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Niagara Falls, Ontario is always more fun when you visit with your family. There is just so much to do and explore, especially in the Clifton Hill Entertainment Area. Families have the best time when having a picnic at the Queen Victoria Park or getting drenched in the mist of the powerful Horseshoe Falls.
Travelling with children is altogether a different experience, as they have their own needs and ways to expend their infinite energy. You also need to think about where you are going to stay during your vacation. The place you choose must be safe, and have plenty of activities children to do when you are not sight-seeing.
If your children are older or you are travelling with a group of families, you may want to look for higher capacity rooms or suites than offer better deals than booking a multiple rooms.
In this article we discuss some of the best hotels and resorts for families to stay during their visit to Niagara Falls.
The first three in this list are waterpark resorts, that are more suitable for children. These places feature themed rooms and bunk-beds which they will be excited about.
The rest of the hotels in this list are suitable for all types of families and groups. These hotels offer a comfortable and safe place to stay and have guest-rooms that can accommodate more than 4 guests at one time.
Our top picks for Canadian hotels in Niagara Falls for Families
Hotel descriptions to follow
Waterpark Resorts in Niagara Falls
Hotels in Niagara Falls for Families and Groups
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Waterpark Resorts in Niagara Falls, Ontario
The Great Wolf Lodge Waterpark Resort in Niagara Falls, Ontario is the only Canadian location of the USA headquartered Great Wolf Resorts. It is located on 3950 Victoria Avenue, near the intersection with Niagara Parkway. The Niagara Whirlpool is located close-by.
The indoor waterpark is one of the most popular destinations in Southern Ontario. There are numerous thrilling rides including an indoor beach connected with several pools that are lined with cabanas available for rent.
The Great Wolf Lodge has 421 guest rooms, including themed suites, cottages and apartments. All suites can sleep a minimum 4 guests at one time. The standard family suites have an area of 440 sq.ft and feature semi-private living and bedroom areas which are furnished with two Queen size beds.
Each suite comes with free Wi-Fi, a microwave, a mini-fridge, a coffee-maker and a flat-screen TV with premium channels and pay-movies.
You may opt to upgrade your suite to have a whirlpool or a fire-place. Walk-out Balconies are available in several suites, however, their availability will only be determined upon check-in.
Families of 6 or more members may opt for Premium suites, which feature two Queen beds in the main area, and a King bed in the Master Bedroom, which may be on the some level or a loft-style upper level. An additional two guests can be accommodated on a sofa-bed.
Multi-family groups may opt for multi-level detached cottages, which feature three separate bedrooms and a living area. The upper level has two bedrooms, one with a Queen bed and the other with a bunk bed. The lower level has a master bedroom with a King bed, and a living area which features a sofa-bed, a dining-area and a full kitchen.
All guests at the Great Wolf Lodge have free access to the waterpark and the rides. Children will have a great time when participating in various activities such as Nightly Story Time, Evening shows and Character Appearances. Child-care services are available at additional charge.
There are 7 restaurants and cafés on site, serving a variety of menus from grilles, pizzas and an all inclusive buffet.
Adults can tee off at miniature-golf, work-out at the fitness centres and rejuvenate at the Elements Spa with facials and body treatments.
The Americana Waterpark and Resort is home to the Waves Indoor Waterpark. It was the first indoor waterpark to open in Niagara Falls in 2004. It features a retractable roof, allowing for a pleasant environment all year round.
The resort has a 204 room hotel catering to all kinds of guests, a spa, and a conference centre with spectacular wedding facilities for up-to 700 guests at one time.
All guest rooms at the Americana Resort can sleep up-to 4 guests. The Deluxe rooms, with an area of 330 sq.ft are the most basic rooms. They have two Queen beds and a standard washroom with a shower and tub combination.
The Superior Rooms are slightly larger and have an additional sofa-bed that can accommodate and additional guest. The Premium Rooms have a walk-out balcony.
Families with 5 or members should consider a suite which features semi-private bedroom and a living area. These suites have two-queen beds in the bed room and an additional queen bed or two in the living area.
All guest rooms come fully equipped with a microwave, mini fridge, iron and ironing board, hair dryer, desk/work space and free Wi-Fi.
Every room reservation at the Americana Resort includes a minimum 4 passes to the Waterpark. The waterpark itself is a 25000 sq.ft facility, featuring various tube and body slides, swimming pools, interactive water structures, an arcade and outdoor play areas.
Breakfast can be had at the Fields Bistro & Gathering Place, which features a breakfast buffet. Breakfast can be added to your room fare far $16 per adult and $9 per child.
Adults can rejuvenate at the Senses Spa that offers a full body treatment, and offers special packages for couples and groups.
The Americana Conference Resort Spa & Waterpark is located on 8444 Lundy’s Ln, about 1 minute drive east from the QEW. Plenty of parking space is available for the Resort guests at the rate of $20 per day.
The Skyline Hotel is part of the Canadian Niagara Hotels, which operates the Fallsview Indoor Water Park, 5 hotels and 12 restaurants including a Distillery located on Clifton Hill in Niagara Falls, Ontario.
It is located on 4800 Bender St at Ontario Ave.
The Fallsview Indoor waterpark is located directly across the street. As of writing, it is the biggest indoor waterpark in Ontario. It features 16 water-slides, a massive indoor wave-pool, a jungle-themed beach and private cabanas.
The Skyline Hotel connects to the Fallsview Indoor Waterpark via a climate controlled skywalk. This indoor walk-way provides access to several attractions around Clifton Hill such as Adventure City, Hershey Chocolate World, Hard Rock Cafe, the Fallsview Restaurant and Prime Steakhouse.
Guests who choose to stay at the Skyline Hotel are awarded 4 passes to the Fallsview Indoor Waterpark. The pass is limited to 2 hours of free splash and swim in the Tidal Wave Swimming pool and the Splash Pad.
(This 2 hour time-slot is required to be booked and the hotel will email you directly to confirm your time-slot)
The hotel features an indoor courtyard, with a garden of natural plants and trees and is naturally lit by skylights above. It offers an ideal space to relax and enjoy the natural light any time of year
The Skyline hotel has 206 guest-rooms, all of which are designed for families with small children. Rooms for families of up-to 4 people include a Traditional two Queen and a One Queen with bunk-bed.
Families of 5 and more members have the option of booking a room with three Queen beds or with two Queen and a bunk bed.
Every room has comes with free Wi-Fi, a wardrobe, a coffee-maker, a mini-fridge and a flat-screen TV with cable channels. In-room microwaves are not available.
For breakfast, try out the Perkins Restaurant & Bakery. It is an all day breakfast chain that boasts a secret pancake recipe. Other breakfast specialties include omelettes, breakfast skillets and a variety of egg classics.
Guests at the Skyline Hotel may sometimes receive a discount voucher for Perkins Restaurant upon check-in.
The Skyline Hotel is located an 4800 Bender St at Ontario Ave. Parking is available at the hotel for $20 per night.
Hotels in Niagara Falls for families and groups
The Best Western Plus Cairn Croft Hotel in Niagara Falls has a central courtyard that is made to look like a tropical resort. It has a swimming pool, two kiddie pools, a hot tub, a patio and a bar with a fireplace, a gaming and play area for children and adults, all surrounded by natural trees and enclosed in large indoor space, lit by natural light.
After sundown, the courtyard becomes a romantic setting to take a stroll, and visit the only Irish pub in Niagara Falls at Doc Magilligan’s.
The Best Western Plus Cairn Croft Hotel is located on 6400 Lundy’s Ln, less than a minute from the QEW and Hwy 420. The Falls and Clifton Hill are a 5 minute drive from here. Parking is available ath the hotel for $12 per night.
The hotel offers several types of rooms depending on the number of guests. Couples and Solo travellers can choose a single bed Queen room or a King Room. These rooms can be upgraded to have either a fire-place or a Jacuzzi.
Note: The King Room with a Balcony does not have a walk-out balcony. It is simply an extended portion of the room with windows on three sides.
Families of up-to 4 will be more comfortable in the rooms with 2 Queen beds. Some of these rooms face the indoor courtyard, and some on the ground-floor have a patio access to it. Otherwise you can also choose a room with the view of the city instead.
All rooms at the Best Western Plus Croft Hotel, Niagara Falls come with free Wi-Fi, a mini-fridge, a coffee-maker and a flat-screen TV with premium channels and pay-movies.
Doc Magilligan’s opens at 7:30 in the morning for hearty traditional breakfasts. On the menu, you will find eggs made to order, toast, home-fries, quiche, sandwiches and oatmeal.
One of the breakfast places nearby is the Flying Saucer Restaurant that serves American style breakfast, lunch and dinner. Go check them out.
Vittoria Hotel & Suites is located on 5851 Victoria Ave, within the vicinity of the Clifton Hill Entertainment Area. It is surrounded by souvenir stores and gift-shops that are an important part of Niagara Falls tourist economy.
The Hotel itself was formerly an Imperial hotel and suites. It was recently renovated and upgraded under new management. The new brand identity in more welcoming and the colours pleasing.
The Vittoria hotel has 108 rooms that are designed for families. The Junior Suites are suitable for up-to 4 guests, and comes in two configurations: a Single King bed with a Sofa bed, and a suite with two Queen Beds.
The spacious Family Suite has 3 Queen beds, comfortably accommodating up-to 6 guests at one time.
Each suite comes with free Wi-Fi, a desk and chair, a coffee-maker, a mini-fridge and a flat-screen TV with cable channels.
Breakfast is not included in the room-fare. The onsite restaurant, Vittoria Dining Room, serves warm breakfast with eggs, French toast, pancakes, sausages, bacon and more between 7:00 am and 12:00 pm.
The Vittoria Hotel has an indoor swimming pool and a fitness centre open to all guests. The fitness centre in equipped with a few cardio machines, free weights and a strength training machine.
Outdoor parking is available at the hotel for $15 per night.
The Embassy Suites by Hilton is the third tallest building in Niagara Falls, Ontario, with 42 storeys and a maximum height of 387 ft. The views form the top offer an unparalleled view of the mighty Horseshoe Falls. There is a camera on top of the building that streams the Horseshoe Falls live 24 hours a day on EarthCam.
The Embassy Suites by Hilton is an all suites hotel, which means, each guest-room features a separate bedroom and living area. The suites are most suitable for families and groups of up-to 12 people.
The Embassy Suites offers more that one option of the perfect view of the falls along with you chosen suite.
The suites facing North-East, provide a clear view of the American Falls, the Rainbow Bridge and the Lower Niagara River, but a partial view of the mighty Horseshoe Falls.
The suites facing South-East provide a full view of the Horseshoe Falls and the Upper Niagara River but however, it is impossible to see the American Falls form this side.
There is also a third option called the Panoramic Fallsview Suites. These suites have a curved window, providing breath-taking views of both the American Falls and the Horseshoe Falls at the same time.
The Queen suites at the Niagara Falls Embassy Suites have an area of 450 sq.ft. They have two Queen Size beds in the bedroom. The Living area may have either a sofa-bed or an additional Queen Bed.
The King suites have a single King bed in the bedroom and a sofa-bed in the living area. The King Suites are smaller with square footage varying form 270 sq.ft to 400 sq.ft.
Large families and groups may prefer the Premium Suites which are furnished with up-to 6 double beds (three in the bedroom and three in the living area), and can accommodate up-to 12 guests.
All suites come with a microwave, a mini-fridge, a work-desk (which can be repurposed as a dining table) and 2 flat-screen TVs with premium channels and pay-movies.
In-room Wi-Fi is available for $9.95 per night.
Every reservation at the Embassy Suites, Niagara Falls come with complimentary continental breakfast. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, a boxed-breakfast is delivered to your room in the morning.
Indoor parking is available at the hotel for $60 per night. Outdoor self-parking is available for much less, however, this will be off-site in one of the private lots along Dunn St. Rates are subject to season and other popular events.
The Embassy Suites at Niagara Falls features an indoor-heated swimming pool and a fitness centre, open to all guests. The Fitness centre is equipped with several cardio machines and free weights. Clean towels are provided at both locations for personal use.
The Country Inn & Suites, Niagara Falls is located at the edge of Clifton Hill Entertainment Area on 5525 Victoria Ave at Bender St. The Rainbow Bridge and the American Falls are a 10 minute walk and the Niagara SkyWheel is a 7 minute walk form here.
The front facing rooms of the Country Inn & Suites have a photo-worthy view of Clifton Hill. You can see every landmark form here form the Fallsview Indoor Park, Casino Niagara, the Niagara SkyWheel, Skylon Tower and even the mists form the Horseshoe Falls.
The Country Inn & Suites is one of the most budget-friendly and the most-value brand-name hotel on Clifton Hill. Along with low rates, you also get free continental breakfast in the morning and have access to amenities such as the indoor swimming pool and the gym.
Complimentary Coffee and cookies are available all day every day at the front desk.
All rooms at the Country Inn & Suites can accommodate a family of 4. The standard guest-rooms only have a 2 Queen Bed configuration. The Suites feature semi-private and private bedrooms, available in either a single King bed or two Queen bed configuration. The living areas have a sofa-bed that can accommodate another two guests.
Couples may opt to upgrade their suites to have a Jacuzzi that is installed in the bedroom.
All rooms and suites at the Niagara Falls Country Inn & Suites come with free Wi-Fi, a work-desk and chair, a mini-fridge and a flat-screen TV with cable channels and pay movies.
Parking is available at the hotel that is accessible from Hunter St. Parking costs $15 per night per vehicle.
The Courtyard by Marriott, Niagara Falls is located on 5950 Victoria Ave, just steps form the Clifton Hill Entertainment Area. It is surrounded by competing hotels on Victoria Ave, restaurants and a long line of shops selling Niagara Falls souvenirs.
While the back of the hotel faces the general direction of the American Falls, the height of the building does and the large trees or Victoria Park do not allow for a clear view.
The Courtyard by Marriott has 258 rooms and suites. It features guest-rooms for 6 persons such as the Deluxe Queen Room which has has two Queen beds and a sofa-bed.
Similarly, the Family Suite has a private bedroom furnished with two Queen size beds and a flat-screen TV. The living room has the sofa bed and a second flat-screen TV.
The standard rooms are available for couples and small families in both a single King bed and a two Queen bed configuration. The King rooms are also upgradable to an in-room Jacuzzi or a fireplace.
All suites come with free Wi-Fi, a Flat-screen TV and a coffee maker. In-room fridges and microwaves are not available.
Breakfast is not available with the room fares, however, you have plenty of options for breakfast in the immediate neighbourhood such as Denny’s, Starbucks, Tim Horton’s and the appropriately named Breakfast Family Restaurant at the Travelodge.
The Courtyard by Marriott, Niagara Falls features an indoor heated swimming pool open to all guests. There is also a fully equipped fitness centre with several cardio machines and free weights.
Outdoor parking is available at the hotel for $17 per night with in-out privileges.