Where to Stay in Niagara Falls: Best Areas & Hotels, 2018
The most visited waterfalls in the world attract more than 12 million visitors each year, so travelers should stay as close as possible to the Niagara Gorge, Horseshoe Falls, and the Skylon. This means Fallsview Boulevard is the best place to stay. You will find spectacular high-rise luxury lodgings and comforts, mid-priced hotel packages, and more than 5,000 hotel rooms within walking distance to one of the world's greatest natural spectacles. For last-minute trips or when high season fills the Fallsview hotels, you will want to stay in the Lundy's Lane district, a great alternative for family or group sightseers. A quick bus ride to the falls on the WEGO transit system, this appealing area is alive with shops, eateries, museums, and stalwart chain hotels.
"Street of Fun by the Falls" as locals call Clifton Hill, is the area for themed dining options; exciting, carnival-like attractions, such as the Niagara SkyWheel and Movieland Wax Museum; and close to Hornblower Boat Tours, taking wide-eyed visitors on tours directly to the falls. Niagara Falls is a very walkable Canadian resort destination, so travelers are never far from the excitement of these astounding waterfalls and a legion of other fun distractions.
Where to Stay for Luxury
Niagara Falls Marriott on the Falls has the ideal location in the Fallsview Boulevard district and boasts a 15-million-dollar upgrade. The WEGO tram to the Niagara Falls Visitors Centre at Queen Victoria Park stops immediately outside this palatial 345-room structure. Jaw-dropping views of the frothing falls dominate the suites here, supplemented by exquisite cuisine, five-star service, and a full menu of comforts easily satisfying clients who demand superior quality.
Sheraton on the Falls offers views of both waterfall cataracts: Horseshoe Falls and the American Falls, especially awesome on fireworks nights and during winter, when waters freeze into frozen sculptures ricocheting lights. This award-winning property leads the pack for plush amenities and a spa experience to match. Being connected to the sprawling Falls Avenue Resort as well, guests have access to a three-acre waterpark, 12 dining options, and 24-hour entertainment.
Radisson Hotels & Suites Fallsview is located in the southern falls area, slightly away from the crush of crowds. The efficient WEGO transit system has a stop outside this hotel, so leave the car and let someone else do the local driving. The beautiful pool and fitness complex features a whirlpool, hot tub, and workout room, while five-star staff rise to the occasion with professional suggestions, directions, and authentic efforts to make your stay special.
Where to Stay for the Best Value
Americana Resort, located directly on Lundy's Lane, is a short WEGO bus ride to the falls. An enticing place for families with tiny children, or anyone who enjoys a waterpark and wave pool, this resort presents clean rooms, excellent spa services, and plenty of local dining options topped by a service team to remember.
Courtyard by Marriott Niagara Falls is a neighbor of the popular Ripley's Believe It or Not! attraction and the Niagara SkyWheel, where this family-oriented hotel fills 163 non-smoking rooms and 95 suites on 10 floors. It features a popular steakhouse and prepares patrons for busy days of sightseeing with a delicious breakfast buffet. The pool, spa, and fitness gym are an additional bonus at this site overlooking Clifton Hill's amusement district.
Embassy Suites by Hilton Niagara Falls Fallsview Hotel is literally 100 yards from the falls, allowing guests to walk to the precipice of Horseshoe Falls at Table Rock, into an elevator, and descend through a tunnel to witness the gigantic subterranean tempest of falling waters. Two-room suites allow families to bunk down together, stocking their fridge with goodies while enjoying two televisions with in-room movies.
Where to Stay on a Budget
The Peninsula Inn is a quiet lodging conveniently located just off the Queen Elizabeth Way (QEW) highway linking Buffalo and Toronto, and a quick eight-minute ride to the Horseshoe Falls. Surprisingly large, comfortable queen rooms come with a fridge and coffeemaker, plus the pool and spa attract repeat customers. The inn also offers a quaint wedding chapel and reception area for those special personal events.
Days Inn & Suites - Niagara Falls Centre St. By the Falls overlooks the entire line-up of amusements on Clifton Hill, with Horseshoe Falls as a visual backdrop. The price point attracts returning visitors hungry to save, but it's the location and amenities that make guests lifelong patrons here. The hotel features a pool and complete fitness center, and the rooms come with fridges, microwaves, king or queen beds, and free Wi-Fi.
Country Inn & Suites by Carlson has a heavenly spread of accommodations, ranging from inexpensive family units to plush king bed suites for romantic couples. It is located near Clifton Hill, immediately off the Rainbow Bridge from the US side of the falls. A large indoor pool and hot tub heads a full list of comfort features, extending to in-room fridges and microwaves and a full breakfast buffet included in their good-value pricing.
Where to Stay for Romance
Sterling Inn & Spa attracts faithful repeat clients as a crossover between a boutique property and a more traditional inn. Hide away from the crowds inside this former dairy, just minutes from the sightseer crush, while enjoying the deluxe surrounds, fine cuisine, and hip urban setting. Breakfast (included) will be discreetly delivered to your room, replete with French-press coffee, eggs, and homemade yogurt, while you and your amour plan a day of slothful comforts at their legendary spa, or sightseeing while strolling to one of numerous nearby restaurants for a delicious nosh.
Hilton Niagara Falls/Fallsview Hotel & Suites is at the very heart of what makes Niagara Falls such a magnetic global destination. Overlooking Horseshoe Falls in 52-stories of luxurious and well-appointed suites, this captivating address is also one block from the mammoth Skylon Tower, with a stunning revolving restaurant high above the Niagara Gorge. After dinner, meander along River Road to Hornblower Boat Tours to launch yourselves on Canada's most iconic tour. Afterwards, retreat to the posh privileges of a hotel steeped in the tradition of pampering guests' every desire.
The Oakes Hotel Overlooking the Falls beckons with their couples packages to a dreamy locale literally in front of the Niagara Falls Incline Railway, giving visitors awesome views of Horseshoe Falls on their way to the "Bridge of Flowers" pedestrian walkway. Occupying the most central address on Fallsview Boulevard, this newly renovated hotel boasts amenities to soothe, nourish, and entertain beyond expectations.