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Hotel Utica, an Ascend Collection hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   102 Lafayette Street, Utica, NY 13502
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Orlando, Florida
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60 reviews 60 reviews
60 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Thank you to the people who made the decision to revamp this old hotel! It is magnificent. The lobby area is breathtaking! I was just passing through for one night and was using my Choice Hotel points for a free night. Check in was not easy..the workers did not even know how to check me in using my free points!... More

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Toronto, Canada
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585 reviews 585 reviews
54 hotel reviews
391 helpful votes 391 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It's hard to miss the Hotel Utica when you drive into the heart of the city. It is one of the tallest buildings around and the huge roof top sign serves as a beacon at night. The century old building still exudes some of it's original charm and grandeur - the hotel lobby is massive with huge chandeliers, a soaring... More

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Livonia, Michigan
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38 reviews 38 reviews
13 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Overall a nice stay. On par with a 3 star rating. Clean bathroom and beds; customary amenities in room (soap, shampoo, conditioner, lotion, coffee, tea). I would give it a 2.5 because of the shower and breakfast area not having cleaned off tables. Check - in: Very friendly and helpful. We asked for some suggestions for dinner and both recommendations... More

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Hamilton, Canada
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58 reviews 58 reviews
8 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I would really like to tell you that this is a great hotel, but the best I can do is tell you that this hotel has amazing possibilities. It was rated very well on Trip Advisor but if this is the second best hotel in Utica I would hate to see the rest. The hotel is obviously long past her... More

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Texas Gulf Coast, Texas
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed two nights for a convention and was quite pleased. Large Room was clean and nicely updated, bed was new and very comfortable. The old girl shows her age here and there but all in all they have done a very good job on the renovation. Room service leaves a bit to be desired and I would advise passing on... More

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Northen Virginia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Like everyone else here, I found this hotel to be impressive but in need of updating. It was also pretty underutilized, but in their defense I was there on a Tuesday night. There are also three pay phones in the lobby. You read that correctly. Three pay phones! Mounted in the wall with coin slots! I have no idea what... More

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Elmira, New York
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127 reviews 127 reviews
19 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I didn't really know what to expect because the reviews on here were mixed, however, we had a really nice stay. The lobby is pretty and I can only imagine what it used to look like back in it's hay-day. It does need a little help because it is aging (the lobby) but honestly, the rooms are clean, the bathrooms... More

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Cazenovia, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We made reservations at The Hotel Utica in order to be close to a music festival in the area. We were not sure what to expect. We were pleasantly surprised. It is a very beautifully renovated grand hotel- high ceilings with impressive chandeliers, beautiful mosaic floors, grand stairways. Our room was spacious and very clean. Even the pull out couch... More

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Alexandria Va
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When I walked into the impressive but empty lobby of the Hotel Utica Maggie Smith came to mind as the Dowager Countess Grantham on Downton Abbey. Impressive, imposing and out of date. At one time this surely was the pride of Utica but those days are long past. This is now part of the Choice Hotel brand's Ascend line and... More

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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6 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very old but refurbished property. Conveniently located in downtown Utica close to restaurants, shopping and the Stanley Theater. The rooms are comfortable, and the Staff friendly. I really enjoyed the bar which was well appointed.

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Address: 102 Lafayette Street, Utica, NY 13502
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Location: United States > New York > Utica
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Utica, an Ascend Collection hotel 3*
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Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
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Enjoy our 112 elegantly appointed rooms, including 14 spacious suites, 7 of which feature whirlpool tubs. Every room is artistically furnished for its historic charm. Start your day with our complimentary Deluxe Breakfast Buffet served every morning. Nestled in the foothills of New York's Adirondack Mountains, the historic Hotel Utica, is located close to the Adirondack Scenic Railroad, Children's Museum of History, Science and Technology, Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute, Saranac Brewery and the Utica Zoo. The Hotel Utica has six different on-site meeting rooms and banquet spaces that can accommodate large or small groups, while the Crystal Ballroom can accommodate up to 250. The ballroom and meeting spaces have been restored to reflect their original grandeur, while staying up to date with todays technology. The Hotel Utica is the perfect fit for all your corporate and social events. ... more   less 
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