Remember the days when you’d park, search out the lobby, then wait in line just to be handed an oversized key? We don’t. Ok, we do, but we don’t do that here. School 31 is completely digital and self check in. Business travelers and holidayers alike sing the praises of our ultra easy and secure Arrival process. Crystal-clear instructions, as well as unique entry codes are delivered to your email or smart phone on the day of your arrival. Prefer a call? Not a problem. Either way, as soon as your loft is perfectly readied for your stay we’ll be in contact… And yes, early check-ins are the norm around here. Guests can typically be from our private parking lot to being struck by the awesomeness of their private loft within 2 minutes— all while avoiding any lines, hassles, or annoying keys.
We love being a part of your special moments. In fact, School 31’s reservation calendar is brimming with bridal parties, bachelor events, anniversaries, and even honeymoons! And, it seems our special guests quite enjoy celebrating their special moments around here. But don’t take our word for it, take Taylor’s:
“I never expected that one of the most memorable parts of my wedding week would be our experience at School 31. I loved having all my bridesmaids with me for the nights leading up to my wedding. This was the first time we’ve all been together since high school, so it being perfect was very important to me. I can wholeheartedly say that everything from the accommodations, to the amazing service, to all the little details were all way beyond my expectations. Even though there were nine of us, everything was cozy and perfect!…
"I cannot express what an amazing time we had! My brother (a senior official at Mandarin Oriental) booked several lofts for our family trip. He always plans amazing experiences, but I must say-- from Manhattan to Turks and everywhere in between, School 31 was by far the best."
Although School 31 is nestled into one of Rochester’s safest and most walkable neighborhoods, we still don’t take any chances! Unfortunately, DC Comics made us remove the Bat Signal on our roof, but we still have all the latest and greatest cameras, smart locks, and a bunch of good old fashion people on alert…. So, faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive— we are always keen to make our guests feel secure and at peace.
Need help getting your bags up? Toss us a message and we’ll meet you curb side. Towel emergency at midnight? Relax, they’ll be up in minutes! School 31 always has service and maintenance staff on property, and the concierge is always just a message away.
Located smack-dab in the center of the Neighborhood of The Arts, School 31 has one of the most fashionable addresses in Rochester and is walking distance from its finest dining, entertainment, and cultural attractions. Typically, such a location comes at the expense of having to park blocks away while paying up the wazoo to do so, but not at School 31! You’ll park in our private, gated parking lot which is just steps from our entrances— and you’ll do so at no charge!
The Annual Clothesline Festival
AS SEEN FROM THE LOFTS
Providing guests with crystal-clean lofts is where it starts, but the real School 31 difference is in the details. Things ranging from European pillow chocolates for you to homemade dog treats for your furry friends.
Cooked fresh to order and delivered to your loft at the time of your choosing, Chef Amet’s signature breakfast entrees just may be the best part of your School 31 experience. Breakfast is available 7 days a week beginning at 7am.
The place is simply amazing! It has been the best experience ever! The ambience is gorgeous. This loft place is situated in the old school with some original furniture preserved like chalk-board and cabinets. But all in connection with the contemporary use! You should see the Jacuzzi bath tub! My loft was looking at the Memorial Art Gallery and its Sculptural park. The George Eastman House and Museum are nearby, as well as the famous and recently renovated Boynton House by Frank Lloyd Wright. In the immediate neighbourhood there are many artist’s studios and wonderful restaurants. Arts, film, music and food! I could live there, really! I strongly recommend this place and would come back any time!
School 31 is treasure if you’re looking for a super unique experience. Thoughtfully updated, beautifully designed, very clean and secure. The neighborhood is great, right across the street from and art museum. Great overall!
We absolutely loved finding this treasure. Service was great and everything was perfect, beds were comfortable and amenities were awesome! We loved the jacuzzi! It was so great we were able to be accommodated on such short notice! All in all awesome experience!
School 31 Luxury Lofts will NOT let you down. We were drawn to it because we love open spaces and my goodness! So open and beautiful. The history is just breathtaking. We came to to Rochester for a concert and when we got to our room we were so comfortable and happy that we didn’t even want to leave! So clean and well decorated! This was definitely not our last stay, we’re already planning our next visit!
“Stylish, well-designed re-purposing of space…SUPERIOR mattress (critical to sleeping away from home) and wonderful, relaxing Jacuzzi tub. Great communication as well – would definitely stay again!”
“The room was great. A great view of the Memorial Art Gallery. Great restaurants near by. The famous Rochester Public Market in walking distance. This location is excellent for anyone looking to experience the best of what Rochester has to offer.”
“What’s not to like? They are all gems. Every stay is a pleasure. Do yourself a favor and book, you will not be disappointed.”
“We loved this place! Super cool, a truly unique experience that felt unlike any other hotel I’ve stayed in before. Easy self check-in and check-out as well!”
“Look no further if you’re looking for a unique and spacious space in the heart of Rochester’s Neighborhood of the Arts. Exactly as advertised.”
“Loved this space. Tastefully modern while honoring the building’s history. Very comfortable and warm.”
“Above and beyond what could be expected. Thorough instructions, very communicative, lavishly decorated, and countless amenities. Would definitely recommend! Looking forward to staying again!”
The perfect place to stay. Would definitely stay here again and plan to in the near future.”
“BEST. EXPERIENCE. EVER. The staff is very accommodating, and they are quick to respond to your needs. The loft is very clean and the school room decor is pretty cool. Everything you need is in walking distance or a short car ride. It’s an amazing area in Rochester. You should stay at this place, I can’t imagine finding a nicer place than this for your traveling needs. Well done!”
“School 31 WELL EXCEEDED our expectations. The staff responded to my (way too many) questions so quickly. I would anyone who wants a unique night away to dive right in to this gem. I can’t tell you how impressed I was with this space. Thank you for this opportunity!”
“Wow!!! What a funky space!!! So creative, beautifully done…what a unique space! It was hip, but comfortable and sparklingly clean. I really enjoyed my 2 nights here and can’t wait to get back!”