Downtown Syracuse, NY

Syracuse
Clinton Square which includes heritage architecture, a garden and a city

Set in the stunning Finger Lakes Region, this thriving downtown has a fantastic arts and culture scene and ample green spaces.

Extremely walkable and easily navigated, Downtown Syracuse has several national historic districts, each with its own personality, heritage architecture, parks and sightseeing opportunities. Explore Armory Square, Columbus Circle, Hanover Square and South Salina Street to get a sense of the city’s history when you visit Downtown Syracuse.

Start with a walk or bike ride along the Onondaga Creekwalk, a 2.6-mile (4.2-kilometer) urban trail along its namesake creek. The Creekwalk connects Armory Square, home to several dining and shopping establishments, to Onondaga Lake. Notice the art installations, murals, sculptures and city landmarks along the way.

For more urban nature, check out the iconic fountains in Clinton Square and Hanover Square and the Symphoria sound stop at M. Lemp Park. In Armory Square Park you’ll find a replica of the NBA’s 24-second shot clock, invented and first used here.

Make your way to Downtown Syracuse’s many museums, including the Erie Canal Museum in a historic weighlock building, offering a great way to learn about the importance of the canal to the region. Explore more than 11,000 artworks, as well as one of the country’s largest ceramics collections, at Everson Museum of Art. At the Milton J. Rubenstein Museum of Science and Technology (MOST), learn a few things and check out the large planetarium.

Follow a museum tour with live music or a theatrical performance. The many restaurants, bars and theaters in Downtown Syracuse offer entertainment just about every night of the week. Try the Landmark Theatre, Redhouse Arts Center, Symphoria, Mulroy Civic Center or CNY Jazz Central.

If you prefer sports, watch a professional hockey game at the Oncenter War Memorial, home to the Syracuse Crunch American Hockey League team.

Travel to Downtown Syracuse in central New York state via bus, train, plane or car. Arrive at Syracuse Hancock International Airport. Once in the city, get around on foot, bike or city bus. Rent a bike from the Syracuse Sync bike-share program or drive and park on neighborhood streets or in easy-to-find parking lots.


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Quality Inn & Suites Downtown
Quality Inn & Suites Downtown
2.5 out of 5
454 James Street, Syracuse, NY
The price is $60 per night from Dec 26 to Dec 26
Located in Downtown Syracuse, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center and Armory Square. Syracuse University and Landmark ...
3.8/5 Good! (606 reviews)
"Friendly receptionist, well informed and gave us good directions (restaurants) Room clean and comfortable, good night sleep"

Reviewed on Nov 23, 2021

Quality Inn & Suites Downtown
Collegian Hotel & Suites, Trademark Collection by Wyndham
Collegian Hotel & Suites, Trademark Collection by Wyndham
3.5 out of 5
1060 E Genesee St, Syracuse, NY
The price is $61 per night from Dec 21 to Dec 21
Located in Downtown Syracuse, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Syracuse University and Crouse Hospital. SUNY Upstate Medical University and Carrier Dome ...
3.8/5 Good! (425 reviews)
"Love this place. I LITERALLY HAVE NO COMPLAINTS. everything was clean, quiet, comfortable and i loved everytime i contact the front desk for something (extra comforter, broom) they was at my door within 10 minutes. Usually some places take hours to do something or dont have something you need. these ..."

Reviewed on Nov 24, 2021

Collegian Hotel & Suites, Trademark Collection by Wyndham
Marriott Syracuse Downtown
Marriott Syracuse Downtown
4 out of 5
100 East Onondaga Street, Syracuse, NY
The price is $119 per night from Nov 28 to Nov 28
Located in Downtown Syracuse, this historic hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Onondaga County War Memorial, Landmark Theatre, and Everson Museum of Art. The ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (982 reviews)
"Beautiful old hotel that is updated to modern amenities without losing the old character. Would stay there again. Wouldn’t stay anywhere else in that area."

Reviewed on Nov 22, 2021

Marriott Syracuse Downtown
Sheraton Syracuse University Hotel & Conference Center
Sheraton Syracuse University Hotel & Conference Center
3.5 out of 5
801 University Ave, Syracuse, NY
The price is $111 per night from Nov 28 to Nov 28
Located in Downtown Syracuse, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Syracuse University and Carrier Dome. Crouse Hospital and SUNY Upstate Medical University ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (569 reviews)
"Loved this location near Syracuse University. Parking lot was so tight and challenging to maneuver. We were charged a daily rate but no one was ever there on the exit so ms y got free parking except hotel guests. Nice to have fridge in room. Microwave would have been nice too or breakfast buffet ..."

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2021

Sheraton Syracuse University Hotel & Conference Center
Jefferson Clinton Suites
Jefferson Clinton Suites
3 out of 5
416 S Clinton St, Syracuse, NY
The price is $88 per night from Dec 1 to Dec 1
Located in Downtown Syracuse, this historic hotel is steps from Landmark Theatre and Armory Square. Syracuse University and The Oncenter are also within 2 mi ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (839 reviews)
"The location is awesome because it is within walking distance to tons of restaurants and bars"

Reviewed on Nov 21, 2021

Jefferson Clinton Suites
Aloft Syracuse Inner Harbor
Aloft Syracuse Inner Harbor
3 out of 5
310 West Kirkpatrick Street, Syracuse, NY
The price is $107 per night from Dec 20 to Dec 20
Located in Downtown Syracuse, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Museum of International Masks and Puppets, Destiny USA, and Armory Square. St. Joseph's Hospital ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (959 reviews)
"Just needed a peaceful sleep and found a nice hotel. Staff was very friendly. Will be using again in the future. Thank you!"

Reviewed on Oct 28, 2021

Aloft Syracuse Inner Harbor
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