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Lodging in Rochester when visiting Mayo Clinic MN
Thank you for your helpful information! I really appreciate it!
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@tanasmeme21 I’m very happy to help you. Everyone is intimidated the first time they go to Mayo, on multiple levels; The concern over the illness which brought you to the clinic, the worry over navigating the clinic, where to stay, etc.
Honestly, you’ll be so relieved once you’re in the hands of the amazing teams at Mayo. Do you have a schedule of appointments? If so, I’m sure it looks intimidating with appointments in all the different buildings. But each of the clinics are connected so it’s seamless as you walk to your appointments whether it’s the Charlton, Mayo or Gonda building. There’s a underlying feeling of confidence and hope as you walk through the campus. Everyone there has a story, everyone is there because they need hope. It’s just quite astounding.
After a day or two you’ll be surprised at how quickly you can get around and that the campus feels so much smaller than it looks.
My husband has a horrible sense of direction and within a day even he could navigate with ease. Everything is so user friendly, directions clearly posted, helpers in Blue Jackets to offer assistance everywhere you look!
When driving into the city of Rochester, you’ll be northbound on Highway 52. Take exit 55B. At the stoplight, turn right onto Center Street. Mayo Clinic Campus is directly ahead just a little over 1 mile. You’ll pass the St Mary’s Hospital campus on the right first, just keep going! The main campus is straight ahead along with the hotels flanking the campus.
As I mentioned, we stayed at the Marriott Residence Inn for the 2 bedroom, 2 bath suite with the full kitchen because my treatment would take almost 4.5 months. It felt homey and was very close for my daily visits to the clinic. There are many other wonderful hotels, The Kahler is right across the street, Marriott, Hilton, Doubletree, etc. Use Google maps and walk the little icon around the streets to get familiar.
There are great restaurants all within walking distance and most have delivery to the hotels if you’ve had a long day and don’t want to go out. Plus, with the Covid situation, often it’s not advisable.
https://www.mayoclinic.org/patient-visitor-guide. I hope you’ll feel free to share your story and experiences with the Connect community when you’re ready. It’s a comfortable, safe forum to receive help and to offer help to others with similar stories.
Wishing you the best possible outcome to your visit. Lori.
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