There are a lot of hotel choices in Niagara Falls for guests wishing to access Marineland, but they do get quite expensive in the high season! I did my homework to find the best value in the hotels closest, which are all about a 7-minute drive away. I compared room prices over a 3 month period as well as guest reviews, room amenities and on-site amenities. My picks are those hotels that offer the very best value in this group of hotels, closest to the amusement park.


Editor's Top 10 Picks

Editor's Picks
Book from ~$66 CAD
Clean but dated Niagara Falls walk-up budget hotel with outdoor pool but no falls views
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, local calls
  • Rooms clean and comfortable said guests
  • Guests appreciated the low cost of breakfast on site
  • Guests enjoyed the pizza at Zappi's restaurant on site
  • Location well liked, in walking distance of attractions
  • Staff were friendly and quick to solve problems said guests
  • No elevator
  • Parking is $10 per night, plus tax
  • Some felt the hotel and furnishings were dated
  • Wi-Fi worked in the lobby but was troublesome in the rooms said some guests
The Rodeway Inn Fallsview is an excellent choice for value. It’s actually the hotel with the highest guest ratings and the lowest room rates, when compared day-for-day against all the other hotels! Besides the lowest room rates, it offers free Wi-Fi (and free local calls) which is rare for this tourist area, and cheaper parking, about half the rate of its competitors at $10 per night. It also offers a good hot breakfast at affordable prices which many guests have appreciated.

This is a 3-storey walk-up property and guests liked this hotel for its clean, comfortable rooms that they said were well maintained (although somewhat dated). The location offers a quiet evening away from the main tourist strip, but it’s still an easy walk to restaurants. The WeGo bus stop is right in front of the hotel and some guests used public transit to get around, while leaving their car parked in what they considered a secure parking area. Guests can also cool off on hot summer days in the outdoor pool on site.

Although the hotel must have been named prior to the large towers going up and blocking the view of the falls, the staff are very well liked at this hotel, and guests describe them as they would normally describe the views of the falls--fabulous and fantastic!

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Book from ~$109 CAD
Niagara Falls hotel with indoor pool, jacuzzi rooms and southern views of the falls
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Some guests enjoyed excellent fallsviews from their rooms
  • Location was in walking distance of attractions and restaurants
  • Many guests found clean and comfortable rooms
  • Many found the staff to be polite and pleasant
  • Wi-Fi was rated as very good overall
  • Self-parking and valet parking is $20 per night
  • Resort fee of 4% added to the cost of the stay
  • Some guests were disappointed in their falls view rooms
  • Some guests did not get the room they booked and were treated rudely by staff
  • Several reviewers felt the hotel was older and in need of better cleaning and maintenance
  • Some found the indoor pool small
This hotel's ratings are quite good overall and it offers rooms with great views of the Falls towards the south in the tower section, along with some good rates, especially in non-peak times. It also offers free Wi-Fi, but parking is $20 per night.

Guests are advised to obtain the rooms in the newer tower and avoid the older section, as recent guests found the older section room in need of updates and better maintenance.

The hotel offers an indoor pool for those rainy days at Niagara Falls, a fitness and business centre for keeping up with workouts and work, and a guest laundry facility, handy for young families.

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Book from ~$255 CAD
Popular Niagara Falls hotel with stunning views of the Canadian falls, day spa & restaurant 
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi in the lobby
  • Location perfect for walking to restaurants, shopping and attractions
  • Rooms were very clean and spacious
  • Views were often spectacular, said guests
  • Staff were courteous and efficient said guests
  • Wi-Fi costs $6.95 or $9.95 for 24 hours for non-Marriott members
  • Valet-only parking is $39 per night
  • Some guests reported dated decor
  • Guests often felt the hotel was expensive and the restaurant overpriced
Want to have a stunning view of the Canadian Falls right up close? This is the hotel for you! Rooms are spacious, very clean and well appointed. Guests can walk to Marineland in 30 minutes or ride in 6.
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Book from ~$105 CAD
Niagara Falls hotel with indoor pool, falls view rooms, free parking and free hot breakfast
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, hot breakfast, parking, newspapers, coffee in lobby
  • Rooms were updated and very clean with comfy beds
  • Location was excellent, walking distance to Falls lookout, restaurants and attractions
  • Wi-Fi was rated as good by reviewers online
  • Free hot breakfast was well liked and generous
  • Good value at this hotel said guests
  • Well maintained pool enjoyed by guests
  • No elevator in the motel section (but there is one in the 7-storey tower)
  • Some mentioned that the exterior and the public areas (hallways, lobby and breakfast room) could use an update
I really like this hotel. It has all newly renovated rooms and some come with balconies and views of the Falls. This is a very clean hotel that is well maintained. Guests found the rooms comfortable and spacious and many were pleased to have hardwood flooring. The renos look good too, with some great looking new bathrooms and double jacuzzis. One of the rare treats of Niagara Falls, the hotel provides free parking, along with a well-liked free hot breakfast and good free Wi-Fi. There is an indoor pool and hot tub to enjoy some down time in the evenings.
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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
This hotel is a great choice for guests who want to be close to Marineland and also enjoy views of the Falls. Even guests in non-fallsview rooms get to see beautiful vistas from the hotel--at the restaurant, at the day spa and from the indoor and outdoor pool area. It offers delicious food on site and it's close to many of the area's attractions including Clifton Hill and the Fallsview Indoor Waterpark.
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Book from ~$79 CAD
Good value Niagara Falls-Lundy's Lane hotel next to factory outlet mall with indoor pool
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, parking, local calls, newspapers
  • Guests found the rooms very clean and comfortable
  • Location convenient to shopping and restaurants on foot and the Falls by car
  • Many felt the hotel provided good value
  • Staff were well liked, very friendly and helpful
  • The motel section has no elevator to the 2nd floor
  • A few guests complained about noise disturbances
  • Guests thought IHOP was expensive
  • Guests missed having movie channels or pay-per-view movies
  • Motel section rooms were older, according to guests
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Book from ~$110 CAD
Family-friendly Niagara Falls hotel on Lundy's Lane with popular waterpark and Irish pub
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, local calls
  • Rooms were clean, well maintained with comfy beds
  • Doc Magilligan's Irish Pub got rave reviews for food, service, prices and entertainment
  • Guests loved the value of this hotel
  • Staff were professional and very helpful said guests
  • Location a plus, away from the noise with dining and amenities and WeGo bus nearby
  • Wi-Fi was rated as good overall
  • Parking is outdoors for $12 per night
  • No elevator access to 2nd floor courtyard rooms
  • Guests found the rooms overlooking the pool noisy
  • No adult-only time at the pool a disappointment to some
  • Limited TV channels, according to some
  • Some said the hotel was a bit outdated
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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
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Book from ~$164 CAD
Popular Niagara Falls boutique hotel with spectacular falls views, restaurant & valet parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Rooms were clean with comfortable beds
  • Location was perfect said guests for accessing Falls attractions
  • Staff were friendly, attentive and helpful said guests
  • Guests enjoyed dining at the hotel's restaurant, Marilyn's
  • Views were spectacular, according to guests
  • Valet parking is $22 per night
  • Some guests felt the rooms were small and lacking in certain amenities
  • Some guests complained about the Wi-Fi signal
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Book from ~$203 CAD
Niagara Falls hotel with spectacular views of the falls, indoor pool and restaurant
  • Free Wi-Fi is available in the lobby
  • Guests found clean, spacious rooms with comfortable beds
  • Guests loved the views of the falls from their rooms
  • Some guests liked the quieter location of this hotel
  • Staff were polite, friendly and helpful said guests
  • Guests often enjoyed dining on site
  • Wi-Fi is $6.95 (regular) or $9.95 (high speed) per day
  • Self-parking is $29 per day and valet is $35 per day
  • Some guests experienced long wait times for the elevator
  • Some guests complained of slightly dated decor
  • Some found the hotel and food service expensive
  • Guests often complainted about the new Marriott room design (in renovated rooms) with no side tables and lamps, drawers, dining tables and desks

4 Other Hotels Close to Marineland

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Book from ~$382 CAD
Popular Niagara Falls hotel with stunning fallsviews, indoor pool and free hot breakfast
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi in lobby and in rooms during construction phase, hot breakfast, evening reception
  • Guests typically found the staff helpful and friendly
  • Rooms were clean, spacious and well equipped
  • Location was handy to restaurants, attractions, the falls and the WeGo bus
  • Guests usually liked the free breakfast and free alcoholic beverages
  • The Keg was good and had good prices said guests
  • Valet parking is $35 and park and ride self-parking is $25 at an off-site lot
  • Some guests complained about hidden charges such a tourism fee and eco fee which guests refused to pay
  • Wi-Fi is typically $9.95 per device
  • Long waits at the front desk, for valet to bring car, for breakfast and the elevator
  • Some thought the hotel was still somewhat dated
  • Guests complained of getting partial fallsview rooms when the picture showed a full unobstructed view
With many rooms offering views of the Falls in this central hotel, Marineland is just a 7-minute drive away.
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Book from ~$142 CAD
Niagara Falls hotel and motel with fallsviews and indoor pool but many complaints
  • Many guests praised the hotel's proximity to the falls and Fallsview Casino
  • Some guests enjoyed views and rooms in the tower building on the higher floors
  • Parking is an additional $20 per night and Wi-Fi is $10 and not available in the motel section
  • Many guests thought the hotel was way overpriced
  • Some guests complained about the hotel's added parking and Wi-Fi fees
  • The staff received mixed reviews from guests, some saying they were helpful and some saying they were rude and not cooperative
  • Worn rooms and Wi-Fi issues were reported by many lodgers
With views of Niagara Falls, the Oaks Hotel is a 7-minute drive from the park.
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Book from ~$79 CAD
Cheap and clean Niagara Falls hotel with swimming pools and balconies but poor Wi-Fi
  • Free breakfast buffet, free WiFi, and free local calls
  • Most guests felt their rooms were clean and comfortable
  • A number of guests mentioned that the staff were friendly and helpful
  • Many guests were pleased with the location, near the WEGO bus stop, the Falls and attractions
  • Several guests said this hotel was reasonably priced
  • An indoor and outdoor swimming pool, sundeck and hot tub
  • $12.00 parking surcharge
  • Several guests mentioned their views of the Falls were inadequate
  • A number of guests said the breakfast room was too small to accommodate all the guests
  • Guests reported a lack of Wi-Fi service
  • Some guests reported dated decor
Away from the hustle and bustle of downtown, this Comfort Inn is surrounded by restaurants and is located just a 7-minute drive from Marineland.
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Book from ~$192 CAD
Niagara Falls hotel with some great views of the falls plus indoor pool with waterslide
  • Rooms were clean and comfortable said guests
  • Guests often found the staff pleasant and helpful
  • Location was well liked, in walking distance of attractions and WeGo bus stop, close to Rainbow Bridge
  • Several guests enjoyed dining on site
  • Guests often were happy with the views of the falls from their rooms
  • Wi-Fi for non-members is $8.85 per day
  • Self-parking is $30, valet is $35 and rooftop is $25 daily
  • Some guests found the hotel expensive with many added fees, including sales tax, tourism fee and eco fee
  • Some found their view disappointing as the casino was also in the foreground
  • Wi-Fi received mediocre ratings in the reviews
  • Some described their rooms and lobby as tired
Located in downtown Niagara Falls, near all the entertainment and attractions offered, this Hilton has views of the Falls and is a 7-minute drive from Marineland.

Tips For Staying Near Marineland

Located in Niagara Falls, Canada, Marineland is a seasonal aquarium and amusement park. The park has a number of rides, but its prominent draw is its aquatic shows with tanks of large sea animals doing tricks.

Admission into the park is $45.95 for guests 13 years of age and older. There are reduced rates for kids aged 5 to 12 ($38.95) and children 4 and under are admitted free. For an extra $5 on top of their admission fee, guests can upgrade to a season pass for unlimited admission throughout the season. Operating hours are seasonal, from May (Victoria Day long weekend) to Canadian Thanksgiving (mid-October).

For more fare and operating hours information, visit their website.

All of the shows are included in the admission rate, and for an extra fee guests are allowed to participate in feeding the beluga whales at regular touching and feeding sessions held throughout the afternoons. 
Daily shows featuring dolphins, beluga whales, sea lions and walruses are enacted throughout the day, where the trained sea mammals do flips, jumps and dives for audiences in the King Waldorf Stadium. 

Friendship Cove allows you to view their killer whale, Kiska, both above and below water level, with the possibility to get a playful splash as she creates waves.

Arctic Cove is home to over 30 beluga whales, where you have the chance to view them above and below water level, as well as interact with them for an extra fee.

There are also a number of rides throughout the park, including three roller coasters, and a collection of kid-appropriate rides.

There is a large development plan in the works that would include freshwater tanks for fish from around the world, as well as a shark tank.
Marineland allows food to be brought into the park, and provides a number of leafy picnic areas throughout the park where guests can relax between shows.

The on-site, cafeteria-style restaurant serves a number of hot meal items such as pizza, rotisserie chicken, burgers and fries. Kiosks throughout the park also serve up ice cream, popcorn and other typical amusement park foods.
Parking fees are included in the admission cost, and therefore free to visitors.
Getting Around: Driving
Marineland is a 9-minute drive from Clifton Hill in downtown Niagara Falls, 11 minutes by car from the Queen Elizabeth Way Highway and 13 minutes from the Rainbow Bridge and border into New York State.

There are a number of airports near Niagara Falls, including the Niagara District Airport (YCM), a 23-minute drive away. The John C. Munro International Airport (YHM) in Hamilton is just over a 1-hour drive away and the Pearson International Airport (YYZ) just outside of Toronto is a 1-hour and 30-minute drive from the park.
Getting Around: Public Transit
A Falls Shuttle is available for guests along the green line, travelling from downtown Niagara Falls to Marineland and looping back along the Falls to downtown. Fares are $3.50 for a single ride, or $6 for an all-day pass, which can be purchased from most hotels and information kiosks. More Information is available on their website.

Also available are a few taxi services throughout the region.
Due to the seasonal nature of the park, information on hotel packages and discounts are offered closer to the season, and may change year to year. Guests are encouraged to contact the hotel of their choice directly to inquire about promotional rates offered during their stay. Always check the prices available online as well to ensure that you get the best deal for you.

Reduced-fare coupons can be found in brochures throughout Niagara Falls. Check your hotel's lobby when you arrive, or ask at the concierge desk.