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Oakes Hotel Overlooking the Falls

Oakes Hotel Overlooking the Falls is a 4 star hotel in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada 6546 Fallsview Boulevard, Niagara Falls, ON, Canada
Estimated Price
$73
CAD
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An accommodation overlooking Niagara Falls but some guests felt rooms needed renovating
Pros 
  • On-site indoor heated swimming pool, hot tub, sauna, and fitness centre
  • On-site Applebee's Grill and Bar
  • A number of guests said their rooms were clean and comfortable
  • Several guests mentioned that hotel staff were friendly and courteous
  • Many guests described the Fall's views from their rooms as "spectacular" and "breathtaking"
Cons 
  • Surcharges for WiFi, parking, and local calls
  • Several guests were disappointed that they had to upgrade their rooms to get a view of the Falls
  • A number of guests felt their rooms needed to be refurbished
  • Several guests were frustrated with poor WiFi and television signals

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Comfort Inn Fallsview (0.1 km)
Embassy Suites by Hilton Niagara Falls Fallsview Hotel (0.1 km)
Hilton Hotel and Suites Niagara Falls Fallsview (0.1 km)
Four Points by Sheraton Niagara Falls Fallsview (0.2 km)
President Motor Inn (0.2 km)
The Tower Hotel Niagara Falls (0.2 km)
Days Inn - Fallsview (0.2 km)
Marriott Niagara Falls Fallsview Hotel & Spa (0.2 km)
Radisson Hotel & Suites Fallsview (0.2 km)
Marriott Gateway on the Falls (0.2 km)
Rodeway Inn Fallsview (0.3 km)
Lincoln Motor Inn Fallsview (0.3 km)

This Hotel is in...
Fallsview, Niagara Falls

This Hotel is Near...
Bird Kingdom (1.7 km)
Casino Niagara (1.6 km)
Downtown Niagara Falls (2.9 km)
Fallsview Casino (0.2 km)
Fallsview Indoor Waterpark (1.6 km)
Greg Frewin Theatre (1.3 km)
Maid of the Mist (1.2 km)
Marineland (2.4 km)
Niagara SkyWheel (1.3 km)
Rainbow Bridge (1.6 km)
Scotiabank Convention Centre (0.5 km)
Skylon Tower (0.5 km)

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Editor's Analysis
Updated on Apr 13, 2012
Overview
Located next door to Fallsview Casino the Oaks Hotel Overlooking Falls is a 21 floor tower that features an on-site indoor heated swimming pool, a hot tub, a sauna, a fitness centre, and an Applebee's Grill and Bar. Many of the hotel's rooms include views of the Falls and there is also an observation lounge on the 14th floor where guests can enjoy the views. Applebee's Grill and Bar daily hours of operation are: 8:00am to 9pm or 12:00am. According to the front desk clerk closing hours for the restaurant vary and are dependent upon how busy the restaurant is on a given day.

All rooms are equipped with satellite televisions, pay-per-view movies, hairdryers, and irons with ironing boards. WiFi is charged at $9.95 plus tax per guest stay, local calls are $.90 per call, and parking is $15.00 plus tax per vehicle, per day. The hotel offers a variety of package deals such as a Gourmet Getaway Package, a Romance Package, a Seneca Casino Package, a Niagara Helicopter Package, and Girls and Guys Night Out Packages. A few of the hotel amenities are included for free with some of these package deals.

Several points of interest are within close proximity to the hotel such as Bird Kingdom (1.9km), Lundy's Lane (2.9km), Clifton Hill (1.8km), Marineland (5.3km), and Niagara-on-the-Lake (22.7km). All distances: Google Maps.

Check in time for this hotel is 3:00pm while check out is 11:00am. The author contacted the hotel directly to confirm surcharges for WiFi, parking, and local calls, as well as Applebee's Grill and Bar hours of operation, and check in/out times.
The Good
Guest reviews that were positive about this hotel typically mentioned the views of the Falls, the package deals, the clean and comfortable rooms, and the courteous hotel staff.

Guests that stayed in rooms with views of the Falls described them as "breathtaking" and "spectacular" and some guests mentioned that although the rooms themselves appeared to be average, the views alone made up for what was lacking in room appearance.

A number of guests felt their rooms were clean and comfortable, and guests that took advantage of the package deals the hotel had to offer enjoyed the attention to details within the rooms, such as roses and champagne for the Romance Package. Some guests also noted that these package deals were an excellent value for money spent.

The front desk staff was described as "courteous" and "friendly" by several guests, and a few guests noted that check in was fast and efficient. 

The Bad
Guest complaints for this hotel typically centred on the amenity surcharges, the room interiors, and the poor WiFi and television signals.

A number of guests complained about the surcharges for WiFi and local calls and felt they ought to be included with the room rate. Some guests said that the parking fee of $15.00 per day was overpriced and a few guests found it difficult to find parking as the lot was too full.

Guest room interiors were perceived as "dated" by several guests who mentioned that the hotel needed to refurbish these rooms and replace broken and worn furnishings. Some guests were disappointed when they learned that they would have to upgrade their rooms in order to get a view of the Falls.

A few guests were frustrated by the poor WiFi and television signals and some complained that the televisions only had 5 channels.
Orbitz.com guest reviews scored this hotel 3.4 out of 5 with 72% of guests recommending it from 273 reviews.

TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked this hotel #30 of 137 and scored it 3.5 out of 5 from 987 reviews.

Booking.com guest reviews scored this hotel 7.2 out of 10 from 410 reviews.

The author contacted the hotel directly to confirm surcharges for WiFi, parking, and local calls, as well as Applebee's Grill and Bar hours of operation, and check in/out times.
Editor's Analysis by Tania P.
Analyzed by Tania P.
Tania is a writer and world traveler with a passion for living life to the fullest.


Guest Reviews

7.0
Good

#51 out of 103
Guest Rating Explained
Rating: 7.0 / 10 Details

No. of guest reviews: 2397
Guest Recommended: Yes
Guest Ranking Explained

Oakes Hotel Overlooking the Falls is #51 out of 103 hotels in Niagara Falls ranked by the ratings provided by guests.
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Je hwan from Cambridge, ON CA rated Oakes Hotel Overlooking the Falls 5 out of 10 on April 22, 2013 Verified Guest Hotel Review

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Faris from Brampton, ON CA rated Oakes Hotel Overlooking the Falls 4 out of 10 on March 02, 2013 Verified Guest Hotel Review

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Verified Guest from Mississauga, ON CA rated Oakes Hotel Overlooking the Falls 5 out of 10 on February 16, 2013 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"disappointing"
"location is the best part of this hotel condition of hallways walls and floors - PATHETIC ! DESPARATELYin need of refurbishing rooms not as bad"

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Carl from Komoka, ON CA rated Oakes Hotel Overlooking the Falls 9 out of 10 on July 16, 2006 Verified Guest Hotel Review

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Paula from Mount Vernon, OH US rated Oakes Hotel Overlooking the Falls 9 out of 10 on May 29, 2006 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"It was friendly and very clean! I'll be back. I've already recommended it to many co-workers and family members. Loved it!"

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Julie from Blair, OK US rated Oakes Hotel Overlooking the Falls 8 out of 10 on May 21, 2006 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"The younger, male bell boy w/ a 9 yr. old boy and a one year old child, was SUPERIOR / EXCELLENT! ABSOULTELY Super attitude and friendliness. We enjoyed getting to visit w/ him a bit. Thanks ya'll / Blessings, Mark & Julie"

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Douglas from St Thomas, ON CA rated Oakes Hotel Overlooking the Falls 7 out of 10 on April 27, 2006 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"The fact that a guest has to pay for parking is a ripoff."

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Banu from Streamwood, IL US rated Oakes Hotel Overlooking the Falls 9 out of 10 on April 09, 2006 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"The receptionists were excellent and very attentive. I would gladly stay at the hotel ( not the motel side though) again. Thank you for everything..."

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Verified Guest from Worthington, OH US rated Oakes Hotel Overlooking the Falls 8 out of 10 on April 08, 2006 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"We came to see the falls and the view from our room was excellent. However, the $20.00 to park for the two nights I thought was excessive."

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Christina from Lavallett, NJ US rated Oakes Hotel Overlooking the Falls 8 out of 10 on March 15, 2006 Verified Guest Hotel Review

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Luis from Chicago, IL US rated Oakes Hotel Overlooking the Falls 4 out of 10 on December 29, 2005 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"Room 229 was not cleaned one of the days we were there... There were no fresh towels and the beds were not made. The second floor had a leak by the ice machine and the Ice machine door was open and water was splashing into the ice, not sanatary at all."

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Jitender from Markham, ON CA rated Oakes Hotel Overlooking the Falls 8 out of 10 on December 24, 2005 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"This was our second stay at the Oakes in the last 13 months. We find ourselves at home - rooms are nice, comfortable and with an excellent view. We always take 2 rooms with the inside connecting door which helps to keep the family together. Need to improve on the lighting inside the rooms and the pillows which are not very comfortable. GREAT HOTEL ... WE WILL CONTINUE TO VISIT ."

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Kendra from St.catharines, ON CA rated Oakes Hotel Overlooking the Falls 8 out of 10 on December 11, 2005 Verified Guest Hotel Review

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Verified Guest from Pune, IN rated Oakes Hotel Overlooking the Falls 4 out of 10 on October 29, 2005 Verified Guest Hotel Review

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Susan from Bedfordshire, GB rated Oakes Hotel Overlooking the Falls 8 out of 10 on October 25, 2005 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"Having a room overlooking the falls made a lot of difference to the overall experience.Thanks"

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Dennis from Webster, NY US rated Oakes Hotel Overlooking the Falls 7 out of 10 on September 11, 2005 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"The hotel has a lot of potential, but the older portion of the hotel needs some renovation. There seems to be some benefit to holding onto theis portion, but I think it needs to improved. Should hold onto the value for competitive reasons."

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Mei yi from Markham, ON CA rated Oakes Hotel Overlooking the Falls 8 out of 10 on September 10, 2005 Verified Guest Hotel Review

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Kristy from Canton, MI US rated Oakes Hotel Overlooking the Falls 6 out of 10 on September 05, 2005 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"The hotel was in a convenient location to the falls. The hotel was a little older and seemed like a motel with hotel prices. Our stay was over Labor Day weekend, so the prices were probably higher. This was the best deal for a hotel weekend stay. The staff was nice and courteous. Our room was cleaned nicely."

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Suman from Mississauga, ON CA rated Oakes Hotel Overlooking the Falls 2 out of 10 on September 05, 2005 Verified Guest Hotel Review

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Kim from Milton, VT US rated Oakes Hotel Overlooking the Falls 3 out of 10 on August 11, 2005 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"We checked in on a Monday afternoon, left on Thursday morning. We had NO maid service the entire time, even though a "Maid Service Please" card was left on the door for over 6 hours, and when we stepped out in the a.m. the maid cart was 3 doors down the hall! When we mentioned it to the front desk, we were told to tell them when we left again and they would send someone up. Since we didn't leave until 4, and it was our last night, we didn't bother. Air conditioner was either cold or off. We could not get cold water out of the sink, only lukewarm (for a quick drink without having to go for ice). Wallpaper in many halls peeling or scratched up. Pool area seemed freshly painted, but towels they provided were only about twice the size of a hand towel, if that. Unrelated to the hotel, but important for guests to be aware: dining and beverages in this area are unreasonably expensive! (TGI Fridays, next door: 1 pasta dinner, 2 soups, 1 chicken wings appetizer, and 3 smoothies = $75!) One restaurant told us they only had bottled water (couldn't get a glass with meal) and it was $2.50."

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Ronald from Belton, MO US rated Oakes Hotel Overlooking the Falls 8 out of 10 on August 02, 2005 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"The view from our "Fallsview" suite was fantastic and lived up to its billing."

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Helen from Halifax, GB rated Oakes Hotel Overlooking the Falls 9 out of 10 on April 04, 2005 Verified Guest Hotel Review

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Verified Guest from Westlake, OH US rated Oakes Hotel Overlooking the Falls 10 out of 10 on November 27, 2004 Verified Guest Hotel Review

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Wim from Wilsele-putkapel, BE rated Oakes Hotel Overlooking the Falls 2 out of 10 on August 06, 2004 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"Our room had a very lousy view and the washing table was in the hall Our beds were not made when we returned at 04.00 PM (!!) I am not used to pay for parking"

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Artur from Brooklyn, NY US rated Oakes Hotel Overlooking the Falls 9 out of 10 on May 31, 2004 Verified Guest Hotel Review

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Manas from London, ON CA rated Oakes Hotel Overlooking the Falls 9 out of 10 on April 24, 2004 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"This was really a Super Deal for me. Just at Cad$ 70, I got a Falls View Room , was an excellent one. I would definitely have all my bookings in future through Freehotelsearch online. Regards Manas"

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Francois from Saint Amand Res Ea, FR rated Oakes Hotel Overlooking the Falls 9 out of 10 on April 23, 2004 Verified Guest Hotel Review

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Verified Guest from Markham, ON CA rated Oakes Hotel Overlooking the Falls 8 out of 10 on April 10, 2004 Verified Guest Hotel Review

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Rick from Brantford, ON CA rated Oakes Hotel Overlooking the Falls 8 out of 10 on March 21, 2004 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"-good value. -not overly fancy, but nice. -parking was not great....limited. Almost afraid to leave for fear you would not get a parking spot after returning. -small pool."

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Elizabeth from Cookstown, ON CA rated Oakes Hotel Overlooking the Falls 10 out of 10 on December 20, 2003 Verified Guest Hotel Review

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Hotel Address: 6546 Fallsview Boulevard, Niagara Falls, ON, Canada

Overview & Amenities


Oakes Hotel Overlooking the Falls

Amenities
  • Business Center
  • Room Service
  • High-speed Internet
  • Fitness Room/Gym
  • Restaurant
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Concierge
  • Tour Desk
  • Massage / Beauty Centre
  • Bar / Lounge
  • Elevator / Lift
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Babysitting / Child Services
  • Air Conditioned
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Conference Room(s)
  • Currency Exchange
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Safe-Deposit Box
  • Sauna
  • Security Guard
  • ATM / Cash Machine
  • Refrigerator
  • Cable / Satellite TV
  • In Room Movies
  • Porters
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Coffee / Tea Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • TV
  • Laundry service
  • Spa bath / Jacuzzi
  • Casino
  • Excursions
  • Golf Course (nearby)
  • Jacuzzi
  • Shower
  • En suite
  • Private Bathroom
  • Private Toilet
  • Bathtub/Shower Combination
  • Pool Indoor
  • Games Available
  • Luggage Storage
  • Vending Machines
  • Express Check-In/Check-Out

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Nearby Cities
Thorold (9.9 km)
Welland (15.7 km)
Saint Catharines (16.2 km)
Niagara-on-the-Lake (17.1 km)
Jordan (23.6 km)

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