The Diplomat Inn
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After a long days travel we arrived in Toronto in the middle of the night, took a taxi to a hotel, slept a few hours then jumped on a train and then bus to Niagara Falls.
Wandered down to our hotel for the night - Diplomat Inn - and then headed down to see the falls for the first time.
So lots of water, pretty wide …
... movements, once with quick Battle reload movements. See the photo!
Lots of other stuff, of course, and there weren't that many kids, so some of the re-enactory-y people were able to chat about their particular building, occupation or whatever in between hordes of snotty nosed groups. The usual sorts of things - the Blacksmith, Carpenter/Cooper, Officer's Cook and more.
Lots of stuff on the War of 1812 - which, strangely enough, ...
... and we could hardly see 2 feet in front of us - I know what you are thinking - why didn't we just turn around then and there but this is another one of those "Alice in Wonderland rabbit-hole moments" and despite my total fear, we kept walking (well trying to walk) maybe our brains had frozen and we couldn't think logically!!!
So, we are standing on the corner of E84th & 1st Ave looking up and down the road and there was not a single car on ...
... American flags flying in the middle to denote which side is which, and spend the day gambling and buying cheap booze. Well, if they can face dealing with border immigration on a regular basis!
We, however, have no such concerns and are led straight down to the ticket barriers for our Maid Of ...
... town; they can be reached by the park bus. The boardwalk provides a close up view of the swirling, boiling mass of rushing power that surges through the channel at this point. It's impressive.
Walking across the Rainbow Bridge, it is easy to see how it received its name. But it was just too hot to walk much further, ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews The Diplomat Inn Niagara Falls
Compared to other motels.. It isn't bad at all!!!
The motel looks like a hotel. Compared to the other motels around it, this one is just heaven on earth, a real finding. The price is half of what they charge in a hotel. Nice staff, helpful at all times (even 2 am). The pool isn't too deep though... only 5'5'. There is also a baby pool, which makes this hotel a perfect place 2 stay with family. Most rooms have 2 twin beds, which gives you an opprotunity to take a pet, your kid, or just to kick your husband on that extra bed if he gets drunk and starts snoring ;) . Other motels and hotels that are few meteres closer to the falls charge much more for nothing. This place is great, just as I expected it to be. It looks both nice on the inside, as well as on the outside.
It was alright
Check in was relatively quick. The owner gave us coupon books, maps etc. which was nice. The location is within walking distance to cliff hills and the new casino. DQ, italian, Denny's, 7-11 is nearby.
The room wasn't bad. The beds are a little bit hard but it was alright for the price (paid 182 for 2 nights). The carpets are clean and green colour. The washrooms had only two bars of soap so bring your own shampoo, conditioner etc.
There were only 8 channels on the t.v. to watch. the t.v. itself was old looking, even a little ghetto but it was livable (you spend most of the time outside anyways).
I didn't get a chance to go to the outdoor pool but lots of people were playing in it.
Try to request a room on the ground floor or you'll be dragging your luggage up the stairs.
There is an ice machine, microwave and vending machines in a room for everybody to share.
There were no bugs that i saw. Great air conditioning! Almost the best I've had.
Overall, I give the hotel 4 out of 5 stars. It was good-average. The stay was pleasant and I had no complaints.
It was great
We stayed here and it was a great location for us, far enough away from Clifton hill so it wasn't noisy but close enough for a walk. There is a Dairy Queen on the corner and also a 7-11 which we used a lot. The owner is the friendliest guy and very helpful to us tourists. There was a pool although we didn't use it. The skylon is about a block away and the new Fallsview casino is also about the same distance. If you sign up for a free casino card you can park for free at the casino which we did a lot. We also ate for real cheap as we spent a lot on slots and earned dollars towards the buffet which was simply the best. Another great place to eat was The rainforest cafe which is on Clifton hill but kind of hidden so ask if you can't find it, thunder storms inside every 20 minutes and seems like you are eating right in a forest or jungle. Be sure to have dinner at the Skylon at the revolving restaurant, if you book the early dinner it is 35.00 each but includes the ride up the tower and the view is amazing.
Thumbs up for the Diplomat
We stayed at The Diplomat July 5th 2005. Our check in was hassle free, and very nice. Our room was CLEAN. I had remembered reading the reviews here, and purposely looked for mouse droppings, bugs, etc. NONE!!!!!!!! No, this is no Hilton, but when you are looking for a clean room, and friendly service... at a VERY reasonable price (because 1. You are going to be spending MUCH more time out and about. and 2. Because you'd rather save some money so you have the money to do the various things there are to do at Niagara Falls) then this is the place. The water in the bathroom was hot, and the pressure was excellent. Lots of clean towels. And I was very glad to see a hair dryer (I forgot mine). The TV worked just fine. (heh, we only spent about 20 mins watching it). And the A/C worked great!! The location is good. We walked everywhere. Fallsview Casino is very close, and there are many restaurants nearby. Clifton Hill is close also. (though, I still can't stand that hill on clifton hill. lol)
Great Value For The Price!
On our recent trip we were lucky enough to find The Diplomat Inn. With its central location it is a short walk to the falls and Ferry St. and Clifton Hill it is close to everything, but away from the heavy traffic so you can relax and enjoy the pool. The rooms are clean and roomy. We were lucky enough to get to know the owners and they gave us excellent advice on restaurants and attractions in the area. On our next trip we will be staying here again.
An enjoyable stroll to the Falls
The best thing the Diplomat has going for it is its proximity to the Falls. It is a modern building with clean rooms. There is no elevator in the hotel, so request ground floor if stairs/carrying your baggage is an issue. Nice big TV with remote. Only had 7 or 8 channels, and no free movies as advertised as their satelite was "knocked out a few days before" our arrival and the guy had no idea when it might be fixed. Ice machine is located on the second floor. Our "non smoking room" had a slight scent of smoke, and I found a clean ash tray in the drawer. Free parking. Kids loved their pool which is right next to the sidewalk/street. I booked on the internet. The rate was $59. I called the hotel directly, the rate was $69. When we arrived, the rate on the light up sign outside was $49!
There is a Dairy Queen right on the corner, and a 7-11 across the street from the DQ. The Impala motel is to the left (no curb appeal there). The Econolodge is right across the street from the Diplomat. Niagara's newest hotel Doubletree is Across the street to the right. On the same side of the street is the Clarion President.
If you turn left at the DQ, you are on Lundy's Lane. A short 5 minute drive, and you will pass a No Frills grocery store, McDonald's, Tim Horton's and many places to eat breakfast including a cute little place for breakfast in the shape of a space ship. There are a myriad of motels on Lundy's Lane.
Nothing like the Diplomat Inn
I have been visiting the Niagara Falls Area for the last couple of years, since 1997. I will recommend this place to all my friends. This place is filled with caring people. The service is excellent. Anything you need there they are ready to help. When i visit canada this is where i go. They treat you like family. Angelo i will never forget you.Thank you for always making sure our stay is great. much love sent for the Bronx.
Stayed here several years ago and it was OK, but on our recent stay, the place had dropped to totally unacceptable! Carpets were dirty, as were the windows. The bath had badly patched holes in the wall. Mildew.
Looks like nothing has been touched in years. Avoid this place!
I came up to Niagara Falls from Texas and came upon this place. I found my hotel room to be very large and very clean. The staff was also extremely nice to my family and me and very helpful as well. I do not know what that other guy was talking about but I am telling all my friends to stay here if they go up to Niagara Falls. This is a great place to stay for everyone, not just for families. If you are looking for a place to stay in Niagara Falls, this is definetly the place!
We were recommended this hotel at the service area on highway 402. The hotel is ancient. The halls of the hotel look like army barracks. The receptionist at the hotel greeted us with a cigarette hanging out of her mouth. The sink was cracked, the room gave us the creepy crawlies like bugs were all around us. DO NOT STAY HERE> my wife killed a silverfish in the bathroom. DEFINITELY a FLEEBAG!!!