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I have an appointment this Thursday and looking for a room for Wednesday night. The Mayo Marriott is crazy-high at $241 for AAA. Any suggestions? Thanks!!!
@ees1 I am a patient at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville. We have stayed at several places in the area. I was there actually last week for surgergy. We stayed at the Fairfield Inn by Marriott on Lenior Blvd. It is a quick drive to the Mayo Clinic Campus. Takes us about 15 minutes. I really liked this hotel. I asked for a first floor room, and it worked out great. Walked in the side door to my room. Rooms are clean and we were right next to the breakfast room in the morning. Rooms should be around 100.00 less than the Mayo Marriott.. Good Luck with your visit ..Jackie
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@windwalker I did have surgery on 4/6. I feel a lot better this week. The spinal tap wore off last Thursday. I'm off all the pain killers. Walked an hour straight today.. I'm all good.. 🙂
@travelgirl Good morning Jackie. I hope that with each new day; you feel better and better!
@windwalker Thank u… 🙂
@ees1 You can try Hotel.com or Hoteltonight.com (will need to download the app) they sell unsold rooms in the better hotels at deep discounts. If you want cheap, Holiday Inn on Beach Blvd, it was a little seedy looking when I stayed there last. I stayed because they allow dogs. There is AirB&B, an app where you can rent a private room or entire home/apt from an individual. If you need extended stay kind of place; you can contact a rental agency down there. Best of luck to you!
@bamagirlgina Hi. You may want to visit the Holiday Inn Express if you are still in JAX and ask to see the rooms. I stayed there two yrs ago and my room was a nasty dump. It may have been one of the rooms reserved for dog owners (had my dog w/me) My room was nothing like the nice pics online. They may have remodeled since then. I certainly hope so.
@windwalker Thank you for the info. We ended up staying at Candlewood Suites on Belfort this time. It was perfect. All the rooms have been upgraded, it smelled very nice, kitchenette, etc. Pleasant staff, and offered special rates for Mayo patients. Right next to JTB so easy access to Mayo.
@windwalker We ended up changing our reservations to the Candlewood Suites on Belfort. I think it was either $75 or $79 per night. Great hotel, totally renovated rooms, clean and smelled so much better than the last place. Kitichenette with initial stock of coffee, s&p, paper towels, etc. They are extended stay so still only housekeeping once a week but that is fine. Nothing really around the hotel as far as restaurants, etc. No breafast but free coffee 24 hours, and they have a pantry where you can purchase cereal, frozen dinners, ice cream, etc. on the honor system. They also have a "lending" pantry if you want a crock pot, griddle, blender, etc. you can check those out through the front desk. Staff was great as well. We rested so much better there. The only problem I had was trying to get there with my GPS. With the construction coming out of downtown toward the beach, we ended up in a "not so good" neighborhood trying to find the hotel. Don't know how since it is directly off JTB Blvd –probably more my terrible directional incompetence. We plan to stay there next week as well (hopefully the end of our evaluation process unless they decide they want to remove a kidney stone found incidentally during ultrasound). May decide to stay there when we get "the call" if we are unable to get into Gabriel House. There are also several long-term apartment complexes for about the same price as well we may look into….Not really wanting a house I don't think.
@bamagirlgina Thank you, that is good to know. I will keep this info in my notes for any future inquiries.
@bamagirlgina, You must feel some comfort in the midst of this stressful time by having a place to sleep! Thank you for sharing this information. I see it is already helpful information for @windwalker and it will be, I'm sure, for others!
I only have experience with the Rochester campus, but there is a list of restaurants that have a delivery service to many of the area lodgings (for a fee). I have not used such a service, but there might be times when it might be handy.
Rosemary, Is the list you are referring to something that Mayo Rochester provides or someplace else? Thanks,
Since I been a patient at Mayo in Jacksonville. I have stayed at several different properties in and around the area. The Townplace Suites by Marriott, The Courtyard Marriott, LaQuinta Hotel, Holiday Inn Express Medical Center, and Fairfield Inn and Suites. In a couple weeks when I return, I will be staying at the Candlewood suites. @bamagirlgina Thank you for sharing your experience there..
@dandl48, I have never used the service. I saw it in , I think, the Rochester Dining Guide that was one of the pamphlets and brochures that I picked up in Mayo information or at lodging registration. I am sorry that I do not know the name.
Mayo Rochester has a (Free) Concierge Service. They should be able to assist you in locating meal delivery service. The Concierge Service can provide resources for whatever you need to know for your Mayo/Rochester visit.
Hours for in-person advice: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
No appointment is needed.
Online: Concierge Request Form
I have also seen many patients and visitors taking carry-out meals from the Clinic Cafeterias. They have a tasty menu with many options.
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