by Amanda Geronikos
The Hilton Garden Inn Rochester Downtown is located in downtown Rochester, New York, just 7 miles from Rochester Airport; free shuttle services to and from the small airport are provided to all guests. The hotel is connected to the Riverside Convention Center via an enclosed walkway, and is within walking distance of the Blue Cross Arena.
Opened in 2015, the family-friendly hotel features an indoor swimming pool, complimentary Wi-Fi, and Distinctive Drifters, a restaurant and bar that’s open for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Highchairs are available. The hotel also has a fitness center and a beautiful, enclosed arboretum.
Guestrooms are especially ideal for families, with junior and two-bedroom suites available to accommodate large groups. All suites include mini-fridges, microwaves and coffeemakers for prepping small snacks.
Check-in is at 3 p.m., with check-out at noon daily. Free, self-parking and valet parking are available.
Our Editor Loves
- Indoor pool
- Onsite restaurant
- Two-bedroom suites
- Family Room 5+
- Free Wi-Fi
- Onsite Dining
Finding the entrance is half the battle, but once I found it the rest was smooth sailing. Nice helpful staff. Clean modern rooms. I did not partake in the breakfast bar, but I think it was $12.00 for an adult. Parking is FREE, the parking deck is owned by another company, but the Hilton will validate your parking, which is really awesome. The location is nice, right across the street from the convention center, which is where I was working. All in all a good place. The restaurant is also pretty good, but that will be another review.
I enjoyed my 5 days at the Hilton Garden Inn Rochester. The staff especially the shuttle driver was really friendly and helpful (free airport shuttle). The front desk staff and breakfast staff were very friendly as well. My room was alright, it worked fine for just me. Coffee, microwave, and fridge in room. I ran into an issue my second to last night with smoke smell coming into my vents in my room so I had to switch rooms which was not enjoyable. The gym was spacious with plenty of space to workout. I didn’t use the pool because usually was full of kids.