Hampton Inn by Hilton Niagara Falls-North Of The Falls
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... so what should have been a 90 min trip took closer to 2 and half and we still weren't there. So she swung off that stupid highway and managed to find another road which lead directly to the falls area.
Wow the crowds were horrendous, as it was Canada's long weekend, so they were out in force to take in sights.
I was amazed to see both the American side of the falls within a short distance of the Niagara ones. ...
The night before Valentines, after returning from Attie and Tash's we realised we're both utterly rubbish with dates - and in fact had an extra day in Toronto. After getting in touch to secure another date with the cousins we quickly decided our 'spare day' should be spent going to see Niagra Falls.
Obviously we wouldn't take an expensive excursion trip, rather a two and a half hr bus and train journey ...
As I write this I am sitting by the fire in our hotel in Toronto, Canada, warming up after being out on a very cold evening. Today was a day I will never forget. Finally experiencing the sheer wonder of the Niagara Falls really does take your breath away.
Niagara Falls, or as our Italian tour guide kept saying, Nig-ara, is approximately 1.5 hours away from Toronto and it's town, Niagara-by-the-Lake, was once the ...
... waterfalls were lovely, but we expect Niagara Falls to be the best.
We decided to go to the Canadian side of Niagara Falls as we have heard the view is better than from the US. To do this we have to cross the border. We arrive at the Canadian border, a bridge, and it takes over an hour to get across into Canada. The queues were very long.
At 6:30pm we arrive at ...
... do some duty free shopping - Rachel P , 1 litre southern for $14, your turn for a sleepover after our return!
Back into the car to return to New York State and travel east through Syracuse to Cooperstown, the home of the Baseball Hall of Fame. Great country roads and villages along the way. We stopped for some fresh strawberries and met Mallory who'd never met an Australian and was 4th generation Dutch, working on the family farm. Beautiful strawberries too!
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Nice for the money...
My four year old son and I stayed in this hotel for two nights on our first trip to Niagara. We had a great time. The hotel was pretty clean and comfortable and I felt pretty safe there. I found it nice to stay away from all the hustle and bustle of the area right next to the falls....and it was much darker too. Always seemed to be a glow coming from that direction..lol. We had a veiw of the Skylon from our room and could see our vehicle and even could experience the fireworks from our window. The free shuttle was very nice and made getting around much easier. I just wish they would drop off at more places...only two and then you had to walk to wherever else you wanted to go. The free breakfast was more than I expected and very good! The staff right now could use some help on the people skills but all in all we had a great stay and would come back again.
Hotel Was Nice
Stayed at the hotel June 2 for one night. The hotel was very clean and the staff was pleasant. This property is not very far, 5 minutes, from the Canadian falls and is a wonderful alternative if you do not have a need to stay right on top of the falls for double or triple the room rates. Also, a free shuttle to the casino and falls stops out front. Would stay here again.
Enjoyed our stay
We spent 2 nights at this hotel in late March. Since we travel with a toddler, we factor his needs in when rating a hotel. We were quite pleased with this hotel. It is your standard business class hotel but was very clean, quiet and service oriented. The free breakfast is much more than a continental breakfast and included a hot entree and assorted fresh fruit each day. The stay included free shuttle to the casinos but since stollers are not allowed on the shuttle bus the front desk clerk summoned a cab each day for us and paid for it. The cab drivers didn't limit us to the casinos and would drop off anywhere within the city we wanted to go. This courtesy meant a lot to us since we had no intention of taking the toddler to the casino in the first place! Keep in mind the hotel is not directly at the falls, but that was nice for us because it was quieter. Also the hotel does not give an exchange rate on money so do that elsewhere.
A great stay at a great price
Check in was smooth and our room on the 3rd floor overlooked the gorge and the buddist temple. The room was very clean, the television was a 25 inch and not a speck of dust was found anywhere in the room. The comforters were a bit old and worn but the carpet was brand new. The shower was fantastic and the heat lamp was the best I have ever used in a hotel. The place was quiet and the free breakfast was yogurt, pancakes, bagels and muffins. They also have a free shuttle service. The windows were tinted for privacy. I would recommend this hotel.
I went to niagara falls and stayed in the Hampton Inn North of the falls for 5 nights 6 days. the continental breakfast was a great feature. The lobby was beautiful and the rooms were always clean and they were very large. The bathroom was also very large. I enjoyed my stay at the hotel. They also had a shuttle to the casino that came every 15 minutes which was very nice and convenient. Only complaint I would have was that it was not within walking distance to the casino or clifton hill area. Also the view was not good from the rooms. It was not a scary location where I would feel unsafe, but it was not a nice scenic location. Next door was a gigantic Buddist temple which was pretty but on the other side of the hotel was a run down building and parking lot. It was a bit expensive for the location but it was peak season and all the hotels around are expensive but it was very neat and nice. Staff was very helpful also. It is located right across from the white water walk. There are some nice gift shops located nearby. Overall I think it was excellent and would stay there again.
There are much better places to stay.
For a cheap room out of the bustle of the falls, this is an okay place to stay. But if you're a stickler on hotels as far as them being clean and modern, stay away. It had the feel of a tacky Vegas motel (starting with the bright overhead lights and mirrors when you walk in the lobby), and the building is clearly out-of-date. Although the receptionist was pleasant, the housekeeping hadn't done that great of a job - hairs in the bathroom (I can understand one or two, but not several), sticky stuff on the table, an unvacuumed carpet...Some fixtures, for example the toilet paper holders in the bathroom, are caked with mildew and rust, giving an unsanitary feel to the room. And the immediate neighborhood around the hotel isn't exactly scenic. We walked back to the hotel with extreme caution at night, and I wouldn't want to leave anything remotely valuable in the car while parked in the parking lot. One positive thing is that there is a free shuttle service to the falls if you don't feel like getting the exercise. For about $100 US, I suppose this is what you can expect for a summer night in Niagara. But I'd spend just a little bit more and get a bed and breakfast room down the street, or better yet, stay in gorgeous Niagara-on-the-Lake and just drive to the falls.
Stayed at the Hampton Inn North of the Falls 6/19 - 6/21/04. This was our second stay at his hotel but the first was ten years ago so we could hardly even remember. We had a package deal which was quite reasonable. We are familiar with the hotels north of the falls and had stayed at the Best Western a few months ago on the same package deal - not impressed. The Hampton Inn proved to be better - cleaner, nicer atmosphere, more customer oriented. We postponed finalizing reservations due to a tight cancellation policy. When we called the night before leaving to see if there were still vacancies, the package price had increased by $25.00. Long story short, we shared our dismay with the manager on the phone but made the reservation anyway. Upon check in, they extended us a complimentary room upgrade to a jacuzzi suite with a fireplace - a very nice gesture. The room was spacious, fairly clean, a little worn but overall nice. It's a budget hotel trying to make the best out of what they have to work with. The heart shaped jacuzzi was lovely, in good working order but did over flow a little making for a slippery floor and several soaked towels to clean it up. King size bed was comfortable. Limited cable channels. The fireplace provided a romantic touch but, unfortunately, is not in view from the jacuzzi or the bed. Furnishings were in good shape and complimented the room. Not an extensive array of appointments and toiletries (bubble bath would have been nice for the tub; luckily, I travel with some) but enough towels. Hosekeeping was attentive and our room was very clean both days. Our view was of the Niagara Gorge and the Buddhist Temples next door. Only complaint regarding the room was the shower. Due to the jacuzzi tub, the shower was a small, stand up staul in the toilet area. Very uncomfortable for anyone who is not petite. There is an indoor pool, whirlpool and sauna; this area was OK, clean but whirlpool jets were weak. Package came with breakfast each morning; a self serve cold continental buffet with fresh fruit, cereal, bagels, etc.... and, much to my liking, chocolate chip cookies. It gets pretty busy down there as the area is a little small for all those hungry tourists and their scrreaming kids. Complimentary coffe/tea is available 24 hous a day. Shuttle service is available to the falls, tourist area and both casinos. It's as reliable as it can be taking into consideration traffic, flat tires, etc.. and the drivers are fun. Catch the fireworks over the falls at 10:00 pm. The new casino is quite a sight; very Vegas. Our package came with $50.00 towards dinner at Frontiers, a steakhouse affliated with these north end hotels. We had this same certificate extended to us when we did the package at the Best Western so we knew the score; fifty bucks at this place does not cover the cost of a decent dinner meal and the food was very mediocre, service horrible. This time, knowing what we were in for, we planned accordingly, ordered some appetizers, pasta and got out of there. The food was OK this time, the service better but there are other places in Niagara Falls to eat. Next time, we'll probably forgo this experience all together. Staying at the north end hotels is good for us because we bike the Niagara Gorge Trail and don't mind shuttling in to the falls area. My suggestion is to choose the Hampton Inn over Best Western whenever possible but don't be swayed by the dinner "deal" with either of them. Take it for what it's worth.
My husband and I stayed here in mid-January 2004, and we were very pleased. We managed to get a deal for less than $40/night through expedia. When we saw the hotel lobby and then our room, we burst out laughing because it was such a great deal. The staff are very polite. Plus, the lobby and our room were very clean and well maintained. We would definitely come back here and we've been recommending it to our friends. The room normally goes for $200/night, and it may not be worth that price, but it's a fantastic deal for $40.
We stayed one night at the Hampton. The staff was very very friendly, and the shuttle service was great! We did walk to the falls from the hotel- it's a little bit of a haul, but it's a beautiful walk along the river. We would definitely stay here again.
Good Place, Good Breakfast Buffet
Eventhough this hotel is not at a walking distance from the falls, they provide free shuttle to the casino which is near the falls. Rooms are clean and furnished properly. They had an excellent breakfast buffet.
Would book the same hotel if visiting again.