Rochester is located on Lake Ontario. (Photo: Jupiterimages/liquidlibrary/Getty Images )
The greater Rochester area, in upstate New York, is home to more than 1 million residents. A seven-hour drive from New York City, Rochester is situated on the shores of Lake Ontario, with the city center situated roughly five miles from the lake. While the city center of Rochester does feature a variety of hotels, the closest hotels to the lake are located in the surrounding communities of Irondequoit and Webster.
Holiday Inn Express Hotel Irondequoit
The Holiday Inn Express Hotel Irondequoit (hiexpress.com) is located roughly three miles from the shores of Lake Ontario and four miles from downtown Rochester in Irondequoit, New York. It's also about three miles from the Seneca Park Zoo and the Rochester Museum and Science Center. The hotel features 64 guest rooms, which offer such amenities as microwaves, refrigerators and complimentary Wi-Fi. The hotel features a full business center, indoor pool, whirlpool and a fitness center, and a free hot buffet breakfast each morning.
Hampton Inn Rochester-Irondequoit
The Hampton Inn Rochester-Irondequoit (hamptoninn.com) offers 77 guest rooms about three miles from Lake Ontario. Guest rooms at the hotel feature flat-screen televisions, complimentary Wi-Fi, microwave, refrigerator, and a large work desk, while suites feature separate living and sleeping areas. Located four miles from downtown Rochester, the Hampton Inn offers guests a full business center with computer access, an indoor pool and fitness room, and free hot breakfast. It is situated less than one mile from the Medley Center Mall.
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Rochester-Webster
The Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Rochester-Webster (hiexpress.com), is located about three miles south of Lake Ontario and 12 miles east of downtown Rochester. The hotel's 104 guest rooms feature such amenities as flat-panel televisions, microwaves and refrigerators, while guests also receive free Wi-Fi and a complimentary hot buffet breakfast each morning. The hotel, which is located adjacent to North Ponds Park, features a full business center, indoor pool and whirlpool, fitness center and a complimentary shuttle, which offers drop off and pick up within a three-mile radius of the hotel.
Extended StayAmerica Rochester-Greece
The Extended StayAmerica Rochester-Greece (extendedstayamerica.com) is located in Rochester, roughly five miles from Lake Ontario. Extended StayAmerica hotels are designed for those looking to stay for more than a couple of nights, with guest rooms featuring a full kitchen, complete with refrigerator, microwave, stove-top and dishes and silverware. Guests also get a large workspace for business or personal laptop use, Wi-Fi, free local calling and personalized voice mail. The hotel is also located less than a mile from such dining options as Outback Steakhouse, Applebee's and Famous Dave's BBQ.