Scholar Hotel Syracuse

The next best thing to on-campus housing

Less than a mile from Syracuse University and close to spots like Carrier Dome, Dinosaur Bar-B-Que and Upstate Medical Center  -- the newly renovated Scholar Hotel is right where you want to be. With easy access to Syracuse Amtrak Station and Syracuse Hancock International Airport, plus free parking for guests, this property offers the ultimate in convenience. With king- and queen-sized rooms, as well as one- and two-bedroom suites with kitchen facilities, there are plenty of choices -- and always lots of beautiful orange. 

All the comforts of home, whether you’re here for work, study or play 

What it's like

Step into The Scholar Hotel and drink in the bright accents of that most pleasing color: orange. Whether you’re officially an SU Orange, visiting the school or coming to the area for something else entirely, you’ll love the modern feel of this recently renovated Syracuse hotel. Each space, from public spots like the lobby to your own guestroom, is welcoming and well-designed. The Scholar was renovated with its busy, active guests in mind. There’s a 24/7 gym with all the latest fitness equipment including treadmills, a Peloton bike, cross-trainers, a stability ball, free weights and more. Grab some Starbucks brews from the coffee bar if you need to perk up for the day (or power through an all-nighter). No matter the reason for your stay, you’ll be comfortable and well taken care of throughout. 

Independent spirit

Confident but subtle service -- a hotel that takes its role in the community seriously

Small touches

Traveling with your four-legged friends? The Scholar knows pets are part of the family, so we allow you to bring up to 4 along with you. (Some additional fees and terms may apply.) The lobby area features every amenity you might need for your stay. Need to check email or print out a boarding pass? The 24/7 Business Center features a computer workstation with Internet and email access, as well as printing and copying services. Hungry? If you need a snack on the go or you left something off of your packing list, the always-open Marketplace has what you need when you need it. Each room has A/C and certain rooms include a spa bath and a sofa. Your room features plush bedding, free wi-fi, a large work desk, 55” flat screen TVs and stylish bathrooms.

Eat and drink

On the lobby level, you’ll find Salt Restaurant & Bar, which is open daily for breakfast, lunch, dinner and room service. Salt offers a modern and relaxed dining atmosphere — along with a unique salt tasting experience at every table. With a menu packed with local favorites, plus salt selections from all over the world, you’ll face a mouth-watering variety of options for every meal. Wash it all down with a selection from a local brewery, or choose from the selection of tasty custom cocktails.

And more

Hosting a meeting or getting hitched? The Genesee Grande Ballroom & Meeting Center is one of the premier locations in Syracuse for your next meeting or event. Discover what the fuss is about: The Genesee Grande Ballroom has been the site of memorable events for 40 years. With over 8,000 square feet of flexible space that can accommodate up to 300 people, it’s easy to turn your vision into reality. The team of talented event coordinators will assist you with all of the details, from audio-visual equipment and room set-up to choosing the perfect catering menu. Combine that with free parking and newly renovated guest rooms, and you can be sure your event will be unforgettable.

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Rooms & Rates

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In the historic University Hill neighborhood on the eastern end of downtown, the Genesee Grande is 2 blocks from Syracuse University and 9 miles from Syracuse Hancock International Airport.

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Guest Services

  • Concierge
  • Pet friendly (up to 30 lbs. $50 per stay for the first pet and $25 per stay for each additional pet) 
  • Free parking available surface lot
  • Complimentary high-speed internet service
  • Complimentary airport transportation (based on availability)

Eat & Drink

  • Salt Restaurant & Bar 
  • Coffee Bar
  • Marketplace

Fitness & Recreation

  • 24/7 fitness center

Business Services

  • 24/7 Business center  
  • Computer work station
  • Printing and copying services
  • Internet and email access

Meetings & Events

  • 8,000 square feet of flexible space
  • Audio-visual equipment
  • Catering menus available

In-room amenities

  • Air Conditioned
  • Alarm Clock
  • Cordless Telephone
  • Free Newspaper
  • Hairdryer In Room
  • Smoke Detectors
  • Telephone
  • Plush bedding
  • Free wireless high-speed internet
  • Individual coffee maker
  • Large work desk
  • 55” flat screen TVs
  • Stylish bathrooms

Cancellation policy

Reservations must be cancelled 24 hours prior to arrival by 4pm to avoid a penalty of one night room and tax
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Meetings + Events

The perfect setting among syracuse's group meeting facilities.Presentation is everything. It’s the stepping stone to limitless opportunities. This is why the Genesee Grande Hotel has made sure that everything you need for your conference, meeting, or corporate event is right here, right now.


Room Size Dimensions Banquet Reception U-Shape Theater Classroom Conference
Tiffany 2709 63 x 43 x 12 200 350 - 225 150 -
Salon A & B 1750 50 x 35 x 8.9 80 80 - 100 50 -
Capital Club 1600 63 x 43 x 12 40 40 - 40 30 -
Tiffany Ballroom 4459 113 x 43 x 12 240 350 - 300 166 -
Salon A 850 50 x 17 x 8.9 40 40 - 30 20 -
Salon B 900 50 x 18 x 8.9 50 50 - 40 24 -
Mayflower Conference 1080 60 x 18 50 60 - 60 40 -
Mayflower Theater 888 37 x 24 50 60 - 46 35 -


7 meeting rooms | 12,486 sqft | 160 guestrooms

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