Red Roof PLUS+ University at Buffalo - Amherst Red Roof Inn Plus Buffalo

42 Flint Road, Buffalo, NY   Directions
(521 Reviews)
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Red Roof PLUS+ University at Buffalo - Amherst is a 100% smoke-free, family-friendly hotel with easy access to I-290. We are just 15 miles away from the world-famous attraction, Niagara Falls. We are also not far from the Seneca Casino Niagara, University at Buffalo - Amherst, Canisius College, the Albright – Knox Art Gallery, Sahlen Field, New Era Field and Buffalo Niagara International Airport. During your stay, enjoy our free Verified Wi-Fi, free expanded cable package featuring HBO and free coffee in the lobby. Upgrade your stay to one of our Premium rooms. Red Roof PLUS+ University at Buffalo - Amherst is a pet-friendly hotel.

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Experience the world-famous Niagara Falls just 15 miles away from Red Roof PLUS+ University at Buffalo - Amherst. While you’re there, test your luck at the Seneca Casino Niagara. Explore the campuses at University at Buffalo - Amherst and Canisius College, both just a short drive away. Appreciate the modern and contemporary art showcased at the Albright – Knox Art Gallery. Watch a baseball game at Sahlen Field, home of the Buffalo Bisons, or a football game at New Era Field, home of the Buffalo Bills. We are also less than five miles from the Buffalo Niagara International Airport.

After a day filled with fun and adventure, unwind at one of the best budget hotels in Amherst, New York. Upgrade your stay to one of our Premium rooms. All of our rooms feature free Verified Wi-Fi and a free expanded cable package featuring HBO. Visit our snack center to purchase a treat. Grab a free cup of hot coffee or tea in our lobby. Stop at one of the many restaurant choices located less than a mile away. One well-behaved pet per room is welcome at this Red Roof PLUS+ in Amherst.

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Key Amenities

Free Coffee in the Lobby
Kids and Pets Stay Free
Verified Wi-Fi

Hotel Amenities

  • Free Expanded Cable
  • Free Long Distance
  • 100% Smoke-Free
  • ADA Accessible Parking
  • ADA Accessible Rooms
  • Airport within 5 Miles
  • Communication Assistance Available: TTY & Bed Shaker
  • Mobility Accessible
  • Portable Cribs Available
  • Public Transportation Nearby
  • Restaurant within 1 Mile
  • Snack Center
  • Free Parking


  • Northtown Center (0.86 mi)
  • University at Buffalo (0.80 mi)
  • Albright - Knox Art Gallery (5.82 mi)
  • Canisius College (5.28 mi)
  • Buffalo Visitor Center (8.41 mi)
  • Sahlen Field (8.60 mi)
  • Buffalo and Erie County Naval and Military Park (8.94 mi)
  • Niagra Falls (15.39 mi)
  • Seneca Casino Niagara (15.75 mi)
  • Buffalo Niagara International Airport (BUF) (4.92 mi)
  • Santora's Pizza Pub & Grill (0.07 mi)
  • Arirang Restaurant (0.08 mi)
  • Zetti's Pizza & Pasta (0.10 mi)
  • BlueFire Bar & Grille (0.07 mi)
  • Fuze Asian Grille (0.11 mi)
  • Friendly's (0.50 mi)
  • Taco Bell (0.63 mi)
  • Papi Grande's Mexican Restaurant & Cantina (0.64 mi)
  • Toni Pepperoni (0.64 mi)
  • Jimmy John's (0.66 mi)

TripAdvisor Ratings

Adequate-not great
June 23, 2019

Very unimpressed with this franchise. Room, bed, and showers were OK. No breakfast for same price as Choice chain which has a full hot breakfast. TV tried to trick you into paying for selected movies and feature. Also tried to charge for use of safe even though we did not use it.

June 19, 2019

The first room we had was quite dirty, the water in the tub didn't drain well so we were standing in a pool of soapy water while showering, there was a ring of filth around the toilet and the toilet also was loose and rocked when you sat on it. My husband requested a different room and so they "upgraded" us to a room that included a daily snack box. While this room was cleaner for the most part, the floor was extremely filthy. We cleaned the floor in front of the vanity with disinfectant wipes and took pictures. When we were checking out my husband showed the desk clerk the pictures and she comped us one night. While we certainly appreciated a free night, we really would have appreciated a clean room even more.

Great stay and great service!
June 12, 2019

From check-in to check out everything was great. Very nice folks at check-in, clean well appointed room with plenty of electrical outlets for charging phones/tablet. Wi-Fi was very strong and a breeze to connect to. I stayed in a Premium room for just a few $$ extra and it was worth it. Comfortable bed and pillows and the snack they provide with Premium room was just perfect and hit the spot after a 6 hour drive to get there. I will definitely make this my go-to place in the Buffalo area!

Decent - great option for the budget-conscious
June 04, 2019

This room is a step-up from basic, which is nice. Smaller bathrooms, but when all you need is a place to sleep and shower, this is perfect. If you are on a budget and need to be in the UB area, this is a good bet. Sign up for the points program and then check the deals - you might find a better rate that way. Also, the premium rooms are not that much more expensive but come with a mini-fridge and microwave, which is nice. Also the beds and linens are upgraded, which never hurts!

Pleasant one night stau.
June 02, 2019

Elizabeth & Jay-woman-made check in quick & simple. First room was #110 , but a problem with the door lock caused me to be #112 , no problem with this door lock. To unlock , key in & out in one quick motion, pull handle UP quickly & push in. One king comfortable bed, four 3/4 size pillows, two night stands, No lamps. R.R. has one feature no other motel chains has-that is two 20" fluorescence lights wall mounted above a guest's head-great for reading. Small writing desk with lamp-lamp's base has two electrical outlets. I noticed there not many usable outlets. Swivel chair. Two drawer chest. Wall mounted flat screen. No closet, however a wall mounted wall mounted rack with six wooden hangs & shelf. A wall safe that I had the charges removed. A metal folding luggage rack. The A/C/heater unit have simple controls, unit worked fine. My room had no micro/fridge, yet rooms are available with M/F, just need to ask when making a reservation. Plenty of parking, room's door with open to a first floor level parking space. This a two level facility, NO stairs. If traveling with heavy luggage, ask for a lower room. A shower/tub combo. Hot water for shower in 10 seconds. Shampoo only, no conditioner. Room's sink is located outside the shower area & mounted above the counter. Medium size mirror. Hair dryer. Plenty of towels. There is a safety handle on the tub's end. Shower head is adjustable with the water being soft to the face & body. Complete room-bath & sleeping area very clean. Hardwood floor throughout, with a in/door carpet under the bed. This a quiet neighborhood, did hear some Saturday 6:00 morning traffic. Restaurants are no problem. Within walking are Zettis Pizza & Pasta & SAntor's Pizza Pub & Grill. To the west on Maple Road over one mile are the following in their order: Taco Bell, Boston Market, Red Robin Gourmet Burgers-very good-IHOP, Olive Garden, Denny's-enjoyable breakfast, 6:30 not many people yet-Red Lobster & Red Peppers-a Chinese & Vietnam cuisine restaurant. Want to thank the following staff-Elizabeth & Jay during afternoon check in, Calvin evening shift, Crystal -morning check out & Shelia for cleaning staff. Shelia also helped with the door problem. Room size was medium at most-larger rooms maybe available. I suggest asking for a king room as a king will occupy less space than two singles. Calling the motel directly may save a guest some money. Being a senior I took advantage of being a AARP member, proof must shown at check in. If being in Buffalo for one night wouldn't hesitate to stay again. Factors being: staff, price, location, clean room,quiet neighborhood & nearby restaurants. I gave a four star rating because of #110 room's lock problem.

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Check-in Age: 18 years or older.

Pet Policy: One family pet not to exceed 80 pounds is permitted at no additional charge. Pet must be declared during registration and kept on a leash when outside guest room. Pets must never be left unattended in the guestroom and when you walk your pet please clean up after your pet.

Safe Usage Fee of $1.50 + tax per night will be added at the hotel.

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