Rochester has two very nice B&Bs in residential neighborhoods as well as a handful of large chain hotels downtown, including the Hyatt Regency Rochester, 125 E. Main St. (tel. 585/546-1234; fax 585/546-6777;; $150-$210 double), probably the best of the lot; the Crowne Plaza, 70 State St. (tel. 585/546-3450;; $119-$189 double); and the massive Clarion, 120 Main St. E. (tel. 585/546-6400;; $139-$179 double). The large but independent Strathallan Hotel, 550 East Ave. (tel. 800/678-7284 or 585/461-5010;; $159-$199 double), in a former apartment building, is worth a look; it's very well located, has a swanky restaurant with an excellent wine list, and most rooms, recently updated, have kitchenettes.

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