Editor's Top 3 Picks

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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
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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
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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 Rainbow Bridge

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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
For a room with a view, and easy access to the Rainbow Bridge, the Crowne Plaza offers rooms overlooking the Falls, at just under a 1-minute drive from customs.
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Book from ~$93 CAD
Clean but dated Niagara Falls hotel near Clifton Hill with indoor pool, balconies & jacuzzis
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Many guests said the rooms were clean and comfortable
  • Guests liked the quiet location, an easy walk to attractions
  • Many guests felt that the property offered good value
  • Many guests enjoyed the pool area at this hotel
Cons
  • Parking is $10 per night
  • Many guests described the rooms as dated and in need of updates
  • Extra charges at the hotel were irritating to several guests
Location
This budget option is popular with travelling families as it overlooks the river and bridge and is an approximate 1-minute drive from customs.
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Book from ~$175 CAD
Small, quiet B&B option close to the Falls
Pros
  • Free parking, free breakfast
  • Most guests enjoyed the quality and selection of the complimentary homemade breakfast
  • Several reviewers enjoyed their rooms and described them as clean and spacious
  • Guests liked how close the hotel was to the Falls and Rainbow Bridge
Cons
  • A couple of guests found the AC not cool enough
  • A few guests had complaints about stains on the carpets
Location
On a leafy side street, the Bluecrest B&B is within walking distance of the Clifton Hill tourist strip, without all the noise. The Rainbow Bridge is a 2-minute drive away.
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About a 6-minute drive from Niagara Falls, free breakfast, clean/spacious rooms
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking, free breakfast
  • Numerous guests praised the hotel's central locale and proximity to the Falls
  • Several lodgers were pleased with their clean and spacious rooms
  • The hotel's breakfast was described as plentiful and varied
Cons
  • A few guests reported a lack of in-room toiletries and worn towels
Location
For those looking for a home away from home, the Rainbow B&B is located on a residential side street away from all the action. Customs at the Rainbow Bridge is a 3-minute drive from this hotel.
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Book from ~$102 CAD
Family-friendly Niagara Falls hotel with year-round skywalk to waterpark & free movie nights
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Guests said rooms were updated and clean
  • Guests found the staff friendly
  • Guests found the location handy to the waterpark and Clifton Hill
  • Several reviewers felt they had received good value
Cons
  • Parking is $15 per night
  • Restaurants expensive according to guests
  • Several guests had billing discrepancies and issues
  • Noise an issue for some guests: children running in hallways and from movie playing in courtyard #2
Location
Just off of Falls Avenue, the Skyline Inn is within a 1-minute drive of customs at the Rainbow Bridge.
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Book from ~$124 CAD
Praised by guests for location, cleanliness, staff and free breakfast
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking, free breakfast, free local calls and free newspapers
  • Many guests described the rooms as clean
  • Many reviewers found the hotel convenient for walking to Clifton Hill attractions
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly servce
  • Many guests praised the food at the free breakfast
  • Several reviewers thought that the room rates were reasonable
Cons
  • A few guests thought that the interior decor was dated
  • A few reviewers complained about smelling chlorine from the pool in the lobby
  • A couple of guests found the beds uncomfortable
Location
Surrounded by a number of restaurants at the end of the Victoria Avenue tourist strip, this Hampton Inn is a 2-minute drive from the Rainbow Bridge.
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Book from ~$154 CAD
Clean Niagara Falls hotel with quiet and spacious rooms a 7-minute walk to Clifton Hill
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free hot breakfast
  • Numerous guests praised the hotel's proximity to attractions and the falls
  • The hotel's staff were complimented on their friendly and helpful service
  • Several reviewers were pleased with the hotel's affordable and reasonable rates
  • The hotel's rooms were found to be clean and spacious
Cons
  • A few guests complained about the hotel's added parking charge of $8 per day
  • Spotty Wi-Fi and a lack of fridges in some rooms were reported by a few lodgers
Location
Highly rated on our site for value, this Country Inn is a 2-minute drive from the Rainbow Bridge.
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Book from ~$77 CAD
Situated in the Clifton Hill area, clean rooms and reasonable room rates
Pros
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean
  • Many reviewers thought that the location was convenient for accessing area attractions on foot
  • Several guests thought that the room rates were reasonable
  • Several reviewers found their beds to be comfortable
  • A few guests described the front desk agents as friendly and helpful
Cons
  • No on-site restaurant, no elevator and no Internet access
  • Several guests thought that their room interiors were dated and in need of upgrades
  • A few reviewers noticed an unpleasant odour in their rooms
Location
Located just up the street from the Clifton Hill tourist area, the Inn by the Falls is a 2-minute drive from the Rainbow Bridge.

Tips For Staying Near Rainbow Bridge

Location
The link between Niagara Falls in Ontario, Canada and Niagara Falls, New York, the Rainbow Bridge acts as a major border crossing point over the Niagara River. The bridge is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
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Other Tips
There are tolls to use the bridge and cross through immigration. The cost per vehicle is $3.50 in both currencies and pedestrians and cyclists pay $0.50. Additional costs are in place for trucks, any towed vehicles or RVs and limos.

Travellers heading into the United States are required to provide a valid passport. For more U.S. Customs requirements, visit the American Embassy website. Those travelling frequently between Canada and the United States can apply for a NEXUS pass, which allows for a quicker entry and departure into the country.
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Shopping
Located just before the Rainbow Bridge, travellers heading into the U.S. are allowed to shop at the Niagara Duty Free and receive deep discounts on products like cigarettes and alcohol. For a list of customs allowances per person, visit their website.
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Getting Around
Crossing any border can incur a bit of a wait time, especially during holidays. Travellers are recommended to research the current wait times in order to avoid surprise. Information for Niagara Region border crossing wait times can be found on the Niagara Bridges Commission website.

On the Canadian side, the bridge connects with the Niagara Veteran's Parkway, and the Queen Elizabeth Way (QEW) Highway is a 7-minute drive from the bridge. On the American side, the bridge connects to Highway 104, while the I-190 is a 9-minute drive away. 

The closest Canadian international airport is Pearson International (YYZ) at a 1-hour and 15-minute drive from the bridge, while the Buffalo Niagara International Airport (BUF) is a 30-minute drive away.
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