Traveling as a family can be one of the most exciting and satisfying ways to spend time with your loved ones, but it can also require a great deal more planning than a solo or couple trip. Children, teens, parents and grandparents may all have very different needs and requests when it pertains to hotels and activities. Some family members may focus on the hotel’s pool, others may insist on a kitchenette or included breakfast to save money on meals, and still others might be concerned about the hotel’s proximity to sights and activities.
When browsing through Niagara Falls deals and packages, there are a few things to keep in mind. However, the Niagara Falls area is brimming with properties that offer amenities that suit almost everyone, families included.
Comfort Inn Clifton Hill
Perhaps one of the best-located properties in Niagara, the Comfort Inn Clifton Hill is a mere block from the falls, and right in the center of the Clifton Hill entertainment district. The hotel itself boasts an indoors swimming pool and hot tub, a complimentary breakfast buffet, fast food outlets on-site and free Wi-Fi.
The rooms at Comfort Inn are well-appointed and comfortable. Several options are available, ranging from standard guest rooms with two double beds to family suites that sleep up to six people. Some of the family suites are available poolside.
This centrally located, budget-friendly property offers packages which include rooms and activities for one low price, making Comfort Inn a perfect choice for families.
Sheraton on the Falls
One of the city’s premier hotels, the Sheraton on the Falls is the perfect property for families looking to take advantage of the many exciting activities in the area. The Sheraton is directly connected by a covered walkway to the Fallsview Indoor Waterpark. With 16 slides, some over six stories tall, this water park offers hours of thrilling fun for the whole family.
The Sheraton abounds with dining opportunities, including both casual and upscale options. Free Wi-Fi is available in the lobby, and the hotel also offers a spa, fitness center and business solutions.
Additionally, the Sheraton on the Falls is considered to have the best vantage point for the light show that illuminates Niagara Falls every evening and is certain to delight the whole family.
Skyline Inn at Falls Avenue
Perhaps the most popular of the family hotels in Niagara, the Skyline Inn offers great amenities and packages that appeal to a broad range of guests. Like the Sheraton, the Skyline offers direct access to the Fallsview Indoor Waterpark and is centrally located on Clifton Hill.
However, Skyline Inn further caters to families with their “kids stay free and eat free” promotion, which allows children to dine for free at Planet Hollywood or Perkin’s Restaurant when a corresponding adult entree is purchased.
The Skyline Inn offers large guest rooms designed with families in mind. Most rooms offer two queen beds, and some family suites are available, including the popular bunk bed room.
Days Inn at the Falls
A hotel that prides itself on its commitment to families, Days Inn at the Falls is centrally located. Located just a few minutes from the Rainbow Bridge and within walking distance to the Niagara Aquarium and the falls, this hotel is a great place to call home, if only for a few days.
Boasting an indoor swimming pool, an on-site Denny’s Restaurant and exceptional packages, Days Inn at the Falls will appeal to everyone. The guest rooms are well-appointed with two queen beds, and free Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel.
Budget-conscious families who want to experience all of the fun available in the Niagara area are certain to find the Days Inn at the Falls perfect for their family vacation.
A visit to Niagara with the family is guaranteed to create memories that will last a lifetime, and there’s no need to break the bank to accomplish that. A little planning and a lot of creativity can go a long way when crafting your absolutely perfect and memorable family trip to Niagara Falls.
About the Author: James Goodman is an author and father. He is tasked every year with planning the family vacation, and considers himself an expert in saving money and sanity.