Lord Amherst Hotel

2 stars
5000 Main Street, 5000 Main Street, Amherst, NY 14226
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
2.9
out of 5
36 reviews
Great Value!

We were visiting my son at University of Buffalo. This hotel is in a convenient location, has a... See full review

  • fifrank
  • Oct 8, 2013
Very Cozy

Love the morning breakfast atmosphere! Older hotel that they are starting to do some renovations to... See full review

  • Eastsideanna
  • Nov 25, 2013
Conveniently located hotel comforts in a bed and breakfast atmosphere
The Lord Amherst Hotel is a spacious property ideal for business and leisure travelers conveniently located near major expressways, shopping and attractions. Guest rooms are spacious and offer free Internet service. An on-site fitness center and outdoor pool are welcome additions typically associated with more expensive properties. Complimentary breakfast is served daily in the lobby, lending an air of intimacy to this 95-room hotel.
Highlights
  • Continental breakfast served until 10 a.m.
  • Full service restaurant and lounge
  • Convenient access to expressway, shopping and area attractions
Rooms
The 95 rooms at the Lord Amherst Hotel are traditionally decorated and offered in a variety of formats, all located on either the first or second floor. King, queen, connecting suites and extended stay options are all available, as well as a two-bedroom furnished apartment. Standard room additions include free high-speed Internet, satellite TV, coffee maker, hair dryer and 24-hour desk service. Non-smoking rooms are available on request, as are microwaves and refrigerators.
Features
With its spacious, traditionally-decorated guest rooms and free breakfast in the lobby, the Lord Amherst Hotel more resembles a sprawling bed and breakfast hotel than a 95-room hotel. An on-site, full-service restaurant and lounge, the Sonoma Grill, offers banquet possibilities for up to 200 guests. Convenient to area expressways, shopping malls and attractions, the affordable hotel also features a fitness center with a treadmill, exercise bike and all-in-one plated weight station. An outdoor heated pool offers welcome relief from summer weather. Coin laundry facilities are available for those on extended holidays.
Transportation
  • Buffalo Niagara International Airport (4.5 mi/7.3 km)
Attractions
  • Buffalo Museum of Science (6.1 mi/9.7 km)
  • HSBC Arena (12.2 mi/19.7 km)
  • Seneca Niagara Casino (20 mi/32.3 km)
  • Maid of the Mist Boat Tour (21.3 mi/34.3 km)

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Lord Amherst Hotel Rooms

2 Double Beds Non Smoking
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2 Double Beds Smoking
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1 King Bed Non Smoking
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1 Queen Bed Non Smoking
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1 Queen Bed Smoking
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Amenities

  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
General
Air conditioned
Ice machine
Activities
Outdoor pool
Exercise gym
Game room
Dining
Coffee maker in room
Vending machines
Services
24 hour front desk
Maid service
Guest laundromat
Parking
Free parking
Room
Television with cable
Telephone
AM/FM alarm clock
Hairdryer in room
Temperature control
Iron
Ironing board
Smoke detectors

Nearby points of interest

  • UB Stadium: 2.7 mi

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
03:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

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 (36)

Ratings and reviews for Lord Amherst Hotel

Overall score

2.9 / 5
5.01.0
36 out of 36
Amenities:
2.7
Room cleanliness:
3.1
Hotel staff:
3.4
Room comfort:
2.9
Location:
3.8
Value:
3.3

69% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Pickering Traveller
Business
Toronto, Ontario
Dec 16, 2013

Warm and Welcoming

We had a nice stay at The Lord Amherst. This is our second time there and we chose it because it has a n old fashioned family feel. The lobby was decked out for Christmas and gave a cheery welcome. Room was comfortable and it was quiet. Breakfast was fine - waffle maker, toaster for bread, English muffins and bagels; several cereal choices; orange or apple juice; fruit bowl (bananas, oranges, apples). Staff were very helpful providing maps and good directions (due to the weather my GPS couldn't get a satellite reading - I have never experienced that before). It is good value for money. We will stay there again!

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

Business

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Juan L
Business
Toronto
Dec 2, 2013

Does the Job

Very clean, nice location, but could use some upgrades.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Eastsideanna
Business
Binghamton, NY
Nov 25, 2013

Very Cozy

Love the morning breakfast atmosphere! Older hotel that they are starting to do some renovations to the rooms.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Splrk
Business
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Nov 25, 2013

Great little place to day

This is agreat little hotel, close to the airport, but no so close that you hear planes flying over. The Continental brakfast was good and the staff were incredibly friendly.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
nyharvey
Business
Scotia, NY
Oct 15, 2013

Review of Lord Amherst Motel

I would highly recommend the Lord Amherst to the traveler who wants a comfortable room at a great location in an excellent venue of Amherst close to the Airport, SUNY Foundation, and of course Buffalo. Expect to find a comfortable bed, large room more than adequate for two adults and even a child. Any questions such as the location of the Buffalo Historical Society and other remnants of the Exposition of 1902/1903 were easily answered by the hotel staff. To conclude just what you want in a motel room and it includes a simple breakfast in the rate.

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

The Buffalo park designed by Frederic Olmstead, who also designed NYC Central Park, Gramacy Park, and Washington Park in Troy, NY is an excellent example of urban planning. Next to the Park is the Buffalo Historical Society Bldg. that offers tremendous historical and genealogical data with a highly competent staff of professionals and wifi.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
fifrank
Business
north salem new york
Oct 8, 2013

Great Value!

We were visiting my son at University of Buffalo. This hotel is in a convenient location, has a friendly staff and clean rooms. The continental breakfast offers a great variety with fresh fruit and you can even make your own waffles. We enjoyed our first visit so much we didn't have to research other hotels for our second!

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

Business

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
fumbz
Business
Syracuse, NY
Aug 23, 2013

Quick overnight trip

Had to come into town for a quick overnight trip. When you pull up, the sign includes the name "motor" - the "Lord Amherst Motor Hotel", which gives a different distinction then "Lord Amherst Hotel" - better classified as a motel. The staff was outstanding - very friendly and willing to assist. Actual keys as opposed to electronic locks, so you have a push button, deadbolt and chain. Room smelled HEAVILY of a cheap perfumey deodorizer/cleaner. Other than that - it was a basic room, for a basic price. Location is very convenient to highways.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Trattoria Aroma for dinner, turn left out of the lot, cross over the interstate about 1/2 mi on right hand side. And Break n Eggs crepe restaurant right next door - fabulous! for breakfast!

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Ty Mids
Business
Hamilton ON
Apr 2, 2013

Quaint Little Hotel

We needed a hotel in buffalo last minute and The Lord Amherst was our cheapest option. It was near the airport and very affordable. The room was good enough for what we were looking for.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
E Rey
Business
Southern California
Nov 2, 2012

Basic but comfortable.

The room needs updating but it was clean and comfortable. It's not a resort so don't expect much. The staff was great and the Sonoma Restaurant next door was a great place to eat and hang out.Overall the experience at the motel was pleasant and inexpensive.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Sonoma Restaurant was great. Great food and fantastic California wines. Thanks Lisa!

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Computer power Mom
Business
Chatham, New Jersey
Jul 2, 2012

We enjoyed our stay.

We were attending a wedding, visiting various family members and going to Canada. The Lord Amherst was right by the entrance to Highway 290 and NYS Thruway 90 and on Main Street. We were able to get to our many destinations easily. The location was most convenient for our needs. Our room was upstairs with no elevator. It was quiet and clean but dated. The breakfast was good and had make your own waffles (I did not try them). There was a computer with internet available. The ice machine was only a few doors down the hall from our room. There was a pool, but we did not spend much time at the hotel and did not swim.

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

Business

Time-saving tip: Short drive from hotel

The Hotel is right by the entrance to 290 and close to the NYS Thruway 90.

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