About a 10 minute walk to the outstanding work of nature that is Niagara Falls, you’ll find the DoubleTree Fallsview Resort & Spa by Hilton. Our Fitness Traveling Mom recently visited and stayed for two nights with her family of four at the hotel. Situated away from the busy tourist streets, this Niagara Falls hotel provides a quiet place to relax. It has an upscale design, excellent dining options and spacious rooms making it a great choice for families.
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Check out the DoubleTree Fallsview Resort and Spa by Hilton.
This was my first visit to the Canadian side of Niagara Falls. Having a hotel that is in walking distance to everything, yet set away from the busy tourist streets, is important to me. I like to make sure my family has some quiet time during our vacations. The DoubleTree Fallsview Resort & Spa by Hilton was a great option for us.
The high-rise Niagara Falls hotel features 224 spacious guest rooms and suites. We were graciously greeted at check-in with the DoubleTree’s signature cookie and provided details about our room and hotel amenities. The hotel lobby has a craftsman lodge design with a huge stone fireplace at its centerpiece. Other stone accents and craftsman furniture give a cozy feel even though it is quite big.
WHAT WORKS FOR FAMILIES
- Walkable to nearly all local attractions and activities.
- Most guest rooms and suites offer panoramic views of the Upper Niagara River or American Falls.
- On the WEGO bus line for easy access around the area. Great for rainy days or tired feet.
- Very spacious rooms. Perfect if families requiring a cot or crib.
- 1 bedroom suites should you need more room.
- Free Wi-Fi
- Expansive breakfast with spacious dining area
- Children’s menu
- Coffee bar featuring Starbucks products, baked goods, and sandwiches
- Excellent noise reduction windows. We watched the fireworks from our hotel window, but could barely hear them.
- Indoor heated salt water swimming pool, hot tubs (indoor and outdoor) & fitness center
- Art gallery
WHAT DOESN’T WORK FOR FAMILIES
- Parking is not free. It is $15 Canadian per day.
- Breakfast is not included, but it is reasonably priced.
- Pool is a bit small so it gets crowded quickly. Seating at the pool is rather limited as well. A section marked “adults only” makes the kid friendly portion even smaller.
- Only two elevators make for some wait times especially during busy check in and check out times.
DoubleTree Fallsview Resort and Spa by Hilton Overview
We stayed at this Niagara Falls hotel toward the end of August, which was still quite bustling with tourists. That said, our check in was smooth with no wait and our room was ready. We were quite impressed by the size of our room and the lovely views of the area. The beds were very comfortable and since my teens don’t want to share a bed, there was ample space for my son to use our air bed.
Our room was well appointed with a mini fridge, flat screen TV, desk and separate seating chair. The style is traditional with some historic photos of the area. The bathroom was on the small side considering how spacious the room was, but it certainly adequate and clean.
Our room was near the elevator so I was worried about hallway noise, but our room remained quiet throughout our stay. The beds were very comfortable with more than enough fluffy pillows to choose from.
The lobby has plenty of comfortable seating. The adjoining Moose & Squirrel Coffee Bar is open until 10 on weekdays and 11 on weekends, which is great for a late night snack or night cap before bed. Buchanans Steak & Seafood is the main on-site restaurant offering breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Our days were so busy that we only had a chance to try the breakfast. The menus for lunch and dinner have wide a variety of choices and a kid’s menu too.
While this Niagara Falls hotel does not offer complimentary breakfast, it is very reasonably priced at about $12 per person. There are hot breakfast choices like omelets to order, french toast, pancakes, bacon, and sausage. There is also a bounty of muffins, fresh fruit, cereals. and yogurt. We thought we’d save money the next morning at the local IHop, but it turned out to be more expensive for much less food.
The hotel also features a lovely AVEDA Spa. I really wish I had time to take in a service or two. Services include massages, facials, manicures and more.
For an extra bit of culture, pop into the art gallery next to the elevators. It was a pleasant surprise for me and my art-loving son.
There is also a gift shop featuring gifts, snacks, and helpful items that travelers sometimes forget like pain relievers and toiletries.
A few extra perks of the hotel include a 24-hour business center and on-site UPS Store. I tried to use the service center to print some tickets, but the printer was not working.
A tech came to take a look, but said the connection service was down. He offered to print a document through the front desk. I appreciated his quick responsiveness and ability to come up with an alternate solution to my issue.
TMOM Tip: A fantastic fireworks display happens Wednesday, Friday and Sunday nights between May-October. Most hotel rooms offer great views of the show without any crowds. Summer evening shows are near 10 pm so having easy access to put the kids to bed is helpful.
Our two night stay at the DoubleTree Fallsview Resort & Spa by Hilton was excellent. The staff was always very friendly and accommodating. This Niagara Falls hotel offers everything one could want during a stay away from home. I would definitely stay here again as I’d love to experience more of the amenities like the spa and dinner at Buchanans. USA Today named it one of the top steak houses in the area. My kids want another welcome cookie too. I highly recommend a stay if you visit Niagara Falls, Canada.