Since we were headed to Niagara Falls on a weekend in the middle of the high tourist season, I shouldn't have been shocked at the hotel rates which were exorbitant, I just couldn't pay in excess of $200 per night for a middle level hotel room and I really didn't want to stay at an uncomfortable motel. Fortunately along River Road there is another option, a whole string of B&Bs, many of which were in the $100 per night range. I selected Villa Alexandrea based on the high marks on TripAdvisor and it was a very good choice.
If you find this B&B full or would like to check out the other options, Niagara Central Reservations has a lot of the River Road and other B&Bs listed as well as many of the motels and hotels.
Unique Quality: The location is great, it is one of the closer B&Bs on River Road to all of the attractions (the higher the street number on River Road, the closer to the Falls), it took us 10-15 minutes to walk to the Falls. We opted for the Gorge View king room for $105CDN per night, in reality you couldn't see the Gorge from the room even though it is facing the street but not a big deal to me. I would have preferred the other side of the house as there is some street noise if you leave the windows open.
Breakfast is included in the rate and is quite hearty, the 1st day we had fresh fruit, scrambled eggs, french toast, bacon, fruit, juice, tea, coffee and there was also cereal and yogurt if you wanted it. The 2nd morning we had ham, eggs and fried potatoes. Breakfast was served from 8-10am at a large dining room table shared by all the guests. In the evening there were chocolate chip cookies and there was a small refrigerator in the hall with complimentary bottled water. The host, Maria, couldn't have been nicer, she offered to make us a to go breakfast when we thought we had to leave earlier than 8am, check out was very smooth and the B&B exactly as advertised.
All of the rooms are ensuite, we had a shower but no bathtub. There was soap and shampoo provided, I didn't see a hair dryer but I imagine they have one if you ask. There's a TV in the room with cable.
Parking is free, there are spots in front and in the back.
There are a ton of hotels in Niagara Falls on the Canadian side, and prices can get pretty high for a lot of them. Fortunately there are also a lot of Bed & Breakfasts, which typically cost less and also have a free breakfast. I chose Villa Alexandrea and was very happy with it. The owner was a nice and helpful woman who cooked a great breakfast for us each morning. It's a bit of a hike to the Falls from there, but not too bad if the weather is nice. We were there in November when parking near the Falls was not a big problem, so we drove most of the time to avoid walking around in the cold.
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