$71 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Dec 21, 2014 Check-out: Dec 22, 2014

BEST WESTERN The Inn at the Fairgrounds

3 stars
670 State Fair Boulevard, Syracuse, NY 13209-1308
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.6
out of 5
46 reviews
Family vacation

The hotel was recently renovated; very clean, room is spacious, very good price. We loved our stay See full review

  • IraR
  • Nov 19, 2013
Very Nice

Clean, convenient, comfortable. It is a good hotel See full review

  • Gator2014
  • Jun 20, 2014
Walk to the fairgrounds with free hot breakfast and arcade room

Guests can walk to the New York State fairgrounds from Inn at the Fairgrounds, located less than a mile from the entrance. Opened in 2008 as the only full-service hotel walkable to the fairgrounds, the lobby and rooms are spacious while a helpful staff waits behind the desk. Affordable room rates include a free breakfast buffet with hot and cold choices. For lunch or dinner, eat at Daniela's Steakhouse right on site. A fitness center and arcade game room add easy pastimes in any weather.

Highlights

  • Free hot breakfast
  • Free shuttle based on availability
  • Daniela's Steakhouse on site
  • Only full-service hotel within comfortable walking distance of the New York State Fairgrounds, which also hosts many conventions
  • Game room for kids and on-site fitness center

Rooms

After a day exploring the fairgrounds, look forward to an affordable night of rest in one of 45 rooms at Inn at the Fairgrounds. Basic rooms have a simple, traditional scheme that includes one king bed or two queen beds. Simple but appreciated amenities include a hair dryer, iron and ironing board cable satellite television, coffee-maker and voice mail. Have a seat at the desk to make use of free local calls under 30 minutes and free wireless Internet access. Order room service and eat in (check available hours with front desk).

Festures

With a location easily accessible from the main highway or on foot from the fair, Inn at the Fairgrounds offers free parking plus an ATM, newspapers and coffee in the lobby. Within the hotel, check out the menu at family-owned Daniella's Steakhouse, billed as "The Best little steakhouse in Syracuse." The restaurant is open for lunch until midnight and periodically hosts live entertainment. Select from steak, sandwiches, pasta, chicken or seafood favorites. The hotel sits a few miles from Downtown Syracuse and the popular social district of Armory Square as well as Carousel Center mall.

Transportation

  • Syracuse Hancock International Airport (9.7 mi/15.6 km)
  • Free shuttle based on availability (must be scheduled 24 hours prior)
Attractions

  • New York State Fairgrounds (1 mi/1.6 km)
  • Rosamond Gifford Zoo (4 mi/6.4 km)
  • Carousel Center (4.5 mi/7.2 km)
  • Armory Square (4.8 mi/7.7 km)
  • Oncenter Complex convention center (5.4 mi/8.7 km)
  • Everson Museum of Art (5.7 mi/9.2 km)
  • Onondaga Lake Park (5.7 mi/9.2 km)
  • Carrier Dome (6.5 mi/10.5 km)
  • Jamesville Beach (14.3 mi/23 km)
  • Turning Stone Casino (38.2 mi/61.5 km)

Business

  • Free wireless Internet access in rooms
  • Fax and copy services available (fees apply)
  • Conference rooms available for small groups

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BEST WESTERN The Inn at the Fairgrounds Rooms

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Amenities

  • Free breakfast
  • High-speed internet
  • Free parking
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
Air conditioned
No smoking rooms/facilities
Free local telephone calls
Ice machine
Activities
Fitness center or spa
Exercise gym
Miniature golf
Dining
Free breakfast
Restaurant
Coffee maker in room
Lounge
Room service
Services
24 hour front desk
Business center
Security
Wake-up service
Meeting/Banquet facilities
FAX
Gift shop
Copy service
Internet
High-speed internet
Parking
Free parking
Outdoor parking
RV or truck parking
Truck parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Wheel chair access
Room
Television with cable
Radio
AM/FM alarm clock
Hairdryer in room
Sofa bed
Electronic door locks
Ironing board

Nearby points of interest

  • War Memorial at Oncenter: 4.8 mi
  • Carrier Dome: 5.6 mi

Dining

Johnny Mac's Pizza
1.10 mile(s) from Johnny Mac's Pizza, fast food, American, open for: lunch, dinner
Daniella's Steakhouse
Daniella's Steakhouse, on premises, full service, steak house, open for: lunch, dinner
Twin Trees
2.30 mile(s) from Twin Trees, full service, Italian, open for: lunch, dinner
Burger King
2.30 mile(s) from Burger King, fast food, American, open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner
Denny's
3.10 mile(s) from Denny's, full service, American, open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner
Gigino's Pizzeria
1.50 mile(s) from Gigino's Pizzeria, full service, American, open for: lunch, dinner
Dunkin Donuts
2.30 mile(s) from Dunkin Donuts, coffee shop, American, open for: breakfast, lunch
Taco Bell
2.30 mile(s) from Taco Bell, fast food, Mexican, open for: lunch, dinner
Uno Chicago Grill
2.90 mile(s) from Uno Chicago Grill, full service, American, open for: lunch, dinner
Coppertop Tavern
2.20 mile(s) from Coppertop Tavern, full service, American, open for: lunch, dinner

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 (46)

Ratings and reviews for BEST WESTERN The Inn at the Fairgrounds

Overall score

3.6 / 5
5.01.0
46 out of 46
Amenities:
3.5
Room cleanliness:
4.1
Hotel staff:
3.6
Room comfort:
3.9
Location:
4
Value:
3.8

83% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of BEST WESTERN The Inn at the Fairgrounds

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
nillabird
Accord, ny
Sep 3, 2012

So convenient

We had a wonderful stay, Very quiet Staff for the most part was very pleasant. We will do it again next year(just wish they had a pool)

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

They offer a wonderful shuttle

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Gator2014
Business
Miami
Jun 20, 2014

Very Nice

Clean, convenient, comfortable. It is a good hotel

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

Business

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Review of BEST WESTERN The Inn at the Fairgrounds

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
TarheelAL
Business
Harriman, NY
Apr 22, 2014

Nice but noisy

Booking website led me to believe this hotel was in the center of Syracuse, but really it is on the outskirts surrounded by ugly factories, train tracks, and empty fairgrounds. However the hotel was nice and clean on the inside. Everything was fine until we tried to go to sleep and there were several families with young children letting them run constantly up and down the hall on the floor above us at midnight and 1am. We called the front desk several times and they really did nothing to try and help the situation. These same kids were up and running before 7am. The whole reason my husband and I booked this room was to get one precious night away from the noise of our OWN kids, and for that reason it was a complete waste of money. We were very disappointed. However after we complained the corporate office sent us a $35 gift card for a future stay. Next time we will request a "quiet area room" and see if that is better.

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

Business

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Review of BEST WESTERN The Inn at the Fairgrounds

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Here There and Everywhere
Business
Millville, NJ
Apr 7, 2014

Up to snuff

Needed a room for a short stay prior to a wedding and Best Western delivered. Room was very clean, reasonably well appointed, and while breakfast was run of the mill, it alleviated the need to stop at McDonalds or similar. Bed was very nice - firm - and linens were in good condition. While a little off the beaten path (seems to be towards the middle of nowhere), unless you are specifically visiting the fairgrounds, it was not so far that it made no sense. Overall good stay and wouldn't hesitate to book another night. Maintains my Best Western brand expectations.

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

Business

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Review of BEST WESTERN The Inn at the Fairgrounds

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
crankinin johnny
Business
utica ny
Mar 17, 2014

great place to stay by fair grounds

this is a great best western just about walking distance from the nys fair grounds,would highly recommend this hotel

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

Business

Dining tip: In Hotel

steak house right in hotel great food

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Review of BEST WESTERN The Inn at the Fairgrounds

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
emeritus prof
Business
Ohio
Mar 10, 2014

good stay

Nice rooms, clean, fresh linen, large tv, beautiful bathroom, very clean. Very nice staff; friendly and helpful.

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

Business

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Review of BEST WESTERN The Inn at the Fairgrounds

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Josh1620
Business
Warwick ri
Jan 13, 2014

Great staff

My family travels to syracuse at least once a year to visit family. This was our first time at the best western inn at the fairgrounds. It was a very good experience. Free breakfast, nice staff and very clean. This will be our choice on the next visit.

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

Business

Shopping tip: Short drive from hotel

Major mall 5 mins away, and would be a perfect choice during the state fair in the fall.

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Review of BEST WESTERN The Inn at the Fairgrounds

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
CesiumQ
Business
Akron, OH
Dec 24, 2013

Great hotel near Thruway

Room was excellent and clean. Good free continental breakfast. Easy on and off from NY Thruway during traveling.

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

Business

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Review of BEST WESTERN The Inn at the Fairgrounds

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
IraR
Business
Toronto, NY
Nov 19, 2013

Family vacation

The hotel was recently renovated; very clean, room is spacious, very good price. We loved our stay

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

Business

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Review of BEST WESTERN The Inn at the Fairgrounds

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Jane 2012
Business
Pottsville, Pennsylvania
Sep 4, 2012

New York State Fair Trip

Check in was very quick. Our room was on the second floor and very clean. The easy chair they used to have in the room wasn't there, but other than that we were very pleased. All the staff was very friendly and helpful. We went to the New York State Fair and the hotel had a shuttle service, which was very convenient and easy to use. I would definitely stay next year at the same hotel.

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

Business

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Review of BEST WESTERN The Inn at the Fairgrounds

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
nillabird
Business
Accord, ny
Sep 3, 2012

So convenient

We had a wonderful stay, Very quiet Staff for the most part was very pleasant. We will do it again next year(just wish they had a pool)

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

They offer a wonderful shuttle

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