Hotels at Carrier Circle in Syracuse

by Meg Jernigan

Carrier Circle is a busy commercial area just off the New York State Thruway in northeast Syracuse. Named for the nearby Carrier Corporation, the area provides easy access to Syracuse University and downtown. Hotels at Carrier Circle range in price from downright cheap to moderately high. Nearby restaurants provide convenient dining options for folks who are just passing through.

Candlewood Suites

Candlewood Suites, located on a less busy street off Carrier Circle, is a budget-friendly, extended-stay property offering suites with fully equipped kitchens and free Wi-Fi. The hotel, renovated in 2008, has a small fitness facility, laundry room and newsstand. Guests can have groceries delivered to their room, and a 24-hour convenience store on site carries the basics. Candlewood Suites has five accessible rooms for guests with mobility issues. Pets are welcome for an additional nonrefundable fee, and both smoking and nonsmoking rooms are available.

Embassy Suites

Like most Embassy Suites, this AAA three-diamond hotel near Carrier Circle provides guests a hot cooked-to-order breakfast and hosts an evening cocktail reception. The on-site restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Moderately priced suites have private bedrooms, two flat-screen televisions and a small kitchen area with mini-fridge and microwave. Embassy Suites provides both accessible and hearing-impaired rooms. Smokers are accommodated in some rooms, and the hotel does not accept pets other than service animals.

Holiday Inn

Rates at the three-story Holiday Inn fall midway between those charged by Candlewood Suites and Embassy Suites. Standard rooms and suites have generous work spaces and high-speed Internet access. The hotel’s indoor pool is heated, and the fitness area has the basics, but no weight machines. An on-site restaurant serves breakfast at an additional cost. Guests taking advantage of the Best 4 Breakfast plan get a voucher to use toward the cost of breakfast. The hotel provides rooms for the physically challenged and smokers. Pets are welcome at an additional, nonrefundable fee.

Red Roof Inn Syracuse

Pets and kids under 17 stay free at Red Roof Inn. The economical motel rents standard smoking and nonsmoking rooms with two full-sized or one king-sized bed. All rooms have free Wi-Fi, and king rooms have larger work spaces than doubles. Some of the king rooms comply with ADA requirements, and rooms facing the south suffer from occasional traffic noise. Joey’s Italian Restaurant, serving both upscale and casual food, is next door. Denny’s restaurant and Dunkin Donuts are a short walk away.

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