3.8 on October 10, 2013
Spacious rooms, comfortable bed, super large bathroom...decor dated and ill conceived. Floor in the two room unit slants significantly down hill from the bedroom into the bathroom due to the extreme age of the building. Lots of extension cords. The restaurant on premises had tired decor too, however the food was excellent. People were friendly and helpful. Beautiful area for antiquing.
5 on September 14, 2013
The canal area in little falls has really become a magnet. It's like a small euro village town. Very friendly people. More to do than I thght. Great walks. Canal side restaurant below inn is wonderful and seems misplaced. As a foodie you would expect to see this restaurant in a large city. If travelling down the thruway stop here. It's a hidden treasure.
4.4 on July 18, 2013
We enjoyed our stay at Canalside Inn. James is very friendly and accomodating. The restaurant is very good. Only negative was that there were people hanging out outside the restaurant until fairly late at night and we had to get up early the next morning.
4.4 on July 17, 2013
My husband and I spent one night here and dined at the inn before attending a performance at Glimmerglass Festival (about 45 minutes away). The third floor room was very large and comfortable; the stairways were narrow but well-lighted (no elevator). The inn is close to antique shops and galleries as well as the canal. Dinner was excellent!
3.4 on June 30, 2013
Innkeeper James is very friendly and accomodating. Mable took great care of our room and made sure we had everything we needed. This is a safe place to stay and is close to a nice restaurant and shopping. James also operates a fine place to dine after 5 with a nice bar on the 1st floor. We spent 6 nights here and loved it! The Longs
5 on June 23, 2013
The suite was large and comfortable. Even had half and half in the fridge for the coffee and tea. Real wine glasses were available as well as coffee mugs. The food in the restaurant was outstanding. Would highly recommend.
4.8 on January 24, 2013
Outstanding dining experience- lovely room.
4.6 on October 17, 2012
We were biking the Erie Canal route and were very pleased with our reception at the end of a long rainy day. The room was actually a suite that was warm and filled with antiques and then dinner at the French cuisine restaurant was delicious with a lovely attentive server. High marks all around.
4.8 on October 03, 2012
As a cyclist family, we stayed at the Canal Side Inn, checking in late on a Friday night, too late to enjoy the French Cuisine, at the restaurant, downstairs from our suite. We left Saturday morning after enjoying a good rest, and delightful breakfast. James, the Innkeeper, restaurateur, and owner is celebrating 30 years of business. We chatted when we arrived, and found some commonalities of travel in our younger years. He guided us to the start of the Erie Canal-way trail and after a totally enjoyable stay, headed toward Albany cycling on our 80 mile trek. I will return, but for the food, since the menu was inviting. Highly, recommend the setting and adjacent areas to visit.
4.8 on August 19, 2012
We only stayed one night but were very impressed. James and his staff were great and the room (suite) was huge, clean and well appointed. The best part however was the food in the restaurant, it was fabulous! We would recommend the Canal Side Inn to anyone.
3.4 on August 08, 2012
Very nice room, cute little town, I wish I would have had more time to explore the area. We were able to order dinner and have it sent up to our room which was very nice. The staff was very accommodating. The breakfast was excellent.
5 on August 05, 2012
We spent two wonderful nights in the Canal Side Inn for the second year in a row and, as always, it felt like home away from home. Dinner in the restaurant downstairs from our room was absolutely fantastic! James is an awesome chef and our dinner from beginning to end was probably the best we have ever had anywhere. Canal Side Inn is situated in the quaint little town of Little Falls, New York and across the street from a wonderful area of antique shops. A relaxing, casual stroll along the Erie Canal was perfect! Breakfast was included and was served in the local diner just down the street (about 30 feet away); excellent! Would most certainly recommend the Canal Side Inn - wonderful hospitality!
4.4 on May 18, 2012
note: this review concerns the restaurant side of the Inn. Canal Side has been operating for 30 years and their consistency of service, refinement and quality sets them apart from the crowd. And yes, you can taste the proprietor's love for what he does in each morsel. Easily one of the top 5 restaurants in the region Anthony Sullivan
4.0 on February 11, 2012
We enjoy staying at Canal Side Inn during the Christmas Holidays to visit family and friends in the area. The room services are great and we love the breaksfast each morning at the cafe next door.
4.0 on November 09, 2011
Spectacular food and service. Spacious rooms. Quiet, safe, charming neighborhood.
4.0 on September 21, 2011
My wife and I stayed at the Canal Side Inn the weekend of Sept 10, 2011 and had a wonderful time! James did a great job making sure that everything was taken care of and that we had everything we needed. We stayed in the Boucasse room and, let me tell you, that room is huge! We had dinner at the inn on Friday evening and had a wonderful meal! And, as it turns out, it was the same weekend as the Garlic and Herb Festival. My wife and I spent much of the day walking around the festival and visiting the antique shops that were right next door to the inn. I would definitely recommend staying at the Canal Side Inn!
4.6 on August 15, 2011
Needed a place to stay for a family celebration and we were thrilled with our experience at canal side inn. wonderful suite, very generous size, livingroom with pull out couch, very large bathroom. clean, spacious.
4.0 on July 15, 2011
Suite included three large rooms (bed, bath, living area with couch and tv) which were exceptionally clean if a bit slanted (renovated old factory building). The restaurant was closed while we were there, but the owner suggested a nearby restaurant that was fine. Living room was large enough to have friends over for a comfortable evening.
3.6 on May 27, 2011
Pleasant area and excellent food. Room was very spacious and well-maintained. Very private, like a hotel. Little Falls is a charming small city. Relaxed pace and very warm people. I wish the shower head were better. Highly recommend.
4.0 on May 18, 2011
We needed a room for an overnight stay as we were having dinner at a different restaurant for our anniversary (same place we were married). The Bocousse Suite had the brick wall behind the bed in the picture. We loved the old building with not so level floors and the room was done very nicely. The innkeeper told us about the canal walk which we did and found very nice. Breakfast was fine the next morning and everyone was very nice. I cannot speak for the Restaurant but I can say we plan to return again another time and stay again and have dinner in the Restaurant based on our experience.
4.4 on May 12, 2011
I stayed at the Canal Side Inn for 5 days on business. it was a restful suite with bright sunny windows. The cleaning person immediately took care of a burned out bulb. When I worked the overnight shift, the cleaning person left me alone. Upon arriving, the owner greeted me and gave me a tour of the suite. All in all, a great stay.
5 on March 21, 2011
Everything was wonderful. James and his staff always make the experience amazing. Beautiful Inn!
3.8 on January 14, 2011
Very pleased with the suite. It was a very good base for all the visiting we did in the area.
4.0 on January 04, 2011
The hotel was a bit hard to find because the streets are not marked well. Other wise it was a great place to stay for the night. It was clean and very affordable for a college student.
4.0 on January 02, 2011
I was pleasantly surprised with the accommodations. I will not be staying at any of the hotels or motels in the area again as long as there is a room available here!
3.8 on September 22, 2010
Finding someone to check in was a little difficult. The room was very nice and just as pictured on the site. If you have a reason to stay in littlefalls I'd recommend here. The breakfast (voucher for next door) was delicious!
3.4 on September 07, 2010
We just stayed one night with our dog. The room was huge and really nice. Very clean. The restaurant was just downstairs and we ate there outside with our dog. A patron told us that we could have taken our dog inside but the owner didn't offer that to us. Breakfast was from the diner next door and average.
4.4 on January 25, 2010
This restaurant is absolutely superb. After a stroll around this quiet little town I happened upon the Canal Side Inn. This caliber of dining experience coupled with their efficient service represents a league of it's own. When I arrived, a quite handsome young man David carried all my bags to my room and escorted me to my seat! I was expected with a candle, a small arrangement of flowers, water, and toast. The restaurant is equipped with a wine selection unparalleled in the area with a knowledgeable staff to help you choose. The servers with their professional looking attire were extraordinarily friendly and made the dining experience that much better. Also, the owner James was eager to share his knowledge about the area and history of the restaurant. I would recommend this experience to ANYONE!
3.8 on August 08, 2009
Dining was excellent, was just a little cold in the dininig room otherwise every good.
4.4 on July 08, 2009
We went to Little Falls to see friends and were pleasantly surprised by this gem. The rooms were very clean and comfortable. The owners were very accommodating. We'll be back.
4.0 on August 17, 2008
We thoroughly enjoyed our first stay at the Canal Side Inn in charming Little Falls. Our superb dinner at the inn's restaurant was the icing on the cake! We will definitely return.
3.2 on June 30, 2008
We were really shocked when we saw the building the first time. It is VERY old factory building,and looks in need of renovation. We were even more skeptical when we had to walk up two LONG NARROW flights of stairs. But when we entered the room we were plesantley surprised.The suite had a fridge couch tv chairs and a space heater stove. It was very clean, newly reonovated and nicely decorated and comfortable. However when the lady downstairs started talking on the phone at 12:0AM,we were able to hear every word very clearly.
5 on May 18, 2008
My Boyfriend and I just Happend to stumble across this great place on a recent overnight getaway... A real gem. The owner James was friendly and an amazing Chef. It was cozy warm, the room was bright and lovely. A must if you like quiet cozy places!!!
4.6 on April 29, 2008
The room was absolutely gorgeous. Very comfortable accomodations in a quaint little town. I loved it. It made are stay all that much nicer.
5 on January 24, 2008
This property is outstanding
5 on December 11, 2007
A treasure in the Mohawk Valley - felt like Europe! A dining delight. We will keep coming on our way to see family.
4.6 on October 16, 2007
Little Falls, NY is the best stop on the Erie Canal. Best restaurant in NY State and a lovely B&B! Best of old world and new and the nicest people!
5 on October 07, 2007
What a great "base of operations" for our vacation to the great Northeast! Close to everything we wanted to see...Cooperstown, Niagra Falls, Adirondacks, Erie Canal...and the friendly town of Little Falls! James has done a great job of remodeling this old establishment...comfortable room, great service...and his food is superlative!Your host is also your chef...how unique. Also,this is perfect for those that maybe don't wish to "live-in" a traditional B&B.