Editor's Top 3 Picks

Editor's Picks
Book from ~$80 CAD
Niagara Falls-Clifton Hill motel with outdoor pool, balconies, family and jacuzzi suites
Pros
  • 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
Cons
  • 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
Editor's Picks
Book from ~$105 CAD
Niagara Falls hotel with indoor pool, falls view rooms, free parking and free hot breakfast
Pros
  • 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
Cons
  • 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
Editor's Picks
Book from ~$258 CAD
Highly praised Niagara Falls hotel with fallsviews, restaurants, indoor pool & jacuzzi rooms
Pros
  • 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
Cons
  • 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

8 Other Hotels Close to Niagara SkyWheel

Editor's Picks
Book from ~$82 CAD
Niagara Falls hotel near Clifton Hill with indoor pool, extra parking fees and mixed reviews
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Numerous guests praised the hotel's proximity to the Falls and other area attractions
  • Guests enjoyed breakfast at the Golden Griddle
  • Several guests were pleased with the room prices
Cons
  • Parking is $12.20 per day including tax
  • Many guests reported musty odours and rooms that were not cleaned to their satisfaction and comfort
  • A few said the pool and hot tub were dirty and the area smelled musty
  • Many guests reported non-functioning or slow Wi-Fi
  • Many complained of dated rooms and poor maintenance
Location
Located among a number of restaurants on a leafy side street, the Imperial Hotel is a 4-minute walk from the SkyWheel.
Parking
A $10 + tax parking fee is enforced.
Editor's Picks
Book from ~$70 CAD
Older Niagara Falls hotel on Clifton Hill with outdoor pool, cheap rates and free parking
Pros
  • 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"
Cons
  • Many guests commented on the noise from the karaoke bar next door
  • Some guests remarked on the out-dated decor of the rooms
Editor's Picks
Book from ~$71 CAD
Good value Niagara Falls hotel near Clifton Hill with indoor pool and jacuzzi suites
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly service
  • Many reviewers found the location convenient for exploring the area on foot
  • Several guests thought that the room rates were reasonable
  • A couple of reviewers enjoyed the indoor pool and hot tub area
Cons
  • No on-site dining
  • Parking is $5 per night
  • A couple of guests were disappointed that there was no free breakfast
  • A couple of reviewers complained about noise disturbances from inside the hotel
Location
Located just a short walk from Clifton Hill, this Days inn is a 3-minute walk from the SkyWheel.
Parking
Free parking is available for guests during the duration of their stay.
Editor's Picks
Book from ~$78 CAD
Location and breakfast were praised, but some concerns over lack of amenities
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Many guests enjoyed the breakfast restaurant
  • Most guests found the location convenient
  • Several reviewers had positive experiences with the staff
Cons
  • Many guests found their rooms lacking in amenities
  • Some guests were upset there was no elevator
  • Some guests experienced poor Wi-Fi connections
Location
Located on a shopping strip of Victoria Avenue, the Victoria Motor Inn is a 5-minute walk from the SkyWheel.
Parking
Parking is a $10 fee per night.
Editor's Picks
Book from ~$70 CAD
Offering affordability, close proximity to Clifton Hill, but parking costs extra
Pros
  • Many guests thought that the hotel was affordable
  • Several guests found the close proximity to attractions convenient
  • Guests typically judged their rooms to be clean
  • Free Internet
Cons
  • Some guests wanted microwaves in their rooms
  • Fridges, microwaves, and parking cost extra
  • No free breakfast with room rate
Location
Surrounded by restaurants on Victoria Avenue, this Howard Johnson is a 5-minute walk from the observation wheel.
Parking
There is a parking fee of $8 per car, per day.
Money-saving
A number of area packages can be arranged through the Howard Johnson, and details on these money-saving packages are readily available on their website.
Editor's Picks
Book from ~$89 CAD
Clean but dated Niagara Falls hotel with indoor & outdoor pools, balconies & jacuzzi suites
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, lobby coffee, morning muffins and coffee (in high season), local calls
  • Many guests found the rooms very clean, spacious and comfortable
  • Location was prime, near to Clifton Hill attractions, but still quiet
  • Affordable rates and good value according to some guests
  • Indoor and outdoor pools pleasant said guests
Cons
  • Parking is $8 per night
  • No in-room coffeemakers a disappointment to some
  • Wi-Fi poor according to a few guests
  • Dated decor according to guests
  • Some guests found the free breakfast too minimal
  • Guests were divided when it came to customer service
Location
On a residential side street away from the noise of Clifton Hill, but not far from it, this Inn is a 5-minute walk from the SkyWheel.
Parking
Parking is available for $8 a night.
Editor's Picks
Book from ~$70 CAD
Budget-friendly, near the attractions, but extra fee for parking
Pros
  • Numerous guests liked being near Clifton Hill and the falls
  • Many guests thought that the room rate offered good value
  • Guests often judged their rooms to be clean
Cons
  • Many guests felt that breakfast offered poor selection
  • Several guests did not like paying extra for parking
  • Some guests had trouble getting Internet in their rooms
Location
Near a number of restaurants, including the Keg Steakhouse and a T.G.I.Fridays, the SkyWheel is a 6-minute walk from this Days Inn.
Parking
Parking is available for $10 a night.
Editor's Picks
Book from ~$150 CAD
Historic Niagara Falls hotel attached to casino & waterpark, with fallsviews & jacuzzi rooms
Pros
  • Guests who booked the larger rooms with the better fallsviews and larger windows seemed to be pleased
  • Location was well liked, close to attractions, the waterpark and restaurants
  • The Rainbow Room restaurant was very well liked and had great falls views
  • Staff were friendly and helpful said guests
Cons
  • Mandatory resort fee of $15.95 per room, per night
  • Self-parking costs $29 per day
  • Guests often complained of small rooms and bathrooms
  • Guests complained of extra charges, resort fee and tourism tax
  • Some found the hotel dated, with hard beds, noise transfer and poor views
  • Guests often felt the hotel did not provide enough value for the price
  • Wi-Fi received lower scores in the online surveys
Location
Located on Falls Avenue and with rooms overlooking the Falls, the Crowne Plaza is connected to Casino Niagara by a pedway and is a 6-minute walk from the SkyWheel.
Parking
Parking fees are $18 (self-parking) to $28 (valet) per night.

Tips For Staying Near Niagara SkyWheel

Location
Situated on the tourist strip, Clifton Hill, the Niagara SkyWheel offers air conditioned and heat controlled gondolas for a year-round magnificent view of the Falls and beyond. Canada's largest observation wheel towers 175 meters above the ground, surrounded by a large variety of entertainment options in Niagara Falls.
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View
If you're looking for a panoramic view from the highest point in Niagara Falls of both Falls, the Niagara Region and beyond, a ride on the SkyWheel is a must. 
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Other Tips
The ride lasts 8 to 12 minutes, and is the perfect place to get those day or night pictures of the Falls and area. A narrator announces attractions that can be seen throughout the ride. 

Reviewers mentioned it would be great to do on your first night in the Falls because of all the lights and narrated descriptions of things to do.

Admission is $10.99 for adults and $6.99 for children 12 and under. All prices are plus taxes.
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Getting Around
As the SkyWheel is located directly on Clifton Hill, many of the area attractions can be reached on foot. Viewpoints of the Falls, and parks on the waterfront, are within a 10-minute walk.

The Niagara Veterans Memorial Parkway is a 4-minute drive away, while the Queen Elizabeth Way (QEW) is a 6-minute drive. The nearest international airport is the John C. Munro Airport in Hamilton (YHM) at a 58-minute drive, and Toronto's Pearson International Airport (YYZ) is a 1-hour, 15-minute drive away.
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Getting Around: Public Transit
Niagara Region Transit Service has routes linking Niagara Falls - Welland - St. Catharines - Port Colborne - Fort Erie from Monday to Saturday and costs $6.

There is a seasonal paid shuttle service to the Falls and various tourist destinations in the Niagara Region from most hotels and other points around the city, but it does not operate during the winter months. Passes can be purchased at a number of different retailers and information can be found on the WeGo website.
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Money-saving
Clifton Hill offers a number of different Fun Packages to area attractions, as well as coupons for the SkyWheel itself. For more information on packages, visit their website. The premier hotel offering SkyWheel packages is the Comfort Inn, located directly across the street.
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Parking
While there is no parking to the wheel itself, some of the nearby hotels offer free parking for guests.However, most hotels charge extra for parking. 
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