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Best Hotels With A View Of Niagara Falls

This post was most recently updated on December 6th, 2019

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What are the best hotels with a view of Niagara Falls? There are a few different options to choose from. After all, the whole point of visiting Niagara Falls is to see the falls. So why not get a room with a view and watch the Niagara Falls light show from the warmth and comfort of your own room.

Almost every year, for the past 30 years, we’ve been going to Niagara Falls for a weekend getaway. Some years we’ve gotten a hotel with an amazing view of Niagara Falls, and other years chose one closer to the action on Clifton Hill. If you shop around, you’ll be able to find some great package deals that often include meal vouchers and attraction tickets.

For a list of things to do in Niagara Falls, you can read more about it here.

Niagara Falls Illumination

Every night of the year you’ll be able to watch the spectacular illumination of the falls as it lights up the night sky. You’ll want to book a higher room to get the best view of Niagara Falls before you even go outside. Or try out one of the falls view restaurants for a unique dining experience.

niagara falls illumination
When it gets dark Niagara falls are lit up by lights from across the river. It took some timing but I caught three colors in this photo.

Niagara Falls Fireworks

If you’re fortunate enough to be at the falls at the right time, you’ll be able to witness the Niagara Falls fireworks. The city puts on a great show to go with the already gorgeous background scenery.

The fireworks in Niagara Falls take place throughout the summer months weather pending. Then again during the winter festival of lights which runs from the middle of November until the middle of January. So be sure not to miss this!

Niagara Falls lit at night by colorful lights with fireworks, Niagara Falls, NY, USA

Due to a lot of the newer hotels in the falls being built bigger and higher over the years, some of the smaller hotels have lost their view of Niagara Falls altogether. Don’t be fooled by a hotel having the word falls view in their name. This doesn’t always mean they will have a view of the falls.

And if you live in the U.S., you’ll probably want to get your passport and come over to the Canadian side. While a few of the American hotels have a view of the rapids leading to the falls, this is about all you’ll see from your room.

So when you’re looking for a romantic night in with a glass of wine, jacuzzi, and pink fuzzy slippers, here are your choices for hotels that have the best view of Niagara Falls.

Embassy Suites Niagara Falls

One of our favourite hotels in Niagara Falls is the Embassy Suites by Hilton. And probably the hotel we’ve stayed at the most over the years. It’s located right on Fallsview Boulevard, and only a short walk to the Fallsview Casino.

This Embassy Suites has 42 floors, and you have a choice of a city view or falls view. All of the rooms are spacious 2 room suites with a separate lounge area, fridge, microwave, and coffee maker. If you wanted to splurge, you could book the Presidential Suite for an awesome view of the falls.

The Keg Restaurant, TGI Fridays, and Starbucks are all located inside this hotel. They also have a shuttle available to nearby restaurants for free. Also there are two gondolas behind the hotel that will take you down to the falls if you don’t want to walk the hill.

Positives:

  • Fitness centre
  • Tour desk
  • Arcade room
  • Pool & hot tub
  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Evening reception with 2 complementary drink tickets & snacks

Negatives:

  • Only valet parking available for $50 U.S. a night
  • Internet is not free
  • Line ups for breakfast
  • Elevator can be a wait

Tip: We’d recommend saving yourself a lot of money and parking at the Fallsview Casino parking lot. Depending on the day, it will cost you between $5-25.

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Marriott Niagara Falls Hotel Fallsview And Spa

Marriott Niagara Falls

The Marriott Fallsview is a 23 story hotel located on Fallsview Boulevard convenient to several great restaurants. There’s a skywalk from the hotel to the casino, so you don’t need to go outside to gain access the casino.

The Marriott has breathtaking views of the falls from the majority of their rooms. The ones that don’t have a falls view, typically have a view of the river. For your first time coming to Niagara Falls, I would definitely ask for the highest room available.

For hotel packages, there are a few options. Try the casino package, or a spa package, the wine country package, a breakfast package, the romance package or the popular dining package. They’re usually a decent deal compared to paying for everything separately.

And if you feel like splurging, the Grand Niagara Suite is the best room at the Marriott with amazing views of both the Horseshoe Falls and the American Falls.

Dining options at the hotel include Morton’s Grille, Terrapin Cafe, and Starbucks. But there are cheaper options down the road. Right across the street is the Incline to take you down to the falls or the visitor centre. Although this is the quicker and easier way down, you’ll need to pay to use it.

Positives:

  • Serenity Spa for a variety of treatments
  • Fitness room
  • Pool & whirlpool
  • Tour desk
  • Free internet in public areas
  • Coffee maker and 55″ TV in all rooms
  • Excellent breakfast

Negatives:

  • Expensive Valet parking
  • Paid internet in your room
  • No free breakfast

Tip: We’d recommend asking for a room above the 8th floor since rooms below can have trees blocking part of the view.

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The Tower Hotel Fallsview

the Tower Hotel Fallsview

The Tower Hotel is located right near the Embassy Suites and Marriott Hotel on Fallsview Boulevard. This is an older hotel that is in desperate need of updating. The lobby, hallways, and elevator are very worn and tired looking.

For the people lucky enough to get a falls view room, you might be able to overlook the rest. There are about 5-6 rooms on each floor that’ll give you the best view of Niagara Falls. But if you don’t get one of the better falls view rooms, you could end up with a view of a cement wall.

There are no amenities at this hotel, but you can go over to the Embassy Suites to use their pool. On site is an over priced IHOP restaurant in the Tower Hotel. But besides that, you’ll have to venture out to find food. Just down the road is an all you can eat breakfast for $7.99.

They do have valet parking for $35 a night. But you’ll have to take a shuttle to the lot to pick up your car. So I’d recommend just parking at the casino which is only 5 minutes away.

Positives:

  • Unique stay in a round room
  • Fridge
  • Floor to ceiling windows
  • 25th floor has a wedding chapel
  • Close to the casino
  • Amazing sunrise in the falls view rooms

Negatives:

  • Dated
  • Wifi cost extra
  • No coffee maker
  • No amenities on site
  • No restaurant
  • No room service
  • Small rooms

Tip: There are better places to stay than the Tower Hotel unless you get an amazing deal.

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The Oakes Hotel Overlooking The Falls

The Oakes Hotel Niagara Falls

The Oakes Hotel is another hotel located on Fallsview Boulevard. With this hotel you have a choice of a falls view room or suite, a river view room, or a traditional room.

The falls view rooms offer the best views of the Horseshoe Falls since it’s directly across the road from them. For the best room at the Oakes, you could get the bi level falls view suite that comes with a jetted tub.

Applebees Grill & Bar is attached to the Oakes Hotel for the closest restaurant. There are also other great options close by.

The Oakes Hotel have their own parking lot in the back for $35 a night. While parking at the casino is cheaper, this might be a more convenient option. A casino, golf, romance, or couples package are all available to choose.

Positives:

  • Pool, whirlpool & sauna
  • Fitness facility
  • 14th floor observation area
  • Close to the casino
  • Great views in the falls view rooms

Negatives:

  • Rooms starting to look outdated
  • No free breakfast
  • Internet is an additional cost

Tip: We recommend the package deal with dinner at Remington’s Restaurant.

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Hilton Niagara Falls/Fallsview Hotel & Suites

The Hilton in Niagara Falls is one of the more popular hotels to spend the night. This hotel is also located on Fallsview Boulevard. Because of the height of the hotel, it makes for a stunning view of Niagara Falls.

There are a variety of rooms to choose at the Hilton. With 53 levels you get an amazing view of both the Canadian and American Falls. For a splurge, you could choose the two bedroom, deluxe suite premium Canada/U.S. falls view with a fireplace and whirlpool tub.

Different package deals are available including a breakfast package, a family package, or the getaway package. There’s also an enclosed walkway to the Fallsview Casino. So no need to go outside in the colder weather.

Dining options include the Brasa Brazilian Steakhouse, Corso Italian restaurant, Starbucks, and the highly recommended Watermark Restaurant. The Watermark is a rooftop restaurant on the 33rd floor of the Hilton with a perfect views of the Falls.

Positives:

  • 10 000 square foot pool with a 3 story waterslide
  • Fitness room
  • Sight seeing tours
  • Excellent breakfast
  • Perfect location

Negatives:

  • Parking is expensive
  • Pool is temporarily closed for construction

Tip: If you do get the breakfast package, a limited number of people can have breakfast at the Watermark Restaurant.

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Radisson Hotel & Suites Fallsview

Radisson Hotel Niagara Falls

The Radisson Hotel is a solid 3 star hotel located conveniently on Fallsview Boulevard. As with the other Fallsview Boulevard hotels, it offers a perfect location for getting down close to the falls. If you don’t feel like walking, just take the gondola down.

This hotel has 232 guest rooms and suites with either a city view, river view, or a falls view. Your falls view will be of the Canadian Horseshoe Falls since the hotel is a little farther down the road. We loved the view from our room, and felt it was worth the extra for a falls view.

For a splurge, you could book the bi level suite that comes with 580 square feet of space. All of the suites at the Radisson include a microwave and fridge. So if you haven’t booked a suite, these things won’t be included.

Your choices for food at the Radisson include either the Outback Steakhouse, or Turtle Jacks Restaurant. Turtle Jacks have a great breakfast buffet at a good value. Or go during happy hour for decent priced drinks and appetizers.

Positives:

  • Free wifi
  • Fitness room
  • Pool
  • Reasonable parking rate ($25)

Negatives:

  • Can be noisy if hockey teams, or dance groups are staying
  • Some rooms need window coverings updated

Tip: Booking directly through the hotel might be your best option. This way you can be guaranteed a falls view room. They don’t always guarantee one through a 3rd party site. Also ask for a high tower room. They have the best views.

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Four Points By Sheraton

Four Points Hotel near the falls

The Four Points by Sheraton is located right across the street from the Fallsview Casino on Fallsview Boulevard. There is a convenient walkway to the casino without venturing outside.

We have stayed here numerous times, and find it good value for the money. The location can’t be beat, and you can park your car at the casino with indoor access to your room.

This is one of the better choices if you’re not wanting to spend a lot and get a view of Niagara Falls. Your choice of rooms are with no view, a city view, a river view, or a falls view. There is also the presidential suite with a great falls view and whirlpool tub for a special night away.

Some of the Four Points hotel deals are the Niagara Falls bundle package, a romance package, or the getaway package. Arcade Niagara Falls Fun Zone is located in this hotel, as well as the Yuk Yuk’s comedy club.

Food choices without going outside include East Side Mario’s, IHOP, Starbucks, and Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse.

Positives:

  • Free wifi
  • Fitness centre
  • Pool & whirlpool
  • Complementary bottled water

Negatives:

  • Expensive food options at the restaurants
  • No fridge or microwave in rooms

Tip: The restaurants at this hotel are very expensive for what you get. You can find a lot better places to eat elsewhere.

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Sheraton On The Falls

Sheraton On The Falls hotel

The Sheraton on the Falls is located on Falls Avenue in the tourist district. This is the perfect location if you plan on spending a lot of time at the Clifton Hill activities.

The packages available include a couples package, a family package, a water park package, a winery package, and a casino package.

The Sheraton on the Falls is a family favourite due to a 3 acre indoor waterpark and arcade for the children. The Casino Niagara is also connected to the Sheraton through an indoor walkway.

There are many different types of room choices at this falls view hotel. You can either get a garden view, falls view, city view, or interior view. For a splurge on a room, choose the bi level room. This room features floor to ceiling windows on the top floor of the hotel, a separate living room, a balcony, fireplace, and a whirlpool tub.

The Sheraton has plenty of different restaurant options also. You can’t go wrong with Massimo’s Italian Restaurant. This chef has been featured on many TV show’s. There is also the Fallsview Buffet, Freshii, Hard Rock Cafe, or Perkins Restaurant close by.

Positives:

  • Spacious rooms
  • Spa
  • 2 pools (indoor & outdoor)
  • Fitness centre
  • View of both the Canadian & American Falls

Negatives:

  • Very busy hotel and can be noisy at times

Tip: This is a great hotel if you have children or want to be close to many activities like Casino Niagara or Clifton Hill. But not the best choice for a quiet couples, romantic getaway.

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The Crown Plaza Niagara Falls

The Crown Plaza Niagara Falls

The Crowne Plaza was built in the 1920’s and is known as the first luxury hotel in Niagara Falls. Plenty of famous people have stayed here over the years. Even if you aren’t staying here, take a walk inside to see the ornate lobby and staircase.

This hotel is connected to a 20 acre indoor complex. You could find most things you’d need right inside. The Fallsview Indoor waterpark and Casino Niagara are easily accessible through an indoor connection, as well as plenty of shopping and restaurants.

The Crowne Plaza offers a couples getaway, a waterpark package, a casino package, a winery package, a spa package, and a breakfast package. Bookable rooms are either a traditional room or a falls view room. You can see both the Canadian and American falls with the floor to ceiling windows in the falls view rooms.

Restaurants include the Prime Steakhouse located on the 10th floor, the Rainforest Cafe, Niagara Brewing Company, Niagara Distillery, Starbucks, and the Terrace Food Court.

Positives:

  • Fitness Centre
  • Pool
  • Plenty of restaurant options
  • Lots of amenities

Negatives:

  • Some rooms are small with tiny bathrooms
  • Busy area and can be noisy

Tip: Try to get a room on the 11th floor. You’ll have the best view and it includes a balcony.

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While there aren’t a ton of different hotels with a view in Niagara Falls, the choices you have are very good. I’d just make sure to book ahead if you’re coming in the summer, since rooms get booked up fast, and the prices rise significantly.

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