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Hotel and travel information for Rochester

Providing information to help you make travel and hotel accommodations
City of Rochester, New York

Welcome to Rochester

Rochester is a thriving city with diverse culinary options, shops for everyone, and events year-round. Rochester combines small-town accessibility with big-city services. Amidst some of the most beautiful scenery in the United States, residents enjoy a housing market known for great bargains, short commute times, world-class cultural and entertainment offerings and a fast-growing innovation economy poised to thrive in the 21st century.


Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center
123 East Main Street, Rochester, New York, 14604-1619 USA

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Travel to the United States

As an international traveler to a US-based SPIE event, you should check:

US travel restrictions: Look for current restrictions on entering the US from different regions. Visit the CDC for updated information 

Visa requirements: Depending on your country of departure, you may need to apply for a National Interest Exception for travel to the U.S. 

Your country of departure's restrictions and quarantine requirements: Your country may have its own vaccination or testing policies for departure or return. Check your local government agencies for any vaccination, testing, or quarantine requirements.

Your airline carrier's policies: Check with your airline to make sure you understand their policies and requirements.

SPIE health and safety information: Size and location of the event can dictate different requirements for participation. Please check the event health and safety page for details.

Make your hotel reservations

Hyatt Regency Rochester

Hyatt Regency Rochester (Headquarters hotel)

Rate: $149 per night
Cut-off date: 24 September


Hilton Garden Inn Rochester NY Downtown

Hilton Garden Inn Rochester NY Downtown

Rate: $169 per night
Cut-off date: 23 September


Holiday Inn Downtown Rochester

Holiday Inn Downtown Rochester

Rate: $139 per night
Cut-off date: 2 September


Travel information to help you plan ahead

Travel to Rochester

Rochester is a thriving city with diverse culinary options, shops for everyone, and events year-round. Look below for further details on the following:

  • Airport information
  • Transportation
  • Parking

Get Rochester visitor information

Tourist attractions in Rochester, New York

Travel information

Airport information

The Greater Rochester International Airport (ROC) is conveniently located approximately 5 miles (15 minute drive) from downtown. 

Transportation from the airport 

From Greater Rochester International Airport to hotels and convention center

  • Taxi - $25 one way
  • Uber or Lyft - $15 one way


Don't forget your visa

Be sure to plan ahead and apply to get a visa if it is needed.