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Howard Johnson Hotel By The Falls

2.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Stay was excellent. Every one was super friendly. The Restaurants were too pricey

This was the third time we stayed in Niagara Falls and this hotel had some mixed reviews but seemed mostly positive. Im glad we booked here. Our room was very nice and clean. The location was awesome, only a short walk to everything.

Staff very helpful, the hotel was clean but some things are well worn maybe consider updating. Despite the cold my daughter and I had enjoyable time. However during week days Clifton hill shuts down fairly early.

Our first night was not so pleasant since the room we were staying in had a musty smell , I think it was from the carpet or the bathroom had a mold. So we notified the front desk the next morning about the smell and she wanted to charge us $25 for a cleaning fee which I found to be outrageous since we complained to them about the odor from when we checked in the room. So then finally the lady at the front desk came to her senses and offered us another room which was much cleaner and smelled much better than the first room. But overall the location of the hotel is great , everything is in walking distance the hotel doesn't serve breakfast but there's literally tons of places to eat right next door. Parking is available but there's a $10 fee.....

We love the room very much!!! Very roomy!!! Very comfortable!!! Very quiet!!! Love it!!! The only negative was shower by pool/sauna (didn't work)& the pool didn't have enough water I would recommend this hotel !!! Everything in Canada is expensive!!!!

good hotel, good location, great long weekend vacation.

Hotel staff was very friendly . Our rooms were upgraded to king bedroom heart shaped jacuzzi tubs! Our first room was a non smoking but had a very bad smoking smell to it .they gave us another room no problem.

Had a good night out in the middle of a lot of places. Great time at a good location. This a totally none smoking hotel, even though they give you an option when you sign up on line. There is not a breakfast room in the mornings. However, Denny's is right next door, open 24 hours. Parking lot is great and patrolled. Nice Hotel.

The hotel is solid in terms of quality and value. I recommend it for families traveling on a budget.

Staff was very friendly and efficient. Our room was clean and well maintained. It was an easy walk to main attractions and the bus stop was right on the corner. The second floor was for guests with pets.

things were just great, nothing but good with this stay.

Didn't expect to put up $100.00 for securing the room.They wanted to put it on my credit card to make sure no damage to room. I said i'll give cash so I can get it back in the morning.Wasn't going to wait for them to put it on my card after I got back whose to say what damages we did? Also said there was Restaurant & Lounge NO GO.There was nothing except a Dennys next door very overpriced,but that's Canada for YA.

This is the 2nd time in 6 mth's we have stayed here and we will continue to stay here every time we come back to the falls. The hotel is only 5 mins away from Clifton Hill so you save on parking and everything is in walking distance. Staff are very friendly and our room is very neat and tidy. Not sure why it only gets 2-3 stars on most sites but this is a place everyone should stay at.

This HoJo is a short walk from all the Niagara Falls attractions...but that doesn't matter since the bus stops outside the hotel!! It was clean, the sheets smelled great, and it is in the heart of all the Niagara fun. Parking was an extra $9 a night, but WiFi was free. You pay so much less just to be a block away from the main drag, it is so worth it.

We stayed here for two nights and overall it was a comfortable experience. Parking was easy, though there is a charge, and the hotel was walking distance to all the major attractions. The only real complaint was the wifi. It is very slow and spotty. I had some work to do while away, and the wifi made it painfully difficult. Otherwise, though, a good hotel with helpful staff.

The room was a little high for a older room. very close to all attractions walking distance.

Great location. Met all expectations. Friendly staff.

The staff was very friendly & accomidating. The hotel claimed to be 1 block from falls but it was at least three blocks from a fall view.

My wife and my Mother-in-law were with me. My Mother-in-law is handicapped and travels with her toy poodle. The staff was very accommodating to our special needs and very pleasant at all times. The rooms were very spacious and the beds were very comfortable. We would stay there again if we go back.

The hotel is in a great location at the top of Clifton Hill. Plenty of restaurants in walking distance and other things to do. The Hotel is in good condition and the front desk associates are nice. The HUGE problem we had was with the pool. We were looking for a good deal with a pool for our kids. The pool was the coldest I have EVER been in! The pool was kept at 58-60 degrees. They have a plexiglass divider that separates the outside portion with the inside portion. In the summer months this would work perfect. I cannot believe how cold the kept the indoor pool. Clearly they have no heater in the winter months and I would not recomend staying there if you are looking to swim with the kids.

5905 Victoria Ave Niagara Falls ON

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Skylon Tower
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Outdoor pool and indoor pool

Skylon Tower is a short stroll from Howard Johnson Hotel By The Falls, and other popular attractions like Horseshoe Falls are within a mile (2 km). This 198-room hotel has conveniences like 3 restaurants, an outdoor pool, and an indoor pool. Located centrally in Niagara Falls, it's also close to American Falls and Bridal Veil Falls.


Dining

There are multiple options for onsite dining with 3 restaurants, including Denny's, which specializes in American cuisine. You can sip a beverage at the coffee shop/café. For your convenience, breakfast is served for a fee each morning.


Rooms

All of Howard Johnson Hotel By The Falls's 198 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including microwaves, refrigerators, and coffee makers. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and 37-inch LCD TVs with satellite channels and pay movies. Beds are dressed in premium bedding and bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Other standard amenities include free local calls, laptop-compatible safes, and ironing boards.


Property features

Howard Johnson Hotel By The Falls features an indoor pool, an outdoor pool, and a fitness center. If you drive, self parking is CAD 10-20 per night, and there's also an area shuttle for a fee. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include a spa tub, a sauna, and free WiFi in public areas.

Room options

Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Hot Tub

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Suite, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed, Jetted Tub

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Standard Room

Queen 2 | Sleeps 6

Guest reviews for Howard Johnson Hotel By The Falls

Everyone (2) Couples (9) Family (16) Friends (1)
5

great price and location

Everyone

This was the third time we stayed in Niagara Falls and this hotel had some mixed reviews but seemed mostly positive. Im glad we booked here. Our room was very nice and clean. The location was awesome, only a short walk to everything.

By , from PA on Jul 22, 2016

4

close to clifton hill, all in walking distance!

Everyone

Staff very helpful, the hotel was clean but some things are well worn maybe consider updating. Despite the cold my daughter and I had enjoyable time. However during week days Clifton hill shuts down fairly early.

By , from Ontario on Apr 10, 2016

4

we had a great time...

Couples

Our first night was not so pleasant since the room we were staying in had a musty smell , I think it was from the carpet or the bathroom had a mold. So we notified the front desk the next morning about the smell and she wanted to charge us $25 for a cleaning fee which I found to be outrageous since we complained to them about the odor from when we checked in the room. So then finally the lady at the front desk came to her senses and offered us another room which was much cleaner and smelled much better than the first room. But overall the location of the hotel is great , everything is in walking distance the hotel doesn't serve breakfast but there's literally tons of places to eat right next door. Parking is available but there's a $10 fee.....

By on Sep 5, 2015

4

great vacation!!!

Couples

We love the room very much!!! Very roomy!!! Very comfortable!!! Very quiet!!! Love it!!! The only negative was shower by pool/sauna (didn't work)& the pool didn't have enough water I would recommend this hotel !!! Everything in Canada is expensive!!!!

By on May 7, 2015

4

family trip

Families

good hotel, good location, great long weekend vacation.

By on Feb 28, 2015

5

awsome weekend vacation

Families

Hotel staff was very friendly . Our rooms were upgraded to king bedroom heart shaped jacuzzi tubs! Our first room was a non smoking but had a very bad smoking smell to it .they gave us another room no problem.

By on Oct 6, 2014

4

good time

GetawayWithFriends

Had a good night out in the middle of a lot of places. Great time at a good location. This a totally none smoking hotel, even though they give you an option when you sign up on line. There is not a breakfast room in the mornings. However, Denny's is right next door, open 24 hours. Parking lot is great and patrolled. Nice Hotel.

By on Aug 30, 2014

4

a good value

Families

The hotel is solid in terms of quality and value. I recommend it for families traveling on a budget.

By on Aug 25, 2014

4

great pet friendly hotel

Families

Staff was very friendly and efficient. Our room was clean and well maintained. It was an easy walk to main attractions and the bus stop was right on the corner. The second floor was for guests with pets.

By on Jul 3, 2014

5

memorial weekend trip

Families

things were just great, nothing but good with this stay.

By on Mar 10, 2014