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Towpath Motel

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2323 Monroe Avenue, Rochester, NY 14618
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Ranked #29 of 32 Hotels in Rochester
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

I recently stayed and the room was dirty. When I told the owner about it, he seemed confused and acted like I was crazy. There was no HBO as promised. Just a black screen with noise. To go further into the room, it was freezing. I tried to turn up the heat and it did nothing. The thermostat was broken.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

The rooms are clean, with excellent beds and bedding. The bathroom is also adequate, though the fixtures are certainly not new. There are coffee machines, microwave and a fridge in the room as well as a flat screen TV. The heater is noisy and tends to heat the back part of the room, with the sleeping area several degrees cooler--that... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

My boyfriend and I stopped here for a night on the way from Niagara Falls to NYC. The owner was friendly and welcoming and although the car park was obviously empty we went for it anyway. The room was good, tv, fridge, microwave and drinks maker (no hot chocolate sadly!) The bathroom was clean, the shower had hot water and... More 

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New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

We stayed here 3 nights while my daughter visited UR 10 minutes away. Very affordable, clean, safe & comfortable. My reservation was mixed up. Was given a 2nd floor king room but it didn't have enough blankets, pillows,towels or toilet paper. (Good thing I brought my own)Office was usually locked & unstaffed during posted office hours. "Continental breakfast" was only... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

The Towpath is a nice, small, affordable option in a great location for visiting Rochester-- straight shot down Monroe into town. My boyfriend and I came up for the first time to look for apartments. As far as the condition of the room, it was relatively nice for a motel. Considering I've seen quite a variety of "old motels," the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

This is a small, older motel. The rooms were clean & comfortable with pine tables & entertainment center/dresser. The bathtub, toilet & tile were new-not sure about the sink. Water pressure was good. There was a hair drier, iron & tabletop ironing board, microwave & minifridge, flatscreen TV. We were on the second floor & it was quiet, not much... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

Rooms currently are fairly old and bathrooms are very old looking. We stayed there for graduation weekend (RIT and UR and also Lilac festival) so there was literally nothing else of a reasonable price. Honestly for the price the stay was just fine- clean, not too far from the city. They seemed to be in the midst of renovating, so... More 

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Finger Lakes Wine Country, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

I visited this motel this past weekend for a quick over night so we could go to dinner and have wine and not drive back home to the Finger Lakes. Big mistake choosing this place. From the moment we entered we were skeptical. First, the front desk guy, an employee, not the owner examined my identification like he thought I... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

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towpathmotel, Owner at Towpath Motel, responded to this review

Please call me as this person has also left a negative review of another Rochester hotel and what they are saying is very insulting and should not be allowed. Have you verified this as this entire review makes no sense Silas Patel President Towpath Motel 585-313-8087 More 

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7 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

We often stay at this hotel because it's locally owned and run, because it's close to many of the places we want to visit while in Rochester, and because it's always very clean and comfortable. Oh, and the prices are excellent. We stayed one night this past weekend and were pleased to be put in a newly renovated room. For... More 

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