There is much to see and do in Niagara Falls, but a visit would be incomplete without actually seeing the Falls. While a walk along the viewing platform is fascinating in and of itself, why not wake up in your hotel room with a breathtaking view overlooking Niagara Falls?
What Makes a Fallsview Hotel Stand Out?
The hotels that topped our list are highly rated by guests for their accommodations, amenities, service and location. They also offer some of the best views available, from partial views of the Falls to clear, unobstructed views that feel up close and personal. With a variety of room types to choose from that offer views of the Falls, as well as views from many of the common areas, guests will be able to enjoy the views in comfort, away from the crowds.
What to Expect When Booking:

Just booking any room in one of these hotels does not guarantee you one of the magnificent views, and you could find yourself disappointed. Most of the hotels close to Niagara Falls have named their rooms for easy booking, but this may still not guarantee an unobstructed view!

Booking a room on one of the higher floors will give you a landscape or bird's eye view of the area, sometimes as far as Western New York, while most mid-level options (floors 4 to 14, depending on the hotel) will give you a head-on view of the Falls themselves.

One of our top picks, the Sheraton on the Falls, is ideally located for views of the fireworks displays happening on certain dates throughout the summer as it overlooks both the American and Canadian Falls. The Crowne Plaza Fallsview also has some great views of the American Falls. All the other hotels on this list are closer to the Canadian Horseshoe Falls, although they may offer views of both.

Many of the hotels also have at least one restaurant boasting floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the Falls which is perfect for night views when the Falls are illuminated, but don't forget to make a reservation as this tourist area is a busy place!

Speaking of tourist areas, did you know that there is a Tourist Marketing Fee, more recently called the Tourism Improvement Fee (TIF) charged at restaurants, attractions and hotels in Niagara Falls which ranges from 3.8% to 10% of the overall bill? Although staff may sometimes think this as a mandatory tax, it is actually by law a voluntary payment for tourism development. This means that the choice to pay it is yours and if you do not wish to contribute to the tourism industry, you can simply ask to have it removed from your bill. Good to know!

Our Top Picks:
Editor's Picks
Book from ~$126 CAD
Highly praised Niagara Falls hotel with fallsviews, restaurants, indoor pool & jacuzzi rooms

The Sheraton on the Falls stands out as one of our two top choices not only because of its perfect location at the base of the Clifton Hill tourist strip, and its excellent amenities and services, but because it offers stunning and varied views.

This hotel overlooks both the American and Canadian Horseshoe Falls. Unlike most of the hotels on this list, it is quite close to the American Falls. Many of its rooms overlooking Niagara Falls feature floor-to-ceiling windows, for a spectacular private view. Some also offer a Juliette balcony that opens to the relaxing sound of the Falls.

The Falls are also viewable from several of the hotel's common areas. Windows Restaurant by Jamie Kennedy features gourmet cuisine served up beside floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the Falls, while Fallsview Restaurant offers a more casual dining experience, also with views of the Falls. The on-site spa and indoor and outdoor pools offer views of the Falls, as do its event and banquet spaces.

Booking
The view from its guest rooms depends on how high up you are. Superior rooms can have views of both Falls, while some have only partial views of the American Falls. Deluxe rooms (from floor 14 up) provide a landscape view of the area.
Our Room Pick
If a stellar view is what you're after, a great pick is the Canadian Falls Corner Suite, which offers views of both Falls, as well as a corner walk-out balcony. On a cold winter night, guests can see the illuminated Falls while curled up on the sofa in front of the fireplace. You can even see the Falls from the picture window in this suite's bathroom, which also features a jetted tub.
Editor's Picks
Book from ~$164 CAD
Popular Niagara Falls hotel with stunning views of the Canadian falls, day spa & restaurant 

The Niagara Falls Marriott Fallsview Hotel and Spa is one of our top picks due to its high guest ratings. It's well positioned right across from the Falls in a high tower with over 430 guest rooms and suites and offers spectacular views, especially of the Canadian Horseshoe Falls from many of its guest rooms.

The best views are on the higher floors and although there are guests impressed at the 7th floor view, it seems that the higher floors create a greater sense of awe.

Guests typically enjoy their stays here, although they find on-site dining and parking pricey, they enjoy the cleanliness of this hotel and usually find the rooms spacious.

Special extras such as a double jacuzzi and fireplace enhance a romantic getaway or quiet retreat. Although the day spa does not offer views of the falls, the Terrapin restaurant which is on the ground floor or lobby level of the hotel does offer a view of the falls but it may be somewhat obstructed by trees in the summer.

Booking

For the best views, the hotel guarantees views from the following room types which are on floors 8 and up: Fallsview guest room, 2 queen; Fallsview guest room, 1 king, whirlpool; Superior fallsview guest room, 2 queen; Superior fallsview guest room 1 king, whirlpool; Fallsview family suite; and Fallsview bi-level loft suite.

And reviewers online that were really wowed by their views mentioned the following floors: the 12th, 15th, 18th, 20th and 23rd floor. They spoke of seeing the sunrise, afternoon rainbows, nightime falls illumination and fireworks.

Our Room Pick
While there are certainly several luxurious rooms on offer that overlook the Falls, the 16th-floor bi-level lofts stand out. In addition to the double jacuzzi and electric fireplace, they offer views of the Canadian Horseshoe Falls, Bridal Veil Falls and the American Falls.
Editor's Picks
Book from ~$138 CAD
Niagara Falls hotel with spectacular views of the falls, indoor pool and restaurant

This hotel offers amazing views of the Falls starting from the 2nd-floor Milestone's restaurant due to its position on the hill. Although this hotel is closer to the Canadian Falls, the American Falls and summer fireworks can be seen from some guest rooms.

There are many room types available, including bi-level suites and lofts. Window types in the guest rooms vary, but include floor-to-ceiling and 18-foot options.

Our Room Pick

For the best views in the house, choose the rooms called Fallsview on floor 25 and higher including the 1 King bed Suite on High floor with Whirlpool or the Superior Fallsview 2 Queen bed room on High floor.

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Book from ~$122 CAD
Popular Niagara Falls hotel with stunning fallsviews, indoor pool and free hot breakfast

The Embassy Suites offers spacious and comfortable newly renovated two-room suites with stunning views of the Falls, some from very high unobstructed vantage points, which are known as the "Premium View" offered on floors 28 to 36 and even higher. Guests should note that rooms on the lower floors may offer obstructed or partial views of the Falls.

All rooms feature a convenient mini-kitchen which includes a coffeemaker, a mini-fridge, a microwave and a sink with counter. Some rooms come with extras such as an electric fireplace in the living area and a double jetted tub in the bathroom.

Value

The hotel offers a free breakfast buffet with a well-liked omelette bar, but it's advisable to arrive to breakfast prior to 9 am, before it winds down to a smaller and more crowded space which may pose line-ups at the omelette station.

There are free evening receptions which some guests enjoy with nuts, pretzels and a free alcoholic beverage. (Guests say the hotel makes a mean Caesar, which they recommend you enjoy back in your room overlooking the falls!)

The WeGo bus stop is just outside the hotel and costs $7.50 for 24 hours, per person. Some guests find this a convenient, cost efficient and hassle free means of exploring the area.

Guests with cars who can't afford valet parking can always opt out for cheaper self-parking in the area.

Booking
The Embassy Suites offers guest suites with extra beds and 2 bathrooms that accommodate 6, 8, and even 12 persons, making it the perfect option for a family or group of friends who want a view.
Editor's Picks
Book from ~$122 CAD
Niagara Falls hotel with some great views of the falls plus indoor pool with waterslide

The Hilton Hotel offers 3 towers, the South Tower, the Mid Tower and the North Tower with 50 floors and guests often say that views in the North or South Tower on the higher floors (33- 49) or corner rooms on floors 22-28 are best. 

Guests should note that views of the Falls from this hotel are often obstructed by the 35-floor Fallsview Casino Resort which is situated between the Falls and the hotel. Guest services at the hotel itself recommend the "Premium Falls View" rooms on floors 33 to 49 for best views. South Tower rooms that are more southward offer views of the Canadian Horseshoe Falls, with the casino to the left of your window and views on the North Tower open up vistas to the American Falls

Can't get enough of that view? Try the Watermark Restaurant in the South Tower, which overlooks the Falls from the 33rd floor, featuring floor-to-ceiling windows and multi-level seating, or the Myst Lounge which offers panoramic Falls views from the 34th floor.

Our Room Pick
Some of the 2 Room Tower King Suites offer premium views as well as a double Jacuzzi and electric fireplace.
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Editor's Picks
Book from ~$97 CAD
Popular Niagara Falls boutique hotel with spectacular falls views, restaurant & valet parking

The Tower Hotel Niagara Falls is a well-rated boutique hotel providing landscape views from their uniquely styled but smaller rooms on floors 27 to 30, towering way above the Falls. With beds right near the wall-to-wall picture windows, the view is impressive.

The popular restaurant situated on top of the tower offers amazing views, and is open for dinner from 5 pm to 10 pm each day of the week in high season with reservations recommended. In the winter it is open for dinner only from Thursday to Sunday.

Booking
According to guest reviews, even rooms called city view may offer a partial view of the Falls and are a good option.
Editor's Picks
Book from ~$98 CAD
Niagara Falls hotel with indoor pool, jacuzzi rooms and southern views of the falls

This hotel is located behind the Marriott Fallsview Hotel & Spa which obscures its views to the north and thus the American Falls and fireworks cannot be seen, but only the southern part of the Canadian Horseshoe Falls, along with the Niagara River which dramatically approaches the Niagara gorge. 

These views can be quite beautiful, but guests should be careful to confirm their reservation of a top floor (11-15) on the southern corner in order to avoid a view that is too obscured by the Marriott property or too low, which brings the street activity into view.

Booking
Fallsview King Jacuzzi Rooms on the 15th floor offer the best views at this hotel. Guests will see the Canadian Horseshoe Falls and the Niagara River from their room and double jacuzzi.
Editor's Picks
Book from ~$94 CAD
Well-liked Niagara Falls hotel with fallsviews, indoor pool, jacuzzi suites and free Wi-Fi
The Four Points Hotel is located behind the Fallsview Casino which has 35 floors and obscures views of many of its rooms. It offers views, however, of the Canadian Falls and Niagara River in some rooms on floors 14 through 18. The best fallsview room in the house is the Presidential Fallsview Whirlpool Suite with a double jacuzzi on the 18th floor.