Rated 3.7 out of 5 by 53
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by NYTraveler Great experience
I don't usually write reviews but we stayed at the HIE Rochester and the staff was absolutely top notch and deserve a great review. From allowing early check-in to providing extra towels to even letting us borrow a personal care item, the staff went above and beyond to make our stay wonderful.
The only reason I didn't give 5 overall stars is, as others have commented, due to the facility itself. Although very clean and well-kept, the floors are the creakiest I've ever heard in a hotel. We were on the first floor and the noise from above was constant. Even the hallway on the first floor creaked.
But that doesn't take away from the first class service we received. I would highly recommend this hotel.
March 26, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by duckman much needed rest
Recovering from surgery the previous day. Needed to relax and, not be bothered by work
March 8, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Driver13 Items not brought to room when requested
Additional towels requested, never received. Was there for a volleyball tournament and never received our "sports goody bag". Also as a priority club member, I never received a "welcome bag".
March 8, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by DougG80 Don't stay on the 1st floor!
I stayed on the 1st floor in room 121 during my last stay here, and after a long business day which began with me leaving my house at 5 AM to catch a flight to Rochester, all I wanted to do was get a good night sleep. Well, at 5 AM the next day, I was greeted with the sounds of a creaking floor from 5 AM until 6:30 AM. God knows why the person in the room above me was walking around so much, but they were constantly walking around and there is literally NO sound isolating material between floors of this aging hotel. When the person upstairs from me FINALLY stopped moving at 6:30, I was greeted by the EXTREMELY strong smell of cooking bacon from the kitchen. Now, I love bacon as much as the next guy, but it's a VERY distracting smell. After realizing that I wasn't going to get anymore sleep, I went and got breakfast and ate some of the very over cooked bacon.
March 6, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by TonyALB Super Service
The Front Desk People were superb. Each one of them deserves a commendation. The only criticism that I have is with the amenities. There needs to be more counter space in the bathroom.
February 27, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by bobby65 great all around
We enjoy our stay very much. The staff was very courteous. The room was very clean and comforatable. The buffet was enough to fill you up and then some. Not very mch in the surrounding area for a good meal other than the fast food restaurants.We did find Caseys on Washington Ave to be a great place to eat but reservations should be called for. A good place to stay and easy to find .Pool water very cold!
February 26, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Elaine68 A great stay and very enjoyable!
We had a very lovely time and relaxed and enjoyed our stay. The bed and room were comfortable and clean and the staff were very helpful and friendly. The coffee was EXCELLENT and the breakfasts were tasty. I would definitely recommend staying at this Holiday Inn.
February 24, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by imvass Great service
I've stayed at this hotel three times in last several months and service has always been great. Rooms are quiet, so I was able to relax and rest well. This is my first choice for a hotel in this area.
January 15, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Pharvey Hotel and Staff
Comfortable, conveniently located, friendly and helpful staff.
A bit more care in removing snow and ice in bad weather would add to safety
January 7, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Nainy A wonderful stay under the most trying circumstances
While visiting our daughters in New Jersey for Thanksgiving, we were alerted by the police in Rochester that there had been a fire in our home and when we returned, we found that we could not stay there. The house had been filled with smoke and the furnace needed replacing. We chose the Holiday Inn Express because it was only a short distance away. The fire restoration company would not let us stay in our home because of smoke contamination so we were at the Holiday Inn Express for 8 days. It could not have been a more wonderful stay. Every one at the front desk and in the breakfast area were so warm and caring. The room was clean and comfortable. While we are happy to be home again, we will miss your fabulous staff.
December 9, 2012
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by AverageTraveler Beginning to Age
We have stayed at this hotel several times over the past probably 5-7 years. It is beginning to age a bit with the floor squeaking, etc. The bathroom is very small/tight. The staff were pleasant as always and I was recognized as a Priority Club member. This location is convenient for us when we visit Rochester - a major reason for continuing to stay here. A problem common to many hotels - the drapes meet in the center of the window and it is difficult if not impossible to completely close them to keep out daylight.
November 25, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jenn23 great choice
we have made several trips to this area and always choose this hotel. Rooms are clean and comfortable. Staff is friendly and helpful breakfast is great
October 26, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by greenislandbear comfort and convenience
The second time in a few weeks I've stayed at this Holiday Inn Express, and was again thoroughly satisfied., It is close to St. John Fisher College where I was visiting and staff was extremely friendly and attentive. I will definitly stay here again when visiting Rochester.
October 26, 2012
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by DIDIC Took one credit card and charged the other
My husband and I are both rewards members. I used my credit card to reserve the room online (no deposit or anything indicated), but my husband gave his upon check in to use for our stay. My card was the one charged - at least so far. Who does that? The card you check in with is the card that gets charged! This hotel is in dire need of renovation. Dirty carpets in hallways, tiny little bathrooms, lumpy beds and the sheets don't even come all the way up. Ridiculous for the price. I'll spend twice as much and stay at another property closer to Henrietta next time we come visit our son at RIT. Oh yeah, he's a Freshman. We're going to be in the area a lot in the next five years. Sorry, the gift bag with a water and a pack of cookies doesn't offset the negatives, but nice try.
October 23, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Sue2012 Nice staff and good location
Clean room, good location next to highway and close to downtown. Quiet parking area. Tiny bathrooms, but nice staff. It's not a newer property and it's not fancy, but good value and nice room.
October 19, 2012