Hotels in Auburn

Auburn Details

Nearly 30,000 people live in the city of Auburn, New York. It is located in Cayuga County and is found to the north of Owasco Lake. If you choose your cheap hotel in Auburn, New York, you will be staying in a town with an interesting mix of claims to fame. Perhaps most significantly, it was the home of Harriet Tubman, the famous heroine of the Underground Railroad, from 1859 to 1913. You can choose a discount hotel in Auburn if you would like to spend time exploring all three of the properties related to her: the Harriet Tubman Residence, the Harriet Tubman Home for the Aged, and the Thompson A.M.E. Zion Church.The William H. Seward House is in Auburn. Seward was a state senator, governor of New York, U.S. Senator, candidate for President, and finally, Secretary of State for both Abraham Lincoln and Andrew Johnson. But his most lasting contribution was probably negotiating the purchase of Alaska in 1869. A rather grim piece of history about Auburn is that its prison was the site of the first execution using the electric chair in 1901.