make a committment to local charities, but have fun while doing so. During the last nine years, $1,185,000 has been raised for local charities.
“Participation on both the hoteliers and community’s part has been overwhelming, and the financial support Sleep Cheap has provided to local charities invaluable,” said Diodati.
Reservation desks at many hotels and attractions will be open Tuesday, Oct. 15 at 7 a.m. Minimum donations for rooms remain the same as last year: $35 per night for a standard room, $45 for a Fallsview room, $65 for a whirlpool room, and $85 for a room with access to a waterpark.
To mark the 10th anniversary, special draws will take place:
* Via Rail passes for two people and two-night accommodations in Quebec City
* Fantasy Night for four people on Clifton Hill, including dinner at the Rainforest Café
* Four passes to Greg Frewin’s dinner and show “It’s Magic!”
* A two-night stay at a Sleep Cheap hotel of your choice during Sleep Cheap 2014
Winners must present proof of their stay at one of the hotels during this year’s event to receive their prize.
This year, the event takes place over five nights: Sunday, Nov. 10 through Thursday, Nov. 14.
Many of Niagara’s finest hotels are offering rooms to the region’s residents, but this year’s event includes some extra features:
* Attend the Nov. 13 8 p.m. performance of “Imagine,” Greg Frewin’s Las Vegas-style Magical Review for $27 (taxes and fees included) for all ages, with half the proceeds going to Sleep Cheap charities. Limited tickets are available.
* A toonie to the top of the Skylon Tower during Sleep Cheap for adults, and a loonie for children ages 12 and younger.
* Cheap Skate for a loonie per person (minimum donation) on Friday, Nov. 15, enjoy a family skate from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Gale Centre Arena.
The list of participating hotels and attractions is as follows:
Americana Resort & Spa – Waterpark 8444 Lundy’s Lane 1-800-263-3508 To book rooms go to our website www.sleepcheapamericana.com
Comfort Inn Clifton Hill 4960 Clifton Hill 905-358-3295 ext. 2055
Courtyard by Marriott 5950 Victoria Avenue 1-800-771-1123 To book rooms go to our website cwp.marriott.com/iagcy/sleepcheap2013
Days Inn & Suites by the Falls Hotel 5068 Centre Street 905-357-2550 or 1-866-706-7666
Days Inn Near the Falls 5943 Victoria Avenue 905-374-3333
Doubletree Fallsview Resort & Spa by Hilton 6039 Fallsview Boulevard 905-358-3817
Embassy Suites Hotel 6700 Fallsview Boulevard 905-374-5148
Fallsview Casino Resort 6380 Fallsview Boulevard 905-371-7517
Four Points by Sheraton 6455 Fallsview Boulevard 905-374-5148
Great Wolf Lodge – Waterpark 3950 Victoria Avenue 1-800-605-9653
Hampton Inn North of the Falls 4357 River Road 905-358-5555
Hilton Hotel & Suites 6361 Fallsview Boulevard 905-353-7219
Holiday Inn by the Falls 5339 Murray Street 1-800-263-9393
Marriott Fallsview & Spa 6740 Fallsview Boulevard 905-357-7300
Marriott Gateway on the Falls 6755 Fallsview Boulevard 905-374-1077
Michael’s Inn by the Falls 5599 River Road 905-354-2727
Oakes Hotel Overlooking the Falls 6546 Fallsview Boulevard 1-877-843-6253
Radisson Hotel & Suites Fallsview 6733 Fallsview Boulevard 905-356-1944
Ramada Hotel 6045 Stanley Avenue 905-374-5148
Sheraton on the Falls – Waterpark 5875 Falls Avenue To book rooms go to our website www.niagarafallssleepcheap.ca
Skyline Inn Fallsview – Waterpark 4800 Bender Hill To book rooms go to our website www.niagarafallssleepcheap.ca
Sterling Inn & Spa 5195 Magdalen Street 289-292-0000
Wyndham Garden Niagara Falls 6170 Stanley Avenue 1-800-263-2565 To book rooms go to our website www.niagarafallswyndham.com/sleep-cheap
To book rooms, call the hotels directly, or visit their websites as directed. Promotional rooms will be restricted to Niagara Region residents 21 years of age and older with a current valid credit card. There is a 24-hour cancellation policy for room bookings. Participants will be charged the full Sleep Cheap rate for the room if they choose to cancel 24 hours or more after the time they make the reservation.
For more information and to Enter the Sleep Cheap 10th Anniversary On-line Draw, visit the city’s website at http://www.niagarafalls.ca/news/sleep-cheap.aspx.
To stay in the loop about Sleep Cheap and updates, make sure you sign up to the Sleep Cheap Charities Reap Updates List.