The best Niagara Falls fallsview hotels

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The one and only Niagara Falls magnificently straddles the border of the USA and Canada. An exclusive selection of hotels offer you the opportunity to enjoy its cascading beauty from the comfort of your very own room, meaning Niagara Falls could be the first and last thing you see each day of your stay. But which are the best Niagara Falls fallsview hotels?

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Where you find the fallsview hotels

Staying at a fallsview hotel makes a visit to Niagara Falls extra special. And as Niagara Falls straddles the border of the United States and Canada, the impressive falls can be visited from both sides.

But keep in mind that this isn’t a one-cascade show: Niagara Falls consists of not one but three falls. These are the American Falls, Bridal Veil Falls and Horseshoe Falls.

While the American Falls and Bridal Veil Falls are located on the US side, the biggest drawcard — Horseshoe Falls — is right on the international border.

So, where should you stay if you want the best Niagara Falls fallsview?

Country wise, you only have one choice. Although the USA and Canada share the natural wonder that Niagara Falls is, just the Canadian side offers fallsview hotels.

Niagara Falls’ angle simply doesn’t allow the hotels on the New York side to enjoy fallsview. Therefore, there are no Niagara Falls hotels with fallsview on the New York side of the falls.

However, from Canada, you can look directly into the crashing Niagara Falls. Here you find several appealing Niagara Falls fallsview hotels lined up for possibly the finest natural show of them all.

American Falls, Bridal Veil Falls and Horseshoe Falls during daytime
Niagara Falls as seen from the Canadian side.

Hotels with fallsview in Niagara Falls

The Niagara Falls fallsview hotels offer the thrill of savoring the falls from the comfort of your very own hotel room. For some additional luxury, there are even some places to stay with both fallsview and a private jacuzzi.

Now, let’s dig in. Here, from north to south, are all the 12 fallsview hotels in Niagara Falls:

1. Crowne Plaza

Crowne Plaza is probably the most iconic Niagara fallsview hotel there is. It was built in the 1920s and became Niagara’s first luxury hotel, boasting a combo of luxurious details and beautiful views that have attracted many famous guests throughout the years.

Walt Disney, Shirley Temple, Queen Elizabeth and Marilyn Monroe are only a few of the many historic high-profile guests who have stayed at Crowne Plaza in Niagara Falls. In more recent years, celebrities including Sylvester Stallone, Bruce Willis and Jackie Chan have admired Niagara Falls from here.

However, have in mind that Crowne Plaza is much further away from American Falls than the fallsview hotels further south are from Horseshoe Falls. In general, you don’t get that very close view from American Falls hotels, compared to the perspective from Niagara Falls hotels near Horseshoe Falls.

Aerial view of the waterfalls in Niagara Falls
From left: The American Falls, Bridal Veil Falls and Horseshoe Falls.

2. Sheraton on the Falls

Sheraton on the Falls sits right at Queen Victoria Park, which with eye-popping overlooks and the departure point for boat tours makes up the heart of Niagara’s Canadian fallsview area. Here, embrace Niagara fallsview rooms with state-of-the-art technology, spacious bathrooms and the most comfortable beds.

Sheraton on the Falls is an American Falls hotel, meaning this is a prime location for admiring the American Falls. But just like for Crown Plaza, take into account that American Falls hotels are further away from American Falls than the hotels further south are from Horseshoe Falls.

Visiting with family or feeling lucky? Both Crowne Plaza and Sheraton on the Falls are connected to Fallsview Indoor Waterpark & Resort, a mecca for families, and Casino Niagara, a playground for adults.

Glistening Sheraton on the Falls in Niagara Falls
Sheraton on the Falls at Queen Victoria Park.

3. DoubleTree Fallsview Resort & Spa

Check in at DoubleTree Fallsview Resort & Spa to enjoy top amenities; plunge into one of the two indoor pools, spoil yourself at the spa, soak up some rays on the garden’s sun deck and treat your tastebuds at the on-site Buchanans Steak & Seafood.

What about the view? While some rooms offer appreciated views of the American Falls, keep in mind that DoubleTree Fallsview Resort & Spa is the Niagara Falls fallsview hotel furthest away from the falls.

4. Quality Hotel Fallsview Cascade

Looking for a budget-friendly fallsview hotel? Your hard-earned dollars last longer at the low-key Quality Hotel Fallsview Cascade, conveniently sitting a 5-minute walk from Niagara River. Although the rooms are basic and without glamour, those with partial view of the American Falls add a little bit of sparkle to your stay.

5. Hilton Niagara Falls Fallsview Hotel

Facing both the American and Horseshoe Falls, Hilton Niagara Falls Fallsview Hotel gives you a rare perspective. This Niagara Falls accommodation is a fantastic option if you prefer a mix of American Falls and Horseshoe Falls rather than the closest view of either fall.

Highlights — on top of that stunning vantage point — include three on-site restaurants, one of them the gasp-evoking Watermark Fallsview Dining. For much more entertainment, Hilton Niagara Falls Fallsview Hotel is directly connected to the action-packed Fallsview Casino Resort.

6. Four Points by Sheraton

Similar to the neighboring Hilton Niagara Falls Fallsview Hotel, Four Points by Sheraton puts you in a favorable position for enjoying both the American Falls and Horseshoe Falls. While the proximity to the crashing water isn’t the closest available, having two pounding waterfalls outside your window certainly is a real treat.

Add to that comfy rooms and easy access to other parts of Niagara Falls, such as Queen Victoria Park, Table Rock Visitor Centre and the Hornblower Niagara Cruise. And for gambling adventures, Four Points by Sheraton is just like Hilton Niagara Falls Fallsview Hotel connected to Fallsview Casino.

Wow, that’s some view! The following four hotels — The Oakes Hotel, Embassy Suites, Tower Hotel and Marriott Niagara Falls Hotel Fallsview & Spa — are the four hotels closest to the majestic Horseshoe Falls.

7. The Oakes Hotel

The Oakes Hotel is the northernmost in a small cluster of hotels lining up in the first row for Horseshoe Falls. In a fallsview room at The Oakes Hotel, it feels like the Horseshoe Falls opens its arms for you and gives you a big hug — this view is extremely hard to beat.

If you’re a guest without a sought-after fallsview room, you’re welcome to visit the hotel’s observation level to admire the beauty of the falls. Or, take the nearby located incline railway to the very brink of the Horseshoe Falls.

8. Embassy Suites

With 42 floors rising above Niagara Gorge, Embassy Suites is one of the hotels very closest to Horseshoe Falls. Choose from an appreciated range of spacious rooms; families love the two-room suites, while a whirlpool suite adds extra glamour to any occasion.

When hunger calls, sample the menu at the Keg Steakhouse, serving food and drinks in front of the world wonder of Niagara Falls. If you don’t want to, you never need to leave Embassy Suites during your Niagara Falls stay — you have it all here.

Niagara Falls skyline with Embassy Suites and Tower Hotel
Embassy Suites at Niagara Falls.

9. Tower Hotel

Shaped like no other hotel around, the distinctive Tower Hotel stands out in Niagara Falls’ skyline. Inside this slim structure, embrace the adjacent Niagara Falls through impressive floor-to-ceiling windows taking full advantage of the eye-popping location. 500 feet (152 m) above Niagara Gorge and so near the Horseshoe Falls, you have found a vantage point that makes jaws drop daily.

10. Marriott Niagara Falls Hotel Fallsview & Spa

Intimately experience the Niagara Falls’ beauty at Marriott Niagara Falls Hotel Fallsview & Spa, set in the first row of the hotels with fallsview. Here, you can almost feel the mist of the Horseshoe Falls through your window — you’re that close.

Have dinner at the on-site Morton’s Grille, blending rich views with a classic steakhouse menu. For complete relaxation, book a spa treatment at the accoladed Burning Springs Spa & Thermal Pools

But you don’t really need any of that. The best feature of Marriott Niagara Falls Hotel Fallsview & Spa is the intimate Niagara Falls perspective from its fantastic fallsview rooms.

Recline in your own armchair, maybe with an apt beverage in your hand, and marvel at the thrusting Niagara Falls outside the window. Or, if you have a fallsview room with jacuzzi, take in the one-of-a-kind spectacle from there.

Niagara Falls light show seen through the windows of Marriott Niagara Falls Hotel Fallsview & Spa
Room view from Marriott Niagara Falls Hotel Fallsview & Spa.

11. Radisson Hotel & Suites Fallsview

Radisson Hotel & Suites Fallsview prides itself in offering one of the best accommodations in Niagara Falls. With comfy rooms, friendly hospitality and appreciated facilities, including an inviting swimming pool, it promises a good night’s sleep.

But take into consideration that Radisson Hotel & Suites Fallsview is slightly further away from the falls than some of its neighbors (Oakes Hotel, Embassy Suites, Tower Hotel and Marriott Niagara Falls Hotel Fallsview & Spa are closer). Its view of Horseshoe Falls, though still spectacular, is slightly obstructed by the Marriott Niagara Falls Hotel Fallsview & Spa, which shoots up right across the street.

12. Marriott on the Falls

Furthest south of all the fallsview hotels at Niagara Falls, Marriott on the Falls boasts a unique Niagara Falls perspective. Gaze into the bend of Horseshoe Falls from your own fallsview room; then make your way over to the dining room and continue doing the same thing. The on-site Milestones on the Falls restaurant serves a wide range of tasty international dishes against the powerful backdrop of Niagara Falls.

View of Niagara Falls from Marriott on the Falls
A southernmost view from Marriott on the Falls.

The best Niagara Falls fallsview hotels

Thanks to the hotels offering stunning Niagara Falls views, it’s possible to experience Niagara Falls without even leaving your hotel room. But which is the very best Niagara Falls fallsview hotel?

The hotels closest to Niagara Falls, making up the fallsview crème de la crème, are:

If you pick any of these hotels, you’re guaranteed intimate, unobstructed Niagara Falls fallsview. However, for those who also crave for the best amenities and overall experience, Marriott Niagara Falls Hotel Fallsview & Spa stands out a little bit extra.

Misty fallsview at Marriott Niagara Falls Hotel Fallsview & Spa
Unbeatable, misty fallsview at Marriott Niagara Falls Hotel Fallsview & Spa.

Niagara Falls fallsview hotels FAQ

Which is the best Niagara Falls fallsview hotel?

There’re 12 hotels offering fallsview in Niagara Falls. Among these, Marriott Niagara Falls Hotel Fallsview & Spa stands out a little bit extra for its magnificent, intimate view and top-notch amenities.

Which hotels sit nearest Niagara Falls?

An awe-inspiring quartet of Horseshoe Falls hotels — The Oakes Hotel, Embassy Suites, Tower Hotel and Marriott Niagara Falls Hotel Fallsview & Spa — are the hotels closest to the brink of Niagara Falls.

Which Marriott is better at Niagara Falls?

Marriott Niagara Falls Hotel Fallsview & Spa sits slightly closer to the brink of Niagara Falls than Marriott on the Falls, resulting in a more intimate fallsview. However, you get a gorgeous view from Marriott on the Falls too — both are superb hotels.

Which side is best to view Niagara Falls?

The Canadian side offers the most iconic Niagara Falls views; here you enjoy a breathtaking head-on perspective of Niagara Falls, allowing you to capture those signature panoramas. Additionally, all the fallsview hotels are located in Canada.

Are there no Niagara Falls fallsview hotels in the US?

Although there are several nice hotels to choose from on the US side of Niagara Falls, none of these provides fallsview. This is partly because of the angle of Niagara Falls, which opens up for Canada, and partly as Goat Island, in the state of New York, to a large extent has remained undeveloped. So all fallsview hotels are located in Ontario, Canada, where you can look more directly into Niagara Falls.

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This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. Rachel

    Just came back home after celebrating our anniversary with two nights at the Marriott Niagara Falls Hotel Fallsview & Spa. The view really made it unforgettable and we’re thankful that this post convinced us to book!

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      Olof Arnberg

      Hi Rachel,

      That’s so good to hear. And congratulations!

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