The most visited waterfalls in the world attract more than 12 million visitors annually, so travelers should get as close as possible Niagara Gorge, Horseshoe Fallsand the Skylon. This means Fallsview Blvd is the best place to stay. You’ll find spectacular high-rise luxury accommodations and comforts, mid-priced hotel packages and more than 5,000 hotel rooms within walking distance of one of the world’s greatest natural spectacles. For last-minute travel or when peak season fills the Fallsview hotels, you’ll want to stay in the Lundy’s Lane district, a great alternative for family or group visitors. A quick bus ride to the falls on the WEGO transit system, this attractive area is vibrant with shopping, dining, museums, and stalwart hotel chains.
“Street of Fun by the Falls” as the locals call it Clifton Hill, is the area for themed dining options; exciting, carnival-like attractions, such as the Niagara SkyWheel and Movieland Wax Museum; and close Hornblower boat trips, wide-eyed visitors on tours directly to the falls. Niagara Falls is a highly walkable Canadian resort destination, so travelers are never far from the excitement of these amazing 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 Blvd district and offers a $15 million upgrade. The WEGO tram to the Niagara Falls Visitor Center in Queen Victoria Park stops right outside this palatial 345-room structure. Stunning views of the refreshing waterfalls dominate the suites here, complemented by exquisite cuisine, five-star service and a full menu of comforts that easily satisfies customers who demand superior quality.
Sheraton on the Falls offers views of both waterfall cataracts: Horseshoe Falls and the American Falls, especially amazing during fireworks nights and in winter, when waters freeze into frozen sculptures that jingle lights. This award-winning property leads the pack for luxurious amenities and a spa experience to match. Also connected to the expansive Falls Avenue Resort, you’ll have access to a 3-acre water park, 12 dining options and 24-hour entertainment.
Radisson Hotels & Suites Fallsview is located in the south falls, slightly away from the hustle and bustle. The efficient WEGO transit system stops outside this hotel, so leave the car and let someone else drive locally. The beautiful pool and fitness complex features a hot tub, hot tub and workout room. Five-star staff rises 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 inviting spot for families with small children, or anyone who wants a water park and wave pool, this resort offers clean rooms, excellent spa services, and plenty of local dining options, complemented by a service team to remember.
Courtyard by Marriott Niagara Falls is a neighbor to 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 guests for busy days of sightseeing with a delicious breakfast buffet. The pool, spa and gym are an added bonus at this site with a view Clifton Hills amusement district.
Embassy Suites by Hilton Niagara Falls Fallsview Hotel is literally 100 meters from the falls, allowing guests to walk to the abyss Horseshoe Falls at Table Rock, into an elevator, and descend through a tunnel to witness the gigantic underground storm of falling water. Two-room suites allow families to tuck in together, stock their refrigerators with goodies and enjoy two TVs with in-room movies.
Where to Stay on a Budget
The Peninsula Inn is a peaceful retreat conveniently located just off the Queen Elizabeth Way (QEW) highway between Buffalo and Toronto, and a short eight-minute drive to the Horseshoe Falls. Surprisingly large, comfortable queen rooms include a refrigerator and coffee maker, plus the pool and spa attract repeat customers. The inn also offers a scenic wedding chapel and reception for those special personal events.
Days Inn & Suites – Niagara Falls Center St. By the Falls overlooks the entire range of entertainment options Clifton Hillof Horseshoe Falls as a visual background. The price point draws repeat visitors hungry to save, but it’s the location and amenities that make guests lifelong patrons here. The hotel features a pool and full fitness center, and rooms include refrigerators, microwaves, king or queen beds and free WiFi.
Country Inn & Suites by Carlson has a heavenly spread of accommodations, ranging from budget family units to luxurious king suites for romantic couples. It’s laying down near Clifton Hill, right at the Rainbow Bridge from the American side of the falls. A large indoor pool and hot tub lead a full list of comfort features to in-room refrigerators and microwaves and a full breakfast buffet included in their great value rates.
Where to stay for romance
Sterling Inn & Spa attracts loyal repeat customers as a cross between a boutique hotel and a more traditional inn. Get away from the hustle and bustle in this former dairy, just minutes from the tourist crowds, while enjoying the luxurious surroundings, fine cuisine and hip urban environment. Breakfast (included) is discreetly delivered to your room, replete with French press coffee, eggs and homemade yogurt, while you and your friends plan a day of lazy comfort at their legendary spa or sightsee on a stroll to one of the many nearby restaurants for delicious nosh.
Hilton Niagara Falls / Fallsview Hotel & Suites is in the heart of what makes Niagara Falls such a magnetic global destination. Looking forward Horseshoe Falls in 52 stories of luxurious and well-appointed suites, this captivating address is also one block from the Mammoth Skylon Towerwith a beautiful revolving restaurant high above the Niagara Gorge. After dinner, meander along River Road to Hornblower boat trips to launch yourself on Canada’s most iconic tour. Then you can retreat to the chic privileges of a hotel steeped in the tradition of pampering its guests’ every need.
Overlooking the waterfall, The Oakes Hotel beckons with their couples packages to a dreamy locale literally in front of the Niagara Falls Incline Railway, giving visitors a great view of Horseshoe Falls on the way to the “Bridge of Flowers” pedestrian bridge. Located at the most central address on Fallsview Boulevard, this newly renovated hotel offers amenities to soothe, nourish and entertain.