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Niagara Falls has hotels in three main tourist areas. The Fallsview hotels which offer rooms with views of the Horseshoe Falls, these tend to be the priciest of all areas to stay in.
The second area to stay in is the Clifton Hill area with hotels either right in the heart of the action or on the surrounding streets. There are some great deals in this area and you can walk to the Falls. There are also lots of hotels and motels on Lundy's Lane.
You would need a car or use the Falls Shuttle for transporation to the main attractions and the Falls. It is about a 10-15 minute drive. You can get some very cheap family hotels in this area.
There are also several hotels offering indoor waterpark packages which are great for kids.
Hotel rates are generally more expensive on the weekends and holidays.
If you visit mid week you can get better rates, as well as if you travel in the Spring, Fall and Winter.
Travelodge at the Falls is one of the best places to stay with kids in Niagara Falls. It is right in the heart of Clifton Hill. They offer family rooms with 2 Queen Beds, a mini fridge, microwave, tv and free wireless internet. The rooms were spotless and spacious. They have an outdoor pool and free parking.
Free continental breakfast is included which has toast, waffles, bagels, fruit and cereal. You can get a family hotel package here with a few Clifton Hill attraction passes and meal vouchers-which can help you save a bundle!
We stayed here and the kids loved it-we could walk to the Falls and were right in the center of Clifton Hill. It is a 3 star hotel with great prices.
The Fallsview Waterpark is a giant indoor waterpark with 16 waterslides (up to 6 stories
high), a wave pool and a Beach House water playground.
This is great for kids of all ages-including babies, toddlers, all the way up to teenagers. Parental supervision is required for kids under 16. Life jackets are available for use.
There are 4 hotels that share access to the waterpark. They have a direct indoor connection to the waterpark, except the Hampton Inn is across the street.
You can book the hotel as room only option or they often have family waterpark packages including the room, waterpark entrance tickets and sometimes meals. These are located in the Clifton Hill area and are within walking distance to the Falls.
Americana Resort is a cheaper alternative to the Fallsview Waterpark Hotels. It has a smaller indoor waterpark but with a retractable roof so you can enjoy the summer sun!
There is a beach entry wave pool, several water slides and and interactive water playground. The standard room offer quad occupancy. They have 1 & 2 bedroom suites that can sleep up to 6. The themed family suites have one queen bed and 2 sets of bunk beds (up to 6 guests).
They are decorated with a fun pirates and mermaid theme! Children love these! This hotel includes water park passes in their hotel rates. See Rates & Reviews
Ramada Plaza is located on Lundy's Lane opposite from the Canada One Outlet Mall. The hotel offers free kids under 18 in the room. It is budget friendly hotel with free Wi-Fi, children's playground and indoor and outdoor pools. They offer 2 Queen Bed Rooms that can sleep 2 adults and 2 children. See Rates & Reviews
Marriott Fallsview is the closest family hotel to Niagara Falls (Horseshoe Falls) and has spectacular views from the Falls facing rooms.
You can even watch the nightly illuminations and holiday fireworks from these rooms. It is an upscale 4 star hotel with standard rooms for families of 4 or 5.
They also have 2 room family suites with 2 Queen Beds in one room and a separate room with a pull out couch. The hotel is attached by a skywalk to the Fallsview Casino. They have an indoor pool and an arcade and games room to keep the kids entertained! See Rates & Reviews
Embassy Suites offers 2 room spacious suites that can sleep between 5 and 9 people. The Fallsview rooms have some of the best views in town with sweeping views of the American and Horseshoe Falls.
Cooked to order breakfast is included in the rates. The suites have two tvs, and kitchenettes with a refrigerator and microwave. This is one of the tallest hotels in the area, and is only 100 yards from the Horseshoe Falls! See Rates & Reviews