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Best Western Plus University Inn
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Olean
Certificate of Excellence
1 review
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“Great Hotel”
Reviewed January 1, 2007

We just loved this hotel!

It is new (two years old), modern, with nice clean rooms equipped with refrigerators, microwaves, cable TV, DVD players (the hotel has a pretty good DVD library). It also has free high-speed Internet.
The staff is very friendly and helpful.

Really wonderful for a hotel with the rate less than $80/night!

Also quite conveniently located if you are going to ski at Holiday Valley resort - if you prefer something cheaper than the lodging at the resort (takes about 30 min to get there from the hotel).

The only drawback of the hotel that I personally do not like in cheaper hotels is the old-style faucets in bathtubs, which do not have a separate regulation of water flow and temperature. In order to get hot water you need to let it run to full strength. Not very environmentally friendly!

  • Liked — efficiency
  • Disliked — old-type faucets in the bathtubs
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  • Stayed December 2006, traveled with family
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed November 6, 2006

This is a newer, clean and well run hotel. You can walk to WalMart, Applebees, and a couple other local bars / resteraunts.

I stayed here for 4 months, August - December of 2005 and was able to work out a deal wherein I rented the room on a weekly basis.

The owners actually also own the other large hotel on the other side of town (Drury Inn?), are very friendly and will work to resolve any issues.

Stayed October 2006
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Morris, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 272 helpful votes
Reviewed April 27, 2006

We happened to stay at this Best Western during a two-week motor trip and found it to be one of the best on the whole trip. Price was outstanding (thanks to a coupon in one of the hotel discount books found in Interstate service areas), the room was roomy, clean and the beds very comfortable. The staff was great and the breakfast was varied and plentiful. Featured were hot scrambled eggs with sausage. The hallway floors seemed to be made of wood rather than concrete so, if the hotel was full, there might be noise as another reviewer noted. However, this time there were few guests and it was quiet and very pleasant. Would I stay there again? Absolutely!! Right next door is Appleby's and a number of other restaurants are close by. Walmart is across the main road.

  • Stayed April 2006
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3 Thank FarAndWide_Traveller
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed September 6, 2005

Very noisy. This is a busy area, and we had children running in the halls all day. The front desk wasn't much help.

The rooms are average in size and condition. This place is nothing special, but not awful either. Given an option, there are better choices nearby.

  • Stayed August 2005
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2 Thank Kaysguy
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A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed January 30, 2005

great hotel with free dvd players in every room price was very reasonable and staff were very friendly

3 Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
Reviewed December 11, 2004

Stayed at this motel on 12/7/2004. This motel offers excellent accommodations. The room was very large, modern, clean and well lighted. The king bed was very comfortable. There was a large flat screen TV, a fridge and microwave. The bathroom was large with a good shower and very large vanity. The continental breakfast was good with a lot of variety. I do a lot of traveling and this was the best "Best Western" lodging I have stayed at!

  • Stayed December 2004
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Property: Best Western Plus University Inn
Address: 3051 West State Street, Olean, NY 14760-1832 (Formerly BEST WESTERN PLUS University Inn)
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Location: United States > New York > Olean
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Olean
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Best Western Plus University Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 60
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