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Hotel advice

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Hotel advice

Hello all,

We are travelingby train to the NY side. We will not have a rental car.

1. Any hotel advice? Canada, or US

2. Can we catch a taxi from the train station, and cross the border?

3. We are thinking of taking a taxi to the city, and just walk around looking for a hotel.


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1. Re: Hotel advice


1. You'll find that the Cdn side has a HUGE selection of hotels. A good place to start is tripadvisor.com/LocalMaps-g154998-Niagara_Fa…

which provides a map and ratings of most popular for both sides.

2. Yes, it's my understanding you can get a taxi to cross the border.

3. I recommend booking a hotel and reading the cancellation policy. Depending on when you're going, you may find that you can cancel same day until 6pm.

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A taxi ride from Niagara Falls NY Amtrak to Canada was $35.00. We arrived around 6:00 pm on Friday. The crossing was easy. A few basic questions and we were done. The traffic wasn’t bad, but I could see the potential for some.

The NY side is a complete dump. I'm glad I wasn’t able to find a room there. Initially I wanted to stay there.

We made a reservation for the Courtyard Marriott in Canada. We reserved the cheapest room they had. When we checked in, they bumped us up to the King bed, fireplace, Jacuzzi room. No additional cost!!

The area is very walkable. Plenty of restaurants, hotels, shops, casinos, and of course the falls, all within a few blocks of each other.

The taxi back to NY Monday at 6:00 am. No traffic at all.

Don’t bother with the NY side at all.

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I agree! NY side was not what we had imagined. It was like night and day between the two sides. We stayed a night on each side and I stayed up half the night watching the falls from my view on a balcony in CA. In NY, I would have been scared to open the window.

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4. Re: Hotel advice

After trashing the American side here, TravelPara (and others), you mention on another forum how much you enjoyed the Cave of the Winds. Yes, Niagara Falls State Park is a quieter, more natural experience of the falls, and the cities are different for many reasons (also see the Forum: Why Isn't The American Side As "Nice"....). But it's not fair to suggest that the NY side is unsafe. That may have been your perception, but it's not a fact (I live right downtown by the falls).

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