by Amanda Geronikos
Outside, Skyline Inn doesn’t look like much. It’s a plain building with a plain sign advertising the name. Nearby, it appears as though there’s only a giant parking garage (shared by hotel guests and casino visitors) and a few other hotels. Walk inside, and your apprehensive opinion will surely change.
The hotel’s spacious rooms cater to families (some sleep up to seven people), and many open to a lovely indoor courtyard, where movie nights are often hosted. The hotel’s best feature is a skywalk to the popular Fallsview Indoor Waterpark (extra fees apply), and guests enjoy access to the pools at Sheraton on the Falls and Crowne Plaza Niagara Falls — all connected to each other via private walkways. Kids also eat free at Perkins (located onsite) and Planet Hollywood.
The hotel is about a five-minute drive from Niagara Falls, but doesn’t provide a view of them.
Our Editor Loves
- Skywalk to Fallsview Indoor Waterpark
- Family-specific accommodations
- Kids eat free
- Water Parks
- Connecting Rooms
- Family Room 5+
- Free Breakfast
- Free Wi-Fi
- Onsite Dining
Find the Best Price for Your Stay
The hotel provides several accommodation options designed for families. All accommodations have mini-fridges, coffeemakers, flat-screen TVs and shower and tub combinations in bathrooms. Free Wi-Fi is also provided, and standard amenities, such as hairdryers and alarm clocks, are included. Rollaway beds are available for $20 per night, and cribs can be requested free of charge.
Deluxe Family Bunk Suite
These rooms provide two queen beds in one area, plus bunk beds in a separate cove. Kids are treated to their own TV, too. These rooms sleep up to six guests.
Family Suite Three Queen
These rooms feature an open floor plan, with three queen beds situated in one space. They also include a living area, where a rollaway bed or crib can be added. The Family Suite Three Queen can sleep six or seven guests.
Traditional Room Two Queen
These rooms provide two queen beds, and a rollaway bed or crib can be requested to sleep a maximum of five people.
Courtyard Room Two Queen
These rooms are exactly the same as the Traditional Room Two Queens, but they offer views of the indoor courtyard -- the best views the hotel offers.
Traditional Room One King
This room provides one king bed, but a rollaway bed or crib can be added so a family of three can comfortably fit.
by Afshan N
We stayed in the Clifton Victoria hotel and enjoyed the waterpark facilities with 10 adults and 9 children aged 75-28 years and 15 years-7 months old.We really enjoyed the slides and also the pool too.The waves in the pool were really fun for all.
by Silka Q
Looking forward to a fun family get away to a water Park we decided to try Skyline and Fallsview water park in hopes there was more for my younger daughter to be able to go on. When we arrived our room had stains on the floor and holes in the pillow cases.There were dirty towels everywhere. The water park area smelled gross and there was a band aid stuck to the bottom of the small outdoor basketball pool the entire time we were there. We were charged for parking 22$ a day plus tax as well as a facility fee. When we got to the water park the wave pool was closed for maintenance (which we were not informed of when booking) and the next day the younger kids park was shut down. There was nothing my daughter could do there so I spoke with the water park staff as well as the hotel. I was told there was nothing that could be done. My daughter was very upset as am I with what we paid and what we got. Defiantly not worth the money and we will not be returning.
Fallsview Indoor Waterpark
Guests of the hotel enjoy easy access to the Fallsview Indoor Waterpark via a skywalk. The enclosed, climate-controlled walkway takes guests directly to the park, where they enjoy 16 waterslides, pools (including one outside), games and several eateries. While admission to the park isn't included in hotel rates, guests can purchase packages that combine accommodations and water park admission, plus breakfast.
The hotel itself doesn't have a pool, but guests enjoy access to the pools at the Crowne Plaza Niagara Falls-Fallsview and Sheraton on the Falls, since they are owned by the same company that operates Skyline Inn. Snippet needed for Crowne Plaza.
Family Movie Night
The hotel presents movies for families in the indoor courtyard. Films are typically shown any night the Fallsview Indoor Waterpark is open. Wear your pajamas and bring your favorite snacks!
The hotel is located close to Clifton Hill, a hub for attractions and restaurants. It's a five-minute drive to Niagara Falls and Skylon Tower, which affords the best views of the famed falls.
The hotel is connected to a Perkins Restaurant, which serves standard fare for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Kids eat free after 4 p.m. with the purchase of one adult entrÃ©e. During the summer, Perkins is open 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., Sunday to Thursday, and 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. In the winter, hours are 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sunday to Thursday, and 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.
Kids also eat free at Planet Hollywood when an accompanying adult purchases an entrÃ©e for $17.95 or more at lunch or dinner. Planet Hollywood is open daily, noon to 9 p.m.
You'll find several restaurants on nearby Clifton Hill, including Tim Horton's, Rainforest CafÃ©, Boston Pizza and Mamma Mia's.
Planning & Tips
All About the Extras
The hotel provides free Wi-Fi.
The hotel offers several packages, including a Waterpark with Breakfast Package that includes admission to the Fallsview Indoor Waterpark and breakfast. Guests can also choose a Waterpark Getaway Package, with admission to the park only, or a Niagara Falls Getaway Package, with breakfast and dinner included for two people (additional fees apply for kids).
Self-parking is available for $13 per night, either under the hotel in a parking lot (spots are available on a first-come, first-served basis) or in the parking garage opposite the hotel.
Check-in is at 3 p.m. and check-out is at 11 a.m.
The Art of Smart Timing
Skyline Inn is busiest during the summer months, when tourists from all over the world descend upon Niagara Falls, Canada (everyone argues it to be the best side of the Falls). You might be able to save a bit and beat the crowds if you visit in the months of September and October, when many attractions (Hornblower Niagara Cruises) are still open. The Fallsview Indoor Waterpark is open year-round.
Skyline Inn is located 45 minutes to an hour (considering traffic) from Buffalo Niagara International Airport in New York. Expect to pay a toll of $1 in New York, and another toll of $3.50 to cross Rainbow Bridge to Canada.
There's a lot to do in Niagara Falls, Ontario, and many people explore the area by foot. Still, you'll want a car to get around, especially if you have little ones in tow -- the area is very hilly.
For Mom and Dad
Reserve dinner at Casa Vostra, located less than a mile from the hotel. The restaurant isn't fancy, but the food is fantastic, with authentic Italian dishes on the menu.