Last Updated on March 30, 2024 by Katrina

Photo credit: Niagara Falls Marriott Fallsview Hotel & Spa

You can see the iconic Niagara Falls from either side of the US/Canada border, but staying on the Ontario side tends to give you more of a front row seat. Not only are there better views of both the American and Canadian falls, but also more places to stay. You’ll find plenty of reliable brand-name options on the Ontario side of the falls—as well as some tourist-trap-style ambience—but here are the best hotels in Niagara Falls that offer both quality and good views.

Niagara Falls Marriott Fallsview Hotel & Spa (6740 Fallsview Blvd.; 905-357-7300) Falls View

Want a dramatic view of the falls from your hotel? You can’t go wrong with this 432-room Marriott with “guaranteed views of the Falls … gob-smacking, as it stands on the very brink of the tumbling torrents,” says Timeout. Some Google reviewers didn’t like a few logistical issues, like the fact that parking is offsite. “Parking is a bit of a challenge,” says one traveler, “though we did not have to wait long for to get our car with the valet service. This is also waking distance from the falls (although the fastest route requires you to pay for the inclined railway). All in all, a great hotel with a wonderful view.”   >> Book this hotel for less

Sterling Inn & Spa (5195 Magdalen St.; 289-292-0000) Falls View

Set in a former dairy creamery from 1929—note the giant milk bottle at the entrance—this boutique hotel offers charm, creature comforts, and easy access to the falls. “Each standard room is equipped with a fireplace, king-size bed and a two-person Jacuzzi,” says Condé Nast Traveler, “and the hotel is ideally located just off Clifton Hill, with the Falls and surrounding attractions all within easy walking distance.” Tripadvisor users rave about the on-site restaurant AG and love the low-key ambience. “The hotel is very close to the Falls, yet it is situated on a quiet street. We enjoyed leaving the car at the hotel ($17 parking fee) and just walking everywhere.”   >> Book this hotel for less

Sheraton Fallsview Hotel (5875 Falls Ave.; 905-374-4445) Falls View

You’ll stay at this 22-story hotel for its great views outward, but Timeout notes that the interior view is not always so grand: “If we’re being honest, we think that the four-star Sheraton is a teensy bit of an eyesore…but it offers not only access to many of Niagara’s best-known attractions, but spectacular Falls views from hundreds of guestrooms.” Google reviewers mostly agreed, though faulted the hotel on noise and a few other basic features. “The wait for elevators were ridiculously long,” says one user. “Overall location and room were amazing—just don’t eat the breakfast.”   >> Book this hotel for less

Hilton Niagara Falls Fallsview Hotel & Suites (6361 Fallsview Blvd.; 905-354-7887) Falls View

This 1,100-room hotel not only overlooks the Falls but is connected to Fallsview Casino’s Entertainment Centre and Galleria Shops & Dining. “Nice amenities on site; restaurant, pool. Clean rooms,” writes one Tripadvisor user. “Only issue is $55 for parking. Can park across the street at casino for $30 and there is a covered walkway to the hotel.” Some users pointed out that the lobby and the room have different vibes. “Great view from the upper floor rooms to both falls,” says one Google reviewer. “The Hilton hotel has a really nice Lobby check-in area, and in-house Starbucks. But the rooms are old and need to be renovated.”   >> Book this hotel for less

Crowne Plaza Niagara Falls–Fallsview (5685 Falls Ave.; 905-374-4447) Falls View

For a mainstream-brand hotel with an attached water park, this 230-room Crowne Plaza also has a lot of history. “This historic four-star hotel has hosted both screen royalty (Marilyn Monroe stayed in room 801) and the British Royal family,” says Timeout. “True, some of its glamour has been sacrificed to the water park and casino, but it still boasts its original 1929 lobby and panoramic views of all three of Niagara’s cataracts.” Not all Tripadvisor users are charmed by the rooms. “The room is very small and outdated,” writes one reviewer. “Also, there’s no fridge in the room which I found odd. Overall, the room brought it down for us but we would return simply for the location.”   >> Book this hotel for less