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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!

Recognizing 35 Years of Syracuse Jazz Fest!

Syracuse Jazz Fest

Onondaga Historical Association Recognizes 35 Years of Syracuse Jazz Fest.

All that jazz! Take a journey through 35 years of the history of Syracuse Jazz Fest. The Onondaga Historical Association is offering a visual exhibit located on the second floor’s west gallery at the OHA Museum located just minutes away from us in downtown Syracuse. It’s a wonderful way to spend the afternoon, especially for music lovers visiting with us this summer and fall. The exhibit is free and will run through October 3, 2017.

What does the OHA Museum showcase? Visitors can view highlights of the Syracuse Jazz Fest, from the different venues, to music industry superstars and jazz legends, as well as homegrown musical talent. With a variety of musical tastes that exist in the Central New York area, Syracuse Jazz Fest has touched almost all of them.

Take a walk down memory lane! Just a few of the many wonderful things that you will be able to view include Dizzy Gillespie’s bulging cheeks while playing trumpet, Jean Luc Ponty’s electrifying violin, B.B. King’s guitar Lucille, Buckwheat Zydeco’s accordion, Wynton Marsalis’ big band style orchestra, or Kenny G’s saxophone; or maybe singing to the songs of Aretha Franklin, the Doobie Brothers, Boz Scaggs, Natalie Cole, or Smokey Robinson.

With help from Jazz Fest founder and Executive Director, Frank Malfitano, the Syracuse Jazz Fest visual exhibit is a must-see attraction while in town. The OHA Museum is located at 321 Montgomery Street in
Syracuse, NY.

We invite you to plan your stay with us at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown, located just minutes from the Syracuse attraction. Visit our website to learn more and reserve your stay with us today. We offer a variety of hotel deals to help make your stay the best it can be. Browse our hotel packages today and turn your day trip into a weekend getaway.

Concerts in Syracuse at Lakeview Amphitheater

Concerts in Syracuse

Check Out the Upcoming Concerts in Syracuse.

Looking to catch a concert this summer? You’re in the right place because Syracuse is the place to be! There are plenty of great artists and bands that will be hitting the Syracuse stage this season and, with a wide variety of talent on this year’s Lakeview Amphitheater event calendar, the line-up is sure to impress nearly every music fan. Check out the upcoming concerts in Syracuse and plan your visit today.

August 05 @ 7:00 pm – Kings of Leon with very special guests Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats.
August 11 @ 8:00 pm – Goo Goo Dolls with special guests Phillip Phillips.
August 12 @ 7:00 pm – Luke Bryan with special guests Brett Eldredge & Craig Campbell.
August 16 @ 8:00 pm – Joe Bonamassa
August 19 @ 7:00 pm – United We Rock: REO Speedwagon, Styx, Don Felder.
August 22 @ 7:00 pm – John Mayer with special guest Dawes.
August 25 @ 7:00 pm – Brantley Gilbert with special guest Tyler Farr and Luke Combs.
August 26 @ 7:30 pm- The Future Hndrxx Tour with special guests A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, Wizkid, Rich the Kid, Zoey Dollaz
September 9@ 6:45 pm – Matchbox Twenty, Counting Crows

If you’re traveling far and looking for hotels near Lakeview Amphitheater, we invite you to reserve one of our rooms in our historic hotel in Syracuse. At the Marriott Syracuse Downtown, we offer the most spacious guest rooms in the city, all appointed with luxurious amenities that will ensure a home-away-from-home experience. With a variety of hotel packages now available on our site, you are sure to make the most out of your stay.

Treat yourself to an early dinner in our Eleven Waters Restaurant before the concert. Our Eleven Waters Day and Night Package includes $50 food and beverage credit for Eleven Waters Restaurant and buffet breakfast for two. Click here to view all of our current hotel packages and begin planning your getaway in Syracuse!

Our Event Venues in Syracuse NY can cater to any social occasion!

Event Venues in Syracuse NYPick One of our Event Venues in Syracuse NY for your next party.

Special moments deserve to be celebrated. Whether it be a large, lavish gathering or an intimate party, let us have the honor of hosting your next special occasion at one of our event venues right here in Syracuse, NY. Here are a list of events that we’ve hosted at our historic property in Syracuse:

  • Anniversary parties
  • Birthday parties
  • Quinceaneras
  • Sweet Sixteens
  • Baby/Bridal Showers
  • Graduations
  • Reunions
  • and more!

We believe that when it comes to hosting an event, it’s all in the details and even the tiniest details can make a big difference. With a culinary team available on-site, you can have customized menus planned to suit your tastes and your budget. Our talented, dedicated team at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown will ensure that your selected food is not only pleasing to the palette, but also pleasing to the eye. Follow this link to view our 2017 Social Catering Menus.

Our professional event planning staff is also available to help guide you through the planning process and make sure your event  is perfectly planned from beginning to end. With a whole team behind you, you can take the time to sit back and enjoy time with your guests.

With a total of 41,000 square feet of flexible function space available, you can choose from one of the following event venues that we offer here in Syracuse, NY:

  • Grand Ballroom – 5,952 square feet
  • Persian – 4,050 square feet
  • Finger Lakes Ballroom – 7,888 square feet
  • Empire Room – 2,940 square feet

We would be honored to host your special celebration at one of our event venues in Syracuse, NY. For more information on hosting wedding receptions, bridal showers, wedding rehearsal dinners, or other social events and celebrations at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown, please request an event proposal. If you would like to contact the Sales Team directly to discuss your event in further detail, you can reach them at 315-554-3535.

Syracuse Chiefs – Root, Root, Root for the Home Team!

Syracuse Chiefs

Catch a Syracuse Chiefs home game while in town.

Nothing beats a good ol’ fashion baseball game in the summertime and with our convenient location to NBT Bank Stadium, our guests can enjoy just that. Head to the stadium to cheer on the Syracuse Chiefs, a minor league baseball team and the Triple-A affiliate of the Washington Nationals. It’s guaranteed to be a fun-filled afternoon. NBT Bank Stadium is one of the finest AAA ballparks in the country with over 11,000 seats, well, 11,117 seats to be exact.

With summer in full swing, there’s plenty of baseball to be played! If planning to visit with us this summer, catch a Syracuse Chiefs home game. Along with affordable tickets and sports merchandise shops, it’s the chance to see the Major League stars of tomorrow up close! It’s a must-see experience, especially if this is your first time visiting Syracuse. Here’s the 2017 schedule for the Syracuse Chiefs:

  • vs. Pawtucket on July 13-16.
  • vs. Louisville on July 24-30.
  • vs. Rochester on August 4-6.
  • vs. Durham on August 15-17.
  • vs. Indianapolis on August 17-20.
  • vs. Lehigh Valley on August 28-31.
  • vs. Buffalo on September 1-4.

Purchase your tickets today. Traveling with a group? Group tickets are available! Bring a group of 15 or more for discounted tickets all located in the same area with various food options available!

A Syracuse Chiefs baseball game is one of our favorite events for the summer. If planning to attend a remaining home game this summer, we invite you to reserve a room with us at the Marriott Syracuse Downtownhttp://marriottsyracusedowntown.com/.

Our brand new guestrooms are designed to provide all the comforts of home. Enjoy the finest quality furniture and amenities during your stay. Located in the heart of Syracuse, we are an ideal hotel for both business and leisure travelers and of course, baseball fans of all ages!

Our Renovations & Rich History of the Marriott Syracuse Downtown

History of the Marriott Syracuse Downtown, formerly Hotel Syracuse.

Every hotel tells a story.

Nowhere in Syracuse will you find a more historical hotel than the Marriott Syracuse Downtown. During our $74 million renovation and restoration, we have cultivated 261+ rooms and suites along with 3 ballrooms and 3 restaurants. From our Grand Ballroom’s sky mural ceiling to the original hare and bone floors, there is a story behind nearly every feature of our historic property. Today, we will share a bit of that story with you. If you have yet to visit, take a visual journey through the ins and outs of our property and learn the history of the Marriott Syracuse Downtown. It may inspire you to visit sometime in the not-so-distant future.

While entering our lobby you will find our original Terrazzo Flooring, along with our Chandeliers that have been restored to their natural beauty. Arguably, one of the most fascinating pieces of history is the 40-foot by 6-foot mural, located behind the front desk, depicting 20 key events during the first 100 years of Syracuse’s history. This mural was painted for the hotel by Carl Roters, a professor at Syracuse University’s College of Fine Arts. The painter and art restorer, Marek Mularski, of Auburn, Mass., cleaned decades worth of tobacco smoke and coal dust which had darkened the mural over the years, making it identical to how it looked back in 1949.Our lower lobby is home to many of our facilities, such as our IACC center, which was originally a church and then later converted into a Bingo hall. Our Eleven Waters Bar is also located on our lower lobby, too. During our renovation process, we found spouts on the walls! Where Eleven Waters Bar is located now is where the bathrooms used to be.

On the 10th floor is our Grand Ballroom. This famous event space at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown features the original 16-foot-tall Chandeliers, boasting over 2,000 Crystals on each one. The chandeliers have been carefully restored to their former glory. They were sent to Connecticut to be refurbished. At the Connecticut “Chandelier Spa” they used a machine to remove layers of paint that could take ink off a sheet of paper. They came back in two boxes, which had to be placed on a crane and sent up through the windows because they were too big for the elevators! While in our Grand Ballroom, look up and view 27-foot-high ceilings, beautifully crafted with a sky painted ceiling. Then look down to notice the original hare and bone floors!

Next, head to our Persian Terrace. The chandeliers are replicas of the originals as they were either too damaged or “walked off property” throughout the years. Yet, the murals in the middle are called Sirens, each Siren represents a season of the year. They were discovered after pulling down tile during the restoration!

Last but not least all of our guest corridors are finished with local company and beautifully crafted Stickley Audi Furniture. Thanks to our owner Ed Riley, the Marriott Syracuse Downtown boasts a brand new look but the memories remain unchanged.

Until next time,

The Marriott Syracuse Downtown