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    Sleep Cheap to be held Nov. 13 to 17 — reservations begin Monday at 7 a.m.

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    Circle Nov. 13 to 17 on the calendar if you want to Sleep Cheap this year.

    The hugely popular “Sleep Cheap, Charities Reap” event gives Niagara residents an opportunity to book a hotel room at a drastically reduced rate which, in turn, raises funds for Niagara-based charities.

    More than $845,000 has been raised to date.

    “We’re within striking distance of hitting the $1 million mark,” said Niagara Falls Mayor Jim Diodati, who created the event in 2004 as a way to celebrate the city’s centennial.

    “So, we knew that this year we had to do something a little bit extra.”

    For the first time in its eight-year history, the promotion will run over five nights, from Nov. 13 to 17. And, 27 hotels will offer a record 7,800 room nights.

    The cost of the 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.

    Sleep Cheap returns Nov. 13-17

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    From Niagara This Week:

    Sleep Cheap is back for an eighth year with a seven-figure goal in mind.

    The fundraising event that gives Niagara residents the opportunity to stay in local hotels at vastly reduced rates with the proceeds going to charity is looking to cross the million-dollar mark this year. More than $845,000 has been raised so far.

    “We’re within reach,” said Niagara Falls Mayor Jim Diodati, who created the concept in 2004 when he was a city councillor. “To help us get there we’ve added a few things.”

    The dates this year are Nov. 13-17, a five-night promotion for the first time ever. In all, 27 hotels will offer 7,800 room nights. The cost of  rooms is unchanged: $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. It is available only to Niagara residents.

    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…

    Happy Together >> Hilton Fallsview Niagara. Fallsview Lane, Niagara Falls

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    Someone with their own blog posted about a recent trip to Niagara Falls where they stayed at the Hilton:

    The hotel was really easy to find since it is right off one of the main streets, Stanley Avenue. We checked in, making sure that we upgraded our Hotwire room to a whirlpool room with a falls view. Even with the upgrade we are only paying the rate for the worst room in the hotel! Victory for Hotwire once again! Upon check-in, as promised, we were given warm chocolate chip cookies and all the information about the Wifi and the amenities. The room itself is small but nice, however I am not sure I would give it a 4 star rating. The room at the other Hilton attached to the Fallsview Casino is bigger, the rooms are noticeably larger however this place is, I think, newer. The view is nice, you can see the American Falls clearly but not the Horseshoe Falls which are blocked by the Fallsview Casino buildings. However since we upgraded and are on the 19th and top floor, the view is pretty spectacular wherever you look.

    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!
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