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“Good Bet in Buffalo” 4 of 5 stars
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DoubleTree Club by Hilton Hotel Buffalo Downtown
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   125 High Street, Buffalo, NY 14203   |  
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Ranked #7 of 22 hotels in Buffalo
Pitman, New Jersey
Senior Contributor
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5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
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“Good Bet in Buffalo”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

Visited the DoubleTree Club Hotel, Downtown, in Buffalo, New York, with a group of friends with whom I travel. The hotel, despite its name, is not actually situated in downtown Buffalo, but in one of the neighborhoods. The actual location is somewhat unsettling, as it is dark at night, without a lot of foot traffic, or other attractions in close proximity. However, apparently recognizing that there might be a problem, the hotel provides a shuttle van which will transport guests to locations within a 5 mile radius, and pick them up at a pre-determined time. The outstanding feature of the hotel, however, is the staff. They were so friendly and helpful, it was almost embarrassing. In particular, I would point out Ms. Elaine Sarkis, the Manager of the hotel. We arrived after dark; it was cold; we were strangers to the area; and there were no restaurants located near the hotel with which we were familiar. Not only did she recommend a restaurant - which turned out to be more than acceptable - but she also personally drove our group to the same in the hotel shuttle bus,and picked us up 1.5 hours later - displaying great good humor the whole time. The next morning, at breakfast (which was good, plentiful, tasty, and well presented) one of our group mentioned that there was no fresh fruit - the remark not directed to anyone in particular, but made within hearing of Ms. Sarkis. Five minutes later, a bowl of fresh cut fruit was deposited on our table. Service like that is so rare as to be almost unbelievable. Hilton Hotels should do whatever it takes to retain her as an employee - she is awfully good for the company. I also note, in passing, that the rest of the hotel staff that we encountered during out 3 day stay reflected the attitude and courtesy of Ms. Sarkis, which I consider the sign of a good manager. I can recommend the hotel and strongly suggest that you take the opportunity - while there - to meet Ms. Sarkis. .

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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DoubletreeBuffalo, Assistant General Manager at DoubleTree Club by Hilton Hotel Buffalo Downtown, responded to this review, November 9, 2012
Dear Tyson Elliott; we appreciate you sharing your comments regarding your most recent stay with us. The team at The DoubleTree Club by Hilton strives daily to meet and exceed our guest’s expectation. I will be sure to share your wonderful review with Elaine, our General Manager. You are right Elliott, she is a great leader and we are very lucky to have her as our leader. Should your travels bring you to Buffalo again, I hope you stay with us!!
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
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Key Largo, Florida
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7 hotel reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

First appearances can be deceiving. We pulled up in the hotel shuttle from the airport, which by the way is not a free service, and thought we had made a mistake by picking this property. Then we walked into the lobby and was pleasantly surprised. Not only was the lobby nice and clean but Randy at the front desk couldn't have been more pleasant and helpful. He informed us of all the hotel ammenties and the surronding places not to be missed. The Anchor Bar is just down the street and the shuttle was offered to us to take us there. It wasn't far so we just walked. The room was nice and clean and the bed was very comfortable. The breakfast in the morning was also very nice and the server couldn't have been more pleasant. Would stay there again. Once again, Thanks Randy. You were wonderful.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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DoubletreeBuffalo, Assistant General Manager at DoubleTree Club by Hilton Hotel Buffalo Downtown, responded to this review, November 4, 2012
Dear Guest; thank you for taking the time to write such a nice review regarding your stay here at the DoubleTree! The comments regarding Randy are very much appreciated! He is an asset to our company and we are lucky to have him. Should your travels bring you back to Buffalo, I hope you will stay with us again. Thank you w0rldtraveler911 for your business!
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

Myself and my co worker travel all over the US attending travel based travel shows. We know a good hotel when we see it. To tell you the truth, we don't usually take the time to do this. But the accomodations, and especially the OUTSTANDING SINCERE SERVICE compells us to let the people know this is a gem not to miss.

Here's example of many: One of their shuttle drivers picked us up at the convention center and we mentioned we had a hankering for seafood. He stops by a seafood place about a block away and goes inside and brings us out a menu! Have you ever had this happen to you?? Not us.

Great place. Great service....from the General Manager to the ladies attending the rooms.
You can believe the next time we are in Buffalo this is where we will hang our hat.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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esarkis, General Manager at DoubleTree Club by Hilton Hotel Buffalo Downtown, responded to this review, October 28, 2012
Hello! Just want you to know that you made by day when I saw your review. Thank you so much. Be assured I have already shared it with some of the staff and it is posted for all to read. I found out that it was Ben who was the driver that got a seafood menu for you. I have showered him with kudos; he said it was not a big deal. Everyone on the staff thought you and your associate were great. So, I hope your travels return you to Buffalo and that you are able to stay with us. I look forward to meeting you. Thanks again; I really appreciate your time in doing this. Elaine Sarkis, GM
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Sykesville, Maryland, United States
2 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

My wife recently stayed at this hotel during a business trip and has not stopped talking about the wonderful service she received. As mentioned by other reviewers, she said the entire staff was extremely the friendliest she has ever experienced. The manager was very helpful in suggesting running/walking routes and restaurants in the area. The location of the hotel is convenient to the medical center and not too far from plenty of restaurants. The shuttle will drive you anywhere you want downtown. The rooms were clean and nicely decorated and the beds were very comfortable. The fitness room was also great. I would definitely recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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DoubletreeBuffalo, Assistant General Manager at DoubleTree Club by Hilton Hotel Buffalo Downtown, responded to this review, October 24, 2012
Greg; the entire staff at the DoubleTree Club by Hilton would like to thank you for your warm and caring comments. It is these comments from our valued guests; like yourself, that help in motivating our staff to go above and beyond in providing exceptional customer service to ensure guest satisfaction.
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New York City, New York
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

My husband and I stayed on Oct. 19th using our Hilton Honors points and got a great rate for a Friday night stay. At first glance, it appears as though the hotel is in a sketchy area (especially as we arrived around 9pm) because there aren't many people milling about the neighborhood. However, you'll see that the hotel happens to be in university research area near a hospital, and is not far at all from the actual downtown - maybe 5-10 min by car. Most of the people that you will notice on the street are hospital employees stepping out for smoke breaks, and all the buildings nearby just look as though they're part of a research campus. We found that the area was actually quite safe as we opted to park our car on the street and had no fear of going back and forth to retrieve items that we needed.

As soon as we checked in, we were greeted warmly and were given chocolate chip cookies which was a nice gesture. We were immediately informed about local dining options and given menus for recommendations in the area. We didn't end up using them, but it was nice for the clerk to have those on hand and offered before we even asked.

The hotel itself is very clean. As soon as we stepped off of the elevator, it was evident that they had cleaned and vacuumed as the air had the scent of freshly picked apples. We were given a room on the 2nd floor, and when we called to request a room on a higher floor we were politely informed that there was a wedding party being hosted by the hotel. The explanation was perfectly reasonable and our room was so comfortable that we didn't make any fuss. I am borderline OCD about cleanliness and it was clear that the room was meticulously cleaned. There were no spots or stains on the linens, the carpeting looked fairly new or at least well maintained, there were no traces of towel wiping on any of the furniture surfaces - but it was clear that they had been cleansed of dust. The bathroom was spotless and was a good size for a king room. There were the standard coffee/tea and complimentary bottles of water available. As far as comfort goes, the bed was very comfy. My husband appreciates some firmness to a mattress, while I truly adore all the softness I can get. We were both happy with the sleep that we got.

All in all, it was a great place to stay. The entire hotel looks and feels clean, and it's evident that the staff that run the hotel are accommodating to their guests. When we pulled up, the valet offered valet services but was helpful in letting us know that we could park a few blocks up the road on the street, as well as take advantage of private lot parking. It was nice that he didn't try to scare us into valet parking which is actually fairly reasonable - $13 per day. We'd definitely go back even if we don't get a good deal next time. And, they have bath products from Crabtree & Evelyn which was a nice addition. All in all, it was excellent.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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DoubletreeBuffalo, Assistant General Manager at DoubleTree Club by Hilton Hotel Buffalo Downtown, responded to this review, October 24, 2012
Dear Guest; thank you for taking the time to write a review regarding your recent stay at our hotel. Our goal is to consistently strive to deliver an exceptional experience and I am happy to hear you had an excellent stay with us! Should your travels bring you back to Buffalo, we hope you will stay with us again. A warm DoubleTree cookie will be waiting for you!
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Savannah, Georgia
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8 hotel reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

I recently spent a week at this hotel. The staff was amazing. Everyone was very friendly, from the people at the front desk to the housekeeping staff. The rooms were very clean and the beds were extremely comfortable. I would highly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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DoubletreeBuffalo, Assistant General Manager at DoubleTree Club by Hilton Hotel Buffalo Downtown, responded to this review, October 24, 2012
Dear Mr. Spetch; the team at The DoubleTree Club by Hilton Buffalo strives daily to engage and exceed our guest expectations. We appreciate you sharing your comments!! Thank you for your patronage.
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Ontario
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26 hotel reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

We stayed here Oct. 5/12 for one night on our way to Pittsburgh from Ontario. The area is not inviting at all...however...once you get in it's great. We were greeted not by 1, but 3 staff members. After getting our vehicle valet, and our cookies (very nice) the supervisor was so helpful in getting us to a restaurant we wanted to go to. It was out of the "shuttle" area, but that was fine, we understood and had no problem getting a cab, which they arranged for us. The room was very spacious and the bed was so comfy (had the best sleep in a while). If I were doing the same trip I would definitely consider this hotel again.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 125 High Street, Buffalo, NY 14203
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Location: United States > New York > Buffalo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Buffalo
#4 Business Hotel in Buffalo
#5 Romantic Hotel in Buffalo
#6 Family Hotel in Buffalo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — DoubleTree Club by Hilton Hotel Buffalo Downtown 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
DoubleTree Club by Hilton Buffalo Downtown, located on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus recently completed a major guestroom and corridor renovation! Now 100% non-smoking; the DoubleTree offers all of the comforts of home! Complimentary WiFi in all of our tranquil rooms. Experience the all new "HD residential experience" on our brand new flat screen televisions. ... more   less 
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