"This motel was exactly what we were looking for. It was inexpensive, pet friendly, and had good access to the Thruway. The room was basic but fine, and the staff was friendly. We'd recommend staying here.2022-12-22"
"The motel was dated. There were a bunch of clothes and other items stuffed under the bed, and there was plaster from a repair on the bathroom floor. The employees were nice.2022-09-24"
"The motel room smelled like smoke, even though it was a non-smoking room. There was a large cobweb above the bed and in the lights above the sink. There were many cigarette butts in the rocks outside the door. I'll stay elsewhere next time.2019-09-08"
"Great location. The hotel was clean, but the room was small. The staff was friendly.2018-11-15"
"The hotel room was extremely small. No breakfast, and no shuttle Syracuse University or the Carrier Dome. There are better options near campus.2018-11-13"
"The hotel atmosphere, decor, and service were outstanding and reminiscent of a bygone era when guests were treated as valued customers. All the employees were friendly, courteous, and made me feel comfortable. They didn't hesitate to assist or answer questions. The hotel was quiet and well-maintained.2018-06-02"
"The housekeeper left a note in our room that there were no more towels and we should call the front desk if we needed any. Don't expect much at this hotel.2020-02-19"
"The hotel was somewhat isolated, so you'll need a car if you want to go anywhere. I didn't feel welcome when I arrived, and the check-in clerk seemed to not want to be bothered by me or my questions. I wasn't told that the WiFi password was in the key card envelope, and there was no information about restaurants or anything else in the area. We felt like we were on our own. The parking area was across a busy street.2020-01-30"
"The rates were reasonable. The bed was soft and plush, but not great for people with back issues. Nice pool and exercise room. Wonderful shuttle service to Lakeview Ampitheater and restaurants near the hotel.2017-07-19"
"Cleanliness was evident throughout the property. The beds were comfortable, and the staff was welcoming and responsive. You won't regret choosing this hotel.2023-09-09"
"There was a hole in the duvet. The sink was clogged, and the toilet ran after being flushed. The showerhead leaked. The front desk clerks were unprofessional. The hotel shuttle to the airport never arrived.2022-03-16"
"The hotel lobby had a nice fireplace. The room was nicely appointed and quite comfortable, and the beds were like sleeping on a cloud. My son went to purchase cookies from the snack kiosk, and the cashier went in back and returned with a glass of cold milk for him. Above-average complimentary breakfast, and I enjoyed visiting with the attendant. Our stay couldn't have been any better.2022-02-04"
"No grab bar in the shower. The hotel staff was lovely; they were so helpful and gracious. Delicious breakfast, but no on-site dining other than that.2023-06-09"
"I loved the ambiance and small size of this hotel, and the rates were reasonable. The fireplace and bar were relaxing and really pretty. , and the bed in my room was so comfortable. The front desk clerk was excellent. Breakfast was substantial and a real bonus. Definitely stay here.2019-11-17"
"The hotel room wasn't cleaned very well. The sofa was dirty, and the carpet needed vacuuming. No blanket for the sofa bed; I called the front desk and asked for one, but at 11:30 PM went down to ask again. The clerk said it would be delivered to the room, but it never was.2022-08-23"
"An impressive hotel that's worth the price. The property was extremely clean and well-maintained. The staff was efficient, friendly, and helpful. Breakfast was limited because of the pandemic, but it was quite adequate. Definitely stay here.2020-10-02"
"Great hotel with excellent facilities and service. Book it now.2018-10-30"
"My motel room smelled like cigarette smoke, so I had to move to another room.2022-03-27"
"The motel was really dated, but the room was adequate and the bed was extremely comfortable. Not much water pressure in the shower. Expect aq good night's sleep here, but don't expect any ambiance.2019-10-16"
"Our room smelled like stale smoke; the common areas smelled less strongly of smoke. Not enough light in the room for reading, and there was only one electrical outlet near the bed. The TV didn't get CNN. No grab bar in the shower, and the bathtub didn't have no-slip strips. I don't recommend this hotel.2023-08-07"
"The hotel needed better upkeep. The pillows were old, the carpet needed cleaning, and the headboard material was peeling. The paint on the bathroom door was peeling, too.2019-07-23"
"Check-in was odd; the hotel clerk wouldn't look at my paperwork and asked to see my husband's ID. We got to our room and realized there were flying ants all over. The bathtub was discolored, and there was a cigarette burn on the toilet seat of our non-smoking room. Just 2 small towels provided. We weren't happy and would never stay here again.2019-07-15"
Lodging is mostly clustered near the Syracuse Airport, downtown, the fairgrounds, 2nd Avenue, and ranges from affordable motels to luxury downtown hotels.
Syracuse is known for its universities. Syracuse University, SUNY Upstate Medical University, and SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry are all located here.
A number of convention sites draw visitors to the city. Syracuse has a thriving art scene, with its own symphony, opera and theater companies.
Families can enjoy the many parks and the Rosemond Gifford Zoo, shop and eat at Destiny USA, or go see a ball game at NBT Bank Stadium. Or head over to the New York State Fairgrounds, a great way to end summer before fall schedules become more demanding.
The Syracuse Jazz Festival brings some of the country's best jazz musicians to town each July, and the Polish Festival in June has been celebrating the city's Polish heritage since the 1950s.
HotelGuides made it easy to choose a hotel based on how far we wanted to get that day. Also liked being able to see the interstate interchange on the map to determine how far off the highway each hotel was.
- Marie Hunt
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