Canal Side Inn

395 Canal Place , Little Falls, NY 13365 USA (Show map)


Located in the historic Canal Place District, the Canal Side Inn has served traditional French and American cuisine sinced 1982.In recent years, the Inn has been renovated and two comfortable and gracious suites are now availabe.Explore the Antique Center at Canal Place,take a ride on the Erie Canal Boat and then enjoy the warmth,hospitality, and fine cuisine of the Canal Side Inn. For weekend availability, please contact the Inn directly for reservations. Online booking is unavailable for weekend reservations.



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  • Guest room4.4
  • Service4.1
  • Value4.2
  • Cleanliness4.4
  • Onsite Dining4.4

Little Falls Gem

3.2 on April 22, 2015

Quaint, cozy suite in a unique neighborhood. Walk to everything. Kind host with a great restaurant.

Small Town Friendly Service

5 on October 27, 2014

We had exceptional service. The room was spaceous, clean, and a great value. The food at the Inn is exceptional. I would always stay here when we come back to visit family. Thank you.

canal side inn on erie canal bikeway

4.6 on October 11, 2014

great stay, comfortable surroundings and convenient access to the bike trail

A real treat and we will be coming back again!

5 on August 26, 2014

Charlie Gray

Surprising find

4.0 on August 24, 2014

The Wi-Fi didn't really work, otherwise the rest of our stay was great. I would definitely recommend it to others. Next time I'm in the area I will stay here again.

Bicycle ride on Erie Canal

5 on August 12, 2014

What a find in Little Falls! Our accommodations were spacious and very clean! The food in the restaurant was beyond our expectations, truly a gourmet meal. We arrived early as there were severe thunderstorms coming in, and James should us where we could store our panniers and bikes while we visited the the town. Thank you so much for making the middle of our bike ride one of the best stays.

Trains overnight

2.6 on August 03, 2014

If you can sleep through regular trains running into the wee hours then go for it. The Inn is but 500 yards from a major route. So I could not sleep except between the hours of 3 and 6 am! So I can't recommend it. The building is old and charming but you'd be hard pressed to find a level floor anywhere. And although the French restaurant had a first class menu and great service, it was too dark and is in serious need of a makeover. The Innkeeper does everything including greeting you while working in the kitchen. But Liitle Falls is quaint and quiet, except for the trains that run through it.


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.

Comfort along the Mohawk

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.

Very nice place to stay, restaurant is fantastic

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.

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Rooms & Rates

Blanc Studio

Living Room, A Bedroom with a queen sized bed, a Full Kitchenette, Cable Television, Coffee SerWvice, Wireless Internet Service, Air Conditioning, Includes a Country Breakfast

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Boucase Suite

Living Room with pull-out sofa bed, a bedroom with a queen sized bed, cable Television, coffee Service, air Conditioning, wireless Internet Service and includes a Country Breakfast.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

$125 - $135

Ducasse Suite

Living Room, a Bedroom with a queen sized bed, a Full Kitchenette, Cable Television, Coffee Service, Air Conditioning, wireless internet service and Includes a Country Breakfast

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

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Location Type

100 yards to the Erie Canal, Countryside, Small town


Albany, NY (ALB-Albany County) 65 miles

Directions to property:

THE Inn is located 75min. east of Syracuse,75min. west of Albany and 45min. north of Cooperstown. From the New York State Thruway take exit 29A. After exiting toll both continue straight for 2 miles. Turn left on RT 5. Go thru 2 traffic lights, after 2nd light turn right at Albany St. exit/RT 167. Make your first right,following the signs for RT 167. At your first stop sign turn right, continued down the ramp turning left at the bottom, where you will see a Canal Side Inn sign.Continue down that street for .2 mile then turn right at the stop sign.The Inn will be directly on your left.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Herkimer Diamond MInes, Erie Canal Boat, Copperstown Hall of Fame, Fly Creek Cider Mill, Glimmerglass Opera, Golf Courses, Performing Theater, Picnic area, River

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn, Boutique Hotel

On-site amenities

Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Parking, Telephone, Wedding Facilities, Wet bar

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Kitchenette, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Cross-country ski trails, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Kayaking, rock climming, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Tennis courts

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  • Check In:: 3P.M.-11P.M.
  • Check Out:: 11A.M.
  • Open All Year Round: No
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required small dogs only. $25.00 supplemental charge
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: One night's stay or 50% of two or more nights stay.
  • Cancellations: Deposit refundable up to 7 days prior to arrival date. If you cancel in less than seven days,you will be charged for one nights stay if we cannot re-book yuour room.
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Carol and James Aufmuth

Languages spoken

English, French

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  • Time Served: 7-11
  • Serving Location: Ann St. Cafe, adjacent to the INN, On-site restaurant

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian

Signature Dish

French cuisine
The award winning Canal Side Inn, serves traditional French and American cuisine using the finest and freshest ingredients.The menu freatures fresh salmon,tuna,veal,lamb,duck and aged beef.

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Hot Deal

Gracious guest suite and French cuisine

Regular Rate: $199.95 now $159.95 (20% Savings:)

Enjoy tradition French cuisine with an award winning wine list at the nationally recognized Canal Side Inn. After dinner, retire to our large,comfortable and inviting queen suite. Located at Canal Place,a restored historic district near the Erie Canal. Antiques Center,shops and Erie Canal Boat. Rates include breakfast, dinner and accommodations. Tax and gratuities not included. Rates based on double occupancy and are valid Tuesday-Thursday nights. Please contact the inn at 1-315-823-1170 to redeem Hot Deal. Please contact the inn directly at 1 3158231170 to redeem this deal.

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