Business Hotels in New York

by Tricia Chaves

When searching for a hotel for your business trip to the state of New York, consider a property that caters to business travelers and offers conveniences to make your stay both productive and comfortable. Hotels located in some of the most populous metropolitan areas in the state offer convenient access to airports and business districts.

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Albany

The Washington Park State House, a historic building constructed in the 1920s, offers corporate suites just steps from the state capital. The condominium-style accommodations include a kitchenette or full-size kitchen, living and dining rooms, and workspaces with a data port, and telephone with voice mail. The hotel’s business center has computers, a fax machine, photocopier and a laser printer. Enjoy a complimentary breakfast each morning three doors down at the main house The Morgan State House Inn. International food options less than a quarter-mile away include American, Caribbean, Chinese, Irish, Japanese, Mexican and Middle Eastern.

Buffalo

The Hyatt Regency Buffalo is conveniently connected to the Buffalo Convention Center. When you book the Business Plan room, you’ll receive a daily breakfast buffet each morning, Internet access, bottled water, newspaper, blouse or shirt pressing, and free calls anywhere in the U.S. and Canada. The lobby-area business center offers two computers with high-speed Internet, printers, fax machines, photocopy machine and shipping supplies. The hotel has 21,352 square feet of recently renovated, customizable meeting space. The hotel’s two restaurants serve American and steakhouse selections. The atrium-covered pool on the hotel’s 11th floor offers year-round swimming and sweeping skyline views. Other amenities include a spa and fitness center.

New York City

The Benjamin, a restored building from 1927 located in Manhattan’s Midtown East neighborhood, offers a boutique lodging experience. A “Sleep Concierge.” soundproof windows, a Serta bed and a menu of a dozen different pillows help you unwind after a long workday. Catch an early breakfast and dine up to 1 a.m. at The National restaurant. Business traveler packages include daily breakfast, Internet service, late check-out, American Airlines Admiral’s Lounge day passes for NYC-area airports, cocktails at the hotel bar and discounts at the full-service spa. The hotel can accommodate from five to 150 meeting attendees in 1,200 of customizable space. Pick up any forgotten office supplies within walking distance at the Staples on 71st, Barnes and Noble on Austin Street, and the U.S. Postal Service on Queens Boulevard.

Rochester

The two-acre wooded setting and convenient location make the seven-room 428 Mt. Vernon Bed & Breakfast Inn a frequent choice for business travelers and professors visiting the University of Rochester. The Irish manor built in 1917 was described by Frommer’s as “one of the best places to stay in town” with views of the 155-acre Highland Park, known for its May lavender blooms and festival. Rooms have Victorian-style furnishings and fireplaces. A made-to-order hot breakfast is included in your room charge. For other meals, visit one of the area’s diner-style restaurants that line nearby South Avenue and Clinton Avenue South.

About the Author

Tricia Chaves began her writing career after working in advertising and promotions for entertainment publisher "The New Times." In 2005, she earned her real-estate salesperson license from the state of Ohio and certification for leasing and property management from the Northeast Ohio Apartment Association. She was certified as a life and weight-loss coach and master practitioner of neuro-linguistic programming in 2011.