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Red Roof PLUS+ University at Buffalo Amherst
Ranked #7 of 17 Hotels in Amherst
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2 reviews
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“Clean, you get what you pay for cheap price hotel But...”
Reviewed 28 August 2011

I stayed in this hotel a few times because of the price; room is clean and closes distance to the University. You get what you pay for, only TV and safe box in the room, there are some room with coffee maker if you stay longer than 2-3 days, so prepare to pack properly to stay here. Even I am a Radicard customer and also a college parent, I was told to pay extra $10 per night if I want room with refrigerator. Front desk customer service mostly nice, only one tall lady with blonde short hair always has an unpleasant attitude, every time I have to check in out with her, I have to remind myself to ignore so she won’t spoil the rest of my trip in Buffalo. Bottom line, if you want to get a cheap place to sleep 1-2 nights, then this is ok place to stay, but if you have to stay longer, you might be better of other places.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 28 August 2011

The location of this property was a pleasant surprise given that I'd never even known of the area and just realized how convenient it is especially to the Buffalo North Campus as well shopping and restaurants.

The room was adequate though we were wondering why our room didn't have a table, which made it look bigger

Too bad there was no free breakfast which seems the norm for like properties, but there are more than a few places to choose for eats.

Thought the price was a little steep but basically supply and demand as it's almost the start of school and out of town students were registering and probably checking in their doorms around the time.

Pets are certainly allowed and welcome because a dog and his/her owners were checking in the same time.

I would stay there again but maybe when it's not so busy or too expensive.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with friends
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University Heights, Ohio
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Reviewed 24 August 2011

When looking at staying in the Buffalo area, and in particular staying at a Red Roof (because of traveling with a pet), we chose the Red Roof Inn University at Buffalo Amherst location. This was a good move.

The hotel offered very spacious, modernized rooms. The room was a typical Red Roof room. It was clean, offered plenty of lighting, but also heavy curtains so as to trap out the light when sleeping. There were no noises from other guests.

The grounds were clean and the property was not too confined by other properties. When exiting the freeway, the property is not immediately visible. However, rest assured, it is located less than half a mile from the exit. Simply look for the Marriott. The Red Roof is directly next door.

Food options are right across the street. There is a five or six story apartment building directly across from the Red Roof that offers restaurants on the bottom floor. Japanese, Korean and American food are all represented. Of course, there is also pizza. It is not a busy road and is very easy to cross on foot.

Looking to go into Buffalo or visit the amazing Niagara Falls? Both are about 20 minutes away. Bring cash as there are some tolls.

This Red Roof provided a great nights stay. It is not lavish, but it is comfortable and the staff was friendly. This property is easy to recommend.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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San Jose, California
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Reviewed 14 August 2011

The first room we walked in smelt like smoke, even though it was a "non-smoking" room. Requested another room. The next room smelt of smoke as well. We were tired of driving, so we decided to deal with it for a night. Other than that, the beds were fine for one night. It was off the freeway (a lot of truckers). Basic room. The best part was the front desk manager. Would not stay here again though.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
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RRI104, General Manager at Red Roof PLUS+ University at Buffalo Amherst, responded to this review, 15 August 2011
Thank you for taking the time to write a review about our property. I am disappointed that your room was not up to our standards during your stay. We take each of our guests reviews positive or negative very seriously. I will make sure to look into why your non-smoking room smelled of smoke. That should not have happened and I wanted to once again apologize for your inconvenience and thank you for letting us know about your stay.
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Cleveland, OH
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Reviewed 25 July 2011

The room we booked through Hotwire ($70 plus tax) had a very comfortable king-sized bed and was neat and clean. Furnishings were new and modern. Other pluses included a microwave, fridge, and a nicely arranged desk area with Internet access. Bathroom was small, but very clean. Wash basin, with granite counter top, was outside of the bathroom. No hair dryer, but a one-cup coffeemaker was provided. Channels available on the t.v. were somewhat limited. Window air conditioner was pretty noisy but worked well. Free coffee and local paper were available at the front desk. Desk staff were professional and courteous.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
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Toronto, Canada
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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Reviewed 12 July 2011

Clean rooms, recently renovated, super-friendly and efficient, professional staff - overall a very pleasant experience. :)

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
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Binghamton NY
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 June 2011

We've considered the RRI on Transit Road in Depew, but RRIU at BA is better value, and the staff has been very good to us. We're "dog people", and the staff has gone out of their way to get us the room requested.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with friends
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Property: Red Roof PLUS+ University at Buffalo Amherst
Address: 42 Flint Rd, Amherst, NY 14226-1047
Region: United States > New York > Amherst
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Family Hotel in Amherst
#6 Business Hotel in Amherst
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Red Roof PLUS+ University at Buffalo Amherst 2.5*
Number of rooms: 108
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