OverviewLocated just north of the Queen Elizabeth Way Highway on the banks of Lake Ontario, the Ramada Jordan/Beacon Harbourside Inn & Suites Conference Centre is well-suited to road travellers visiting Jordan or the Niagara region who require a hotel with banquet facilities, a marina and easy highway access.
This non-smoking hotel has 62 air-conditioned guest rooms and suites, all of which offer free Wi-Fi, a mini-fridge, a microwave, a coffeemaker, a desk, a hair dryer, and an iron and ironing board. Standard rooms offer two double, or one king bed, while suites with a separate queen bedroom, a living area with a sofabed and a jetted tub are also available.
Hotel amenities include an indoor pool, a business centre, a fitness room, conference/banquet facilities, a marina, and free parking. Up to two dogs per room are permitted for an additional fee of $10 per pet per day. The hotel does not offer wheelchair accessible rooms.
On-site dining is available at the Beacon Harbourside Restaurant (serving breakfast, lunch and dinner daily) and Don Cherry's, which is open for lunch and dinner daily. Other nearby restaurants include Lake House Restaurant (about a 3-minute walk) and Tim Horton's (a 1-minute drive west of the hotel).
Downtown Niagara Falls is about a 30-minute drive southeast, while Niagara-on-the-Lake can be found roughly a 35-minute drive northeast. Shopping is available in nearby St. Catherines at Grantham Plaza (a 15-minute drive eastward), while Brock University can be found approximately 18 minutes from the hotel by car. John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport (YHM) is about a 40-minute drive west. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)
Verified with a front desk agent on January 24, 2013: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, up to 2 pets stay for $10/pet per day, wheelchair accessible.
The majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, with praise going to the hotel's location, staff, and rooms.
Many guests were pleased with the hotel's location. They described it as being close to Niagara Falls, Niagara-on-the-Lake, within minutes of several wineries, and Lake Ontario. It was mentioned by these reviewers that the setting and restaurant views overlooking Lake Ontario were beautiful.
The hotel's staff were a source of several compliments by lodgers. They were characterized as professional, accommodating, responsive to requests, and courteous.
Several reviewers were pleased with their accommodations at this hotel. They described their rooms as clean and spacious with comfortable beds, as well as beautiful and impressive views of Lake Ontario. It should be mentioned, however, that some guests complained their balconies and patio furniture were dirty.
While most of the reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were a few common complaints among them, which included the hotel's common areas, poor TV reception, and noise transfer.
Some guests were disappointed with the state of the hotel's common areas. They reported worn and tired carpets, dirty windows throughout the hotel, cigarette butts outside, and an unkempt pool area.
The hotel's TV reception was a source of complaints from a few reviewers. They described only being able to get 7 or 8 channels in their rooms, and that those channels were fuzzy.
A few guests reported noisy air conditioning/heating units in their rooms, and noise from wedding parties booked in the hotel. It should be noted however, that noise was not an issue for the majority of reviewers of this hotel.
TripAdvisor.com guest reviews rated the hotel #3 out of 3 Jordan hotels from 64 reviews.
Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 7.8 out of 10 from 56 reviews.
The author called the hotel on January 24, 2013 to verify some information.