Travel Blogs from Niagara Falls
Helpful Amtrak wouldn't cloak our packs, so mid-morning we caught a local bus in the mall with all our gear. Took it in turns to eat, mind the gear and shop. Mid-afternoon train to the border at Niagara Falls, and an on-train customs inspection. When we were eventually freed, we collected our Canadian VIA rail tickets and walked 2 km to the hotel …
Left Washington D.C. after two very enjoyable days. Travelled to Gettysburg. Very eery standing looking over the location of the Battle of Gettysburg. The rest of day we travelled through Pennsylvania and upstate New York to arrive at the U.S./Canadian border at Niagra Falls where we went through the quickest Customs inspection ever. Niagra Falls …
... Niagara-on-the Lake, where the Niagara River meets Lake Ontario. Teeming with history, it played a vital role during the War of 1812, when Americans bombarded this little town from Fort Niagara across the river. Captured and occupied until British troops counter-attacked, the town was torched. History just keeps repeating itself. Most of the town has been restored to 18th century model. Enjoy the pictures.
... So we continued on to downtown to find some parking. The sun was setting around this time so all the touristy places were being lit up. We found a parking place a few blocks from the main strip. We hit several shops here and there and were forced to go in a few as the rain was hitting hard here and there. We bought the most stuff at a store run by Indians – go figure. But they did have the best prices. After this and hitting more rain we finally ended up at a Tim Hortons. I guess ...
... credit card (dimwit!). Oh well, dollars in the kitty for next time ;O)
After a wander along the Niagara Parkway, to see the Falls in their nighttime colours, we finished our night off with a visit to the Hershey Store. Now, don’t be too shocked, but this is the first time I have ever visited Hershey’s/Canada, and not gone away with a bag full of Reese’s Pieces and/or Peanut Butter Cups. Damn Fat Club ;O) We did buy ...
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- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Business Services
- Fitness/Health center
very cozy hotel, very clean and a very friendly staff. its very near to the Falls and other main attractions.
every night they play a family movie on one of the backyards and give free popcorn.
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TravelPod Member ReviewsSkyline Inn Niagara Falls
Historical Traveler Reviews Skyline Inn Niagara Falls
You are paying for three things at this place...Location, Location, Location and that is absolutely it. Like others have mentioned, you'll fear for your health after staying here as the carpets/drapes/beds look like they harvest diseases. The bathrooms are tiny. No A/C so don't dare stay here during the summer. TV barely worked and it wasn't just our room. Many others functioned the same.
Also be aware that most guest like to party so if you are looking for a quite motel, try somewhere else.. For a place that has a nice lobby, you only wonder why they can't spend some money to paint and get new linens/carpet. Good luck... Brock plaza and Sheraton are also close and might be worth the extra bills.
We could not believe how BAD it was. Lobby NICE, But as soon as you step out of the lobby YOUR IN HELL.Rusty doors lead you to your room and you have to walk outside to get to. It was raining the day we arrived we were wet and cold befor we got to our room. And once we opened up our door .....WORDS CANT TELL HOW BAD. I called the front desk to ask for changes or a different hotel. I was told nothing could be done..STAINED CARPETS,STAINED BEDDING BURNS IN DRAPES,The bathroom you had to step up to get in. WE WOULD NEVER STAY AT SUCH A PLACE AGAIN.
Great trip..but no coffee
Great staff, comfortable rooms but no coffee pot in room or vending machines, you have to walk next door to Perkins...pay $2+ for coffee.
Also $6.00 a day to park in a hotel that you are staying in...seems a little steep.
Great Value - Excellent Location
Bargain Price with a great location for walking to most everything.
Food is next door- steps to the casino. Easy to park in the garage.
Staff is friendly, rooms are clean. We were upgraded to a balcony room for no extra cost. If you want it very quiet, and want to feel less closed in: the extra money for the balcony room is worth it. We had a great time.
Slept and LEFT!!
$155 a night , aug 31 '03Good parking.....and n/aOne elevator, rugs were dirty, stained, curtains in room had holes in it..and when u closed them ..it looked like someone shot it up..Wasn't greeted while when asking for service..Slept and left for a wonderful day...Skyline looks nice from the outside... staying at sheridan next
Not bad, very affordable. Only pain is the fact that you have to walk to the pool at one of the adjacent hotels. Other than that fine, good location, steps to the Falls, Casino and the other major attactions.
Overall, I'd go back.
From check-in to check-out, we were very pleased. The room was very clean and comfortable. The hotel is so close to the Casine Niagara, that one had no parking problems. Guests are treated well. We would stay there again!!
My mother, sister and I went on one of the Skyline Inn 3 day/2night packages. Boy was it worth it! The rooms decor was great, but even more than that everything was clean and in working order. The staff (everyone from the registration clerk to the maid) was pleasant and friendly. The location was perfect....close enough to walk to all the attractions and the falls, but far enough away you didn't have all the noise. We plan on going again next year!
I stayed at the Skyline Inn on their two day package. I was very impressed. The complex was very quaint from the underground parking, to their cobblestone entrance, to their tastefully decorated lobby. Most rooms face into a court yard which also adds to the quaintness. The rooms were clean and quite large. The decorating was equal to the rooms at the Brock...but larger. All Skyline guests have access to the Brock Plaza swimming pool, jacuzzi, and sauna. The only draw back here would be that in bad or cold weather it would make the short trek to the Brock unpleasant.
Good Value..Great Location
I have stayed at the Skyline Inn on several (6) occasions. I believe the two major reasons for staying there out of all the hotels in Niagara are the location and the reasonably priced rooms. The rooms are clean and the employess friendly. It is within walking distance of all the attractions...especially the casino. The only two drawbacks (which are minor) are the parking garage and the outdoor corridors. On a scale of 1 to 5 I would give it a solid 4.