Venue and Travel

Buffalo, NY is in the midst of culture and nightlife renaissance. And do we need to mention the Buffalo Bills, the Buffalo Sabres and the wings? You know, THE wings.

Long the home of such prestigious cultural landmarks such as the Albright-Knox Art Gallery and the Louis Comfort Tiffany-designed Shea’s Performing Arts Center, Buffalo also boasts a booming music scene (Ani DiFranco! moe.! The Goo Goo Dolls!), bustling neighborhoods such as Allentown and the Elmwood Village (clubs! restaurants! Last call at 4 a.m.!), and the newly-renovated Buffalo Waterfront district. In addition, the "Queen City" is located on the eastern shores of Lake Erie and at the head of the Niagara River in Western New York state, and hosts a thriving higher education community.

Conference Facility

Buffalo Niagara Convention Center

153 Franklin Street
Buffalo NY, 14202

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Hyatt Regency Buffalo

Official #heweb13 Conference Hotel

The Hyatt Regency Buffalo has filled.

Hyatt Regency Buffalo

2 Fountain Plaza, Buffalo, NY, 14202
Phone 716-856-1234 / 888-421-1442

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Single/Double $129.00/night
Triple $139.00/night
Quadruple $149.00/night

Hyatt Regency Buffalo

Overflow Hotels

The Comfort Suites Downtown has filled.

Comfort Suites Downtown

601 Main St., Buffalo, NY, 14203
Phone 716-854-5500

Single/Double $119.00/night

To reserve your room, please call 716-854-5500 and ask for the HighEdWeb 2013 block. Rates available until Sept. 13.

Holiday Inn Buffalo-Downtown

620 Delaware Ave., Buffalo, NY, 14202
Phone 716-886-2121

Single/Double $139.00/night

Book your room


The Hyatt Regency Buffalo offers overnight valet parking for $20 a day, which includes guest in and out privileges. Guests may also self park at the Augspurger Parking Ramp, located adjacent to the hotel across the street, or the open lot located directly across the street. Parking rates vary.

Commuter Parking

Review the parking map for the Buffalo Niagra Convention Center.

Conference Shuttles

Shuttles will be available daily from the Holiday Inn Buffalo-Downtown to the convention center:

  • Monday
    Departs Holiday Inn at 7 and 7:30 a.m.
    Returns to Holiday Inn at 5 and 5:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday
    Departs Holiday Inn at 7 and 7:30 a.m.
    Returns to Holiday Inn at 5:15 and 5:45 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    Departs Holiday Inn at 7:30 and 8:15 a.m.
    Returns to Holiday Inn at 1 p.m.
Review the excursion shuttle information.

Airport Transportation

Several types of ground transportation are available for getting from the airport:

  • Taxicab service is approximately $35 one-way; no need to call ahead.
  • Airport Taxi Service offers a $18 one-way or $36 round-trip downtown shuttle service.
  • Bus service is available from the airport. The Airport-Downtown Express runs weekdays.
  • Six rental car options are available at the airport.

Review all transportation options.

Free Shuttles to Overflow Hotels

While the Hyatt Regency Downtown does not offer airport shuttle service, both overflow hotels do:

  • For the Holiday Inn-Buffalo Downtown shuttle, call 716-886-2121 when you arrive at the airport.
  • For the Comfort Suites Downtown, call 716-854-5500 before your trip to reserve the shuttle, then call to confirm when you arrive at the aiport.

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