Info on Mayo Phoenix campus: Lodgings, restaurants, things to do?
Since my doctor recently retired I got my Gastroenterology procedures transferred from Rochester to AZ . Since I've never been to Phoenix/Scottsdale, I'm looking for recommended lodging, resturants and things to do. Thanks in advance,
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Hi @dandl48, I haven't been to the Mayo Clinic Arizona campus but thought I would share a couple of links to get you started until members who have been to the area can share their recommendations.
Hotels and lodging near Mayo Clinic in Arizona: https://www.mayoclinic.org/patient-visitor-guide/arizona/hotels-lodging
Places to eat near Mayo Clinic in Arizona: https://www.mayoclinic.org/patient-visitor-guide/arizona/places-to-eat
When is your appointment?
Hello when I went to Mayo Scottsdale I stayed in a hotel on the Mayo campus. I believe all the information is on the Mayo Scottsdale site. The hotel has a shuttle to the hospital/clinic or you can walk (very short walk). However the heat keeps me from walking. I did not have a car so you can eat at the hotel ($$) or eat at the hospital cafeteria. After my appts I would buy something for dinner and keep in my hotel room (it has a microwave and small refrig). That way I did not have to eat every meal at the hotel. You could also order food and have it delivered to the hotel. Mayo Scottsdale was amazing. The processes (appts, lines, scheduling) were very efficient and my docs were great. I also have the number of a person who picks me up and drops me off at the airport. He is very reliable and nice. Best Wishes.
Thanks for the links, My appointments are 6/9 and 6/10.
Thanks for the info. We will be driving in from the LA area so we don't need a driver. Be well.
@dandl48, Dave. Allow me to bring in some members who have been to Mayo Clinic in Phoenix, like @danab @estrada53 @waynen @kansascityhusker @wrig1jam @scottj @amyintucson who can offer some of their favorite tips for accommodations, restaurants and things to do in Phoenix and at Mayo Clinic in June.
Have you got any preferred cuisines or activities your looking for?
Hi Dave, not too sure how long you are going to be here and what treatment you are getting, but here are some ideas for your consideration based on my experiences.
I actually live her during the winter so I didn’t need any lodging, but my brother in law who is a physician from Rochester comes to the Phoenix so.te once a month and he stays at the Marriott right on the Mayo site. I think they have suites if you are here for a long stay
My favorite restaurants are EGGstacy in Market Place on Pima Road and Thompson Peak great for breakfast (but big portions), another Market Place restaurant is Vic and Ola’s also in market place they are an Italian restaurant with good outdoor seating. Finally check out the Scottsdale Quarter and the zinc Bistro a French restaurant. There are multiple eating locations there and also a lot of fun shops.
Finally go to the Musical Instrument Museum, which is on Mayo Boulevard a little west of the clinic.
Hope your trip is a success. Jim
Thanks for posting this.
Jim, thanks for the response, will probably visit the breakfast place for sure.
Hi Dave, we live about 30 minute drive west of the Mayo Phoenix campus, so the places we hang out at aren't near the hospital. However, during the 20 treatments I had at the hospital my wife and I would grab a bite at the little Cafe in Building PHX -3 where the radiation oncology department is located. They have pretty good simple breakfasts and lunches. The lady who works at the grill became a friend and exemplifies the hospitality that we received at Mayo. There's a grand piano in the lobby of Bldg 3 and sometimes there'll be people playing soothing music there.
There's some construction going on at the hospital and not sure how that effects noise levels around there. The Marriott may be far enough away that it doesn't affect it that much. North Scottsdale is a short drive east of the hospital with a lot of newer hotels and restaurants also.
The Music Museum is worth the visit if you have the time. It's not a quick visit. Cave Creek, north of the hospital, is also an interesting place to visit.
Hope your visit is a success.
@waynen thanks for the info, will check out Bldg 3 and possibly the Cafe.