I get a lot of questions wanting to know about Syracuse. I believe it was an okay site. The people their were all very nice and everything was pretty straight forward. It is a big place though and being a small town girl I was a little overwhelmed with the size of the facility but adjusted.
There is a café and a cafeteria there. They have you wait between testing periods in the café so bring some cash. You leave your stuff in the lab room.
You have to park in a parking garage. It mixed me up a little on my first day because one garage is permit only and the other open to the public. We driving into the facility you want the garage on the left. I believe it cost $14 per day to park there.
I stayed at a Hampton Inn on Erie Blvd. I chose it because I was able to use my husbands hotel points. It was about 3 miles from the site away from the downtown area and off a highway. The rooms had fridges and microwaves. The hotel had a fitness room, pool, and hot tube. All Hampton Inn’s have 24/7 coffee and herbal tea. They put out a continental breakfast at 6 am which is nice with the early morning wakeups. They also have cookies in the evening. There was a Price Chopper Grocery Store nearby and places to eat but you had to drive everywhere.
The welcome packet that you get with your test date will also have a list of hotels the school recommends. I don’t know anything about those hotels as I didn’t look at them.
I drove to Syracuse from my home so I don’t have any information on airports. It is about a 2 hour drive from Albany. The highway was pretty clear and there are rest stops along the way.
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