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Enjoy all of the four seasons in the beautiful North Country here at the Best Western University Inn of Canton, NY.

With easy access off of Route 11, this 99 room property is surrounded by a championship golf course and groomed cross country ski trails. Whether you are planning a meeting, banquet, conference or wedding, the Best Western University Inn is here to serve you. Our friendly staff, personalized service and meeting spaces make this an ideal location for any special event.

The Best Western University Inn is conveniently located adjacent to St. Lawrence University and several minutes from Clarkson University and Corning Incorporated. Families will especially enjoy an afternoon exploring nearby St. Lawrence Court House, Eisenhower Locks and St. Lawrence Seaway. Guests can also enjoy a short trip to Lake Placid, 1000 Islands or Ottawa, Canada.

And whether you are traveling to the Canton, New York area on business or pleasure, the Best Western University Inn is proud to offer comfortable guest rooms, outstanding customer service and an array of remarkable amenities, including a stunning 18-hole golf course and driving range on premises. Guests also enjoy cable satellite television with HBO®, an inviting indoor swimming pool and a well-equipped fitness center. With an on-site restaurant, business center and high-speed wireless Internet throughout the hotel, it is the perfect destination for those traveling on business or leisure.

The friendly, helpful staff at the Best Western University Inn is ready to ensure a fun-filled memorable stay in Canton, New York. Make a reservation today and save! Enjoy your stay.

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Hotel Amenities

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Cleaning Standards

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Modified Breakfast

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Low Rate Guarantee

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Hotel Policies

Pet Policy
We are pet friendly and allow up to two dogs in a rented room. The size limit for any one dog shall be 80 pounds. Other pet types (e.g. cats) may be allowed upon the hotel’s approval prior to arrival. Pet rate is $20 per day. A refundable cleaning and damage deposit of $100 with a maximum of $150 per stay is required upon check-in. If damage occurs or excessive cleaning is needed, the deposit can become non-refundable and the hotel may charge additionally to cover the costs of repair or cleaning.
Child Policy
Children 12 And Under Are Free In Room With One Paying Adult In Existing Bedding.


Hotel location and the surrounding area

Nearby Attractions

Area Business

  • 1.5 mile(s) from Atlantic Testing, ATL is unique in that we are equipped to provide a comprehensive and diverse range of cross-disciplinary services throughout all phases of a project. Whether during initial planning and design, construction phases, or in support of on-going facilities management, ATL strives to provide quality services in a time-conscious and cost-efficient manner.
  • 12.00 mile(s) from Corning Incorporated, As the world leader in specialty glass and ceramics, Corning invents, makes, and sells keystone components that enable high-technology systems for consumer electronics, mobile emissions control, optical communications, and life sciences.
  • 15 mile(s) from Canton-Potsdam Hospital, Canton-Potsdam Hospital is a not-for-profit community healthcare facility certified for 94 beds. Its core programs in emergency medicine, acute care, hospitalist medicine, and critical care are supplemented by outpatient health services in Brasher Falls, Canton, Colton, Massena, Norfolk, Norwood, and Potsdam, NY, and by specialist care in over 25 different specialties.


  • 0.00 mile(s) from St. Lawrence Golf Course, the par-72 layout covers 6,698 yards from the championship tees, 6,207 from the whites, 5,747 from the golds and 5,030 yards from the scarlet/brown tees.
  • 3.00 mile(s) from Partridge Run Golf Course, boasts an 18 hole layout designed by Frank Palumbo, completed in 1995. This public course is nestled among Birch, Pine and Hardwood trees in perfect harmony with nature. The beautifully designed and well manicured greens have already gained a reputation for being amongst the best in Northern NY. In addition, Partridge Run is one of the few courses in the area that is fully irrigated with an unlimited water supply.
  • 20.00 mile(s) from Frederick Remington Art Museum, is located at 303 Washington Street in Ogdensburg, New York, houses a comprehensive collection of original Remington paintings, sketches and sculptures, as well as a broad array of personal effects and correspondence that serve to bring the artist and his vision to life. Many of Remington's best-known sculptures and oil paintings can be found in the Albert Priest Newell Gallery. Changing exhibits of his North Country and Canadian watercolors, sketches, and illustrations hang in the Addie Priest Newell Gallery. Personal possessions, studio equipment, and memorabilia are displayed throughout the museum.
  • 19.00 mile(s) from Higley Flow State Park, is nestled among the Adirondack foothills on the picturesque Raquette River. Spacious campsites, separated from neighbors by pine trees, abound in the park. The terrain is hilly and heavily-wooded, and there is a sandy beach on the reservoir of the Raquette River. The scenic river is ideal for canoeing and fishing. The Beaver Pond Nature Trail has interpretive signs that describe the six distinct habitats through which the trail passes. Hiking trails double as cross-country ski trails in winter, when snowmobiling, snowshoeing, and ice fishing are also allowed.
  • 10.00 mile(s) from Community Performance Series, is a professional music and performing arts presenting organization established in 1989, is dedicated to serving the cultural enrichment and arts education needs of the diverse populations of our neighboring communities. The CPS Guest Artist Series has an established history of 20 successful seasons presenting world-renowned artists in concert here in Potsdam. Our unique relationship with SUNY Potsdam allows for mutual benefits that enhance the services we are able to offer to the public. CPS also presents events specifically designed to appeal to children and families through CPS Meet the Arts, established in 1995. We continue to augment our performances and audience services with outreach residencies in local libraries and schools, pre-concert talks, workshops, master classes, open rehearsals, group discounts, development of preparatory materials for teachers and collaborative ventures with other regional presenters. Our summer season includes musical theater.


  • County Seat Restaurant, on premises, Bar/Lounge, American, Open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner, Enjoy casual dining in our spacious dining room with fireplace and picturesque view of golf course. We also offer a lighter fare in our relaxing lounge while watching your favorite sport on any of our flat screen TV's.
  • Across the street from Dunkin' Donuts, Bar/Lounge, American, Open for: breakfast,
  • 1.00 mile(s) from The Club, Bar/Lounge, American, Open for: dinner,
  • 1.00 mile(s) from Sergi's, Bar/Lounge, American, Open for: dinner,
  • 10.00 mile(s) from Mama Lucia's, Bar/Lounge, Italian, Open for: dinner,
  • 15.00 mile(s) from The Ole Smokehouse, Bar/Lounge, American, Open for: lunch, dinner,


  • 1.00 mile(s) from St. Lawrence University, is a vibrant, collaborative community of learners who value thought and action. Students tap their full potential as they embrace the natural environment, engage with global challenges and experience the relevance and adventure of a liberal arts education in a complex and changing world.
  • 3.00 mile(s) from State University of New York Canton, is dedicated to providing a progression of accessible, affordable, high-quality applied programs that enable students in the North Country, New York State and beyond, to achieve their highest potential both personally and professionally.
  • 8.00 mile(s) from Clarkson University, as the third smallest nationally ranked research university, Clarkson University is the institution of choice for more than 3,000 enterprising, high-ability undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees in 50+ rigorous academic programs of study. Our faculty are on the leading edge of research of international relevance. Across the institution, faculty and students develop close, mentoring relationships and make lifelong connections that guide career success.
  • 10.00 mile(s) from State University of New York Potsdam, prepares students to act as engaged global citizens and to lead lives enriched by critical thought, creativity and discovery. As an inclusive scholarly community, rooted in our historic role in providing exemplary teacher and music education and our leadership in the fine and performing arts, we are committed to the liberal arts and sciences as an academic foundation for all students.
  • 1.00 mile(s) from Traditional Arts in Upstate New York, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to showcasing the folk culture and living traditions of New York's North Country. Explore this site to discover the diverse customs and traditions such as storytelling, music, crafts, food ways, and folk art--that make life special in our region, from the St. Lawrence River to the Adirondack Mountains.
  • 10 mile(s) from Crane School of Music, was founded in 1886 by Julia Crane (1855-1923) as the Crane Institute of Music and was one of the first institutions in the country to have programs dedicated to preparing specialists in teaching music in the public schools. Throughout Crane's history the school's primary mission has been to educate music teachers with an emphasis on excellence in performance. At Crane, learning to be a teacher does not exclude or limit music performance, but uses excellence in performance as the foundation on which teaching is based. Crane is proud to have many of the finest music educators, scholars and performers in the United States as members of the faculty, all working hard to make Crane a vital, innovative and exciting place.

Nearby Cities

  • 19.00 mile(s) from Ogdensburg
  • 30.00 mile(s) from Massena
  • 110 mile(s) from Syracuse


  • 1 mile(s) from The Canton Trail, Canton offers many different recreational trails, whether you want to run, walk, bike or rollerblade in the summer or cross country ski or snowshoe in the winter. The choice is yours. These beautiful trails afford you the opportunity to get away from all the hustle and bustle of Canton. Enter a relaxing setting full of wildlife without having to drive miles out of Canton.
  • 1 mile(s) from Canton Village Green, located in the heart of downtown Canton. The village green has paved walkways, old style water fountain, drinking fountains and park benches. Home of the Canton Farmers Market on Tuesday & Fridays.
  • 2 mile(s) from Remington Trail, surrounding the Partridge Run golf & Country Club. This 5k paved fitness trail is designed for bicycles, roller blades, walking, jogging or cross country skiing. This trail was designed for 12 month enjoyment
  • 40.00 mile(s) from Awkwesasne Mohawk Casino, 1,800+ slot and video game machines, 30 table games, high limit area, Cascades Lounge and 130,000 square foot casino gift shop,


  • 20.00 mile(s) from Ogdensburg International
  • 30.00 mile(s) from Massena Airport
  • 126 mile(s) from Syracuse Hancock International