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“Good price, clean, and quiet”
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Towpath Motel
Ranked #26 of 29 Hotels in Rochester
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Reviewed 28 August 2012

My girlfriend and I were just staying for one night as she had a flight out of the Rochester airport at 5:30am in the morning. The Motel was conveniently close to the airport. Our room was clean and smelled okay when we arrived. The staff was friendly and helpful. I noticed that they offered free HBO and when I turned on the TV, HBO did not come in. I went to the front desk and asked the manager which channel was HBO? He told me it was channel 15. When I returned to my room and turned the TV to channel to 15, HBO still did not come in. But just a couple minutes later the manager called our room to tell me that HBO was on. I turned to channel 15 and sure enough HBO was on! The TV was new also, a nice flat screen. The furniture and carpet seemed nice enough, the bathroom was serviceable and the bed was comfortable and allowed us to get a good amount of sleep. The Towpath Motel was perfect for our purposes: clean, quiet, close to the airport and a very good price. I would definitely stay there again

Room Tip: We stayed on the 2nd floor in a non-smoking room. It was quiet and smelled fine
  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank Mike B
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Reviewed 27 August 2012

The Towpath Motel was everything we needed: shower, beds, and wifi. It was relatively inexpensive, the place was clean, the managers on duty were both strange and hilarious, and the one night we stayed there went just fine. On the other hand, we were stuck in a smoking room which smelt terrible, the shower inadvertently filled up the bathtub giving us a foot bath at the same time, and the continental breakfast was just bananas. If I had to go back to Rochester again, I might consider the Towpath. Maybe. However, if you have stayed there before and you let them know in advance that you are returning, they will apparently give you a bit of a discount. I guess it all really depends on how nice of a place you want while in Rochester.

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 2 August 2012

I had stayed at this motel years ago and it was 'okay' then and convenient to relatives.
1. There was no record of my reservation which had been completed through the hotel itself.
2. While I was eventually registering, a 'lady of the afternoon' was registered with cash and no identification.
3. The 'non smoking' room smelled of smoke and so did the alternative room.
4. I put a chair under the doorknob as there was no bolt or sliding lock to keep someone from kicking the door in.
5. The bathroom was not totally cleaned.
Get the picture?

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled solo
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Thank Bobbie7
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Reviewed 18 July 2012

The room was clean and adequate for the money. Only slept there. Only had difficulty with wifi,resolved on the last night of my stay. The manager was pleasant and helpful. I would use this motel again as it was close to one of my family members.

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled with family
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Thank prichenber
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Reviewed 16 July 2012

The building itself needs some major TLC but the room was very clean and the bed comfortable. Good price and value. Internet reception was very poor and that was a big disappointment. Breakfast was very minimal as well. Good place to stay if your just passing through.

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank JBGL
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Reviewed 10 June 2012

Good value. AC eventually cooled the room. Wi-fi signal too weak for smartphone although the owner insisted the router was on the roof above the room. To be fair he did offer to move us to a second floor room to be closer to the router.

  • Stayed: June 2012
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Reviewed 21 May 2012

My family and I just stayed for my sons graduation from Nazareth and we had a great stay. The manager was very helpful with directions and local places to eat. The rooms are older but it looks like they are making small improvements. Ask for a room on the second floor as the balcony provides for a nice breeze and view of neighborhood.

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled with family
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4  Thank Paul R
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Additional Information about Towpath Motel

Address: 2323 Monroe Ave, Rochester, NY 14618-3024
Region: United States > New York > Finger Lakes > Rochester
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Rochester
Price Range: £46 - £62 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Towpath Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Just minutes to the Historic High Falls District, and located close to the Erie Canal Locks, University of Rochester, Lake Ontario, local wineries, golfing, biking, shopping, museums, and our annual Lilac Festival each May. Guests of this AAA 1-Diamond Towpath Motel, a Magnuson Hotels affiliate, will enjoy being convenient to downtown along with continental breakfast and free wireless internet. ... more   less 
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