After the Viking's Lounge, Clarion Inn and everything around them was demolished, we patiently waited and wondered what would take its place. The new building went up quickly on South Broadway and is now officially open for business. Rochester's newest hotel, Candlewood Suites, is loaded with amenities for people visiting the city.

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Unfortunately, they didn't replace the Viking's Lounge with a new restaurant. Instead, guests can stock up on frozen entrees, snacks, beverages and more from the Candlewood Cupboard. There are also several restaurants within walking distance. There's an outdoor gazebo grill as well, with picnic tables. AND, the room has a full kitchen.

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My favorite thing about this new hotel - they are pet-friendly! How cool is that? According to a Candlewood employee, you can bring your fur-baby with you. It's a $40 fee and a weight limit of 50 pounds. They also have on-site laundry and a workout facility. Click here for more information about Candlewood Suites.

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