Where to stay around Niagara Falls?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 408 vacation rentals near Niagara Falls. From 241 Houses to 33 Cabins, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Niagara Falls for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Niagara Falls?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Niagara Falls:

  • Downtown Niagara Falls: 161 vacation rentals
  • Waterfront: 17 vacation rentals
  • Historic Old Town: 131 vacation rentals
  • Lakeview: 18 vacation rentals
  • Port Dalhousie: 16 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Niagara Falls?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Niagara Falls. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Goat Island: 739 vacation rentals
  • Rainbow Bridge: 740 vacation rentals
  • Cave of the Winds: 740 vacation rentals
  • Gratwick Waterfront Park: 679 vacation rentals
  • Whitney Mansion: 741 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Niagara Falls listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Niagara Falls?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 241 Houses in Niagara Falls. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Niagara Falls include:

  • Cabins: 33 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 64 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 33 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Niagara Falls?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 63 vacation rentals with pool available in Niagara Falls. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

    Niagara Falls, a rushing, roaring tale of two cities

    Niagara Falls comprises two cities across a natural wonder and a national border. The city in New York is connected to the one in Ontario via the Rainbow Bridge, which arches across the Niagara River Gorge and is a world-famous landmark in its own right. It’s the waterfalls that draw the crowds, though, and your Niagara Falls vacation rental will be a home base from which to explore these three magnificent marvels. The largest, Horseshoe Falls, stretches 2,600 feet wide and has provided inspiration for nature lovers, artists, and adventurers for centuries.

    A complete view of the falls from above and below

    The first thing visitors ask at Niagara Falls is how to get the best view. The glorious, raging waters are so big and beautiful, it’s hard to know where to begin. On the American side, the Maid of the Mist boat tour is a must. It’s been a favorite for more than 150 years and will take you right into the Horseshoe Falls basin, through roiling (but safe!) whitewater. On the Canadian side, the more adventurous in your group will be excited to book a helicopter tour, where your pilot will be your personal guide.

    Fun for the family and vineyard vines for the grown-ups

    There’s more to draw families, friends, and honeymooners to Niagara Falls than just water. Whether your Niagara Falls vacation rental is on the American or Canadian side, you’ll be able to experience something unique. In the U.S., the Aquarium of Niagara offers exhibits and daily penguin, shark, and tidal pool feedings for naturalists of all ages. In Ontario, welcome to wine country. Several dozen vineyards dot the region, all within a 15- or 20-minute drive to the falls, so pick one or take the day for a whirlwind wine tour.

    Cooling mists mean falling temperatures in Niagara Falls

    Official reports declare Niagara Falls a humid, continental climate, but perhaps these cities' conditions should be awarded their own title; the “nothing else matters with a giant waterfall next to you” climate. Summers are warm but never too hot, maxing out at about 80ºF. Winters are cold, with temps dropping to just below freezing, but the waterfall effect means snow storms are rare. Summer is the ideal time to enjoy longer days and sunshine, so if you're booking your Niagara Falls vacation rental in high season, start looking a couple months in advance.

    When the ice melts away, the seagulls will play

    The wonders that we now call Niagara Falls were created by the Wisconsin Glaciation, a continental ice sheet that drove through the area more than 10,000 years ago. When the ice melted, the upper Great Lakes emptied into the Niagara River and gradually cut a gorge through the cliffs. Now, travelers can enjoy not only the breathtaking falls but a diversity of wildlife: nineteen species of gulls, warblers, and herons, plus red and fox squirrels. In short, bring your binoculars and be quick with your camera.