$119 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Aug 3, 2014 Check-out: Aug 6, 2014

Howard Johnson Closest to the Falls and Casino

2 stars
454 Main Street, Niagara Falls, NY 14301
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.0
out of 5
185 reviews
relaxing day

Was pleasant....short walk to attractions..staff nice and helpful See full review

  • npeterson
  • Feb 20, 2014
a cold but great trip

The hotel is in a great location you can see Canada from the window in room. The falls and the... See full review

  • erock176
  • Jan 28, 2014
Affordable, family-friendly comfort less than one block from the falls
At less than half-a-block from the falls, Maid of the Mist and Cave of the Winds, Howard Johnson Closest to the Falls and Casino is the top choice for affordable comfort close to all of Niagara's highlights. Rooms are clean and comfortable and offer a variety of amenities, while an on-site pool, sauna and game room offer hours of family-friendly entertainment.
Highlights
  • Affordable comfort in the heart of Niagara Falls
  • Helipad offers tours of the falls (seasonal, fees apply)
  • Swimming pool, sauna and game room
Rooms
Guest rooms at the Howard Johnson Closest to the Falls and Casino come in a variety of layouts, including those with a private Jacuzzi tub. Room additions include cable TV, radio alarm clock, hair dryer, refrigerator or microwave (in some rooms), free continental breakfast, in-room safe and free Wi-Fi.
Features
As its name proclaims, the Howard Johnson Closest to the Falls and Casino is a top choice for those seeking unprecedented proximity to the falls, Seneca Casino, Maid of the Mist and other area attractions. Rooms are clean, comfortable and feature a variety of amenities, including free Wi-Fi. Other additions include free on-site parking (RVs and trucks welcome), gift shop and coin-operated laundry, a welcome amenity for those on extended vacations. And there's an on-site helipad, too, offering thrilling tours of the falls and Niagara (fees apply). An indoor heated pool and sauna offer welcome refreshment and diversion, while an on-site game room provides hours of entertainment.

A free continental breakfast starts each guest's day just right, while a Denny's restaurant across the street serves food all day and night.
Transportation
  • Buffalo Niagara International Airport (26 mi/41.8 km)
  • Niagara Falls Amtrak Station (2.2 mi/3.5 km)
Attractions
  • Maid of the Mist Boat Tour (0.5 mi/0.9 km)
  • Seneca Niagara Casino (0.5 mi/0.9 km)
  • Niagara Falls State Park (0.8 mi/1.3 km)
  • SkyWheel (1.3 mi/2 km)
Business
  • Meeting rooms and conference facilities
  • 72,000 square feet of meeting and exhibition space
Policies and fees
The hotel allows pets and charges a fee (inquire at hotel for current rate).

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

Amenities

  • High-speed internet
  • Heated pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
Air conditioned
No smoking rooms/facilities
Pet friendly
Free local telephone calls
Elevators
Activities
Heated pool
Sauna
Dining
Coffee maker in room
Vending machines
Services
24 hour front desk
Concierge desk
Security
Wake-up service
In-Room Safe
FAX
Internet
High-speed internet
Parking
Parking
Outdoor parking
RV or truck parking
Bus parking
Accessibility
Accessible parking
Room
Safe
AM/FM alarm clock
Desk with lamp
Free newspaper
Microwave
Over sized rooms
TV remote control
Cribs available
Ironing board

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Hotel Map

43.0897 -79.0629
Area description
Business district

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
04:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (185)

Ratings and reviews for Howard Johnson Closest to the Falls and Casino

Overall score

3 / 5
5.01.0
185 out of 185
Amenities:
3.1
Room cleanliness:
3.3
Hotel staff:
3.9
Room comfort:
3.3
Location:
4.4
Value:
3.4

69% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Howard Johnson Closest to the Falls and Casino

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
MJ Adan
Oregon
May 14, 2014

Bad choice

I booked this hotel because it is closer to falls but our experience was not great. Rooms were old, bedsheets had burnt holes and iron box had something stuck to it which we didnt notice and it burnt my husband's t-shirt. Only advantage was that it was very close to the niagara park.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
2
Location:
5
Value:
2
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Swagat indian restaurant

Review of Howard Johnson Closest to the Falls and Casino

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
glenda22
painesville ohio
Apr 7, 2014

family getaway

front desk staff very friendly looked at the reviews some were not very good so we werent sure about this place but rooms were very clean could use a little update but wasnt bad at all.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
4
Review of Howard Johnson Closest to the Falls and Casino

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
npeterson
meadville pa
Feb 20, 2014

relaxing day

Was pleasant....short walk to attractions..staff nice and helpful

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
Review of Howard Johnson Closest to the Falls and Casino

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
erock176
Pittsburgh
Jan 28, 2014

a cold but great trip

The hotel is in a great location you can see Canada from the window in room. The falls and the casino are less than a mile away. The staff was always so helpful and nice they always got us a cab very quickly and greeted us and asked us how our day was going it was very refreshing. I would stay at this hotel again it was great

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

The aquarium was awesome.

Review of Howard Johnson Closest to the Falls and Casino

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Road warrior mom taxi
Rochester, NY
Nov 3, 2013

Okay place

The front desk staff was great with suggestions and directions for enjoying Niagara Falls. My biggest complaint - there was a spill in the elevator when we checked in and it was still there 15 hours later when we checked out.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

The Culinary Institute has amazing food at great prices. We grabbed coffee, cocoa and a slice of specialty cake for $7 and it was delicious!!

Review of Howard Johnson Closest to the Falls and Casino

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Mark The Stud
Connecticut
Oct 7, 2013

Can't beat the location or the price!!

This isn't a glam fam luxury hotel. It's your basic hotel. Little outdated, but very clean. The breakfasts aren't all that exciting, but they do offer enough basics for variety. All packaged goods (cereals, English muffins, pastries, toast, fruits, juices). But hey, it was free and I can't complain. Staff was ok, but nothing really to gripe about or give praise to. The best part about this hotel was the location. I think it was three blocks away from Niagara Falls Park and one block from the boarder crossing. Couldn't have asked for a better location!! The other good thing about this hotel was the price. It was the lowest priced hotel in the area. Hotels 10 miles away weren't even this cheap and didn't offer the flexibility to have Niagara Falls within walking distance. So, if you're looking for a no frills hotel merely to rest your head at night in a perfect location, THIS IS THE PLACE. Parking is free, too.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Howard Johnson Closest to the Falls and Casino

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anton Chizhov
Russia, Moscow, Teply Stan
Oct 4, 2013

Cheapest deal for one-two days staying

Old hotel, however it have all what you need. Room window can not been opened. Room window view to gas station. )) Carpet on the floor is very old, hovewer is was clean. Pillows and duet covers were very clean. Have a little bit noisy from near rooms at evening. )) Breakfast room is very small, it need to be larger. Good location to Falls, - approx. 5-10 minutes to Observation Desk and Maid of the Mist trip.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
5
Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Niagara Falls!

Review of Howard Johnson Closest to the Falls and Casino

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Mr Billpk
California
Sep 29, 2013

Very nice for the peice

This Hotel is older but a clean , nicely located and economical place to stay . The rooms are large and clean and the breakfast buffet is simple but adequate , with toast , cereal and coffee , being the highlight s . The Rainbow Bridge , Canada entrance is literally across the street , or a simple stroll for a close up look at the falls . They shine colorful lights on the falls around 8:00 nightly . If you like a more quite atmosphere , then the US side is for you , but if you prefer a more Los Vegas strip feel , with people , lights , noise , rides , eateries , music , gambling and a face on look at the falls , then you will like the Canada side . Bring your passport . Enjoy....

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

It takes a passport and around $3:00 per visit , buts its all happening across the bridge on the Canada side .

Review of Howard Johnson Closest to the Falls and Casino

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
The HDZ
Las Vegas
Sep 16, 2013

Great deal

Had a great experience, lovely views out the hotel window.. Was comfortable and at a great value

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of Howard Johnson Closest to the Falls and Casino

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Ron Vacation Traveler
Michigan
Jul 11, 2013

Nigara Falls Stay

I just felt that the hotel was very worn and outdated...the room had a odor of musty and old..the door has a crack at the top where it didn't meet the door jam...chairs in the room had very excessive stains and the carpet was also stained in numerous places..the bathroom floor had body hair left on it from being cleaned..

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
1
Location:
4
Value:
1
Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Dont ask for directions to Niagara Falls because they are not very helpful..

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