Hotels Near War Memorial Stadium in Syracuse, New York

by Patrick M. Lind

The 7,000-seat War Memorial Arena at Oncenter in Syracuse, New York, hosts a variety of sporting and special events including minor league hockey, car shows and circuses. The stadium is located downtown, thus giving visitors a wide choice of hotels. From well-known chains to historic properties, these hotels range in style and design, all while putting guests close to the excitement at the War Memorial Arena.

Parkview Hotel

The Parkview Hotel puts guests near Interstate 81, half a mile east of the War Memorial Arena. This comfortable, downtown boutique hotel welcomes pets with the payment of a nonrefundable fee. Guest rooms use traditional elements and custom fabrics to give the rooms an almost old-world classiness; complimentary wireless Internet is available in all rooms. The on-site cafe, Stefon's Place, serves organic fair trade coffee products and light meals like paninis and club sandwiches. The hotel provides a complimentary shuttle service to the Syracuse Hancock International Airport.

Crowne Plaza Syracuse Hotel

Located downtown near I-81, the 20-story Crowne Plaza Syracuse Hotel offers AAA, three-diamond hotel rooms just four blocks east of the Oncenter Complex and War Memorial Arena. The hotel's ultra-modern decor gives guests a fresh feeling upon entry that carries into their room where high-speed Internet and large flat-screen TVs await. Leisure and business travelers both enjoy access to the 24-hour fitness center as well as the business center with public computers and printers. Guests sip on cocktails in the lounge's library-like setting or dine at the on-site restaurant, Redfield's.

Jefferson Clinton Hotel

The Jefferson Clinton Hotel was constructed back in 1927, and after years of failed ownerships and disrepair, the hotel entered a renaissance and underwent a complete renovation in 2007. AAA gives it a three-diamond rating for its services, amenities and "striking marble lobby with fresh, new decor." Guest rooms feature flat-screen TVs and large windows, lending them a light and airy atmosphere. The hotel's location at the corner of Jefferson Street and Clinton Street puts it within walking distance to many bars, cafes and War Memorial Stadium.

Sheraton Syracuse University Hotel & Conference Center

The Sheraton stands at the heart of Syracuse University across from the Health Center and the Schine Student Center. The 236 guest rooms in this nine-story property feature views of the school, and come with Internet access and Shine by Bliss bath products. The hotel's indoor swimming pool provides recreational opportunities and the fitness center stays open 24 hours. AAA notes that the hotel meets the environmental standards of The Audubon International Green Leaf Eco-Rating Program. War Memorial Arena lies 1.3 miles northwest of the hotel.

About the Author

Patrick M. Lind has been freelance writing since 2007 and has worked as an editor and journalist for He received a Master of Arts in history from the University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands and has traveled extensively throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and Middle East.