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Camilo
08-09-2011, 09:47 AM
Hi folks...

I found this deal on Red Flag Deals and decided to pass on here for those who are flying from Buffalo to WDW and need park and fly package.

If you go through TrinityReservations.com, you can reserve the StayBridge Suites in Buffalo for 94.00 (taxes in) which includes:

- 1 night suite for 4 people
- hot breakfast the next day
- shuttle to/from airport
- 14 days of free parking
- from Monday to Thursday, hot snacks served at dinner time along with pop, beer and wine. From reviews found online, I saw people having pasta, fried chicken with potatos and burgers/hot dogs depending on the night.

I am a HUGE fan of staying in Buffalo Marriott, which can usually be had for 60.00 through priceline (78.00 after taxes). This StayBridge deal to me is much better:

- for 16.00 dollars more, you get free breakfast and free meal the night before
- it's located within walking distance (100 meters) from one of my favorites restaurants in US: Olive Gardens
- it's also less than 1 km from the Walmart SuperCenter on Transit Road. Ive had great deals at this walmart and we now make it part of our trip.

If anyone has stayed there and see pros/cons, please let us know. the reviews on Trip Advisor are not bad at all.

Hope this can help anyone. I've made reservations for our November trip.

Camilo

LSmith
08-09-2011, 03:18 PM
My family has stayed at both Staybridge Suites in the Buffalo area as well as the Buffalo Marriott.

We love both of these hotels. We have used the Park and Fly for the Marriott where you can park as long as you like. The rooms and the hotel are really nice.

We have never used the Park and Fly for the Staybridge Suites although we have stayed at both locations (West Seneca and Clarence) twice for shopping purposes (4 times total). Love this hotel. We always book a one bedroom with two queens which comes with a really nice kitchenette and livingroom. These rooms are very new and comfortable with a flat screen tv in each room. The beds and bedding are wonderful. Free Wifi in rooms.

The staff is very friendly. The pool is nice and the exercise room is great with a flat screen tv, a water tower and towels. There are also FREE laundry facilities if you are so inclined. Everything looks brand new.

The free breakfast is more than adequate with yoghurt, pastries, scrambled and boiled eggs, sausage or bacon, shredded cheese, salsa, cereal, bagels and toast, a do-it-yourself waffle station, etc. Also, juice and coffee/tea.

From Mon to Thursday they do have food at dinner time but I wouldn't really consider this a meal. I guess if you are on a budget you won't starve. They bbq very thin hamburgers or hot dogs or sometimes the menu says "stew". I did take advantage of the free white wine which was a decent dry pinot grigio. Didn't try the red wine or beer. They also have beer and soda.

We stayed here last Easter Sunday and woke up to a great Easter egg hunt for the kids. The staff - I mean Easter bunny - hid tons of plastic eggs (with treats inside) all around the hotel including on all floors, the elevator and lobby. Very nice touch!

The Olive Garden is extrememly close to the Clarence Staybridge Suites hotel BUT it is across a very busy multi-lane road (highway?) that I wouldn't attempt to cross as a pedestrian. Really, you need to drive.

Camilo
08-10-2011, 07:47 AM
Thanks for the great feedback, LSmith.
I'll ensure we drive to Olive Gardens and not try to cross the road. It's also good to clarify that's not a "true" dinner that's offered from Mondays to Thursday.
Still, I think it's a great deal and have booked my stay for November 8th.

Camilo



My family has stayed at both Staybridge Suites in the Buffalo area as well as the Buffalo Marriott.

We love both of these hotels. We have used the Park and Fly for the Marriott where you can park as long as you like. The rooms and the hotel are really nice.

We have never used the Park and Fly for the Staybridge Suites although we have stayed at both locations (West Seneca and Clarence) twice for shopping purposes (4 times total). Love this hotel. We always book a one bedroom with two queens which comes with a really nice kitchenette and livingroom. These rooms are very new and comfortable with a flat screen tv in each room. The beds and bedding are wonderful. Free Wifi in rooms.

The staff is very friendly. The pool is nice and the exercise room is great with a flat screen tv, a water tower and towels. There are also FREE laundry facilities if you are so inclined. Everything looks brand new.

The free breakfast is more than adequate with yoghurt, pastries, scrambled and boiled eggs, sausage or bacon, shredded cheese, salsa, cereal, bagels and toast, a do-it-yourself waffle station, etc. Also, juice and coffee/tea.

From Mon to Thursday they do have food at dinner time but I wouldn't really consider this a meal. I guess if you are on a budget you won't starve. They bbq very thin hamburgers or hot dogs or sometimes the menu says "stew". I did take advantage of the free white wine which was a decent dry pinot grigio. Didn't try the red wine or beer. They also have beer and soda.

We stayed here last Easter Sunday and woke up to a great Easter egg hunt for the kids. The staff - I mean Easter bunny - hid tons of plastic eggs (with treats inside) all around the hotel including on all floors, the elevator and lobby. Very nice touch!

The Olive Garden is extrememly close to the Clarence Staybridge Suites hotel BUT it is across a very busy multi-lane road (highway?) that I wouldn't attempt to cross as a pedestrian. Really, you need to drive.

lizzyb
08-10-2011, 07:53 AM
Thanks I will need to look into this. I currently have a reservation at the Millenium but its costing more alot more and I am not reading some negative reviews.

FamO'5disnuts
08-14-2011, 09:51 PM
Thanks for the info, just booked for Sept 2nd.

Camilo
08-15-2011, 08:49 AM
Thanks for the info, just booked for Sept 2nd.

My pleasure....
Just keep in mind they don't have the dinner/snacks/happy hour on Fridays.

Camilo

lizzyb
08-15-2011, 09:47 AM
I looked into this but unfortunately they were sold out for my date. Hoping I can find some other deal. Not sure what is going on that weekend but all hotel rates seem to be high.

FamO'5disnuts
08-17-2011, 09:22 PM
Not a problem about the snacks/happy hour. The family loves the Olive Garden so we will be there for sure.

Also I just got a note today that all the double rooms are booked up but we were moved to a King Suite with a pull out couch. Yee Ha Love my King.:lovestruc

jemd
08-18-2011, 12:23 PM
So I looked at this deal but it says it's only good for 4 people... We'll be 3 adults and 2 kids. Does anyone know if it's possible to add a rollaway and what the cost would be?

Thanks!

Eveningsong
08-20-2011, 07:26 AM
We booked and stayed 18 August 2011. Great hotel, great service, this hotel will be our future park and fly for Buffalo Airport. Shuttle service was great. We had the first flight of the day with SW 6:05 a.m. departure, so they gave us breakfast brown bags to take with us. Breakfast does not start till 6:30 a.m. The shuttle service starts at 4:00 a.m.

We wished we had more time to spend at the hotel because we never got to use the pool or fitness room. They also offer free laundry (washer and dryer).

Any questions feel free to ask.

encinc
08-20-2011, 12:49 PM
Thanks for the update!

I have been a little reluctant to book through Trinity Reservations, simply because I'm not familiar with them and you have to pay them directly. I'm glad to hear that someone has had a good experience. The deal is too good to pass up.

FirstTimeDisneyDad
09-15-2011, 09:34 PM
Thanks for the info, just booked for Sept 2nd.

Hey Fam,
How was your experience at Staybridge?

TheBig2na
09-15-2011, 11:06 PM
I booked this for Oct 13. thanks for the tip. reviews look great, $94 all in for a suite....GET IN!!!!!

jemd
10-16-2011, 08:22 PM
Just booked the Staybridge deal for Nov 9th. We got $99 incl parking. Just waiting to get my confirmation. For those who have booked.. when did you get your hotel confirmation?

Thanks!

FirstTimeDisneyDad
10-17-2011, 01:28 PM
Any other reviews or recent experiences on this deal and how easily it activates in real life? How about for 5 people?

I sent Trinity an e-mail about the 5 person question and they indicated that there would be no issue with 5 people, since it is an all-suite hotel...but it is their site (Trinity) that calls out the 4 person maximum.

jemd
10-17-2011, 07:45 PM
I just got my confirmation and an email directly from the hotel as I had a few questions. Great customer service so far. I also booked for 5 ppl and had emailed Trinity to ensure their deal was good for 5.

:cool1:

Camilo
11-26-2011, 04:48 AM
Below is the review I left on TripAdvisor.
What a GREAT hotel.
It is now my park and fly hotel for Buffalo.

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Our family of four (myself, wife and two kids, 3 and 6 years old) lives in Canada but refuses to pay the very expensive airfare from Toronto when going to Orlando. This is the second year we drive to Buffalo (1.5 hours), stay in a hotel (Marriott was chosen last year) and fly from there. It saves us at least 1000 dollars every year.

We stayed here on November 8th.

We booked through trinityreservations and got an amazing rate, which included breakfast, shuttle to/from airport and parking. I would be cheaper to spend a night in the hotel than parking at the airport.
I also had read this chain (Staybridge) had complementary light dinner from Monday to Thursday so I was curious about it.


OVERALL:
I was extremely impressed with this hotel. Everything looked brand new and everyone was working with a smile on their faces. I strongly recommend this hotel to anyone flying out of Buffalo or even on a shopping trip.


SERVICE AND AMMENITIES:
We didn't use most of the amenities from the hotel but did go on a tour to check them. Hotel has a regular size indoor pool and hot tub. I also saw a gym with nice equipment and lots of towels. Hotel also offers a few free washers and dryers. You need to bring the soap or buy at the reception.

We arrived around 5:00 PM. check-in was a breeze, we were given a room on the 1st floor (#138) facing the mini-golf they have. The reception staff advised us of dinner being served from 5:30 to 7:30 PM.

The dinner was "make your own sandwich" type, with ham, turkey breast, cheese, fries and salad. For desert, there was chocolate mousse and fruit salad. For drinks, free beer, pop, juice and water. The dinner menu is posted in the fridge and it varies daily.

After dinner, we checked the theater they have by reception. My oldest son went to reception and he could choose a DVD to watch it. The seats were very comfortable.

Next day, breakfast was good with several choices, cold and hot. I checked the mini golf (very small size, but nice) and basketball half-court. I also saw they have a fire pit outside, which must be nice to sit around in spring and fall nights.

The hotel has free wireless. you need to get the passcode with reception. I don't know how often it changes.

The shuttle to airport was great both ways. The first trip (to airport) took 12 minutes. When we arrived back, we called the hotel. In 15 minutes, the shuttle was there and it took another 15 minutes to reach the hotel (rush hour). Driver asked where we were parked and stopped right by our car, helping to unload the shuttle and load our car.

LOCATION:
I found the location great, on Transit road, a 1 minute drive to the walmart supercenter (we always have good deals there) and right across one of my favorite restaurants in US, Olive Gardens. Too bad we didn't have time to go to Olive Gardens this time though.


ROOM:
Room was very clean and a very good size. Our room had a full kitchen and living room with a sofa bed. The actual bedroom had 2 queen beds. Room can sleep 5 or 6 with no issues. It also had 2 LCD TVs and a DVD player, which the kids used. A nice touch is the complementary coffee, tea and popcorn they had in the kitchen. Bed and pillows were comfortable.


VALUE:
At 94.00 taxes in, this was a steal, including dinner, overnight stay, breakfast, shuttle and parking. This will be our park and fly stay going forward. Even without the free dinner (weekend trip), it would still be a great value. This will be the first review I leave on Trip Advisor with 5 stars. I definitely recommend Staybridge Suites Buffalo-airport.


Camilo

FirstTimeDisneyDad
11-28-2011, 11:29 AM
Great review Camilo...thanks for doing this.

My family is staying there in less then a couple of weeks and I certainly feel more confident with this knowledge.

5Dreamers
12-02-2011, 11:38 AM
Thanks for posting about this hotel and how to get a good deal!
I am a bit hesitant though, since I have no experience with that booking company nor the hotel itself.
I am thinking of booking for next May (for 5 of us) and would love to hear more experiences from other Canadians that have gone this route. "FirstTimeDisneyDad" I hope you will post after you return and give us your perspective too.
If more people have good experiences, it would make me more comfortable about booking for us and even recommending it to others we know.
This is the best rate I've found so far for a family of 5.
:)

Agent J
12-02-2011, 01:07 PM
we have stayed here 3 times so far and booked through this company - our next trip in january we have our pre-flight booked as well...this is a great hotel - clean, big rooms, friendly staff. we love having the fridge/kitchenette (for leftovers from the great italian restaurant next store - camilos i think - order the family pasta combo but be very hungry!!!) - we were nervous on our first booking too but have made this our new favourite park n fly - we're even going an extra night before our next trip so we can do some shopping and use the pool and movie area. the only downside we had was one trip late summer when there were a huge number of young adult guests that were in all the common areas and lots of traffic in the hallways - they weren't a behviour problem just large numbers/increased volume - i believe most were canadian teacher's college students on long-stay until labour day. the next time we stayed the place was practically empty except for business travellers and a few families. i recommend this link and hotel to all my family and friends now - i know 2 others that have stayed here and had positive experiences. it is a bit further from the airport so plan to leave a bit earlier for your flight (15 mins or so to get there or less) but worth it for the $ - on one of our stays they gave us a 2 bedroom suite for the same $99 price as that was all they had - talk about luxury for a family of 3!!!

FirstTimeDisneyDad
12-02-2011, 07:33 PM
I certainly plan to share my thoughts.

Not too concerned based on what I have read here though!

peacefrogdog
12-03-2011, 10:19 PM
How does it work if you book the hotel when returning to Buffalo (i.e. arriving too late to drive back to Ontario?)

From reading Tripadvisor, someone mentioned they didn't check in before leaving BUF, but instead parked the car at the hotel, went right to the BUF airport. Then when returning from the trip, checked into the hotel for one night.

How does this work? When dropping off the car before hopping on the shuttle, do you have to pseudo-check in to get some sort of parking pass, even though you may not be actually checking in for another week or so?

Chip_Dale
12-05-2011, 12:34 PM
How far ahead can you book? Checked next August and they are saying nothing available.

TheLodgeGuy
12-07-2011, 02:26 PM
$105 all in through TrinityReservations. Worth a shot. Let me know if you have any any recent experience with this hotel.

5Dreamers
12-07-2011, 06:44 PM
How far ahead can you book? Checked next August and they are saying nothing available.

They haven't released that far ahead yet. I emailed them and was told they will probably be releasing the next block of dates at the very end of December, so maybe try again in a few weeks.

encinc
12-07-2011, 07:07 PM
We booked through Trinity Reservations and stayed at the Staybridge Suites on the night of December 2nd. Our car is there now, and we'll stay there again when we return. The shuttle goes to the airport every half hour. They made note of when we expect to return and assured us that the shuttle will run as late as needed if our flight is delayed (we're scheduled to get in after 11 pm).

We've stayed at the hotel in the past (booked through the hotel directly). Nothing was any different with this stay. I'd definitely book through Trinity Reservations again!

iluvwesties
12-07-2011, 08:05 PM
Thanks for posting about this hotel.

I'm currently searching for a Park N Fly for Buffalo for our March break trip, so hoping we can get a good rate for that time.

:goodvibes

TheLodgeGuy
12-07-2011, 08:06 PM
Thanks! I just received my hotel reservation code from Trinity Reservations for Staybridge. I can't check it online at the Staybridge website. Should I be concerned? Do I pay anything at all at the hotel?

We booked through Trinity Reservations and stayed at the Staybridge Suites on the night of December 2nd. Our car is there now, and we'll stay there again when we return. The shuttle goes to the airport every half hour. They made note of when we expect to return and assured us that the shuttle will run as late as needed if our flight is delayed (we're scheduled to get in after 11 pm).

We've stayed at the hotel in the past (booked through the hotel directly). Nothing was any different with this stay. I'd definitely book through Trinity Reservations again!

encinc
12-07-2011, 08:42 PM
Thanks! I just received my hotel reservation code from Trinity Reservations for Staybridge. I can't check it online at the Staybridge website. Should I be concerned? Do I pay anything at all at the hotel?

I wouldn't be concerned. I don't think I even checked our reservation on the Staybridge website, but there was no problem when we checked in at the hotel. If you're concerned, you could always call the hotel directly a few days before your stay just to make sure that they have your reservation. As for charges at the hotel, when we checked in, they asked us to leave a credit card for incidentals, but nothing was charged.

BitsnBearsMom
12-08-2011, 07:43 AM
I just checked trinityreservations for March 6-7 and it says there are no hotels available..... have they perhaps just not released anything for that date yet?? :confused3

5Dreamers
12-08-2011, 12:01 PM
I just checked trinityreservations for March 6-7 and it says there are no hotels available..... have they perhaps just not released anything for that date yet?? :confused3

I tried to book March 10th, and $105 came up.
When I tried March 6th, not available, so maybe it is sold out for that night.
Maybe try sending an e-mail to see if there is a waitlist or if there are any other options?

momlee4
12-16-2011, 04:37 PM
Thanks for the info, I will definitely be looking into staying here before my trip. Hopefully, they will let a family of 6 stay in the suite.

5Dreamers
12-29-2011, 07:25 PM
It seems that the next block of dates has been released. The price for our date in May 2012 is $126 (taxes included). It's higher than I was expecting, and only $25 cheaper than our current reservation at another hotel where I don't have to pay upfront. But because it is cheaper, and might be a bit nicer (although I'm not sure), I'm still considering switching.
Has anyone used this reservation company and/or stayed at this hotel in the last few weeks?

encinc
12-29-2011, 08:58 PM
We were there for two nights in December (both before and after our trip). Booked through Trinity Reservations for both. I'd highly recommend this deal, especially if you are going to be there on a weeknight and can take advantage of the free evening meal.

We had an early flight out, so they packed breakfast bags for us. They were nothing special ... a muffin, a cereal bar, and a piece of fruit, but more than some other hotels give if you leave before breakfast. We had the breakfast buffet on our way back. Lots of variety and fresh food.

The shuttle service was good. Goes to the airport on the hour and the half our. The hotel was a little further from the airport than some of the other hotels, but on the return we called while we were waiting for our luggage and our shuttle was there shortly after we were ready. My parents stayed at another hotel much closer to the airport, and their shuttle arrived just as we were pulling out.

The rooms were clean and well equipped. Parking was good. I liked the location near shopping. I picked up a few things at Target before we left.

I think it's well worth $126 tax included.

FirstTimeDisneyDad
12-29-2011, 08:58 PM
Slight delay in my report on my recent stay at the Staybridge Suites...sorry about that!

We checked in for 1 night on a Thursday in December in the late afternoon, close to 4 PM. Room was ready, ground floor, right by the entrance door.

The hotel has a large suite rooms with a little kitchenette. Lots of space for a family of 5. It has a pool, hot tub, decent gym and free laudry facilities. We did not take advantage of the free food in the evening and instead ventured across the road to Olive Garden (don't believe the hype...totally missable).

Shuttle to and from the airport was great. Timely, convenient and staffed by personable people.

Only cons (and they are small):

--> it's on the opposite corner of the airport from the border, so it takes some time to get there compared to other airport hotels
--> It's a tough parking lot to get out of. Just over the crest of a hill on a very busy street


All tolled - a great location for this kind of getaway and I would highlky recommend it. A colleague of mine just booked a night in March. The Trinity Reservations option was not available, and she booked directly with the hotel for $5 more. So, check with them if you need to.

Enjoy...

3GIRLSMOM
01-12-2012, 11:02 AM
Does anyone have any experience with this hotel's shuttle?
Just wondering if it is more than a mini van as we are a family of 5 with luggage and it is a stretch to get all of us and our stuff in our own minivan!
I have used the Millenium in the past as they have a great shuttle bus.
I have booked through trinity based on the great reviews here and hope some one that has used this hotel can fill me in.
Thanks
Cathy

encinc
01-12-2012, 06:25 PM
The shuttle from the Staybridge is definitely bigger than a minivan in terms of space. I think it might be a Sprinter or something comparable. I believe it seats upwards of 8, and there's lots of luggage space in the back.

Enjoy your stay, and post back so that others will hear of your experiences!

3GIRLSMOM
01-12-2012, 07:20 PM
thats great!
Thanks for the info!
Will certainly let everyone know how it goes. Got a great rate of 105 for park and fly for the end of the month. Fast return of confirmation numbers from Trinity!
Seems like great service from them!
Cathy

BitsnBearsMom
01-13-2012, 08:56 AM
I ended up giving up..... we've booked the staybridge suites for our park and fly in March. Not too bad of a price - $114 for room and parking at the airport for 11 nights.... and when I called they said yes I would be parked in the airport long term parking - overflow parking in their lot probably wouldn't be needed until closer to that weekend when everyone else leaves for March break!!

formill
01-13-2012, 02:40 PM
http://www.buyreservations.com/park-sleep-fly-hotel-search/ Another site to check out that I just found. I have not used it but was reading a trip advisor review and someone posted that they had used that site to get their hotel. They had Buffalo hotels listed from $79 and up including 2 weeks of parking-the Staybridge Suites was on there too.

encinc
01-13-2012, 08:32 PM
http://www.buyreservations.com/park-sleep-fly-hotel-search/ Another site to check out that I just found. I have not used it but was reading a trip advisor review and someone posted that they had used that site to get their hotel. They had Buffalo hotels listed from $79 and up including 2 weeks of parking-the Staybridge Suites was on there too.

Thank you soooo much for posting this site! I'd come across it once before, but I couldn't remember where I read about it and I hadn't bookmarked it. I've now bookmarked it for our next trip.