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Lovely Lakeside Lodge - dog Friendly, Peaceful, Private, Playful Space
5/5Exceptional! (2 reviews)
Relaxing location

"Enjoyed my stay in Canandaigua. It was a great location to base out of to enjoy the lake but also explore Letchworth State Park, Watkins Glen State Park and the wine region of the Finger Lakes. Nancy was an attentive host, on property early mornings sweeping/prepping the outdoor area to ensure a ..."…"

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2020

Lovely Lakeside Lodge - dog Friendly, Peaceful, Private, Playful Space
Hotel on Monroe by Magnuson Worldwide
2.5 out of 5
2323 Monroe Avenue, Rochester, NY
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The price is $99 per night
4.9/5Exceptional! (7 reviews)

"Great place to stay! The staff was extremely friendly and helpful both upon arrival and at checkout. Very clean, newly renovated rooms. Exactly what we needed for a weekend away from home. Later checkout time was perfect. Goodie bag with snacks upon departure made for a nice touch. Yummy breakfast ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2020

Hotel on Monroe by Magnuson Worldwide
Bed and Breakfast at Oliver Phelps
4 out of 5
252 North Main Street, Canandaigua, NY
The price is $207 per night
4.8/5Exceptional! (37 reviews)
Fantastic!

"Our stay was perfect, could not have asked for a better host. The placement of the B+B is walking distance to many shops + restaurants, some places we wanted to go were easier to drive or get a Uber. The overall condition of the B+B was fantastic! Very clean + spacious and definitely holds an antique ..."…"

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2019

Bed and Breakfast at Oliver Phelps
Dartmouth House
4 out of 5
215 Dartmouth Street, Rochester, NY
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The price is $139 per night
4.7/5Exceptional! (119 reviews)

"Very friendly staff. Great location. Excellent breakfast."…"

Reviewed on Jan 7, 2020

Dartmouth House
The Del Monte Lodge Renaissance Rochester Hotel & Spa
4 out of 5
41 N Main St, Pittsford, NY
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The price is $195 per night
4.6/5Wonderful! (163 reviews)

"Great customer service. Libby was under construction but employees made it a non issue. Will stay there again."…"

Reviewed on Feb 14, 2020

The Del Monte Lodge Renaissance Rochester Hotel & Spa
Inn on Broadway
3.5 out of 5
26 Broadway, Rochester, NY
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The price is $182 per night
4.5/5Wonderful! (285 reviews)

"They treated me like royalty. The service was above and beyond, the food was DIVINE, and my room was gorgeous!!! Couldn’t have been happier!"…"

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2020

Inn on Broadway
Hampton Inn & Suites Rochester-Victor/Fairport
2.5 out of 5
7637 New York State Route 96, Victor, NY
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The price is $129 per night
4.5/5Wonderful! (504 reviews)

"Super nice room seperate living bedroom and kitchen too!! Much more than we expected!! Thank you!!"…"

Reviewed on Mar 23, 2020

Hampton Inn & Suites Rochester-Victor/Fairport
Staybridge Suites Rochester University
3 out of 5
1000 Genesee St, Rochester, NY
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The price is $112 per night
4.5/5Wonderful! (839 reviews)

"Very nice patio with a river view. Great overall location."…"

Reviewed on Jul 4, 2020

Staybridge Suites Rochester University
Comfort Inn & Suites Farmington - Victor
2 out of 5
6026 Route 96, Farmington, NY
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The price is $76 per night
4.4/5Wonderful! (444 reviews)
Great experience

"Very well maintained which is great since under remodeling"…"

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2020

Comfort Inn & Suites Farmington - Victor
Best Western Palmyra Inn & Suites
2.5 out of 5
955 Canadaigua Rd., Palmyra, NY
The price is $83 per night
4.4/5Excellent! (332 reviews)

"I had to pick up my son from the West and get him home during the COVID-19 scare. The night person was caring and followed CDC guidelines. I re-cleaned all surfaces with Clorox wipes (did this in all hotels) and didn't see a lot of dust coming up. Bed comfortable."…"

Reviewed on Apr 3, 2020

Best Western Palmyra Inn & Suites
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Rochester-Pittsford/Brighton, NY
3 out of 5
2835 Monroe Avenue, Rochester, NY
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The price is $101 per night
4.4/5Excellent! (947 reviews)

"The staff are pleasant and helpful and the location is great if you like access to the canal, Wegmans (great food selection), Mendon Ponds (trees/hikes) and also to downtown via Clover-East Ave. The rooms are clean and it's nice to have a smaller hotel at this time."…"

Reviewed on Jul 10, 2020

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Rochester-Pittsford/Brighton, NY
The Strathallan Rochester Hotel & Spa- A DoubleTree by Hilton
4 out of 5
550 East Ave, Rochester, NY
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The price is $169 per night
4.2/5Excellent! (423 reviews)

"Our family like it! Very clean and comfortable. The location is excellent."…"

Reviewed on Jul 3, 2020

The Strathallan Rochester Hotel & Spa- A DoubleTree by Hilton
Hilton Garden Inn Rochester Downtown
3 out of 5
155 E Main St, Rochester, NY
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The price is $118 per night
4.2/5Excellent! (310 reviews)

"Staff was friendly, check-in & out was quick and room was clean"…"

Reviewed on Mar 16, 2020

Hilton Garden Inn Rochester Downtown
Hilton Garden Inn Rochester Pittsford
3 out of 5
800 Pittsford Victor Rd, Pittsford, NY
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The price is $129 per night
4.2/5Very Good! (610 reviews)

"The surrounding area is beautiful. The Manhattan suite was fantastic. Super clean and plenty of space."…"

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2020

Hilton Garden Inn Rochester Pittsford
Hyatt Regency Rochester
3.5 out of 5
125 East Main Street, Rochester, NY
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The price is $127 per night
4.1/5Very Good! (330 reviews)

"The staff were very polite and efficient. My experience with the Expedia rep during check in was a bit frustrating. I had to wait nearly 2 hours to check in due to technical difficulties on their part. I didn’t feel that the rep had any empathy for me having to wait. To make matters worst, I’m 8 ..."…"

Reviewed on Jul 11, 2020

Hyatt Regency Rochester
7 On Strath
3.5 out of 5
7 Strathallan Park, Rochester, NY
The price is $139 per night
4.1/5Very Good! (18 reviews)
Great stay

"The room was beautiful! It was a great little get away."…"

Reviewed on Jan 2, 2020

7 On Strath
Holiday Inn Rochester Downtown
3.5 out of 5
70 State St, Rochester, NY
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3.9/5Good! (362 reviews)

"Lovely staff! Decent food at the restaurant."…"

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2020

Holiday Inn Rochester Downtown
Rochester Riverside Hotel
3.5 out of 5
120 East Main Street, Rochester, NY
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3.2/5 (668 reviews)

"Nice hotel and very good especially for the location, with 15 minuta walking you can see the amazing high falls in Rochester"…"

Reviewed on Nov 24, 2019

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About Rochester Historic Hotels

When you take a Rochester getaway, it is easy to choose a chain you are familiar with, or a modern hotel. You may be used to your room having all the familiar amenities. However, staying in an in a more distinctive location can enhance your getaway. A stay in a Rochester historic hotel still gives you a well-appointed room that is also bursting with character. Additionally, it allows you to surround yourself in Rochester's past.

Grab Your Place in History

When you walk through your Rochester hotel's reception, you'll be whisked to a previous era. With their Victorian-style Rochester hotels and areas infused with a rich history, you'll love how these historic hotels stand apart from their contemporary counterparts. Although these accommodations are vintage, they have most of the up-to-date amenities that help you take it easy during your vacation. You will find rooms furnished with a comfortable bed, and about anything you'll want for a wonderful stay.

Once you've explored the hotel property, you can continue to take in this culturally-rich area by touring the art museums and famous landmarks. You can start your journey by sightseeing significant places like Susan B. Anthony House and George Eastman House. Both can be a good way to not only found outmore about Susan B. Anthony House, but also see what other worthwhile things to do this place offers. Make sure to read through our review section. You may find tips on more things to do or a fine place to eat. Moreover, the hotel's front desk may be able to point you to some local favorites or the best-kept secrets in Rochester

Your Rochester Accommodation Is Waiting

Rochester has 189 vintage hotels that exude the feel and look of another era. Some of these hotels are where famous poets may have stayed. You are sure to book a hotel that has all the in-room amenities as well as the qualities you wish for. Take advantage of the great Rochester deals here at Expedia, and make your visit unforgettable with a stay in one of these unique accommodations.

Frequently asked questions

What should a history buff expect from a stay in Rochester?
The historical sites in Rochester are likely at the top of your sightseeing list. And while you’re here, you can check out the entertainment choices and great live music. You can also discover the area’s fascinating museums.
What's the best place to stay in Rochester to learn about local history?
Based on our travel expertise, The Strathallan Rochester Hotel & Spa- A DoubleTree by Hilton is a top 4-star hotel for history buffs booking on Expedia, and it features a full-service spa and 2 restaurants. Asbury First United Methodist Church is a short 13-minute walk away. A couple of other options close to historic sites include Hampton Inn & Suites Rochester-Victor/Fairport and The Del Monte Lodge Renaissance Rochester Hotel & Spa.
How many historical hotels are located in Rochester?
In Rochester, you’ll find 189 hotels and other lodging options bookable on Expedia, including 61 historic hotels or hotels close to historic sites.
What are the must-see historical sites and other places in Rochester?
Rochester is notable for landmarks like Main Street Armory, George Eastman House, and Susan B. Anthony House. Known for its live music and theaters, cultural venues include Eastman School of Music, Rochester Auditorium Theater, and Rochester Museum and Science Center. Other popular sights include Blue Cross Arena and Strong.
What is a historic hotel like in Rochester?
When you book a historic hotel, you’ll sleep in a building that has an officially recognized national historic designation. A palace, castle, stately home or even a lodge, pub, or skyscraper can be considered a historic hotel as long as it’s a place of special interest. Traditional architecture and period features can be admired within the guestrooms or public spaces of such hotels in Rochester, bringing the history to life.
What is the difference between a historic hotel and a heritage hotel?
“Heritage hotel” is more common in Asia and Europe, while “historic hotel” is more common in the U.S. but overall the terms are quite similar. The architecture and actual building of historic hotels tend to be the most important aspect. For a heritage hotel, it’s mainly the cultural value and how it shaped the community.
Do historic hotels in Rochester have modern facilities?
Hotels include modern conveniences and safety features you might expect, though efforts have been made to preserve treasured traditions and historic facades. Private rooms with updated bathroom facilities, heating and air conditioning, free and fast Internet, and the usual amenities found in any hotel will be available in a historic hotel. When you choose a historic hotel in Rochester, don’t worry that you’ll be staying at a place that’s uncomfortable for guests or simply rundown.

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