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Oakes Hotel Overlooking the Falls
Ranked #35 of 129 Hotels in Niagara Falls
Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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“Great location, great deal, average hotel”
Reviewed April 24, 2013

We got a great deal here with some friends - it seemed expensive initially but when we found out what was thrown in, we were very impressed - a huge suit overlooking the falls, dinner (3 courses and it was very good), breakfast (again very good), $50 to spend at the casino, and vouchers for 4 wineries! Awesome value!
The view of the falls was great - even in the dull winter months.
The room itself was dated but very clean and very spacious! The staff were polite and helpful.
Would we stay here again - yes if we got the same deal; if we were just paying for the room - probably not - we'd give somewhere else a go.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
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White House,TN
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Reviewed April 23, 2013 via mobile

The falls view is nice but I really wanted more as far as hearing the water but that's just me. The hotel is dated. The hotel room was somewhat clean but the common areas were dirty such as windows. I only stayed one night so it did not bother us too much. I would have stayed nicer if we stayed for more than one night. The lobby is small and the bathroom is small. Tv is old like everything else at the place. If you want an affordable falls view room for one or two nights then stay here. If you are staying longer please stay elsewhere.

Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed April 23, 2013

Location location - this hotel has rooms directly overlooking the falls and that is the best part of the hotel, the view. The carpets in the hallway are worn, the bedspreads look like they're from the 70's, we had a broken window in our room. The whole room was fairly shabby & basic overall. Great view though and the staff was perfectly polite. We had a free shuttle to the restaurant as part of a dinner & overnight package we purchased. Also included was an excellent full breakfast at the restaurant next door. So stay there, but just know you are paying for the view only.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Woodstock, Ontario, Canada
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Reviewed April 22, 2013

We just came back from an overnight special we purchased at the Oakes Hotel. We purchased a special from TravelZoo, the special was for $115, and included the room, 4 winery tastings, a chocolate factory tour, $50 to spend at Seneca Casino in the States, dinner at Remington's Steak House and breakfast at Appleby's. By the time we upgraded our room to a King ($30), paid for parking and taxes at the hotel ($45) and had a drink with dinner and tip ($25) we spent another $100.00. All and all still not too bad $200 for a night in Niagara Falls with dinner and a hot breakfast. If you are thinking of doing this deal let me break it down for you a bit;

The Oakes Hotel - the room was nice, not five start by any means, the lobby and halls are a little warn, the room was upgraded recently (last 5 years) and was very large and very clean, the view of the falls was amazing and you would pay double or more at any of the other near by hotels for that view. A nice over night stay for a decent price. Really didn't like that we had to pay to park in their parking lot, that is not valet, there is no free parking. It is located right beside the Fallsview Casino. The staff was not helpful at all, I am sure 3/4 of the guest were on some sort of deal and the staff seemed annoyed by this.

The wine tasting - The hotel did not supply any directions or information on the winery's (or anything else) thankfully I had done my homework. It was advertised as Tour and tasting it was just tastings, which was fine. You got 2 or 3 tastings at each winery by the end you needed a DD, this was fun but nothing special, by having the tasting coupons you saved about $7.00/ person at each winery.

Dinner at Remington's Steak House - you needed a reservation for this which they did not tell us when we booked. We were able to get into a 7:00 pm seating. The best part of the dinner was the shuttle back and forth to the hotel. The restaurant was very crowded not fine dining at all everyone in there had a voucher and they were cranking the food out. However the staff was very friendly we even had a singing bartender. If you like a good steak, don't order it here, I would recommend the chicken or prime rib. This was almost a fast food steak house, our bill said it was a $30 meal, I would have been very upset if I spent $30 on that meal. But for a meal included with a night stay it was fine.

Breakfast at Appleby's - this was good, a good variety lots of food, it's breakfast hard to get it wrong.

We did not do the Seneca Casino, (we forgot our passports) or the Chocolate Tour, this had to be booked, again the staff did not tell us that.

Overall - A nice cheap (for Niagara Falls) get away. Don't go thinking you are getting a great hotel and meal for a cheap price, you are getting an okay hotel and meal for an okay price. Would I do it again - probably not, Do I regret doing it - no, we enjoy ourselves.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Uxbridge, Ontario, Canada
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Reviewed April 21, 2013

We had a wagjag voucher to stay here and I would say we got about what we paid for. The rooms were fine, the hotel was fine. They arrived to clean our room by 9am on Saturday morning which was too early in my opinion. We had bad weather and wanted to just stay in the room but all tv is pay per view - thank goodness for free wifi and Netflix (on our own tablet).

Room Tip: The higher rooms would give you a better view of the falls.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Saint Thomas, Canada
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Reviewed April 21, 2013

we stayed at the Oakes hotel on April 20,2013. Beautiful room at the start of our trip. Gorgeous view of the falls. The longer we stayed. the worse it got. Suppose to be 2 queen beds. Instead got a king bed and a pull-out couch. We were fine with that. Our son likes to sleep on a pull-out. And that was extemely uncomfortable. Could feel the springs through the matress.Ouch!!!
The bed didn't have a fitted sheet on it. Just a flat sheet tucked into the matress. So that obviously came out. Only 2 pillows. Had to get more pillows sent up to the room. So thin you could see through them. TV in main room broken. The colour was really bad. Definetly needs an update there. Shower was nice except when I was showering the pipes were making weird noises. Overall very disappointed. Won't stay here again. Also for a hotel that size there wasn't nearly enough parking. Really hard to find a spot. Only thing we really enjoyed was the jacuzzi tub. But it did take about an hour to fill. Very low water pressure.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Springfield, IL
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Reviewed April 18, 2013

At the last minute, we decided to make a side trip on our way home to see Niagara Falls. The weather wasn't good though, so we decided to get a hotel room overlooking the Falls. I looked at reviews of hotels on my phone which brought us to this hotel. We splurged and chose a king jacuzzi room with a view of the Falls. It was beautiful! The room was larger than we expected. It had a sitting area when we first walked into the room with a sofa bed & TV. The bathroom was also quite large with a 2 person jacuzzi tub, separate shower and double sinks. The bedroom area was also quite large with another TV, desk, comfy chair and a very comfortable king bed. The best feature was the very large picture window overlooking the Falls. We were on the 12th floor. The hotel had a connected Applebee's Restaurant. We showed our room key and received a 10% discount off of our meal. We would absolutely stay here again!

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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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 #35 of 129 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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