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Ellis House Bed and Breakfast

8.0 | Very Good
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Within a 5-min. drive of the Falls, free breakfast, concerns about small rooms

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free breakfast and free parking
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean and comfortable
  • Many reviewers found the property quiet
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly service
  • Many guests praised the food at the free breakfast
  • Many reviewers found the location convenient for accessing the Falls within a short drive
Cons
  • No on-site restaurant
  • Several guests complained that the rooms were small
  • A couple of reviewers found the rooms uncomfortably warm
  • A couple of guests said that the Wi-Fi was unreliable
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Breakfast
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Dec 11, 2013
Overview
This two-storey house and B&B is situated north of downtown Niagara Falls and is within a 20-minute walk or a 4-minute drive of Clifton Hill attractions. Offering only seven rooms, this property is better suited for guests who prefer more intimate accommodations.

This property is smoke free and all rooms include free Wi-Fi, a flat screen TV, a fireplace, an iron and ironing board, a hair dryer, an en suite bathroom and individual climate control. Select rooms also include a jetted tub. This hotel does not have wheelchair-accessible rooms. 

Free parking is available on site. Access to the People Mover, a local shuttle service, is about a 5-minute walk away. The shuttle operates on a set schedule and runs during summer months only. Pets are not permitted.

A free breakfast is served daily from 8:30 am to 10 am and two-person tables are available. This property also offers a free beverage centre that includes a mini-fridge, a microwave and a coffeemaker.

Other on-site amenities include a formal living room and a guest sitting area with a fireplace and a TV.

The Rainbow Bridge to the U.S.A. is about 2 minutes away by car, while the Clifton Hill area, which is about 4 minutes away by car, features Casino Niagara, Planet Hollywood, the Fallsview Water Park and the Skywheel. The Fallsview Casino Resort and the Skylon Tower are both about a 6-minute drive away. Marineland, a zoo and theme park, is about 12 minutes away by car. 

The John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport (YHM) is about a 60- to 75-minute drive away. (All walking and driving time estimates: Google Maps)
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The Good
Among the reviews used for this analysis, many guests seemed generally satisfied with their stay at this property.

Many guests agreed that their rooms were clean, comfortable and quiet.

Many reviewers found the location convenient for exploring the Falls within a short drive, while some guests found Clifton Hill attractions within walking distance.

The staff, particularly Kathy, were frequently complimented for their friendly and helpful service. Many reviewers praised the home-cooked food at the free breakfast. However, some reviewers complained about the service and the food (see below for more details).

Several guests thought that the room rates were reasonable, while a couple of reviewers said that there was ample parking.
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The Bad
There were several common concerns found for this B&B, among the reviews sourced for this editorial.

Several guests complained that the rooms were small and one reviewer said that "there was no room to walk after we put our luggage on the floor". A couple of guests added that the rooms were uncomfortably warm and had a limited or an unreliable supply of hot water. A couple of reviewers found it difficult to connect to the Wi-Fi network.

As mentioned above, there were mixed reviews about the service and breakfast. A few reviewers thought that the staff seemed unfriendly and disinterested, while several guests complained about the food served at the free breakfast.
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TripAdvisor.ca ranked this B&B #49 out of Niagara Falls B&B and Inns, with an average score of 3 out of 5, from 56 reviews.

Booking.com gave this property an average score of 8.1 out of 10, based on 37 guest reviews.
Editor's Analysis by Tammy B.
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Guest Reviews
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hotels in Niagara Falls

Rated 8.0/10 based on 114 reviews

Ranked #32 out of 109 hotels in Niagara Falls

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Map Marker Ellis House Bed and Breakfast
4284 Ellis Street, Niagara Falls, ON