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Older Niagara Falls-Lundy's Lane motel with free breakfast and parking but mixed reviews

Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, continental breakfast, parking
  • Some guests found rooms they considered adequately clean and comfortable
  • Staff were described as very friendly and pleasant
  • Location was handy to the WeGo bus, restaurants in walking distance and the Falls by car
Cons
  • No elevator to 2nd floor
  • Dated and worn rooms, according to some guests
  • Poor Wi-Fi and poor TV reception with very few channels working said guests
  • Rooms needed better cleaning, according to some guests
  • Some felt the motel was overpriced
  • Noise transfer an issue for some guests
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Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Breakfast
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Editor's Analysis
Updated May 4, 2016
Overview
This motel is on Lundy's Lane, a 14-minute drive from the Horseshoe Falls. The WeGo bus stop to and from the Falls is a minute's walk away.

The motel has 84 smoke-free rooms over 2 floors. All rooms include free Wi-Fi, free local calls, a TV, a coffeemaker, an iron and ironing board, a hair dryer and climate control. Rooms are furnished with 2 queen beds or 1 king bed. Room extras include a sofabed, a desk and a double jacuzzi. Microwaves and mini-fridges are available upon request for $10 per night.

Free parking is available on site for cars and oversize vehicles. Pets are welcome for $20 per pet, per night.

Free continental breakfast is served in the hotel's restaurant.

On-site dining is offered at Karmas Indian Restaurant which serves Indian cuisine for lunch and dinner daily. Room service is also available during restaurant hours.

On-site amenities include a seasonal outdoor pool, a 24-hour business centre, a guest laundry and a meeting room. This motel has no elevator to the second floor.

Several restaurants are located immediately surrounding the hotel. Canada One Factory Outlets are a 3-minute drive or 16-minute walk away. Rainbow Bridge (leading to the United States) is a 10-minute drive from the hotel and Niagara District Airport (YCM) is a 14-minute drive away. (All travel times: Google Maps)

Confirmed with the front desk on May 4, 2016: pet fees, parking is free
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The Good
Reviews were mixed, with some guests thinking this motel offered a satisfactory stay for the cheaper price charged and some guests not liking it at all.

Guests who felt this was a decent place to stay usually found it to offer a clean and comfortable room with a  good continental breakfast included in the rate which guests described as having fruit, waffles, toast, muffins, juice, coffee and tea.

The location was well liked for being quiet, having good highway access, not too far from attractions and being close to good restaurants.

Some guests spoke well of the staff. They described them as pleasant and very friendly.
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The Bad
Guests who found the hotel unsatisfactory complained along several themes.

These guests found rooms that appeared dirty to them. They pointed to stained blankets and uphostered furniture, dusty surfaces, gross floors, stained walls and ceilings (some with black mould), filthy carpet, and unpleasant odours (described as foul, smokey, musty, or heavy deodorant).

Some said the rooms were dated. Guests mentioned old bathrooms, non-working amenities, old TVs, saggy mattresses, poor lighting, worn furniture, peeling wallpaper and old AC units that were loud and not sufficiently adjustable.

Poor Wi-Fi was another commonly held issue. Some said Wi-Fi did not reach all parts of the motel, it took a long time to connect only to frequently become disconnected. 

Poor TV reception was also mentioned along with no cable channels.  One guest provided more information, "Television consisted of 10 channels most of which either had no sound or were annoying with static sounds."

Noise was another problem for guests who mentioned loud heaters, plumbing sounds and sounds from neighbourings rooms.

Breakfast was unappealing to some guests. One guest put it like this, "The continental breakfast was shabby the dining area was not properly clean."

Some felt the motel was overpriced. One guest wrote, "Not worth the 100$ for the night."
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Expedia.ca guest reviews rated the hotel 2.8 out of 5  from 1,024 reviews.

TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #92 of 134 Niagara Falls hotels with an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 from 429 reviews.

Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 6.4 out of 10 from 634 reviews.


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
5.3
Mediocre

Rated 5.3/10 based on 2835 reviews

Ranked #88 out of 111 hotels in Niagara Falls

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Map Marker Howard Johnson Express Niagara Falls
8100 Lundys Lane, Niagara Falls, ON