Took my family here for the weekend, as it was not far from home and we like to check out new hotels. Location was great (very easy to get back on the I-190 South and ask the front desk for fairly easy directions to get to the I-190 North); we walked to the Naval Park easily, and its location on the Main Street line makes it easy to get to places like Shea's. Lots of construction currently, but that will only improve the area even more. Only about 25 min from Niagara Falls too.
Rooms were lovely, as people stated before. I love the new design concept. The hallways were so unique for a hotel since it's a remodeled building. My kids loved just being able to explore our floor. Soundproofing was great; we never heard anyone else or outside noise. We were by two major highways and couldn't tell. Plus, there was a concert going on at Canalside, and you couldn't hear it at all unless you went outside. Fitness room was perfect--two ellipticals, two bikes, two treadmills, headphones, towels, etc. Pool area was gorgeous; pool itself was a little too cold for my two and four year old. However, when we mentioned the pool temp to the staff, they took care of it right away.
Speaking of the staff, they were fantastic. Jessica at the front desk went out of her way to say hello to us every time we walked by (we're hard to miss with two young boys), and she made sure a crib (Pack 'n Play) was delivered to our room. Also, the Valet staff were also all fun and friendly. The place is so new (and was busy), I knew the staff must be stressed, but they didn't let it show.
I come to Buffalo a lot (I used to live here and love to visit often), so this will be my new hotel of choice (at least until the Full Service Marriott opens across the street).Only downside was that, since it's a Courtyard, there was no free breakfast (I'm a Gold Rewards member). But, if you're thinking of checking this place out, you should!
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- This hotel is located in the heart of Canalside in downtown Buffalo, NY and is only one block away from KeyBank Center. Travel around town on the Buffalo Metro Rail, which conveniently has a stop right outside of the hotel. The onsite restaurant and bar serves breakfast, Starbucks(R) coffee, dinner and evening drinks, or grab a bite to eat at the Pizza Plant, which is connected to our hotel. Guests enjoy the onsite fitness center, indoor heated pool & whirlpool, business center and boarding pass printing center. ... more less
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