Fun, Funky Motels Near the New York Thruway
April 26, 2014 9:35 AM Subscribe
I am looking for tips on interesting, old-fashioned motels between Buffalo and Syracuse.
I live in Michigan; my girlfriend lives in Massachusetts. Sometimes we meet in the middle for long weekends. Buffalo is pretty much equidistant from our houses, and when we have enough cash there are lovely places there to stay via airbnb. But when we are trying to do it on the cheap, it's more challenging.
I wonder if anybody knows of any inexpensive but fun old motels, or cabins, anywhere between Buffalo and Syracuse along the thruway or a bit north or south of it? I have an affection for funky old places that have survived from before the interstates went in. Cheap is OK, asthetically strange is OK (I've stayed in places where the room had different wallpaper on every wall). Clean, safe, and functional are the top criteria; within 40-60 minutes of scenery and/or a place with good beer are bonuses, though on these weekends we tend to spend most of our time in the room, so off the beaten track is perfectly OK.
Under $80/night is fine. That rare wonderful place for $55/night is the ideal.