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“Average mid level hotel freebie breakfast, friendly staff, but rooms are worn, and some residual smoke smells.”

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Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Rochester Airport - University Area
Ranked #13 of 29 Hotels in Rochester
Reviewed October 17, 2012 via mobile

I have been in town visiting a sick relative and have been hopping between hotels during my visit using Hotwire, and thi place came up. It was a reasonable value, and te decor fit the name, very country. Staff was quite friendly, the clientele all seemed to be families from smaller towns around downstate New York, not many business travelers here the day I stayed. I was struck by a cigarette smell about the lobby, it struck me more when I saw the sign that said it was a smoke free environment. It became apparent that the smell was coming off some of the guests there, who apparently chain smoked in a closet until they smelled like an ashtray. When I got to the room I was a bit disappointed, there was a musty smell there, definitely a trace cigarette odor, although given my experience in the lobby, it might have just been residuals from a past guests clothes. The sheets were quite old though, and the bedcovers a bit old and faded. The bed was a bit saggy, but not enough to complain. The bathroom door was broken and wouldn't close but the bathroom itself was nice and clean, with good hot water. The sink was placed outside the bathroom, and there was a bit of water stain on the carpet below.

Overall, probably wouldn't go back unless they updated the place a bit, especially given the base list price compared with some others around the area, but a decent hotel with friendly staff.

  • Stayed: October 2012
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Reviewed October 8, 2012

This is our second stay at this hotel. We stayed here Oct 6-8, 2012 on the 4th floor standard double Queen. Although there is only one elevator (very dated) we never waited long for it. The room was clean but the lobby entrance floor was sticky when we checked in (at around 3pm). This was not cleaned until the next morning. Kids loved the cookies and hot chocolate. They used to also have assorted cheese but I guess budget cuts? The breakfast was very good with lots of varieties. The lady did a great job keeping the area and tables clean.

Shower water pressure was very good but there was no ventilation in the bathroom! There was also a full size mirror (for the ladies). The temperature fan control was a bit loud so we turned it off at night.

Overall, I would stay here again if price was good!

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 1, 2012

Friendly, helpful lodging. Clean rooms and good breakfast.
Very quiet and comfortable.....very low key.
Easy access to turnpike and businesses.
Short trip to airport.
Good location with many restaurants nearby.
Even gave me a free upgrade.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed September 18, 2012

This hotel is clean and the rooms are great, their hot breakfast is well stacked and is a cozy place overall. Gordon, Jessica and Tiffany are always there to make things comfortable for you. We have been going there a few times now.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 16, 2012

This hotel is excellent value for money. From the fast check-in (Gordon was very friendly and helpful getting us acquainted with the property and its amenities) to the warm cookies and hot tea and coffee, to the free DVD rentals and library, to the complimentary hot breakfast (with lots of selection), this hotel was exactly what we were looking for in a home-away-from-home. While the property is "tired" looking in some areas, we weren't there to stare at the walls of our hotel room. We wanted a safe, clean, and friendly place to stay - that's what we received - all at an excellent price.

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  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 14, 2012

Usually, you have to settle for 2 out of 3. Here it was great. Close to the highway and plenty of shopping. I am sure picky people could find fault with anything. but it was great. We stayed in a queen suite and the staff was so knowledgeable about the area. Free breakfast onsite and free dinner at their sister hotel about a mile away.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 28, 2012

We stayed here for two nights. At check-in, we waited briefly while the person at the front desk was assisting another customer. Although the wait was very short, we received a gift bag with treats and water for our patience. The room was clean and nicely appointed. There were always free fresh cookies and coffee in the lobby. Breakfast exceeded our expectations. It was more than your typical continental breakfast of packaged danishes, cereal, and toast. The hotel was conveniently located near a few restaurants and a rite-aid. There was easy access to both I-390 and I-590. The free in-room wifi worked well. Overall, this is a reasonably priced hotel with many free amenities that add to its value.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Rochester Airport - University Area

Address: 797 E Henrietta Rd, Rochester, NY 14623-1405
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Location: United States > New York > Finger Lakes > Rochester
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#6 Business Hotel in Rochester
#8 Family Hotel in Rochester
Price Range: $93 - $145 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Rochester Airport - University Area 3*
Number of rooms: 89
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, w 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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