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? 

@50surgeries

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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@50surgeries, Good Morning! Welcome to Connect. Your cheerful post has made me smile as I, too, can recall the kindness of the Rochester "locals" toward the needs of patients. When I have stayed at the motels near the clinic, I am amazed by the number of wheelchairs lined up in the hallways. This is not something that one normally sees in a motel, is it?

It sounds like you are experienced at spending time at Mayo Rochester.
What do you like to do or where do you like to spend the quiet time between appointments, or at the end of a busy day during your visit?
I invite you to share some ideas in this discussion: What are your suggestions for a quiet place to relax between appointments. https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/what-are-your-suggestions-for-a-quiet-place-to-relax-between-appts/

I wish you safe travels to Rochester.

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@50surgeries

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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Seeing the clinic wheelchairs all lined up at the hotel where my mom, and I stay was something I had to get used to seeing when we first came to Rochester.

My life has revolved around speciality hospitals from birth as I was born with Apert Syndrome. It’s a rare syndrome that causes fusion of the bones in the hands, feet, and face. I’ve had fifty surgeries from birth to age 31. I’m 37 now.

My mom, and I have a favorite restaurant to eat at while we are there. Victoria’s. Their food is so good. We also like to hang out in the Gonda Building atrium, and listen to whoever is playing the piano.

Speaking of that. I’ve heard of a group called the Gonda Singers, and have seen their videos on YouTube. Do you know when the’ll be performing. I’ve heard there was a big controversy about them singing in the atrium because of the loudness.

Do you know if they still perform, and when? My mom, and I would love to hear them when we’re at Mayo, and we’re only there for the 29th, and the 30th.

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