This is an extended stay so the rooms come with a kitchenette: microwave, electric stovetop, fridge/freezer, even a dishwasher, and cabinets and drawers full of everything you need for the kitchen. There is a small kitchen table with one office chair and one dining chair and a flat screen TV with DirecTV. Also because of this being extended stay, they only do weekly housekeeping visits so it is rather nice not to worry about someone coming into your room daily. I don't mind not having my bed made everyday, its not an important detail to me.
I had enough towels for the week without having to request extras. The bathrooms are nicer than most hotels, with plenty of storage under the granite countered sink. They provide you with a conditioning shampoo by Pantene which is actually nice compared to many hotel shampoos. I used it the whole week and still took half the bottle home. The floor plan of the bathroom can be a bit awkward because the door swing comes within a centimeter or two of the countertop near the inside corner.
There is a thermostat so you can easily control the temperature in the room. It goes off when it doesn't detect your being in the room, but the moment I'd return every night I could hear it kick back on. What I didn't like about it was if it was too warm, I'd dial it down a few degrees and then the air conditioning would kick on but really I just wanted the heat to turn off and allow the room to drop to that temperature on its own. I had to use a lot of heat because there wasn't a heavy enough throw on the bed to keep warm.
The bed is soft enough, but my sleep wasn't the greatest. If you don't need to get up earlier than 6:45/7AM I would recommend requesting a room on the entrance side of the hotel. On Tuesday and Thursday mornings, the garbage man comes to the hotel perpendicular to the backside of the Candlewood and that woke me up miserably. The beeping is extremely loud and goes on for at least 15 minutes. Luckily the second time around I already had to be up but if I didn't, I would've been miserable again. Right after checking in, I was worried to see that my room was right off of the elevator but this noise actually didn't disturb me much. The one other noise that I think prevented my good sleep was the fridge. Of course a fridge goes on and off constantly, but to have it right where you sleep is distracting. I was considering attempting to unplug it since I really wasn't using it.
There is a decent gym room and they have what they call The Cupboard, which has drinks, small scale food items, toiletries you may have forgotten, candy, snacks, yogurts, some fruits, even tubs of ice cream. It works on the honor system so you serve yourself and you can either fill out a tab and charge it to your room or simply drop cash in the slot. Its pretty convenient for a small breakfast or a snack.
Checking out is also a breeze, you simply tell the desk your room number and that you are checking out. For the great price, you can't beat this hotel even for a shorter stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Discover all that Buffalo has to offer at the convenient, comfortable all new Candlewood Suites hotel Buffalo/Amherst. You are at the heart of everything, shopping, dining, entertainment and the arts. Only a short drive from Niagara Falls and 8 miles from Buffalo Niagara International Airport BUF. You will spend less time in traffic and more time doing what you came to Buffalo/Amherst to do. And there is easy access to I-290, I-90 and I-190. Whether you re coming to Buffalo for business or just for fun your room at the Candlewood Suites Buffalo/Amherst is your personal retreat. You ll have room to work, relax and make the most of your day. Amenities such as free high-speed Internet, work center, free guest laundry, fitness center, plush towels and luxurious bedding mean every night is a great night and every day starts right. The best of Buffalo is waiting for you at the Candlewood Suites Buffalo/Amherst. ... more less
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