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“Very nice remodel !” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Courtyard Buffalo Amherst/University

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Courtyard Buffalo Amherst/University
Ranked #11 of 16 Hotels in Amherst
Allegany
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131 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Very nice remodel !”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 28, 2013

I only stayed one night, but very nice appearance and friendly staff. Rooms were very spacious. Perfect for a stay for activities near University of Buffalo. The phones were not working that night, but front desk had made arrangements to contact guests via their cell phones if needed. Main lobby very comfortable / great appearance.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Sandy Springs, Georgia
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84 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 6, 2013

A rare five stars for a property of this class. Don’t confuse this with a four star high end property, but at this price point, it’s hard to beat.

We stayed here for four nights when the hotel was sold out due to a large swim meet in town. Despite the crowd, we slept better than at many of our past stays at the aforementioned high end hotels. There is a restaurant that serves good food from a limited menu, but there is something for everyone. There is a little shop where they also have ice cream and other food that can be microwaved if you don’t want what they have at the restaurant. The pool is indoors along with a whirlpool. The workout facility, while small is nicely equipped with treadmills with tv’s and a few weights. The hotel’s common areas and rooms were very clean and the beds are comfortable. Now for the details:

Location: It is very close to several restaurants, including Duff’s (for wings) less than 5 minutes away. There is a mall about 10 minutes away and we highly recommend a stop at Wegman’s (yes it’s a grocery, but so much more. We actually had 3 meals there). Best of all, it is right at the exit to the interstate and not far from the airport (15 minutes), though far enough away that we did not hear or see any planes. It is close to University of Buffalo, though there is a Marriott that is closer.

Lobby and Amenities: The lobby has an upbeat feel to it with plenty of seating, free use of computers and printers, a couple of televisions and an interactive screen to get news. The previously mentioned restaurant is here as well. No free breakfast, but wifi is free throughout the hotel.

Rooms: We were in room 202 at the end of the hall. The room was spacious, had plenty of lighting, a good sized functional desk and an okay sized bathroom (one sink, not two), but there is another area outside the bathroom where someone could get ready. There is a refrigerator in the room and a safe. The bed was very comfortable and while we would have liked king sized pillows, what they provided was more than adequate and comfortable. The hotel has just gone through a renovation and it shows. The thermostat worked well and it did not take long to heat or cool the room. The television was a nice flat screen with plenty of choices for programming. There is also free coffee in the room (no tea, bring your own).

Staff: The staff was just great and very helpful. We needed a room to meet with others who were there and they let us use a function room that held around 50-60 people. When we had leftover food they even stored it for us to use the next day since we did not have enough space in our refrigerators. The staff here made a difference and it really helped us enjoy our stay and recommend the hotel to people like you.

This is a Courtyard, not a Marriott, Hyatt or Ritz, but it was exactly what we needed.

Room Tip: In hotels like this, I normally recommend anything other than the first floor. We had room 202 and...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Worcester, Massachusetts
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62 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 26, 2013 via mobile

The staff is always really nice and the food is fantastic at the bistro. Get the BBQ chicken flatbread. 24 hr Starbucks too.

They decorated the hotel very modern and colorful so you can't help to be cheery.

Rate are decent for the area with great access to the highways.

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank WoostaChick
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toronto
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68 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2013

I don't usually stay at the Courtyard, but based on the wonderful reviews here on Tripadvisor, I decided to try it. The lobby is very nice and everything is new and clean. There is a snack bar open 24 hours per day which is part of the lobby and they serve snacks and light meals, along with starbucks coffee. The room was well appointed with a refrigerator and small coffee maker. The bathroom is nice--not high end faucets, but more than adequate. This is not a 5 star hotel, but it was new, clean, nice, and more than suitable. Front desk staff were very pleasant and the hotel is more compact than the Buffalo Niagara Marriott, which is where we usually stay. We stayed on Marriott reward points and this hotel was 5000 less points than the other Marriott and I'm glad that I saved the points for another holiday!

Room Tip: Ask for a room which does NOT face highway.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank drsheryl
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Cazenovia, New York
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2013

This hotel is exceptional. The staff are helpful, happy to see you, and even happier to serve you. The room was very comfortable and clean. I would go back to this property again when in the area. Price was very reasonable - don't let it fool you as it is not in line with what this hotel has to offer. Highly recommended! Cafe was great!

Room Tip: Stayed in corner room - Room 202 quiet and very large
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Simplythinking
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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170 reviews
85 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2013

We lasted stayed here two years ago. The hotel lobby area has been renovated since then. It looks great, although the bistro/cafe is rather expensive. The room was very comfortable (which was important in the middle of a snow storm), and I really enjoyed the gym. We would recommend this hotel to others.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank BertDC
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Lindsay, Ontario
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118 reviews
79 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2013

Stayed one night pre flight and used parking for 8 days. Shuttle service to airport on time. Pick up from airport was taxi so real quick and they paid for it. Price was great. Wish the beds were queens instead of doubles and no breakfast. Clean and comfortable would stay again as price was really good and was clean and great shuttle service and long term parking.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank lynz001
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Property: Courtyard Buffalo Amherst/University
Address: 4100 Sheridan Drive, Amherst, NY 14221 (Formerly Courtyard Buffalo Amherst)
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Location: United States > New York > Amherst
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #11 of 16 Hotels in Amherst
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Courtyard Buffalo Amherst/University 3*
Number of rooms: 108
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