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Red Roof PLUS+ University at Buffalo Amherst

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42 Flint Rd, Amherst, NY 14226-1047
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What you can expect during your stay
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Contactless check-out
  • Individually wrapped toiletries
Updated 07/21/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 07/21/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#10 of 19 in Amherst
Location
4.5
Cleanliness
4.2
Service
4.2
Value
4.3

Red Roof PLUS+ University at Buffalo Amherst is an excellent choice for travelers visiting Amherst, offering a quiet environment alongside many helpful amenities designed to enhance your stay.

You’ll enjoy relaxing rooms that offer a flat screen TV and air conditioning, and you can stay connected during your stay as Amherst Red Roof Inn offers guests free wifi.

The hotel features a 24 hour front desk, newspaper, and express check-in and check-out. For guests with a vehicle, free parking is available.

During your visit, be sure to check out one of Amherst's popular shrimp restaurants such as Red Pepper Chinese-Vietnamese, Bonefish Grill, and Kyoto Japanese Restaurant, all a short distance from Red Roof Inn Amherst.

If you’re looking for something to do, Solar Strand (0.8 mi) is a nice way to spend some time, and it is within walking distance of Amherst Red Roof Inn.

Enjoy your stay in Amherst!

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Kids stay free
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Parking
Wifi
Complimentary tea
Express check-in / check-out
Laundry service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Safe
Telephone
Microwave
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Laptop safe
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Refrigerator
Complimentary toiletries
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Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Mary G wrote a review Nov 2021
Hamilton, Canada1 contribution
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First room was not cleaned, second room bed was made! We pulled back the sheets- the mattress was stained with trine & blood! There were black droppings on the mattress?bed bugs! The bathroom smelled like cat urine & had mould on the floor & ceiling! There was a bug crawling across the floor as we felt! Thank you Expedia for refunding our money!
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Traveled
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Chad wrote a review Sep 2021
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Can't speak for the other rooms in the complex but #103 had stained sheets, hair on floor, red splatter on the wall, sticky spot on the floor, dirty tub and what looked like food crumbs in the sink. It was alos very dated and had a subtle smell of cigarettes. Even the window to room next door was cracked. I'd say you "get what you paid for" but this still was too much. Checked in during the afternoon just to drop our stuff off. Didn't realize it was so bad until we returned later that evening. Booked at a neighboring hotel at 11:50 that night.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled
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Suzanne K wrote a review Sep 2021
West Chester, Pennsylvania13 contributions7 helpful votes
If you read the reviews for this Red Roof Inn, it is very much a case of “before and after.” Check the dates of the reviews. This motel, up until new management took over seemingly about a year ago, was my go to stay when visiting family in Amherst. It was immaculate, quiet and lovely. I booked a room for my sister and myself on a trip to take care of my sick mom last summer. The rooms were absolutely filthy. I mean, filthy. Skin crawling nasty. The place was unrecognizable from the pristine motel I knew. Stained sheets, stained walls, stained bedspreads, dirty towels, dirty everything etc…disgusting. There were clearly people staying long term on the property who were using the motel for illicit activities, and were actually threatening. We checked out each of our rooms for about five minutes, and left. In that time, one “guest” let her pit bull nearly attack my sister, and I had two women actively watching my every move through the window in a not so friendly manner. Shame on the new management. Shame on them for turning a nice, well priced motel in a safe and quiet neighborhood next to UB into a filthy, absolutely gross situation. Corporate should take action.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Lydiaerd wrote a review Sep 2021
Brooklyn, New York11 contributions10 helpful votes
I don’t like writing these but I really feel it’s necessary. Very very dirty! Hair on pillow, stains on pillow cases. Used towels in bathroom. No clean towels at all. Worst of all, if that’s not bad enough, I felt something fall on my face while sleeping. I turn light on and look up and see water stained ceilings and part of it falling down. Cigarette butts all around the outside. Not maintenance whatsoever! My Husband has stayed here years ago and he said it wasn’t like this but we found out from other disappointed guests it was under new management. I understand today’s issues finding employees but these People just don’t seem to care.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled
Room Tip: Avoid this place
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Chris S wrote a review Aug 2021
1 contribution1 helpful vote
The negative reviews here are accurate. The Health Department would shut this place down. The basics were not at all provided: towels, pillow cases. No cold water, live tick on bed, cigarette butts etc.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Traveled
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Jaimie H wrote a review Aug 2021
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We had one of the most awful experiences we've ever had staying in a hotel and will never stay there again. We had to ask for toilet paper. We had to ask for fresh towels. We did not see housekeeping once all week. We saw numerous safety violations including: loose deck slats, open doors to unrented rooms where anyone off the street could've walked in and spent the without anyone knowing, cracked light switch plates among other things. The sink was also slow to drain after brushing teeth or shaving. There was garbage and food under the bed, I even found an adult toy package under the one bed. My 3 year old's feet were black from just walking around our room. Overall, the room was just NOT CLEAN and short staffed or not it should've atleast been clean. We are not the only one's to have complaints, we learned of others experiencing issues also after speaking to a gentleman staying in the room next to us and also my husband overheard another guest expressing an issue when he went into the office to ask for toilet paper.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Response from ROHAN PATEL, General Manager at Red Roof PLUS+ University at Buffalo Amherst
Responded Aug 4, 2021
Hello 521jaimieh: First of all please accept my sincere most apology for an unsatisfactory stay . I assure you any and all issue you mentioned above will be resolved with top priority. Can you please email me the best call back number at i0104@redroof.com ? We greatly appreciate your candid feedback as this gives us an opportunity to fix any possible issue . Look forward talking to you soon. Regards Rohan Patel Manager
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Barbara P wrote a review Jul 2021
1 contribution1 helpful vote
Can't even say we stayed. Checked in and checked out. The best part of our stay was that we were refunded (in 3-5 business days) without much of an argument. This is my first review but since I picked this hotel based on all of the amazing reviews I read I thought this would be a great find but there were bugs a bad smell and shower was disgusting. I didn't even want to use the toilet. Absolutely worst place ever.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Traveled
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Mr S wrote a review Jun 2021
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DO NOT STAY THERE. !!!! My new room “ smoke free”. Smells real bad There was food under the bead and in the air conditioner Bathroom was. Real dirty. They have no quality control. Fire alarm was broken the surrounding are is not clean.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Traveled
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davos1112 wrote a review Jan 2021
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We were upgraded to their premium room and working desk was a big deal for me as working person. Internet was super fast compare to other hotels in that area. Will stay again. It is conveniently located to my work place.
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Date of stay: January 2021
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Sheryl S wrote a review Oct 2020
Las Vegas, Nevada1 contribution1 helpful vote
Family trip to Buffalo, unable to even stay in the room for 30 minutes. Had to book somewhere else. Room was very dirty, smelled of cigarette smoke, fresh stains on sheets like they had not been changed from previous guests 🤮and no towels in the room. When asked the front desk for towels was told none were available. Tried putting heat on, it was super loud to the point where you couldn't even hear the television. Would not recommend staying here. Will not be returning to this place.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled
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PRICE RANGE
$72 - $113 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United StatesNew YorkAmherst
NUMBER OF ROOMS
108
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Frequently Asked Questions about Red Roof PLUS+ University at Buffalo Amherst
Which popular attractions are close to Red Roof PLUS+ University at Buffalo Amherst?
Nearby attractions include AMC Maple Ridge 8 (0.6 miles), The Northtown Center at Amherst (0.6 miles), and The U (0.6 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Red Roof PLUS+ University at Buffalo Amherst?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and laundry service.
Which room amenities are available at Red Roof PLUS+ University at Buffalo Amherst?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Red Roof PLUS+ University at Buffalo Amherst?
Guests can enjoy complimentary tea and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Red Roof PLUS+ University at Buffalo Amherst?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Red Roof PLUS+ University at Buffalo Amherst?
Conveniently located restaurants include Santora's Pizza Pub & Grill, Blue Fire Grill, and Forno Napoli Pizza & Italian Kitchen.
Are pets allowed at Red Roof PLUS+ University at Buffalo Amherst?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Red Roof PLUS+ University at Buffalo Amherst?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Red Roof PLUS+ University at Buffalo Amherst?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House (4.6 miles) and Benjamin Long Homestead (4.7 miles).
Is Red Roof PLUS+ University at Buffalo Amherst accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and facilities for disabled guests. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.