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What are your accommodation recommendations when coming to Mayo?

Posted by @jamienolson, Mar 24, 2017

Here are links to hotel accommodations in all three Mayo locations:

Jacksonville: http://mayocl.in/2odKzVg
Rochester: http://mayocl.in/2nQ58el
Scottsdale/Phoenix area: http://mayocl.in/2nMeMyq

Where is your favorite place to stay when going to Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Jacksonville or Scottsdale/Phoenix? Why? 

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We will be arriving early Wednesday for appointments in endocrinology first then neurosurgery on Thursday. What is the best recommendation for lodging and the best source for on line directions to both the lodging and the two clinics/hospitals?

@bpenner

We will be arriving early Wednesday for appointments in endocrinology first then neurosurgery on Thursday. What is the best recommendation for lodging and the best source for on line directions to both the lodging and the two clinics/hospitals?

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@bpenner, Good Morning and Welcome to Connect.
I am a patient at the Rochester, MN location. You will find that the Mayo Campus is well planned and easy to navigate. Plus, there are volunteers who are eager to assist. There is lodging within walking distance, and lodging that is too far to walk. Free shuttles are available on regular routes. Mayo and St Mary Campus are connected via a shuttle that goes back and forth between the two at regular intervals. You just can’t beat delivery to the front door! There is a variety of accommodations available and rates vary accordingly.
I am sending you the following link. There is information about all the campuses and well as maps.
http://www.mayoclinic.org/patient-care-and-health-information

Let us know If you have any more questions or concerns. We will try to help you find the answers.
Rosemary

@bpenner

We will be arriving early Wednesday for appointments in endocrinology first then neurosurgery on Thursday. What is the best recommendation for lodging and the best source for on line directions to both the lodging and the two clinics/hospitals?

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Thank you…my appointment is with The Pituitary-Gonad-Adrenal (PGA) clinical facility located in the endocrinology outpatient service area of the Mayo Building . I am assuming the lodging is typical in cost…we are looking for a mid-priced room for Wednesday night … what is the best lodging resource for patients? 

@bpenner

We will be arriving early Wednesday for appointments in endocrinology first then neurosurgery on Thursday. What is the best recommendation for lodging and the best source for on line directions to both the lodging and the two clinics/hospitals?

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@bpenner, I asked my husband. He said he likes to use the Rochester visitor site. It will be able to show you locations near and around Mayo and prices. http://www.rochestercvb.org/
We have stayed at Brentwood Inn and suites because it is directly across street from where I start my day on my annual visits. And we have stayed at Kahlar Inn and Suites. (This is if we cannot get a room at the Gift of Life house for transplant patients). Pricing varies. some places, I think, give a Mayo discount, it is the same as AAA or AARP.
We choose to be nearby, that is a personal choice. There are shuttles from mostly all hotels. The city is really good at taking care of the Mayo visitors.
Rosemary

@bpenner

We will be arriving early Wednesday for appointments in endocrinology first then neurosurgery on Thursday. What is the best recommendation for lodging and the best source for on line directions to both the lodging and the two clinics/hospitals?

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You are very helpful…I will just do a normal search then…we do a lot of traveling so I will just use my typical connections. My insurance may even cover some of the lodging. Thanks again  

@bpenner

We will be arriving early Wednesday for appointments in endocrinology first then neurosurgery on Thursday. What is the best recommendation for lodging and the best source for on line directions to both the lodging and the two clinics/hospitals?

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Sounds like you have a good plan!
I wish for you to enjoy a safe trip.
Rosemary

@bpenner

We will be arriving early Wednesday for appointments in endocrinology first then neurosurgery on Thursday. What is the best recommendation for lodging and the best source for on line directions to both the lodging and the two clinics/hospitals?

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Hi @bpenner,
I’d like to also introduce you to @dawn_giacabazi and @kdubois. I believe, they have both been to the endocrinology clinic in the Mayo Building in Rochester. They may have additional information about getting to your first appointment and things to help you prepare.

Also, did you see this discussion about the first visit? https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/first-visit/

@bpenner

We will be arriving early Wednesday for appointments in endocrinology first then neurosurgery on Thursday. What is the best recommendation for lodging and the best source for on line directions to both the lodging and the two clinics/hospitals?

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Thank you very much…were it just me alone I would go in without a map but I refuse to be the guilty husband who will not ask for directions  lol….we are all set up by our local MD so it is just a matter of getting to right room…being a patient patient and letting them zap me a good one…you have been very helpful and we will no doubt be asking for more help along the way…blessings. 

@bpenner

We will be arriving early Wednesday for appointments in endocrinology first then neurosurgery on Thursday. What is the best recommendation for lodging and the best source for on line directions to both the lodging and the two clinics/hospitals?

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Hi @bpenner!!
Great department!! I love the staff at Dr Schwartz’s department. Actually everyone is so great and helpful. My last stay was in November and the Microtel Inn & Suites was very nice with continental breakfast and a shuttle that runs all day to all the mayo campus and St Mary’s Hosp. https://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g43466-d8522786-Reviews-Microtel_Inn_Suites_by_Wyndham_Rochester_South-Rochester_Minnesota.html

Praying for a great trip!!
Dawn

@bpenner

We will be arriving early Wednesday for appointments in endocrinology first then neurosurgery on Thursday. What is the best recommendation for lodging and the best source for on line directions to both the lodging and the two clinics/hospitals?

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I know the Mayo clinic has a concierge service and a travel service that can help you with accommodations.

@bpenner

We will be arriving early Wednesday for appointments in endocrinology first then neurosurgery on Thursday. What is the best recommendation for lodging and the best source for on line directions to both the lodging and the two clinics/hospitals?

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Indeed they do Karen. Thanks for mentioning it. Here is the link to the free concierge services http://mayocl.in/21nM5T6 There is also a fee-based service.

@bpenner

We will be arriving early Wednesday for appointments in endocrinology first then neurosurgery on Thursday. What is the best recommendation for lodging and the best source for on line directions to both the lodging and the two clinics/hospitals?

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I had an appointment with Dr. Shah in Endocrinology….I really liked him. He is very knowledgeable as well as practical. He is helping me to find less costly medications than the two I am currently on…neither is covered by insurance. I have stayed at the Grand Kahler. You take the elevator to the basement ( aka the ” Subway”) and the Mayo Building is a short walk away. There are wheel-chairs should you need them. The Grand Kahler has a nice honey restaurant called the Grand Grille….best turkey sandwich EVER! There is also a patient cafeteria on the way to the Mayo Building. Let me know if you have any questions I can answer. Good luck to you!

@bpenner

We will be arriving early Wednesday for appointments in endocrinology first then neurosurgery on Thursday. What is the best recommendation for lodging and the best source for on line directions to both the lodging and the two clinics/hospitals?

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When u find a hotel ur interested in my advise is to check and make sure they offer the shuttle service its wonderful also i can remember the motel we stayed at but they gave us a discount because my dad had a cdl (truckers discount) it made the room very cheap. I cant express how glad i went to mayo clinic they made my life manageable with all the craziness going on. I also was shown what quality looks like when it comes to medical services.

@bpenner

We will be arriving early Wednesday for appointments in endocrinology first then neurosurgery on Thursday. What is the best recommendation for lodging and the best source for on line directions to both the lodging and the two clinics/hospitals?

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There is a Howard Johnson right down the street from Mayo and on Beach Blvd there is a Holiday Inn Express both dame price and nice hotels! 

@bpenner

We will be arriving early Wednesday for appointments in endocrinology first then neurosurgery on Thursday. What is the best recommendation for lodging and the best source for on line directions to both the lodging and the two clinics/hospitals?

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Hi @bpenner ! I see Dr. Peter Tebben and Dr. Caroline Davidge-Pitts in Endocrinology. Both awesome doctors!

There are two main Mayo high-rises in Rochester for out-patient visits. These are the Gonda and Mayo buildings, and they are hooked together seamlessly. You will be going to the 15th floor of the Mayo building, but if you accidentally go to the 15th floor of the Gonda building, you can just walk straight to the Mayo building. (I actually suggest going to the 15th floor of the Gonda building at some point because the side of the building is windows and you will see quite a view.)

The itinerary they mail to you will give you additional info. In the subway of the Gonda building, there is also an information desk near the Patient/Visitor Cafeteria and they can direct you to the correct elevators.

If you are having an endocrine appointment, you will most likely be doing labs after your appointment. The lab is located down a long hallway in the subway level of the Mayo building, but is still super-easy to get to and has some interesting stuff on the walls to look at.

I usually stay at the Kahler Grand Hotel. It’s right across the dead-end street from Mayo’s main, street-level entrance (the one you see on brochures), which enters into the 1st floor level of the Gonda building. If I go there in the wintertime, I take the Kahler Grand elevators to the subway level so I don’t have to deal with the weather, and I also don’t have to wear a coat.

The closest hotels are the Kahler Grand and the Marriot. As with any city with an “attraction,” the hotels further away will be less expensive and will have shuttles, but I like staying there because I can easily go back to my room between appointments. Also, there’s a lot of stuff close-by within walking distance, including restaurants, shops, and a small mall. The Kahler Grand also has a couple of restaurants, a small store, and a Starbucks, some stores in the subway level, and a parking garage that you can self-park in or valet, and they also have regular shuttles all day to the Apache Mall and Walmart.

Additionally, there are a ton of subway-level restaurants and shops opening during Mayo’s business hours… Subway, Quiznos, Freshens, Dairy Queen/Orange Julius, a pharmacy with some small groceries, etc.

For travel, I have both rented a car and also used the Yellow Cab company. Yellow Cab has a smartphone app that enables me to order my cab service for my arrival and departure dates/times while I’m still home in New York before I’ve even left for Minnesota.

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