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.

Our Editor's Top 10 Picks

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Book from ~$52 CAD
Budget motel 7 min drive to Niagara Falls with free: breakfast, parking and Wi-Fi
This hotel has really high ratings online from guest reviews and really low prices, which is hard to come by nowadays in Niagara Falls. It's not in the busy part of the town, but located about a 7-minute drive from the Falls to the south along Portage Road near the Welland River.

Rooms feature a flat screen TV, a mini-fridge, a microwave, a toaster, a hairdryer and iron with ironing board. There are both smoking and non-smoking rooms available and the hotel allows pets in select rooms for a pet fee of $15 per night. Freebies include a shuttle ride to the Falls (July to October), parking, Wi-Fi and breakfast. Guests enjoyed the value they received for their clean rooms, the food at the free breakfast and the outgoing hospitality of the owners who bent over backwards for the guests.
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Book from ~$67 CAD
Well-liked motel on Lundy's Lane with outdoor pool and suites with kitchen and jacuzzi
Located on Lundy's Lane, the Blue Moon is another crowd pleaser for Niagara Falls which fits my criteria for cheap and cheerful. It's a 6-minute drive to the Falls from this hotel and a 2-minute drive to the Canada One Factory Outlets. This motel-style property provides the desired basics in the room such as air-conditioning, coffeemaker, TV, and a fridge. Outdoors there is a heated pool, BBQ and picnic area and a playground for guest enjoyment. Freebies include a well-liked continental breakfast, Wi-Fi, parking and local calls.

Guests had pleasant stays here and highlighted the cleanliness of the rooms, the kind owners and the location of the motel, which was not far from the falls. The motel was within walking distance of a few restaurants as well as a large supermarket. One guest informed that the bus stop is right in front of the motel for downtown Niagara. For outdoor enjoyment on site, the motel had BBQ grills for guest use and a clean outdoor pool.
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Book from ~$83 CAD
Niagara Falls hotel with indoor pool, falls view rooms, free parking and free breakfast
This budget hotel offers views of the falls from some of its rooms and is walking distance to restaurants, attractions and public transit. There is a restaurant next door at the Holiday Inn, plus others within a few minutes' walk: Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville is 2 minutes away and Watermark, Tim Hortons and Romano's Macaroni Grill are 3 minutes away. Clifton Hill is about a 13-minute walk away, and it's about 4-minutes away on foot to the front of the falls.

This hotel offers the usual room amenities such as air conditioning, coffeemaker, cable TV, hair dryer and ironing equipment. Upgraded rooms offer a fireplace, a jetted tub and a balcony. Some rooms show lovely hardwood floors in the pictures. Guests will enjoy the indoor pool and hot tub on site and the hotel provides the usual larger hotel services such as a 24-hr front desk, elevators, ATM and even concierge services to book tours and buy tickets. Free amenities include breakfast, Wi-Fi, parking and local calls. Guests highlighted the hardwood floors and granite counter tops, very clean rooms with comfortable beds, top notch room service and views from the rooms.
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Book from ~$96 CAD
Good value Niagara Falls-Lundy's Lane hotel next to factory outlet mall with indoor pool
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Book from ~$109 CAD
Niagara Falls hotel with indoor pool, jacuzzi rooms and southern views of the falls
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Book from ~$410 CAD
Popular Niagara Falls hotel with stunning views of the Canadian falls, day spa & restaurant 
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Book from ~$275 CAD
Highly praised Niagara Falls hotel with fallsviews, restaurants, indoor pool & jacuzzi rooms
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Book from ~$70 CAD
Clean, comfy & well-maintained rooms, with well-liked staff, location and room rates
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Book from ~$92 CAD
Family-friendly Niagara Falls hotel on Lundy's Lane with popular waterpark and Irish pub
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Book from ~$61 CAD
Niagara Falls-Clifton Hill motel with outdoor pool, balconies, family and jacuzzi suites

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.

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.