COVID-19 Updates: clock iconFlexible Cancellation  leaf icon Committed to Cleanliness service iconContactless Services knife fork iconRestaurant Safety  mask iconMask By-Law

Marilyn Monroe’s room at the Crowne Plaza Niagara Falls

Marilyn Monroe on the set of NiagaraIt’s Room 801 inside the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Niagara Falls and if you play your cards right, you can sleep there, too.

“It’s more than just the room, it’s the entire hotel because this is where she stayed when they were filming the movie Niagara,” said Joseph Legace, general manager of the Crowne Plaza Hotel.

In June 1952, the hotel was called the General Brock, in honour of Sir Isaac Brock, the British major general who defended Canada from the Americans in the War of 1812.

When the 20th Century Fox film Niagara was shot in Niagara Falls, Monroe, Joseph Cotten and Jean Peters all stayed at the Brock.

The hotel has changed names over the years, and while there have been a number of renovations, the eighth floor and Room 801 will always be a part of Marilyn Monroe history.

“We get guests all the time asking where did Marilyn sleep or what was her room number.

The hotel will take requests if a guest wishes to stay in Room 801, and they will do their best to make that happen, providing it’s available.

One visitor from Toronto wrote: “There are tons of hotels in Niagara Falls, but there is only one hotel that boasts Marilyn Monroe stayed there for two weeks while filming her breakout movie Niagara in June 1952.

That hotel was the General Brock when Marilyn stayed there and it was the swankiest spot in town.” Apparently, the sitting room part of her suite is now a separate hotel room, Room 802.