As i am traveling this week, Chris suggested that i start a thread reviewing some of the hotels (and their associated bars) which I stayed at. This would be a good place for others to post some honest reviews of places at which they had stayed. I think that it would be best if we kept this relatively serious so tha others could get a good opinion of some establishments.
Radisson Hotel, Rochester Airport
175 Jefferson Road, Rochester, NY
I found this hotel through the Priceline Negotiator app on my Droid. The negotiated price was $45.00 per night plus tax. The normal rate was $149.00.
The hotel is located close to the Rochester Airport (as the name indicates) and a rather large Town Center type shopping area. The hotel has a small fitness area and pool area. There is a restaurant and bar directly off of the lobby.
I had the chicken Marsala at the restaurant and it was fairly good, the sauce may have been a bit thick and pedestrian, but typos nonetheless. The restaurant offers a breakfast buffet in the morning at a reasonable cost. The entire menu is also available for room service.
The bar is good sized and has a pool table, a few video games and a juke box. The entire menu of the restaurant is available at the bar as well. Moe, the bartender, was friendly and kept my beer full for the evening. The drink prices were reasonable ($2.75 for a domestic pint). There was a group in town for some class at RIT so the crowd was lively and it did get a little loud.
The hotel itself is an older property and is slightly dated, clean and nice , just slightly dated. The property has Sleep Number beds in the room and while mine would not adjust ,was very comfortable. The bathroom was stocked with plenty of towels and a typical selection of toiletries. One point of note was the exhaust fan in the bathroom ,a feature often overlooked in hotels. The room is also equipped with a small refrigerator, coffee maker and microwave.