We needed a place to spend a Friday night in Rochester and could only fined one motel with good reviews in our price range. They are in the middle of some major renovations that sound like nice upgrades to an otherwise old building. Our room was on the first floor and proved very easy to get in and out of. When we checked in we were greeted by a very pleasant young made that was equally helpful (something I can say for all the staff members we encountered). When it came to our room it was clean, well supplied, but small and dark. The bed was advertised as a queen, but appeared to be something smaller. Some earlier reviews indicated that the pillows were less than good, though I found ours to be just fine (this really an individual taste). Someone on the housekeeping staff provided us with a fun towel and wash cloth elephant in the bathroom which was a little bit of a treat. When it can to breakfast we were very displeased. First the reviews of breakfast had all been very positive about its quality. Well we did not think it was at all! Considering we were in the home of the Mayo Clinic (a place you go to regain your health) this was not what we would call healthy food - doughnuts, white bread, waffles with lots of syrup and butter. We typically look for hot cereals with fruits and other things to make the bland exciting. We were totally out of luck and disappointed. Bottom line, the Econo Lodge did meet our basic needs and was affordable. If we stay here again, we will know what we a getting and that would make it a little nicer.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The EconoLodge was recently named "Hotel of the Year 2014" by Choice Hotels International. Econolodge is a Family owned hotel offering 100 % Smoke-free, and Pet free rooms. All rooms include a Microwave, Refrigerator, & Coffeemaker televisions are 32" HD LCD's, with HD cable & HBO. There is Free Wi-Fi available throughout the hotel. EconoLodge offers free local and long distance calls to 48 states. A complimentary shuttle will take you to the Mayo Clinic and Saint Mary's Hospital during normal clinic hours. An expanded continental breakfast is offered every morning from 6-9 am. EconoLodge is Located 2 miles south of Mayo Clinic and next door to Perkins Family Restaurant. 3 Blocks from Olmsted County Fairgrounds, Graham Arena Sports Complex. 1.5 Miles from Mayo Civic Convention Center, University of Minnesota Rochester, Apache Mall, Plummer House. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Econo Lodge Rochester
- Rochester Econo Lodge
- Econolodge Hotel Rochester