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3.9 | Very Poor
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9-minute drive from the falls, outdoor pool, guest complaints about cleanliness

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi and free parking
  • Several guests thought that the room rates were reasonable
  • Several reviewers found the location convenient for accessing attractions by car or bus
Cons
  • Many guests complained that their bathrooms did not appear clean
  • Several reviewers found their rooms to be small and cramped
  • Several guests indicated that they would not stay at this property again
  • A few reviewers described their rooms as unclean and in need of renovations
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Jan 31, 2013
Overview
This hotel is located among restaurants and shopping on Lundy Lane. The Canada One Factory Outlets mall is a 7-minute walk away. This property is well located for guests looking to access shopping on foot or travellers who prefer to access the Casino and Niagara Falls scenery via tranist or by car. Fallsview Casino and Niagara Falls lookouts are about 9 minutes away by car.

Both smoking and non-smoking accommodations are available. All rooms include free Wi-Fi, a TV, a mini-fridge and individual climate control. Microwaves are available on request. Rooms are furnished with one queen bed, two queen beds or three queen beds. 

Kitchenette suites are furnished with two double beds and also include an oven and stove, a mini-fridge, a microwave, a dining area and a sitting area.

Free parking is available on site and pets are not permitted.

This property does not have an on-site restaurant.

Other on-site amenities include an outdoor heated pool with a slide (seasonal), a common picnic area with a BBQ, free coffee in the lobby, a playground and a basketball court.

The Maid of the Mist (boat tour of the falls) is 12 minutes away, while the Journey Behind the Falls attractions is a 10-minute drive away. Marineland (amusement and animal exhibition park) is 14 minutes away by car. The Rainbow Bridge to the US is an 8-minute drive away, while vineyards at Niagara-on-the-Lake are 27 minutes away by car. (All walking and driving time estimates: Google Maps) 

Verified by a front desk agent on January 30, 2013: Free Wi-Fi is available in all rooms.
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The Good
There were few compliments found for this property, among the reviews used for this analysis. However, several guests thought that the room rates were reasonable or "cheap".

Several reviewers mentioned that the location was convenient for accessing Niagara Falls attractions by car or transit (bus).

A couple of guests complimented the staff for their friendly and helpful service.
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The Bad
Many guests seemed generally dissatisfied with their stay at this hotel, among the reviews sourced for this editorial, and several reviewers indicated that they would not stay at this property again. A couple of guests stated that they checked-out early and moved to another hotel.

Many guests specifically mentioned that their bathrooms did not appear clean and a couple of guests also said that their toilets did not flush properly. A few reviewers found their rooms in general to be unclean and in need of renovations. Guests described unpleasant odours, stained carpeting and worn bedding and curtains.

Several guests thought that their rooms were small, with "no room to move".

A couple of reviewers complained that they could not maintain a comfortable in-room temperature and that the in-room climate control units were ineffective.
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Sources
TripAdvisor.ca ranked this hotel #110 out of 137 properties in Niagara Falls, with an average score of 2.5 out of 5, from 33 reviews.

Booking.com gave this property an average score of 6 out of 10, based on 34 guest reviews.

The author called to hotel on January 30, 2013 to verify some information. 
Editor's Analysis by Tammy B.
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Guest Reviews
3.9
Very Poor
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101 / out of 109
hotels in Niagara Falls

Rated 3.9/10 based on 48 reviews

Ranked #101 out of 109 hotels in Niagara Falls

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Map Marker A-1 Motel
7895, Niagara Falls, ON