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“Self-development plus self-care!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Woodcliff Hotel and Spa

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Woodcliff Hotel and Spa
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Fairport
Certificate of Excellence
Syracuse, New York
1 review
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“Self-development plus self-care!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2014

I recently stayed at the Woodcliff Hotel and Spa for the first time. It was primarily for a business conference. The one night stay was a perfect combination of learning, laughing, amazing food, and a relaxing spa treatment!!

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Susan B
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Jeffrey D, Manager at Woodcliff Hotel and Spa, responded to this review, April 18, 2014
Dear Susan B,
Thank you for sharing your experience at Woodcliff Hotel and Spa on Tripadvisor. We greatly appreciate your 5 Star Review! I am glad to hear that you were able to enjoy our amenities especially Spa Elan and Horizons Restaurant. The Woodcliff is an ideal destination for a getaway and we hope to see you again in the future.
Sincerely,
Jeffrey DiTondo
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Victor, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 25, 2014

My sister and her husband stay here coming up from Florida to visit. We get a room also and it's great food, service and bands. Rooms are large and well maintained. Great view of the local scenery. This is a really nice place to go even to get out of the house for a bit to reconnect with what really matters!

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Dave S
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Jeffrey D, Manager at Woodcliff Hotel and Spa, responded to this review, April 14, 2014
Dear Dave S,
I greatly appreciate you taking the time to complete a Tripadvisor Review. The live entertainment in our Horizon's Restaurant always creates a wonderful environment and I am glad that you were able to enjoy it. We also are located on the highest peak in Monroe County which allows for sensational views from both our restaurant and guest rooms. Thank you again for your 5 Star Review and we look forward to your next stay with us.
Sincerely,
Jeffrey DiTondo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2014 via mobile

We live just a few miles away, but the Woodcliff is our official destination for special occasions- or if we just need a sanity break. The whole facility recently underwent extensive renovations, and anything that had felt slightly dated or shabby a few years ago has been replaced by clean, modern luxury. Every detail seems to have been considered with guests' comfort in mind. Staff members everywhere- front desk, facilities, dining, spa- are gracious, efficient and professional without exception (such has been our experience so far). I think the way management responds to guests that were less than perfectly satisfied (check some of the one- and two-star reviews and their follow-ups) speaks volumes for the Woodcliff's commitment to the overall experience they strive to offer.
Thanks for being part of Rochester...we'll be back soon!

  • Stayed November 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank MeasureTwice
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Jeffrey D, Manager at Woodcliff Hotel and Spa, responded to this review, March 20, 2014
Dear MeasureTwice,
I greatly appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback on TripAdvisor. The Woodcliff Hotel and Spa is a great destination for special occasions and I am so glad to hear that your special occasion was world class. We are happy to announce that as of March 1st the entire hotel renovation has been completed. Lastly, I have shared your great comments in regards to the staff with our team. Thank you again for your 5 Star Review and we look forward to your next Special Occasion with us.
Sincerely,
Jeffrey DiTondo
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Utica, New York
Level Contributor
42 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2014

Judging from their website, I was expecting this hotel to be a lot better than it was. As soon as we checked in, for our room with a King bed, the desk attendant informed us that there was a highs school hockey tournament in town and that the room would likely be on a noisy floor. He offered to “upgrade us” to the “Executive Floor,” which sounded like a nice offer so we took it. Unfortunately the “Executive” room did not have a bathtub, had Queen sized beds, and did not offer anything better than the room we booked. An upgrade to this level normally would include a complimentary breakfast. However, when I called the front desk I was informed that this was not truly an “upgrade” and therefore this was not included.
Overall this was a disappointing stay and I don’t see a reason to return. My impression is that the staff care about the guests that book the thousand dollar suites and not about the guests who only book the single rooms. On my next trip I will try the Hilton- less expensive and I am guessing better service.

Room Tip: Don't be fooled by the fake "upgrade" offer to a room worse than what you booked!
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank David A
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Jeffrey D, Manager at Woodcliff Hotel and Spa, responded to this review, March 20, 2014
Dear David A,
Thank you for sharing your feedback on TripAdvisor. The hotel takes all efforts to ensure that any group in the hotel does not interfere with our business or leisure guests. It appears that the staff member was taking action to ensure you were not disturbed by the group however the communication to you in regards to the upgrade was not clear. I apologize for this miscommunication and will ensure that the staff is aware of your comments. I hope in the future we have the opportunity to regain your loyalty.
Sincerely,
Jeffrey DiTondo
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Ithaca, New York
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20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2014

We stayed as a hockey group with another four teams over the weekend and had a wonderful time. The staff was alway accomodating from opening the door, check in, bag delivery to the restaurant to security folks. Its quite the hotel as a private brand in the middle of Fairport and is easy to get to with many restaurants and shops a short distance away. The rooms are nice and love the duvets and shower and updated coffee, tv and kitchenette. No tub which if fine with us and soundproofing is good and doors heavy. We did have a bad experience with noise from a room four doors down with a party that kept us up until 1:30 but security was dispatched and was taken care of. Overall this property is nice and spa was wonderful. Pool was small but has a jaccuzi.

Room Tip: Floors are in wings from the elevator, pick a room farther from elevator for best privacy
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank moppiesue
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Jeffrey D, Manager at Woodcliff Hotel and Spa, responded to this review, March 20, 2014
Dear moppiesue,
Thank you for sharing your experience on Tripadvisor.com. I am glad to hear that you found our staff extremely accomodating and efficient. In regards to your comments about our convenient location we are located just minutes from prime shopping centers and excellent restaurants, so it is great to hear you enjoyed the local area. I greatly appreciate your feedback and I look forward to your next visit.
Sincerely,
Jeffrey DiTondo
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Rochester, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 9, 2014

This was our second time staying in this hotel. There were some issues during our first stay. However, staff went out of their way to make sure our second stay was excellent. The rooms are clean and the iHome clock radios and Keurig coffee makers are great perks. Staff was very friendly and accommodating. The spa is fantastic. Their breakfast food is incredible. This is a great place for a relaxing close to home getaway! We will definitely be back again!

Room Tip: Ask for a room with a view. Their suites are amazing!
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Anne H
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Jeffrey D, Manager at Woodcliff Hotel and Spa, responded to this review, March 20, 2014
Dear Anne H,
Thank you for sharing your experience on Tripadvisor.com. I am glad to hear that you had an "Excellent Getaway" and it is especially great to hear that our staff went out of their way to ensure you had a memorable and enjoyable experience. Spa Elan is one of the Premier Spa's in Rochester, NY and I will ensure that the staff is praised for their "fantastic" service. Thank you again for your feedback and we look forward to future visits.
Sincerely,
Jeffrey DiTondo
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Rochester, New York
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 9, 2014

The staff at the Woodcliff is what really makes this hotel such an excellent place to stay. They work very hard to make sure all your needs are taken care of, taking any extra step for your comforts. I'd like to personally single out Chanel Snead at the front desk, who managed our booking and made sure to right any hiccups that may have happened. She is a model of what customer service should be. Also, Steve, part of the Horizon's Lounge staff, took great care of us, making sure we had everything needed in a timely manner, even on a busy Saturday night.

Room Tip: Executive Rooms have a marvelous view, worth the extra money.
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank snwblnd69
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Jeffrey D, Manager at Woodcliff Hotel and Spa, responded to this review, March 20, 2014
Dear snwblnd69,
Thank you for sharing your experience on Tripadvisor.com. The Woodcliff Hotel and Spa prides itself on the sincerity and helpfulness of our staff and this obviously transpired throughout your visit. I will ensure you great comments are shared with our staff members, especially Chanel Snead, who you graciously recognized as an outstanding associate. Thank you again for your feedback and we look forward to future visits.
Sincerely,
Jeffrey DiTondo
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Property: Woodcliff Hotel and Spa
Address: 199 Woodcliff Dr, Fairport, NY 14450-4204
Location: United States > New York > Finger Lakes > Fairport
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Fairport
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Woodcliff Hotel and Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 236
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Experience Woodcliff Hotel and Spa, a premier Rochester Hotel, conference center and spa located close to the scenic Finger Lakes region of upstate New York. We welcome you with the comfort, amenities and warm, personal service that you expect from a first class hotel and spa. Located atop wooded hills in Fairport, just off I-90, Woodcliff Hotel and Spa is only 20 minutes from downtown Rochester, and offers spectacular views of the Rochester Skyline, Rochester Bristol Hills and Finger Lakes region. ... more   less 
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