$110 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Sep 30, 2014 Check-out: Oct 1, 2014

Holiday Inn BUFFALO-AMHERST

3 stars
1881 Niagara Falls Blvd, Amherst, NY 14228
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.5
out of 5
62 reviews
Reasonable, conform, well managed

A bit old hotel, but close to highway, convenient for travelers, room is a bit old too, but clean.... See full review

  • gaoren
  • Aug 18, 2014
Basic but good

this hotel is very convenient to the University and many shops and restaurants. Easy and efficient... See full review

  • U Buffalo Parent
  • Jul 30, 2014
Personal service and attention in a convenient Buffalo-area hotel
The Holiday Inn Buffalo Amherst delivers personalized service and attention more traditionally associated with boutique-style hotels. Guest rooms are smoke free and tastefully decorated with quality furnishings and feature satellite TV and radio. An on-site restaurant serves up tasty treats throughout the day. A complementary airport shuttle operates 24 hours a day. A fitness center, indoor swimming pool and Jacuzzi round out the Holiday Inn Buffalo Amherst hotel’s offerings.
Highlights
  • Complimentary 24-hour airport shuttle and free parking
  • Keurig coffee maker in every room
  • Well-equipped fitness center, pool and Jacuzzi
Rooms
The 199 guest rooms are smoke free and available with either two double beds or a king bed, all tastefully decorated with traditional furnishings and décor. Additions include a Keurig coffeemaker, hair dryer, iron/ironing board, telephone with voicemail, satellite TV with premium movie channels and XM satellite music and Wi-Fi.
Features
The Holiday Inn Buffalo Amherst is a non-smoking hotel with convenient access to all of the top sites in Buffalo and Niagara. Complimentary 24-hour airport transportation is a welcome, cost-savings convenience and valet service (available Monday through Friday; fee applies) is especially helpful with Buffalo winters that frequently dip into the single digits. A well-equipped fitness center allows strict adherence to one's at-home exercise regimen, while an indoor swimming pool and Jacuzzi provide rejuvenating recreational diversions.
Dining
The on-site Max's Classic American Grill serves three square meals daily, with a bar that remains open until the wee hours. Especially popular at the restaurant/bar is Max's Tour of Beers, a beer connoisseur's pilgrimage through the wonderfully sudsy world of lagers, ales and stouts.
 
Transportation
  • Buffalo Niagara International Airport (9 mi/14.5 km)
Attractions
  • Darwin Martin complex (5.5 mi/8.9 km)
  • Albright Knox Art Gallery (11.4 mi/18.4 km)
  • HSBC Arena (14.9 mi/24 km)
  • Maid of the Mist (16.7 mi/26.9 km)
Business
  • 24-hour airport transportation
  • Event planning consultants
  • Valet service Monday through Friday
  • Free parking

Hotel Map

43.0055 -78.8223
Nearby airports
NIAGARA FALLS, (IAG), 12.00, MI; Buffalo Niagara International, (BUF), 7.00, MI;
Area description
Suburban, suburban

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Amenities

  • Free parking
  • Indoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Ice machine
Activities
Indoor pool
Children's activities
Golf
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Coffee maker in room
Lounge
Room service
Services
Business center
Maid service
Guest laundromat
ATM/Cash machine
In-Room Safe
Shops/Commercial services
Porters
FAX
Overhead projector
White board
Parking
Free parking
Parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Room
Satellite TV
DVD player
Hairdryer in room
Cribs available
Temperature control
Ironing board

Nearby points of interest

  • UB Stadium: 2.3 mi

Dining

Blvd Bar and Grill
Blvd Bar and Grill is an all american restaurant within the hotel. The restaurant is open from 6:30 AM to 10:00 PM 7 days a week.
Blvd Bar & Grill
Casual
Applebees
Casual

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
03:00 PM
Check-out:
11:00 AM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (62)

Ratings and reviews for Holiday Inn BUFFALO-AMHERST

Overall score

3.5 / 5
5.01.0
62 out of 62
Amenities:
3.5
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4.2
Room comfort:
3.8
Location:
3.9
Value:
3.6

77% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Los Angeles
Jul 7, 2010

satisfied traveler

Overall, I was satisfied.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
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4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Miami, FL
May 31, 2010

Clean room and good service

Great experience, would definitely book at this hotel again. The location is good, its near everything. About a 15 to 20 minute ride from Niagara Falls. Ten minutes away from Buffalo International Airport. Close to Buffalo Zoo and nearby mall. Friendly staff and clean rooms!!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Money-saving tip: Short drive from hotel

When/If going to Niagara Falls, buy the Discovery Pass so that you have access to all the attractions and 30% discount in total. Also the Niagara Falls Aquarium is only open from 9 am to 530 pm.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Long Island, NY
May 25, 2010

Buffalo trip

We thought that the location was very good. The children loved the indoor pool...there were always clean towels. Our stay would have been more enjoyable if there was a fridge in the room, since we were traveling with children. The room was very clean. The staff was very friendly and our overall experience was very good.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
rome,it
May 2, 2010

good ratio Rate-Quality

normally

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
2
Location:
2
Value:
3
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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
cherriepie217
Bakersfield, CA
Apr 20, 2010

Very nice visit

I went to visit family. I stayed there last year during the Thanksgiving holiday. During both stays, the hotel staff were very friendly and accomodating. During this stay, there were some children that ran up and down the hallway, but I fault the parents rather than staff for that. My room was clean and my bed was very comfortable. All in all, I would stay again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Amherst, NY
Mar 22, 2010

Rooms were very comfortable and the beds

Very nice and would definelty go back.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
NY
Oct 13, 2009

Shuffle off to Buffalo

The stay was very nice but the plumbing was noisy

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
3
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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
new city ny
Sep 1, 2009

college drop off

Hotel staff was very friendly. Cleaned the room quickly. Great location, we were dropping our son off at the University at Buffalo. Good eating in the area.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
SUNY Parent's
Baldwin NY
Aug 30, 2009

Hotel experience

Good value for the price. Rooms were attractive although the bathroom (room 314) was very small. Staff was friendly and helpful. One poor moment - the front desk would not apply the stay to my Priority Club membership due to having booked through Orbitz. I did not argue the point since I would not have qualified for the current promotion, but it was a rude surprise. Either Orbitz or the hotel should be clearer about this upfront (I had called the front desk before my arrival to add the membership and was told it had been done -- wrong!).

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Nightlife tip: In Hotel

Friday night at Max's was lively, comfortable and safe.

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Review of Holiday Inn BUFFALO-AMHERST

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Citypol86
New York
Aug 26, 2009

Mediocre at best

Mediocre says it all. The room was clean, not spotless. They provided absolutely no provisions for smoking. They prohibited playing their beautiful grand piano, even by obviously competent adults. At best, it was a clean, safe place to sleep. One would think that in such a run-down area they would try to accomodate people more. I guess Niagara Falls gives them enough business so they just don't care. I'll be suprised if this review gets published.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
2
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