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    Sleep Cheap bookings open Monday

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    The Niagara Falls Review still doesn’t have their articles up yet (I’m sure they will shortly), but the St Catharines Standard has one:

    The dates are now official: Circle Nov. 15 to 18 on the calendar to Sleep Cheap.

    But act quickly to reserve a room because the hotels participating in this year’s Sleep Cheap Charities Reap event fill up quickly.

    Hotel rooms will become available for booking starting at 7 a.m. Monday.

    “We have a real nice collective mix of properties scattered throughout the city,” said Jim Diodati, the Niagara Falls councillor and mayoral candidate who came up with the idea six years ago and has watched it grow into a huge success.

    Over the past five years, Sleep Cheap has raised more than $700,000 for Niagara charities, without any expenses coming out of the event. “We have 28 properties. That includes all the major hotels and all three of the water parks, which is key, especially for the families,” said Diodati.

    One new thing this year is that half of the proceeds will go to a charity determined by the individual hotel, and the other half goes to the Sleep Cheap committee to divide among charities that apply for funding. I like that idea.

    Sleep Cheap 2010 participating hotels

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    The original information can be found here. As of the time of the original posting, there are 28 hotels participating, along with a special rate for the Bird Kingdom and skating at the new Gale Centre.

    The participating hotels for Sleep Cheap 2010 are:

    1. Americana Conference Resort & Spa
      8444 Lundy’s Lane
      Niagara Falls, ON L2H 1H4
      To book rooms go to our website at
      www.sleepcheapamericana.com
      905-356-8444
    2. Comfort Inn Clifton Hill
      4960 Clifton Hill
      Niagara Falls, ON L2E 6S8
      905-358-3293
    3. Days Inn Near the Falls
      5943 Victoria Avenue
      Niagara Falls, ON L2G 3L8
      905-374-3333
    4. Days Inn North of the Falls
      4029 River Road
      Niagara Falls, ON L2E 3E5
      905-356-6666
    5. Days Inn and Suites By the Falls Hotel
      5068 Centre Street
      Niagara Falls, ON L2G 3N9
      905-357-2550
    6. Doubletree Fallsview Resort & Spa by Hilton
      6039 Fallsview Boulevard
      Niagara falls, ON L2G 3V6
      905-358-3817
    7. Embassy Suites Hotel Niagara Falls Fallsview
      6700 Fallsview Boulevard
      Niagara Falls, ON L2G 3W6
      905-353-6597
    8. Falls Plaza
      6045 Stanley Avenue
      Niagara Falls, ON L2G 3Y3
      905-353-6597
    9. Fallsview Casino Resort
      6380 Fallsview Boulevard
      Niagara Falls, ON L2G 7X5
      905-374-3598
    10. Four Points by Sheraton
      6455 Fallsview Boulevard
      Niagara Falls, ON L2G 3V9
      905-353-6597
    11. Great Wolf Lodge
      3950 Victoria Avenue
      Niagara Falls, ON L2E 7M8
      1-888-878-1818
    12. Hampton Inn North of the Falls
      4357 River Road
      Niagara Falls, ON L2E 3E8
      905-358-5555
    13. Hilton Hotel & Suites Niagara Falls/Fallsview
      6361 Fallsview Boulevard
      Niagara Falls, ON L2G 3V9
      Thursday Night Availability Only
      905-353-7219
    14. Holiday Inn by the Falls
      5339 Murray Street
      Niagara Falls, ON L2G 2J3
      905-356-1333
    15. Howard Johnson Hotel
      5905 Victoria Avenue
      Niagara Falls, ON L2G 3L8
      905-357-4040
    16. Tower Hotel
      6732 Fallsview Boulevard
      Niagara Falls, ON L2G 3W6
      905-356-1501
    17. Marriott Niagara Falls Fallsview & Spa
      6740 Fallsview Boulevard
      Niagara Falls, ON L2G 3W6
      905-357-7300
    18. Michael’s Inn by the Falls
      5599 River Road
      Niagara Falls, ON L2E 3H3
      905-354-2727
    19. Niagara Falls Baymont Inn & Suites
      5234 Ferry Street
      Niagara Falls, ON L2G 1R5
      905-374-7771
    20. Niagara Falls Courtyard by Marriott
      5950 Victoria Ave.
      Niagara Falls, ON L2G 3L7
      905-358-3083
    21. Oakes Hotel Overlooking the Falls
      6546 Fallsview Boulevard
      Niagara Falls, ON L2G 3W2
      905-356-4514
    22. Old Stone Inn
      5425 Robinson Street
      Niagara Falls, ON L2G 7L6
      905-357-1234
    23. Quality Hotel Fireside
      4067 River Road
      Niagara Falls, ON L2E 3E5
      905-374-2027
    24. Radisson Hotel & Suites Fallsview
      6733 Fallsview Boulevard
      Niagara Falls, ON L2G 3W7
      905-356-1944
    25. Sheraton Fallsview Hotel and Conference Centre
      6755 Fallsview Boulevard
      Niagara Falls, ON L2G 3W7
      905-374-1077
    26. Sheraton on the Falls (Fallsview Waterpark)
      5875 Falls Avenue
      Niagara Falls, ON L2E 6W7
      To book rooms go to our website at
      www.niagarafallssleepcheap.ca
    27. Skyline Inn (Fallsview Waterpark)
      4800 Bender Hill
      Niagara Falls, ON L2E 6W7
      To book rooms go to our website at
      www.niagarafallssleepcheap.ca
    28. Sterling Inn and Spa
      5195 Magdalen Street
      Niagara Falls, ON L2G 3S6
      289-292-0000

    Sleep Cheap, Charities Reap 2010 is here!!!

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    I had heard that this morning was the official announcement day. The Niagara Falls Review hasn’t posted the information yet, but the City of Niagara Falls web site has all the details…

    You can book rooms as of October 18, 2010 at 7 am

    The available dates are Monday, November 15, 2010 to Thursday, November 18, 2010

    You will pay $35 for a standard room, $45 for a Fallsview room, $65 for a whirlpool, and $85 for a waterpark room.

    The initial press release is available here. I’ll post the list of available hotels momentarily…

    Lack of posting this week

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    In case you haven’t noticed, I haven’t posted much this week. I’ve been off since Friday on vacation. I had planned on posting a few things during the week, but it just hasn’t happened. I’m just not at the computer very much.

    Anyway, I won’t be posting much until next Tuesday or Wednesday. Of course, if I get any Sleep Cheap news, I’ll be sure to post it right away…

    No news on Sleep Cheap 2010 yet

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    I’ve had numerous people email me asking when Sleep Cheap 2010 is going to be. I haven’t received any information, but I would assume the information would be released soon. Looking back on last year, at the beginning of October they were accepting applications from local charities, and then things were announced on Oct 23. In 2008 it was on Oct 17. Obviously we’ll find out very soon when the dates will be for 2010…

    Sleep Cheap rooms still available

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    Rooms are still available for next week’s Sleep Cheap, Charities Reap event in Niagara Falls. Local hoteliers are offering Niagara region residents overnight stays starting at $35 between Nov. 9 to 12. About two-thirds of the rooms have been sold for the event, said organizer Jim Diodati. Some hotels are sold out, especially fallsview rooms and hotels with waterparks. But others still have space.

    Note: This was from Saturday, so it is referring to this week’s Sleep Cheap.

    More Sleep Cheap 2009 information

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    The City of Niagara Falls also had a media release about the Niagara Falls 2009 Sleep Cheap, Charities Reap event (the release was titled 5th Annual Sleep Cheap Reservation Date Announced):

    The waiting is over! Reservations for the 5th Annual Sleep Cheap Charities Reap event can be made starting Friday October 23, 2009 at 8:00 a.m. Sleep Cheap Charities Reap will take place over four nights from Monday, November 9 to Thursday, November 12, 2009. Room rates for this year are: $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.

    Twenty-eight of Niagara’s finest hotels will offer their rooms to Niagara Region residents only to benefit local charities. New to Sleep Cheap this year are the Doubletree Fallsview Resort & Spa by Hilton and the Niagara Falls Baymont Inn & Suites.

    A few of my own thoughts/observations/questions:

    • It’s good to see some new hotels participating
    • Why is the Great Wolf Lodge participating? I’m sure they have their reasons, but ultimately it looks bad since they participated before
    • I like the idea of some attractions participating. I wonder if in the future, attractions on Clifton Hill will be included
    • I don’t think my family will be taking advantage of this at all this year
    • I never did post my experience last year at the Americana. I will do so soon
    • This is a fantastic promotion, and raises a lot of money for charity. Good job Niagara Falls!

    Sleep Cheap 2009 Participating Hotels

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    Here is a list of the 28 hotels that are participating in the Niagara Falls 2009 Sleep Cheap, Charities Reap event. (you can see the official PDF here):

    1. Americana Conference Resort & Spa
      8444 Lundy’s Lane
      Niagara Falls, ON L2H 1H4
      To book rooms go to our website at
      www.sleepcheapamericana.com
    2. Best Western Cairn Croft
      6400 Lundy’s Lane
      Niagara Falls, ON L2G 1T6
      905-356-1161
    3. Comfort Inn Clifton Hill
      4960 Clifton Hill
      Niagara Falls, ON L2E 6S8
      905-358-3293
    4. Country Inn and Suites by Carlson
      5525 Victoria Avenue
      Niagara Falls, ON L2G 3L3
      905-374-6040
    5. Crowne Plaza Fallsview
      (Fallsview Waterpark)
      5685 Falls Avenue
      Niagara Falls, ON L2E 6W7
      To book rooms go to our website at
      www.niagarafallssleepcheap.ca
    6. Days Inn Near the Falls
      5943 Victoria Avenue
      Niagara Falls, ON L2G 3L8
      905-374-3333
    7. Days Inn North of the Falls
      4029 River Road
      Niagara Falls, ON L2E 3E5
      905-356-6666
    8. Days Inn and Suites By the Falls Hotel
      5068 Centre Street
      Niagara Falls, ON L2G 3N9
      905-357-2550
    9. Doubletree Fallsview Resort & Spa by Hilton
      6039 Fallsview Blvd.
      Niagara falls, ON L2G 3V6
      905-358-3817
    10. Embassy Suites Hotel Niagara Falls Fallsview
      6700 Fallsview Blvd.
      Niagara Falls, ON L2G 3W6
      To book rooms go to our website at
      www.sleepcheapfallsviewhotels.com
    11. Falls Plaza
      (formerly Clarion President)
      6045 Stanley Avenue
      Niagara Falls, ON L2G 3Y3
      To book rooms go to our website at
      www.sleepcheapfallsviewhotels.com
    12. Fallsview Plaza Hotel
      (formerly Renaissance Fallsview)
      6455 Fallsview Blvd.
      Niagara Falls, ON L2G 3V9
      To book rooms go to our website at
      www.sleepcheapfallsviewhotels.com
    13. Hampton Inn North
      of the Falls
      4357 River Road
      Niagara Falls, ON L2E 3E8
      905-358-5555
    14. Hilton Hotel & Suites Niagara Falls/Fallsview
      6361 Fallsview Blvd.
      Niagara Falls, ON L2G 3W6
      905-353-7219
    15. Holiday Inn by the Falls
      5339 Murray Street
      Niagara Falls, ON L2G 2J3
      905-356-1333
    16. Konica Minolta Tower Centre
      6732 Fallsview Blvd.
      Niagara Falls, ON L2G 3W6
      905-356-1501
    17. Marriott Niagara Falls Fallsview & Spa
      6740 Fallsview Blvd.
      Niagara Falls, ON L2G 3W6
      905-357-7300
    18. Michael’s Inn by the Falls
      5599 River Road
      Niagara Falls, ON L2E 3H3
      905-354-2727
    19. Niagara Falls Courtyard by Marriott
      5950 Victoria Ave.
      Niagara Falls, ON L2G 3L7
      905-358-3083
    20. Niagara Falls Baymont Inn & Suites
      5234 Ferry Street
      Niagara Falls, ON L2G 1R5
      905-374-7771
    21. Oakes Hotel Overlooking the Falls
      6546 Fallsview Blvd.
      Niagara Falls, ON L2G 3W2
      905-356-4514
    22. Old Stone Inn
      5425 Robinson Street
      Niagara Falls, ON L2G 7L6
      905-357-1234
    23. Quality Hotel Fireside
      4067 River Road
      Niagara Falls, ON L2E 3E5
      905-374-2027
    24. Radisson Hotel & Suites, Fallsview
      6733 Fallsview Blvd.
      Niagara Falls, ON L2G 3S7
      905-356-1944
    25. Sheraton Fallsview Hotel and Conference Centre
      6755 Fallsview Blvd.
      Niagara Falls, ON L2G 3W7
      905-374-1077
    26. Sheraton on the Falls
      (Fallsview Waterpark)
      5675 Falls Avenue
      Niagara Falls, ON L2E 3K7
      To book rooms go to our website at
      www.niagarafallssleepcheap.ca
    27. Skyline Inn
      (Fallsview Waterpark)
      4800 Bender Hill
      Niagara Falls, ON L2E 6W7
      To book rooms go to our website at
      www.niagarafallssleepcheap.ca
    28. Sterling Inn and Spa
      5195 Magdalen Street
      Niagara Falls, ON L2G 3S6
      289-292-0000

    Sleep Cheap, Charities Reap 2009 is here!

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    I’m sorry I’m a couple of hours late on this…

    You can book rooms for Sleep Cheap as of 8 am this morning. There are 28 hotels participating, and a few other extras. The Niagara Falls Review reports about it this way:

    It’s time!

    The phone lines are now open for anyone ready to book a room during the fifth annual Sleep Cheap Charities Reap event.

    Founder and co-ordinator Jim Diodati started getting calls from people over the summer – all eager to know when the hotels will begin taking reservations.

    They also want to know if they’re eligible to join in.

    “You have to live in the Niagara Region to take part, but I keep getting calls from Simcoe, Toronto, Buffalo and beyond,” said Diodati, a city councillor.

    Local hoteliers will open their doors to Niagara residents at a reduced rate from Nov. 9 to 12.

    Sleep Cheap now accepting applications from local charities

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    The Sleep Cheap Charities Reap committee is now taking applications from local charities interested in receiving donations from funds generated from the annual event.

    Eligibility requirements and application forms are available on the city’s website at www.niagarafalls.ca. The application deadline is Nov. 6.

    As in past years, 50 per cent of funds raised from the 2009 Sleep Cheap event will benefit the Niagara Community Foundation while the other half of the funds will be split amongst charities selected by the committee.

    Last year, 25 hotels helped to raise $180,000 in four days. Some of last year’s recipients were the Alzheimer’s Society of Niagara Region, Goodwill Niagara and the Niagara Peninsula Children’s Centre.

    A list of this year’s participating hotels will be released in the near future.

    Room rates for this year will be $35 per night for a standard room, $45 for a fallsview room and $85 for a room with access to a water park.

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