We loved it! A review of Comfort Suites Downtown Buffalo
COMFORT SUITES, BUFFALO N.Y. Nov 26 '04
Anxious to see the famous "Rockettes", in the Radio City Music Hall "Christmas Spectacular", we booked an overnight package without first checking the hotel - COMFORT SUITES! After reading the previous report, we were quite apprehensive and prepared ourselves for the worst. At least our tickets were booked!
Located very close to the Peace Bridge (from Canada), we had no difficulty following the directions provided. Valet parking was available, but our package offered complimentary parking a short block away.
On arrival, the lobby looked warm and welcoming - as was the friendly Reception Staff. As instructed, we used our room key-card to access the elevator as well as our suite. (All rooms have the same layout.)
We were delighted to enter a lovely, large living room with kitchenette (fridge, wet-bar, microwave, coffee-maker and supplies) tucked in an area on the left - and a full sized dining table and chairs on the right of the upholstered furniture, including a pull-out couch. Alongside the TV were double doors of beveled glass, with tied-back draperies to provide privacy for the bedroom beyond. (Ideal for parents with children - or even two families.)
We had a king-sized bed, sturdy 'blonde' furniture and a second TV - with remote control. The full bathroom could be accessed from both the living room and the bedroom - and everywhere was CLEAN and well furnished. The previous 'reporters' must not have noticed the "Do Not Disturb" card, placed in a pocket on the inside of the door, along with the instructions to insert it in the key-card slot on the outside.
The fact that there is a TGIF restaurant on the premises is a definite plus. Being open from 6.30am for buffet breakfast and closing late at night, we had no need to look elsewhere for any kind of refreshments.
Other than noting vending and ice machines on every floor, we didn't look for other facilities - except the free Internet access for those with their own laptop computers.
A trolley car runs up and down the middle of the pedestrian boulevard in the heart of the Entertainment District and the elegant Shea's Buffalo Theater is but a few minutes walk away.
We questioned the reception staff about the "Now Open" sign outside - and learned that the previous ownership was Radisson Suites. Apparently, the change to "Comfort Suites" officially took place three weeks ago, after approximately three months of transition. We have absolutely no hesitation in recommending this property to anybody requiring a downtown location - especially in the theatre district.