Oakes Hotel Overlooking the Falls

Address: 6546 Fallsview Blvd, Niagara Falls, Ontario, L2G 3W2, Canada | 2 star hotel
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This 2 star hotel, located on 6546 Fallsview Blvd, Niagara Falls, is near Journey Behind the Falls, Niagara Fallsview Casino, Queen Victoria Park, and Casino Niagara.
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsOakes Hotel Overlooking the Falls Niagara Falls

    Reviewed by rambling_roamer

    A Million Dollar View!

    Reviewed Jul 20, 2015
    by (2 reviews) , United States Flag of United States

    The view from our room is amazing - a full view of both the American and Canadian Falls. Although a bit pricey, we come back here again and again because of the view. The only other hotel with a comparable view is the Embassy Suites, but their full-view rooms cost even more.The room itself is nice -- this time we got one with a jacuzzi, but the view is what brings us back.

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    Reviewed by rachels694

    Amazing Views

    Reviewed Oct 4, 2012
    by (16 reviews) Orlando , United States Flag of United States

    For the price, you can't beat this hotel! We enjoyed our short stay and loved being able to walk only a few steps and right at the main attraction, Niagara Falls.

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    Reviewed by clayora2011


    Reviewed Apr 8, 2011
    by (11 reviews) , Australia Flag of Australia

    This Hotel is ideally located overlooking the falls with an observation deck with a magnificent view. The rooms are large and clean with pleasant staff

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    Reviewed by mkuncio

    Amazing views of the falls

    Reviewed Apr 6, 2011
    by (9 reviews) Sydney , Australia Flag of Australia

    It was a great place for such an amazing view of one of the wonders of the world

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    Historical Traveler Reviews Oakes Hotel Overlooking the Falls Niagara Falls

    Special Meaning.........


    When we got married in 1999, we stayed at the Oaks Inn (before renovations) and it was a Honeymoon we'll never forget.

    We had a fallsview room and it was breathtaking!!

    Although we can't stay in the same room as our honey moon, this hotel will always be "our special place", right along side Niagara Falls.

    Loved the view


    We had a lovely stay at this hotel. We had a very nice jacuzzi suite overlooking the falls, and it was great having nothing in front of you to block your view. Great time......will go next time to the same hotel, but in the summer not the winter. It was really cold and the weather was bad for the first night so we didn't get to see anything until the next morning. On the other hand it was a good idea coming at this time due to the great prices.

    Wonderful hotel and nice staff who made you feel welcome.

    PS I will be coming back in April or May when the new casino opens there. The hotel is right beside it!

    Loved it!


    In Dec. my family decided to visit Niagara Falls, Canada for the first time. The Oakes Hotel added to the magic of this trip. Our view from room 1919 was spectacular. The room itself was immaculate and cozy. The staff, including Dan, Shannon, and and Nicole, were wonderful, courteous, and very accommodating! I'd like to thank them for their help, kindness, and smiles. I look forward to our second trip to the Falls. We'll definitely stay at the Oakes again!

    Great Night with great night look on the falls


    It was great stay @ this hotel that is still under some construction but that didnt affect our stay. It was one of the amazing view from our bedroom on the falls , rooms are clean and jacuzzi tub in the premier suite is wonderful for relaxation after long walks around the falls. I'm recommending this hotel to anyone to go and check this place. To the hotel : You are one of the best places on the falls because of Your location and Your room view. Thank You .

    Alot Better than the last time


    Well after reading these reviews I had to post my own. The people that had a bad time obviously had a bad experience but it doesn't mean that everyone will. I have stayed at this hotel twice. I came in May.the pool was closed and the ovberservation level was not finished, and yes there was alot of stuff going on. I wasn't too happy at first but the staff was the good thing. They were great, the front desk staff was very frendily and helpful and made my stay wonderful. If it wasn't for the front desk staff it probably weouldn't have been that great. The staff said to come back when everything was finished. We did listen and came back at the end of October and we had a wonderful stay. We loved our room We stayed in oneof the fallsview rooms and we were on the 20th floor! Great view and great hotel. I love what they have done to this place. Alot better then in May. I feel sorry for the hotel becuase these people that have put bad comments are taking business away from them. They have made alot of changes and these people obivously stayed in the summer months and not everything was finished. I know everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but some of this stuff sounds a bit over the top. I would come back again for sure. It will be a hreat location when the new casino opens.



    My family and I reserved 3 rooms at the Oakes and had a problem with each. The first room had a VERY bad smell to it, the second was very smokey and the third was alright. In the first room the water spicket in the tub never stopped and we found bee nests in the rooms and I'm very allergic to bee stings. In the third room there were also spider webs on the ceiling and their coffee pot didnt work at all. We called to find out where the ice machine was and they said on the 4th floor and it was really on the second floor in the tower. I strongly advise to not go here, It has a great location to the falls but that is about the only thing we enjoyed about our hotel.

    Big Disappointment


    Our stay was for two nights in August and was a very big disappointment. First we booked our reservation online and were impressed with the description of the facility. However, almost immediately upon arrival we became disappointed for several reasons. 1. The website had stated that the renovations were completed on April 18, 2003---to our dismay they were no where near complete. The hallways were disgusting--and not just from construction debris. Our stay was almost four months after their so called completion date--more than enough time for them to have updated that info on their website. 2. A selling point from their website was their "New Fallsview Observation Lounge" for their guests to view the falls---Unfortunately it was not yet completed. 3. Our room was advertised as a "Standard Courtyard Room" with outdoor access--In reality our room was on the second floor--no outdoor access and no courtyard (the rooms in this area on the first floor had outdoor access to a parking lot NOT a courtyard!--VERY MISLEADING advertising on their website. 4. Our room also did not have a fire escape route posted--this was brought to the attention of the front desk staff and we were assured they would bring one right up. We did not receive it until the next afternoon, at which time a DO Not Disturb sign was on the door because our daughter was ill--and the staff knocked and knocked until she came to the door--very inconsiderate.I also sent a letter to the hotel with our above complaints--letter was sent on August 18, 2003. To date, I have not received a reply.This hotel has great potential with its location next to the new casino being built and also next to the incline railway to the falls. I feel they were offering very misleading info on their website.

    Don't Stay at this dump!!!!


    HORRIBLE EXPERIENCE! Worst hotel stay EVER!! We had to move 4 times to find a room that was somewhat acceptable - the first room had a strong "cleaning" liquid smell, the second and third had a strong cheap wood smell, and finally they upgraded us to an 8th floor room that still had an odor but was better then the others. When we were turning down the bed for the night we found the pillowcase had a blood stain on it, and we found a COCKROACH in the bathroom the next morning.The staff were unfriendly, and rude. They didn't believe us about the smell of the rooms (didn't even bother to come up with us) and felt we were only complaining to receive a free upgrade (so not true because we spent the next night at the Sheraton for DOUBLE what we paid at the Oakes!)We were more then willing to pay for room had it been worth it - its not. The hotel is totally under constuction - alot of mess, paint smells and workmen. We only stayed the one night because since we made a reservation, if we left, they were going to charge us anyways. RIP OFF!!The hotel has possiblities and will be a great location once the new casino is finished but I they seem to be doing things very cheaply. They need to remove the "Luxury" from their ads. This is no better then any of the other motels down the strip.I will say that the higher Fallsview rooms have a great view but it just doesn't make up for the awful experience we had.Don't waste your time or your money!!

    Wonderful Stay


    My family recently stayed at the Oakes Hotel Overlooking the Falls. We received great rates and it was clean with a wonderful view of the Falls.The people were accomodating and there was one particular girl who spoke japanese , which helped my Aunt/Uncle and Mother. She was very pleasant and friendly. I have recommended people especially on a budget to check this hotel. The one perk was the fact there was a seated ride down to the falls - which was only $1.00 CAN /$.70 US. You can't beat that.

    Never stay at this dump!!!!!!!


    This has to be the worst hotel I ever stayed at. The pictures and comments look good but wait till you get there. Rooms were filthy and shabby. I switched twice...same thing!!! They say you have Falls view but forget to tell you you still can't see them for the trees, weeds, fences, etc. till your above the sixth floor.....but they still charge you top buck for a falls view room even if you are below the sixth floor. You have to wonder why

    Days Inn still lets them display their name. Nothing but a money grab!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! A roadside motel would be better.

    TripAdvisor Reviews Oakes Hotel Overlooking the Falls Niagara Falls

    3.50 of 5 stars Very Good

    Travel Blogs from Niagara Falls

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    1 comment, 2 photos

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    9 photos

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