It has been a long time since Rochester was chartered as a city in the year 1834, as it was becoming one of Americas first Boom Towns, and even longer since a caravanserais was a kind of hotel or inn used by caravans traveling down the Silk Road. Today, Rochester is know as the Flower City, partially due to the fact that it is the home to the annual Lilac Festival. The Greater Rochester area is the 3rd largest metropolitan area in New York state, with a population of just over 1,000,000 people in the Greater Rochester metropolitan area alone.
If you want to visit the Lilac festival this year, make sure to find a hotel in rochester ahead of time. There are some great hotels in rochester NY where you can stay before, during, and after the festival. Check out some web sites for your choices in a hotel Rochester NY visitors have available to them to find out about registration costs. It should not take you long to find Rochester ny hotels that will be a good fit for you and your traveling companions who also want to stay in a hotel in Rochester.