Niagara Falls can be a challenging place to find a good hotel for an affordable price, especially during peak season when everyone is on vacation. Lots of hotels in the area tend to get quite worn out from all the guest traffic they see as well, which adds to the challenge. 

Clifton Hill is at the heart of the entertainment zone, with restaurants and attractions in abundance, and also a short walk to the Falls, so many guests like to stay right in this area. My two picks are the most affordable of the three best-rated hotels in the area, which I also consider to offer the best value for the dollar.


Editor's Top 2 Picks

Editor's Picks
Book from ~$80 CAD
Niagara Falls-Clifton Hill motel with outdoor pool, balconies, family and jacuzzi suites
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, breakfast, local calls, newspapers, electric vehicle charging
  • Guests said their rooms were clean and comfortable
  • Great location for walking to restaurants, attractions and viewing the falls
  • Staff were helpful and friendly said guests
  • Wi-Fi was very good according to guests
  • Many found the rates affordable and good value
  • Parking costs $10 per night
  • No elevator to the 2nd floor
  • Dated decor and furnishings according to some guests
  • Free breakfast too basic with no hot items said guests
  • Some guests found noise disturbance from inside and outside of the motel
The Travelodge at the Falls is my pick for best value in Clifton Hill. It offers the lowest room rate (out of the three best) when compared across various months and times. It is the only hotel out of these three that offers free parking. And its rooms are better equipped, with the addition of mini-fridges and microwaves in all standard rooms. (All rooms come with a flat screen TV as well.) 

The hotel is next door to Ruby Tuesdays for dining and offers an outdoor pool for guests to enjoy the best of the summer weather. Besides parking, the hotel offers a free continental breakfast with fresh waffles, free Wi-Fi and free local calls.
Editor's Picks
Book from ~$258 CAD
Highly praised Niagara Falls hotel with fallsviews, restaurants, indoor pool & jacuzzi rooms
  • Guests typically enjoyed their rooms and found them clean, well appointed and comfortable
  • Guests loved this location, near the Falls and Clifton Hill
  • Guests were highly pleased about the views of the Falls
  • Staff were helpful and friendly said guests
  • Some guests enjoyed meals on site
  • Wi-Fi was rated excellent by online guest reviewers
  • Many said they would return to this hotel when visiting the Falls
  • Wi-Fi is included in the mandatory resort fee of $15.95 + tax per day
  • Self-parking is $29 + tax and valet parking is $45 + tax per night
  • Some found the hotel pricey, especially with extra fees adding up at the end
  • Some found the buffets expensive and uninspiring
  • Some found their rooms or bathrooms small

2 Other Frequently Booked Hotels in Clifton Hill, Niagara Falls

Editor's Picks
Book from ~$95 CAD
Niagara Falls hotel near Clifton Hill with indoor pool and restaurant but mixed reviews
  • Free Wi-Fi, free continental breakfast
  • Several guests approved of the room rate
  • Many guests found the proximity to tourist attractions convenient
  • Some guests enjoyed meals on site
  • Some guests said the hotel was in better condition than the motel part
  • Parking is $10 per night
  • Guests often disliked their rooms due to cleanliness issues
  • Some guests complained about a smell in the room
  • Many guests did not find the hotel staff to be accommodating
  • Several guests complained of poor Internet service
Editor's Picks
Book from ~$70 CAD
Older Niagara Falls hotel on Clifton Hill with outdoor pool, cheap rates and free parking
  • Free wireless internet, free parking
  • Several reviewers commented on the close proximity to local attractions, nightlife, and restaurants
  • Some guests praised the friendly staff
  • Some guests described the rooms as "clean" and "comfy"
  • Many guests commented on the noise from the karaoke bar next door
  • Some guests remarked on the out-dated decor of the rooms

Tips For Staying In Clifton Hill, Niagara Falls

Clifton Hill is the centre of fun at Niagara Falls. Known for its entertainment, nightlife and proximity to the Falls, travellers haven’t really experienced Niagara Falls until they’ve been to Clifton Hill. The area is also home to several hotels, so you can stay right in the heart of the action. 

Fun Fun Fun!
The sheer number of fun things to do in the Clifton Hill area never ceases to amaze me. From wax museums, to arcades, to movie theatres and miniature golf, Clifton Hill has something for everyone. If you're planning to see and do as much as possible, you might be interested in the Clifton Hill Fun Pass, which bundles five attractions together, plus five midway tokens, into one price. The pass comes in adult and child prices, and is definitely worth the cost if you want admission to more than a couple of Clifton Hill's attractions.

Most of the attractions are within a short walk of all Clifton Hill hotels, and since they all have entrance fees, finding a hotel with great value (especially when travelling with kids) can be really important.

The Importance of Good Value
Travelodge at The Falls is the CHG’s Editor’s Pick for best value in Clifton Hill because of its competitive rates, free Wi-Fi, free parking and free continental breakfast. All rooms at the hotel come equipped with microwaves and mini-fridges, which can help you save money on snacks and allow you to heat up leftovers from the day before. An outdoor pool will help everyone cool off during the summer months.

This hotel also admits children (17 and under) at no extra cost, and offers family suites that can sleep up to 10 people, adding even more value for groups and guests travelling with children. Plus, it's only a 5-minute walk from the Fallsview Indoor Waterpark!

Birdseye View
The Niagara SkyWheel is one of the coolest attractions at the Falls and lies within a 3-minute walk of all Clifton Hill hotels. At 175 feet high, this ferris wheel is open year-round and will give you a bird's-eye view of both the Horseshoe and American Falls, as well as the Niagara River. Each fully-enclosed car can hold up to eight people, so the whole family can sit together. A ride on the SkyWheel is included in the Clifton Hill Fun Pass.

Comfort Inn Clifton Hill is a 1-minute walk from the Niagara SkyWheel and is another CHG Editor’s Pick for its good value and amenities. This hotel offers an indoor pool to keep the kids entertained in any weather (and a hot tub for the parents), as well as free Wi-Fi and a free hot breakfast. Parking is $9 per day and Kelsey’s Restaurant is located next door.

Follow the Rainbow

Some travellers may prefer a more upscale hotel after being a kid all day on Clifton Hill. Sheraton on the Falls is a full-service hotel offering Fallsview rooms, comfortable beds, a spa, a gym and two pools, and is about a 1-minute walk from Casino Niagara via an indoor walkway. Rainbow Bridge, which leads straight into the US, is about a 5-minute walk from this hotel and within a 13-minute walk of all Clifton Hill hotels. It costs $0.50 per pedestrian and $3.50 per car to cross the bridge each way.

Value the view? The Sheraton on the Falls is one of our top picks for best view of the Falls. Many of its rooms feature Falls-facing balconies and floor-to-ceiling windows, and several of the common areas offer spectacular views of the Falls as well, including the spa, pools, meeting spaces and restaurant. Not only can you avoid the crowds, you won't even have to step foot outside your hotel to enjoy the breathtaking natural wonder that has inspired countless artists, and attracts tens of millions of tourists each year!