Welcome to Marriott Syracuse Downtown
Stay in a magnificently restored hotel in downtown Syracuse
Recently awarded the AAA Four Diamond Award, the Marriott Syracuse Downtown was restored to its original 1924 glory in 2016. We invite you to enjoy stunning surroundings both inside and out. Visit a variety of nearby attractions including Armory Square, Syracuse University and The Oncenter. When it's time to dine, enjoy savory breakfast, lunch and dinner at either of our two on-site restaurants. Those in need of a night in can order room service from our Fresh Bites Menu, available morning and night. Renovated hotel rooms and suites feature a sleek design with the finest quality Stickley furniture, pillow top mattresses and flat-panel TVs. Marble bathrooms complement our modern, pet-friendly accommodations with double vanities and complimentary bath products. With 41,000 square feet of brilliant meeting space including a Conference Center, we can host memorable corporate and social events, complete with professional planning and catering services. Let us exceed your travel expectations.
Rooms & Suites
Modern Meeting & Event Spaces
Beyond Our History
In addition to the historic event spaces the hotel has the offer, Marriott Syracuse Downtown also features a modern Conference Center with innovative meeting technology designed with productivity in mind.
The Conference Center features a separate entrance from the ground floor of the hotel providing easy access for outside guests.
The Conference Center consists of 8 separate spaces that can accommodate large conferences to small breakout sessions in various floor plans.
Enhancing the art of hosting, The Conference Center is installed with innovating meeting technology with the ability to utilize a full range of AV capabilities. AV technology comes included when you book your meeting in The Conference Center.
The Legacy of Hotel Syracuse Lives On
Originally opened August 1924 (built from 1922-1924) as Hotel Syracuse, this property was the largest and most prestigious hotel in Syracuse, New York for nearly 90 years. The hotel restoration included preserving the grandeur and opulence of the famed building and adding the modern comforts of today's hospitality. Today, Marriott Syracuse Downtown is on the National Register of Historic Places.
Restored Historic Hotel
After a massive $75 million restoration with the hotel being closed for over a decade, the heart and soul of Hotel Syracuse lives on today continuing the legacy of 'The Grand Lady' of Syracuse.
Syracuse Dining at Its Best
Get a taste of the local flavors from our on-site restaurants, or dine in the comforts of your room to dine in private. Historic elements also live in Eleven Waters Restaurant and Shaughnessy's Irish Pub.
Shaughnessy's Irish Pub and Sports Bar
Shaughnessy's is a family and sports-friendly Irish pub featuring beers on tap, signature cocktails, comfort food sized to share and the best Rueben in town.
Tie The Knot with Marriott
Host the wedding of your dreams in the beautifully restored Historic Grand Ballroom, Persian Terrace or the new modern Finger Lakes Ballroom up to 400 people. Smaller more intimate spaces can accommodate rehearsal dinners, day after brunches, and showers. Your wedding vision can come to life at our hotel that has it all.
Social Events & Catering
Our historic ballrooms are the premier and most sought after location in Upstate NY for all social catering events including Galas, Non Profit Fundraisers, Political Gatherings, and Press Events. With the ability to accommodate up to 700 people, our venue is sure to wow and impress all of your attendees and donors. The hotel offers special pricing and concession for non profit organizations.
Be a Part of the Action
Our hotel is the host of a number of popular events which include the highly anticipated annual New Years Eve Party, St Patrick's Day Parade and Celebration, Easter Brunch, Mother's Day Brunch, SU tailgate parties, and more.
Marriott Syracuse Downtown
100 East Onondaga Street, Syracuse, New York, USA, 13202
Located in the heart of downtown, Marriott Syracuse is central to the attractions in Syracuse and only 1 mile from Syracuse University. We are within walking distance of MOST, Museum of Science and Technology, the critically acclaimed Everson Museum and Landmark Theatre. The official hotel of the On Center located just steps from the hotel, this venue holds a number of events throughout the year.
Hotel Features & History
Come experience the many extras we offer. Our exclusive M Club Lounge provides a premiere space to work, enjoy a bite, recharge and connect, Eleven Waters features a bar carved into the hotel’s historic barber shop, the cocktail menu includes New York spirits.
Originally opened as The Hotel Syracuse in August 1924, the property was deemed 'The Grand Lady' being the largest and most prestigious hotel in Syracuse, NY. In the roaring twenties, Hotel Syracuse was the place to be. Five US Presidents stayed along with countless celebrities, including John Lennon, who celebrated his 30th birthday by staying an entire week. Paying homage to the legacy, our $75 million renovation focused on preserving the original grandeur of the hotel, which is evident today in all aspects of your stay. The hotel reopened in August 2016 as Marriott Syracuse Downtown.
The Grand Ballroom is one of the best known features of Hotel Syracuse and was restored to reflect its original form, where coutnless weddings, high school proms and mitzvahs were celebrated.
Originally named the Terrace room, the Persian Terrace’s original name was developed because the back half of the room is a step up from the front half. The restoration of the Persian Terrace was one of the most challenging jobs.
While the lobby reflects how it looked originally upon opening in 1924, the restoration started with a lobby that had faced costmetic updates made in the retro 80s. The walls and ceilings were painted white and the murals showcased today were hidden by mirrors, all damaged by tobacco smoke and coal dust. Restoration started by carefully removing varnishes from the walls, ceilings, murals and floors. The terrazzo floors were restored with the original tiles - there is a story with each step you take.
The door to your home away from home during your stay with us are the original doors that were used in our former life as Hotel Syracuse. While they have been restored and installed with today's technology, there is a very unique back story.
Eight 4,000 pound concrete statues of gargoyles sat over the hotel guarding the building and its guests for more than 90 years. Over the decades, the gargoyles had cracked and deteriorated and were not in the shape to restore. New replicas take their place to continue watching over the hotel.
When the hotel first opened, the ground floor featured retail shops and outlets. Today, Eleven Waters, an Upstated inspired eatery, occupies the area that used to be a barbershop, which gave the name to 'The Barbershop Bar' at Eleven Waters.
Shaughnessy’s is a sports-friendly pub inspired by owner Ed Riley’s long line of loyal Irish Setters! The interior is highlighted by the original Syracuse Nationals’ basketball court, moved from the Onondaga County War Memorial to serve as the pub’s floor. The Syracuse Nationals were among the original seven teams that formed the NBA in 1949. Home court advantage takes on a whole new meaning at Shaughnessy's. Additional Syracuse University memorabilia is showcased around the restaurant, displayed for guests to see during their visit.
2018: USA Travel, #4 Historic Hotel and Resort 2017: HHA, Best City Center Hotel 2017: NYS Preservation League, Excellence in Preservation
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Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 12:00 pm
Smoke Free Property
2 pets 30 pounds or less with USD 75 non-refundable fee, mustn't be unattended.
Non-refundable pet fee Per Stay: $75
Maximum pet weight: 30lbs
Maximum Number of Pets in Room: 2
Valet is located at the main hotel entrance on E Onondaga St. Self parking is located behind the hotel on Harrison Place
Accepts: Credit Cards
Property has elevators
Languages spoken by staff:
For more information about the physical features of our accessible rooms, common areas or special services relating to a specific disability please call +1 315-474-2424
Accessible on-site parking
Property has elevators
Service Animals are Welcome
Valet parking for vehicles outfitted for drivers in wheelchairs
Van Accessible on-site parking
Entrance to On-Site Business Center is Accessible
Entrance to On-Site Fitness Center is Accessible
Main Entrance is Accessible
Meeting Spaces are Accessible
On-Site Restaurants are Accessible
Room and Suites Access through the Interior Corridor
Adjustable Height Hand-Held Shower Wand
Alarm Clock Telephone Ringers
Bathtub Grab Rails
Close Caption TV
Deadbolts on Guest Room and Suites Doors
Flashing Door Knockers
Guest Room and Suites Doors Self-Closing
Hearing Accessible Rooms and/or Kits
Lever Handles on Guest Room Doors
Lowered Electrical Outlets
Mobility accessible rooms
Non-slip Grab Rails in the Bathroom
Safety Chains and/or Latches on Guest Doors
Toilet Seat at Wheelchair Height - Toilet for Disabled
Viewports in Guest Room and Suites Doors
Carbon Footprint: 10.05 kg per room night
Water Footprint: 286.01 liters per room night