I appreciate you telling me the things that are near the hotel. I thought about Khaler Grand, but I wanted a kitchenette. Sounds like you liked staying at Centerstone. Yes, I have a backpack to carry water and food bars, also long underwear, a down jacket, hat, and Ugg boots I plan to spray waterproof stuff on.
I thought Kahler Grand sounded convenient, but I really wanted a refrigerator and cooking area. But I wonder if the convenience of being across the street from Mayo might be worth it. Cheapest room is now $116 plus tax, about the same as Centerstone extended suite. Any other opinions on either hotel??