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Niagara Falls, Ontario dubs itself as the Honeymoon Capital of the World. Renowned world-wide for their beauty, the Niagara Falls are the highest flow waterfalls in the world, with an average 3 million litres of water falling every second.
There is no doubt that the best Niagara Falls experience is form the Canadian side. Anyone who plans to stay overnight at the Niagara Falls would undoubtedly want to see it and have it all to themselves from their rooms. Which is why Canadian and International hotel chains are frequently competing with one another for the best views of either the American Falls or the Horseshoe Falls or both.
In this article, I list those hotels that are closest to the Niagara Falls, and with the best rooms that overlook the falls. Along with the description of the rooms, I shall also mention which hotels have rooms with a Jacuzzi as this is one of the most popular features guests look for.
Our top picks for Canadian hotels with the best views of the Niagara Falls
Hotel descriptions to follow
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The rooms with views of the Niagara Falls are not always budget friendly. Hotels continue to find novel ways to up-charge every stay by charging for amenities that you absolutely may need. They may also have additional taxes and fees on your final bill which you may not immediately recognize.
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The Marriott Fallsview Hotel & Spa is the closest hotel to the Horseshoe Falls on the Canadian side. It is located exactly across from the western end of the Horseshoe Falls, and provides magnificent views of the upper Niagara River dropping with great force below. The Fallsview hotel has 432 guest-rooms and was built in two phases. The first phase is 23 storeys high and the second phase is 13 storeys high, so as not to block the Tower Hotel just behind it.
The Serenity Spa at the Marriott Fallsview Hotel is an award winning establishment that offers a full service pampering to individuals and couples. You can melt away your worries with a soothing massage, a relaxing facial or rejuvenating full body treatments, getting you ready for another day of adventure at Niagara Falls.
Please note that you must book and appointment prior to availing any of the spa’s services.
The hotel also features a fully equipped fitness centre and an indoor heated pool. The gym offers several types of cardiovascular equipment and free weights.
All rooms at the Marriott Fallsview Hotel feature floor to ceiling windows. The Fallsview rooms, located floors 5 to 12, have beautiful views of the Horseshoe Falls. Rooms on floors 12 to 13 are called Superior Fallsview and offer a breathtaking vista of both the American Falls and the Horseshoe Falls.
The Riverview are a single King bed rooms, from where you can see the upper Niagara River flowing from Lake Erie into the Niagara Gorge below.
All rooms at the Marriott Fallsvew Hotel come with a signature Marriott bed, a work-desk with an ergonomic chair, a mini-fridge, a coffee-maker and a flat-screen TV with premium cable channels and pay movies.
Couples looking to plan a romantic evening with the view of the Niagara Falls should consider a Whirlpool Room or Suite. The Jacuzzi is installed right next to the bed, and you can see the falls form the window. The Suites feature separate bedroom and living areas. The Marriott Fallsview Hotel also features bi-level suites with the bedroom and the jacuzzi on the upper level.
Internet access is available for $9.95 per night in your room. But this will only allow you to browse the internet and check your e-mail. If you want to video-chat or watch videos online, the hotel offers an Enhanced package with unrestricted access for $15.95 per night.
Complimentary access to Wi-Fi is available in the lobby and public areas.
Breakfast for two at the Marriott Fallsview Hotel is available at an extra $30 per night with you room fare. Otherwise A full American Breakfast or a Continental Buffet will set you back about $27 per person. Breakfast in served ath the Terrapin Cafe. You will find a wide selection of eggs, breakfast meats, bagels, pastries, muffins as well as coffee and tea.
Parking at the Marriott Fallsview hotel is available offsite form $45 per night. The off-site parking will be at one of the lots on either Stanley Ave or Dunn St. For the same amount, you should opt for valet parking especially in inclement weather.
Marriott on the Falls is located a few meters upstream form the Horseshoe Falls. The rooms facing the falls offer unobstructed panoramic views of the upper Niagara River as it drops into the gorge, as well as of Goat Island and as far as Navy Island. You can also clearly see the American Falls and the Rainbow Bridge.
The rooms on the other side face the quiet neighbourhoods of the city. Most prominently, you will see the Scotiabank Convention Centre, which is only a five minute walk away. On the far-side, you may just be able to see the Welland river flowing past to join the Niagara River.
The Marriott on The Falls has 404 guest-rooms across 31 floors. Each room features a signature Marriott bed, a work-desk with an ergonomic chair, a mini-fridge, a coffee-maker and a flat-screen TV with premium cable channels and pay movies.
If you require a microwave in your room, you may request one for $50 per stay.
Complimentary Internet access is only available in the hotel lobby and public areas. You will have to pay $9.95 per night for high-speed internet in your room. But this will only allow you to browse the internet and check your e-mail.
If you want to video-chat or watch videos online, the hotel offers an Enhanced package with unrestricted access for $15.95 per night.
The city-view rooms at the Marriott on the Falls are all the Standard King and Queen configuration. These rooms are around 350 sq.ft in area and include all the amenities mentioned above. The rates between the Standard King and Queen rooms are almost always the same, however, they are usually around $20 cheaper per night that those on the Fallsview side.
The Fallsview side of the Marriott on the Falls has more variety of rooms and suites to choose from. In addition to the Standard rooms, there are Superior King and Queen rooms that offer additional space to move around.
Families and groups travelling together can opt to book a suite, which have a bedroom separated from the living area. The one-bedroom suites can sleep between 4 and 6 guests, with the bedroom having either a single king bed or two queen beds and the living area having a sofa bed.
The two bedroom suite sleeps up-to 8 people. It has a one king bed in the first bedroom, two-queen beds in the second, and a sofa-bed in the living room.
If you are planning to spend your honeymoon at niagara falls, consider a room with a Jacuzzi. The Marriot on the Falls offers King Rooms as well as Jr Presidential Suites featuring a Whirlpool with a fantastic view of the Niagara Falls.
The Marriott Café offers a hearty buffet breakfast in the morning. (As of writing, it is only open on Saturdays and Sundays, 8-11 AM). You will find a variety of fruits, pastries, muffins, juices and hot items such as eggs, bacon, coffee and tea. The buffet breakfast for two guests can be included with your reservation for and additional $30 per night per room. If you are really hungry try a made-to-order full American breakfast for $27.
Parking at the Marriott on the Falls is available form $35 per night. The hotel has both indoor and outdoor parking. During the busy season, however, you may be asked to park at an off-site lot on either Stanley Ave or Dunn St. You can opt for valet parking especially in inclement weather at $45 per night.
The Marriott on the Falls has a 24 hr fitness centre fully equipped with cardiovascular machines, free weights and weight lifting equipment. There is also an indoor heated swimming pool where you can cool off and have fun with the family.
If you are looking to organize a conference or a wedding at the Niagara Falls, the Marriott on the Falls has more than 18,000 sq.ft of event space. There are 13 event rooms that can be customized to suit. The largest ballroom is around 8400 sq.ft and can fit up-to 645 guests at one time.
- A resort fee of 7.9% per night is charged by the hotel, in addition to the Ontario HST
- See more deals at the Marriott on the Falls form Tripadvisor
The Oakes Hotel has some of the best views of Niagara Falls from the Canadian side. The hotel has three annexes: the Courtyard, which was originally a 2 storey Days Inn, a 14 storey mid-rise and a 21 storey high-rise. The Oakes hotel is located on 6546 Fallsview Blvd next to the Embassy Suites and the Fallsview Casino Resort.
At the Oakes Hotel, rooms in the Courtyard are called Traditional. These rooms do not offer any view of the falls. They offer the convenience of a quick entry and exit, and keep you in touch with the activity on the street level. With an area of 290 sq.ft, they are the smallest rooms at the Oakes Hotel and offer the most value.
The Riverside rooms are located on floors 2 to 7. From these rooms you will be able to see at the top of the Horseshoe Falls and the upper Niagara River. This is still a very beautiful sight as you can admire millions of litres water flowing and dropping into the gorge.
The rooms form floors 8 to 21 are called Fallsview and they offer a commanding view of the Horseshoe Falls as well as the American Falls.
All guests at the Oakes Hotel have unlimited access to the observation room on the 14th floor regardless of their room type.
The Standard Rooms at the Niagara Falls Oakes Hotel have an area of 330 sq.ft and The Premier rooms are more spacious at 400 sq.ft. Both these room types are available in a single King bed or a two Queen bed configurations.
The hotel also has suites that feature separate bedrooms and living areas. Suites offer additional privacy and a sense of luxury to add to your romantic evenings. They are also preferred by families and groups travelling together as a cost saving and convenient strategy.
All rooms at the Oakes Hotel, Niagara Falls come with free Wi-Fi, a work desk and chair, a mini-fridge, a coffee maker and a flats-screen TV with premium channels.
Couples on honeymoon should absolutely consider reserving a room or a suite with a Jacuzzi. The Oakes Hotel offers some King rooms with a heart-shaped Jacuzzi – which are actually white in colour – and can fit no more than two people.
Breakfast is not available with the basic room fare at the Oakes Hotel. There is an Applebee’s located just next door, and it opens at 8:00 AM in the morning offering a hot breakfast.
The Oakes hotel has an indoor swimming pool, open to all guests. You will also find a fitness centre, equipped with several cardio machines, to help your heart going.
Outdoor Parking is available at the Oakes Hotel for $35 per night per vehicle, with in-out previlages.
- The Oakes Hotel is very clear about mandatory charges and taxes it levies in addition to the advertised room rate as stated on its website. 7.9% of the room rate + $14.95 + $2.00 Local Fee + 13% Ontario HST
- See more deals at the Oakes Hotel Overlooking the Niagara Falls form Tripadvisor
The Tower Hotel is as iconic structure that has stood on 6732 Fallsview Blvd in Niagara Falls since 1962. Sometimes, you will hear it being called the “Minolta Tower” by locals, as for the longest time between 1984 and 2010, Konica Minolta Inc held the naming rights to it.
The Tower was originally conceived to be part of a grand hotel and convention centre. However, conditions remained unfavourable, until the hotel boom of the 2000s. It served as an observation deck at 500 ft above the falls and had a restaurant and a wedding chapel. In 2002, it was extensively renovated, and re-opened as a hotel.
Today, the Tower Hotel is sandwiched between the Embassy Suites and the Marriott Fallsview & Spa.
The Tower Hotel has 50 rooms, which can be accessed by two elevators or an emergency staircase. The Fallsview Tower rooms face the falls. The large, floor to ceiling windows present an amazing view of both the Horseshoe and the American Falls. The Resort rooms face the city, providing a beautiful view of the neighbourhoods around Dunn St.
There is at-least one room on the street-level called the Resort King which can be booked last minute.
Each room at the Tower Hotel comes with free Wi-Fi, a flat screen TV with premium cable channels, a mini-fridge, a microwave, and a wardrobe. The rooms have an average area of 250 sq.ft and most come in a single King bed configuration. A few rooms have two double beds and can accommodate up-to 4 guests at a time.
Breakfast is not included in the room-fare at the Tower Hotel. There is a IHOP (International House of Pancakes) restaurant on the 27th floor, that offers a beautiful panoramic view of the Niagara Falls and the city. The IHOP is open for breakfast and lunch offering pancakes, waffles, omelettes, steaks and sandwiches.
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.
However, the (pentagonal) shape and the orientation of the building does not allow most of the suites to have a full panoramic view of both the American Falls and the Horseshoe Falls at the same time.
The rooms 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 rooms 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.
The Embassy Suites also offers 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.
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.
The Fallsview suites at The Embassy Suites come in several sizes and configurations. The Queen suites, which have an area of 450 sq.ft, 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.
Couples looking to spend their honeymoon or otherwise may consider a suite with a Whirlpool. The tub is located in the washroom but has a window looking out into the room, toward the main window.
The rooms facing the city look down on Dunn Street and the surroundings. These suites are available only in a single King bed or a two Queen Bed configuration. They offer a quiet, distraction free environment, especially for individuals wanting to get work done.
All reservations 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.
- A resort fee of 15.5% per night is charged by the hotel, in addition to the Ontario HST
- See more deals at the Embassy Suites Niagara Falls form Tripadvisor
The Sheraton on the Falls Hotel is located on 5875 Falls Ave at the corner of Clifton Hill. Just behind the hotel is the Clifton Hill tourist promenade, with numerous themed attractions, gift-shops, arcades and haunted houses. In front of it is the Niagara River and the American Falls. The Rainbow Bridge to the USA is just steps away.
The site of the Sheraton on the Falls has been welcoming overnight guests to the Niagara Falls for more than 100 years. The current hotel was built in 1966 as a sister hotel to the currently named Crowne Plaza Hotel. The site was expanded and 8 more floors were added in 2000. In 2016, Sheraton became a brand of Marriott.
Staying at the Sheraton on the Falls keeps you on the beat with the heart of all the excitement in Niagara Falls. It is connected by an indoor walkway to the Crowne Plaza Hotel next door, the Casino Niagara and The Fallsview Indoor Water Park which is in-turn connected to the Skyline Hotel. The Sheraton hotel also has direct access to some of the attractions on Clifton Hill such as the Niagara Distillery, Rainforest Cafe, Adventure City and Hard Rock Cafe on Falls Ave.
The Christienne Fallsview Spa at the Sheraton on the Falls is perhaps the only full service spa in the world having treatment areas and the relaxation lounge with a view of Niagara Falls. The spa offers services to men, ladies and couples with treatments such as body wrap, facials, Manicures/pedicures and massages.
You must book an appointment before availing any services at the spa
The Sheraton on the Falls has 669 rooms across 22 floors. You have a choice of room form one of several classifications such as Garden View, City View, Fallsview, Rooms with no view, Whirlpool Rooms and Bi-Level Suites.
The Fallsview rooms feature a single french door with a Juliette balcony from where you will clearly take in the views of the American Falls and the Horseshoe Falls in the distance. These rooms also have a fire-place to further cozy your Niagara Falls experience.
The Garden view rooms look out into the Oakes Garden Theatre across the street. This garden was built in 1937 as an entrance-way to Queen Victoria Park, which is now across on the other side of Clifton Hill Road. The Oakes theatre is a popular wedding venue and a public space.
The Whirlpool rooms feature a Jet tub in the washroom, which is large enough for couples to enjoy a sloppy-soppy time.
Each room at the Sheraton on the Falls is furnished with a work-desk and chair, a mini-fridge, a coffee maker and a flat-screen TV with premium channels and pay movies.
While complimentary Wi-Fi is available to guests in the lobby and public areas, you will have to spend another $15.95 per night for in-room Wi-Fi.
Breakfast for two can be added to your room fare for an additional $30 per night. Breakfast in served at the Fallsview Restaurant, which offers a spectacular view of the American Falls and the lower Niagara River as you dine.
The restaurant transforms for dinner service into Massimo’s Italian restaurant, run by the acclaimed Chef Massimo Capra. It is the #1 Italian Restaurant in Niagara Falls according to Tripadvisor.
The Sheraton on the falls has on indoor heated swimming pool open year-round. There is also an outdoor swimming pool, on top of the conference centre, that in open seasonally. In perfect weather, you will enjoy an amazing time on the rooftop with the American Falls in sight.
Indoor parking is available at the Sheraton on the Falls form $35 per night per vehicle. Parking is accessed form the entrance marked “Registration” on Falls Ave.
The Crowne Plaza Hotel stands prominently on the entrance of the Rainbow Bridge to the USA on 5685 Falls Ave. Just next to it is Casino Niagara and behind it is The Fallsview Indoor Water Park. The hotel is connected to these facilities by an indoor walkway, which also connects to the Sheraton on the Falls Hotel, Hard Rock Cafe and Adventure City.
The building that is now the Crowne Plaza Fallsview was first built in 1929 as Hotel General Brock. Between 1950 and 1989, the hotel was part of Sheraton Hotels and renamed Sheraton-Brock Hotel. In 2008, the InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) bought the hotel and rebranded it under Crowne Plaza.
IHG is one of the largest hospitality company in the world with a portfolio of brands such as Holiday Inn, Staybridge Suites and Regent Hotels and Resorts.
The Crowne Plaza Niagara Falls has 234 rooms across 12 floors. The rooms that overlook the falls are mainly four types. The Partial Fallsview and the Fallsview rooms feature a view of the American Falls. The Upper Fallsview and the _Superior Fallsview rooms are located on the higher floors and offer a view of both the American Falls and the Horseshoe Falls.
The Crowne Plaza is perhaps the only hotel to offer Whirlpool rooms that feature a Jacuzzi tub close to the windows and within sight of the Niagara Falls.
It is also the only hotel to provide some rooms with walk-out balconies from where you can fully immerse yourself in the views of the American Falls, the Horseshoe Falls, the lower Niagara River and the Rainbow Bridge.
Every room at the Niagara Falls Crowne Plaza Hotel comes with Free Wi-Fi, a work-desk and chair, a coffee-maker and a flat-screen TV with premium channels and pay movies.
Microwaves are not available in the rooms. A mini-fridge can be requested for an additional $25 per night.
Breakfast is not available at the Crown Plaza Niagara Falls. We recommend trying out Perkins Bakery, famous for its pancakes and french-toast tower.
Parking is available at the hotel for $35 per night per vehicle. Parking is accessed via an alleyway between the hotel and the entrance to Casino Niagara.
The parking garage access near the Hershey store is public parking and for patrons of the Casino Niagara.
The Hilton Niagara Falls is the largest and the tallest hotel in Niagara Falls, Ontario. It was built in two phases, separated by a span of ten years. The first phase of the hotel is 30 storeys high and was opened in 1999. The second phase was built in 2009. It has 50 storeys and is 550 ft (167 m) high at the roof-top. (That makes it even taller than the Skylon Tower which is 158.50 m at the very top).
The Hilton Niagara Falls is located on 6361 Fallsview Blvd. The Fallsview Casino Resort is located across the street and is connected to the hotel via an internal walkway. The Skylon Tower and the Queen Victoria Park are only a 5 minute walk form here.
The Hilton Niagara Falls has 1059 rooms in both the towers combined. Rooms that are located in Phase 2 of the hotel and facing the Niagara Falls offer amazing views of both the Horseshoe and The American Falls. In the Phase 1 tower, however, the corner rooms come with a view of either only the American Falls or only the Canadian Falls.
The City view rooms look down along Murry St and the surrounding residential neighbourhoods up-to Niagara Falls South.
Most rooms at the Hilton Niagara Falls come with a Jacuzzi tub. The exceptions are the compact King Rooms that only have a standing-shower.
The bed configurations in most rooms are either a single King bed or two Queen beds and can sleep between two and four guests.
Suites featuring separate living and bedroom areas are also available for large families and groups. The bedrooms have two King-size beds and the living area features a Queen size sofa-bed.
Every room ath the Hilton Niagara Falls is furnished with a work-desk and chair, a coffee-maker and a flat-screen TV with premium cable and pay movies.
Wi-Fi is available in the rooms and public areas for $8.95 per night.
The rooms do not have a microwave. Most rooms do have a mini-fridge, however, if you don’t find one in your room, you can call the front-desk and have a fridge brought in for you.
This is perhaps an understandable situation as unused refrigerators are a waste of electricity. Even when unplugged, an unused and unattended refrigerator is potentially a fire hazard, especially in such a large hotel.
For around $15 per person, you may choose to have an à la carte breakfast at the Hilton Niagara Falls. On the menu is a Classic Breakfast of two eggs with bacon or sausage, served with home-fries and toast. Or you can go for pancakes, fresh fruits and greek-yoghurt. A Coffee or Tea costs another $2.50.
The Hilton Fallsview Hotel at Niagara Falls features a two storey water-slide that loops four times into an indoor heated swimming pool. The swimming pool in part of the hotel’s fitness centre, which includes a hot-tub and a gym that is fully equipped with various types of cardio and strength training machines and free-weights.
Indoor parking is available at the hotel but with limited spaces at $50 per night per vehicle. The hotel staff may suggest you offsite-parking on Stanley St for about $35 per night.