I stayed at the Doubletree Hotel in Rochester twice in 2011. Check-in was quick, and like all Doubletree’s I received my cookie at check-in. Both rooms were clean and in good working order, with what appeared to be new furniture. The rooms come with a refrigerator and microwave. On one stay I was on the HHONORS floor, while another time I was on the third floor. The rooms on the HHONORS floor I thought were a bit nicer. The shower was a very large walk-in shower with glass door on the HHONORS floor, versus the more typical tub-shower combination with shower curtain on the regular floor. In the HHONORS room they provided mouthwash and a couple of bottles of water in the refrigerator, whereas the regular room had neither of these. The bed was very comfortable. Both times my room faced the main street. While there isn’t that much traffic on the street, at least during the summer there are a lot of loud motorcycles and a few trucks, so although the windows are closed it can be a bit noisy.
The hotel is right downtown which makes it very convenient to restaurants and bars. Like apparently all downtown hotels though, they charge $12 per night for parking, which seems a little steep for a small Midwestern city. The hotel fitness center was very nice with all the usual aerobic equipment and some weight training equipment. It was open 24 hours and was clean and in good working order. The elevators needed to get to the basement level could be a bit annoying though. If on the way down someone gets off in the lobby and someone else gets on to go up, it cancels the basement request and you have to keep trying to catch another elevator.
I was generally happy with the hotel, and would likely stay there again, especially if I got a room on the HHONORS floor.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The newly renovated Doubletree Rochester/Downtown hotel has a great downtown location just two blocks from the Mayo Clinic campus and Methodist Hospital. Our upscale, full service hotel connects to the Mayo, Gonda, and Plummer buildings via Rochester's climate-controlled Skyway and Pedestrian Subway system. Shuttle and Town car service to the Mayo Campus are also available. The Doubletree is near the Mayo Civic Center and University of Minnesota campus. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Doubletree By Hilton Rochester / Mayo Clinic Area Hotel Rochester
- Radisson Rochester
- Rochester Radisson