Like most folks our reason for staying was to visit the Mayo Clinic. This was my first time in Rochester. My wife had been their previously. I had originally booked at the Kahler Inn & Suites. After reading several reviews and looking at Google maps, I changed it to the Doubletree. I'm glad we made the change, especially after seeing the lack of resources near the Kahler. From the Doubletree, the walk to the Mayo is very short, even if you use the skyways. Our hotel room( Standard King) was very clean but we did have one issue. We noticed a smell each time the cleaning ladies vacuumed our room. We could see dust building on the desk after they cleaned. We also noticed that our pillows started to smell like dust. I don't know if the vacuum bag was full or the vacuum was old but it was very noticeable. Both my wife and I started getting stuffed up. After finding out the Mayo needed us to extend our visit, we moved to a larger room(King Deluxe). We put the "Do Not Disturb" sign on the door and never had the problem again. The new room was just as clean, minus the dust smell. We were so busy, I forgot to say anything to the desk.
Everyone at the hotel was very friendly and we had no problem extending our stay. I think it is great that they offer a discount to Mayo patients. After ten nights at the hotel, the bill gets expensive. We did enjoy an evening at Pescara's. The Halibut is very tasty. We also enjoyed several meals at their sister restaurant, Chester's, located across the street. We had both lunch and dinner on several occasions. There is a Starbuck's in the hotel but, they maintain short hours. We frequented the Starbucks in the Barns and Nobles more often. It is connected by the skywalk. For a good breakfast try Mac's located on the way to the Mayo. We ate there almost every morning.
The only recommendation I have would be concerning street noise. I am a very light sleeper. One reason for moving also had to do with the traffic noise. We were surprised at the volume of traffic late into the evening. On the weekend we could hear people yelling down on the street. Our 2nd room was located on the sixth floor on the north east side. The drop in noise was very significant and allowed for a much better nights rest. When visiting the Mayo the last thing you need is to be tired each morning. I think just about any room on the east side would cut down noise, if that is a problem for you. Outside of those minor issues, everything was great. We did use the washer/dryer one evening. They have one set located down by the pool in the basement. It definitely came in handy. The hotel is well managed and maintained. Everyone is very polite. Should we ever need to return, this will definitely be our choice.
- 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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