Love it or hate, Buffalo is a city defined by the winter. The people of the city love the NHL Sabres, skating, cross country skiing and shovelling snow. Ok maybe not the shovelling part, but people in Buffalo embrace their long, harsh winters. The Buffalo Marriott Harborcenter gets that and is anchored to the city’s love of sports and the outdoors.
Located in a hockey-themed development called HARBORCENTER, the hotel is close to the KeyBank Center and the water development Canalside. It’s a perfect hotel for sports fans in the winter and partiers in the summer. The hotel’s rooms and suites give design nods to the area and feature art work from local artists.
The Junior Suite Lakeview rooms feature a large living area with kitchenette and a truly impressive 55 inch TV which is perfect for watching the big game if you can’t get tickets.
The hallway between the living room and bedroom is massive with a large closet. It’s not only functional but delivers great soundproofing. Large families traveling together can indulge both night owls and early birds as some people could enjoy the living area while others slept.
The bathroom is large with a shower enclosure but no bathtub. They feature typical Marriott bath products.
The bed was very comfortable and the bedroom was quite quiet. The lake view was nice even in the cold months of the winter and there were a large number of charging places for both plugging into an outlet or just using an USB cable.
The M Club Lounge for Marriott Reward’s elite members is located on the lobby level which is the 7th floor, just beside the restaurant and bar Panorama on Seven. The lounge was quite nice and well stocked for breakfast, daytime snacks and evening canapés.
The Buffalo Marriott Harborcenter has been recently redesigned and it shows. The public areas are modern, the rooms and suites comfortable and the staff quite friendly and helpful. All in all it’s a good choice in Buffalo, a city that proves you don’t have to hibernate in the winter.