Niagara Falls is a world class attraction that attracts thousands of visitors and it has a lot of hotels to choose from. Because it attracts a lot of visitors, many of the hotels are "well used" and some are downright dives with uncaring owners, so it can be challenging finding a nice place to stay if you're a family on a budget. 

I looked for good value hotels in Niagara Falls, which boils down to clean affordable rooms, well-maintained properties and good customer service. In our quest for value, the cheaper hotels made it to the top of the list, but this does not mean they are better hotels than the hotels further down the list. 
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Editor's Top 10 Picks

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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
This hotel is a great choice for value in Niagara Falls with its newly renovated rooms, some even with views of the Falls from the higher floors and balconies. Guests loved the location, a 5-minute walk to the Falls lookout area and walking distance to restaurants and attractions.

The hotel offers rooms in a 2-storey walk-up section and a 7-storey tower with elevator. Guests found the rooms very clean, spacious and comfortable. All rooms have flat screen TVs, hardwood floors and some offer great-looking double jacuzzis and a fireplace. There is a well liked indoor pool and hot tub on site.

Adding value are the very rare offering (for this area) of free parking, along with good free Wi-Fi and a generously supplied hot breakfast.

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Book from ~$66 CAD
Clean but dated Niagara Falls walk-up budget hotel with outdoor pool but no falls views
Pros
  • 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
Cons
  • 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 no longer offers falls views as there are towers more recently built that obscure any view you could have had from their top floor, but this fact does not deter guests from enjoying this small hotel. The fact remains that the location is still great, walking distance to the attractions and restaurants of the area, not to mention the Falls themselves!

Guests found the rooms dated, but well cleaned and comfortable, supplying the basics well with friendly staff and they loved getting a cheap hot breakfast on site at Tattle’s and great pizza at Zappi’s.

The Wi-Fi is not that great in the rooms, but it works well in the lobby, I’m told, and comes free of charge along with local calls. Parking is an extra $10 per night.

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Well-liked motel on Lundy's Lane with outdoor pool and suites with kitchen and jacuzzi
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, breakfast, parking, local calls
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean and well equipped
  • Location was convenient to the WeGo bus, groceries and restaurants on foot and Niagara Falls attractions by bus or car
  • Many guests felt the motel offered good value
  • Summer guests enjoyed the pool, patio, BBQs and flower gardens
  • Many guests liked the owners who were polite and responsive
  • Wi-Fi rated very good overall by guests
  • Many guests found the free breakfast substantial
Cons
  • Some guests mentioned that the rooms were somewhat dated
  • There was the odd complaint over cleaning or maintenance issues
  • No elevator to the second floor
  • Limited front desk hours
Located on Lundy's Lane, the Blue Moon is another crowd pleaser for Niagara Falls. It's a 6-minute drive to the Falls and a 2-minute drive to the Canada One Factory Outlets. The bus stop is right in front of the motel for downtown Niagara and there are restaurants and a large supermarket in walking distance.

This motel-style property provides the desired basics in the room such as air-conditioning, coffeemaker, TV, and a fridge. Outdoors there is a well-maintained heated pool, a BBQ and picnic area, gardens and a playground for the kids. 

Freebies include a well-liked continental breakfast (from mid-May to mid-October), Wi-Fi, parking and local calls. Guests had pleasant stays here and highlighted the cleanliness of the rooms, the kind owners and the good location of the motel.
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Book from ~$79 CAD
Good value Niagara Falls-Lundy's Lane hotel next to factory outlet mall with indoor pool
Pros
  • 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
Cons
  • 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
This well-liked hotel offers clean rooms and good value. It has a newer and updated 5-storey tower section with elevator, and an older and dated motel section (which is a 2-storey walk-up). The cheaper rooms are no-frills but are still clean and well kept.

It located on Lundy’s Lane, next door to the outlet mall and in walking distance of restaurants and the WeGo bus stop. The Skylon Tower is a 7-minute drive.

Parking is free but watch out for the expensive breakfast at the on-site IHOP.

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Book from ~$109 CAD
Niagara Falls hotel with indoor pool, jacuzzi rooms and southern views of the falls
Pros
  • 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
Cons
  • 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 offers some great views of the southern end of the Horseshoe Falls, but only from the higher floors of its tower (as it peeks around the Marriott which blocks most of its views). However, be aware that not all rooms offered by this hotel were well liked by guests. In particular, guests mentioned that there are some older rooms on the property which are in need of better upkeep. On the positive side though, the location is well liked, being an easy walk to the Falls lookout promenade with restaurants and shops nearby. In addition to your nightly rate, this hotel also charges a resort fee of 4% and $20 per day for parking.
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Book from ~$110 CAD
Family-friendly Niagara Falls hotel on Lundy's Lane with popular waterpark and Irish pub
Pros
  • 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
Cons
  • 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
You can’t go wrong with this hotel, especially if you like Irish pubs! Doc Magilligan’s is on site and a destination in and of itself--an authentic Irish pub (built in Ireland) with Irish beer, hearty fare and a live band on the weekend.

This hotel is a good place to bring children while sticking to your budget, as it has reasonably-priced rooms and a great indoor pool area well suited to young families, where the adults can enjoy the tropical courtyard and lunch overlooking the pool while the kids splash around at the children’s play park. A games room with arcades and supervised children’s activities add to the fun.

Located on Lundy’s Lane, it’s 6 minutes to Clifton Hill via WeGo bus or car. Wi-Fi is free and parking costs $12 per day.

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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
This is the place to stay if you want to be right on Clifton Hill amid the fair-style attractions and restaurants. There is an outdoor pool to enjoy the summer weather and guests will find a mini-fridge and microwave in all rooms to help save on dining out costs.

Adding value to your stay are a free basic breakfast, free Wi-Fi and free local calls. Parking is $10 per night.

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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
This is my personal favourite. It has great views not only from the well-appointed rooms but many of its public spaces so guests can get a non-fallsview room and still enjoy beautiful views of the Falls from the restaurant, indoor and outdoor pools and day spa. It’s also a great place from which to see the fireworks.

The location is tops--the Falls a block away, and so close to various entertainment options, the waterpark and the restaurants and attractions of Clifton Hill. There’s also great dining on site with views of the Falls.

Self-parking is $29 and valet is $45 per night. Wi-Fi is included in the mandatory resort fee of $15.95 per day.

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Book from ~$255 CAD
Popular Niagara Falls hotel with stunning views of the Canadian falls, day spa & restaurant 
Pros
  • 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
Cons
  • 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
This full-service hotel is more of an investment in terms of dollars spent, but the payoff is the spectacular views available and a well-run and clean property with added amenities on site of restaurant and lounge, indoor pool, hot tubs, sauna, steam room and fitness centre.

It’s facing the Falls on Fallsview Boulevard with restaurants nearby, Skylon Tower a 14-minute walk away and 20 minutes to Clifton Hill on foot.

Parking is valet only at $39 per night. Wi-Fi is free in the lobby, and to members in the rooms, or $6.95 to those not joining Marriott rewards.

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Book from ~$77 CAD
Well-liked Lundy's Lane motel with very clean renovated rooms, free parking and free Wi-Fi
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, parking
  • Guests enjoyed very clean and well equipped rooms
  • Guests found the staff friendly and helpful
  • Good location with bus, groceries and dining in walking distance and the Falls attractions an easy drive
  • Wi-Fi rated very good overall by guests
  • Excellent value and reasonable rates according to guests
Cons
  • No coffeemaker in the rooms
  • A few guests found the pillows uncomfortable
I really like this cute little motel for a pleasant budget stay. It offers a competively priced, updated room with very good free Wi-Fi and free parking. Guests enjoy the drive-up style rooms with modern amenities--a flat screen TV, cable channels, a tea kettle, a mini-fridge, a microwave, a tub and shower combination, plus wood and tile floors. Nice and clean. There is a breakfast restaurant next door, I hear and the WeGo bus stop is right outside the motel which will bring you to Clifton Hill in 10 minutes. Guests will find a Timmies, groceries and restaurants just down the street, about a 7-minute walk.

Tips For Staying In Niagara Falls

Choosing A Hotel in Niagara Falls

Quick Summary of Most Popular Areas
Fallsview: top choice for those wanting to be near or have a view of the falls
Clifton Hill: high traffic entertainment area where most other attractions can be found
Lundy's Lane: discount and outlet shopping area, away from the falls area


Where to Stay in Niagara Falls
Researching Niagara Falls hotels can be tricky for a first time visitor, so it's important to determine what your specific needs include. If you really want to stay near the famous horseshoe falls, you'll want to look for hotels in the Fallsview district, however keep in mind you may be paying a premium for the location. If a fun-filled or family-oriented stay is what you're after I would suggest hotels near Clifton Hill, which have numerous attractions within walking distance including many restaurants, specialty shops and the giant Niagara SkyWheel, which provides riders with a breathtaking view 175 feet above Niagara Falls. Alternatively if shopping and fashion outlet stores are your fix, hotels on Lundy's Lane may be a better (and cheaper) option.


Visitors in search of the gambling scene Niagara Falls has become famous for should have a look at Fallsview Casino or Casino Niagara. These hotels are your best option to be close to the most popular casinos as well as the opportunity to get a room with a view of the falls. In addition, many of these hotels offer VIP services and package deals which include parking vouchers, concert & entertainment bookings and access to many high-end restaurants and lounges.

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Surrounding Area
Travelers looking for a more relaxed stay, away from the bustle of Niagara Falls, would enjoy the quaint and historic town of Niagara-On-The-Lake. Located in the Niagara Wine Region, these are great places to explore the breeding grounds of the world-class wines the region is known for. If winery-hopping is an appealing activity, be sure that you travel by car or arrange for an organized tour, as the vineyards are spread out over a fairly large geographic footprint.
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