Buffalo Marriott Niagara
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What was I thinking! "Let's get the earliest possible flight so we can have a full day on Friday!" That bright idea came back to bit me when we woke up at 3AM to get ready to leave. And Starbucks doesn't open to 5! But if I had to do it over again, I probably would...Or I would ask off for another day. We had a stop at BWI but we didn't have to …
... like eating your way through a sandwich, there is no turning back or pressing rewind or backing up when Will is driving. Any progress made is final. No worries, because I informed the driver that not only would he be in charge of buying my Depends when I am older due to chronic bladder strain, he will be in charge of changing them too. I digress.
When we joined back up with a major interstate it was almost time for lunch and we were near Rome, NY. In one version of ...
... There were two Cardinals fans and another Phillies fan at the bar watching the game too. Unfortunately the Phillies lost.
After the game we headed to an overlook of the falls to see them lit up with different colors. We didn't really get any good pictures though, they are pretty fuzzy. Then we decided to head out and catch the next shuttle bus to the campground instead of having to wait an hour for the next shuttle. When we got back to the RV we headed ...
... said they liked it… don’t know how, because I think it’s disgusting.
An awesome day was had by all, and we really enjoyed the Niagara Falls visit. Another memory we will treasure for ever.
We return to NY tomorrow… another six and half hour drive. This time we are driving through Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
Bye for now… Norma, Stephen, Molly, Aimee and Jack xox
... took a drive around all the vineyards where we would then go to a winery for sampling. We ended up at Josephs winery. There most cover ted wine was the ice wine. It is so sweet and nice. After a few samples we walked out with a couple of bottles which we would enjoy later that night.
The next stop was a chocolate factory in nearby St Catherine's.I'm not a massive chocolate fan but some of the chocolates were quite nice. I didn't walk out ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Buffalo Marriott Niagara Amherst
Best hotel in western New York
I stayed the weekend of December 16 and loved it. the service was fantastic, my room was immaculately clean and the restaurant, Houlihans, was outstanding. Even the Denver Broncos were there that weekend. I would recommend to anyone.
I am a Marriott fan and usually stay at Marriott hotels. Although this hotel is fine to overnight in, the rooms look tired and need some updating and renovating. They were clean, and I would stay in them again for a short stay. The bathrooms are tiny for a hotel of this size. Newer hotels certainly have much bigger bathrooms. This is not one of the best Marriott's I've stayed in. As a matter of fact, it doesn't compare favorably with most of them. For the money, this was not a good value. I've stated in newer Fairfield Inn's by Marriott that were nicer and far less expensive. I don't mind paying a lot for a room, but this didn't match price.
Looks nice, service doesn't match
I recently stayed at this hotel in Amherst NY. Typical Marriott. Lobby was nice. Restaurant was a chain called Houlahans. Food like a Fridays, service slow and nothing special. Rooms were typical Marriott. The overall attitude of the staff was nothing special. They were working but didn't seem happy to be there. I didn't feel welcomed and would definitely chose a friendlier hotel next time.
It's a nice, clean hotel with Neutrogena shampoo & conditioner in their bathrooms. The hotel has 2 pools (indoor & outdoor), which are perfect for kids. Our room was a dark one with a little window shaded by trees, but we liked it anyway. I don't know if they have better, brighter rooms, but if gloomy environment is not for you, then you better look for another hotel or make sure they have sunny rooms.
Bed needs replacing
Clean, nice hotel. The mattress we had needed replacing, it sags badly towards the middle, not what I expect from a higher end hotel. I thought the restuarant was a little expensive ($28.00 for a breakfast buffet). The rooms are not as soundproof as one would expect, I could hear most everything in the next room. The staff though was very friendly and helpful.
We spent a couple of nights in mid-October (2004) at the Marriott in Buffalo. We were in Buffalo for a specific event (a tournament), or would not have chosen to stay in Buffalo at all. (The "Buffalo Marriott Niagara" is a misnomer, since it's around 30 minutes to Niagara Falls. If your purpose is to stay near Niagara Falls, I'd suggest looking for a hotel much closer to Niagara Falls. There are certainly plenty of hotels on both sides of the Falls themselves.)
Another good Marriott Experience
Stayed at the Buffalo Niagara Marriott for one night. I was checking in a large group (12 people) paid for with a state purchase order. It took the front end staff a few additional minutes to work it out, but they were friendly and had me and my group with rooms close together within 10 minutes.
My room was a standard room with a king and a sofa sleeper. It seems to be larger than your standard Marriott room. Overall in very nice condition, but some of the furnishings seemed to be a bit older than my previous Marriott stay at the Toronto Airport location.
The bed was older but still very comfortable with plenty of down pillows and the warm down duvet. The bathroom was well stocked for a double occupancy room.
Great Manager, Great Service!
We have been staying at the Buffalo Marriott Niagara on a regular basis for the past 20 years. This is by far the best hotel in Buffalo. The lobby and rooms are super clean. I must commend the Hotel Manager, Dick S. He has always been friendly and he is anxious to please. The pool area is great, too. It is indoor and outdoor. I believe that the lobby has just been remodeled. When visiting Buffalo, stay at the Buffalo Marriott Niagara. Oh yeah, the location is fine. Amherst is a nice neighborhood and UB is across the street.
Great looking pool but...
The rooms in this hotel need to be updated. We checked in and out--in 10 minutes. The lobby was clean, updated and nice. The staff were polite and helpful. They were even nice about negotiating a price for the rooms. We arrived at the room. IT was small, dark and old/worn looking. The quilts, similar to those so beautiful at the Resaissance (DelMonte in Pittsford, for example) had been washed too many times and were very faded as a result. The dark carpeting looked old. The room gave me the creeps. The pool-inside and out connected, was enticing for my son but not enough that he was willing to forego a room with lots of cable channels (this one did not have Nick, cartoon network, etc) in exchange so we left. The staff were nice about it.
Always love the Marriott!
We have been staying at the Buffalo Niagara Marriott for 15 years and have never experienced anything but wonderful service!
The rooms are fresh and clean every time we stay , and the service is beyond compare.
Our family looks forward to our weekend getaways each time we go and we always enjoy our stay.