Travel & Lodging

ACS ROOM BLOCKS

We are excited to have you join the cheese community in Buffalo, NY for the ACS 2024 Annual Conference. The majority of conference functions and sessions for attendees will take place at the Buffalo Convention Center located at 153 Franklin St, Buffalo, NY 14202.

LODGING

ACS has negotiated special discounted rates for attendees at select hotels conveniently located near the Buffalo Convention Center. We strongly encourage attendees to stay at one of the official conference hotels and book within the contracted room blocks to make the most of your conference experience and network with other attendees.

Making your Reservation

Book your hotel at ACS’s negotiated discount rates for the best pricing. The secure link to book your room for any of the official hotels is below.

Reserve Your ACS Room Here

Reservations may also be booked directly with the hotel of your choice by contacting the hotel directly by phone and referencing American Cheese Society. Reservations are honored based on availability at the discounted rate and the room blocks may fill prior to cut-off on Friday, June 17 at 5 pm ET. We encourage you to make your reservation early with the hotel of your choice to secure your reservation. Below are some tips to help with you secure your room:

  • If any of the nights you wish to book are not available in the ACS Block or at the ACS Rate, ask the hotel to book those nights at their regular rate. This will allow you to reserve the nights you need, and to take advantage of the ACS Rate for as many nights as possible.
  • Check back with the hotel closer to conference to see if rooms have opened up at the ACS Rate, and confirm that they will honor the lowest rate available over your reservation dates.
  • Book your travel first, then book your room based on your confirmed travel dates. This ensures the accuracy of your reservation and helps other attendees secure rooms.
  • A major credit card and/or one-night payment for room and tax will be required at the time of booking to hold your reservation.

Hyatt Regency Buffalo

The Hyatt Regency Buffalo is located .2 miles from the Buffalo Convention Center and connected by a covered walkway. The discounted rate is honored from July 9 – July 14 on a space-available basis. Dates up to three days pre and post-conference may also be honored at the discounted rate on a space-available basis, please book online or call the reservations number. 

Rate: $229 + taxes and fess per night 
Address: 2 Fountain Plz, Buffalo, NY 14202 
Reservations: Book online OR call (716) 856-1234 

Hampton Inn and Suites – Buffalo Downtown

The Hampton Inn and Suites – Buffalo Downtown is located .3 miles from the Buffalo Convention Center.. The discounted rate is honored July 9 – July 14 on a space-available basis. Dates up to three days pre and post-conference may also be honored at the discounted rate on a space-available basis, please book online or call the reservations number.​​​​​​​ 

Rate: $169 + taxes and fees per night 
Address: 220 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo, New York 
Reservations: Book online OR call (716) 855-2223 

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Downtown

The Holiday Inn Express & Suites Downtown is located .4 miles from the Buffalo Convention Center. The discounted rate is honored July 9 – July 14 on a space-available basis. Dates up to three days pre and post-conference may also be honored at the discounted rate on a space-available basis, please book online or call the reservations number.​​​​​​​ 

Rate: $189 + taxes and fees per night 
Address: 601 Main Street, Buffalo, New York 
Reservations: Book online OR call (716) 854-5500 

Beware of Room Block “Poachers”

Please note the American Cheese Society does not hire an official housing bureau or group housing company to handle hotel reservations. Please be advised that any unauthorized group housing company (also known in the conference industry as a room block poacher or pirate) that attempts to contact attendees, companies, and/or sponsors that may be associated with the Conference are fraudulent and are not authorized by the American Cheese Society. Only reservations booked directly through the secure link provided or directly with the contracted Conference hotels by phone are part of the official contracted conference room block.

Travel to Buffalo

Air: Air:Buffalo Niagra International Airport (BUF) is serviced by several main airline carriers including American Airlines, Allegiant Air, Delta Air Lines, Frontier Airlines, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines and JetBlue with over 100 non-stop flights a day, serving 31 airport destinations and beyond.. The airport is 9.3 miles from the Buffalo Convention Center. Allow yourself at least 15-20 minutes of travel time to get from the airport to the Buffalo Convention Center. Please visit the Buffalo Niagra International Airport for additional information on services. 

Ground Transportation: Taxi, Uber and Lyft and public bus services are also available.

Hotel Parking: Please note: the American Cheese Society does not validate nor will the hotel validate parking for Conference attendees. Parking fees are the responsibility of the guest.

Hyatt Regency Buffalo:  Overnight self-parking with in-and-out privileges for guests is $25 per night. Overnight valet parking with in-and-out privileges for guests is $29.50 per night. 

Hampton Inn and Suites: Buffalo Downtown Hotel: Overnight self-parking with in-and-out privileges for guests is $15.00 per night.

Holiday Inn & Suites – Buffalo Downtown: The Hotel recommends parking at a city-owned garage 1.5 blocks from the hotel. Payment is made directly to the garage. Fee $9-14. No onsite parking except for temporary spots for the check-in / check-out process. The hotel offers a FREE shuttle to and from the garage. Directions to parking: Make a right onto Chippewa St. Cross the railroad tracks and make a left onto Pearl St. Garage on the right.   

Convention Center Parking:  More than 6,000 parking spaces are conveniently located around the Convention Center. This includes parking ramps, surface lots, and street parking. Click here for a map of parking locations (PDF) 

Questions about hotel and travel? Please contact the ACS office at 720-328-2788 or Contact Us. We look forward to seeing you in Buffalo this summer!