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Comfort Inn University
Ranked #6 of 17 Hotels in Amherst
Certificate of Excellence
Toronto, Canada
1 review
“Toronto Break”
Reviewed June 5, 2013

Whether it is for one day or one week; with my family or by myself; Comfort Inn University has always been my get away place for a few years now! It's affordable and the breakfast is always great. The rooms are always clean and fresh. I like the rooms with a microwave. Stores and restaurants are close by. I like the fact that there are always cookies, tea and coffee available. It is also close to the Walden Galleria Mall; where one can do their one stop shopping. The staff are nice and always helpful, especially Noel Mobley. I would recommend Comfort Inn University to others.

Room Tip: Rooms away from the entrances and the dining room have less noise and traffic.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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generalmanagerciu, General Manager at Comfort Inn University, responded to this review, June 10, 2013
Thank you for such a glowing review...we look forward to the next time you stay with us!
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Brooklyn, New York
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Reviewed May 29, 2013

From my own experience, I Stayed here several times and had no problem. Very good value, nice staff, great parking and Excellent Location. Room was comfortable and clean with nice AC. Was able to come and go onto major roadways with ease.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
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generalmanagerciu, General Manager at Comfort Inn University, responded to this review, June 4, 2013
Thank you for your fantastic review. See you the next time you are visiting the Amherst/Buffalo area!
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London, Ontario
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Reviewed May 29, 2013

I have review this hotel before, but just recently had another fantastic stay. We booked an overnight stay to celebrate my son's birthday and the staff is so nice there. It's a clean hotel, close to everything, breakfast is great, beds are comfortable, the price is amazing, but above all if you are looking for a place where the staff is friendly, caring and helpful...this is your hotel!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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generalmanagerciu, General Manager at Comfort Inn University, responded to this review, June 4, 2013
Thank you for your 5 star review! The staff here really does care and I'm glad it shows...see you again soon!
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Albany, NY
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Reviewed May 25, 2013

This is an okay place to crash for a night or two, especially if you are looking for a budget-friendly option. It's in a good location across from the entrance to UB and near shops and restaurants. The staff is very nice, and the room was clean.. but.. it's starting to look a little rough around the edges here and there. If you are looking for an affordable place though, our room was clean and comfortable enough for a short stay.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
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Thank WJTravels
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generalmanagerciu, General Manager at Comfort Inn University, responded to this review, June 4, 2013
Thank you for your review. We are continuously keeping up with necessary renovations and listen to what our guests are telling us. We recently completed a rejuvination of our bathrooms and will be upgrading our bedding and carpets, as well. We appreciate your feedback and hope to you see you again when in our area.
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Reviewed May 20, 2013

Not worth the cheap rate. Pay a little more and you'll get a much nicer hotel. This one is pretty run down and stinky. Elevator is broken the rooms stink like smoke/weed at night fro other guests not respecting the rules. If you are late to leave to room the cleaners use it as an excuse to skip your room.

  • Stayed May 2013
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generalmanagerciu, General Manager at Comfort Inn University, responded to this review, June 4, 2013
I apologize for the inconvenience of the elevator, we did have an issue and notified our elevator company as soon as the problem happened. It did cause an inconvenience to some of our guests for a short time and for this I am truly sorry. At any time that we suspect any guest of disrespecting the rules of smoking in a non smoking room, we notify them right away and address the issue of any odor. We understand how important this is to our non smoking guests. Our housekeeping service is normally here from 8am - 4pm, so I am sorry if your room did not receive service because of an error on our end, this should not have happened and I will be addressing this issue with the Housekeeping manager to ensure it not happening again in the future. We do hope that you will give us another try the next time your in our area.
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Fuzhou, China
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Reviewed May 17, 2013

Pro: Close to the university, a short walk away from the university shuttle bus stop. Convenient for people visiting the university for a short time. The hotel covers the taxi fare to/from the airport.

Con: The bed was too soft. It was the worst bed I've ever seen...

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
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Thank yli147
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generalmanagerciu, General Manager at Comfort Inn University, responded to this review, June 4, 2013
Thank you for reviewing your recent stay with us while visiting the University at Buffalo. We are very convenient to UB, being just across the road and with the complimentary airport shuttle, it really makes life easy for our guests visiting the University. So sorry you didn't like the bed. We are continuously striving to make the hotel better for all of our guests and will take this into consideration in the future.
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Port Perry, Canada
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Reviewed May 17, 2013

If you ever get the hankering (and I know we all do) to do a little cross border shopping, you may need a place to stay the night. One such establishment, which seems perfect for the cause is the Comfort Inn in Amherst. It is about 8 minutes from Cheektowaga’s Galleria Mall and about 20 minutes form Niagara’s Outlet Mall.

The hotel is simple, but with taxes it is only $130 a night and that includes breakfast. It is in a fairly quiet area and if you stay on the third or fourth floor you will sleep like a baby.

The only thing I caution you on is that breakfast on Sunday seems to peek around 9 (the malls open at 10). If you don’t want to wait for a table I would suggest 8 or 9:30. Although breakfast is simple there is lots of choice from hard boiled eggs to ‘do it yourself’ waffles.

Now that Canada has changed the duty rates on what you can bring back (24-48 hours – $200 pp, 48 hrs. or more – $800 pp,) the idea of staying overnight has become very appealing. With the dollar being almost at par the savings are not as great as they once were, but the selection is quite different from home.

Give the Comfort Inn in Amherst a try. You’ll enjoy your stay.

Comfort Inn University Amherst
1 Flint Road
Amherst, NY US 14226
Hotel Phone 1-716-688-0811

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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generalmanagerciu, General Manager at Comfort Inn University, responded to this review, June 4, 2013
Thanks for such a glowing review. We are in a great location for shopping, restaurants, theaters and so much more...we appreciate your staying with us when you come across the border...see you soon!
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Property: Comfort Inn University
Address: 1 Flint Rd, Amherst, NY 14226-1047
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Location: United States > New York > Amherst
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Amherst
#2 Business Hotel in Amherst
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Comfort Inn University 2.5*
Number of rooms: 102
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Conveniently located to both Downtown Buffalo and Niagara Falls and directly adjacent to the University at Buffalo North Campus, the Comfort Inn University is the place to stay when visiting the Amherst/Buffalo, NY area. All of our rooms include flat screen televisions, refrigerators, coffee makers, iron/boards and hairdryers. Our guests enjoy the Comfort Inn signature breakfast "Your Morning Breakfast" that includes...hot eggs, sausage and/or bacon, make your own fresh waffles, yogurts, fruit, breads, bagels, muffins/danish, cereals and more! Take a soak in our indoor heated pool, workout in our fitness room and surf the web with our fast high speed wireless internet. We look forward to your stay with us! ... more   less 
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