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Days Inn Rochester Downtown
Ranked #48 of 52 Hotels in Rochester
STEWARD
1 review
“Very old hotel”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

The elevator smelled of alcohol and the hallway and our room smelled like smoke (even though our floor was no smoking). The room had no thermostat control. The room was the smallest and cramped hotel room I have ever encountered. You had to step up into the bathroom (no lightswitch in the bathroom). The light was outside the door - hard to find. There were also no outlets in the bathroom and the hair dryer was in the bedroom - not in the bathroom. You couldn't take a bath because the tub had no plug. The walls were thin because you could hear every door open and close and every vehicle go by outside. We were also charged more for the room than we were quoted over the phone.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
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Adam K, General Manager at Days Inn Rochester Downtown, responded to this review, November 7, 2012
Dear Guest,
I would like to thank you for your stay at the Days Inn Downtown in Rochester, MN and also like to apologize that your experience did not go well. We take a lot of pride in keeping our property clean and comfortable, so I am surprised to hear that you found the place in the condition you did. As you stated our hotel is non-smoking and we charge anyone caught smoking in the building a $100 fine. We do operate an older facility but receive comments from many of our guest that they enjoy the character and charm that the old building provides. Once again I apologize that your stay was not as enjoyable as it should have been and I hope next time you can address these issues while you are at the property so we can fix them immediately.
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Reviewed November 3, 2012

King suite is excellent. Includes kitchenette area with refrigerator, sink, coffee maker and microwave; along with dishes and silverware. Based on stays in different rooms, some have full bath plus a separate vanity outside of the bathroom and others just the full bathroom. Separate vanity makes it nice for more than one person to get ready at the same time.

Parking is included which is not the case at all hotels and the entrance is less than 1/2 block to the subway to the Mayo Clinic if one were worried about walking outside in the winter.

Room rates make this hotel and excellent value. Staff is very friendly and room service is as accomodating as can be.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
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Adam K, General Manager at Days Inn Rochester Downtown, responded to this review, November 7, 2012
Dear Guest,
Thank you so much for your kind words regarding our hotel. The staff works very hard to keep the property clean and comfortable. I would also like to thank you for pointing out some of our best amenities including the free parking right next to the building, and our proximity to the Mayo Clinic.

Thanks again for your remarks and we hope to serve you again in the future.
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DULUTH
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Reviewed November 2, 2012

This hotel was recommended by a relative and I would definitely recommend it to others. The availability of parking until we left town, rather than just until we checked out, was extremely helpful.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
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Property: Days Inn Rochester Downtown
Address: 1st Avenue Northwest, Rochester, MN 55901
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Location: United States > Minnesota > Rochester
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
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Ranked #48 of 52 Hotels in Rochester
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Days Inn Rochester Downtown 2*
Number of rooms: 71
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