I have stayed there several times, it is an excellent hotel. (i wrote one of those trip advisor reviews). The service is friendly and attentive, and the restaurant is outstanding. it is not particularly close to the downtown area, but I would select this hotel over any other in the area. if you are going to Niagara Falls, I would also recommend a day trip to Niagara on the Lake. A pretty 1/2 or so drive away, it is a charming small town with lotsbof restaurants, shops, and some beautiful architecture. Enjoy!