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Victoria Motor Inn at the Falls and Casino

6.1 | Fair
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Location and breakfast were praised, but some concerns over lack of amenities

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Many guests enjoyed the breakfast restaurant
  • Most guests found the location convenient
  • Several reviewers had positive experiences with the staff
Cons
  • Many guests found their rooms lacking in amenities
  • Some guests were upset there was no elevator
  • Some guests experienced poor Wi-Fi connections
Editor's Analysis
Updated Jul 17, 2012
Overview
Located approximately 550m from the Horseshoe Falls, the Victoria Motor Inn is situated in the Fallsview District.

The Inn is comprised of 35 rooms on 3 floors, and offers cable TV, air-conditioning, individual climate control, and free Wi-Fi. Additional amenities for suites include jacuzzi tub and sitting area with couch, and the Inn has an outdoor pool.  Hair dryers and irons/ironing boards are available upon request, smoking and non-smoking rooms are available, and pets are not allowed. The Victoria Motor Inn is not wheelchair accessible, and parking is $10 per night.

The Inn is in close proximity to many of the Falls' tourist attractions including Journey Behind The Falls (a 5 minute drive south along Niagara Parkway), Fallsview Casino (approximately 4 minutes driving time), the Clifton Hill Entertainment District (about 5 minutes walking time), and Marineland (roughly 7 minutes driving time).

The Victoria Motor in offers an on-site breakfast restaurant, and is open daily from 7:00am to 1:00pm. Other nearby dining options include TGI Friday's (about 1 minute walking time), The Keg (approximately 2 minutes walking time), and Mama Mia's Italian Restaurant (roughly 4 minutes walking time).

Shopping is available at the Centre Gift Shop (approximately 2 minutes walking time), Brand Name Shoe Warehouse, and Canada One Factory Outlets (both within a 7 minute drive east of the hotel). The hotel is 16.1km (approximately 19 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 $10 per night, pets not-allowed. (Call date: July 8th, 2012).
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The Good
Guest reviews, of those used for this analysis, showed a positive response to the hotel's location, breakfast restaurant, and staff.

Most reviewers were pleased with the hotel's location in relation to the Falls and surrounding activities. Several people mentioned they could walk from the hotel to most of their destinations, and the location was described as "ideal" and "within walking distance to all major attractions".

Many reviewers complimented the Victoria Motor Inn's breakfast restaurant, describing a high quality of food and large selection of breakfast items. 

Several guests remarked that the staff were friendly and very knowledgable; some reviewers received helpful recommendations for tourist activities.

Some lodgers considered this hotel a good value, and would return based on its location and price.
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The Bad
Negative reviews found for this analysis mentioned the hotel's lack of amenities and elevator, and poor Wi-Fi connection.

Some guests were disappointed with the lack of amenities and quality of their rooms, most notably there were no phones, no coffeemakers and no refrigerators included. Other complaints by some included the lights not working, TVs not working, and odour in the room. However, contrary to these complaints, a few other reviewers commented their rooms were clean, spacious, and seemed to be recently renovated.

Some reviewers had complaints that there was no elevator in this hotel, and that they had to climb staircases because their rooms were not located on the first floor.

A few guests had problems with their Wi-Fi connections, and were either unable to connect altogether, or had poor signals.
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Sources
TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #47 out of 138 Niagara Falls hotels from 29 reviews.

Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 6.9 out of 10 from 106 reviews.

Verified with a Front Desk Agent: Free Wi-Fi, parking $10 per night, pets not-allowed. (Call date: July 8th, 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
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hotels in Niagara Falls

Rated 6.1/10 based on 175 reviews

Ranked #74 out of 109 hotels in Niagara Falls

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Map Marker Victoria Motor Inn at the Falls and Casino
5869 Victoria Ave., Niagara Falls, ON