The hotel is noticeably older, but, for the most part at least, has been kept up very well. I arrived at the hotel mid-morning after a red-eye flight into Minneapolis and a shuttle down to Rochester. I was surprised, and very thankful, that they had a room available to check-in. It allowed me to get a much-needed nap prior to my appointment at the Mayo Clinic that afternoon.
The room I had was very small, but was suitable for me, especially since I was traveling alone. It was a bit of a tight fit, between the bed and the dresser. The bathroom was even tighter, but was very clean and well-stocked. The room overlooked 1st Avenue, as well as the Mayo Clinic down the street. The window, however, could benefit from some additional weatherproofing. Whenever a gust of wind would blow outside, I could feel the gust coming through my closed window.
Unfortunately, the hotel wasn't attached to the local subway/skyway system, however, access was just across the street, so not terrible at all. In addition, the hotel was attached to a restaurant, Pannekoeken. I ate breakfast there each morning, and they offered a 10% discount with your room key. The food seemed hit-or-miss to me, but it was definitely convenient, especially when the weather was less than pleasant.
There are a couple of things I think the hotel could benefit from though. First would be some additional room maintenance. For example, the entrance door to my room had some substance splattered across it. Second would be the towels. They were rough, dingy and in desperate need of replacement. And thing would be the elevator. I know it's an older building and pretty evidently an older elevator, but that thing nearly gave me whiplash each time I had to ride it!
Regardless, I will definitely return when I need to visit the Mayo Clinic again in the future. The price was right, the location was great and the staff was very friendly.
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