For anyone who is in Rochester for an appointment at the Mayo Clinic, this is the best place to be. It is literally across the street from the world reknown medical center and also right next to Rochester Methodist Hospital for those with anticipated surgeries or medical procedures. There is a direct airport shuttle from Minnesota/St. Paul to the hotel for a $25 fee one-way. It's so much more cheaper than renting a car if you are planning to stay a couple days. But I digress...
The staff are really helpful and the hotel is geared towards helping medical tourists in the area. We stayed in a deluxe double room because we had a toddler who needed extra room to run amok. The beds were comfortable, noise level on the 4th floor away from elevator minimal and we especially appreciated the in-room microwave and refrigerator. They also have a standard room service menu, although there are several restaurants in the hotel, as well as nearby eateries to expand food options. Another plus is the fact that they have a guest laundry, which made for convenient laundry runs when we ran out of clean clothing.
My only hang up has to do with aesthetics -- the hotel really looks almost as old as its history. I know they have undergone some refurbishment in public areas of the hotel, but some of the residential sections of the hotel look really worn and shabby. Also, I have some issues with the standard of cleanliness followed by the housekeeping service... but that is probably nitpicking on my part.
Overall, my recommendation is to stay here especially for those who anticipate long medical stays. I anticipate staying here again for future medical appointments.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A 90+-year legacy of personalized service and world-class comfort awaits you at the Kahler Grand Hotel. Boasting a timeless charm and storied past, our Mayo Clinic Rochester Minnesota hotel is elegant and historic. Enjoy direct access to the world-renowned Mayo Clinic or downtown area via a climate-controlled pedestrian skyway and subway. Pairing the convenience of our location with a variety of accommodations ranging from smaller budget-friendly rooms to larger renovated executive guestrooms and services, the Kahler Grand boasts a hotel experience that maximizes comfort at every turn. We also feature 30,000 square feet of flexible meeting space for conferences, weddings and special events in the downtown area. Whether your stay is a family getaway, romantic retreat, business trip, or Mayo Clinic visit, you will love our vibrant urban setting. Situated in the heart of downtown Rochester, Minnesota. Directly linked to the Mayo Clinic, via pedestrian subway and skyway. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Kahler Grand Rochester
- Hotel Kahler Grand