Cozy Up at the Best Hotels in the Buffalo Area

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.



As part of the family-friendly hotel chain, Great Wolf Lodge is known for its over-the-top indoor waterpark rides that make it an attraction in its own right. Great Wolf Niagara features a 4-story interactive tree house with spray stations and...  Read More

East Aurora


With a history dating back to 1897, the Roycroft Inn has been a hub for artisans and craftsmen that drew visitors from faraway places. Today, the National Historic Landmark inn offers 28 luxurious suites and halls that are made for wandering....  Read More



Soaring 53-stories high above the falls, The Hilton Hotel and Suites Niagara Falls/Fallsview boasts 500 rooms and suites. It is connected via a glass walkway to the well known Fallsview Casino Resort. Rooms feature large windows with city views,...  Read More



Within walking distance to most restaurants and shops along Delaware Avenue, the Embassy Suites Buffalo is also close to the Buffalo Theater District, Chippewa Entertainment District, HSBC Arena, Erie County Botanical Gardens and the Buffalo...  Read More



Just a 30-minute drive from downtown Buffalo in an opulent 1929 art deco building, the Giacomo shines as Niagara Falls, New York's premier boutique hotel. There are 38 rooms and suites featuring European decor, and some are equipped with stone...  Read More

Linwood Historic District
Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino


The Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel has 486 guest rooms and 108 suites. All rooms offer upscale amenities, such as pillow-top mattresses and flat screen cable television. Other amenities include a fitness center offering a swimming pool,...  Read More



The 4-diamond Sheraton on the Falls offers 670 rooms in all, not to mention plenty of amenities in 22 stories. There is a lobby area as well as a penthouse restaurant. There is a state-of-the-art conference room that can seat well over 2,000...  Read More



Located along Delaware Avenue, the boutique hotel is set in one of Buffalo's premier addresses. The Allentown and the entertainment district are located near the Mansion on Delaware Avenue. Other attractions nearby include the Shea's Performing...  Read More

Elmwood Village Inn Honu House


For a more local experience, stay at the Elmwood Village Inn, where owner Karen Powell who lives at the inn makes guests feel welcome in her home. The long-time Buffalo resident has the inside scoop on the cities attractions and shopping areas...  Read More



A mini-city in itself, visitors will be awe-inspired from the moment they step through the doors. Towering high ceilings in this restored boutique hotel and endless glistening corridor showcase the grandeur of Buffalo's golden era. The Lafayette...  Read More


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