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“Good but do not expect the exceptional.” 3 of 5 stars
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Oakes Hotel Overlooking the Falls
Ranked #33 of 135 Hotels in Niagara Falls
Toronto, Canada
1 review
“Good but do not expect the exceptional.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

I booked 2 rooms for 2 nights for $199 each through TeamBuy.
I upgraded one of the rooms for a higher floor but only got 2 floors higher for $30/day more.
Checking in was fairly quick, and they made reservations for us at Remington's right away.
The room we had on the 8th floor was close to the elevators and you could hear all the noises from the hallway. You could also hear the toilet flushing in other rooms as well. The view was amazing though. The room size was as expected with 2 queen beds.
The 14th floor observation lounge is in fact sofas placed along the hallway in little nooks overlooking the falls. Parking is outdoor and we returned to the hotel around 9:30-10pm both nights and the parking lot was full, so we had to park on the ramp leading to the parking lot. Applebee's is not really connected to the hotel, you still have to walk outside.
Everything else was as described on the teambuy.
The hotel is a little bit run-down, but did get clean towels and new toiletries after the first night. TV does not offer many channels and image quality was bad but we did not go for the hotel or the tv. The hotel is not that close to Clifton Hill, the main tourist area, but it is very close to the falls. We did not walk down to the falls, but it did seem very close.
Overall, I would say it is not a bad hotel, just a litte bit worn out.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

We stayed here over the Xmas period and had a 2 bedroom premium view suite. The best thing about the hotel is the view, Its amazing. The rooms could do with some remodelling. The TV was an old style with a huge back (No LCD TV’s here). The staff was very friendly even though they originally gave us the wrong room but changed it straight away with no problems. There is a nice pool with a view of the car park. Also beware of the car park as it can get very icy and our windows were frozen with 1 inch of solid ice. The Applebee’s next door is really nice but a little pricey although we did expect that as its Niagara Falls. The Jacuzzi worked well in our room but should have overlooked the falls. All in all was an ok hotel and would go back

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Kitchener, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

We purchased a Vaunt package for about $129.00 that included a night at the Oakes, breakfast at Appleby's and dinner at Remingtons. There were many young families in the hotel and I think this is a good deal for younger families or couples. There is nothing really negative about the hotel it's just obviously very busy and well worn as are a number of places in the Falls due to the huge number of tourists. There are no microwaves or fridges in the rooms and the TV offers one of the most limited cable packages with only a couple specialty channels. Rooms are ok, beds comfortable and parking is an extra $15.00 per night. Service is good and you're close to all amenities. The rest of the package is what makes it worthwhile especially dinner at Remingtons which is off the hook!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Kitchener, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

Used shampoo bottles, tv did not work well, lack of amenities, and the shuttle that was advertised was only for the purposes of taking you to the restaurant, not the falls itself.

There was a fight in the room on our floor and no staff came to see what was happening.
The view was sketchy at best....please save yourself the heartache.

To add insult to injury because I booked through hotels.com, they claimed to be unable to help with the booking, since we had booked online....

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012 via mobile

Booked direct with hotel using voucher from Travelzoo. Awesome deal! $139 for a Friday night stay. Included fabulous dinner at Remington's, breakfast at Applebee's,and $50 Seneca Casino credit. We upgraded for $30, and got a beautiful two room suite with jacuzzi tub. Our 19th corner suite gave us a perfect view of the fireworks at 9 pm.
We have stayed at most of the surrounding hotels, but this is by far the best!

Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2012

We took my in laws on this one night get away to the falls.. the rooms overlook the falls and on the 14th floor there is additional areas for taking photos.
One of the rooms was handicapped accessible and had the wheel in shower, bars to assist with getting up and down in the washroom and only 1 bed so the electric chair had room to maneuver.This room was very nice and up to date.
Our 2nd room was a regular room and it felt as if you walked right into the washroom when you came in the door. The room itself was average, but the falls view is spectacular and that is what is important.
Neither room had a mini fridge:(
The shuttles are not accessible, but we had no trouble finding our way around and the staff was very helpful.
We will return later this week in regular rooms and may be able to add more to this review.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

The hotel itself was very affordable considering the view and the size of the rooms.
However, the staff do not offer information unless you ask. I was only given a map of the area upon asking how to move around and was then informed there was a WE GO bus, which never stopped for us thrice, by the way. Useless service and we were standing at the stop but the driver just drove past so we walked to the attractions.

There are pamphlets next to the arcade and some offer you discounts off the attractions. Once again, we weren't informed of this and only discovered it after going for the attractions.

The only disappointment was we showered in cold water and thought the heater was spoilt. Upon asking, the front desk informed some part was being changed in the morning but the water was hot again. There was no prior information to avoid this period of using the shower and it was around 8am in the morning, so alot of people would probably have been up and getting ready. Besides that hiccup of the heater and the hesitant information, people were approachable and hotel was comfortable and beautiful from the Fallsview room

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Shelby789
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Property: Oakes Hotel Overlooking the Falls
Address: 6546 Fallsview Blvd, Niagara Falls, Ontario L2G 3W2, Canada
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Location: Canada > Ontario > Niagara Falls
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #33 of 135 Hotels in Niagara Falls
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Oakes Hotel Overlooking the Falls 3.5*
Number of rooms: 200
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The All New Oakes Hotel Overlooking the Falls in Niagara Falls Canada is the ONLY boutique style Fallsview hotel in Niagara Falls. The view from its Fallsview hotel rooms is second to none, as it towers over the mighty Niagara Falls. If you're looking for shopping, dining, nightlife or entertainment, the location of The Oakes Hotel is perfect for you. Located in the heart of the Fallsview tourist district, right next door to Canada's largest casino - the Fallsview Casino Resort, the hotel is within walking distance to almost anything! How close is The Oakes Hotel to the brink of Niagara Falls? Just a quick ride down the incline railway (located right in front of the hotel), and you're there in 5 minutes. The Oakes Hotel is always the best value, and the Gourmet Getaway couple's package is the perfect Niagara Falls hotel package deal for couple's looking for some time away. ... more   less 
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