Niagara Falls Hotel Tips & Online Booking F.A.Q.
Most major on-line
hotel providers will give you over a hundred results for places to stay in
Niagara Falls. When in fact they include just about every hotel within a thirty mile radius. To make your life easier we display only
the hotels within the city limits on our pages. We've also left out
a few properties that have consistently poor reputations. Remember
too that if it's not listed on our "Fallsview Hotels"
page then it doesn't offer a view of the falls.
Please take the time to read the trip adviser reviews. These days they tend to
be accurate although some people you can never please so take that into
Before you reserve your
hotel room please look over our hotel & attractions map below.
The map displays all the hotels which we consider to be within a
comfortable walking distance to the falls. To give you some
perspective on walking distances it is 1.6 kilometers or 1 mile from
Michael's Inn to Table Rock in Niagara Falls Canada. Parking is very limited on the
Canadian side and there is no parking near the center of Queen
Victoria Park. On the US side it's almost 3/4 miles or 1 Kilometer
from the Seneca Casino to the brink of the American Falls at
Prospect Point Park. If you are not staying in close proximity to
the parks you have several options. Find out if your hotel offers a
shuttle to the Falls or you can park at one of the city/provincial
owned overpriced parking lots. Most hotels offer shuttle
service to the park area yet we've read many story's about people
waiting and waiting and waiting for their particular hotel's shuttle. So bring some good walking shoes!
Most hotels in Niagara Falls Canada charge for parking, be sure to
find out when making reservations.
There is a change in
elevation between the area of Victoria Avenue and Fallsview
Boulevard to the Falls on the Canadian side of Niagara. You actually walk downhill to
reach the park.
There is no easy access from the hotels nearest the Horseshoe Falls
unless you take a shuttle or the seasonally operated incline railway
($2.00 each way). The major attractions in Queen Victoria Park are
the park itself for viewing the Falls, Maid of the Mist boat ride
Table Rock. If you are not up for a lot of walking
be sure to check if your hotel offers free shuttle service.
Especially at the end of the day when it's uphill to get back
to your hotel! Main access to the park is by sidewalks located along
Clifton Hill and Murray Street. In New York access is from the
Robert Moses Parkway.
Many hotels close to the Falls
sell out during July and August so it's best to book your room as
in advance as possible. There are many other hotels
in the outlying areas which have rooms available during peak tourist season.
Just don't expect a low rate if you drive up and think you are going to get a
good price for a room. Many hotels raise their rates closer to peak
season and it's best to book your room as far in advance as
Every Fallsview hotel on this website has a direct feed to
each hotels in house reservation system for the lowest possible rate.
Compare our rates with
for Fallsview Hotels - 2 Queen beds with Fallsview
to see if all taxes are included with your stay- often
the 3% destination & marketing fees are not included.
Frequently asked questions
Q: Will hotel rates go down as my
travel dates get closer ?
A: It's just the opposite. As
hotels get closer to full occupancy for a given date they will raise their
rates. It's best to book early for the prime tourist season months of June, July
Q: When will my credit card be
A: Hotels do not
charge your credit card until checkout. (Deposits are usually required
for New Years Eve)
Q: What happens after I submit all
the information for a reservation ?
A: You are basically buying the
room for a specific date. Upon completion of your reservation you will be provided
with a confirmation number.
Please write this number down! It will be necessary for correspondence with the
hotel to confirm, change or cancel your reservation. Many hotels have a
restriction where you must cancel more than 48 hours in advance. I you do not
cancel outside this 48 hour window expect to be charged the full amount for your
Q: What if I need to confirm,
change or cancel my reservation ?
A: Contact the hotel directly by phone or e-mail.
Be sure to write down your confirmation number!
Q: I've heard about bed bugs in
Niagara falls hotels. Is this true?
A: This is a very serious
allegation to make about a hotel so we contacted the Ontario ministry of health
to find out more information. It turns out that there have been confirmed cases
even at higher end hotels. We have a high percentage of travelers from Asian
countries that have been known to occasionally carry these critters on their
luggage. After speaking with a number of reputable hotel managers they indicate
whenever there is suspicion of bed bugs the rooms are inspected and treated
immediately. We believe no hotel owner wants a reputation for this type of
problem and that they correct it as soon as possible. If you are suspicious we
recommend you place your luggage in the bathtub upon arrival and inspect the
seams of the mattress as this is where they are usually found. 99.9 percent of
the time you will find nothing but it doesn't hurt to check!
|Q: How much should I expect to
spend for tips?
A: The normal
amounts for tipping are as follows: Valets-$2.00-$3.00 when dropping
off or picking up your car. Bellhops-$5.00 plus one dollar for each
bag. Doorman for hailing a taxi-$1.00. Housekeeping- $2.00-$3.00 per
nights stay. Wait staff-15-20% of bill. Tips at restaurants is very
dependent on the quality of service & food. Tour guides usually
receive 20% of the cost of the tour. This is
for a very good tour guide. Please ignore the signs in tour bus
stating "20% tips appreciated" We think this is in
poor taste. These are guidelines only. Leave a tip which you
feel is adequate for the level of service you receive.
|Q: Is it safe to book online
through this website and how do your prices compare with others?
A: We have processed thousands of
reservations during the past fifteen years without a single security
lapse. Most of our hotel reservation links are direct with the hotel
for the lowest possible rate. Hotels displaying the Niagara Falls
Reservation Network are linked through Travelnow.com a subsidiary of
EAN (Expedia) which offers a low price guarantee.
And... All fireplaces in the hotel rooms