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Batavia Downs
Batavia Downs
8315 Park Road
Batavia, NY, 14020
(585) 343-1423

 

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Sunday - Saturday 8am - 4am


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If you're looking for the best gaming experience in Western New York there is only one place to go: Batavia Downs Gaming. Batavia Downs Gaming has a variety of ways to be part of the winning experience. Join our Player’s Club and take advantage of daily promotions as well as nightly drawings for Free Play, Cash or other great prizes. Find and befriend us on social networking sites for promotions and offers! You can also visit BataviaDownsGaming.com We have over 776 of the hottest and most in-demand games, with two enclosed smoking rooms and progressive jackpots! Some of the hottest pop culture gaming machines are on our gaming floor including Betty Boop, Sex and the City, Wheel of Fortune, The Hangover, NASCAR, CSI, Michael Jackson, Family Guy and Dolly Parton. Admission and Self Parking are always FREE. Valet Parking for just $3. Handicapped, Diamond and Platinum members may valet park for free. 4 great restaurants reside on site: Enjoy fine dining at The Clubhouse Restaurant or watch your favorite games on any of our 30+ HDTV's in Thurman Thomas' 34 Rush Restaurant. Fine Italian food can be found in Fortuna’s and the Homestretch Grill is open late for a quick bite to eat. Live Harness Racing runs from late July until early December, so be sure to stop by and see America’s Oldest Lighted Harness Race Track! Interested in booking your group, or just a fun-filled location for a party? Batavia Downs Gaming can accommodate groups as small as 20 and as large as 800. Bookings include Free Play and other offers. Be sure to contact Mary Bucceri at 585-343-3750 ext. 468 for more information. Did you know that Western Regional Off Track Betting is a Public Benefit Corporation? As part of Western Regional Off-Track Betting, Batavia Downs Gaming has helped contribute millions to New York State education and the 15 counties and 2 cities it serves. Since the inception of OTB in the early 70s, and continuing with the opening of the Batavia Downs Gaming in May of 2005, Western OTB has contributed Hundreds of Millions of Dollars to NY State Education, the pari-mutuel racing industry and revenues net of expenses are distributed to the Counties of Cattaraugus, Cayuga, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Niagara, Orleans, Oswego, Schulyer, Seneca, Steuben, Wayne, Wyoming and the Cities of Rochester and Buffalo. These contributions help lower property taxes and contribute to community improvements. Batavia Downs Gaming is located less than one mile from Thruway Exit 48, just minutes from Buffalo, Niagara Falls & Rochester and is open daily from 8AM-4AM. For more information call 585-343-3750 or visit BataviaDownsGaming.com. You must be 18 years or older to play video gaming machines and to wager on horses. Please play responsibly.
 

New hotel at Batavia Downs in the race to be the region's finest

Original Source: The Batavian

Originally published on The Batavian October 31, 2016

If Batavia is a ring that holds a precious gem, that diamond is now the new Batavia Downs Hotel, said Hart Hotels Sales Manager Shane Draman during a tour Friday of the new facility with the hotel's General Manager Richard Likus.

Both were brimming with pride as they showed off the hotel's amenities, boasting of the subtle details that they believe will earn a four-diamond rating from AAA.

"We’re a destination now," Litkus said. "We have a racetrack. We have a casino. We have four beautiful restaurants in the casino that do room service to our rooms. It’s not like we’re a hub where people are passing through. This is where people are going to come and spend a weekend or spend their anniversaries or spend the holidays. It’s going to be something special."

The finer points include free Wi-Fi, refrigerators and Keurigs with Tim Horton's coffee in all 84 rooms, 310 thread-count sheets and goose-down pillows, hardwood floors and open-air drawer racks (both are more sanitary than carpet and wooden drawers), and spacious rooms with a turn-down service between 5:30 and 8:30 p.m. (which includes a small piece of chocolate left on your pillow).

"People won’t remember what you said," Draman noted. "People won’t remember what you did. People will always remember how you treat them. I think when you take a look at that, how we treat people, the little nuances that are here, the little special things, people pick up on."

There are 40 rooms in the hotel with king-size beds, 40 with double queens and four two-room suites that have a wine cooler the size of a mini-fridge, a refrigerator and sink area with a dining table. There is also a balcony overlooking the racetrack.

Hart Hotels already operates four four-diamond hotels in Watkins Glen, Clayton, Thousand Islands, and Portland, Maine,

Key members of Batavia's new staff were sent to these locations to train.

"Our goal is to be the leading hotel in Batavia and the surrounding area," Litkus said.

The hotel has already hosted several guests, including a convention of 300 members of Rotary clubs from throughout the state and Draman said the feedback so far has been as great as they had hoped. He said people use words like "wow," and "fantastic," when describing the hotel.

From the outside of the hotel, you would never guess how spacious the hotel is, an observation made by several guests, Draman said.

"We've received emails were people have said it's the best hotel they've stayed at," Draman said.

 

The ribbon cutting for the new hotel will be at 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, and Thurman Thomas will be on hand for the ceremony. He was a professional football player, a running back, who spent most of his National Football League career with the Buffalo Bills. 

 
 
Recommendations
Total: 6

Something fun to do local and you can win big! Just not me. Lol
Ann Sheelar on Jan, 13, 2017

Great place to celebrate a Birthday. Had my Mom's birthday dinner at the clubhouse. She had the best time ever.. Thanks to all the staff for being so helpful and great service!!!!!
Nancy Eckert on Jan, 8, 2017

A good place to spend a evening.
Steven Pagano on Dec, 29, 2016

Batavia Downs is a great place for fun and food they have live entertainment and the games are fun to. They give away free plays daily and many chances to win. This year I took my little boy to see Santa and the weaner dog races so they are fun for the family as well. Great place to visit
Pamela Morris on Dec, 28, 2016

Good place to go when you want to get away and have a little fun and maybe win some cash. I really like the made in America store!
Gary DuBoise on Dec, 21, 2016

They've done an impressive job of remodeling! Can't wait to check out the hotel!
Dawn Puleo on Dec, 12, 2016

 

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