Hotels in Amherst, New York

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Amherst overview

Amherst is a friendly locale distinct for its live music and sports, and known for its college atmosphere and shops. You'll enjoy Amherst's dancing and theater. Plan a fun excursion to Coca-Cola Field and KeyBank Center. Popular sights like Niagara Falls State Park and Bridal Veil Falls won't disappoint. A family- and business-friendly area, Amherst also has something for everyone.

Where to stay in Amherst

Whether you're planning to stay for a night or for the week, the area around Amherst has accommodations to fit every need. Search for hotels in Amherst with Hotels.com by checking our online map. Our maps display the areas and neighborhoods around all Amherst hotels so you can see how close you are from landmarks and attractions, and then refine your search within the larger area. The best Amherst hotel deals are here with our lowest price guarantee.

How to get to Amherst

Fly in to Buffalo, NY (BUF-Buffalo Niagara Intl.), 5.2 mi (8.4 km) from downtown Amherst. Niagara Falls, NY (IAG-Niagara Falls Intl.) is the next closest major airport, 10.5 mi (17 km) away.

What to see around Amherst

Fun activities in the area include these attractions:
  • • Northtown Center at Amherst
  • • Niawanda Park
  • • Holiday Twin Rinks
  • • Beaver Island State Park
  • • Burt Flickinger Athletic Center
Family-friendly attractions include:
  • • Lasertron
  • • Adventure Landing
  • • Buffalo Zoo
  • • Erie Basin Marina Gardens
  • • Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village
It's well known for its waterfalls and these favorite places for nature lovers:
  • • Glen Falls
  • • Island Park
  • • Delaware Park
  • • Great Baehre Conservation Park
  • • Raymond Klimek Veteran's Park
For those looking for a souvenir or simply window-shopping, here are some favorite shopping areas to visit:
  • • Boulevard Mall
  • • Elmwood Village
  • • Walden Galleria Mall
  • • Eastern Hills Mall
  • • Broadway Market
Take in the collegiate vibe with a visit to:
  • • Daemen College
  • • University at Buffalo - South Campus
  • • University At Buffalo - North Campus
  • • St. Mary's School for the Deaf
  • • Medaille College
Some top sights in the area include:
  • • Niagara Falls State Park
  • • Bridal Veil Falls
  • • American Falls
  • • Horseshoe Falls
  • • Frank Lloyd Wright's Darwin D. Martin House

When to visit Amherst

Wondering when's the best time to visit? Here are seasonal norms to help you plan your trip:

Seasonal temperature averages
  • January-March: 48°F day, 18°F night
  • April-June: 79°F day, 31°F night
  • July-September: 80°F day, 48°F night
  • October-December: 65°F day, 20°F night
Seasonal rainfall averages
  • January-March: 8.66 inches
  • April-June: 10.12 inches
  • July-September: 10.39 inches
  • October-December: 11.42 inches