Hotels in Rochester

Famous for photography and flowers, Rochester is one of Upstate New York’s cultural centres. From its gorgeous location on the banks of Lake Ontario, the city of Rochester combines all the excitement of city break with the relaxing charm of a rural holiday. Boasting excellent museums, award winning theatrical events, and a packed calendar of festivals, there’s always an excuse to get out of your hotel room and discover the best that Rochester has to offer.

Accommodation is sprinkled throughout the city, with places to suit all styles and budgets. There are family run B&Bs, luxurious five star hotels, self catering apartments, and everything in between.  Many of the larger hotel chains have set up shop in the Downtown neighbourhood, well within striking distance of the museums, theatres and other cultural attractions. There are also some great options on the East End of town, within Rochester’s quirky and artistic neighbourhoods.

The high season in Rochester is from May until October. Most of the city’s festivals take place during these six months, including the famous Lilac Festival, the Park Ave Festival, and the International Jazz Festival. Hotel prices can jump while these events are going on, so if you’re not planning on visiting them it might be worth tweaking your travel dates to get a better room price. Many of the suburbs also hold their own smaller events, so it’s definitely worth checking the calendar to find out what’s on during your visit. 

Hotels in Rochester make the perfect base for getting out and exploring the Finger Lakes region, an area of Western New York renowned for its scenery, wine, and gastronomy. It’s a great place to visit on a day trip from Rochester, with quaint villages and breathtaking waterfalls. Activities vary throughout the year: in the winter there’s skiing, in autumn the foliage becomes a rainbow of vibrant colours, and during the summer the lake-sides teem with sunbathers. 

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