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Where to stay in Rochester?
Best cheap hotels in Rochester
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Convenience of staying in hotels downtown
If you want to stay in the heart of Rochester and be within walking distance of many attractions, such as Saint Josephs High School, select a hotel like Rochester Riverside Hotel. Food-lovers looking for hotels and restaurants in Rochester will find Holiday Inn Rochester Downtown that features Sapori, a 10-minute walk from the city center. Some of the best hotels in Rochester are in Downtown Rochester district, including Hilton Garden Inn Rochester Downtown, which features an outdoor swimming pool, an indoor swimming pool and a Jacuzzi.
Luxury and boutique accommodation in Rochester
Choose Homewood Suites Rochester Henrietta near Unity, a popular boutique hotel that has an outdoor swimming pool, a picnic area and a Jacuzzi.
Explore and find your best apartments, B&Bs and others
We have great B&B accommodation options, such as 7 On Strath with a room rate from 185US$. If you're in Rochester on business, you might need a business hotel like Courtyard Rochester East / Penfield with a tennis court, an indoor swimming pool and a Jacuzzi. If you are looking for a comfy resort hotel in Rochester, consider Inn On Broadway, which is also within 5 minutes' walking distance of Strong.
City Guide: Discover the best of Rochester
Rochester is the birthplace of modern photography.
The photography craze started in Rochester when George Eastman introduced film to public use. His Eastman Kodak company invented roll film helping bring photography to the mainstream. Roll film was also the basis for the invention of motion picture film. It was an instant hit. Shortly after the "father of popular photography," Eastman had presented his first films to Rochester’s public it had attracted more than $100 million to the city’s budget.
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This money was spent on the cultural scene in the city like education, the arts and renovation of architecture. Anyway, investments reshaped Rochester toward an industrial boomtown with ranking of the flour-milling epicenter of America. Its location at the southern tip of Lake Ontario influenced the large-scale shipping of grain to New York in Rochester’s early years, but today Rochester is world away from this business.
The city serves as the place of big corporations like Eastman Kodak, Xerox, and Bausch & Lomb all headquartered within Rochester. Its industrial face doesn’t prevent the city from tourist favor for its livable, family-friendly spirit and attractive small town feel. In addition, local museums and galleries make Rochester a very historic city.
Originally, the area of modern Rochester was of poor interest till Oliver Phelps became the first to put its potential to use. He took efforts to construct several mills in the land with numerous falls and Genesee River nearby. Over the next few years the city grew rapidly on this business that lured immigrants for job opportunities to the city. In 1817 the area was incorporated as Rochesterville. The final step to prosperous city was complete with the construction of the Erie Canal in 1825.
Since then the city has become a regular stop-off for new comers who brought a more multicultural flavor, but also new business to the city. Still thriving on milling, the city also concentrated on the clothing and shoe industries. Among immigrants to Rochester were a high percentage of African Americans with Frederick Douglass, the famous publisher pioneering the literary field in the city. He published the North Star newspaper in Rochester gradually becoming an almost native citizen for more than 25 years of life there.
In 1890 Rochester became the focus of public interest for the increased activities of women in the society. Soon the city became the stronghold of the struggle for the women rights and won this battle. Today the best reminder of the city’s past is its attractions.
- Genesee Valley Park, a beautiful place at the confluence of the Genesee River and the Erie Canal
- George Eastman House, a mansion built by the founder of Eastman Kodak
- Seneca Park Zoo, nestled inside the Olmsted-designed Seneca Park
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