Michael's Inn By The Falls
Travel Blogs from Niagara Falls
We had a nice sleep in and late start to the day - much needed and appreciated, but quite possibly not earned.
We had a few Blog entries to catch up on so Berenice sat in the Lobby to do that. There she witnessed the owner being a Thanksgiving fairy godmother. She had gifts for two little girls; hosted a family Thanksgiving dinner; and upgraded …
We arose very early, in part to ensure we could properly enjoy a full breakfast (that was the carrot) and also to make sure we didn't revisit our LA experience of only just making our flight due to lengthy security check lines (the stick).
Dallas/Fort Worth is apparently the 2nd busiest airport in the US and the 3rd busiest in the world. …
... about a quarter of a mile section so you walk a half a mile. The river depth ranges to over 15m at the Whirlpool Rapids and 38m at the Whirlpool and it is as narrow as 75m across the Great Gorge to the American side. So close yet so far away there have been a lot of dare devils that have gone down this section in wooden barrels, boats and with life vests on most have lived to tell their story and some have died trying.
... the road from the falls, found a comfortable tree to lean against, spectacular view in front of me, and finished off my New York blog while it was still fresh in my mind.
It was Sunday night, I was due to leave early the next morning, I'd organised a taxi to come and pick me up at 5:30am, but I decided to stay and watch the fireworks again. This time I'd scouted out a much better position, from which I'd have no one in front of me, and a completely clear ...
... the border in to Canada passports shown and we were all OK to go shame though that we didn't get a stamp in our passports.
first impression of the town of Niagara Fall is tacky not sure what they are trying to do but its looks like a big side show alley and we were staying right in the heart of it when we made comment they said it was like Vegas and hey we had just come from there and it was nothing like Vegas at all. Any way a quick nap before we go on ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
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Historical Traveler Reviews Michael's Inn By The Falls Niagara Falls
Close to it all!
Michael's Inn is a great bargain, worth more than the money you have to pay. The people are friendly. Yeah, the view isn't all that great, but with close access to everything...that's all you are missing!
Aston michael s hotel
we recentlly stayed at the aston michaels hotel in niagara ontario, i just cannot praise this hotel enough, the staff will go out of there way to make you feel comfortable, the rooms are absolutely spotless, we stopped there for nine nights from the 10th december , and could not fault it.we will choose this hotel again on our next visit to canada as it is situated in an excellent position for the falls, if you have a need to use a wheelchair there are not any gradients to overcome to get to the falls.the dining room offers an excellent fare, and the service is as excellent as the food. --- top marks from us. ok so the hotel is not new , but dont let that put you off staying there. in all an excellent base.
This was the cleanest hotel room I think I've ever stayed in! How they manage to keep a hotel this clean I don't know despite the fact that the place hasn't been updated for perhaps 30 years! The decor is straight out of the 1970's (and maybe that's not so bad?). The staff were efficient, but not over-freindly, or particularly curteous. The restaurant serves fuel, rather than particularly good food. But, remember that this is one of the biggest tourist areas in North America - so you maybe don't expect high quality. The view of the falls is perhaps a misleading claim, yes, you can just, just see the American falls under the Rainbow bridge from the hotel lobby, but I doubt you can from any of the rooms. A fair, budget hotel, in a highly competative area
Save your money
Save your money, the only view we had was of the hotel sign and the lights on it that flickered all nite long. Staff was not very helpful, the room and the hotel need a facelift.
Like the convenience
We stayed at Michaels Inn last summer & the room was clean and fine..We liked the fact that we were close to everything and could walk.
Everyone was very nice and helpful. I have AAA & when checking out they never applied my discount so after I got home, 2+ hours away, I called and it was taken care of immediately. I recently stayed at the Marriott Fallsview (July 2003) it was beautiful and expensive with nice view of the falls but if I go again, I will not hesitate to stay at Michaels Inn again.
Very nice older style hotel
The rooms are very clean and well-appointed. The balconies overlook the river and provide a beautiful view. The food in the restaurant is great and the waiters are very efficient and remembered us from our visit two months earlier! It is an older style hotel but the service is wonderful (they insist upon opening the door evertime you enter) and I won't stay anywhere else in Niagara Falls. Also, very close to the casino.
A good bargain
In need of an update but clean and service orientated. Free parking and within walking distance to everything. Good food as well.
Canada isn't known for glamorous hotels on the strips, but I have to
The prices are great! The rooms are wonderful and spacious. I loved the pool. Our balcony had some broken glass on it and plastic chairs...but that was the only draw back... It's great for families.
The worst hotel I have ever experienced
On our honeymoon we stayed at Michael's Inn. The sheets on the bed were at least 10 year old - gray and dingy. The chair seat broke through when I sat in it - I only weigh 158 pounds. The Great view they boost of is an out right lie. The only way we could see the falls is if we leaned out our window (because the balconies they advertised do not exist)and look under the bridge to see them. The service was terrible and the people when confronted with the situation said take it or leave it. No refund of our $140 it we left. Our advice is to avoid Michael's Inn at all costs and notify all your friends.
If you have any enemies, recommend it highly.