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“My favorite hotel in Buffalo” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Candlewood Suites Hotel Buffalo / Amherst

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Candlewood Suites Hotel Buffalo / Amherst
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   20 Flint Road, Amherst, NY 14226   |  
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Ranked #6 of 17 Hotels in Amherst
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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34 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“My favorite hotel in Buffalo”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2010

I travel 3 weeks out of a month for business. I have stayed at a several hotels in the Buffalo area. This is my new favorite place to stay! The Candlewood Suites is located in Amherst, a short drive from the airport, close to a mall and major restaurants, the University of Buffalo, and not too far from Niagara Falls. Check-in was quick and easy. As a priority club member, I was given a goody bag which included a coupon for a complimentary glass of wine at the Indigo Hotel. The hotel is modern, contemporary and still looks brand new. The rooms were comfortable, clean, and spacious. The rooms are equipped with a full kitchen, a work desk and free internet access. Additionally, they have a flat screen TV and DVD player. You can borrow movies to watch in your room. I stayed in room 114 across the hall from the gym/laundry and beside the elevator. Other than occasional noises from the elevator, the hotel was very quiet. Use of the guest laundry facilites is free. The front desk and housekeeping staff are exceptional. They catered to my every need and went above and beyond to make sure my stay was pleasant. I can't say enough good things about this hotel. I hope to stay here everytime I'm in Buffalo, whether for business or pleasure.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled on business
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Thank Apryl J
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leavenworth ks
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2010

During a terrible time due to a death in the family we had rooms booked for us from an employee/relative.
The rooms were in great shape and the staff very helpful and friendly. Constantly asking if there was anything they could do.

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled on business
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KY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2010

It was by far the best experience we've had in hotel living. The manager Judy went above and beyond the "job" to make sure all of our needs were met.

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled on business
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Thank homebodyky
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Rochester, NY
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2010

Stayed here for just one night and we were definitely impressed. Exceptional customer service at the front desk at both check-in and check-out. A friendly smiling welcome and equally as friendly good-bye, both giving great impressions. The customer is most important at this spotless hotel. Our 2 queen bedroom "suite" (though really just one room) was a very pleasant surprise with its large size, full-size refrigerator, stove top, microwave, dishwasher. The beds were absolutely incredible comfortable, we all slept so well ! Very nice large flat screen TV and DVD player and an entire list of DVD's available from the front desk. Amazingly quiet hotel for such a busy area, we never heard a sound from the time we checked in at 4:00 pm and all through the night. We had originally requested a top floor room and the check-in clerk informed us that there was a large group all on that floor. She suggested the first floor as a quieter alternative. I wouldn't normally take a first floor room, but we're so glad we did. Again, so peaceful, you couldn't hear a sound from rooms on either side or above either. Oh, and can't forget the free internet service, which was excellent the entire time and free parking too.
I think we paid a very fair nightly rate considering there are a couple of other chain hotels in the area that are $50-$60 more! We wouldn't have traded our room for either - we had everything we needed and more.
I highly recommend this hotel, it truly couldn't have been a single bit better! WOW, we were totally impressed!

Stayed March 2010, traveled with family
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Thank willow
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Bradford
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2009

Decided to have a weekend shopping getaway in Buffalo and turned to Tripadvisor for advice. We decided on Candlewood based on reviews and we were not disappointed.
The hotel is very new, just a few months old. Everything still smells new, the bed linen was very clean & fresh, bathroom spotless. Room had fridge & stove, etc, everything you need for an extended stay. This hotel however does not offer free breakfast, that is one reason why it is so reasonably priced, but don't worry, Denny's, Tim Horton's, etc, located very close to hotel for breakfast. Excellent location, Boulevard Mall (in my opinion best mall in Buffalo area) is only about a mile down the road. Many restaurants, stores, etc, in this area. Front desk people were very friendly & helpful. For our next trip to this area there is no doubt we will return to this hotel.... highly recommended!!

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled with family
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Thank Bobo2005
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new york
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2009

i over heard the housekeeping manager yelling at an employee about reporting a dicomfort feeling about being an employee. it was obvious that the manager was upset about the girl reporting it to a higher position boss named judy. it was terrible and early in the morning on oct 10th 2009. i would never stay there again.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled on business
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3 Thank interhart
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San Jose
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2009

We stayed here during our trip to Niagara. All the hotels near Niagara were expensive and this place was just 20 mins from Niagara, so decided to stay here. We were worried how the hotel would be and we were taken by surprise. The hotel was really wonderful and spacious and very clean. This hotel is much better than the 3.5 star hotels you get in Manhattan. There was even a proper kitchen and dining table for 4 within the room. I wish I had pics to show you how nice the hotel was. The hotel also had a fitness centre and a laundry room.

Just had one bad incident - we heard some loud thumping noise on top of our room in the middle of the night and the front desk receptionist knocked our door at 3 am as someone in the floor below us had complained about it. I wish they called us to inquire instead of coming to the room. Even in the morning to find out if we are checking out, they knock on the door and inquire.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank vels527
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Property: Candlewood Suites Hotel Buffalo / Amherst
Address: 20 Flint Road, Amherst, NY 14226
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Location: United States > New York > Amherst
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Business Hotel in Amherst
#6 Family Hotel in Amherst
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Candlewood Suites Hotel Buffalo / Amherst 2*
Number of rooms: 76
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Consider us home at Candlewood Suites - Buffalo Amherst. Our 76 room hotel offers queen beds in three different size suites. Studio suites have one queen bed, 2 Queen Bed suites are our most popular, and the One Bedroom suites allow for more privacy. All rooms have a fully equipped kitchenette. We are located across from the Flint Road entrance to the University at Buffalo North Campus and a short drive from shopping and restaurants. We are located almost midway between Downtown Buffalo, including the Medical Campus and Harborside, and the cities of Niagara Falls, NY and Ontario. Comforts of home include free wifi, DVD player in each room, free laundry facilities, an outdoor gazebo with gas grills, and the Lending Locker with games for the kids,DVD's and kitchen appliances for the cooks. Our housekeeping is provided only once weekly, but our staff is at your service and happy to accommodate requests for extra amenities or supplies. ... more   less 
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