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Howard Johnson Hotel by the Falls Niagara Falls
Ranked #20 of 128 Hotels in Niagara Falls
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Reviewed February 20, 2012

My 11 year old son and I decided to get away for a night. We stayed in this hotel a few years ago, and decided to again.
Location was good. Close to Clifton Hill, and many Restaurants, (Denny, Montanas, TGiF, The Keg, Wild Wings and MANY MORE)
Check in was good, and not long of a wait. 5 to 10 mins tops.
We arrived in the room, and it was ok. We were in the King/Jacuzzi/Fireplace room. The room was clean. Overall cleanliness of room was a 9/10. It wasnt overly fancy, but was ok.
We would stay at this hotel again.
The price was right too. Good deal.

The only negative, was the WIFI. It didnt work all night. I asked about it at the front desk, and I was told they were maybe having trouble. They werent to helpful with this.
I called the fron desk later in the night, and the person that answered wasnt the nicest. I told him that we liked the room but we needed WiFi and picked this hotel cause they had free WiFi. He told me, ALL hotels have WiFi, in a rude way. NOT COOL.

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled with family
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HJ Manager, General Manager at Howard Johnson Hotel by the Falls Niagara Falls, responded to this reviewResponded February 22, 2012

We appreciate the information and your point of view. We are always happy to hear that our guests are lookig to return. I am sorry that you had an issue with the complimentary WIFI and that the response from the staff was not positive, this will be addressed with the department manager. We value our guests perspective and hope that you will continue your patronage of Howard Johnson. Thank you for your comments.

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Reviewed February 7, 2012

My wife and I were given a weekend away for Christmas for Jan 13 and 14. Due to weather concerns we didn't get to go on the 13th but did make it early on the 14th. From the moment we got there we had a great time albeit a very cold one.
The staff was very friendly and helpful. The room was clean and comfortable. The Denny's in both convenient and the food good and the staff friendly. As people have stated previously, you can pretty much walk to anything but we opted for the shuttle bus.
All in all a very nice weekend. We are planning to do a family trip this Summer and we will be staying at this hotel for sure.
Thank you for a great time.

  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled as a couple
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HJ Manager, General Manager at Howard Johnson Hotel by the Falls Niagara Falls, responded to this reviewResponded February 8, 2012

We are happy to hear that your experience at our Hotel was so positive. Thank you for the comments and the praise. I will gladly pass on your praise to the staff, we do try to make the guest stay a memorable experience. We look forward to having you stay with us when the warmer weather is here in the summer. Thank you for your patronage of Howard Johnson Hotel by the Falls.

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Reviewed February 1, 2012

We stayed here one night the room was very clean the price was very good, one of the cleanest bathrooms I have seen in a hotel, and liked having the food court in the lobby and the Dennys next door.The location is excellent for our visits and located close to the attractions we like to frequent,

Im not sure how parking would be in the Busy season as they share a parking lot with Dennys and when we went there wasnt much parking spaces available but we did find a spot.
The pool hours are good, and the Wifi was great. Being very close to the tourist area of Clifton Hill and Victoria Ave the rooms were quiet in the night time.Beds and pillows really comfortable.

Our main reason to be there was to check out the pet friendly policy and we have a dog that is 17 inches tall ,well trained and quiet. She is crate trained and used to travelling, we didnt have her with us but was hoping to stay in The Howard Johnson the next stay as we stay in the falls 2-3 times during the off season, Unfortunatley our Shetland Sheep dog is over the 25pound weight restriction so we will not be staying at this hotel again.It is unfortunate as we really liked this hotel but need to find a pet friendly place that takes medium sized dogs.

I was surprised that the manager takes time to read and reply to most of the posting on here most establishments dont

  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled as a couple
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HJ Manager, General Manager at Howard Johnson Hotel by the Falls Niagara Falls, responded to this reviewResponded February 2, 2012

Thank you for your praise of our property. We are always happy to hear when we have happy guests enjoying their stay. I am sorry that we would be unable to accomodate you family pet as it does not meet with Hotel pet policy. The policy is set to acommodate all guests and some are not comfortable with larger dogs no matter how docile the breed. We appreciate your comments and thank you for your patronage.

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Reviewed January 12, 2012

No view of the falls but hotel is within walking distance of popular clifton hill and the falls themselves. clean rooms but had a problem with the shower so we had to change the room. Getting a suite is the way to go, with a hot tub and extra large bed. Friendly service. Nice place to hit up if you're on a budget.

  • Stayed: January 2012
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HJ Manager, General Manager at Howard Johnson Hotel by the Falls Niagara Falls, responded to this reviewResponded January 22, 2012

Thank you for your patronage of Howard Johnson Hotel by the Falls. We are happy to hear that our services met with your approval and that you enjoyed your stay. We hope to see you back again on your next journey to the Falls.

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Reviewed January 4, 2012

A group of friends stayed here for NYE for one night. We booked the family suite, which had 3 beds. We picked this hotel mainly because it was the most affordable, considering it is for NYE, all the hotel rates go up exponentially! This was reasonably priced as we booked almost 2 months early.

Location: AMAZING! Everything is walkable. In the lobby there is a KFC Express, Pizza Hut and nextdoor is a Dennys. All the restaurants are along Victoria Ave so we had no trouble finding a place for food. You can walk Clifton Hill, where all the fun arcades, museums, and clubs are. The casino is also very closeby. Walk south along Lundy's Lane, and you will be at the falls. Seriously, everything is within walking distance.

Hotel: This is an older hotel, but recently renovated. The most important thing to me was the bathroom. It was clean and spacious. The beds were passable, I didn't expect the finest bedsheets, and it was good for a night stay.

Service: From the first contact I had with the staff, which was a call to confirm my room, to check in, to check out. The service was great. The staff were very friendly, and you can imagine on NYE, it was busy. Everything was done quickly and efficiently. I was impressed.

  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled with friends
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HJ Manager, General Manager at Howard Johnson Hotel by the Falls Niagara Falls, responded to this reviewResponded January 5, 2012

Thank you for the high praises. We are happy to hear that we could provide you with such a memorable experience and an enjoyable NYE. We wish you all the best in 2012 and hope to see you again on your next trip to Niagara.

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Reviewed January 1, 2012

The stay at the HoJo was okay. I like the fact they are pet friendly. The heart shaped bath tub room needs to be upgraded. The wallpaper is peeling off, the furniture is in rough shape, and the room overall needs refreshing. That said, the pool and sauna are very enjoyable. The way they set up the room is great. You can see the T.V pretty much wherever you are in the room, which is a nice feature. The television itself is small and they need to really buy updated t.v.'s. The room could be better cleaned. But I think it just does not feel clean as it is outdated. They should deliver the complimentary paper to your room, instead of having to go to the front desk to pick it up. That is inconvenient. I required dental floss as I ran out. They have a sign in the room that states they carry pretty much anything you require, they did not have this. It would be nice if they had almost anything at the main desk one would require. There is no great view looking out of your window. The nice view is looking at the Skylon Tower. I did like that the toilet and shower are separate from the heart shaped bath tub. The King size bed is a great size, and hard surface which feels great on the back. If you do stay here ask for a back room on the top floor. Not facing ANY entrance ways. As people stand at the entrance ways at all hours of the night to have their smoke and talk. At 3am in the morning if you are woken up by that, it is not pleasant. The window's do not open, which would be a nice thing if they did to get some outside air in the room. Another nice feature are the lights. They have a nice dim, or high if you want. Overall, I don't think I would stay here again as there are much better places to stay for around the same price in Niagara Falls, Ontario. The Hilton is new, and by the Falls, it may be a bit more, but it is worth it for location., view, and new features. I am glad I stayed here however, because variety is the spice of life! & I did enjoy relaxing in the heart shaped bath tub (whirlpool). My dog seemed to enjoy her moments as well ;) All the best to everyone! Happy Year To You All.

Room Tip: If you do stay here, ask for the top floor back rooms, away from any entrance point. You don't w...
  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled as a couple
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HJ Manager, General Manager at Howard Johnson Hotel by the Falls Niagara Falls, responded to this reviewResponded January 2, 2012

Thank you for your indepth appraisal of the Hotel. We do appreciate hearing from our guests as to the pros and cons and how we may improve our service. Thank you for choosing Howard Johnson for your accomodation needs. We hope we can be of service to you in the future.

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Reviewed December 30, 2011

The hotel is clean and the pool is okay. The rooms are in need of a little upgrade - it is a little outdated. The staff were very friendly and we were able to get a early check in. Adjacent restaurants are very expensive.

  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled with family
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HJ Manager, General Manager at Howard Johnson Hotel by the Falls Niagara Falls, responded to this reviewResponded January 1, 2012

Thank you for providing us with your insights regarding your stay. Our guests perspective assists us in improving our services. You should be aware that the Hotel did undergo major renovations to most of its rooms just over a year ago. Thank you for your choosing to stay with Howard Johnson and we hope to be of service to you in the future.

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Address: 5905 Victoria Avenue, Niagara Falls, Ontario L2G 3L8, Canada
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Location: Canada > Ontario > Niagara Falls
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Green Hotel in Niagara Falls
#22 Romantic Hotel in Niagara Falls
Price Range: $61 - $202 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Howard Johnson Hotel by the Falls Niagara Falls 2.5*
Number of rooms: 198
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located just one short block to the Top 10 best Clifton Hill Attractions and the mighty water Falls itself and just steps away from the Great Canadian Midway. The Howard Johnson Hotel by the Falls is superbly located in the center of the Niagara Falls/Clifton Hill tourist district offering you an incredible selection of restaurants and shopping adventures. The Niagara Falls Howard Johnson Hotel By The Falls is a 3 Key-Green Certified family-oriented full-service hotel that offers you wonderful Niagara Falls Hotel Accommodations consisting of 198 newly renovated spacious guest rooms including Family Suites, Whirlpool Guest Rooms and Traditional 2-Queen Bedded Guest Rooms, as well as our Balcony Rooms overlooking all the action below along the Clifton Hill District. ... more   less 
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