I spent 3 nights, Monday through Thursday, at this location. During the week, they offer not only the free breakfast bar that is a staple at most Country Inn & Suites, but also a free dinner buffet. So for $95 a night, I get 2 meals paid for? I would put up with a lot of discomfort for a deal like that! Fortunately, the stay at this hotel was wonderful as well!
There is zero signage for the hotel entrance along the road, and the cutouts to pull in are curved, so drive slow when you are in the area you think the hotel should be. The name is up on the outside of the building, so if you don't have someone to spot for you, you might miss it. At night it is almost impossible to see where to pull in to the parking lot.
Upon arrival, our standard 2 queen room received a free upgrade to a queen suite, as the hotel was having its carpets cleaned. On Tuesday night signs started appearing, both in our room and in the elevator, letting us know that the fourth floor would be cleaned the following morning. They did a great job informing us of what to expect. The only issue is that the signs were full of typos and words were spelled incorrectly. Very unprofessional. (Thank you for your patients, instead of thank you for your patience, for example.) We did mention it to the front desk person at one point, but they just shrugged.
The free dinner buffet was available at the Holiday Inn down the street - not a long drive at all. Apparently the hotels have the same owner. Anyway, we had to pick up a card at the front desk to give to the waiter at the Holiday Inn in order to receive the free food. It came with two free drink orders as well, which was nice. Unfortunately, the wine available tasted terrible - I've had better box wine! The buffet itself was well appointed and everything we tasted was good. One time we had a choice between seasoned shredded beef or chicken alfredo, and another night was breaded Haddock or lasagna. There was soup, salad and bread, as well as dessert, available. The second night we had a friend join us, but the hotel was going to charge them $15 for the buffet, so they ordered something off the menu. Overall, we were happy with what was offered and would take advantage of this deal if we were to stay here again.
The only complaint I have about the free breakfast was Fox News playing at full volume in the eating area. Not a fan.
The room size was as expected and everything was in good working order. The bathroom light switch was located outside of the bathroom, so other guests in the room are able to flip it off and on, which I guess isn't a problem if you don't mind disco dancing during your shower! That was odd, but not a deterrent to staying at this location.
We would definitely stay here again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Here at the Country Inn & Suites, Rochester Brighton, we try to make you feel right at home. From our Country decor, to our great customer service, and more! We are conveniently located across from Monroe Community College and The Sports Centre at MCC. This property has 89 Non-Smoking rooms featuring a complimentary breakfast buffet. The hotel is situated within walking distance of several popular restaurants. TGI Fridays is right in our parking lot. If your goal is relaxation, there is an indoor swimming pool, whirlpool, and fitness center located on the grounds. If business is your game, we offer free high speed wireless internet. Guests will find their commute to Rochester International Airport quick and easy with the free shuttle service. Club Carlson Rewards earns 20 points per dollar spent on qualifying stays. Our client are sure to rack up major points to redeem for hotel stays, airfare, car rentals, merchandise, gift cards and more. Whether you are here on business or pleasure we have a lot of amenities to suit your needs, including a hot complimentary breakfast, indoor pool & whirlpool, fitness center, free wired & wireless internet, refrigerators & microwaves in all rooms, and more! We are close to a lot of Rochester's attractions. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Country Inn & Suites Rochester Brighton Hotel Rochester
- Country Inn And Suites Rochester Brighton
- Wellesley Rochester