by Amanda Geronikos
There’s always a long line to check in at Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel- but rarely are there kids amongst the crowd. Instead (and quite obviously), the hotel caters to adults, who visit to enjoy the casino, spa and specialty restaurants.
We don’t recommend Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel for families, but if you choose to visit, you’ll appreciate that the hotel provides an arcade, casual restaurants with kid-pleasing meals and a central location in Niagara Falls, New York.
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- Central location
- Connecting Rooms
- Family Room 5+
- Free Wi-Fi
- Game Room
- Onsite Dining
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The hotel's accommodations aren't glitzy in the way many casino hotel rooms are. Instead, they feature hues of brown and green and are simply decorated and furnished. There are a total of 486 rooms and 86 suites, and most accommodations offer deluxe bathrooms with oversized showers, but none of them offer tubs. Guests have the option to rent a movie on demand; there's also the option to listen to music on your TV. Cribs are available upon request, free of charge. Guests can rent a rollaway bed for a charge of $15 per night. Connecting rooms are available, though they cannot be guaranteed; request in advance of your visit. Free Wi-Fi is available in all rooms.
The Double Queen is the best option for families, sleeping four to five guests.
The Corner Suite might accommodate a family of three if someone is willing to sleep on the room's sofa; otherwise, book a Double Queen. The Corner Suite features a separate bedroom with a king bed, and a jetted tub in the area, attracting couples more than families.
The Center Suite is similar to the Corner Suite, except many of the amenities are contained in the private bedroom.
The hotel also has a Standard King room, which sleeps up to two people.
This is one of the best casinos that I've stayed at the hotel is very relaxing and comforting the staff that works there are very in tune to their job and on point just like Vegas happens in the casino stays in the casino and I love it that way good job guys Seneca Niagara love it
Do not stay at this facility. Smoking is allowed in the casino and it permeates to all the floors. We all contracted a respiratory issue while staying there. They also changed all the locks while we were there and although we received notices that this was occuring. They did not give any guest exact times or dates. After returning from a long day at Canada, we were not allowed back in out rooms as they were servicing the doors. The doors were wide open. The one security was rude and condescending. They made it seem like it was our fault and we were inconveniencing them. My children needed to use the bathroom and and we told to return to main lobby to do that. Speaking to the front desk was futile and an utter waste of time. They are clueless as to customer service and only push the casino. Do yourself a favor and stay in Canada if you desire to visit Niagara falls. There people treat you like a person.
I would post a negative star or a black hole if allowed.
The hotel has an indoor pool, located on the third floor (along with the spa and fitness center). Children need to be accompanied by an adult to use it. Towels are available, but food and drinks are not permitted.
The hotel provides a game room just for kids, open 24 hours. Children must be at least 18 years old to access it without an adult. The arcade -- fairly small in size -- offers traditional games.
The Western Door: A Seneca Steakhouse
This restaurant serves high-quality meats, along with seafood and hearty, delicious side dishes like lobster mac and cheese and caramelized mushrooms. It's open 5 to 9:30 p.m., Sunday to Thursday, and 5 to 10:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.
Italian food is served at La Cascata, which features favorites such as Spaghetti Classico and Lasagna Bolognese. Expect to also find seafood and steaks on the menu, and leave room for the Hazelnut Ricotta Ravioli. La Cascata is open 5 to 9:30 p.m. on Sunday, Wednesday and Thursday, and 5 to 10:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. It is closed on Monday and Tuesday.
Koi is one of the casino's signature restaurants, and it serves Asian cuisine. There's a separate sushi bar. It's open 5 to 9:30 p.m., Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, and 5 to 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. It is closed on Wednesday and Thursday.
The Noodle Bar at Koi
If you'd like to order food and take it back to your room, try The Noodle Bar at Koi. It serves a limited menu of favorites from Koi, and operates on the same hours.
Three Sisters CafÃ©
Three Sisters CafÃ© is a good dining choice for families. It's casual, with smoking and non-smoking areas, and offers standard fare for breakfast, lunch and dinner -- sandwiches, salads, burgers and more. It is open 24 hours.
Thunder Falls Buffett
This is another good choice for families, with plenty of kid-pleasers on the restaurant's extensive buffet. It's open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. It is open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday to Thursday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Sunday.
Morrie's Express serves pre-made and made-to-order salads and sandwiches, along with smoothies, pastries and coffee drinks. It also sells local mustards, jams and other condiments. Morrie's Express is open 7 a.m. to midnight, Sunday to Thursday, and 7 a.m. to 1 a.m. on Friday and Saturday.
Quick Bites sounds like a grab-and-go cafÃ©, but it's actually a food court, with five restaurants: Dunkin Donuts, Famiglia Pizza, Haagen-Dazs, Ruby's Diner and Soup Man.
Blues Burger Bar
It's all in the name. Expect to find inventive burgers at this casual joint, such as the 5-Alarm Burger or The "Texas Hold 'Em" If You Can Burger. You'll also find subs, salads and a separate menu with small portions --perfect for kids. Blues Burger Bar is open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday to Thursday, and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.
Tim Hortons Cafe
Grab a donut, bagel, pastry or sandwich at this location of the popular chain, based in Canada. The coffee is good, too. It is open 24 hours.
Cold Stone Creamery
Next to Tim Hortons, you'll find another well-known name: Cold Stone Creamery. Satisfy your sweet tooth with a cone, smoothie or shake. It is open 24 hours.
Room service is available 24 hours a day, with alcoholic beverages and desserts available (in addition to standard favorites for breakfast, lunch and dinner).
Planning & Tips
All About the Extras
Free Wi-Fi is available in all rooms; a password isn't required.
The hotel's fitness center is open 7 a.m. to 9:45 p.m. daily. Children under the age of 18 are not permitted.
Of course, Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel offers several retail stores, some of which teens might enjoy browsing. They include Yankee Candle, Swarovski and ESQ Movado.
Valet parking is available, as is self-parking (the latter free of charge) in two lots by the casino.
Check-out is at 11 a.m. Check out via the form you're given at check-in -- simply fill it out and put it in the designated box by the elevators. You can also check out via your TV.
The Art of Smart Timing
The Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel bustles with excitement year-round, but is especially busy during the summer months -- prime time to visit Niagara Falls. The hotel regularly offers promotions and packages, so it's easy to save.
Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel is about 30 minutes from Buffalo Niagara International Airport, which is serviced by most major airlines. Expect to pay a toll of $1 (both ways). If you need assistance with transportation to and from the airport, contact the concierge.
You don't have to go far to get to Niagara Falls State Park, but it's still best to have a car while you're in town -- especially if you plan to explore area attractions, such as Fort Niagara, Lewiston and the other side of Niagara Falls in Canada.
For Mom and Dad
You certainly don't need to leave the hotel to enjoy some R&R. Head straight for the slot machines, or consider a spa treatment. The Spa offers a wide arrange of services, including massages, wraps, manicures, pedicures and hair services. Afterward, grab a drink at one of the hotel's bars: The Lobby Bar, Club 101, Aces or Keno Bar.