Recent 3-night road trip, 2 nights here and a night at another hotel in downtown Buffalo. The other hotel had a 4.5 star rating BUT - gotta tell ya - we had a superior overall stay here at a fraction of the price. Squeaky-clean room (ESPECIALLY the bathroom !!!), nice big wide-screen TV, fridge and microwave, the room even smelled especially nice. And unlike the other place, no mildew anywhere.
Equally impressive was the down-home-friendly greeting we received on check-in - there's just something especially nice about we-really-appreciate-your-business friendliness - and even nicer, this attitude was repeated by every staff member we met during our stay, right down to the maintenance guy and the housekeeping staff. They even went out of their way to let me plug in my Chevy Volt, a request that was met with laughter at the 4.5 star facility. And there is an INCREDIBLE steak house next door with equally fun 'n friendly staff and the best road meal we've had in a while, the quality and proximity more than makes up for the absence of an in-house restaurant/bar.
If you want full-amenity digs this isn't your place but for a clean, comfy basic stay it doesn't get any better.