$71 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Jan 31, 2015 Check-out: Feb 1, 2015

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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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
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

Uno Chicago Grill
2.90 mile(s) from Uno Chicago Grill, full service, American, open for: lunch, dinner
Johnny Mac's Pizza
1.10 mile(s) from Johnny Mac's Pizza, fast food, American, open for: lunch, dinner
Gigino's Pizzeria
1.50 mile(s) from Gigino's Pizzeria, full service, American, open for: lunch, dinner
Dinosaur Bar-B-Que
4.20 mile(s) from Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, full service, American, open for: lunch, dinner
Denny's
3.10 mile(s) from Denny's, full service, American, open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner
Coppertop Tavern
2.20 mile(s) from Coppertop Tavern, full service, American, open for: lunch, dinner
Ichiban Japanese Steakhouse
2.20 mile(s) from Ichiban Japanese Steakhouse, full service, Japanese, open for: lunch, dinner
Daniella's Steakhouse
Daniella's Steakhouse, on premises, full service, steak house, open for: lunch, dinner
Taco Bell
2.30 mile(s) from Taco Bell, fast food, Mexican, open for: lunch, dinner
Applebee's
3.40 mile(s) from Applebee's, 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
Cleanliness:
4.1
Hotel staff:
3.6
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

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
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of BEST WESTERN The Inn at the Fairgrounds

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Albany NY
Aug 31, 2010

Awesome Stay

Stayed overnight on a business trip. Room was very spacious and clean. Staff was very helpful, friendly and receptionist was gorgeous!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Nightlife tip: Short drive from hotel

very close to downtown syracuse and close to anything you could want!

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Review of BEST WESTERN The Inn at the Fairgrounds

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
quartermidget racer
Business
PA
May 31, 2010

Inn at the Fairgrounds, Syracuse

Great for our purpose

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of BEST WESTERN The Inn at the Fairgrounds

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Port Jefferson St
Sep 14, 2008

Great basic hotel, excellent restaurant

Pros: Good price, new comfortable beds, clean lobby, clean room, clean bathroom, cozy steak house on premises (excellent steak & wine selection), free WiFi, plentiful parking, friendly staff. Cons: Bathtub floor not that clean, included breakfast was so-so in selection and quality, in-room TV was old tube style, location is somewhat far from points of interest (nothing within walking distance), hotel staff not the most knowledgeable about the area although they're very friendly. 4 out of 5 stars for a very nice basic hotel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Disappointed in Orbitz
Business
NY, Ny
Dec 2, 2009

Hotel great. [...]

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Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of BEST WESTERN The Inn at the Fairgrounds

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
USA
Mar 13, 2008

Conveniently located; price was right

Best Western Syracuse was conveniently located to my destination; price was right. Clean, comfortable. The rooms were spacious and easily accessible from parking lot.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Easy on/off ramp to major highway.

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Review of BEST WESTERN The Inn at the Fairgrounds

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
new york
Aug 9, 2010

perfect one day getaway

this was a perfect one day getaway location. a day at the carousel mall was complimented by our enjoyable stay at the affordable inn at the fairgrounds. their restaurant on site was very enjoyable with a small and welcoming atmosphere. [...]

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Time-saving tip: Not Applicable

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Review of BEST WESTERN The Inn at the Fairgrounds

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
dbudd1213
Business
Yaphank, NY, USA
Nov 30, 2011

Nice Hotel

Only stayed here one night but I would definitely come back. Everything was very clean, everything worked and I liked that the rooms were fairly large. It was nice that it had a steakhouse attached to the restaurant. One negative that I would say is that it's further from the city of Syracuse than I thought it was. But if you're going to something at the Fairgrounds this is a must-stay.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Try out Dinosaur BBQ in the city of Syracuse. From the Inn At The Fairgrounds, it's probably not even a 10 minute drive. Excellent food and service.

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Review of BEST WESTERN The Inn at the Fairgrounds

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
latino griswolds
Business
Yorktown Heights, NY, USA
Jan 31, 2012

Hit the right spot

We arrived late in the evening, after 11 pm, the staff was present, awake, and helpful showing me the back door so I could access the room quickly with my children. The room was very spacious, shockingly so, and fit my small family. For the price and the space this room was close to perfect. The free breakfast only helped, the free internet was also nice. Only takeaway if any was the lack of choice at breakfast. The staff even had a wine opener! Great experience!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
TAB Three
Business
Buffalo, NY, USA
Mar 26, 2012

Pretty Good

At first it was not so good. Room was suppose to be non-smoking. The bar had no one attending it . Once we informed the front desk of the smell in the room we were placed in a much better room. Once the bar tender came we were treated quickly and tastefully. We ate at the restaurant,one of the appetizers was overly salted. But that was taken away and off our bill. The rest of the meal and the cocktails were very well made. Overall the customer service was great. We will be coming back.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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