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The Oakes Hotel

As the closest hotel to the Horseshoe Falls — Niagara’s largest and most beautiful waterfall — The Oakes Hotel Overlooking the Falls has an unrivalled vantage point. Along with sweeping views from our rooms and suites, our boutique hotel has an observation lounge where guests can sit back, relax, and marvel at the falls from floor-to-ceiling windows on our 14th floor. Our on-site hotel amenities, including a bar and grill, lobby café, fitness centre, indoor swimming pool, and hot tub further elevate the experience. As an accessible hotel, we aim to provide easy access for our guests and address any accessibility concerns they have.

Observation Lounge

Located on the 14th floor of the Oakes Hotel and exclusive to hotel guests, our observation lounge offers magnificent views of the Horseshoe Falls and Niagara Parks. Gaze down at the falls from floor- to-ceiling windows or simply enjoy the view from one of five enclaves in this hotel lounge, outfitted with comfortable couches.

Heated Pool, Whirlpool and Sauna

Enjoy the use of our indoor swimming pool, whether you want to just take a nice easy dip or do a few laps after a workout at the fitness centre. After a busy day of seeing the Niagara sights, there’s nothing quite like indulging in a relaxing soak in a hot tub or steam in the sauna.


You don’t have to venture far for incredible dining experiences when you’re a guest at the Oakes Hotel Overlooking the Falls. Start your day off right with a delicious cup of coffee in our self-serve lobby coffee bar. Then, enjoy breakfast, lunch, or dinner at our hotel restaurant bar and grill, Applebees.


Whether you’re looking for local tourist attractions to visit or hotel information, all guests at the Oakes Hotel are invited to connect to our wireless internet.

All Hotel Amenities

The Oakes Hotel has a wide variety of fantastic hotel amenities that help to make our guests’ experience comfortable, convenient, and memorable.

  • Fitness centre
  • Hot tub
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Banquet hall
  • Hotel restaurant
  • Bar and grill
  • Observation Lounge
  • Eco-friendly practices
  • Wireless internet
  • Air conditioning
  • Vending machine
  • Ice machine
  • Parking
  • Accessible Facilities

Mandatory Taxes and Fees

On all goods and services purchased through the Oakes Hotel, a 13% HST, $14.95 resort fee, $2 accommodation tax, and a 7.9% daily hotel levy, will be applied to your hotel stay.

Effective July 1, 2010 the Ontario Retail Sales Tax (PST) was replaced with a value added tax (OVAT) and combined with the federal goods and services tax (GST) to create a federally administered harmonized sales tax (HST). This new Ontario HST will be encompassing a provincial component (OVAT) and 8% and a federal component (GST) at 5%, for a combined HST rate of 13%.

The $14.95 per room nightly hotel amenity fee includes year-round benefits and services previously charged for, and provides benefits to each registered guest in your room. Hotel amenity fee includes:
  • High speed wireless internet in guest rooms and public spaces
  • In-room tea and coffee
  • Newspapers located in the lobby
  • Lobby coffee
  • Indoor pool and hot tub
  • Fitness room
  • Pool towel service
  • Local discount coupons
  • Local calls

The City of Niagara Falls passed By-law No. 2018-104 to implement a mandatory transient accommodation tax calculated at a rate of $2 per night.

The Oakes Hotel has a daily hotel levy at 7.9% of your room rate. This daily hotel levy is used to supplement levy charges placed upon the hotel. The business improvement association charges the Oakes hotel a monthly levy to support their extensive public events and activities. The levy is used to support some of the following examples:
  • Niagara Falls Convention Center
  • Improvement of streetscaping and capital assets
  • Special city related events
In addition, the daily hotel levy is used to help the Oakes hotel fund our recycling and environmental stewardship programs so we can work towards our goal of carbon neutrality. These funds are used for some of our programs as follows:
  • Departments have been equipped with water coolers to eliminate plastic water bottles
  • Housekeeping chemicals have been replaced with environmentally friendly chemicals
  • Recycling of cooking oils, batteries, light bulbs, electronics, printer toners, cans, oils, beer and wine bottles.
  • Toilet paper is made from recycled paper.
  • Each room is now being furnished with paper and recycling programs bins.