Millennium Airport Buffalo Hotel

, Cheektowaga, United States
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Millennium Airport Buffalo Hotel

, Cheektowaga

Rooms: 189

2040 Walden Ave - Cheektowaga - New York - 14225 - United States 716/681-2400
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Needs renovation, but a good deal with package

from janer00
My husband and I just got back from our stay at the Millenium. We were sorely disappointed. We booked the 100 for 100 package (which is a great deal) and we did so online. If you take a look at Millenium's website, the only difference between the "Standard room" and "Superior room" is the statement that the "Superior" room had been recently renovated. After reading the reviews there was no question of opting for the "Superior room"

Upon check-in we were given a room on the 8th floor, and I specifically asked if we were given a superior room, the agent assured us it was, so we were off to our room.

We opened the door and the room seemed great. Nice king size bed, big lounge chair and a refridgerator. Then our excitement wore off and we started to see the signs of an aging hotel. The carpet was dirty, the drop ceiling had pieces that didn't fit so large dust bunnies could fall through, the wallpaper was peeling from water damage and the t.v. looked like it was from the early 90's. The bathroom was exremely small and just as dirty with mildew on the tiles and grime on the door. The entire room was very dark and just down right dingy. I could never turn on enough lights to brighten the room. The room was well appointed but that does not cover up the fact that this room was NOT up to even "Standard room" standards, it looked like somthing you would find at your local roadside motel.

So we took our complaints to the front desk and were told that the room we were in was, "One of the best, a deluxe room." I was appalled. She stated that, "the hotel was 35 years old and they are working on renovating it, but it just isn't going to be like any other Millenium you've stayed in before. I can try to move you into a different room tomorrow."

Eventually, after talking to someone else at the front desk the next night, our problem was somewhat resolved and we received a credit on our bill for the "Superior room" to the "Standard room."

The only good thing about this hotel is that they offer the 100 for 100 package. If you go, you must check it out. We stayed for two nights so we had a $200 credit. My husband and I ate at the restaurant both nights, had room service for breakfast once, a late night snack of buffalo wings, and drinks each time and we still ended up with $2 in credit left. The hotel has two restaurants to choose from, a sit down restaurant named Waldens and a bar named Twigs. The food was quite good at the Waldens and never crowded, the average price for an entree was $18 or so.

The big question.... Would we go back? Even with all of our problems with the room, I would have to say we would go back here solely because after all was said and done, our food for our vacation was free! What a nice treat.

PS If you stay here and then wish to go visit Niagara Falls, be aware of the TOLLS!!! It costs about $3 to go there and back!

Great hotel for the price

from rpearson
We stayed here for one night for a little shopping and relaxation with the children. We had a great deal for a superior room for one night $125 total and $100 dollars in food and beverage credit. The room was huge and newly renovated and we were lucky enough to have 2 queen size beds and a bar fridge. We were on the eighth floor and would highly recommend this to anyone who wants a quality hotel for a decent price. The kids loved the indoor pool and games room. The food in the restaurant was actually good. We were a little hestitant for some reason but really enjoyed it. Next time we are in Buffalo we are staying here. Thanks for a great night stay to end are mini vacation.

Lovely Hotel, Friendly Staff

from DebbieBirchard
I had a wonderful experience at this lovely hotel! I made a journey up to Buffalo to visit a friend in need. My mother offered to drive up with me on this 8 hour trek (with stops) so we were quite weary by the time we arrived at the hotel. The hotel lobby was very pretty and shiny clean, and the front desk staff welcomed us with open arms.
I mentioned how trip advisor reviewers had written that there are lovely renovated rooms as well as old , yucky rooms in the hotel. I asked the manager to confirm that we were getting a renovated room, and he changed our room to the 6th Floor. The room was lovely and clean with 2 queen size beds with high quality linens.
We went down to the restaurant for dinner, and the restaurant was attractive, the staff was friendly, and the food was reasonably good. (The stuffed mushrooms were excellent) The prices were very normal for a restaurant of this type. I was delighted because I figured with the 100 for 100 deal, they would over inflate their prices. We had a nice dinner including wine, appetizer, salad and dessert. Then we ordered 2 breakfasts through room service (we had our own juice and made coffee in the room). We had money left over, so before we left, we ordered a delicious grilled reuben sandwich with fries to split on our drive home. The manager of the restaurant was so kind, he didn't even make me go back to the restaurant to pick up my to-go order. He brought it to me in the lobby and helped Mom and me put our luggage in the trunk of my car!
I would recomend this hotel to anyone. It is in a busy area right next door to a huge shopping mall, so if you have time to go shopping, this would be a plus.
I am indeed recommending this hotel to other friends of mine who will be going up to visit this same friend in Buffalo. It is a great deal. Only one caution, like many hotels, the long distance phone carrier is a thief! A quick late night call home to Connecticut cost us over 20 Dollars. Don't forget to bring your own cell phone.

Great for shopping trip

from 6southbound
My four teenagers, husband and mother popped over to Buffalo on a last minute shopping spree on Easter weekend. The Millenium was suggested by a T.A. forum expert who told us about the $100 for $100 deal that is on at the moment. $100 a night per room, $100 to spend on food/drinks in the hotel per room, alcohol and room service included. The hotel was decent and clean, rooms had recently been redone, food in the pub and restaurant was better than I expected, (kids were not turned off after the 3rd visit) the staff was helpful. Our room over looked the indoor pool area (cute little balcony) which was obviously used by families. Was a bit noisy but what do you expect. Although this hotel is not a "vacation destination" it is definitely well located for a shopping trip (hotel is in the parking lot of the Walden Galleria and 10 minutes from Transit Rd and other shopping areas). We don't like to spend a lot on accommodation while in Buffalo, however if my kids get the heeby geebies we're in trouble! This fit the bill perfectly.

poor in all regards

from aaaaa
The hotel is tattered and in need of renovations. Rooms were dated. Front desk staff seemed unfamiliar with the location of various rooms. A very poor choice.

Pretty average dining

from RaveDJ
I stayed for three nights at the Millennium Hotel on the $100 for $100 deal, whereby you pay $100 for the room and get up to $100 to spend on food and drink included. An outstanding deal, you'd think.

I thought I'd try the onsite restaurant, "Walden's" as a result and walked into the deserted eaterie at 7pm. I can see why in hindsight. I even gave it two chances.

Bland, unappetising food seems to be the norm. While the menu tends toward the exotic description with seafood-stuffed mushrooms, sole piccata and lobster-filled chicken, alongside the staple steaks and sandwiches, I found nothing to challenge my appetite for adventure when the meals arrived. As a foodie (if not a gastronome), there was something lacking on every plate.

I have to say, however, that the fresh bread and dessert (a chocolate bombe) were quite special. I think the chef should strive for a smaller choice and pay close attention to the quality of the preparation and cooking consequentially.

Great room and good price

from IanTLondon
Touring with family. Had not booked in advance; Mike on the front desk sorted us out and was very helpful. Paid $107 per night and stopped 2 nights. We are family of five so took a 2 Queen and rollaway room.
Room was very large and spacious; rollaway fitted in no problem.
Facilities very good clean and well maintained.
We used the hotel as a touring base to visit Niagra Falls and shop; 10 minutes to airport and plenty of surrounding resaturants. Located 2 blocks from interstate. All facilities we saw and staff performed well. Good hotel

A pleasant surprise. Well worth the price!

from Eltee
My wife and I stayed at the hotel on July 27th. We were skeptical at first because of the number of negative reviews at TripAdvisor. We were pleasantly surprised.
The staff were helpful and efficient and motivated to ensure we were happy. The room was far better than we expected. Make it a point to ask for a "renovated" room because some rooms are still not renovated at this 30 year-old hotel. A stay in one of non-renovated rooms might be disappointing.
The Walden Restaurant is clean and the food is good. Unfortunatley, the Twigs Bar is dark and tacky and badly needs a renovation and improved staffing. Often there are plates of leftover food and drink which are not cleaned-up for hours!
The "$100 for $100" promotion is fantastic. Pay $100 per night for your hotel room and get a food and beverage and applicable taxes credit of $100 for each and every night. All you pay is the tip. $100 goes a long way at this hotel so count on eating and drinking for free!

Great Value!

from A TripAdvisor Member
Our two teenagers and my husband and I stayed at this hotel a total of three nights the 1st week of July 2005. We originally booked it for one night because of the "100 for 100" special they had. Basically, you paid $100 for the room and they gave you a $100 credit to use for food and drinks in the hotel. The staff were very helpful. We had reserved a double room and a king room. Unfortunately there were no rooms available in this combination near each other so as the staff were able to find adjoining rooms we took 2 double rooms instead. The hotel has tower rooms and rooms that are near the atriuim/meeting/indoor pool area. Our rooms were on the 2nd foor and were very large, clean and comfortable. You entered them from the hallway and the opposite side of the room opened out onto a balcony overlooking an atriuim/meeting/indoor pool area. Rather than a balcony the rooms on the 1st floor could be entered either by the hallway or directly from the atrium area. The giant oversized towels were especially nice. These rooms could be somewhat noisy (from the pool noise and conferences or private receptions) so I wouldn't recommend them families with napping children. The restaurant was quite decent, but does not offer lunch on weekends. During our initial stay we decided to return later in the week on our return journey and requested the same rooms. We were happy to find out the staff obliged and then spent 2 more nights in familiar rooms. This hotel is next door to a mall, with a food court, large stores and 8 screen movie theatre. It is an easy on/easy off the NYS Thruway and only about 20 minutes from Niagara Falls and Six Flags Darien Lake.

t expect 3 Star quality ! Room was old, worn and damaged.

from MXYZ
I'll start off saying I got the room through Priceline for $75, but it's not worth half that. Priceline considers this a 3 star (upscale) hotel. Not a chance.

After seeing the reviews on this site I called ahead and asked for a "remodeled" room.
Shame on me for not asking again when I checked in.
I made the assumption that if you make a request, they'll see it in their "system" when you check in.

So, I got a "non-remodeled" room and it was a real sight to behold. Thankfully, we were only spending the night..

The main and courtyard doors barely closed due to damaged latches.

The upholstery was torn on the only chair, the bathroom door barely closed, the sink faucet either trickled or rushed like Niagara Falls, the shower head sprayed just about everywhere and the carpets were very dirty.

Avoid Courtyard rooms. All I heard until 2:00 am were people walking past the room speaking as if their companions were a half block away.

Also noted was a lack of security. Anyone could walk into the place. There are no outside key-swipe locks on the exterior doors.

Had I not pre-paid, I would not have even checked in. Thanks.

Top Local Tips for Cheektowaga

Lewiston Outlet Mall Lewiston Outlet Mall is only a couple of minutes away from Walden Galleria. Amazing prices on Coach, Burberry, etc. Well worth the trip in itself! Parking is tough on weekends that the Canadian dollar is high. There is security that patrols and tickets cars that are not in legitimate parking spots. Maybe try the Burger King parking lot across the street.

Millenium Don't Stay here!!!

Don't Stay at the Millenium Do not stay at the Millenium. The cost was outrageous, $267.00 and read my review.

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  • millennium airport cheektowaga
  • Address: 2040 Walden Ave - Cheektowaga - New York - 14225 - United States
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