My colleagues seem to prefer newer buildings connected to the Rochester skyway/subway system. I try to be more frugal and got this Days Inn through Hotwire the first time. This time, with a 5-day stay, the hotel chain's website gave a slightly better price than Hotwire.
Sharon at the front desk accommodated my early arrival by offering a different room with a higher rack rate but at no extra charge. A few minutes after check-in, she rang to ask if the room met my expectations. Indeed it did. Let me add that I never seek or expect upgrades, and regard early check-in not as an entitlement, but as a nice perk at the discretion of management.
The toilet, wash basin, and vanity counter were on one side of the room behind the usual kind of door. A whirlpool bath big enough for two was on the other side behind a pair of folding panel doors. This separation of toilet and bath fits traditional Japanese sensibilities, and a romantic couple might appreciate the arrangement. I was here alone and just showered in the bath instead of soaking.
Step into any room, and you will know this is a renovated hotel. Step into the stairwell, and you will know that this is an old building. Solid, but old. Some people will be put off by this; I found it charming. For comparison, the original Kahler Hotel in Rochester is of similar vintage but more elegant. The newer Kahler and other modern hotels connected by skyway/subway might appeal to more people. So be it. After Mayo Clinic and IBM, the third largest industry in Rochester is the hotel-restaurant-entertainment business. People can choose. I chose Days Inn, and would do it again. Sharon was as cheerful checking me out as checking me in, and kindly allowed me to keep my car in the free parking lot for several hours after I checked out.
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