The 12 Best Airbnbs In Rochester, New York

February 10, 2021
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If you’re looking for the best Airbnbs in Rochester, you’ve come to the right place. We combed through thousands of Airbnb listings in Rochester and the surrounding area to find the homes with the best amenities and the most positive reviews at the lowest prices.

#1 Executive Designer Loft in Rochester's First Aparthotel

2 Guests | 1 Bedrooms | 1 Bathrooms

Book Now: $160 per night, airbnb.com

If you’re looking for the perfect bachelor pad in Rochester, New York, you’ve just found it. From the industrial and slightly rustic décor in the common living areas to the sleek and elegant kitchen and bedroom, you’re going to love it here. Having a gym to keep in shape during your stay is also a major plus, especially if you have a busy schedule.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“Gaze out across the city through a complete wall of windows. Enjoy the rich elegance of high-quality furnishings and decor that you would enjoy in a professionally designed home. Cook in a fully equipped kitchen with stainless steel appliances and quartz countertops.”

Amenities

Gym | Full kitchen | Washer | Dryer | Dishwasher | Wifi | TV | Bathroom essentials | Bedroom comforts | Coffee maker | Hair dryer | Iron

Guest Reviews

“This place is awesome and wonderful. Head to Rochester and stay here. It worked great for our stay.” – Daniel

#2 Play On The Bay

4 Guests | 2 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms

Book Now: $200 per night, airbnb.com

When you organize a trip with your best friend and both your partners, you want everyone to be equally comfortable. That means having separate private rooms, separate bathrooms and, if possible, another bathroom for any guests that may show up. You also want lots of common areas to share as a group. Besides offering exactly that and more, this gorgeous cottage is also right on the water front of Irondequoit Bay, providing beautiful views you’ll simply love waking up to every morning.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“This beautiful cottage sits right on Ontario Bay in a cozy Cove. The 3 story interior is thoughtfully decorated to match the Lake Life! Enjoy a lovely scenery, private patio and balcony. Fish off the dock or take a dip in the water!”

Amenities

Hot water | Shower gel | Shampoo | Hair dryer | Bed linens | Extra pillows and blankets | Washer | Dryer | Essentials | Hangers | Iron | TV

Guest Reviews

“Great home! We visited for for a long weekend and enjoyed Heidi’s home. It was winter, so had to shovel the snow to be able to park.” – M
“The stay was nice and I was able to wake up to a beautiful scene every morning. The kitchen was well equipped and arranged. The host also provided incredibly comfortable bedding!” – Athena
“Heidi's place is literally the perfect place for a getaway!! The views are just breathtaking, the house was spotless and she is very thoughtful and made sure we had everything we needed!! I loved it so much that I did not want to go home.” – Shanisse
“This place is so great!! Comfy and clean, beautiful view, secluded location right on the water, well stocked kitchen, bathrooms with little toiletries you might need, well designed interior, super nice king bed and you can see the view from all floors!” – Elena
“Great bay front house conveniently located. Very clean, updated and modern. I hope to come back again in warmer weather to enjoy the outside and the bay!” – Kevin

#3 Industrial History with a Modern Day Design

4 Guests | 1 Bedrooms | 1 Bathrooms

Book Now: $140 per night, airbnb.com

This is another example of a place that was designed and built with the solo remote worker in mind. Located in an eclectic, hipster friendly neighbourhood, it’s a place where writers, programmers or photographers will enjoy their stay. Huge windows and high ceilings let in plenty of light and make the place feel huge. You’ll have your own bedroom, with a king bed if you like your space or if you’re travelling with a romantic partner, plus you can sleep an extra two people in the sofa bed in case you get some unplanned company during your stay.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“The M. B. Shantz Button Manufacturing Factory, circa 1903-1904, is 39-modern lofts and townhouses. It is one of the most unique apartment buildings and is equipped with everything you might need while in Rochester.”

Amenities

Hot water | Shampoo | Hair dryer | Bed linens | Extra pillows and blankets | Washer | Dryer | Essentials | Hangers | Iron | TV | Cable TV

Guest Reviews

“We loved our stay here. Lewis was very responsive and accommodating when we needed to check in early and had trouble with the dishwasher because I couldn’t figure out how to close it Turns out you really need to push…” – Consuelo
“Lewis's place is exactly as described both by the pictures and the words. Location is very convenient, space is beautiful. Lewis was great about communication and check in/check out was super easy.” – Bradley
“Lewis’ place is the most amazing loft ever. Super stylish, amazing kitchen. It’s also super close to good restaurants (SEA, Cedar), parking is easy.” – Chelsea
“Lewis made a move across the country to a place I have never lived vastly easier than I expected. This loft was the best part of a very stressful period :)” – Ira
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#4 Gorgeous House – Steps to Strong Memorial Hospital and University of Rochester

10 Guests | 3 Bedrooms | 1 Bathrooms

Book Now: $150 per night, airbnb.com

Are you a part of a big group of students visiting Rochester for a medical student convention or perhaps a congress? If that’s the case, it’ll hard to find a more suitable accommodation than this spacious 3-bedroom home that can sleep 10 guests. Clean, well-furnished and comfortable, the house includes a big kitchen for your self-catering needs, smart TVs and WiFi for your entertainment needs, and a prime location right next to the University of Rochester Medical School for your academic needs. In short, you’ll have something for every need.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“Enjoy this entire home, located in the White Coat Village with hard-wood floors, plenty of natural light. Why book us? ✔️Conveniently located walking distance to the University of Rochester Medical Center, Galisano Children Hospital, Strong Hospital, Wilmot Cancer Center, Flaum Eye Institute, School of Medicine and Dentistry, Research Buildings and College Town…”

Amenities

Hair dryer | Shampoo | Hot water | Iron | Washer | Dryer | Hangers | Essentials | Bed linens | Extra pillows and blankets | Cable TV | TV

Guest Reviews

“A beautiful, clean and comfortable home in a great neighborhood. Our hosts were terrific. We will stay here again!” – Susan
“Perfect family stay! The place is so clean and the communication was wonderful… you're getting exactly what you see and some.” – Stephanie
“The house is very much as advertised. Clean, bright, plenty of room, very functional kitchen, safe neighborhood. The host responded very quickly to our questions.” – Greg
“Super clean Craftsman style house with loads of original details. And the wide open rooms provide lots of space for little ones to play.” – Janelle Hope
“We had a great stay! The beds are super comfortable. The location is convenient to the highway and it is a cute neighborhood.” – Angela

#5 Cozy, Eclectic Entire Home in Swillburg/South Wedge

6 Guests | 2 Bedrooms | 1 Bathrooms

Book Now: $120 per night, airbnb.com

This gorgeous home is a popular choice among families travelling to Rochester to get their child set up in college. It’s conveniently close to several parks where you can go for a jog, a walk or even a picnic before saying your good byes once the semester starts. Saying goodbye to your son or daughter will be easier than saying goodbye to this Airbnb once it comes time to check out.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“Feel at home in this charming 1920s brick home featuring colorful decor and local artwork, eclectic vintage and antique furnishings, and rich hardwood floors. Walk to many nearby restaurants, shops and bars.”

Amenities

Full kitchen | Washer | Dryer | Wifi | TV | Bathroom essentials | Bedroom comforts | Coffee maker | Hair dryer | Iron | Room-darkening shades | Heating

Guest Reviews

“I absolutely loved staying at Anna’s place. I was in Rochester for a week to do a course at the university and was happy I chose this place to stay. The neighbourhood was great…” – Jennifer
“Great house with all that you'll need. Close to all of the fun things Rochester has to offer. Highly recommended.” – Steve
“This is a great place to stay, everything was as promised and exceptionally clean.” – Dustin
“Anna is an incredibly friendly and generous host. The place is comfortable and hip stylish. Real comfy beds.” – Malcolm
“Great place and great host.” – Marc

#6 A Unique Accommodation in the Heart of Rochester

2 Guests | 1 Bedrooms | 1 Bathrooms

Book Now: $130 per night, airbnb.com

This is a classy 1-bedroom apartment outfitted for the solo traveller. If you’re a woman travelling alone to Rochester either for work or for pleasure, you’ll find the apartment spacious, comfortable and wee-equipped, with all you could need to eat, drink, rest and work. Besides all of its amenities, it’s also perfectly located near the historic downtown area, making it a great home base to explore the city on foot.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“Our unit is located in Rochester's first Aparthotel; a building in which all units are fully furnished apartments with select hotel-like amenities. This 1-bedroom industrial loft has a fully equipped kitchen and stainless steel appliances with granite surfaces. The unit is bright and airy and has a huge skylight that allows you to gaze upon the stars in the evening. The apartment is located in downtown Rochester and within walking distance to a plethora of amenities and activities.”

Amenities

Hot water | Shampoo | Hair dryer | Bed linens | Washer | Dryer | Essentials | Hangers | Iron | TV | Cable TV | Air conditioning

Guest Reviews

“The place was amazing and the photos didn't do justice to the actual space. The place was very open and spaceous!” – Kevin
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#7 Cozy City Retreat near University of Rochester

9 Guests | 3 Bedrooms | 1 Bathrooms

Book Now: $150 per night, airbnb.com

Another big home with plenty of space for big groups, this is a place you’ll be coming back to time and time again. A queen bed, two double beds and a bunk bed for three mean that up to 9 guests can sleep comfortably in this capacious home. You’ll love being close to the Genesee River with its natural greenery and walkable shores. You’ll also like being very near the airport, especially if you need to catch an early flight.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“Enjoy the large backyard with a path into Genesee Valley Park, relax on the deck, or enjoy a view of the Erie Canal from the front porch. Cuddle up and stream from your Netflix/Hulu/Prime account on the 48″ Living room TV, or make it game night with the many available board games. Fully-equipped kitchen available for home cooked meals and reheating tasty delivery. Master bedroom offers a quiet office space and its own 32 TV.””

Amenities

Hot water | Shampoo | Hair dryer | Bathtub | Bed linens | Extra pillows and blankets | Washer | Dryer | Essentials | Hangers | Iron | TV

Guest Reviews

“We had two great nights over at Sobremesa's home. It's a perfect spot for a family as there are lots of beds in separate rooms. The kitchen was fully equipped and even had some basics like salt, pepper, oil etc.” – Penny
“Everything was great and as expected from the pictures and other reviews!” – James
“What a great place to stay.. perfect for our 2 families of 4 with 4 young kids. Lots of added touches to make the stay more comfortable.” – Angel
“Nice tidy home and great communication.” – Corey
“So pleased with our stay here. The home is super clean and nicely decorated. The host was responsive, accommodating and thoughtful.” – Tanya

#8 Pineapple ROC – Highland Park Experience

6 Guests | 1 Bedrooms | 1 Bathrooms

Book Now: $120 per night, airbnb.com

Two queen beds and a sofa bed make this apartment near Highland Park a true gem for a small group of friends. After you dray straws to see who gets the couch (actually, it’s a sofa bed) you can start unpacking and get set up in a place that’s ideal for small families. No matter what your intentions are when visiting Rochester, this Airbnb will make it easier.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“Highland Park is one of Rochester's finest gems and this property is located just over half a mile down the street. Enjoy a stroll to the park (Did someone say, “Lilac Festival? brunch at the Highland Diner and more. This central location provides the perfect place to explore all of Rochester with easy access to transportation.””

Amenities

Hot water | Shower gel | Shampoo | Hair dryer | Bathtub | Bed linens | Extra pillows and blankets | Washer | Dryer | Essentials | Hangers | Iron

Guest Reviews

“All expectations and needs were met! Highly recommended.” – Josenia
“Awesome place to stay, very clean and open space, close to downtown Rochester, and a great weekend stay!” – Sam
“Lovely apartment well appointed with many thoughtful touches and quality beds and linens. Perfect new way to visit our daughter son in law and grands 2 blocks away.” – Barbara
“This is my third visit staying at one of Joseph’s location and my family and I have not been disappointed. Each location is immaculate and cozy for me and my family. We look forward to booking again.” – Elizabeth
“Great Airbnb that myself and a couple friends stayed at for a weekend- very dog friendly, too! Loved the decorations and the beds/couch were very comfy. There was three of us plus my dog and there was plenty of space in the apartment!” – Lauren

#9 Spacious Home With King Beds near Downtown

16 Guests | 6 Bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms

Book Now: $270 per night, airbnb.com

Rochester is an awesome city, so it’s a great choice for a family reunion. If that’s what’s on your agenda, then this huge home will cater to all your needs. From 12 beds that can sleep almost 20 people, to cribs and other family-friendly amenities and a nice location right next to a big park where you can all go on a picnic, it’s a place you’ll be glad you booked.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“Large 3 story home with a full finished basement with plenty of space for multiple guests. Located in Cobbs Hill rated as one of the best and safest neighborhoods in Rochester. Few blocks to 2 major highway exits. Less than a minute drive to East Ave, University Ave, Groceries, Restaurants, Bars and more.”

Amenities

Hot water | Shampoo | Hair dryer | Bed linens | Extra pillows and blankets | Washer | Dryer | Essentials | Hangers | Iron | TV | Game console

Guest Reviews

“Wonderful, cozy spot close to the lake and Letcheworth State Park. Nelissa is a wonderful host that accommodated us each and every time we needed a little extra help. Go and visit!” – Jonathan
“Nelissa was an excellent host, and was quick to respond to our questions and needs. I would definitely stay at her place again.” – Ken
“Nelissa’s home was perfect for what our family needed! We had a large family group with lots of needs, and we got everything we wanted and more! Living rooms were spacious, beds were comfy, multiple bathrooms and more!” – Anas
“Nelissas’ place is great! 12 of us came up for a fishing trip and enjoyed it very much. The place is very spacious and in a great location.” – John
“The house is beautiful,spacious and very clean. My friends and I had a great time!” – Sayoni

#10 Newly Renovated Full Apt – Steps from Park Ave

6 Guests | 2 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms

Book Now: $190 per night, airbnb.com

The black and grays and the contrasting whites make this apartment look sleek and modern. The high-end electronics also do their part in providing a unique space that caters to a small group of friends visiting Rochester for the first time. If you come in your own car, you’ll be glad to know that the place also includes a parking space, so you’ll save yourself a lot of trouble by booking this Airbnb.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“Enjoy 2 floors and 1200 square feet of newly renovated, modern living in the heart of Park Ave!! Fully stocked Chef’s kitchen with stainless steel appliances and quartz countertops. Entertaining space on both floors, 2 full baths, washer/dryer, office area, eat in dining area and balcony. Walk to restaurants, bars, shopping, groceries, museums and parks.”

Amenities

Hot water | Shampoo | Hair dryer | Bed linens | Extra pillows and blankets | Washer | Dryer | Essentials | Hangers | Iron | TV | Cable TV

Guest Reviews

“EXCELLENT AIRBNB, and very stylish . The host was awesome , and very quick responses” – Tyller
“If you are coming to Rochester you can't go wrong with booking this apartment. It has all the essentials you need and more! It's beautifully decorated and everything is clean and organized.” – Adrinne
“Second stay at this apartment. Great location and great layout. Very clean.” – James
“Easy & simple entrance to apt. Cathy is very responsive. Walk to restaurants and stores, great area in Rochester.” – Amy
“Cathy is a kind and communicative. The apartment is exactly as pictured. Great location and nicely appointed.” – Angela

#11 Downtown Rochester Retreat with King Bed, Parking

4 Guests | 1 Bedrooms | 1 Bathrooms

Book Now: $120 per night, airbnb.com

This 2-tory haven is the place to be in Rochester for a couple on a romantic weekend getaway. Not only is the apartment itself fully furnished, with a full kitchen a nice living room and a big and plush king-sized bed, but it’s in a charming neighbourhood where you’ll find the best bakeries for those heartwarming breakfast-in-bed moments and many unique and artsy shops and cafes that will make your stay a true delight.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“Instagram @roccitystaysHINT: Add our listing to your wish list – click the ♥ in the top right corner to find us easily• Sunny, welcoming home, recently renovated• In Neighborhood of the Arts, steps to Memorial Art Gallery• Steps to theatre, museums, dining, cafes, breweries, nightlife, shops• Minutes from airport, 490, colleges• Quiet, safe street perfect for business or leisure• Historic details lovingly preserved, yet updated to offer all the conveniences needed for a fantastic stay!”

Amenities

Conditioner | Cleaning products | Shampoo | Hair dryer | Hot water | Body soap | Shower gel | Clothing storage | Washer – In building | Dryer – In building | Essentials | Hangers

Guest Reviews

“Stayed here with my wife and daughter and it was an absolute perfect place for seeing all that Rochester has to offer. The small touches were amazing, and her helpful tips made navigating the city from food to restaurants and everything else a breeze. Would happily stay again.” – Spence
“Stylish apartment in a beautiful historic home. Amazing communication, great amenities and walking distance to restaurants/activities. Highly recommend” – Alex
“Don’t hesitate to book here! This apartment is beautiful, every little detail is thought of. It’s super comfy and has all the little things you may need during your stay.” – Laura
“Salma's apartment is a lovely retreat in a beautiful historic neighbourhood of Rochester. It is a perfect location adjacent to the Memorial Art Gallery and the Eastman Museum and it is a pleasure to walk around and appreciate the beautiful architecture. The suite is tastefully furnished and no amenities are spared.” – Andrea
“Living spaces were cozy and felt like home. Comfy bed with lots of pillow!” – Allison

#12 Pineapple ROC – South Wedge Retreat

4 Guests | 2 Bedrooms | 1 Bathrooms

Book Now: $130 per night, airbnb.com

A home that looks tiny from the outside but that houses a spacious 2-bedroom apartment with a pair of queen beds on the inside. A miniature version of a charming early 20th century historic home, the place comes with a full kitchen and even a balcony with a pair of chairs to relax in while you read a good book or think about the meaning of life. This is a nice choice for two couples visiting Rochester for the first time.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“Home is all new and centrally located. The property is close to the University of Rochester, Highland Hospital, shops, nightlife, the airport, city center, and public transport. The residence is great for couples, solo adventurers, business travelers, and furry friends (dogs, some restrictions do apply).”

Amenities

Hot water | Shower gel | Shampoo | Hair dryer | Bed linens | Extra pillows and blankets | Essentials | Hangers | Iron | TV | Air conditioning | Heating

Guest Reviews

“Joseph’s place is perfect , very clean and comfortable. The location is awesome, couldn’t ask for any better. Would definitely stay again if We are traveling to Rochester again .” – Angelo
“The place was clean as a whistle and stocked with everything we needed (and more). Joseph was a great host who made sure we were comfortable. He also provided us with some tips for our trip, which were much appreciated.” – Colin
“Really beautiful space — the outdoor patio is especially nice to relax in with a drink!” – Paul
“Had a great stay at this amazing, stylish space. A beautiful upstairs apartment that had about everything you could need or want.” – Chris
“This is a great place to stay. It had everything we could ever need, is a really great space, exceptionally clean, the linens above par and the comfiest beds ever! It’s also close to great restaurants.” – Una
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