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Praised for location, clean and spacious rooms, accommodating staff and on-site dining

Pros
  • Free parking, free wireless internet
  • Most guests were pleased by the location's close proximity to the Falls and surrounding attractions
  • Several reviewers described the rooms as clean and spacious
  • The staff were complimented by many, and described as friendly
  • Guests said their rooms were updated and nicely furnished
  • Guests found the room rates reasonable
  • Guests liked dining on site and raved about the pizza
Cons
  • Some guests said the decor was dated in their rooms
  • A couple of guests had difficulty obtaining a free parking spot
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Freebies
Free Wi-fi
Free Parking
Rates & Availability
Editor's Analysis
Updated Sep 22, 2014
Overview
Located 1.2km from the Horseshoe Falls (approximately 4 minutes driving time), the Holiday Inn by the Falls is situated 16.6km (roughly 21 minutes) from Niagara District Airport (YCM).

Comprised of 122 rooms, the Holiday Inn by the Falls offers free parking and is next door to the Skylon Tower Ride-to-the-Top & Observation Decks (summer hours are 8:00am to Midnight, winter hours are 11:00am to 9:00pm), Skylon Tower 3D/4D Falls Movie, and the Skylon Tower Family Fun Centre.

The hotel is also in close proximity to many of the Falls' popular tourist attractions, such as Journey Behind the Falls (2 minutes driving time), Marineland (5 minutes driving time), Bird Kingdom (3 minutes driving time), and The Butterfly Gallery (7 minutes driving time). Fallsview Casino is 400 metres (about a 5 minutes walk) away.

Shopping can be found at Canada One Factory Outlets (roughly 8 minutes driving time), Centre Gift Shop (approximately 3 minutes driving time) and Brand Name Shoe Warehouse (roughly 6 minutes driving time).
(All distances and travel time estimates - Google Maps).

The Holiday Inn Niagara Falls also offers several on-site amenities: indoor pool, outdoor pool, fitness centre, gift shop, tours desk, and laundry facility. The hotel is non-smoking, and accessible rooms are available upon request. Pets are not allowed (service animals are allowed).

There are two dining options within the hotel grounds: Coco's Steakhouse and Terrace Grill (open 8:00am to 10:30pm daily), and Skylon Tower Revolving Dining Room (open for lunch from 11:30am to 3:00pm, and dinner from 4:30pm to 10:30pm). Early dinner specials are available at the Skylon Tower at 4:30pm and 5:00pm, and admission to the Skylon Tower Ride-to-the-Top is free for diners.

All rooms include the following amenities: TV with movies-on-demand, telephone, coffeemaker, hair dryer, ironing board and iron, individual climate control and free high-speed wireless internet. Luxury King suites with a whirlpool bath are also available.

Verified with a Front Desk Agent: Free parking and free wireless internet, pets not-allowed. (Call date: June 28th, 2012)
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The Good
Guests complimented the Holiday Inn at the Falls on its location, cleanliness, and customer service.

Most guests, of the reviews used in this analysis, commented positively on the location of the hotel in relation to the Falls' attractions and the casino. Comments included, "minutes from everything", "great location", and "perfect".

The rooms were praised by several reviewers, and were described as "exceptionally clean", and "spacious". The beds were described by some as "to die for" and "extremely comfortable", and a few lodgers commented they were pleased that each room had a balcony.  

The staff were complimented by many guests, and characterized as kind and even "excellent. The hotel was considered to be a good value for the money spent, by some.

Several reviewers also remarked positively on the free parking, calling it a "huge bonus", given the busy area and close proximity to the Falls' many tourist attractions.
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The Bad
Some complaints surfaced in the reviews consulted for this editorial.

The rooms were described by some lodgers as dated and a few guests found the Wi-Fi signal spotty. A couple of guests said it was difficult to find parking spots if you returned to the hotel late.


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TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #28 out of 138 Niagara Falls hotels from 202 reviews.

Hotels.com guest reviews rated the hotel 4.2 out of 5 from 119 reviews.

Expedia.ca guest reviews rated the hotel 4.5 out of 5 with a 96% recommendation rate from 57 reviews.

Verified with a Front Desk Agent: Free parking and free wireless internet, pets not-allowed. (Call date: June 28th, 2012)
Editor's Analysis by Erin H.
Analyzed by Erin H.
Erin loves to travel, and considers it her personal mission to help fellow travellers get the inside scoop, both good and bad, on Canadian Hotels.
Guest Reviews
8.0
Very Good

Rated 8.0/10 based on 869 reviews

Ranked #35 out of 106 hotels in Niagara Falls


5 out of 10 | Shuihan stayed August 05, 2013

"A mediocre hotel"

"The hotel is clean, location is good, free parking. But it can be better definately. The wireless signal is not strong enough for connection. Asked the front desk, they just reset the modem (they claimed). It did not help, they would not change the room too."

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7 out of 10 | Verified Guest stayed March 19, 2011


8 out of 10 | Verified Guest stayed February 21, 2010

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8 out of 10 | Verified Guest stayed November 22, 2009

"Under construction on exterior, otherwise good for a night."

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Map Marker Holiday Inn Niagara Falls - By The Falls
5339 Murray Street, Niagara Falls, ON