I am sorry to write this review, but it needs to be said. The hotel has nice "bones" and a nice lobby with a terrific breakfast.
It's very clear that this hotel has significant deferred maintenance issues. The hallway walls are banged up with carts marks (I assume that this is from the housekeeping carts, it is obvious, but needs to be addressed). Its ratty.
I stayed in room 313.
The windows don't open. A shame on a beautiful spring evening.
The safe in the room was non-functional.
The bathroom was very clean, but the shower was a complete mystery to operate. It was so hard to figure out that I had to take a bath. I'm a grown man, a burly guy. 6' 2", 240lb. Tell me how much i enjoy taking a bath because I can't figure out how to make the shower work. (It turns out its a hidden pull down ring, under the tub fill nozzle. Please put a sign in the bathroom. I'm not alone on this, it was the topic of conversation at he next table at breakfast "Hey, Bill. How long did it take you to figure out the shower?". Bill, "A LONG time")
The bathroom door had been kicked open, and was cracked.
But, that's not why I wrote this.
I wrote this because I chose the bed that i slept in based on one factor, I slept in the bed that didn't have dried blood on the sheets.
It would be so simple to address the details in this well appointed place. In a year, it will be a full renovation.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Spinning Ferris wheels, hot funnel cakes and big name performers like Maroon 5 & Train are waiting for you at the Great New York State Fair, just minutes from the Holiday Inn Express® Syracuse - Fairgrounds Hotel in Warners, NY. Our hotel's convenient location off I-90 and quick access to I-690 means commuting in and out of the city is a breeze. If you're a business traveler looking for hotels near Syracuse, NY with meeting space, we have an event room that accommodates 50 and a boardroom that seats 10. Corporate guests also appreciate that we're close to Lockheed Martin, Sysco Food Services and Anheuser-Busch. A Business Center with copy, print and PC capabilities is provided, as well. In addition to being just four miles from the state fairgrounds, we're near Onondaga Lake Park, which is a great destination for those who love the outdoors. For those who prefer to shop, Carousel Center Mall is close by and Waterloo Premium Outlets are a short drive from Warners, NY. Our hotel's location also has easy access to Empire Expo Center, downtown Syracuse and Armory Square. While you stay at our hotel's facility near Syracuse, NY, you'll enjoy amenities like free high-speed, wireless Internet access and an indoor pool and spa. Each morning, you can enjoy a free, hot breakfast, as well, at the Express Start Breakfast Bar. Call today and let us help you plan your next trip to this beautiful area. ... more less
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