Where to Stay in Niagara Falls (2022): Accommodation & Area Guide

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Wondering Where To Stay In Niagara Falls (Canadian Side)? Here Are Our Tips!

Let’s face facts: Niagara Falls is a popular destination and there are so many hotels, bed and breakfasts, and other accommodations to choose from.

With popular Niagara Falls hotels with views of the Falls like Hilton Fallsview, Sheraton on the Falls, and Marriott Fallsview mixed in with cheap hotels, motels, and resorts, you are not alone if you are confused about where to stay! We sure were.

Luckily, we’ve explored Niagara Falls – on the Canada side – so we know a thing or two. It was also Lisa’s first time visiting one of Ontario’s most popular attractions so the trip was extra special.

We stayed at A Moment in Time Bed and Breakfast which was great but we can understand if you are searching for the best hotels in Niagara Falls with the best views of the Falls!

So, in this post, we’ll dive into the best Niagara Falls accommodations by style, budget, and amenities and then outline a few of the best places to stay in Niagara Falls with top accommodation examples in each.

This way, you’ll find a Niagara Falls accommodation whether you’re on a romantic weekend getaway, having fun with friends, or exploring as a family with kids!

**Friendly Disclosure: We paid for the accommodations we stayed at ourselves and were not told to include them in this article.

Accommodations By Type

Before we dive in, a quick note about Niagara Falls. Just south of Lake Ontario along the Niagara River, Niagara Falls makes a great day trip from Toronto.

The whole Niagara Region is actually loaded with natural beauty, wineries, attractions, and history to take in (in all seasons). Choosing Niagara Falls, Canada as your base to explore is a great idea.

To stay in Niagara Falls, there is a wide variety of hotels, motels, B&Bs, and inns – with a few resorts to choose from as well.

Because the city is so popular all year round (but especially in warmer months), it’s a good idea to book your accommodation in advance to avoid potential disappointment. This is especially true if you are after hotels overlooking Niagara Falls.

Let’s first explore accommodation options in Niagara Falls by type. This way, if you know the type of accommodation you’re aiming for, you can narrow down your search right now.

You can also browse the lower section of this guide to learn more about the best areas to stay in if you need more information.

Having said that, try to stay open-minded about accommodation locations and categories. For example, there are some great motels in Niagara Falls while some hotels are… not ranked very well.

When you browse, just focus on what the accommodation offers you – if it meets your needs, you won’t go wrong.

Hotels in Niagara Falls, Canada

tall hilton hotel in niagara falls with pyramid building below
You can’t miss the Hilton Hotel towering up from the Fallsview area!

Niagara Falls hotels are by far the most popular accommodation option. As a result, there are so many hotels around Niagara Falls.

Niagara Falls has plenty of great hotels – with a mix of chain, boutique, and cheap (but very popular, well-rated ones) hotels located close to the Falls and scattered across downtown.

There are also lots of hotels near Niagara Falls a little further away.

The best hotels in Niagara Falls offer a mix of amenities. Some have delicious onsite restaurants while others hotels come with pools, parking, breakfast, and more.

As a romantic getaway in Ontario, there are also a number of Niagara Falls hotels with a Jacuzzi/spa tub in the rooms overlooking the Falls!

Check here for hotels in Niagara Falls, Canada

So, if you are looking for a Niagara Falls hotel, we’ve divided up the hotels by type so you can see the ones that might align with your style/needs and budget.

Popular Hotels in Niagara Falls

While there are a number of great hotels in Niagara Falls, Ontario, there are a few that stand out as the top choice for those exploring the Canada side of the Falls. As we said, there are many nice hotels in Niagara Falls with views of the Falls.

If you are travelling to Niagara Falls on a budget, you’ll find a number of cheap hotels in Niagara Falls that are a short walk to the Falls. These hotels make for a great base from which to explore the Falls and the city.

Something to keep in mind when booking a hotel in Niagara Falls: you can always just walk, drive, or take transit (the WEGO) a short distance to the Falls so don’t worry if you can’t get a “Fallsview” hotel with a falls view room.

Below, we’ve included a few of the top Niagara Falls hotels to give you a sample of amazing and really popular hotels on the Canadian side:

Popular Niagara Falls Hotels

Cheap Hotels in Niagara Falls, Canada

small grey hotel with skylon tower beside in niagara falls ontario
The Quality Hotel is a popular choice with free parking right in the heart of the action near the Falls!

If you are looking for cheap hotels in Niagara Falls, Ontario there are a number of great hotels to choose from. Niagara Falls cheap hotels are good places to stay if you are on a budget.

You can definitely also find hotel deals in Niagara Falls which makes the city an accessible place to visit as a couple, with friends, or as a family with kids.

It’s important to note that “cheap” in Niagara Falls doesn’t necessarily mean “bad” or “dirty”. Remember, there are so many hotels in Niagara Falls.

Cheap often means that you’ll get fewer amenities compared to others hotels but can still have a nice stay. That said, you absolutely can find cheap hotels in Niagara Falls with breakfast.

While some cheap hotels in Niagara Falls are very close to the Falls, many cheap hotels are not located right downtown. This is often part of the reason why they are cheaper.

So, if you have a car, these hotels (over on Lundy’s Lane, for example) make for a nice place to stay.

Below are some of the best cheap hotels in Niagara Falls on the Canada side:

Luxury Hotels in Niagara Falls

For those looking, there aren’t any top luxury hotels in Niagara Falls. There are some really good ones but many miss the mark of “luxury” that you might be used to.

Some of these really nice hotels are bright and trendy while others are known for their amenities (like pools and spa), location, service, dining, etc.

Having said that, there are some 5-star hotels a short drive north in Niagara-on-the-Lake (the famous wine region).

Downtown Niagara-on-the-Lake is about a 25-minute drive from Niagara Falls so it’s definitely worth checking out if you want 5-star accommodation.

If you’re looking for a luxury hotel in/near Niagara Falls, check out some of these lovely places to stay:

Motels in Niagara Falls, Canada

If you’re looking for motels in Niagara Falls, there are quite a few motel accommodations to choose from. Motels sometimes get a bad reputation for being cheap and dirty.

In this case, there are some really great motels in Niagara Falls that function much like hotels – but for a fraction of the price.

With nice decor and clean rooms, there are some top-rated motels that have cozy rooms, swimming pools, and come with parking spots, barbecues, and a number of other great amenities like fridges and microwaves in-room.

As for locations, there are a number of motels in downtown Niagara Falls closer to the Falls with more scattered around the city centre (like along Lundy’s Lane).

These are great if you travel to Niagara Falls by car and don’t want to worry about where to park!

Overall, the motels in Niagara Falls, Canada can be a nice balance of location and value for money – they are often well-rated and leave guests happy.

Just remember, with motels you get what you pay for which is usually a simple and clean stay. You can check below for some of the best motels in Niagara Falls, Ontario:

Inns in Niagara Falls, Canada

Another great Niagara Falls accommodation option is an inn. Given that the area (especially along the Niagara River/Gorge down from the Falls) has loads of history to it, there is no shortage of historic and charming inns to choose from.

Many of the inns in Niagara Falls are in a great location which is still a quick walk or drive to the Falls.

They can usually also be found along the river along with bed and breakfasts (mentioned below) which make for a nice, quieter stay with great views, and access to downtown Niagara Falls, attractions at the Falls, etc.

Niagara Falls inns usually offer similar amenities to hotels – like dining and even spas – but are generally smaller than the hotels.

Below we’ve included a few of the top inns in Niagara Falls or inns near Niagara Falls on the Canada side to give you an overview of some of the best inns in the region:

  • Sterling Inn & SpaA luxurious inn with spa just behind Downtown a short walk to both waterfalls (Our Pick)
  • Old Stone Inn – A boutique inn just a short walk to the Falls and Skylon Tower
  • Chestnut Inn – A quaint and charming inn facing the Niagara River walkable to the falls

Bed and Breakfasts in Niagara Falls

colourful old house on street corner with green gardens
We really enjoyed our bed and breakfast stay – A Moment in Time B&B was very eye-catching!

Due to the fact that there is a large residential area surrounding the Falls, there are also a lot of great bed and breakfasts in Niagara Falls.

Many of the best bed and breakfasts are located along the Niagara Parkway and overlook the Niagara River downstream from the Falls (like the inns we just mentioned).

B&Bs also tend to be quieter and more tranquil with lovely hosts and great breakfasts. 

We stayed at A Moment in Time B&B and really enjoyed it. The colourful house is what made us book it – and the bed and breakfast delivered.

We even mentioned it in a post about our favourite bed and breakfasts in Ontario which you can check out if you want more B&B inspiration!

Check here for bed and breakfasts in Niagara Falls

So, if you want a cozier stay with a wonderful morning breakfast prepared by nice hosts, a Niagara Falls bed and breakfast might be for you.

They really do come in all shapes and sizes and have a way of simplifying your stay with no spa, restaurants, or casinos to worry about.

Below, we’ve included a few B&Bs to give you an overview of some amazing bed and breakfasts in Niagara Falls, Ontario:

Resorts in Niagara Falls, Canada

Lastly, you might be searching for a resort in Niagara Falls. Surprisingly, there aren’t too many resorts in Niagara Falls to choose from – compared to the vast number of hotels in Niagara Falls.

However, the resorts that you can find in Niagara Falls (on the Canadian side) offer up top amenities like spas, pools, water parks, and restaurants.

These are usually selling points that make resorts a great option for travelling to Niagara Falls with kids.

Below are some of the top resorts in Niagara Falls, Canada:

Accommodations By Area

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This is what you came to see – Horseshoe Falls at Niagara Falls!

Now that we have gone over the accommodations in Niagara Falls, Ontario by type, it’s time to go over the best areas to stay in Niagara Falls.

Just so we are clear, Niagara Falls is the name of a city on both the Canadian side in Ontario and on the American side at Niagara Falls, New York, USA.

“Niagara Falls” is also the name of the three waterfalls people come to see. This is comprised of: Horseshoe Falls – the waterfall mainly on the Canadian side. It’s the one with the “U” shape (the biggest one) and the one that most people think of/see most in photos.

American Falls is the smaller, flatter waterfall entirely on the American side and Bridal Veil Falls is right beside the American Falls.

You can see all three of the waterfalls best from the Canadian side. Having said that, for many people the best areas to stay in Niagara Falls are right downtown close to the Falls. However, there are also other great areas to stay in on the Ontario side.

To make this clear for you, we’ll tell you about the best areas to stay in: where it is, what is close by to see and do, and who it might be a nice fit for. Then, we’ll highlight a bunch of great accommodation choices in that area for you to check out.

If you’re saying “screw reading, I’m ready to book” and you don’t feel too picky about the type, location, and price, then you can get searching and booking right now.

Have a look at our top Niagara Falls accommodation picks in each of the areas listed below in this post:

Top Niagara Falls Accommodations By Area

Also, generally, prices for hotels and other accommodations closer to the Falls are more expensive. Rooms that face the Falls are almost always higher priced than city view rooms in the same hotel building.

However, you pay for the amazing views and the experience of waking up to the view of the Falls!

Fallsview – For The Best Views of Niagara Falls

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The many “Fallsview” hotels – all with some of the best views of the Falls!

If you are wondering which hotel has the best view of Niagara Falls – you are not alone in asking that! So if you’re looking for hotels overlooking Niagara Falls, you should check out the area known as Fallsview.

This area sits close to downtown Niagara Falls and right beside Horseshoe Falls on the Canadian Side – hence the name for the area.

That said, you can usually see the American Falls down the river from your room (if you have a falls view room). Understandably, this area is where you can find the highest concentration of hotels with views of Niagara Falls.

These are also arguably the best hotels in Niagara Falls for their rooms with views, amenities, and location.

This area actually extends along Fallsview Blvd towards Horseshoe Falls and ends roughly at the Table Rock Welcome Centre which is right at the edge of Horseshoe Falls.

The whole Fallsview area is popular so you can find many restaurants, coffee shops, and a few attractions like Fallsview Casino here.

To get to the river edge at the Falls, you can take the Falls Incline Railway from close to your hotel.

Check here for Fallsview Hotels and Other Accommodations

Keep in mind that it can be pricey to stay here (rooms with views are more expensive, as is parking). However, sitting in your room and seeing the Falls change colour at night is something to experience at least once in your lifetime.

If you know that you want to stay right at Horseshoe Falls with a great view from your window or balcony, then you should check out these top Fallsview hotels:

Niagara Falls Marriott Fallsview Hotel & Spa – Check Now

  • Style: A Bright and Charming Hotel
  • Price Range: Mid-Range
  • Location: Right on Fallsview Blvd, some of the best views of the Falls (if falls view room booked)
  • Amenities: Breakfast and parking available, spa facilities, rooms with hot tubs, onsite Starbucks

Hilton Niagara Falls/ Fallsview Hotel and SuitesCheck Now

  • Style: A Super-Tall, Popular Hotel
  • Price Range: Mid-Range
  • Location: Right on Fallsview Blvd, across from Fallsview Casino
  • Amenities: Rooms with falls views, numerous food and drink options onsite

Quality Hotel Fallsview Cascade – Check Now

  • Style: A Reliable, Budget Hotel
  • Price Range: Upper Budget
  • Location: On Murray Street, just off Fallsview Blvd a very quick walk to the Falls and Fallsview Casino. Some rooms do have Falls and firework views.
  • Amenities: Free breakfast, free parking onsite, indoor pool, hot tub

Embassy Suites by Hilton Niagara Falls/ Fallsview – Check Now

  • Style: A Classic, Suite-style Hotel
  • Price Range: Mid-Range
  • Location: Right off Fallsview Blvd, a short walk to Horseshoe Falls and attractions
  • Amenities: Pool and hot tub, onsite restaurants/bar, onsite Starbucks

Downtown/Clifton Hill – For Sights and Attractions

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The epicentre of fun and attractions – Clifton Hill – with the Sheraton on the Falls overlooking American Falls

Besides staying in Fallsview right beside the waterfalls, you can also stay in the heart of the action in Downtown Niagara Falls. This downtown area is located to the north of Horseshoe Falls and is much closer to the American Falls.

The epicentre of fun in this area is known as Clifton Hill. This is where you find many of the top attractions, museums, stores, activities for kids, food, etc.

From Clifton Hill, you can follow Centre Street or Victoria Avenue which turns into Ferry Street. Along these roads there are many hotels as well as numerous shops, restaurants – basically anything you can think of.

Most importantly, staying in this area means you are a short walk to the edge of the river to view the Falls and walk along the boardwalk.

In fact, depending on where you book in the downtown Niagara Falls area, some hotels actually have views of the Falls.

That said, you don’t stay in this part of downtown for the views – you stay for the restaurants, shops, entertainment, stuff for kids, etc.

It’s also easy to drive in and out of this area and there are many parking lots around for the car.

Check here for Accommodation in Downtown/Clifton Hill

So, if you want a hotel near Niagara Falls (the actual waterfalls) that doesn’t have to have a view of the falls, the downtown area around Clifton Hill might be for you.

Here are some popular hotels and other accommodation options in Downtown Niagara Falls:

Sheraton on the Falls – Check Now

  • Style: An Upscale and Charming Hotel
  • Price Range: Mid-Range
  • Location: Right at the base of Clifton Hill at the river, directly across from American Falls with sweeping views of the area
  • Amenities: Pools (some with views), breakfast available, paid parking available

Howard Johnson By The Falls – Check Now

  • Style: A Classic and Reliable Hotel
  • Price Range: Upper Budget
  • Location: Beside the Vittoria, very quick walk to Clifton Hill – can see the 10 pm Niagara Falls fireworks from the front balconies
  • Amenities: Indoor/outdoor pools, paid parking onsite, fridge in room, some with hot tubs

Days by Wyndham Niagara Falls Centre St. By the FallsCheck Now

  • Style: A Clean and Comfortable Hotel
  • Price Range: Upper Budget
  • Location: On Centre Street, near the top of Clifton Hill, a short walk to American Falls
  • Amenities: Fair priced paid parking available, pool, some rooms with jacuzzi tub

Cadillac Motel Niagara – Check Now

  • Style: A Popular “Retro Boutique” Motel
  • Price Range: Mid-Range
  • Location: Downtown Niagara Falls – just off of Victoria Avenue (busy area with shops, food, etc) a short walk to the Falls
  • Amenities: Air conditioning, free parking, pet friendly, access to a barbecue!

Sterling Inn & Spa – Check Now

  • Style: A Luxurious Inn and Spa
  • Price Range: Upper Mid-Range
  • Location: Just behind Victoria Avenue, a quick walk to Clifton Hill and a 10-minute walk to either Falls
  • Amenities: Amazing breakfast, a top restaurant/bar onsite, and spa baths/steam showers

Niagara River/Gorge – For Quieter Views

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The Niagara River extends away from the Falls – with bed and breakfasts and inns along the way!

As you venture away from the Falls area, you’ll drive along the beautiful Niagara Parkway as it follows the Niagara River deep in the Niagara Gorge. Along this route, you will find plenty of inns, bed and breakfasts, and motels you can stay at.

Accommodations in these areas are much quieter and more laid back than if you stay right downtown.

Depending on the place you book, you will have to walk or drive to downtown/the Falls – but this might be worth it for you because it’s usually much cheaper to stay down the river than right at the Falls.

Another great feature of staying along the Niagara Parkway is that the WEGO bus (a tourist shuttle system) goes along the riverfront and has frequent stops.

This makes it super simple for you to stay further away from the Falls and still be well connected to the waterfalls, downtown, and other top attractions like the White Water Walk nearby.

If you want to stay close to the river and/or want parking included in your accommodation price (it usually is here), check out these great bed and breakfast or inn options. You get to enjoy views of the Niagara Gorge if you do!

Blue Gables Bed and BreakfastCheck Now

  • Style: A Simple, Cozy Bed and Breakfast
  • Price Range: Upper Budget
  • Location: Tucked away off the Niagara Parkway close to the Niagara River, a doable walk to the Falls
  • Amenities: Free parking, great breakfast, air conditioning, lovely host

River Rapids Inn – Check Now

  • Style: A Clean and Simple Hotel
  • Price Range: Budget
  • Location: On the Niagara Parkway across from the Niagara River – a short drive/transit bus to the Falls. Close to Whirlpool Aero Car attraction!
  • Amenities: Free parking, nice breakfast, pool onsite

Bedham Hall B&B – Check Now

  • Style: A Quaint and Antique Bed and Breakfast
  • Price Range: Upper Range
  • Location: Along the Niagara River (like many other B&Bs) overlooking the Gorge
  • Amenities: Ensuite bathrooms – some with spa tubs, delicious breakfast, free parking, gardens

Niagara Grandview Manor – Check Now

  • Style: A Historic and Charming Inn
  • Price Range: Mid-Range
  • Location: Along the Niagara Parkway across from the River, a nice walk to Downtown/the Falls
  • Amenities: Free parking, delicious breakfast, some rooms with balcony views

Lundy’s Lane – For Convenience/Budget

If you are looking for an area to stay in Niagara Falls that can be easier on the budget and is great if you have a car, Lundy’s Lane is for you.

Located to the west of downtown Niagara Falls, this long street on the Canadian side has quite a historic past.

It’s known for the famous battle from the War of 1812 – The “Battle of Lundy’s Lane” which occurred in 1814 and was one of the bloodiest battles ever fought on Canadian soil.

Today, the historic street is absolutely packed with shops, restaurants, patios, and activities to keep visitors and locals entertained.

You can actually learn about the famous battle at the Niagara Falls History Museum which is located at the east end of the street.

As for finding a place to stay, the road is lined with cheaper hotels and many budget motels and resorts that make for a good stay if you are with family or looking for a hotel deal.

As for getting to the Falls, you can drive but it’s far more convenient and cost-effective to take the WEGO bus (red line).

You might also take a taxi or you can walk to the water depending on how far away you are. Lundy’s Lane is a long street that gets away from downtown and past the QEW (a major highway) pretty quickly.

Check here for Accommodations on Lundy’s Lane

Below are some of the top accommodations along Lundy’s Lane.

Lundy’s Lane is also a great place to stay near Niagara Falls if you travel by car and/or you are staying a night as you pass through the city and want to be able to hop back on the highway easily.

A Moment in Time Bed and Breakfast – Check Now

  • Style: A Charming, Unique Bed and Breakfast
  • Price Range: Upper Budget
  • Location: In a nice quiet neighborhood just about on Lundy’s Lane but closer to downtown. We actually enjoyed the 15/20 minute walk to the Falls each day.
  • Amenities: Private bathrooms, private gardens, fresh breakfast, easy parking

Best Western Plus Cairn Croft HotelCheck Now

  • Style: A Simple and Traditional Hotel
  • Price Range: Mid-Range
  • Location: Right on Lundy’s Lane not too far from downtown Niagara Falls, WEGO bus stop right out front
  • Amenities: Irish pub/restaurant onsite, indoor pools and games area

Blue Moon Motel – Check Now

  • Style: A Simple and Charming Motel
  • Price Range: Upper Budget
  • Location: On Lundy’s Lane, a short drive to the Falls and Downtown, also close to the QEW
  • Amenities: Outdoor pool, breakfast, free parking, barbecue facilities

Americana Waterpark Resort & SpaCheck Now

  • Style: A Popular, Kid-Friendly Resort
  • Price Range: Upper Budget
  • Location: Right on Lundy’s Lane near the highway, a short drive to the Falls
  • Amenities: Onsite water park, arcade, and restaurant (Boston Pizza)

Niagara-on-the-Lake – For Peaceful Wineries

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The Prince of Wales might be far away – but it’s worth looking into!

The last area to stay that we will mention is Niagara-on-the-Lake. If you plan on staying in the Niagara Region and want to explore both the waterfalls and the famous wine region, staying here might be for you.

We won’t go into details in this post because we have a very detailed guide on Niagara on the Lake accommodations like hotels, B&Bs, and inns.

Niagara-on-the-Lake is only about a 25-minute drive north from the heart of Niagara Falls, depending on where you stay. This is another place where you can find some of the best hotels near Niagara Falls.

If you stayed in this tranquil wine region, you could also maybe make use of the WEGO (public transit system) to get to the Falls and back (depending on the season you visit in).

Check here for accommodations in Niagara on the Lake

To quickly run you though places to stay in Niagara on the Lake: Have a look at the small town of Queenston since it’s the most south in the region (closest to Niagara Falls).

The South Landing Inn and The Kent is a bright and charming inn that is popular for this exact reason.

As for accommodations right in the historic town of Niagara-on-the-Lake, Eric has stayed in the Pillar and Post Inn & Spa which was fantastic. The Prince of Wales Hotel (shown above) is also popular and right in the heart of downtown.

And there you have it – a rundown of where to stay in Niagara Falls! Figuring out the best places to stay in Niagara Falls isn’t too tough once you understand how the city works.

Just keep your budget and style in mind and you’ll find a place that suits you well. Remember to book early since popular places can book up well in advance. Have fun!

As always, Keep Exploring, eh?

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