Rochester has been a business center for decades: Kodak, Xerox, Baush-Lomb, Medical Center. And these businesses have business travelers coming into the area often. The Hampton Inn is a favorite motel for them because of the attention to their needs and the low price of business class accomodations.
We and friends have stayed at the motel and found it adequate for non-business people too.
Business people get a "lunch bag" of breakfast items (coffee, toast, danish, muffin-and-egg) and non-business people get a continental breakfast of the same items plus fruit and cereal.
The fitness room, laundry, free internet, newspaper and lobby coffee are for all customers.
The rooms are comfortable with relatively new furniture and all the necessities (cable TV, iron, hairdryer). Refrigerators and microwaves are available in some rooms for additional fee.
We normally get a AAA standard room with two beds and non-smoking for $125. Business rates are about $90 (according to the desk chart).
The motel is beginning installation of a swimming pool (not sure if business peopl have time to use it but other people will sure enjoy it). That should be completed sometime in late 2007.
Relatives have stayed at this motel over the years.
This was a Holiday Inn back in the 1970s then a Comfort Inn then a Days Inn and now it has been completely renovated inside and out and is the Holiday Inn Express.
The rooms are large with all of the modern conveniences: internet service, free local calls, LCD flat screen TV with 72 channels. There are all the more mundane conveniences also: hair dryer, iron and board, heat lamp in the bath room.
The room has new linens and bedspread and drapes and the furniture had no scratches or dents. Everything in the room was spotless. Out in the hallway and part of the stairwell, it is still being renovated and has old paint and carpeting. I assume that is going to be upgraded soon to match the rest of the building.
The staff was great; friendly, helpful, efficient. If you put the room on your credit card then you don't even have to check out; just leave the keys in the night box at the desk.
For $125 you get one night in a two-bed no-smoking room and breakfast in the morning; free newspaper and coffee and brochures and maps of places to visit in the Rochester area.
Every year we had spent our wedding anniversary at this particular Marriott Hotel.
Every year we had a great evening without the kids and got waited on and room-serviced and didn't have to clean-up after ourselves.
The motel was a bit pricey, into the $100 per night range in the last year, but the amenities of an attached first class restaurant and night club made it worth it. (besides I had a great date with me each time.)
In late 2005, they began renovations on the hotel and by 2006 the renovations were so extensive that the place was closed to the public. We drove by there the other day (FEB2007) and it is now open.
(by the way, do not let the "AIRPORT" in the name bother you.... you cannot even see the airport from the hotel because it is 6 miles away. only once in a while does an airplane fly over the hotel area on its approach run to the airport)
Clean; self-contained with restaurant and nightclub; nearby to us
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