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1. Posted by ressu78 (Budding Member, 2 posts) 15 May '06 23:54

Hi,

I´m going to see Niagara falls on early June, but the problem is that hotels are really expensive on that area.

Any tips for me?? (I have a car)

2. Posted by karol4u (Inactive, 5 posts) 17 May '06 06:16

Niagara Falls is not a very big place... You are going to have to pay to stay at any of the decent motels or hotels.. I would recommend though that you stay on the Canadian side of the falls..

[ Edit: Edited at May 17, 2006 6:17 AM by karol4u ]

3. Posted by GregW (Travel Guru, 2634 posts) 17 May '06 07:59

Check out Hotels.com, Expedia.ca, Travelocity.com and Priceline to find cheap hotels - there should be something in the area that gives a deal.

If you are staying in Canada, try looking at Niagara-on-the-lake (about 20-30 minutes away) or St. Catherines (about 30 minutes away) for other areas to stay. Niagara-on-the-lake is a quaint town with a nice, small-town village appeal. St. Catherines is more of a city. Fort Erie might also be an option.

4. Posted by vickim (Full Member, 125 posts) 21 May '06 19:56

Niagara Falls has all sorts of cheap hotels and there are ALWAYS rooms available. There are so many hotels there from the big fancy chains to small independents. You can also get good package deals. Check out www.niagarahospitalityhotels.com or niagarafallshotels.com or if you will be travelling elsewhere in Ontario before going down to Niagara Falls pick up a Toronto Star newspaper, Saturday Edition. There are fantastic deals in the Saturday Travel Section during the summer, and you can book them last minute no problem.

An absolute must for Niagara Falls is the Discount Pass. It includes admission to all the sites as well as use of a People Mover bus system that travels along the gorge to all the sites. As far as I know, you have to book this in advance. http://www.niagaraparks.com/nfgg/discountpass.php or try the offical government travel site www.ontariotravel.net

There are two areas to Niagara Falls: Clifton Hill and Fallsview. The hotels at Fallsview are way more expensive and there isn ot a whole lot up there except for the new casino and the Horseshoe Falls. Clifton Hill is where all the action is (sort of a carnival atmosphere) and the hotels are much cheaper. From Clifton Hill, it is only a short walk to Horseshoe Falls amongst beautiful gardens and walkways, with a view of the American Falls along the way.

If you have a car I would suggest to make a stop at a winery for a free tour before you arrive or head out. Niagara-on-the-Lake is a neat place but it's quite expensive to stay there.

[ Edit: Edited at May 21, 2006 7:58 PM by vickim ]

5. Posted by ressu78 (Budding Member, 2 posts) 22 May '06 01:12

Thanks! Problem solved.. =D