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Niagara Falls Courtside Inn

4.1 | Poor

Convenient location and good price, but concerns over cleanliness & pay parking

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, kids under 16 stay free
  • Location was considered close to tourist attractions by many
  • Some guests found the staff friendly and helpful
Cons
  • Most guests were disappointed with the cleanliness of their room
  • Many guests didn't like the $8 charge for parking
  • Some guests had issues with noise transfer between rooms
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Editor's Analysis
Updated Aug 21, 2012
Overview
The Niagara Falls Courtside Inn is approximately 3 km (5 minutes by car) from the world-famous Horseshoe Falls in the main tourism district, making it an ideal location for tourists looking to visit the Falls and explore nearby attractions.

The Inn has 52 rooms on 2 floors, and each room offers satellite TV, a coffeemaker, a hair dryer, an iron and ironing board, air conditioning, individual climate control, and free Wi-Fi. Jacuzzi and family suites are also available. Children under 16 stay free of charge, and pets are allowed for $15.00 per night. The Niagara Falls Courtside Inn does not provide accessible rooms, and parking is $8.00 per night. The hotel also has an outdoor pool.

The Inn is close to both the Clifton Hill area and Fallsview District, which feature popular attractions such as the Niagara Skywheel, Ripley's Believe it or Not Museum, Fallsview Casino, and an IMAX Theatre (all roughly a 3-minute drive from the hotel).  

Dining is available close by at the Continental Pancake House & Family Restaurant (a 3-minute walk south of the hotel), Tony Roma's, and Outback Steakhouse (both roughly a 2-minute drive south of the hotel).

Shopping is available at Niagara Square Shopping Centre, Canada One Factory Outlets and Brand Name Shoe Warehouse (all under 10 minutes driving time). The hotel is about 15 km (approximately 16 minutes driving time) from St. Catharines/Niagara District Airport (YCM). (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps.)

Verified with a Front Desk Agent: Free Wi-Fi, parking $8 per night, pets stay for $15 per night and children under 16 stay free. (Call date: August 3, 2012).
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The Good
Guest reviews used for this analysis showed a positive response to the hotel's location, price and staff.

Several lodgers described the location as "within walking distance" to most of the Falls' activities and surrounding attractions.

Some guests were pleased with the price for this hotel, and while they stated it did not have a lot of amenities or "frills", they considered the hotel of good value for what they received.

The front desk staff were complimented by some patrons, who described them as friendly and helpful.

A few vacationers remarked that the jacuzzis in their jacuzzi suites were the best part of their rooms.
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The Bad
Negative reviews found for this analysis mentioned cleanliness, parking, and noise.

Most guests were disappointed by the condition of their rooms, stating complaints about uncomfortable and broken beds, dirty and old furniture, stained carpets and sheets, and general uncleanliness.

Several lodgers complained about the $8 per night fee for parking; they felt it should have been included in the price.

Some guests found the noise level in their rooms to be to high, due to noise coming from other rooms. They mentioned they could hear their neighbours in the rooms adjacent to them, as well as noise from people outside the hotel.
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Hotels.com guest reviews rated the hotel 2.4 out of 5 from 273 reviews.

TripAdvisor.com guest reviewers ranked the hotel #124 out of 138 Niagara Falls hotels from 96 reviews.

Expedia.ca
guest reviews rated the hotel 2.1 out of 5 with a 31% recommendation rate from 64 reviews.

Verified with a Front Desk Agent: Free Wi-Fi, parking $8 per night, pets stay for $15 per night and children under 16 stay free. (Call date: August 3, 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
4.1
Poor

Rated 4.1/10 based on 523 reviews

Ranked #101 out of 106 hotels in Niagara Falls

Map Marker Niagara Falls Courtside Inn
5640 Stanley Avenue, Niagara Falls, ON