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The Richardson Hotel

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Front of property
In-room safe, desk, blackout curtains, iron/ironing board
Lobby lounge
Free toiletries, hair dryer, towels

Overview of The Richardson Hotel

The Richardson Hotel

3.5 star property
3.5-star hotel with 24-hour health club, near Buffalo State College
9.0 out of 10 Superb
9.0/10 Superb

616 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Gym
  • Laundry facilities
  • 24/7 front desk
444 Forest Avenue, Buffalo, NY, 14213
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • 24-hour health club
  • Business centre
  • 5 meeting rooms
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Garden
  • Front desk safe
  • Laundry service
  • Wedding services
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance
For families
  • Children stay free
  • Free cots/infant beds
  • Private bathroom
  • Premium TV channels
  • Garden
  • Daily housekeeping

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • Buffalo State College - 1 min drive
  • Buffalo Zoo - 4 min drive
  • Buffalo Niagara Convention Center - 7 min drive
  • Lake Erie - 8 min drive
  • Sahlen Field - 8 min drive
  • Canalside - 9 min drive
  • KeyBank Center - 9 min drive
  • University At Buffalo - North Campus - 15 min drive
  • Walden Galleria Mall - 14 min drive
  • Bills Stadium - 23 min drive
  • Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls - 22 min drive

Getting around

  • Buffalo, NY (BUF-Buffalo Niagara Intl.) - 16 min drive
  • Niagara Falls, NY (IAG-Niagara Falls Intl.) - 23 min drive
  • Buffalo-Exchange Street Station - 9 min drive
  • Buffalo-Depew Station - 17 min drive
  • Niagara Falls Station - 25 min drive


  • Wegmans Food Markets - 3 min drive
  • Jack Rabbit - 14 min walk
  • Burger King - 16 min walk
  • Mister Goodbar - 10 min walk
  • Wegmans Sub Shop - 3 min drive

About this property

The Richardson Hotel

At The Richardson Hotel, you'll be within a 15-minute drive of KeyBank Center and Walden Galleria Mall. Guests can visit the 24-hour health club for a workout, and freebies such as WiFi and self-parking are added perks. Fellow travellers like the comfortable beds and helpful staff.


English, Russian, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of WELL Health-Safety Rating (IWBI)
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 88 rooms
  • Arranged over 4 floors


  • Check-in time starts at 4 PM
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 21
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 21


  • Children stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms (speed: 250+ Mbps (good for 3–5 people or up to 10 devices))


  • Free uncovered on-site self-parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
  • On-site parking is limited (max. 1 space per unit)

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Travelling with children

  • Children stay for free (see details)

Working away

  • Business centre
  • 5 meeting rooms


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services


  • 3 buildings/towers
  • Built in 1872
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • 24-hour health club


  • Braille/raised signage
  • Lift
  • In-room accessibility (selected rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Assistive listening devices available

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • LCD television
  • Premium cable channels

Home comfort

  • Heating (climate-controlled) and air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Blackout curtains
  • Free cot/infant bed
  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Complimentary wireless Internet access (speed of 250+ Mbps (good for 3–5 people or up to 10 devices))
  • Free local calls


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Fees & policies

Children & extra beds

  • Rollaway beds are available for USD 25.00 per day

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of WELL Health-Safety Rating (IWBI).


The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.
This property accepts credit cards and cash.

Also known as

Hotel Henry Urban Resort Buffalo
Henry Urban Buffalo
Henry Urban
Hotel Henry Urban Resort
The Richardson Hotel Hotel
The Richardson Hotel Buffalo
The Richardson Hotel Hotel Buffalo

Frequently asked questions

Does The Richardson Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, The Richardson Hotel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at The Richardson Hotel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at The Richardson Hotel?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at The Richardson Hotel?
Yes, there's free self parking. Parking spaces may be limited.
What are the check-in and check-out times at The Richardson Hotel?
You can check in starting at 4 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM.
What is there to do at The Richardson Hotel and nearby?
The Richardson Hotel has a 24-hour health club and a garden.
What's the area around The Richardson Hotel like?
The Richardson Hotel is a short 1-minute walk from Buffalo State College and 5 minutes' walk from Albright - Knox Art Gallery.







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Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Exceptional

Beautiful hotel, very clean, extremely friendly and helpful staff. It’s our new favorite hotel and we’re already planning future trips to Buffalo, just so we can stay at the Richardson again!
2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

A Truly Memorable Experience
It was an amazing experience The ambiance was exceptional. I would highly recommend your facility. Dr. Nathan Himelstein
Nathan, 2-night family trip
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2/10 Poor

Do not recommend
We & guests stayed here for our wedding. They charged $3 per welcome bag which is unheard of. We dropped of welcome bags at 4 other hotels and they did not charge us at all. Our wedding planner also said this is the only hotel in Buffalo that charges for the welcome bags. Suite is very nice, but some of the rooms have extremely small windows and above eye level so if you have claustrophobia be careful. Hotel is like a giant maze so you get lost all the time. Windows do not open so rooms get stuffy. Carpets and headboard have stains. Rooms do not have fridge, slippers, bathrobe. No room service. No restaurant. Also do not recommend going to the gym. Overall, it was not a pleasant experience and I would only recommend staying here if you are planning to staying at the suite. They also charged $55 for pressing my veil. Manager was not helpful at all.
Jungmin, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Nicole, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Darren, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Alan, 1-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

Scott, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Greg, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

The room was amazing, spacious, clean, comfortable. Needed more coffee pods.
Karen, 1-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

An Experience I'd Have Again!
The Richardson Hotel is a massive stunning property. The renovations and decor was beautiful, it is a hotel inside a museum if you can picture that. There are a gazillion paths to explore, my son who accompanied me on a business trip said "I haven't taken the same way to our hotel yet in three days!" The staff were courteous and helpful with recommendations on restaurants. The cafe and restaurant were not yet open when we arrived. This is now my go to hotel for my stay in Buffalo!
Nechelle, 3-night business trip
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