We looked at all the "chain" motels in the area (Comfort Inn, Days Inn, Knights Inn, Ramada Inn, Howard Johnson) --- the prices were quite high -- Comfort Inn had a dark and dreary lobby, the room at Days Inn was just "unpleasant" although the desk staff was great). We drove around through some of the "independent" motels and didn't like the atmosphere. Then, we drove around Candlelight -- didn't see gangs of people sitting outside, kids running wild or old leftover furniture around -- so we thought we'd take a chance. We were more than pleasantly surprised!!!
First - the staff was great, long term people there. The rooms (granted, a little tired, but weren't dreary) were spacious - have micro and fridge, 2 queens (not doubles) and table/chair. Very strong WiFi. The beds were comfortable. Yes, there are no shampoo/conditioner, etc. amenities - but when you consider this was at least $25 less than the best price at the other places, I can afford shampoo. The AC was working and cool, the lights all worked. The windows at the front (and in the bathroom - nice and light in the day) all open and provide cross vent if you prefer. Nothing was broken and there was no peeling wall material or falling down lights. The outside could use some TLC w/paint, but there were real live geraniums in the boxes along the upper railings.
They give you a voucher for one entree at their restaurant, which we chose not to use -- BECAUSE this place is just down the street from Mai Tai Thai (5 stars) and Syndicate (another 4.5-5 stars) restaurants.
If you don't need the indoor pool, "continental" breakfast, exercise, and office center -- and prefer being able to walk out from your room (or open the windows) - this is an outstanding option. There is a new housekeeping crew who fully understand what the previous person(s) did not do and are committed to rectifying any cleanliness issues. You can tell from my previous reviews that we are rather picky, but realistic. We would definitely go back again in a heartbeat.
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, TripOnline SA, Travel Republic (UK), Hotels.com and Ebookers so you can book your Candlelight Motor Inn reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- Candlelight Motor Hotel Niagara Falls
- Candlelight Hotel Niagara Falls