The Best Bed & Breakfasts in Niagara Falls

Enjoy a laid-back evening on the porch of the Butler House B&B
Enjoy a laid-back evening on the porch of the Butler House B&B | Courtesy of The Butler House B&B / Expedia
Alicia Miller

It’s world-famous for its thundering falls, over which more than 3,000 tons of water gush every single second. But there’s more than natural wonders to amaze visitors to Niagara Falls. You’re near one of Canada’s finest wine regions – the Niagara Peninsula – and picture-perfect town Niagara-on-the-Lake, with its Victorian-style buildings. What’s more, with its restaurants, attractions and casino, Niagara Falls itself has a bit of a Vegas-gone-north vibe to it that can be a load of fun. Read our guide on which bed and breakfast to pick in Niagara Falls.

1. Acacia Bed and Breakfast

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Cosy double bedroom with floral wallpaper at Acacia Bed and Breakfast
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A short stroll from Rainbow Bridge – the arch across the Niagara River Gorge that connects Canada to the US – Acacia has an agreeable, old-world feel with its double-decker porches and brick-fronted exterior. Rooms are traditionally styled, with color-pop bedspreads and, in many cases, spacious bathtubs made for indolent mornings. The Covington Room even comes with its own private balcony area, perfect for sipping a sundowner al fresco while making plans for your night out in Niagara’s nearby downtown.

2. Serene Niagara Inn

Independent Hotel, Guesthouse

Small but light double bedroom at Serene Niagara Inn
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Want to be based minutes from the Falls? Check in here. Five bright rooms – dressed in clean whites and named after local trees – fill this 1908-built B&B, overlooking the Niagara Gorge where Canada meets the US. Perfect for couples, all the rooms sleep two and have little seating areas where you can relax or catch up on reading. The bloom-filled front garden is a highlight, as is the shared lounge area with its cushy leather sofa and TV.

3. Chestnut Inn

Inn, Guesthouse, Bed and Breakfast

Double bedroom at Chestnut Inn with four poster bed, dark blue walls and a fire place
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You can’t stay much closer to the Niagara River than at this quaint B&B, in a whitewashed 19th-century building. It’s fitted with unique original features, from wooden floors and sloping ceilings to fireplaces. The wrap-around terraces make the perfect suntrap in steamy summertime, while the quiet location – a little way beyond downtown – gives it a low-key feel. A homely lounge with stacked bookcases ensures you’re just as well looked after in chillier months.

4. Alida’s Bed and Breakfast

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Living room at Alida’s Bed and Breakfast with two leather sofas and an armchair
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Should you be planning on exploring the wider Niagara region – and you should – take a room at this B&B, set in a cute white-bricked house within easy access of artery highway, the Queen Elizabeth Parkway. Closer to home, you’re a convenient drive from Niagara Falls’ downtown. And you’re not far from one of the most impressive views: from the top of Horseshoe Falls. Expect rooms that are clean and cheery, with free-standing mirrors and chintzy chairs.

5. Redwood B&B

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Living room at Redwood B&B with light blue walls and vintage style furniture
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It’s right on the busy Niagara Parkway, yet Redwood has a view out to a thicket of trees, lining the banks of the Niagara Gorge. With its hefty wooden staircase, landscaped gardens and art-splashed walls, the owners have done justice to the early 1900s architecture – while expertly integrating more eccentric touches such as Moroccan-style lanterns and potted plants. Don’t miss the organic breakfasts, served up in the atmospheric formal dining room.

6. Absolute Elegance Bed & Breakfast

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Garden at Absolute Elegance Bed & Breakfast with covered seating area
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From the pretty covered porch to the turreted roof, you could wear out your camera battery capturing cutesy Absolute Elegance. This Victorian-era build comes with fireplaces in rooms, 24/7 free refreshments and a three-course breakfast from hosts Lynn and Ken – husky dog Bandit is also a friendly host. Whether you’re after bubbly in your room or a recommendation for the best local restaurants, the couple is happy to help, and will send you on the way after a brekkie of stuffed French toast.

7. Lion’s Head Bed & Breakfast

Bed and Breakfast, Inn, Guesthouse

Double bedroom at Lions Head Bed & Breakfast with vintage style furniture and warm low lighting
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Sandwiched between Ontario Park and the tree-lined Niagara Gorge, this top-quality B&B strikes the right balance between Victorian atmosphere and modern comforts – with button-back headboards, satiny throw pillows and gourmet, family-style breakfasts from owner Helena. Beds are super-comfy for a B&B, ensuring you get an uninterrupted night’s sleep, while the rambling front deck is a serene spot to retire and enjoy your morning cup of coffee.

8. The Butler House B&B, USA

Bed and Breakfast

Double bedroom with dark blue walls and wooden floor at The Butler House B&B
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On the American side of the Niagara Gorge, this period-home B&B, complete with a grand piano, provides easy access to all the headline sights – including the famous Maid of the Mist boat tours, the dizzying 175ft (53m) Niagara SkyWheel and the Cave of the Winds, which takes you right up close with the spray. After a busy day exploring, return to sit on the porch swing and sink a drink, or retire to one of three modern rooms, dressed in blue hues to mirror the falls.

9. The Red Coach Inn, USA

Independent Hotel, Bed and Breakfast

Tudor style exterior of The Red Coach Inn
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This imposing Tudor-style inn, overlooking the Niagara River rapids on the American side of the falls, looks as if it was airlifted in from Stratford-upon-Avon – built in 1923, it’s apparently modeled after an actual English inn. Beamed ceilings and blazing hearths impart a homely, historic feel throughout the public areas, while bedrooms keep up the time-warped, transatlantic theme with four-posters, floral-print bedspreads and authentic paintings.

10. Hanover House Bed & Breakfast, USA

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Small double bedroom at Hanover House Bed & Breakfast with black wire frame bed and sage green walls
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A short walk from Niagara State Park on the American side of the Falls is this fine B&B, almost a century old. The bloom-framed exterior sets the tone for the homely, vintage-meets-modern stylings within. Rooms are named after British royals – Victoria and Albert, for example, with its antique loveseat – and owner Richard cooks up delicious hot breakfasts to order. Traveling as a couple? The hotel offers an elopement package to couples looking to tie the knot on-site.

Staying in this area doesn’t have to be expensive – read our rundown of the best budget-friendly hotels in Niagara Falls – bookable through Culture Trip.

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