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Sampling Syracuse Food Tours – Unique Way to Tour Downtown Syracuse!

Sampling Syracuse Food Tours

Embark on a food adventure with Sampling Syracuse Food Tours.

What better way to spend the afternoon than sampling delicious food from the diverse restaurants located around Syracuse? The Sampling Syracuse Food Tours offers guided walking tours around our city allowing visitors to enjoy a delicious and educational afternoon in Syracuse.

The Sampling Syracuse Food Tours are perfect for foodies and adventure-seekers alike, offering a Downtown Food Tour to please every palette.

Discover Downtown Food Tour
Duration: 3 hours
Location: Downtown Syracuse
Tours occur Saturdays at 12:00pm

This one of a kind culinary adventure takes visitors on a journey through Downtown Syracuse while allowing you to indulge in some of Syracuse’s tastiest treats. The 3-hour walking tour provides a unique way to tour the award-winning Syracuse restaurants, as well as the cultural and historic landmarks.

The fascinating history of Downtown Syracuse mixed with the vibrant food scene is the perfect ingredient for a fun and educational day. Whether you are a first time visitor or a local native, the Sampling Syracuse Food Tours are perfect for any one looking for things to do while in our area. Bring a group or embark on a solo adventure, either way you’ll have a great time.

You will cover two miles, walking at a moderate pace, so be sure to pack your sneakers! The participating Syracuse restaurants include:

  • Pastabilities
  • Modern Malt Bakeshop
  • Freedom of Espresso
  • Kitty Hoynes
  • Dinosaur Bar-B-Que

Why head home after the tour is complete? Head to the Marriott Syracuse Downtown and rest your feet in our cozy and spacious accommodations in downtown Syracuse. We offer a variety of hotel packages to ensure your stay is the best it can be! Visit our website and begin planning your fall getaway to Syracuse today. With plenty to discover, you’ll never run out of things to do!


The American Red Cross Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund

Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund

Join us in helping the many of lives impacted by Hurricane Harvey through the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund.

Let us give hope to the many lives affected by Hurricane Harvey. As a team, we have organized a Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund to help support those in Texas impacted by the devastating aftermath of the storm.

In Texas’ darkest of days, the American Red Cross continues to be a bright light, aiding thousands displaced by the hurricane. Dedicated workers are working hard to keep people safe, as well as providing food, emotional support and other necessities.

The torrential downpours may have stopped in Texas but massive flooding continues. With widespread areas still inaccessible, the full scope of devastation is still unknown. While communities remain submerged by Hurricane Harvey, American Red Cross workers are by the sides of survivors, offering relief, comfort and support.

The American Red Cross is working tirelessly to give aid to the tens of thousands impacted by the storm. With over 2,000 Red Cross workers helping on the ground, more than 250,000 meals and snacks have been served, as well as shelter supplies for over 700,000 people mobilized with more en route.

As a Crescent Hotel & Marriott Hotel, we have members of our work family impacted directly, while some of our associates have direct family impacted in the area. The Marriott Syracuse Downtown has joined the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund, which will enable the Red Cross to prepare for, respond to and help residents recover from this disaster. To encourage others to donate, we will match the donations received up to $2,000.

Our hearts are with Texas and all those impacted by Hurricane Harvey. If you’d like to donate to the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund, collection boxes will be placed at the front desk and in all of our outlets.

To donate online, visit and select “Hurricane Harvey.” For checks, write “Hurricane Harvey” in the memo line and mail to American Red Cross, P.O. Box 37864, Boone, IA 50037-0864. Contributions may also be sent to your local Red Cross chapter.

Syracuse University Football Season & Family Weekend

Syracuse University Football Season

It’s almost time for Syracuse University Football Season & Family Weekend!

As summer is coming to an end and students are heading back to the classrooms, many may be sad for the change in seasons. Yet, for many of us here in Syracuse, we are looking forward to all of the exciting things that autumn brings. The cooler temperature means the beginning of the 2017 Syracuse University football season. Whether on the field or cheering on the sidelines, Carrier Dome is an exciting place to be for fans and players alike.

The Syracuse University Football Season is as follows:

Friday, September 1, 2017 7pm Central Connecticut State Carrier Dome
Saturday, September 9, 2017 3:30pm Middle Tennessee Carrier Dome
Saturday, September16, 2017 3:30pm Central Michigan Carrier Dome
Saturday, September 23, 2017 TBA at LSU Baton Rouge, LA
Saturday, September 30, 2017 TBA at NC State, NC
Saturday, October 7, 2017 TBA Pittsburgh Homecoming/Orange Central Carrier Dome
Friday, October 13, 2017 7pm Clemson Carrier Dome Family Weekend
Saturday, October 21, 2017 TBA at Miami Miami Gardens, FL
Saturday, November 4, 2017 TBA at Florida State Tallahassee, FL
Saturday, November 11, 2017 TBA Wake Forest Military Appreciation Day Carrier Dome
Saturday, November 18, 2017 TBA at Louisville Louisville, KY
Saturday, November 25, 2017 TBA Boston College

We are the official hotel of Syracuse University Athletics and we welcome all Syracuse Orange fans to join us for our free tailgating party held prior to each SU football home game. Follow this link to learn more about our Syracuse Football Tailgate Block Parties.

Fall is also the time for students to reunite and show off their campus life with loved ones and friends. Syracuse University Family Weekend will take place on Friday, October 13 through Sunday, October 15.

If you are planning to attend the Syracuse University Family Weekend and looking for hotels near Syracuse University, we welcome you to kick up your feet and rest your head in our cozy accommodations just minutes away!

Whether coming to cheer on Syracuse Orange this fall or visiting your student for Syracuse University Family Weekend, we hope you’ll choose us as your home-away-from-home. Visit our website to check our availability for the dates of your stay.

Dino Babers’ Radio Show will air live from Shaughnessy’s Irish Pub

Dino Babers’ Radio Show

Catch the Dino Babers’ Radio Show live!

Dino Babers’ Radio Show will now be held in our newly-opened Shaughnessy’s Irish Pub at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown. The Show will be hosted by Matt Park, Voice of the Orange/Cuse TV Host along with Coach Dino Babers.

During show breaks, guests can enjoy raffles, trivia, and prizes held by Michael John Heagerty, our Food & Beverage Marketing Manager and official MC during breaks.

Radio Show Dates & Times:
Wednesday, 8/30/17 from 7:00pm-8:00pm
Thursday, 9/7/17  from 7:00pm-8:00pm
Thursday, 9/14/17 from 7:00pm-8:00pm
Thursday, 10/5/17 from  7:00pm-8:00pm
Wednesday, 10/11/17 from 7:00pm-8:00pm
Thursday, 11/9/17 from 7:00pm-8:00pm
Thursday, 11/23/17 from  7:00pm-8:00pm

As the official hotel of Syracuse University Athletics, we welcome all Syracuse Orange fans to join us for our free tailgating party held prior to each SU football home game. The fun will start three hours prior to kickoff! We will be closing off One block of Warren Street (between Harrison and Madison) during the party for live music, games, food trucks and an outdoor bar.

Eleven Waters and Shaughnessy’s Pub will have an outdoor bar and food service and several local food trucks will also be onsite to help you fuel up before the game. Local musicians, including several area high school marching bands, will provide entertainment each week. ESPN will broadcast its pregame show, featuring Brent Axe, live from Shaughnessy’s Pub during the party. It’s going to be great fun for all fans!

Fans and party guests who park in our hotel garage can also enjoy a free roundtrip shuttle bus transportation to the Carrier Dome. Shuttle service for other guests will be $5.

Tailgate Dates & Times

Game Date / Tailgate Party  Time   /  Game Opponent

Fri 9/1/17        4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.  Central Connecticut St

Sat 9/9/17        12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.    Middle Tennesee

Sat 9/16/17      12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.   Central Michigan

Sat 10/7/17      **Game time TBA**   Pittsburgh

Fri 10/13/17    4:00 p.m. -7:00 p.m.   Clemson

Sat 11/11/17    **Game time TBA**   Wake Forest

Sat 11/25/17    **Game time TBA** Boston College

The Marriott Syracuse Downtown staff wishes good luck to Syracuse Orange this 2017 football season. Go Orange!

Bringing your Student Back to Campus? Stay the Night at our Historic Hotel near Syracuse University

Hotel near Syracuse University

Parents, Stay the Night at our Historic Hotel near Syracuse University.

Sending your students back to college is never an easy task, especially if you will be dropping your student off for the first time. With new student move-in for Syracuse University quickly approaching, we want to let parents know that they are always welcome to rest their head (and more importantly, their feet) at our historic hotel near Syracuse University before taking the long drive back home. The move-in days for students are Tuesday, August 22; Wednesday, August 23; and Thursday, August 24, 2017.

Once leaving the campus, head to our historic hotel near Syracuse University and take the day and evening to discover what makes Syracuse such a wonderful town to live in. With our prime location, you will be able to take in the local culture and attractions. With so much to see and do, we are always willing to share our favorite, hidden gems to ensure that our first time guests make the most out of their visit! When you start to build up your appetite, you have the option of dining at our on-site restaurant, Eleven Waters, which features an outdoor patio, or our newly opened sports-friendly pub, Shaughnessy’s Pub.

Yet, after such a long day of moving boxes and saying your goodbyes to your students, we understand that you may just want to kick up your feet and enjoy some well-deserved R&R. We pride ourselves on offering comfortable accommodations and the best amenities to ensure our guests receive the home-away-from-home experience.

Make us your first choice while in Syracuse. Located just one mile from the Syracuse University campus, we invite you to return to our hotel near Syracuse University for Family Weekend this fall, too! Visit our Marriott Syracuse Downtown website to learn about our rich history and the comfortable accommodations we have to offer you. We hope to see you soon!