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Hotels & Transportation

Hotel Information

The Alternatives Conference will be held at the Adam's Mark Hotel, 120 Church Street, Buffalo, New York, 14202

Please note: The hotel rooms at the Adam's Mark Hotel are sold out.

Conference Rates Now Available at Hyatt Regency Buffalo

Hotel rooms are available at the nearby Hyatt Regency Buffalo, Two Fountain Plaza, Buffalo, New York 14202. Call the Hyatt at 800-223-1234 and ask for the Alternatives rate of $124 per night plus taxes*. Make your reservations now as there are a limited number of rooms.

The conference rate is available only by phone.

* These rooms are available from Tuesday, October 28, 2008 through Friday, October 31, 2008 only. Limited rooms are available for Saturday night and the room rate may be higher.

Additional Hotel Information is available at:

Adam's Mark Hotel -

Hyatt Regency Buffalo - 

Hotel Cost Breakdown

Sharing a room may significantly reduce the cost. Below is a chart showing the breakdown per person for a 4-night stay at the Adam's Mark Hotel.

(per Person)
14% NY
Total Per
 (4 nights)
Single (1 person in room) $504 $70.56 $574.56
Double (cost per person for 2 sharing a room) $252 $35.28 $287.28
Triple (cost per person for 3 sharing a room) $168 $23.52 $191.52
Quad (cost per person for 4 sharing a room) $126 $17.64 $143.64

NOTE: If your nonprofit organization is tax exempt in New York State or has a Federal EIN, bring a copy of your nonprofit form to waive part of the room tax.

Downtown Location

The Adam's Mark Hotel is located downtown at the Waterfront in the heart of Buffalo’s downtown business district. It is within walking distance of the convention center, theatre and major sports complexes, plus only 15 minutes drive from Buffalo-Niagara International Airport and 20 minutes to Niagara Falls.

Getting to Alternatives


Travel - by Airplane

Buffalo Niagara International Airport is located just fifteen minutes east of downtown Buffalo. Averaging 110 daily flights with nonstop service to 18 cities, the BNIA serve five million passengers annually. Major carriers are US Airways, Continental, American, Northwest, United, JetBlue, Southwest and Delta.

Airfares change daily so we decided not to offer approximations for traveling by air.

Flying Times to Buffalo

Atlanta 1 hr. 45 min.; Boston 1 hr. 20 min.; Chicago 1 hr. 20 min.;  Dallas 5 hr. 30 min.; Denver 4 hr. 20 min.; Los Angeles 6 hr. 30 min.; New York 1 hr.; Philadelphia 1 hr.; Pittsburgh 1 hr.; San Francisco 6 hr. 30 min.;  Washington, D.C. 1 hr.

Directions from the airport to the Adam's Mark Hotel for your convenience:

From Buffalo/Niagara International Airport, take 33 West (Kensington Expressway) to Oak Street.  Make right turn on Division Street. Follow Division Street to hotel.

Travel - by Bus or Train



Travel Time and Cost



Travel Time and Cost

Major City Travel Time
(each way)
Retail Cost   Travel Time
(each way)
Retail Cost
Albany 6-7 hours $133   5 hours $86
Boston 10-14 hours $128-190   5.5 hours $98
Chicago 11-14 hours $117-182   10.5 hours $116
Los Angeles 56-59 hours $394   53 hours $368
New York 8-9 hours $92-150   8 hours $112
Seattle 57-62 hours $394   56 hours $368
* Advance purchase (14 days or more) may lower price.

Contact Information for Buses and Trains

Greyhound Line
181 Ellicott St. @ N. Division
Buffalo, NY 14203
(716) 855-7531 or (800) 231-2222

New York Trailways
181 Ellicott St. @ N. Division
Buffalo, NY 14203
(716) 852-1750 or (800) 295-5555

(800) 872-7245
Downtown Buffalo
75 Exchange Street
Buffalo, NY 14203
(Use the Exchange Street Station for the Adam's Mark Hotel)

Shuttle and Taxi Services

To and from Buffalo International Airport
(all prices are subject to change without notice)


Reservations should be made as soon as possible after booking your air travel, or at least within 24 hours before your arrival in Buffalo. If you know you have up to 4 in your group you should reserve together. Be sure to get a confirmation number when making a reservation. All of the services below accept cash, MasterCard, Visa and American Express.

Service Dogs are allowed on vehicles, and it is very helpful if you tell the reservationist that you are traveling with a service dog.

Airport Taxi Services (800) 551-9369 (Taxi cabs & Shuttle vans)

Taxicabs are available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week
Transfer by cab between the airport and the Adam's Mark Hotel is approx. $35 (subject to increase).

Airport Taxi Services - Shuttle Vans: (include)

  • Transportation to all major hotels from 6:30 am to 10:00 pm.
  • Departs downtown hotels every hour on the half hour and the Buffalo Niagara International Airport every hour on the hour.

$15.00 per person each way (subject to increase)

Online Shuttle Reservations at:
or by calling 1-800-551-9369

Note: Service dogs are allowed on vehicles

Airport Express: (716) 472-8580 or toll-free (800) 604-1570

Each mini van can hold up to 4 passengers with luggage.

Cost is approx. $21 for the vehicle and is divided among the group, so $21 divided by 4 equals $5.25 per person.

Note: Service dogs are allowed on vehicles but will take away 1 passenger space per dog. (So, 3 people plus one dog would cost each passenger $7.)

Airport Shuttle Services: (888) 402-6606

Each mini van can hold 4 passengers with luggage comfortably.

Cost is approx. $23 for the vehicle (1-4 people), so $23 divided by 4 equals $5.75 per person (if more people can fit with luggage, each will be charged $5.75).

Note: Service dogs are allowed on vehicles but will take away 1 passenger space per dog. (So, 3 people plus one dog would cost each passenger $7.67).