We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Guaranty / Prudential Building

Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 28 Church St, Buffalo, NY 14202
Phone Number: 716 854 0003
Improve this listing

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 37 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 28
    Excellent
  • 9
    Very good
  • 0
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Jaw-drop architecture in downtown Buffalo

Not much to actually see from the outside, and tours of the interior are limited (at least until the building's Discovery Center opens later in 2016), but this century-old Louis... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Cannonball
,
Toronto
Add Photo Write a Review

37 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Toronto
Level Contributor
92 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not much to actually see from the outside, and tours of the interior are limited (at least until the building's Discovery Center opens later in 2016), but this century-old Louis Sullivan skyscraper is nothing less than a corker. It's a monument to the spirit of this remarkable city, and an inspiration to the creative spirit. Structures of this type are... More 

Helpful?
Thank Cannonball
Mohawk, New York
Level Contributor
47 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

This is another amazing fete of architecture in downtown Buffalo. The carvings on the outside of the building are amazing as well as the original outside lighting. We were only able to tour the ornate lobby with beautiful tilework and the gorgeous elevator bank. We were there at a time when guided tours were not available.

Helpful?
1 Thank Margaret O
Oak Park, Illinois
Level Contributor
70 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

The Guaranty is one of Chicago architect Louis Sullivan's greatest works. It features over-the-top organic ornamentation and an elaborate lobby. It is the epitome of the Chicago School highrise and well worth a few minutes to see it if in downtown Buffalo. The law offices are closed to the public but the lobby is open and the guards are friendly... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank dgilbert9294
Chciago
Level Contributor
347 reviews
106 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We strolled though the weekday and it was bit busy, but nice to see such handsome architecture. If you are in the area, stop in.

Helpful?
1 Thank Boystowtraveler
Portland, Oregon
Level Contributor
22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

It is a beautiful building and even more important when knowing the history of architecture in the city. Wish we had been there on a day when they offered tours so we could see more than the outside and the lobby.,

Helpful?
1 Thank Leslie682
Buffalo
Level Contributor
209 reviews
97 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

One thing about older cities, like Buffalo, is the architecture . . . and it's stunning. When you walk down the street and see this building, most people just say WOW. The true beauty is actually inside. It is open to the public, so go in and look around, you will be amazed !

Helpful?
Thank BuffaloGryde
Cleveland, Ohio
Level Contributor
25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

What an awesome building! The attention to detail and the restoration is incredible. This building is not to be missed!

Helpful?
Thank Leslie O
Buffalo, New York
Level Contributor
9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

inside and outside...filled with the beauty of art and architecture at it,s best from the teacher of FL Wright...Mr Louis Sullivan

Helpful?
Thank umcharles
Level Contributor
52 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

The is one if the great landmarks of Buffalo. The detailing is extraordinary. I don't believe that the interior is generally open to the public, although they have the occasional open-house.

Helpful?
1 Thank Helen C
Jackson Heights, New York
Level Contributor
31 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Well worth a visit, even if it's a little out of your way, just to get out and take a look. It doesn't sound like you can just wander in or do a tour, but I'd love to if there was ever an opportunity. It's really a beautiful building, in an area with a lot of other architectural gems. The... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank chrisandevan

Travelers who viewed Guaranty / Prudential Building also viewed

 

Been to Guaranty / Prudential Building? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Guaranty / Prudential Building staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?