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Buffalo, NY: Hotel & Motel Planning Guide

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The Buffalo center is approximately the area of Buffalo City Hall and the area of Buffalo General Hospital.

Buffalo is a colorful city in upstate New York. Built on the banks of Lake Erie, at the head of the Niagara River, it makes an excellent base for travelers wishing to discover Niagara Falls or a different side of New York State. While it's not as popular with tourists as New York City, there's still plenty in Buffalo to keep tourists entertained, both young and old. More from this guide...

Buffalo Hotels & Accommodations

Staybridge Suites West Seneca 162 Slade Ave., West Seneca, NY 14224 Website ~5.83 miles southeast of Buffalo
  • Three Star Suburban property
  • Gym is available on property
  • Most guests enjoyed the friendly atmosphere
  • Food is delicious
From$57
Very Good 4.5 /5Reviews Call
Clarion Hotel & Conference Centre - Fort Erie 1485 Garrison Rd., Fort Erie, ON L2A1P8 ~4.85 miles west of Buffalo
  • 3 star Suburban hotel
  • Check in: 3:00 pm
  • Clean pool area
  • Great location
Quality Inn Buffalo Airport in Buffalo 4217 Genesee St., Buffalo, NY 14225 Website
  • Cheap Airport property
  • Hotel has 2 floors
  • Wonderful breakfast selection with hot and cold food
  • Great service
Embassy Suites Buffalo : 200 Delaware Ave. 200 Delaware Ave., Buffalo, NY 14202
  • 4-star Downtown hotel
  • 182 suites in hotel
Hilton Garden Inn Buffalo Downtown : 10 Lafayette Sq. 10 Lafayette Sq., Buffalo, NY 14203
  • 3-star Downtown property
  • 124 sleeping rooms in hotel
From$92
Very Good 4.5 /5Reviews Call
Hampton Inn & Suites Downtown 220 Delaware Ave., Buffalo, NY 14202
  • Midscale Downtown property
  • Gym / Fitness Center Available
  • Great hotel security
  • Internet works
From$109
Very Good 4.5 /5Recent Reviews Call
Hotel at the Lafayette - Buffalo 391 Washington St., Buffalo, NY 14203
  • High-end Downtown hotel
  • Comp. Breakfast
  • Conventional furniture
  • Near city centre
From$112
Very Good 4.5 /5Latest Reviews Call
Lofts on Pearl in Buffalo 92 Pearl St., Buffalo, NY 14202
  • Three Star Downtown hotel
  • Hotel has 5 floors
  • Nice place to visit
  • Most guests found the kitchenette to be good
From$112
Very Good 4.5 /5Review Score Call
The Mansion on Delaware Avenue - Buffalo 414 Delaware Ave., Buffalo, NY 14202
  • 4 star Downtown property
  • Free breakfast
  • Terrific location
  • Beautiful old mansion
From$165
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Buffalo Marriott Harborcenter 95 Main St., Buffalo, NY 14203
  • Expensive property
Doubletree by Hilton Buffalo 125 High St., Buffalo, NY 14203
  • 3 star Downtown property
  • 12 suites in property
  • The majority of guests said the beds were comfortable
  • Almost all guests said the reception staff was great
Comfort Inn Near The Walden Galleria Mall - Buffalo 475 Dingens St., Buffalo, NY 14206
  • Two-star Highway hotel
  • Free complimentary breakfast
From$69
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Hampton Inn Airport / Galleria Mall 1745 Walden Ave., Buffalo, NY 14225
  • Affordable Airport hotel
  • Check-in time: 3:00 pm
Hampton Inn & Suites Buffalo Airport 133 Buell Ave., Cheektowaga, NY 14225 ~5.53 miles east of Buffalo
  • Affordable Airport hotel
  • Check-in: 3:00 pm
  • Pool is good
  • Most guests thought, the hotel was modern
From$89
Very Good 4.5 /5Review Score Call
Holiday Inn Express Cheektowaga North East 83 Anderson Rd., Cheektowaga, NY 14206 ~5.54 miles east of Buffalo
  • Affordable Downtown hotel
  • Check in: 3:00PM
From$60
Very Good 4.5 /5Reviews Call
Country Inn & Suites Buffalo South 164b Slade Ave., West Seneca, NY 14224 ~5.83 miles southeast of Buffalo
  • 3 star Suburban hotel
  • 108 sleeping rooms in hotel
From$69
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Homewood Suites Buffalo Airport in Cheektowaga 760 Dick Rd., Cheektowaga, NY 14225 ~7.35 miles east of Buffalo
  • Mid-scale Airport hotel
  • Check in: 03:00 pm
From$119
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Hyatt Place Buffalo Airport / Amherst in Amherst 5020 Main St., Amherst, NY 14226 ~7.59 miles northeast of Buffalo
  • Three Star Suburban hotel
  • Free breakfast available
From$89
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Homewood Suites Buffalo / Amherst 1138 Millersport Highway, Amherst, NY 14226 ~7.84 miles northeast of Buffalo
  • Three Star Suburban hotel
  • 5 floors in hotel
From$109
Very Good 4.5 /5Latest Reviews Call
Wyndham Garden Williamsville / Buffalo : 5195 Main St. 5195 Main St., Buffalo, NY 14221
  • High end Suburban property
  • 120 rooms in hotel
  • Most guests liked the proximity to shopping
  • Awesome vibe
Aloft Buffalo Airport 4219 Genesee St., Cheektowaga, NY 14225 ~8.02 miles east of Buffalo
  • Mid-scale Airport hotel
  • Shuttle from airport available
Hilton Garden Inn Buffalo Airport in Buffalo 4201 Genesee St., Buffalo, NY 14225
  • 3-star Airport hotel
  • 5 conference rooms in property
  • Parking is rare
  • Complimentary buffet
From$109
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Towneplace Suites by Marriott Buffalo Airport 4265 Genesee St., Buffalo, NY 14225
  • Mid-scale Airport hotel
  • Check in time: 3:00 PM
  • Impressive bathroom
  • Quiet sofa
From$99
Very Good 4.5 /5Reviews Call
Courtyard by Marriott Buffalo Airport 4243 Genesee St., Cheektowaga, NY 14225 ~8.21 miles east of Buffalo
  • Affordable Airport property
  • Hotel has 5 suites
  • Most guests thought the shower was ok
  • Free continental breakfast
From$99
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Fairfield Inn & Suites Buffalo Airport : 4271 Genesee St. 4271 Genesee St., Buffalo, NY 14225
  • Midscale Airport property
  • Airport shuttle provided
  • Staff service is superb
  • Delicious food
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Buffalo's multicultural population, made up of people with Italian, German, Polish, Greek, Indian, Irish, and Asian heritages, has helped the city establish itself as an enviable ethnic food destination. You can sample cuisines from all over the world here, but make sure you don't leave without tasting the Buffalo wings the city is most famous for.

A cultural hotspot, Buffalo is also home to more than 50 private and public art galleries, numerous theaters, and several bars that nurture Buffalo's rich music scene. The Goo Goo Dolls, Rick James, Ani DiFranco, and Grover Washington Jr. are just some of the musical talents to come from Buffalo. There's every chance you could see the next big thing playing during your stay.

Buffalo is also known for its sporting prowess. Visitors come from far and wide to cheer on teams representing Buffalo in national football, ice hockey, and lacrosse competitions.

Whatever your reason for visiting Buffalo, finding the right hotel can make or break your stay. Consider your budget and tastes carefully to find your best base for exploring this exciting upstate New York city.

When to Visit Buffalo, NY

While you'll need to battle the crowds, the beautiful weather Buffalo receives from June to August can't be beat. With average highs in the upper 70s and lower 80s, summer is the perfect time for local sightseeing. Annual events including the season-long National Garden Festival, July's Taste of Buffalo, and August's Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts also make the most of the city's favorable summer weather conditions.

While tourist numbers drop off in the fall and spring, bringing down hotel tariffs with them, these shoulder seasons are much chillier than you might expect. However, if you don't mind dressing in layers, you'll still find plenty to see and do including the Buffalo St. Patrick's Day Parade and the Buffalo International Film Festival, which runs from September to October.

The mercury often drops below freezing in winter, which makes seeing popular outdoor attractions like Forest Lawn and Buffalo Zoo unpleasant. Only visit during this period if you can cope with the extreme cold!

Below is a chart of the current pricing seasonality of hotels and motels in Buffalo, NY:

seasonality of hotel rates in Buffalo

Buffalo by Star Rating

Below are 3 charts demonstrating mean nightly cost trends by star rating class in Buffalo, NY. You can use these illustrations to determine the most cost effective time period to book a room in Buffalo for upcoming travels.

Luxury Hotel Options in Buffalo, NY

4 Star Average Prices: $140.66

For true luxury in Buffalo, it's difficult to go past the Mansion on Delaware Avenue, the city's only AAA Four Diamond award-winning luxury hotel. Constructed in 1867 by acclaimed architect George Allison, it was transformed into a hotel in 2001. All rooms are spacious and tastefully decorated, with soft Italian cotton linens, a whirlpool bath, and a luxurious multi-head shower. Guests enjoy personalized butler 24/7, chauffeured Land Rover transport downtown, and free Internet access. Enjoy a generous free continental buffet breakfast each morning and complimentary cocktails each evening. There's also a salon, fitness studio, and event space for weddings and corporate functions on site.

You'll also find Embassy Suites Buffalo on chic Delaware Avenue. This luxury hotel is a more modern choice with gadgets like microwaves, mini-fridges, and a pair of flat-screen TVs in all suites. Its Italian-themed Della Terra restaurant makes an excellent choice for an evening meal. For a quick bite or coffee, hit up the espresso bar in the lobby. Guests are spoiled with a free breakfast cooked-to-order each morning and a cocktail reception each night. Luxurious touches like an indoor swimming pool, whirlpool, high-tech fitness center, and free airport shuttle make the Embassy Suites Buffalo an excellent choice for the well-to-do.

The opulence of the Foundry Suites hides its humble beginnings. It began life as a railroad signals manufacturing plant, but it's now known as one of Buffalo's best hotels. Its one- and two-bedroom suites feature full-sized kitchens, modern flat-screen TVs, and chic bathrooms appointed with high-quality products. The modern Foundry Lounge is the perfect place to enjoy a signature cocktail, a game of pool, or a coffee.

4 Star Hotel Prices in Buffalo

Affordable Hotel Options in Buffalo, NY

3 Star Average Prices: $123.00

As with many cities, it's hard to find a more affordable option in Buffalo than the local hostel. Hostel Buffalo-Niagara is a modern hostel with clean rooms and convenient facilities. Relax in the lounges, cook your meals in the fully-equipped kitchen, or use the free Wi-Fi to connect with loved ones back home. The basement's been converted into a movie room, and there's also a book exchange, laundry, and loaner bicycles. Regular buses run from the hostel to Niagara Falls.

Several budget hotel chains also have a presence in Buffalo. Quality Inn Airport is conveniently located across the street from Buffalo Niagara International Airport and minutes from the city's most popular attractions. The rooms are simple but newly renovated. Your rate includes free hot continental breakfast each morning, a daily newspaper, high-speed Wi-Fi, airport transfers, and tea and coffee in the lobby.

Many sports fans choose Econo Lodge South Hotel for its location near Ralph Wilson Stadium. All guest rooms feature coffee makers, hair dryers, and safes for your valuables. There's also free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel and free continental breakfast provided each morning. Copy and fax services are also available for business travelers.

3 Star Hotel Prices in Buffalo

2 Star Average Prices: $89.43

2 Star Hotel Prices in Buffalo

Which Buffalo hotels have real discounts?

Several Buffalo hotels extend substantial discounts to various members of the community.

Many guests can save when they stay at Hilton Garden Inn Buffalo Downtown. Senior citizens and members of AAA, CAA, and AARP receive discounts of up to 10 percent on the best available room rate. Bed and breakfast packages are discounted by as much as 15 percent for active and retired military and their families.

Buffalo Marriott Harborcenter promises seniors aged 62 or older will save at least 15 percent when they stay. The hotel also offers unspecified discounts to AAA and CAA members and qualified government and military personnel.

Best Value Options in Buffalo, NY

Some of Buffalo's mid-priced hotels offer the city's best value.

The generous, well-appointed rooms and central location of Hampton Inn & Suites Buffalo Downtown makes it a popular choice. Enjoy a leisurely breakfast buffet or grab a Hampton On the Run Breakfast Bag on weekends; both options are included in your room rate. The hotel also offers free parking and Wi-Fi.

The pampering starts at DoubleTree Club by Hilton Hotel Buffalo Downtown the moment you receive your warm chocolate chip cookie on arrival. The hotel has more facilities than many in its price range, including an onsite bar, business center, event spaces, and gym. While you can walk to many attractions, you can catch the complimentary downtown shuttle if you'd rather save your legs. Wi-Fi is also free throughout the hotel.

If you'd prefer a boutique hotel, try InnBuffalo off Elmwood, a nine-suite historic mansion in Elmwood Village, minutes from downtown Buffalo. The suites are spacious and beautiful, with elegant touches like heated marble floors, luxurious linens, and Acca Kappa bath amenities. Guests can unwind in the music room, library, and drawing rooms. Such an opulent hotel would cost much more if it were in the heart of the city.

Buffalo, NY for Sports Fans

Sporting fans are spoiled for choice in Buffalo, which fields successful sporting teams in several national competitions.

The Buffalo Bills might not have won an AFC championship since the mid-90s, but fans still love to cheer on this National Football League team at Ralph Wilson Stadium. The parking lot can get congested around kick-off, so make sure you arrive at least an hour prior to make sure you're seated before game time. Tickets are available from the stadium's ticket office and the Buffalo Bills website. They range from around $50 to $130 during the regular season; preseason tickets are discounted.

If ice hockey is your game, catch the Buffalo Sabres at First Niagara Center. Tickets start from around $40 but can top $250 for the best seats. Get yours from the Buffalo Sabres website or in person at the First Niagara Center box office.

For something a little different, check out the Buffalo Bandits, part of the National Lacrosse League's Eastern Division. They're no slouches, winning division championships in 2011, 2009, and 2008, when they took home the national title. Like the Sabres, the Bandits also compete at the First Niagara Center. Because of this, they share a ticket office. Since lacrosse has a relatively low profile, tickets are affordable, ranging from $21 to $40. You can also purchase tickets in advance from the Buffalo Bandits website.

No matter whether you love the thrill of national sporting events or the splendor of an art gallery, Buffalo has attractions and events to delight. It also has a wide variety of hotels, from the affordable to the opulent and everything in between. Research your options carefully to make the most of your stay in Buffalo.

Verified reviews of the city of Buffalo

Below are reviews of the city of Buffalo, NY from an actual visitor's perspective.

"When In Buffalo"
Score 5.0 / 5

Great shopping and choices of restaurants.

Roslyn H., from 14-Oct-2015
"Lots To Do"
Score 5.0 / 5

The people were friendly and it was easy to navigate around the city.

Unknown U., from 05-Oct-2015
"We Had a Great Time"
Score 4.0 / 5

We visited Niagara Falls and the group enjoyed it.

Cathlyn G., from 11-Aug-2015
"Great Group Tour"
Score 4.0 / 5

We loved staying here and enjoyed a walking tour with the Buffalo History Tours. Our clients loved the tour and city history as well.

Sarah W., from 16-Jul-2015
"Great Eateries in Buffalo"
Score 5.0 / 5

When in town, be sure to visit Duff's Famous Wings and La Nova Pizzeria.

Ruby H., from 17-May-2015
"Lively Town"
Score 5.0 / 5

Easy to get around and a variety of restaurants.

Sa-Derria R., from 08-Sep-2014
The average traveler rating of the city of Buffalo, NY shown above is 4.7 out of 5 based on 6 reviews
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