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Econo Lodge - Mayo Clinic Area
Ranked #16 of 52 Hotels in Rochester
Certificate of Excellence
Providence, Rhode Island
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9 reviews
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“Excellent Customer Service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2014

My friend and I stayed at this Econo Lodge from June 18, 2014 to June 28, 2014 while having appointments at the Mayo Clinic. This hotel is owned by a husband and wife who are front and center, not in a back office. They must have an excellent training program because their entire staff, from front desk reps to kitchen staff to housekeeping were more than accommodating. Many mornings we asked for a late room cleaning because my sick friend had to sleep in. One night we were enjoying wine in the lobby with other guests we had met, and we needed both a wine opener, Jens, one of the front desk staff, opened more than one bottle of wine for us. Jens also would quietly refill the ice water dispenser with filtered water from the water cooler, water the plants, etc. He always went above and beyond the call of duty. Our room was clean, comfortable, and large enough for 2 women staying for 10 days, and the rate was one of the best we found in Rochester. There is a workout room available 24 hours, which came in handy. There is no pool or restaurant, but the breakfast selections had both fruit/yogurt/hard boiled eggs, as well as waffles, donuts and bagels. We highly recommend this hotel and will stay here again if we return to the Mayo Clinic.

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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
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Michael J, Manager at Econo Lodge - Mayo Clinic Area, responded to this review, July 18, 2014
Good morning,

Thank you for taking time to review our hotel with such positive feedback! I have shared your comments with my staff, and they join me in thanking your for your kind words. We take pride in our hotel and the services we provide. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. We agree with your comments about our staff. We believe we have hired some the most helpful and friendliest people to be a part of our team. Our team members are extremely guest focused. We want them to feel empowered to do whatever it takes for guest satisfaction. Thank you so much for highly recommending our hotel, it means the world to us.

Again, thank you for sharing your experience, we look forward to seeing you in the future. Hope you enjoy a beautiful summer season!
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Mesa, Az
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2014

This is the third time we have stayed in Rochester? We stayed three nights and will stay again when in town. The staff maybe on the younger side but so friendly and always with a smile. If you
Have any trouble with their free internet those young guys not only tell you, they will just do it for you and with a big smile. Some one is always right in the room for your breakfast to fill and clean up. Having that special coffee was an extra treat too. We recommend this motel 100 percent

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
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Michael J, Manager at Econo Lodge - Mayo Clinic Area, responded to this review, July 18, 2014
Mary,

Thank you for taking time to complete a review. We very much appreciate it and value your feedback. I am happy to hear that some members of our team were able to help you throughout your stay. Our guest's satisfaction is a top priority for us and we want to make sure any problems you may have get fixed immediately.

It means the world to us that you would recommend our hotel "100%". Your thoughtfulness is greatly appreciated. Thank you for sharing your experience and we look forward to the opportunity to serve you again. Have a wonderful summer!
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2014

This location far exceeded any expectation I had for an Econo Lodge. Rooms while small were clean and well cared for and silly little touches like towel animals were something I most definitely didn't expect.

Everything about our stay here was excellent and you can tell this location is run by a team that gets great service and value to the customer.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Michael J, Director of Sales at Econo Lodge - Mayo Clinic Area, responded to this review, May 30, 2014
Thank you for staying with us during your recent visit to Rochester Mayo. Our mission is to exceed guest expectations, and we're thrilled to hear we exceeded yours. Our Housekeeping team takes great pride in their work, and they like adding a personal touch to enhance your experience. We're pleased you had an enjoyable stay, and look forward to seeing you again in the future. Have a great summer!

Ashley Jacobson
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 9, 2014

My husband and I had to spend a week in Rochester while my father was admitted to the Mayo Hospital. Not only were they super nice (LOVED the May Day basket on our door!) but it was perfect services for our stay. Free breakfast, laundry available, workout room and free shuttle to the Mayo, loved it! We had looked at other hotels that charge 40-50% more a night, but we didn'tt need a pool, and honestly, some of the higher priced places did not offer breakfast, After a week of being away from home, every meal saved helps. Liked that we had the fridge and microwave in the room, and for being as busy as it was during the week, we never had an issue with noise. Highly recommend this location to anyone who is visiting Rochester for Mayo Clinic. (Side note, really appreciated how they offered Mayo stay rates and weekly rates and was told both rates at check in and promised if the stay had to be extended, we would be given the best price. We ended up checking out short of a week, but the final price was much better than I expected.) Perfect location for business travelers, older couples or those who are traveling without children. (If our 7 year old would have been with, the lack of pool would not have been worth the savings.)

Room Tip: We almost were placed in a smaller room with only one queen sized bed, but when I informed Mike that...
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled on business
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Michael J, Owner at Econo Lodge - Mayo Clinic Area, responded to this review, May 11, 2014
Lissa, Thank you for the nice comments. We are glad you enjoyed your stay. I hope your father is doing better! The Mayo Clinic sure is an amazing place. Hope to see you the next time you visit Rochester.
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Rushville Nebraska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 27, 2014

Stayed just one night but, wouldn't hesitate to recommend this Motel. Nice room, comfortable bed, accommodating staff. Pleased in every way. In town for a appointment at Mayo. Easy access to Medical facilities. Plenty of dining options close by.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
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Michael J, Owner at Econo Lodge - Mayo Clinic Area, responded to this review, May 11, 2014
Marty, thank you for taking time to respond about your stay here at Rochester EconoLodge.
We hope you choose us the next time you come back to Rochester.
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2014

For what it is -- a budget motel -- it probably is among the best of that class of motel. It is a very nice, sparkling clean place, and the price is certainly right. BUT - and this is a big BUT -- the mattresses are among the worst I've ever spent a night on. I didn't choose to stay there - I was with other people who picked this motel. After two nights, my back was crippled. Never again. Whatever we may have saved in price - I more than spent in chiropractic bills.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
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Michael J, Owner at Econo Lodge - Mayo Clinic Area, responded to this review, April 25, 2014
Thank you for the opportunity to let our potential guests know what type of mattresses we have.
The Mattress you slept on was a Simmons Beautyrest with a 1.5" pillowtop. All our mattresses are this equivalent. We then encase the mattress with a Bed Bug protection enclosure, then add a 1" mattress pad to the top.
I can see by your Trip Advisor review of the Kahler hotel that your preference is in a firm or hard feeling mattress. Ours have a soft top, and a firm base and are a 1 step upgrade from the industry standard for our Choice Hotels brand. We do not want to disappoint guests, and for people looking for a very firm or hard mattress in Rochester we may not be your hotel of choice.
I apologize our mattress did not meet your specifications for what a good mattress is and I will forward your comment to Simmons.
A suggestion to all hotel guests: If the mattress is what you consider very important to you, I would suggest you ask to see the room and check out the mattress before you check in to any hotel. That tip is for free. :) :)

Have a great day.
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 13, 2014

As Econo Lodges go, this is definitely one of the better ones out there. We would definitely consider this property again if we had another stay in Rochester in the future.

My wife and I stayed here during a fairly long road trip through the Plains and Midwest for just one night. The property is located on one of the main roads into Rochester, but despite the volume of traffic, the rooms were fairly insulated from traffic noise.

The room decor was distinctly homey with unique touches that added to that motif (e.g. the towel animals.) Beds were comfy, and the rooms were clean and came with free wi-fi, coffee, refrigerators, and hi-definition TVs with cable access.

Staff was very friendly; they were more to happy to get a picture of us and a friend, who had come by to pick us up to go into downtown Rochester for dinner.

Continental breakfast was a bit more expansive than normal (this spread had donuts as an option) but for those who feel the need for something a little more hearty, hotel guests get a 10% discount at the Perkins Restaurant next door.

The hotel has a shuttle that goes to the Mayo Clinic; as other reviewers have mentioned, it makes visiting the clinic much more affordable for those who have business there.

If you need to be downtown or really close a particular location (e.g. the Mayo Clinic), then the Econo Lodge might not be for you. Otherwise, this Econo Lodge should be at the top of your consideration list if you're looking for a great value in a hotel..

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Michael J, Owner at Econo Lodge - Mayo Clinic Area, responded to this review, April 25, 2014
Thank you for the nice comments. It sounds like you are familiar with the EconoLodge brand. I hope you had a great trip. Thank you for staying with us.
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Property: Econo Lodge - Mayo Clinic Area
Address: 1850 S Broadway, Rochester, MN 55904-7929
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Location: United States > Minnesota > Rochester
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Best Value Hotel in Rochester
#7 Family Hotel in Rochester
#7 Romantic Hotel in Rochester
#11 Business Hotel in Rochester
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Econo Lodge - Mayo Clinic Area 2*
Number of rooms: 62
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The eight consecutive year Platinum Award Winning hotel by Choice Hotels International is family owned and operated. At the Lodge, we believe in going above and beyond the standard which is why we offer a Deluxe Hot Breakfast that includes Biscuits and Gravy, Eggs, Canadian Turkey-Bacon, fresh fruit, yogurt, Belgian waffles, hot and cold cereals, and so much more. The Lodge provides door-to-door service with a complimentary shuttle to the Mayo Clinic and St. Mary's Hospital during normal clinic hours. We understand our guests desire in-room conveniences which is why we have equipped each room with a microwave, refrigerator, coffeemaker, and hair dryer. Be sure to take advantage of our many on-site amenities including our 24-hour Fitness Room, Business Center, and free Wi-Fi. Dining out is easy with several nearby restaurants - many of which offer discounts to Econo Lodge guests. Whether you are coming to Rochester to visit the world renowned Mayo Clinic, for a local sporting event, or a family reunion, the Lodge will provide you with outstanding accommodations in a central Rochester location! ... more   less 
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