The Best Hotels to Book in Buffalo for Every Traveler

The Reikart House offers a stylish stay imbued with history
The Reikart House offers a stylish stay imbued with history | Courtesy of Reikart House, Buffalo / Expedia
Daniel Stables

Combining the serenity of Western New York with an artistic and gastronomic buzz, Buffalo holds promise for foodies, creative types and lovers of the great outdoors. If you’re looking to admire the exquisite architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright at the Martin House, delve into the Arts and Crafts movement in East Aurora, or stay downtown and plug into the electric nightlife, these hotels in Buffalo, New York – bookable on Culture Trip – are sure to have something for you.

1. Curtiss Hotel

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The opulent revolving bar at the Curtiss Hotel, with unique lighting elements
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Style and luxury infuse every inch of the Curtiss, a five-star grand-dame on the Buffalo hotel scene. Housed in a landmark art deco building from 1913, the view is impressive enough before you even get inside – but wait until you ascend to the Vue Rooftop Lounge, where vistas out to Lake Erie and Canada accompany exquisite cocktails. The classical elegance of the guest rooms is matched at the Chez Ami Restaurant, home to the only revolving bar in Western New York.

2. The Westin Buffalo

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A light-filled sitting area at the Westin Buffalo, with potted plants, a fireplace and a living wall
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Downtown Buffalo settings don’t come much better than the Westin’s. If you’re looking to take in a show, there’s the famous Shea’s Performing Arts Center within easy reach, while beloved music venue Buffalo Iron Works is also nearby, down on the waterfront. The Patina 250 restaurant, meanwhile, is a hit with locals for its pan-American cuisine; try the grilled salmon poke bowl with miso mayo.

3. The Mansion on Delaware Avenue

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The elegant living room at the Mansion on Delaware Avenue, with a sofa and chairs, a fireplace and intricate woodwork
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This grand hotel in Buffalo sits in a stately mansion dating back to 1869, and in places, you’ll feel as though you’re back in that bygone age. In the drawing room, you can play pool or relax with some coffee as you gaze out onto the garden. Meanwhile, the luxurious guest rooms have been only subtly modernized in their decor but are equipped with all modern conveniences as well as a 24-hour butler service – so you really will feel like the lord or lady of the manor.

4. The Delavan Hotel and Spa

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A swanky sitting room at the Delavan Hotel and Spa, with chandeliers, soft seating and a pool table
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Glittering chandeliers illuminate the grand, tall-ceilinged lobby of the Delavan. Indeed, they’re so well-loved here that photos of them adorn the walls in the guest rooms, and the Chandelier Bar was named after them. Sliders, oysters and other delectable snacks are on offer in the bar, but for the real deal, head to Salvatore’s Italian Prime, also on-site, where mouthwatering steaks are served Oscar-style, topped with chopped Maine lobster.

5. Reikart House, Buffalo

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A woman reading in a nook in a sitting area at the Reikart House, with two standard poodles on the floor next to her
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A part of the ever-stylish Tribute Portfolio group, Reikart House is a vision of understated elegance in an attractive Greek Revival building. Impressionistic paintings by local artist Peter Fowler adorn the walls throughout, while the Jazzboline restaurant pays tribute to local history – it’s named after a banjo-like instrument invented by the hotel’s namesake, Amherst hotelier Frank Reikart, with the Jocko monkey bread named after his pet monkey.

6. Salvatore’s Garden Place Hotel

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A bar at Salvatore’s Garden Place Hotel, adorned with green marble and bar-height chairs
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Set around a lavish Italianate courtyard, with creeper vines hanging from Juliet balconies and patio tables where you can enjoy a cappuccino, this hotel in Buffalo feels like a little world of its own in the Williamsville neighborhood. The Salvatore family has owned hotels for generations, and the traditional guest rooms certainly have the feel of a restful home.

7. Oasis Bed and Breakfast

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A bedroom at Oasis Bed and Breakfast, with wood furniture, a blue sink and lots of knick-knacks
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Occupying a wooden farmhouse dating back to the 1890s, Oasis Bed and Breakfast pays homage to its heritage while meeting modern standards of luxury. With just five rooms, it has an intimate feel, but each one has a striking design inspired by a different part of the world. For example, the Germany room transports you to a lodge in the Bavarian Alps with its woodcut wall art, while colorful woven textiles adorn the walls of the Mexico room.

8. River Spring Lodge

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A spacious bathroom at the River Spring Lodge, with double sinks, a tub and a walk-in shower
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With its rich dark wood furnishings, sink-into-me leather sofas and dog-friendly ethos, River Spring Lodge presents a feeling of snug luxury. It sits on 20 acres (8ha) of woodland, so communing with nature – whether on the walking trails or beside the trout pond – is a piece of cake. Indulgent five-course country dinners, paired with exquisite wines, are just the thing after a day in the fresh air.

9. The Roycroft Inn

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A bedroom at the Roycroft Inn, with wood furnishings, fresh flowers and a purple blanket
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Artistry runs deep in the foundations of the Roycroft Inn, which has been welcoming visitors since 1905. The brainchild of Elbert Hubbard, the man behind the American Arts and Crafts movement, the inn upholds the spirit of its origins as an artisans’ retreat. See it in the beautiful but unpretentious guest rooms, with wicker chairs, wood-paneled walls and woven blankets, and in the Salon, where the naturalistic paintings of Alexis Jean Fournier still beautify the walls after more than a century.

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