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Many of the accommodations in Buffalo are cookie-cutter hotels (think Holiday Inn and Marriott) without any surprises. However, in recent years a number of boutique hotels have been cropping up, and the trend is catching on. In the next two years, several new hotels are filling up long-forgotten historical buildings and area breathing new life into Buffalo's hotel scene. The movement is causing a chain reaction as breweries, restaurants, and shops are reborn in and around these stunning properties.
Just step into the Hotel at the Lafayette and prepare to be impressed: mesmerizing art deco decor (from the city's first female architect) and modern furnishings await visitors and this popular wedding destination. Or, take a trip to Niagara Falls and experience the opulence of the Giacomo, another new option that is turning heads.
Several B&B's and inns offer a local experience, including the Elmwood Village Inn, located in the heart of the city's most famous shopping neighborhood, or the Roycroft Inn, an artisan homestead in East Aurora.
If you plan on seeing Niagara Falls during your time in Buffalo, several casino hotels offer views of the natural wonder, luxurious accommodations, and top-notch amenities. To help make your decisions easier, we've sorted through best of the area and present our 10 best hotels in the Buffalo/Niagara area.