My wife wanted to hit the outlet mall in Buffalo again, so I shopped for one night stay and found their $135 with $100 meal/drink package attractive. There were some reviews here on this deal, the impression I got was it was okay for the bucks, so I went for it.
The goal of this review is to tell you about my mistake and hope to steer you away from this deal, you are much better off spending your hard-earned money on a decent hotel and dine at any fast food chain restaurant.
The hotel and the room were very dated, I would skipped the details because it was pretty much in line with all other reviews you found here. I wouldn't picked this hotel without the meal deal anyway, my logic was if I could get a decent meal out of it, the hotel cost was about $35, so you get what you pay for right? Boy, was I naive!
We got upgraded to a suite without even asking - when I booked online, I was prompted that for an extra $7, we were eligible to upgrade to premium rooms if available. I told my wife I was pretty savvy on saving that $7 during check-in, which I regretted very much ever since.
First, their main restaurant was closed from Sunday to Thursday, I wasn't aware of that when I booked, so the dinner was served at the bar. How bad could it be I thought, the food should came from the same kitchen right? Wrong again.
Below was my blow-by-blow analysis of our dinning experience:
French onion soup: $6.90 - Campbell's soup quality
Souvlaki beef salad $12.25 - basically dry and bland beef on lettuce leaves with shred of carrots and cabbages
Lobster pasta $22 and Grilled chicken pasta $18 - frozen TV dinner quality (no exaggeration here) overly microwaved and the 'cream sauce' was kind of caked over the pasta...
The atmosphere was pathetic, only one or two tables were occupied, I thought the lights were dimmed on purpose; so that the unkempt surroundings; the wore-out carpet, the remnant of food on tables and on ground, were not that in-your-face kind of obvious.
The waitress, yes only one, was oblivion, the bartender was talking to the only customer, which I doubted was a genuine customer, could be a staff just off his shift, or a local just hanging out...
I saw a couple came in, looked around, and walked out. My wife gave me a look, yes my dear I know by now, I was the biggest jerk.
And surprisingly, the main restaurant was opened for breakfast next morning; the coffee, the toast, the egg, the bacon, and the sausages were all good, so the kitchen actually had the ability to produce something decent...
My conclusion was simply, we were scammed!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A unique and convenient location to suit all travelers, this hotel offers easy access to all Western New York attractions and commercial centers. It is located directly off the I-90 and just 3 miles from the Buffalo International Airport. Downtown Buffalo is a short 15-minute drive and the grandeur of Niagara Falls is only 25 minutes away. The area’s finest shopping is a short walk away at the Walden Galleria, with over 200 stores, shops, theaters and restaurants! An ideal choice for business and leisure travelers alike, the hotel features 300 beautiful guestrooms, all with high speed internet; the elegant Waldens Restaurant; the spirited Twigs Lounge; an all-season pool and fitness center; a state of the art business center; and 12,000 square feet of meeting space. Free parking and complimentary Airport shuttles round up the services enjoyed by guests for over 30 years! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Millennium Airport Cheektowaga