The Best Hotels to Book in Niagara Falls

Discover the best places to stay both sides of the water while exploring the beautiful Niagara Falls region
Discover the best places to stay both sides of the water while exploring the beautiful Niagara Falls region | © Terry Dean / Alamy Stock Photo
Harriet Myers

Located directly on the border between the USA and Canada, Niagara Falls is one of the world’s most famous waterfalls – not because of its height, but due to the sheer volume of water that cascades over the rock. Over 168,000 cubic meters (44 million gallons) of water pass through every minute. It’s no wonder millions of visitors flock here each year to witness the thundering waterfall – either from land or by boat. Looking for somewhere to stay? These are the best hotels in the Niagara Falls region, including some luxury options, bookable now with Culture Trip.

1. Sterling Inn and Spa

Boutique Hotel, Hotel

A stylish room at the Sterling Inn and Spa
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Considering its central location, Sterling Inn offers spacious rooms featuring king-size beds and roomy en-suite bathrooms. If you’re traveling as a family or group, book one of the two-room suites, which are modeled on Manhattan-style loft apartments. Daily breakfast in bed comes as standard with every booking. There is also an on-site spa and fine dining restaurant, which focuses on local and seasonal produce.

2. Shaw Club Hotel and Spa

Hotel

A street view of the Shaw Club Hotel
Courtesy of the Shaw Club Hotel / Expedia
Located in the charming town of Niagara-on-the-Lake, directly opposite the Shaw Festival Theatre, the Shaw Club Hotel is the perfect base for exploring the cultural attractions on offer. Rooms are all beautifully designed with great attention to detail, including unique artwork from local photographers. The on-site restaurant, Zees Grill, is also a well-known choice in the area, offering upscale informal dining in a chic setting, with a popular outdoor veranda in the summer months. It’s no wonder this hotel has won multiple awards.

3. Oban Inn

Hotel

A double room at the Oban Inn
 Courtesy of Oban Inn / Expedia
Built in 1824, the Oban Inn enjoys a beautiful lakeside location on the edge of Lake Ontario. The hotel is also surrounded by private landscaped gardens as well as an outdoor hot spring and swimming pool, giving it a secluded and elegant feel. Each room is individually decorated to a high level and includes small personal touches, such as a Bose sound system and luxurious cotton robes.

5. Riverbend Inn & Vineyard

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A view of one of the traditional rooms at the Riverbend Inn and Vineyard
 Courtesy of Riverbend Inn and Vineyard / Expedia
On arrival, the Riverbend Inn is immediately impressive due to its Georgian mansion setting, surrounded by 17 acres (7ha) of immaculate grounds, including a private vineyard, managed by Klaus Reif of the famous Reif Estate Winery. All 21 rooms have been renovated to meet modern standards and yet retain their historic ambience, thanks to the elegant chandeliers and antique furniture that appear throughout. Meals are typically served in the intimate dining room, although arrangements can also be made for guests who wish to reserve a special table in the outdoor gazebo, for a romantic dinner overlooking the estate grounds and vineyard.

6. The Red Coach Inn

Independent Hotel, Bed and Breakfast

A traditional room at the Red Coach Inn
 Courtesy of the Red Coach Inn / Expedia

This English Tudor-style bed and breakfast has been welcoming travelers since 1923. Each of the 37 rooms at the Red Coach Inn is named after a different English town and is individually decorated with antique furnishings of wrought-iron headboards, four-poster beds dressed in lacy white canopies, and floral wallpaper with matching curtains. The hotel overlooks the Upper Rapids in Niagara Falls, New York, so you will be within walking distance from the falls on the American side.

7. Marriott Niagara Falls Fallsview Hotel and Spa

Chain Hotel, Resort, Spa Hotel

A room with a view of Niagara Falls at the Marriott Niagara Falls Fallsview Hotel and Spa
Courtesy of Marriott Niagara Falls Fallsview Hotel and Spa / Expedia

As the name suggests, Marriott Niagara Falls Fallsview Hotel & Spa overlooks Niagara Falls. This five-star luxury hotel has 432 guest rooms on offer, which range from presidential suites with whirlpool tubs and crackling fireplaces to two-story loft suites with floor-to-ceiling windows. On the menu at their on-site spa are rejuvenating body wraps and scrubs, as well as specialized beauty treatments for those aged 13 and under.

8. The Charles Hotel

Boutique Hotel, Independent Hotel

A traditional room at the Charles Hotel
Courtesy of the Charles Hotel / Expedia

Set in an 1832 manor house, the Charles Hotel on Niagara-on-the-Lake’s main thoroughfare of Queen Street welcomes guests with 12 distinct rooms. Each is boldly decorated with distinct focal elements – Renoir replicas, dark wood four-poster beds and separate soaking tubs. Furnished with an original crystal chandelier, their on-site restaurant, HobNob, offers fine dining with an extensive selection of more than 50 wines.

Vivian Chung contributed additional reporting to this article.

For guests on a budget, consider booking one of the many great cheap hotels in Niagara Falls, or check into one of the best hotels in Niagara-on-the-Lake – bookable now with Culture Trip.

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