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314 Ainsley Drive Syracuse, NY 13210

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Customer Reviews - Life Storage #493, Syracuse

We at Life Storage want to maintain the best storage facilities in Syracuse, and in every city where we do business. That's why we routinely ask our customers about their experience with us and challenge ourselves to make it better. You can read what customers think about us here on our website - over the past four years, we've had over 100,000 customers respond to our surveys and tell us what they think. We publish their reviews here, and we're proud of the result!

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Ryan (West Hempstead, NY) at Life Storage, Syracuse, NY (#493)

"Everything went smoothly. All clerks were very friendly, helpful and informative."

September 23, 2019
Kamesha (Syracuse, NY) at Life Storage, Syracuse, NY (#493)

"Thank for you for the great service. I needed the unit following a house fire where we lost everything and the staff were kind and caring."

May 23, 2019
Avinash Kumar (Syracuse, NY) at Life Storage, Syracuse, NY (#493)

"I used the life storage facility at Ainsley drive. I met two managers, and both were extremely polite and helpful. They answered all my question so patiently. The whole experience was stress free. Thank You!"

March 25, 2019
Terry (LaFayette, NY) at Life Storage, Syracuse, NY (#493)

"Michelle was the employee that assisted me. She was more than helpful , she was pleasant, informative, and a very nice lady overall."

November 16, 2018
Barbara (Syracuse, NY) at Life Storage, Syracuse, NY (#493)

"I really appreciate the phone call every month if there is a issue with Life Storage automatically wthdrawing their money out of my account. Life Storage gives me the peace of mind that I need in knowing that my things are safe. Thank you very my to all the employees who care enough to call me when there is a problem."

October 27, 2018
Michael (Syracuse, NY) at Life Storage, Syracuse, NY (#493)

"You have friendly professional staff on site able to answer all questions and/or assist as needed."

May 23, 2018
Tracy (Syracuse, NY) at Life Storage, Syracuse, NY (#493)

"Customer service is definitely a priority at this location! Everything was explained thoroughly, and I felt that my business was appreciated."

March 27, 2018
Lawrence (Syracuse, NY) at Life Storage, Syracuse, NY (#493)

"Your friendliness, professionalism, convenience, and security all exceeded our expectations."

December 20, 2017
Chris (Fayettevile, NY) at Life Storage, Syracuse, NY (#493)

"I think you have a truly exceptional employee, Barb, at your Ainsley Drive location in Syracuse. She is always very friendly, courteous, and helpful. I enjoy doing business with her! "

June 27, 2017
Alan (Cedarhurst, NY) at Life Storage, Syracuse, NY (#493)

"The staff was extremely helpful and wonderfu1 to deal with."

June 19, 2017
Dennis (Fayetteville, NY) at Life Storage, Syracuse, NY (#493)

"I have had the pleasure of working with Barb, the manager of the Ainsley, Syr NY location. She is outstanding!! Great customer concern & service. Professional, helpful, friendly,genuine. She goes above & beyond to help me with my storage need. I seldom get to deal with a professional of this level. My thanks to her!!"

June 03, 2017
John (Wilmington, DE) at Life Storage, Syracuse, NY (#493)

"Very prompt and courteous service. Unit was clean and well maintained."

May 15, 2017
Yuqing (Irvine, CA) at Life Storage, Syracuse, NY (#493)

"Everything was quick and satisfying; Barb is so friendly and offered me advice! She helped me even beyond her responsibility! Great person! She deserves a Nobel Prize!"

May 08, 2017
Kim (Syracuse, NY) at Life Storage, Syracuse, NY (#493)

"No complaints or suggestions all. My family's experience with LifeStorage in Syracuse has been top-notch."

April 30, 2017
Katie (Westlake Village, CA) at Life Storage, Syracuse, NY (#493)

"As the Mom of a college student far away from home, Barb, Becca, John and Justin all were so helpful getting my daughter set up to store her car and belongings for the summer. I couldn't be more appreciative for all the care and attention they showed, and thank them from the bottom of my heart. "

April 19, 2017
Elio (Syracuse, NY) at Life Storage, Syracuse, NY (#493)

"Truly, in every way. The entire experience from start to finish was incredible. It couldn't have been easier or more stress-free. I will absolutely use again if need be."

April 06, 2017
Peggy (Syracuse, NY) at Life Storage, Syracuse, NY (#493)

"I know nothing about storage units, woman on phone and office staff put me at ease. I love that you have locks and keys, boxes, blankets, etc for rent or sale. You are close to home. However, I miss the name "Uncle Bob's"!!"

March 28, 2017
Michael (Hanover Park, IL) at Life Storage, Syracuse, NY (#493)

"Thank you. You have good people working for you at the Ainslee location in Syracuse."

March 23, 2017
Valerie (Syracuse, NY) at Life Storage, Syracuse, NY (#493)

"Well I was able to get a unit with more than enough space at a reasonable price.The associate explained the agreement completely and in terms tgat were understandable.By far the best service I have ever recieved from any renters of any kind."

March 02, 2017
Monea (Syracuse, NY) at Life Storage, Syracuse, NY (#493)

"Barb has been training a new associate, I believe he is fitting right on with he record of good service and kindness. It all really matters. My daughter recommend Bob's and I have NO regrets. Barb is the best. "

December 12, 2016
Sherwyn (Jamesville, NY) at Life Storage, Syracuse, NY (#493)

"Very friendly and helpful staff. The facilities are very good and pricing is reasonable."

December 12, 2016
Louis (Syracuse, NY) at Life Storage, Syracuse, NY (#493)

"The one thing I have not been happy about since you took over the storage containers is that you discontinued the discount the previous owners offered to customers who paid six months' rent up front. Once you feel you are sufficiently established, you might want to consider a similar incentive for prompt, up-front payment. Your office people are very helpful and polite."

August 21, 2016
Nassauma (Syracuse, NY) at Life Storage, Syracuse, NY (#493)

"I never had a problem with Uncle Bob's storage the entire time I was a customer at this location. Very respectful, and helpful manager."

July 09, 2016
Deborah (Brighton, MI) at Life Storage, Syracuse, NY (#493)

"Brenda was fantastic! Thank you for your wonderful service!"

June 29, 2016
Durby c/o David Butchko (Syracuse, NY) at Life Storage, Syracuse, NY (#493)

"The premises are kept nicer than the previous owners kept things. Kind and friendly staff now too. "

June 29, 2016
Sheryll (Jamaica, NY) at Life Storage, Syracuse, NY (#493)

"My expectations was definitely met. I needed a unit urgently for my daughter a college student, who had forgotten to make proper arrangement for storage. In the end her error allowed me to find out about your service which ended up being far better than the original plan that my daughter had forgotten to do. The unit was much roomier than i anticipated and very clean!! Barbara your sales associate was so pleasant and informative!!! "

June 28, 2016
Kevin (Syracuse, NY) at Life Storage, Syracuse, NY (#493)

"Barb was great. Knowledgeable, helpful, friendly, and patient. Everything about using the Ainsley location has been super easy and convenient. Highly recommend. "

May 22, 2016
(Dewitt, NY) at Life Storage, Syracuse, NY (#493)

"Thanks so much for your support of the Syracuse Soap Box Derby. "

May 18, 2016
Jessica (Sugar Grove, IL) at Life Storage, Syracuse, NY (#493)

"The website was easy to use and very helpful. I had issues with the website of the previous company (Store America) and this was a welcomed improvement."

January 23, 2016
Eloise (Syracuse, NY) at Life Storage, Syracuse, NY (#493)

"i really Appreciated all of your help and assistance. Again, thank you"

December 23, 2015
Melissa (Syracuse, NY) at Life Storage, Syracuse, NY (#493)

"Great helpful staff my experience was a 10 thank you for the first time I ever had to use a storage unit "

November 24, 2015
Phil (Jamesville, NY) at Life Storage, Syracuse, NY (#493)

"the only problem has been not returning phone messages. I tried calling several times and got an a answering mach. I was calling in response to a message left by the manager, to call her. Service has been good , the facility is clean etc. BUT good communications is most important. "

October 27, 2015
Michael (Syracuse, NY) at Life Storage, Syracuse, NY (#493)

"I was quoted one price on the phone, but when I arrived here I was told that the company had been sold and there was no record of transaction with previous people. I was then offered a more expensive unit."

October 26, 2015
Marylea (Syracuse, NY) at Life Storage, Syracuse, NY (#493)

"You've pretty much become a monopoly here in Syracuse and I'm beyond disappointed that you do not give a free month with a six month prepay as the previous operator did. If there was another storage area reasonably close not run by you, I'd shift there, but unfortunately there is not and so I'm forced to pay what I feel is a high price for limited space."

October 26, 2015
Kathie (Syracuse, NY) at Life Storage, Syracuse, NY (#493)

"I loved everything about the Uncle Bob's except that a few days before folks were going to pick up items from the storage, I was pretty shocked to find stone dust and debris has blown under the door and into the space making the front portion very dirty and dusty - apparently it was from the resurfacing of the tarvia outside the door. I would have appreciated knowing before hand that this could happen."

October 24, 2015
Debbie (Syracuse, NY) at Life Storage, Syracuse, NY (#493)

"I would like to thank Barbara for her patience and courtesy. I feel she is a real asset to your company."

October 16, 2015
Teresa (Syracuse, NY) at Life Storage, Syracuse, NY (#493)

"Barb, the lady who helped me, was VERY helpful. She made the entire experience enjoyable. Please give her kudos."

October 13, 2015
Kathie (Marietta, GA) at Life Storage, Syracuse, NY (#493)

"I just hate that I could not get a discount by having to storage the same size. I thought something could of been offered to me."

October 05, 2015
Donald (Syracuse, NY) at Life Storage, Syracuse, NY (#493)

"I forgot to ask, does Uncle Bob [Life Storage] have U-Haul service?"

September 16, 2015
Glenn (Syracuse, NY) at Life Storage, Syracuse, NY (#493)

"Not being able to keep my bank card on file was a surprise, after year of calling and not having to read my bankcard each time was off putting to me. I hope to have the same service under the new management."

September 16, 2015

Features & Info

  • Rent Now Available

    Save time and skip the counter! At this facility, you can complete your rental agreement, make payment, and get access right away. Just choose our "Rent Now" option.
  • Climate Controlled Storage

    Life Storage in Syracuse offers storage units with climate control to help protect your belongings from the effects of extreme temperature.
  • Moving Van or Truck Available

    This facility offers moving van or truck rental to help make your move easier. You'll get the vehicle rental at a discounted rate with any new storage rental.
  • Drive-up Accessible Storage

    This Life Storage has convenient drive-up storage units. Pull right up to the door, and load your storage unit right from your vehicle. So easy!
  • Extended Access Hours

    Even when our office is closed, you can access your space! All you need your personal access code at the keypads - no appointment needed.
  • Surveillance Cameras

    Surveillance cameras are positioned throughout the facility to create a safer environment by monitoring traffic in and out of the facility and deterring trespassers.
  • Fenced & Lighted

    Fencing around this facility is designed to limit access only to customers with assigned electronic access codes. Grounds, aisles and interior hallways are lighted for safety and convenience.
  • Vehicle/Boat Parking

    This facility offers month-to-month rental of parking for cars, trailers, and larger vehicles such as boats and RVs. Some spaces offer covering for protection from the elements.
  • Boxes & Packing Supplies

    Life Storage in Syracuse sells a full line of moving and storage supplies, such as boxes, packing tape, furniture covers, and more!

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Serving Syracuse and Syracuse University

Our self storage facility on Ainsley Drive is located north of the I-481, between Jamesville Ave and E Brighton Ave, near Syracuse University Physical Plant. Click here for directions.

At Life Storage Facility #493, we offer great property security systems and clean, affordable storage units to rent for the residents of Syracuse University, Westside, Onondaga Hill, Nedrow, and other neighborhoods in Syracuse, NY. Call us with questions, reserve online, or click here to compare other storage units in Syracuse.

Rental Requirements:

  • Insurance required
  • Storage insurance available (third party)
  • $25 admin fee
  • Payments due monthly, with a minimum of one month rental

Payment Options:

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  • American Express
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  • Auto-payment