Motels in Rochester

by Mark Heidelberger Google

The city of Rochester, New York, is populated with a combination of local, family-owned motels and those that are links in big brand-name chains. While amenities and services may differ from motel to motel, one thing they all share is a focus on providing comfortable accommodations to travelers who are operating on a budget. In addition, the properties generally offer convenient access to area attractions, restaurants and major roads.

Towpath Motel

The Towpath Motel is located off Route 31 and is only five minutes from the Erie Canal Locks as well as local shops and restaurants in downtown Rochester. Guests can make use of amenities like ample outdoor car and truck parking, free high-speed wireless Internet access, and a complimentary continental breakfast. Friendly staff help out-of-towners find local spots like colleges and golf courses. Cozy guest rooms feature remote-controlled cable TVs with HBO, irons, fridges and microwaves. Room rate discounts are available to AAA members, AARP cardholders, and government or military travelers, while all kids age 16 and under stay free with a paying adult.

Holiday Inn Express Irondequoit

The Holiday Inn Express Irondequoit offers customers brand name reliability and is in close proximity to the Seabreeze Amusement Park and Rochester Museum & Science Center. On-site amenities include a fitness center, Jacuzzi and indoor swimming pool as well as same-day dry cleaning and safety deposit boxes at the front desk. Corporate travelers also have access to a business center with computer and printer, copier, fax and wireless data connection. The hotel breakfast bar offers eggs, bacon, fresh fruit and 100-percent Arabica bean coffee, while lunch and dinner spots like Pasta Villa and Shamrock Jack's are just around the corner. Standard guest rooms are outfitted with triple-sheeted beds, satellite TV, a work desk and direct-dial phones with voice mail capability.

East Avenue Inn

The independently-owned East Value Inn prides itself on clean budget lodging and is convenient to points of interest such as the University of Rochester, Auditorium Theatre and Rochester Riverside Convention Center. Vending machines and an ATM can be found on the premises, while free self parking and Wi-Fi connections are standard for all guests. Executive travelers also have access to private meeting rooms. Dining options include a seasonal on-site Italian restaurant and more than half a dozen different eateries within walking distance. All rooms are non-smoking, with choice of one king or two full-size beds, and basic amenities like a desk, cable TV and climate controls. Students and seniors should inquire about specially discounted room rates.

Motel 6 Rochester Airport

The Motel 6 Rochester Airport, situated off the side of Interstate 390, provides quick and easy access to the Greater Rochester International Airport and is less than three miles from attractions like the Geva Theater and Blue Cross Arena. Property amenities include a coin laundry, unlimited morning coffee and easy access to public transportation. The beach is just a 10-mile drive, and a number of inexpensive restaurants, from Burger King to Applebee's, are right down the street. Guest rooms are simple, offering soft bedding and free local calls. Handicapped accessible rooms are available upon request. Guests must be 18 years or older to check in, but all children stay free with an adult. Additionally, this property welcomes service animals and well-behaved pets.

About the Author

Mark Heidelberger has been writing for more than 22 years, from articles and short stories to novels and screenplays. He is a consummate foodie, loves to travel and has run several businesses, all of which influence his work. He also holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from UCLA.