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“New Year's Eve in Niagara Falls”

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Americas Best Value Inn - Chalet Inn and Suites
Ranked #45 of 129 Hotels in Niagara Falls
Ontario, Canada
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“New Year's Eve in Niagara Falls”
Reviewed 2 January 2012

Spent New Year's in Niagara Falls with our family & visitors from Arizona. I wasn't sure what to expect but when we got checked in and went to our rooms we found a clean comfortable spacious room; for a two star location it was really great. The only bug-a-boo, if I could call it that, was no coffee makers in the rooms we had.
Thanks Lorenzo for accommodating our special request.
I'd recommend this hotel to other travellers looking for a no-frills place to stay.

Room Tip: Be sure to bring your own toiletries and hairdryer.
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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with family
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chaletinn, Manager at Americas Best Value Inn - Chalet Inn and Suites, responded to this review, 8 January 2012
Thank you for your review.
However, we do have hair dryers available. They are in all of our suites, and some of the regular rooms. If the room does not have a hair dryer, you can request one from the office. This also applies to irons and ironing boards.
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 22 November 2011

I had phoned in advance to see if I could reserve a room. I had a voucher which would cover a portion of the regular room rate and that is the only reason why we booked at an America's Best Value Inn..We had previously stayed at the one on Lundy's Lane - service I tell you honestly was much better there than at this 'Chalet Inn' one.

When we got to this location on Ellen Avenue, the manager (Lorenzo) was sitting on the couch just observing outdoors and we drove past it and parked next door. I hopped in to check in and pay and he said 'pull up to this parking lot'. Basically we got charged an extra $20 for 2 additional people - no big deal, but his attitude telling me was not professional nor friendly at all. I asked do we pay now or after and he blurted, we'll sort everything out now. If you do not book through Expedia or Hotels.com or other websites, apparently they will charge an additional 3% of the room rate - this wasn't disclosed until I did the math and asked what's the tax you're multiplying by because I was calculating a different amount. That is when he disclosed there is some 3% additional rate - once again I didn't want to inquire further because he was being very rude and snooty. As he took my payment, I asked I read on the site there's free breakfast, where do we go tomorrow morning? He pointed it's behind you.. so in the same tiny office check-in there were very limited and days old muffin + danishes as well as some coffee pot which has been brewing for hours/days.

The service at the front was horrible - he was invisible after midnight and if you want an extra towel even paying an additional charge per person in the room, good luck, you can wait until the following day when he decides to wake up.

Stay was awful overall, would never stay there again. The motel needs serious renovations and much better service and advertisement. Their rates are certainly not competitive for the far distance to the Clifton Hills and the Falls. This room and service has by far been the worse I've been to in Niagara Falls - please do not book here if you want to enjoy your Niagara experience.

I felt relieved to pay upfront since we didn't book online through another website because he certainly seemed like he would nickel and dime you for everything including late check-out. The rooms were dingy and old and run-down - not an ideal place you'd wanna stay for $79+/night. Honestly, the hotel Days Inn diagonal and closer to attractions goes for rates less than $60/night and they are much more reputable and cleaner! There are no hair dryers so bring your own or you can stay up until your hair drys. Parking was surprisingly free. Rooms were ice cold once you step in, make sure to turn on the heater and let it run for a few hours. There's NO ice, NO fridge and NO microwave as well. We stayed in a regular room with 2 double beds on the 1st floor.

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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with family
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chaletinn, Manager at Americas Best Value Inn - Chalet Inn and Suites, responded to this review, 30 November 2011
I am sorry if you did not enjoy your stay with us. When you checked in, you registered for only two persons, however you actually had four, so you were charged for the extra people that you had not included in your reservation. The 3% tax is a development and marketing fee that hotels, restaurants, and attractions charge. This is not being "nickel-and-dimed". I am sorry if you felt you were treated rudely, as that is not our intention. As for breakfast, we do have a designated breakfast room, but in the off-season it is much easier and more practical to hold the continental breakfast in the office (our continental breakfast being coffee, tea, juice, muffins, and pastry). Our coffee is a gourmet Colombian blend, made from syrup that is kept refrigerator in the machine, so that it is always fresh; it is never pre-brewed. In the off-season it is simply not practical or feasible to have the office open 24 hours a day, but it is open from 7 a.m. to 1 a.m., and someone is available by phone at all times. Had you called and asked the front desk for extra towels they would have been provided, and there is no additional charge for this. We take very good care of our property, and it does not need any major or serious renovations. Both AAA/CAA and our hotel chain (Americas Best Value Inn) do yearly inspections, and we consistently get high marks across the board. We are only a two minute walk to Clifton Hill or Casino Niagara, and a ten to fifteen minute walk to the Falls themselves, which is extremely close. Unfortunately, not all of our rooms currently have refrigerators, microwaves, and hairdryers. Hairdryers are available in the office, and fridges and microwaves can be requested in advance, but guests staying three nights or more have priority, and remaining ones are available first-come, first-serve. Each of our two buildings has an ice machine, and there is always plenty of ice available.
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Reviewed 17 November 2011

Extremely Helpful! Above and beyond our expectations! Room was very clean and cozy! Loved our stay!

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Aurora, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2011

Amazing place to host a gathering! Went there with a bunch of friends for Hallowe'en. It was a quiet location, but a very short walking distance to get to the main attractions of Niagara Falls!!! The staff are all very friendly and gave us everything we needed for the stay, including a fridge and microwave, as well as extra towels. Plenty of free parking with free WiFi. This is the only place I stay in Niagara!

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with friends
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 31 October 2011

A group of us went to Niagara Falls for a weekend away. We needed 4 rooms and the management was great and made sure that pur rooms were all near each other. The rooms were very clean and they also had a balcony. I found that the whole hotel was clean and quiet! It was a great price for the room and thanks to its location it made for a great place to stay for the weeend.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with friends
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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Reviewed 30 October 2011

We booked the big two room suite last spring. The 5 boys had a palatial room w 3 beds and a tv, while I had my own room. Fantastic. Clean, quiet and reasonable. Pool is very nice too. The owners surely care for their hotel.

Room Tip: Largest suite on top of tower
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  • Stayed May 2011, travelled with family
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Illinois
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Reviewed 27 October 2011

First, in all fairness to the hotel, our room was very clean. But, that was the only highlight. The amentiies were far and few between. They advertise "complimentary coffee and tea", but you have to walk to the office to get it. I did it twice in the morning, around 7:00 a.m., and the office was closed!!

The free continental breakfast was minimal at best. It is in the basement of one of the wings of the hotel, and offered little. The hotel is in need of a serious upgrade!

While it is only a short was to the Falls, I would find another hotel!

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with friends
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Property: Americas Best Value Inn - Chalet Inn and Suites
Address: 5577 Ellen Ave, Niagara Falls, Ontario L2G 3P5, Canada
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Region: Canada > Ontario > Niagara Falls
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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#12 Best Value Hotel in Niagara Falls
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Hotel Class:2 star — Americas Best Value Inn - Chalet Inn and Suites 2*
Number of rooms: 73
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Walking distance to the Niagara Falls, Casino Niagara, Clifton Hill, Fallsview Casino, and many restaurants and other attractions. The staff pride themselves on making your stay an enjoyable one. ... more   less 
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