Motels in Niagara Falls

by Mark Heidelberger Google
Niagara Falls draws millions of tourists from around the world every year.

Niagara Falls draws millions of tourists from around the world every year.

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The hotels around Niagara Falls, Ontario cater to vacationers looking to experience the splendor of Canada's Horseshoe Falls, which serves as big brother to its American counterpart. Accommodations are often geared toward families or couples, considering the area's attractions are designed to be either romantic, kid-friendly or both. In addition, most hotels are best suited to those staying for shorter periods of time, as Niagara Falls has a tendency to attract visitors for weekend stays or one-day tours.

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Knights Inn by the Falls

Knights Inn by the Falls is not only situated within walking distance of Niagara Falls, but also other attractions such as the Fallsview Casino and Street of Fun at Clifton Hill. All day tickets are available for the Falls Shuttle as well, which picks up and drops off tourists in the Lundy's Lane and River Road districts. Guests can enjoy property amenities like an egg-shaped outdoor heated swimming pool, hot tub and free wireless Internet access throughout the property. Large group travel is welcome, with a free room for every 15 booked, and plenty of motor coach parking is available on the property. Each of the 47 guest rooms are non-smoking, feature cable TV with HBO, and offer a choice of a king or queen bed. Suites with Jacuzzis and mini-fridges are also available. This hotel is AAA and CAA approved.

Blue Moon Motel

Located in the heart of historic Lundy Lane, the Blue Moon Motel prides itself on offering affordable accommodations to family travelers, with one-, two- and three-bedroom units available. Tickets can be purchased at the front desk for the "Niagara Falls Great Gorge Adventure Pass," which includes ground transportation, admission to the Butterfly Conservatory and a ride on the Maid of the Mist. Discounted rates are offered for children 6 to 12, while the under 5 set are free. In addition, world class magic acts are featured right down the street at the Greg Frewin Theatre. The family-operated property, which is a member of the Niagara Falls Tourism Bureau, has a heated pool and outdoor picnic area. Rooms and suites offer plush double or queen-sized beds, and larger units come with hot tubs and kitchens.

A-1 Motel

The A-1 Motel sits some two miles from the Falls as well as other local points of interest like the Casino Niagara and the Niagara Square Shopping Mall. A half dozen family-style restaurants are just minutes away, while the Family Fun Centre/Cataract Bowling is directly across the street. The property offers economy pricing on accommodations and a shuttle bus service to the Falls for a nominal fee. Motel amenities include a rectangular heated swimming pool with sun deck and slide, BBQ area, basketball court and children's playground. Each of the AAA/CAA-approved rooms are individually decorated and feature cable TV with premium movie channels, climate controls, refrigerator and a microwave subject to availability. Three-bed family suites and units with kitchenettes can also be requested.

Motel 6 Niagara Falls

The pet-friendly Motel 6 is nestled less than two miles from a number of attractions, including the Clifton Hill District, Fallsview Indoor Water Park and Thundering Waters Golf Club. Guests can make use of a 24-hour front desk, guest laundry, indoor pool, free morning coffee and late-check-outs subject to the discretion of management. A local restaurant is also within walking distance. Guest rooms are modestly decorated and feature 26-inch flat panel TVs, free Wi-Fi access and mini-fridges; however, irons, ironing boards and hair dryers are only available upon request. All rooms are non-smoking, while some are also handicap accessible. Children ages 17 and under stay free when accompanied by a paying adult. In addition, blocks of rooms are available for large tour groups with advanced notice.

About the Author

Mark Heidelberger has been writing for more than 22 years, from articles and short stories to novels and screenplays. He is a consummate foodie, loves to travel and has run several businesses, all of which influence his work. He also holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from UCLA.

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