On the shores of sparkling Lake Ontario, Rochester is a family friendly riverside city known for being the birthplace of modern photography. There’s more to do here than the city’s modest size suggests, for example Rochester is the home to the world’s only museum to ‘play’, there’s an excellent cultural calendar, plenty of sports and even more music and there are three waterfalls right in the middle of town. Choosing the best places to stay in Rochester will depend on why you’re here - you’ll find everything from historic boutique charmers to modern, family friendly apartment hotels to more luxurious options. But our Guru’s recommendation for the best places to stay in Rochester is worthy of inclusion on a list of the best places to stay in New York State.
This historic inn features 23 individually designed boutique rooms. Lavish four-poster beds, fireplaces, and jacuzzis. Superb Tournedos Steakhouse is a quintessential New-York city style restaurant. The Lounge, featuring big, comfortable chairs, and a slick bar, boasts a sophisticated ambiance.