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“20 minute walk to Anchor Bar”

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Holiday Inn Express & Suites Downtown Buffalo
Ranked #11 of 24 Hotels in Buffalo
Scranton, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
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“20 minute walk to Anchor Bar”
Reviewed August 22, 2011

We stayed here to go to a concert at the Towne Ballroom and a stop st the Anchor Bar for the original Buffalo wings. Both were Within walking distance. Main street seemed run down but safe.
Parking lot was a block away but a very short block. There's a small loading zone at the hotel but we carried our bags back to the car(it's that close, and we only had 1 bag a peice).
No problems with check in or check out. Rooms were clean and neat. We liked the separate living room/bedroom and wished we were staying longer. Breakfast was good, but a bit crowded when we were there. Definately stay here again!

  • Stayed August 2011
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Reviewed August 17, 2011

Browse those negative comments before checking in. It's a OLD building like many in the city. Here are my summary:
Logistics: Downtown Buffalo, not too far away from Niagara Falls and better/more choices for dining at Niagara Falls, US side.
Parking: at two blocks away and allow you ins & outs is actually convenient at downtown.
Beddings : are kind of outdated and the pillows are sofa-cushion size/quality if those are important to your sleep.
Business Center: outdated, slow internet, not functioning printer (connected to only one pc).
Turnoffs: I spoke to the manager about constant tapping sound (likely from plumbing because room 302 is next to stairway/exit) that woke up me at 4 am till we checked out. Though manager instantly offered another room if I stayed more than one night, the response of my inquiry was like a shock to them.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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ontario canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed August 16, 2011

We just returned from a three night stay at the downtown Buffalo Comfort Suites. I must say, the staff are courteous and work hard to make sure that your stay is memorable. Complimentary water and coffee at the front reception along with a great variety of movies to borrow for the dvd player in the room. Enjoyed the buffet breakfast each morning (complimentary). The spacious suite is great for our family with two television sets, microwave and mini bar fridge area. The bed and pillows are comfortable. Free parking. The front staff actually listening to what you planned on doing and offered great suggestions for activities in the area and restaurants with maps for easy directions. Can't wait to stay again on our next trip to Buffalo. Thanks again, Jennifer and staff.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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Great Falls, Virginia
2 reviews
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Reviewed August 4, 2011

Although this hotel is a great location to many for the summer festivals right downtown in Buffalo it's cleanliness, security and customer service is left to be desired. I was born and raised in the area and often go back for family events and I am embarrassed mostly by the lack of customer service being given to customers. Economy is tight and the downtown area is falling apart and when customers come and stay there it woul be expected that management should be thrilled and want to keep folks coming back. The one positive was that there was free water at the front counter (never any fresh baked cookies they claime to have) and the breakfast was halfway decent. Other than that it's not a great place for families or elderly traveling alone. The surrounding streets are not as safe as once were and the noise from the nearby clubs and firehouse may bother some. The hotel does post a security guard in the lobby when the sun goes down to help aleviate any impressions of an unsafe location but most nights this guard was sitting on the couch watching tv and texting on his phone. My biggest pet peeve is that when I went to check out on a tuesday morning (slow day at the hotel) I asked for a 45min late check out and was simply told "no." Even after the fact that two families who had adjoining rooms just spent 5 nights there at their highest rate! Very , very unprofessional. I would recommend other nearby locations to families looking to enjoy what the city has to offer. Or take the extra 15 mins and stay in the surrounding suburbs where customer service is often more professional and appreciative.

Room Tip: street side rooms are noisey with the night clubs and emergency vehicles constantly on calls.
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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
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BuffComfortGM, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Downtown Buffalo, responded to this review, August 10, 2011
I am very sorry you had a bad impression of downtown and the hotel. Like most downtown hotels in larger cities we do have weekend security officer and have exterior doors that lock and elevator key access. I am sorry you feel the hotel is rundown and dirty. We take great pride in our renovations and understand that a clean hotel is paramount as is attested in previous reviews. Please feel free to contact me if you want to shed any more details on where we can improve. Staff can always improve in customer service and point well taken on a late checkout. I will only assume that we were sold out and needed to clean the rooms.
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Bradford, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed August 4, 2011

We found ourselves needing a place to stay while a family member was a patient at Roswell Park Hospital. All the rooms are suites (as the name indicates). We received a Roswell discount which was very nice. The rooms are clean and modern. They have two flat screen TVs, small refrigerator, microwave, and coffee maker. The room was clean and well maintained. Front desk staff were friendly. The bigest downfall for this hotel is the parking. The parking is free but you have to park your car about a block away and walk. Not that big a deal but not very convenient either. Where you do park your car is in a parking garage that seems secure so I guess that is a plus. They provide a breakfeast, excersize room and a TGI Fridays within the building.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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BuffComfortGM, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Downtown Buffalo, responded to this review, August 7, 2011
Thank you for the kind words.
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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Reviewed August 2, 2011

We stayed in downtown Buffalo to attend a Buffalo Bisons game at Coca-Cola field. Although downtown Buffalo has seen better days, the hotel was very nicely maintained. It is a bit inconvenient to have parking 1 block away, but at least it is available and you can load/unload the car at the front entrance. I was very pleased with our hotel room. The temperature was sweltering outside, but we were able to adjust the thermostat to cool off our room. The hotel hallways were too warm though. A free water bottle at the front desk was a nice amenity. The hours for breakfast could start a bit earlier on the weekend. We wanted an early start for our travels on Saturday but were told the breakfast didn't start until 7am.
The front desk staff were very knowledgeable, recommending we take the free tram down to the baseball park. It stops right outside the hotel and 1 block from the ballpark. That saved us the cab fare or walking. The morning clerk was also able to direct us to a nearby post office.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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BuffComfortGM, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Downtown Buffalo, responded to this review, August 7, 2011
We are indeed in a great spot in the heart of downtown near many,many attractions. I hope we see you again in Buffalo!
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Fallston, Maryland
1 review
Reviewed July 29, 2011

The hotel is lovely and appears to be either newly renovated or very well-maintained. Great amenities: located right downtown next to the free light rail; free parking; good wi-fi (slow at night); free breakfast with waffle-maker, eggs and bacon, etc., and two attendants to keep it filled and clean; 24-hour coffee in the lobby; even free bottles of water on request at the front desk. I came without a reservation late on a busy night with a discount coupon, and got the impression that the front desk staff had some discretion in accepting it -- which they did, and then were so friendly and helpful, I added a second night. Will definitely plan to stay here on future trips to Buffalo.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
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Property: Holiday Inn Express & Suites Downtown Buffalo
Address: 601 Main St, Buffalo, NY 14203-1488
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Location: United States > New York > Buffalo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Family Hotel in Buffalo
#6 Business Hotel in Buffalo
#7 Romantic Hotel in Buffalo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express & Suites Downtown Buffalo 2.5*
Number of rooms: 146
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