by Amanda Geronikos
Clifton Victoria Inn at the Falls used to be a Hampton Inn, and still features many of the perks of that hotel: complimentary breakfast, a swimming pool and free Wi-Fi. Converted to an independent hotel in 2010, the hotel also offers free parking, larger-than-average rooms (including Family Suites) and a location on Clifton Hill — steps from restaurants and attractions, and a five-minute drive to Niagara Falls. It’s also located near Fallsview Indoor Waterpark, and the hotel regularly offers packages that combine overnight accommodations with admission to the popular park.
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- Family suites
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The hotel's rooms are surprisingly spacious and include Family Suites -- a nice perk for large groups. Many include mini-fridges and coffeemakers, and all bathrooms offer shower and tub combinations -- another convenience for families with little ones. Standard amenities include free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs (with pay-per-view movies), hairdryers, irons and ironing boards. Rollaway beds can be requested for $20 per night, and cribs are free of charge.
Traditional Guest Two Queen
These rooms provide two queen beds, and can sleep up to five people with the use of a rollaway bed or crib. They have coffeemakers.
Two Bedroom Family Suite
These suites sleep four to five guests. They have two separate bedrooms, each with a queen bed. They also provide mini-fridges and views of the atrium.
This room is best suited for adults, though it can sleep a maximum of three guests. It has a coffeemaker.
The rooms and hallways are showing their age. The breakfast area is very crowded. The tables are so close that it is impossible to walk between or move a chair to sit around a table. The food selection is getting poorer, and, the foam plates and plastic cutlery is poor quality. We have stayed here since it was a very good Hampton Inn. This time we checked early.
Loved the Jr.Suite. The room was very nice . Loved the mini refrigerator. It was nice to find a hotel with free packing. Also enjoy having the free newspaper to read with my morning coffee.
The only complaint was, there needs to be a listing of the channels on the tv in room .
The hotel offers a small, indoor pool. It's located in the hotel's atrium, and is hidden by an enclosed wall. It reaches about 5 feet in depth; lifeguards do not man the pool. There's also a Whirlpool.
The hotel is located near Clifton Hill, where you'll find Ripley's Believe It Or Not, Guinness World of Records and Movieland Wax Museum Niagara Falls, plus several arcades. It's also located near Fallsview Indoor Waterpark, and guests can take advantage of overnight packages that combine accommodations and admission.
The hotel provides complimentary breakfast. It typically begins at 6:30 a.m. and runs until 10 or 10:30 a.m., but hotel staff members are happy to open the buffet early or extend hours as needed. Breakfast includes hot items, such as make-your-own waffles and eggs, as well as cold foods like fresh fruit and cereal. Coffee, tea and juice are provided.
It's easy to get to nearby restaurants on and around Clifton Hill, such as Tim Hortons, Mamma Mia's, Niagara Brewing Company and Rainforest CafÃ©.
Planning & Tips
All About the Extras
Free Wi-Fi is provided throughout the property.
The hotel offers several packages year-round, including a Waterpark Dining Package that combines passes to Fallsview Indoor Waterpark, complimentary breakfast, and dinner at the Fallsview Grand Buffet at Sheraton on the Falls.
Parking is available in a lot behind the hotel, free of charge. Guests must use the parking tags they're provided with upon arrival.
Check-in is at 3 p.m. and check-out is at 11 a.m.
The Art of Smart Timing
The hotel is busiest Memorial Day to Labor Day, when many families spend their summer vacations in Niagara Falls. While summer is the best time to visit, don't overlook the months of September and October, or even April and May. You'll find fewer crowds, and many attractions will be open.
The hotel is about 45 to 60 minutes from Buffalo Niagara International Airport in New York -- the best airport option for those visiting the area. It is serviced by most major airlines. You'll need to pay a few tolls on your way to the hotel, including a $1 toll in New York and a $3.50 toll to cross Rainbow Bridge to Canada.
You can easily walk to the attractions and restaurants on Clifton Hill, but you'll want a car to get to most other places, including the Falls.
For Mom and Dad
Make a reservation at Weinkeller, a craft winery with prix-fixe menus. The restaurant also serves a small selection of beers. It's open 5 p.m. to midnight, Sunday to Thursday and 5 to 1 a.m. on Saturday.