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“needs update,tired old rooms,close enough,poor breakfast,staff good.”

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Howard Johnson Closest to the Falls and Casino
Ranked #37 of 51 Hotels in Niagara Falls
springtexas
1 review
“needs update,tired old rooms,close enough,poor breakfast,staff good.”
Reviewed September 23, 2009

29.99 motel at three times the rate.its location is what you are paying for.everything needs improvement .living in the past for ten years.close to everything,did not need to move the car at all,two day stay.the beds were clean,towels were old and amenities were hardly there.friendly staff and what a wonderful newspaper,the whole two pages.stayed on first floor and i was very happy that the ice was on the second floor,i would have missed that sloooow elevator ride to the machine.next to that great pool.three sisters gift shop next door was great,good prices and very helpful.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 29, 2009

Room definately needed updated and bathroom wasn't the cleanest and smelled like urine. Could hear the helicopter next door constantly. Hallways and elevator were not airconditioned! When we went to the front desk for information about local attractions, there was noone there. There was a man in the lobby but he is there to sell tours only! I was very disappointed with the service from the front desk at this hotel.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled with family
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KC,MO
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Reviewed August 20, 2009

Room seemed clean but bathroom was nasty..........saw dark hairs all over bathtub and walls of shower like it hadn't been cleaned in ages. Housekeeping didn't clean our room while we were there since "we saw do not disturb sign on your door" well yeah, at 7 a.m. I like to sleep and thought you'd clean it later on in the day but they did at least leave clean towels. Doubt they would have cleaned bathroom well anyways since I don't know how you miss all of that nasty hair in the tub! Area was nice and quiet minus occasional noise from helicopter ride place next door and the bed was comfortable. Half of the staff was nice but one guy in particular who worked there was extremely hateful and unwelcoming and said mean comments like "I can't believe you didn't bring a car" when he found out we took the bus from the airport in Buffalo and there were plenty of restaurants in walking distance and "I don't know where you'll have breakfast" when they have free breakfast there. Breakfast was good except they do not have apple juice anywhere and elevator was very tiny (had to wait a few times to get it since full) and always super hot.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled as a couple
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virginia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed July 28, 2009

*Not worth the money at all!
*We had 2 rooms w/2 beds, housekeeping not only did NOT clean the rooms, but only made one bed in one of the rooms and left towels in a trash bag outside the door of the other room.
*They never mentioned they were next to a building that gives helicopter rides.
*the free breakfast was not good and not worth waking up early for
*had 1 tiny elevator (definitely had to wait a few times to use it)
*Just very unhappy w/quality of service from staff & the room -from time of booking to time we left that place. Glad we only stayed for 2 days.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled with family
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Elyria, Ohio
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed July 3, 2009

The staff were all helpful, friendly and informative. The rooms were clean and the location was good. Our only complaints were that the hotel (as for most of the entire city of Niagara Falls New York) was old and needed updated. There was only one elevator which also appeared to need upgraded and there was some molding in the shower.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled with family
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North Jersey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed June 26, 2009

My entire family went to Niagara falls for the first time in august and we chose this hotel. It is not the closest to the falls the Comfort Inn is. This hotel is about 3 blocks from the falls so the walk is not bad at all.

The rooms were ok, just your basic 2 double beds and a bathroom. The hotel is pretty old but every thing was clean. The breakfast room was small, like everyone else said. I brought my tray down from the room and we ate in our room. The pool was very strange,it is inside and it was so cloudy that it looks like there is blue dye in it. There is also a sauna by the pool that was ok too. Way to hot for me.

Its was an ok place to stay but it could use some updating. The Canadian side was much nicer then the US. We went to the Skylon tower and we ate in the revolving dining room. It was quite pricey but the view is worth it.

You spend most of the time at the falls, so its an ok place to sleep and grab a quick breakfast.

  • Stayed August 2008, traveled with family
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Toronto
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed January 2, 2009

Most of the reviewers have already summed up the problems at this hotel. Here are few.

1. Smells funny. (May be because I was on a smoking floor)
2. People were smoking in the corridors. It looked kind of shady.
3. Poor lighting, very old fixtures. Creaky elevator.
4. Found a pair of socks in one drawer and half used Match Box near the bed. Room was spacious but not very clean.

I thought Howard Johnson will be better than motels buit it is among worst of them.

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  • Stayed December 2008, traveled as a couple
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Property: Howard Johnson Closest to the Falls and Casino
Address: 454 Main St, Niagara Falls, NY 14301-1526
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Location: United States > New York > Niagara Falls
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Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #37 of 51 Hotels in Niagara Falls
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Hotel Class:2 star — Howard Johnson Closest to the Falls and Casino 2*
Number of rooms: 80
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome Affordable comfort in the heart of Niagara Falls. Niagara's Howard Johnson - Closest to the Falls and Casino. We are just a short stroll to the Famous Falls, Maid of the Mist, and Cave of the Winds - all one & 1/2 blocks from the hotel! The Seneca Casino is just a three block walk80 spacious rooms, including luxurious jacuzzi rooms, all with free wireless internet access. Whether you crave adventure, sightseeing, gaming, romance, shopping, hiking, or fishing Howard Johnson Hotel can accommodate you. An Eco-friendly property. Hotel Highlights: Free Wireless High Speed Internet Access in all rooms and on site Packages available (click package tab above), King Jacuzzi rooms, Smoking rooms, Indoor heated pool/sauna, In-Room Safes, Free Parking, Helicopter Tours and Sightseeing Tours On-Site, Retro Game Room, Handicapped rooms. ... more   less 
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