What are your accommodation recommendations when coming to Mayo?

Posted by Jamie Olson @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? 

@bernese53

Where is the caramel corn store?

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I totally agree. And please Note we just stayed at Kahler Grand and could not believe the “Tiny student room with broken TV, 1 light bulb with town lamp shad, no wash clothes, closet bigger than the shower & noisy toilet, Broken fridge stacked on dresser blocking Broken TV!!!Front desk evening check in girl looked down on us and said,Oh you booked on hotwire!” Rude! So no more Kahler Grand for us!

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You have t book a standard room not a student room . I have never seen those rooms and we have been going for 17 years to the Kahler Grand . Sorry you had a bad experience

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@bernese53

Where is the caramel corn store?

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I agree with you book through the Hotel directly

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@bernese53

Where is the caramel corn store?

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Im sorry u had a bad experience with them. I stayed there probably 20x and never had a bad experience. They always went above and beyond but like someone else said book threw the hotel. I always did it that way so they knew i was a patient etc.

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@bernese53

Where is the caramel corn store?

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We are coming from Michigan on Sunday and on a very small budget. Where is the best place to stay that has a shuttle with wheelchair access?

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@bernese53

Where is the caramel corn store?

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We book Kahler Inn and Suites on Hotmail.com for $66.00-$76.00 per night. connects withtunnel system to Mayo Clinic.WCHR are everywhere for free.Free Breakfast. Bigger Rooms than the Kahler. Just be sure to book downtown and no where else. look for the 80% recommendation and sometimes E Rochesterlocation 

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@bernese53

Where is the caramel corn store?

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@aclark81, I see that you have recently joined Mayo Connect, and I would like to extend a sincere welcome to you. Your question is one that many of us have experienced throughout our variety of treatments and conditions. As a new member, I want you to feel welcome to view / participate in any of our many other discussion groups or features that are listed across the top of this page.

I see that @llwortman has already shared some excellent information from her experience.
My husband and I have stayed at several nearby lodgings that we could walk in the 'subway ' system, and not be bothered by the weather. They are all wheelchair friendly. Parking at the motel could be something to consider. Here is a link that my husband found helpful. http://www.rochestercvb.org/ Our preference is to be connected to Mayo. If you are driving and need to park, be sure to check out whether there is a fee.

We have also stayed at short distance and relied on the shuttle service. If you choose to stay away from the clinic, most motels have shuttles that take you directly to the main entry, and pick you there. It has a roof, so no need to worry about the rain or snow! Shuttles are wheelchair accessible, and there are also wheelchairs at the entry if you prefer to do that. Drivers are all helpful to anyone needing assistance. If this is your choice – Use the shuttle. You cannot beat the door to door service!

Here is another resource:
Mayo Clinic in Rochester has Concierge Services to help make your trip go smoothly. They provide information about travel, lodging, Mayo Clinic and community resources to plan your visit to make your visit smooth and less stressful!
And it’s free.
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. CST by phone, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. in person
Location: Mayo Building, Lobby level, International Center
Email: concierge@mayo.edu
Phone: 507-538-8438

I hope this is helpful. Let me know what other questions you have.
Safe travels.
Rosemary

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@bernese53

Where is the caramel corn store?

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Thank you for your response. We have called around unfortunately the shuttles can not lift a wheelchair and he is unable to climb stairs due to a broken hip/femur bone in July. They are also living on ssi so income is very tight at the moment. Mayo is our last hope the Drs here in the upper peninsula of Michigan can not handle his condition.

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@bernese53

Where is the caramel corn store?

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@aclark81, I think you should contact the Concierge Service that I share in my previous post. You do not have to do this alone. Mayo is the last hope for many patients. Give them a call.
Keep in touch.
Rosemary

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@bernese53

Where is the caramel corn store?

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Thank you Rosemary I did email them waiting to hear back now, if not soon I will give them a call.

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Hi, we have stayed in many places during our numerous visits to the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, for staying close to the clinic with underground access to everything around including the clinic, we like the "Kayler Inn and Suites" the rooms are large and include a kitchenette, its clean and rooms are updated,the prices are reasonable in comparaison to other similar accommodations that are connected to the underground passages, in the downtown area.

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@fair2all

Hi, we have stayed in many places during our numerous visits to the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, for staying close to the clinic with underground access to everything around including the clinic, we like the "Kayler Inn and Suites" the rooms are large and include a kitchenette, its clean and rooms are updated,the prices are reasonable in comparaison to other similar accommodations that are connected to the underground passages, in the downtown area.

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@fair2all, Hi Jack, I see that you have recently joined Mayo Connect and I want to extend a sincere 'Welcome' to our Connect community. Thank you for sharing your experience about lodging with us. We value the input of our members on Mayo Connect. And we are always eager to learn from each other and to support each other through our own unique backgrounds.

Please know that you are always invited to participate wherever you are comfortable. As an FYI, There is a link at the bottom of this page (lower left) where you can learn more about Mayo Connect.

Jack, we look forward to hearing more from you in the future.
Rosemary

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Stay away from the Staybridge out on Commerce Drive. Bad management and rooms and common areas are often not cleaned well as well as Pet rooms not deep cleaned after guests with pets well. Also they offer different rates for the same room same days and unless you demand it they dont offer the Mayo clinic discount even if they know you are a patient or patients family. You have to ask for it and triple check to make sure you have it. Pool chemicals are also often off either low chlorine or so high it bleaches your suits.
We stayed there for almost 3 months , this is one Id avoid.

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Thank you for your advice. We always stay at The Kahler Grand and we like it. It is very comfortable and very close to Mayo Clinic

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At the Rochester location. My mom, and I stay at the Kahler Inn & Suites. It is within easy access by subway level to the clinic. Not sure about the price as my mom pays for it. But, I like staying there. So, does my mom because when I had my two hip replacement surgeries. The hotel was very good about extending her stay in the room. We'll be back at Kahler from the 28th-30th. I have appointments with my doctors there.

Last year when we were there. The manager was really nice about letting us keep a clinic wheelchair in the hotel room. Like the one in my profile picture. That's never happened before during the times I would bring my walker only. All of the other times. I brought my manual wheelchair.

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