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“Great location, clean rooms but outdated”

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Howard Johnson Hotel by the Falls Niagara Falls
Ranked #18 of 128 Hotels in Niagara Falls
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Reviewed August 18, 2013

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 18, 2013

The service was excellent, the staff was friendly and helpful. The room was spacious, very clean and it had a amazing view from the balcony right onto everything on Clifton Hill. The location was great within walking distance to almost everything In Niagara Falls for travellers and close to many restaurants. The pool was very clean and well maintained that was in the hotel and it was nice to have as an option during down times. The cleaning staff were friendly and always did an amazing job each day by cleaning up and refreshing the towels. What we liked best about the hotel was the location and the over all cleanliness of the hotel it self. It could use a little up dating but it was an excellent choice and we would definitely stay there again. The one thing that I disliked was that there wasn't guaranteed parking since it was a shared parking lot with Deny's so if you left during the day or at a busy time you may not get a spot back again. If you are a light sleeper it is a little noisy considering it is on main street but for us we didn't mind that.

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HJ Manager, General Manager at Howard Johnson Hotel by the Falls Niagara Falls, responded to this reviewResponded August 19, 2013

Thank you for all the kind compliments. It is always nice to hear that our guests have had a pleasant stay. The rooms on the front face can be a bit noisier but if you are looking for quieter we do have other room types taht do not face the main street. We do guarantee parking for our guests at all times. Thank you for making Howard Johnson your choice while in the Falls.

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Reviewed August 18, 2013

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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HJ Manager, General Manager at Howard Johnson Hotel by the Falls Niagara Falls, responded to this reviewResponded August 19, 2013

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Reviewed August 17, 2013

Thanks to everyone at this hotel, from the front desk to the cleaning staff. They helped out my nephew as he was quite ill. Provided us with directions to the hospital and called taxi's when needed. A special thanks to Raul at the front desk, without his help there would have been one sick little boy. Thanks again. We will most certainly return to this location.

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HJ Manager, General Manager at Howard Johnson Hotel by the Falls Niagara Falls, responded to this reviewResponded August 18, 2013

It is fantastic to hear that the staff was of such a benefit and that your little boy is OK. Thank you for choosing Howard Johnson and we hope to see you back again soon when everyone is feeling better.

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Reviewed August 17, 2013

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HJ Manager, General Manager at Howard Johnson Hotel by the Falls Niagara Falls, responded to this reviewResponded August 18, 2013

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Reviewed August 16, 2013

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 16, 2013

We just checked out and while our stay was fine I wouldn't go back just based on the Managers refusal to work with us on purchasing a package that we found out too late was available. We stayed two nights and he could have easily sold us the package for the second night but he already had our money so he didn't really care. It wasn't a huge deal for us since we went and bought the package elsewhere but on principle I wouldn't stay again.

Take note that there are no prices on the Denny's menu- there is a reason for that. The price is outrageous.

My kids enjoyed the pool but I advise not using the hot tub unless you enjoy UTI's. I can't fault them too much on this since most hotel hot tubs are chemical soup.

The room was a little worn but not dirty and was more than sufficient for sleeping. Location to Clifton Hills was awesome and having a Wego stop outside the door was very convienent.

Overall our stay was fine and we had a lovely time. Clearly the hotel gets enough business that they don't need to work at keeping customers happy so they are willing to return.

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HJ Manager, General Manager at Howard Johnson Hotel by the Falls Niagara Falls, responded to this reviewResponded August 18, 2013

Thank you for your perspective on our packages and on your stay. Please understand that the packages are discounted deals placed through the property specific. If a reservation is placed through a third party vendor the packages are not available and the hotel cannot double discount. We do try to work with the guest where possible. The pools are maintained to the ministry of health standards and are checked on a regular basis daily. We are pleased to hear that you had a lovely time overall and do hope that you would consider returning, should you be interested in the packages they are available online on the hotel website. Thank you for choosing Howard Johnson Hotel as your place to stay in the Falls.

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Additional Information about Howard Johnson Hotel by the Falls Niagara Falls

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: $55 - $205 (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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