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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!

Tours of our Historic Syracuse Hotel Are One Hot Ticket!

OHA presents tours of our historic Syracuse Hotel for a walk down memory lane.

Historic Syracuse Hotel

 

Oh what a history we have! Originally known as the Hotel Syracuse, our property was considered to be the largest and most prestigious hotel in Syracuse, NY for nearly 90 years. It was built from 1922-1924 by architect George B. Post and Sons and the doors officially opened to the public in August 1924.

Today at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown, we are working hard to preserve the historical significance of the former Hotel Syracuse and we are pleased to couple the historic with the new and offer you a brand new experience.

To pay homage to the days gone by, the Onondaga Historical Association (OHA) conducts twice weekly historic tours and presentations.

With a combination of showing both the renovated architecture and the restored memories, some highlights of the public tour include the hotel lobby, Persian Terrace, Grand Ballroom, Bridal Suite, Groom Suite and Presidential Suite.

This tour of our historic Syracuse hotel is a popular one and tends to sell out quickly so plan accordingly. We look forward to welcoming you!

The Parade Ends Here: St. Patrick’s Day in Syracuse

Get out your green garb – it’s almost time for St. Patrick’s Day in Syracuse and this year, the parade ends here!

St. Patrick’s Day in Syracuse

Syracuse is always ready for a party! St. Patrick’s Day is one of the biggest events in the area and this year, you can keep the fun going with us at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown.

The Syracuse St. Patrick’s Parade began in 1982 and is now considered to be one of the Top Ten Parades in the United States.

Events leading up to the parade include charitable fundraising for the St. Patrick’s Hunger Project: 2017 Tipperary Hill Shamrock Run takes place March 4 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm. The Shamrock Run is a four-mile run through Syracuse’s Tipperary Hill neighborhood the weekend before the parade.

Friday, March 10th will begin the weekend festivities when parade organizers paint the green stripe indicating the parade route at 9:30 a.m.

Saturday March 11 the Parade will take place at noon from Clinton Square and follows the route south along Salina Street.

Come Celebrate with at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown for St. Patrick’s Day in Syracuse

St. Patrick’s Day Post-Parade Party
The St. Patrick’s celebration will continue after the parade in our Lobby and Finger Lakes Ballroom. Join us for food, drinks, live music and Irish step dancing! This is a family friendly event and admission is $10 admission for adults.

The High Kings The High Kings Concert
In the evening, The Dublin based High Kings will be performing in our Grand Ballroom. Tickets are $40 for General Admission. There will be food and drink concessions available. Doors open at 7:00PM and the show begins at 8:00PM. To purchase tickets, click here.

Stay Overnight at our historic hotel with our party packages

Friday Night Package (3/10) – starting at $199
Overnight accommodations for the night before the big parade day!

The High Kings Package (3/11) – from $309-$329
Includes: Overnight accommodations for Saturday night, two general admission tickets to attend The High Kings concert in the Grand Ballroom and bonus entry for two into Finger Lakes Ballroom for the post-parade party!

Parade Party Package (3/11) – from $259-$279
Includes: Overnight accommodations for Saturday night, Two wristbands for the afternoon Post-Parade Party in Finger Lakes.

The Hotel Syracuse was a major part of the St. Patrick’s Day event in Syracuse some time ago and it is so exciting that the Marriott Syracuse Downtown now continues the tradition with fun, updated twists! To reserve for any of the parties, events or overnight accommodations, visit our website or call 315-474-2424.

Valentine’s Day Engagement? Plan your I Do’s at our Historic Syracuse Wedding Venue

Consider our historic Syracuse wedding venue for your magical day.

Syracuse Wedding Venue
If the question was popped and the answer was yes this Valentine’s Day you are in good company. There are countless of brides-to-be that said yes the same way. While your head may still be spinning with all of the excitement, now is the perfect time to put the wheels in motion for the day that you have always dreamed of at our historic Syracuse wedding venue.

As a couple, your nuptial celebration should be a day of peace and elegance. It’s a time to relax and bask in joy and happiness among friends and family, and at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown our wedding planning services allow you to focus on being fully present on your special day while we meticulously attend to every detail of the event.

Couples looking for a Syracuse wedding venue can work with our planner, a talented professional who has your interests and needs at heart. We offer complete menu selection from a range of meal packages, and we’ll take a collaborative approach to working with your vendors. Unsure of who to choose? We can even provide you with a list of high-quality recommendations for fine linens and place settings as well as musicians, photographers and other service providers.

When you’re searching for the perfect wedding location, don’t overlook the amenities available at our historic Syracuse hotel. We offer lavish overnight accommodations suites and a range of wedding packages and luxurious spaces for both the bridal and groom parties to prepare for the event.

Host the wedding of your dreams at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown and let our Certified Wedding Specialists take that exciting journey with you for the most special day of your life. We have thought of everything to help create the most beautiful and unique weddings.

Congratulations on your Valentine’s engagement from all of us at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown.

Luxury and Convenience: Check Out Our Syracuse Hotel Business Package

Give your stay a boost with our Syracuse hotel business package!

Syracuse Hotel Business Package

It is projected that there will be 459 million business trips taken this year in the United States. Are you one of the many corporate travelers living out of a suitcase? Finding the right hotel for your next business trip doesn’t need to be time consuming. Check out our Syracuse hotel business package at our historic property.

When in town on business, you can give it a boost at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown. We have you covered whether it’s business or pleasure. When you take advantage of our Business Boost package, you will enjoy breakfast each morning, complimentary Wi-Fi and a complimentary signature cocktail each evening.

Amenities & Convenience
Enjoy all of the amenities and conveniences to make your business stay perfect.
Unwind over drinks and dinner at Eleven Waters or let off some steam in our state of the art fitness center. Stay connected to Wi-Fi in your room or on the hotel premises.
We have a business center where you can quickly carry out tasks without interrupting your day. Print, fax, or use our high-speed Internet access.
Marriott Rewards members can gain access to our Executive Level with complimentary perks, afternoon Tea service and extended business services.

Marriott Syracuse Downtown, formerly Hotel Syracuse, offers luxurious guest rooms fully equipped to provide you with not only the comforts of home while you are away, but also the functionality to make your Syracuse business trip a success.

Embrace the Winter Fun in Syracuse at Winterfest

Marriott Syracuse Downtown is the official hotel of Winterfest!

winter fun in Syracuse

In Syracuse we have winters of epic portions but we not only embrace the winter, we celebrate it with Winterfest!

Winter fun in Syracuse takes center stage for twelve days of activities and food at both indoor and outdoor events throughout the city from February 16 – 26. Over 100,000 visitors come to join in the festivities and this year, as the Official Hotel of Winterfest, we are proud to be a part of it all!

Join us for the Winterfest Kick-off Dance Party of February 17 from 7-11pm at the Finger Lakes Ballroom. Live music, cash bar and food.

Plenty of opportunities to enjoy our Winterfest offerings:

  • Culinary Cruise on February 18 from 12pm-4pm at Eleven Waters. “Cruisers” will purchase tickets for $5 to visit participating restaurants and sample their culinary specialties and vote for their favorites.
  • Martini Mix-off on February 18 from 12-4pm at the Cavalier Room. The Marriott Syracuse Downtown will be participating in the competition to see which area restaurant has the best martini!
  • Chili Cook-off on February 25 from 11am-3pm at Clinton Square featuring Shaughnessy’s. Who will have the best chili in town?
  • Chowder Cook-off on February 26 11am-3pm at Clinton Square featuring Eleven Waters. It is every restaurant for themselves as they all vie to see who has the best chowder in Central New York.
  • Bloody Mary Mix-off on February 26 12pm-4pm at Eleven Waters. Stop at the participating downtown restaurants and try the various bloody Mary offerings to determine who has the best taste and presentation.
  • Wing Walk on February 26 from 12pm-5pm outside on the Sidewalk featuring Shaughnessy’s in this Winterfest favorite. Which wings will come out on top?

While there are countless foodie events to take advantage of, visitors can also enjoy comedy shows, dancing, entertainment, kids’ events, museum events, trivia and a host of other varied activities throughout the celebration.

Everyone at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown hopes you have a wonderful time at this year’s Winterfest activities.