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Sands Motel
Ranked #43 of 50 Hotels in Niagara Falls
philly
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A Horrible experience”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2009

The room was badly infested with bed bugs. I could feel them crawl all over me. I called the owner and vacated the room immediately. Luckily the other room was in a better shape. The continental breakfast included mini powdered donuts, mini muffins and coffee!!!. The swimming pool was a just for namesake. I am sure it was made just to get better star ratings.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled with family
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Wigan, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2009

The motel looked ok from the outside, however extremely noisy airconditioning unit and small room. Quite a lot of flies, subsequently we sprayed ourselves witht he fly repeller in order not to get eaten alive while asleep!
In the morning no hot water and shower did not work at all. Advised reception and thye just said 'Oh we'll have someone check it out at some point'
Glad we were only staying the night.
Also Pool is right on the road witht eh motel horse shoe shaped round it. At night this did attract some kids although they didn't actually go in the pool as it had at this point been locked up.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2008

The building was very old and the insulation was poor. One could see light through the cracks at the door, and the bathroom window was too broken to be closed. The weather was pleasant for us but we cannot imagine staying there in winter time. It was a bit noisy in the early morning hours partly because of all the cracks open to outside.

The owner(s) were very friendly and the pool was good. We tried the trolley to the park but found it inconvenient. It took 35-40 min (~10 min by car), was always late, and runs only once every hour. We learned later that parking near the Niagara Falls Discovery Center was free so we could park there then take the scenic trolley around the park.

  • Stayed August 2008
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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WA
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2008

Pro: Room were clean

Cons: In the website said there's free complimentary breakfast but when I stayed there no breakfast served not even coffe and when I asked they said no breakfast in the winter , for a rush traveler that doesn't have much time to stop by for a breakfast it's a bit dissapointing

  • Stayed December 2007
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank roadtripperWa
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Columbus, Oh
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2007

I booked this hotel for a single night stay on our trip back from Niagara Falls, ON as we wanted to spend an evening on the American side of the falls. The motel is old but it is well maintained. We paid $59 for a double bed room. Though the room was small, it was clean. The room came with a mini-fridge and a microwave. Bathroom was small without a bathtub, it had a shower booth instead.

The hotel has free passes for the Tourist Trolley that will take you to the falls and back if you dont want to drive. The bus runs once every hour and it is seasonal. They had complimentary breakfast - not the continental kind but just muffins and cupcake types and coffee.

It is good for travellers who just need the hotel for a good night's sleep.

  • Stayed October 2007
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2006

I slept here this October.
A good thing about this hotel is that rooms are clean-- Janitors did good jobs. The owner at the front desk seems nice and helpful.

But several things should be attended to.

First, rooms are too small. Especially bathroom; it doesn't have any bath tub, and instead a shower booth; the bathroom is so small that I barely and uncomfortably did my job on the toilet seat and almost hit the wall with my head.

Second, when you reserve this motel room via some internet websites, you gonna pay about 50 bucks for double room. But if you try to check in this motel at the office front desk, then you should pay about 80 bucks for the same double room. So keep in mind this big difference in price.

Third, rooms are too cold here. it was 40 degree this October night and windy outside. The built-in radiator is just faintly close to "just below warm" ( you cannot control the built-in radiator individually). And the door sealing is so ugly bad that all the cold chilly air blows directly into the room inside.

  • Stayed October 2006, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 2, 2006

Smaller, older motel but room was ok. Front desk people were helpful. Room was clean but shower head lacked pressure. Bed was a bit stiff but the price was right.

  • Stayed November 2005, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Sands Motel
Address: 9393 Niagara Falls Blvd, At Main Street, Niagara Falls, NY 14304-4906
Location: United States > New York > Niagara Falls
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #43 of 50 Hotels in Niagara Falls
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Sands Motel 1.5*
Number of rooms: 5
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