Considering there's only 1 room on Travelocity within a short drive of Derby's central area, consider booking a place to stay as soon as your itinerary is known.
The nearest Travelocity hotel is the The Mansion On Delaware Ave, New York, which sits 15 miles (25 kilometers) from downtown Derby. But, you might like to look into the Lofts on Pearl, located in New York, which is 15 miles (23 kilometers) from the downtown area.
The Hampton Inn & Suites Buffalo Downtown is around 15 miles (24 kilometers) from central Derby. Alternatively, the Hotel @ The Lafayette is 15 miles (24 kilometers) away. Alternative hotels are the Homewood Suites by Hilton Buffalo Airport and the Residence Inn by Marriott Buffalo Galleria Mall.
After you've explored Derby, you could make the trip to visit the many activities of the Niagara Falls - Western New York area. Niagara Falls - Western New York proudly offers lakes. Frequented traveler attractions include art galleries and theaters. Intrepid visitors may enjoy ice skating in the area.
Fredonia is 25 miles (42 kilometers) to the southwest of Derby and is home to Fredonia Opera House and Woodbury Vineyards. If you spend a night or two in Fredonia, check out the White Inn and Days Inn Fredonia. Or, stay the night in Westfield, 40 miles (63 kilometers) to the southwest of Derby, where you'll find the Holiday Motel Westfield and Theater Motel. The Johnson Estate Winery and McClurg Museum are a couple of the more popular points of interest to explore while in Westfield.
Simply because you and your traveling partners are traveling, shouldn't have to mean that you can't enjoy your obsession for a day of sports. First Niagara Center can be found 14 miles (23 kilometers) to the northeast of Derby. If you like the idea of staying in the area, book a room in the Embassy Suites Buffalo or Hyatt Regency Buffalo / Hotel and Conference Center.