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“Perfect for what it is” 3 of 5 stars
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University Manor Inn
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   3612 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14226 (Formerly Travelodge Buffalo University District)   |  
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Ranked #18 of 22 Hotels in Buffalo
Thornhill, Canada
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Perfect for what it is”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Although the room was overpriced due (I hope) to the long Canada Day weekend, it was more than adequate. Yes, there were 5,000 layers of gross, green paint on the wall. Yes, the furniture was vintage, mid-century yard sale...but...the place was clean, and for the price, there were many amenities. There was a fridge, a microwave, cupboard space if you needed it, and an iron an ironing board, along with the usual motel amenities. The bed was very comfortable. Breakfast was meager, but it was there and it was free. Coffee was perfectly horrible. Staff was very pleasant and helpful. Would stay there again if all I needed was a place to set my head on a pillow.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2 of 5 stars
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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Russian first
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English first
Putnam Valley, New York
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We arrived at the correct time and place with a confirmed reservation. The VERY rude person at the desk FINALLY acknowledged our presence. I showed him the confirmed reservation. He accepted my credit card and immediately billed the room, gave us the key card and pointed in the direction of the room....... The room was not what I had reserved. I had reserved a double queen, no smoking, on 1st floor with immediate parking. The room he directed me to was a single king in a "closet" size room. No parking any where and it smelled of smoke....We returned to the front desk to have him give us a room like the one that was reserved....He told us that there was a "problem" with the room - and this was the only room available. No further information. (Take it or leave it).....I managed to get the reservation cancelled and my credit card credited for the amount...We asked him if he could recommend a place where we might be able to obtain accomodations....He picked up his trusty electronic gadget and started punching numbers. ..A few minutes later he appeared surprised that we were still waiting at the desk. He rudely told us that we were finished.....He barely spoke English and made it quite clear that he did not care to have to deal with a female....With his attitude I felt very insulted.. We were able to find other acceptable accomodations on our own at a nearby Days Inn. Unfortunately, we missed the wedding rehearsal dinner that we had planned to attend..... Upon returning home I had an email which indicated that there was an additional $89.99 fee for a "no show". I called Bookings.com, customer service and the very helpful person called the hotel to confirm that there would be NO additional charges charged to my credit card....Stay away from this place at all costs.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Toronto, Canada
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

we stayed there for two nights in October 2013. The room was very good (I was surprised to read the reviews here about the room) - it was pretty clean, big very good bed, large multichannel TV, a fridge, big room. The breakfast too was decent- no healthy choices but that isn't unusual in the US. Staff are very nice and service was fine. However, the location was horrific. The neighborhood feels very unsafe; I would not be surprised if some illegal activities is taking place near or in the hotel. There was noise (arguing, shouting) outside our room that actually woke us up in the middle of the night. felt very unsafe and we were happy to leave. So - only if you must, I am sure equal rooms can be found closer to center Buffalo (we ordered ours too late so it was the only one available).

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Toronto, Canada
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

Keep away at all cost..... Horrible condition.....since every other hotel/motel were fully booked, they charged us $300.00 for the night for a beat up, outdated room with broken windows, awful bed.......broken shower......all other guests were complaining too, so it wasn't just our room!!!
Stay away!!!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Toronto, Canada
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
23 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

If you're looking for no frills but decent, this is the place. Paid $80 for one night; big room with two beds, fridge, big tv with cable and HD over-the-air, microwave, bathtub, and small coffee maker. Also got small continental breakfast of waffles, fruit, pastries and coffee and they had one of the best wifi signals I've ever had in a hotel. Would definitely go back again.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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rt1976
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2011

I was in Buffalo for a conference and waited too long to book a hotel, so I got stuck out here. All the reviews are true. A taste of what I found there:
Peeling wallpaper
Broken and torn window screens
Stains everywhere: walls, carpet, ceilings
Leaky bathtub: after a three minute shower the floor was flooded (curtain liner had no effect)
Moldy smell throughout the room
Sticky bathroom floor
Old, worn out, scratchy blankets
And, as one reviewer pointed out, one of the especially weird and unsettling things was the wireless network, ICanSeeIntoYourRoom, which was obviously coming from the house that's less than ten feet away from all the bathroom windows in the motel (none of which have curtains).
The motel's wireless network was very spotty and almost completely useless. The "complimentary continental breakfast" was set up in the same very small room where people check in, with space for one tiny table and two chairs. They had a bunch of bananas, a waffle iron, some prewrapped Little Debbie-type danishes, and coffee that tasted like they reuse the grounds.
I don't know if it's a welfare motel or not, but there were definitely people living there.
To cap it off, it's in a really sketchy neighborhood. I asked around about the area while I was at the conference and they all got very worried about me staying out there.
Also, you'd think for this place, you'd get a bargain--nope. Paid $109 per night.
If I was doing this again and it was this place or nothing, I'd cancel the trip altogether.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Cambridge, Massachusetts
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2011

Wish I had read other reviews before booking my nonrefundable stay. I was given a room that reeked, with wallpaper peeling all over the place and large dried vomit all over the floor next to the bed. There appeared to be illicit (prostitution) activity occurring on the premises. My heart was pounding and I felt unsafe. After seeing the room, I promptly returned the key to the front desk. The man simply nodded when I told him that I could not possibly stay the night. Naturally, I received no compensation from my cancellation. That said, it was worth it not to stay at this horrible place.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 3612 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14226 (Formerly Travelodge Buffalo University District)
Location: United States > New York > Buffalo
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #18 of 22 Hotels in Buffalo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — University Manor Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 40
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