"We weren't happy that our room wasn't serviced after we arrived. The ice machine on our floor didn't work, and the one on the next floor provided shaved ice. No toaster or bread at breakfast. The hotel is fine if you just need a place to sleep.2021-09-10"
"Worth a stay. The hotel room was nice and large.2020-10-01"
"The hotel was clean, the staff was friendly, and breakfast was great. Book it.2018-09-09"
"The room was clean, and the front desk clerks were helpful. Don't hesitate to stay at this hotel.2016-08-18"
"Good location. The hotel clerks were friendly and helpful, but housekeeping was a real disappointment. The beds weren't made for 2 days, and no shampoo was provided. The wastebasket and liner were sitting on the bathroom counter. My makeup sponge on the soap dish was thrown away.2019-03-27"
"An extremely pleasant experience. Stay at this hotel, especially if you're traveling with a pet.2017-04-18"
"The hotel was pet-friendly and there was no extra fee, which was a plus in my book. The floor in my room was clean. My only complaint is that when I called for directions, the front desk clerk was clueless and unable to help me. You won't be disappointed if you stay here.2015-09-29"
"My handicap room was good-sized and clean; it had a king bed and a sofa. The handicap shower wasn't easy to use, though; my wife is short and couldn't reach the holding bracket.2021-11-06"
"The hotel was great, and the front desk clerks were helpful.2021-09-15"
"The hotel needed to be refurbished; everything was dark and dingy. The staff was pleasant.2018-09-24"
"The hotel was nice, clean, and quiet, but the reception area was being renovated when we arrived. It was dusty and smelled like a sawmill. There was plastic around everything, including the front desk; there was just a hole to speak to the clerk. It was better the next day, but we were disappointed to have a room just down the hall from the noise and dust. The room was nice and pretty clean. A light evening meal was provided. No coffee the last day.2018-07-28"
"Needed a little updating, but the room was clean and quiet, and the beds were comfortable. The hotel computer was really slow, so check-in took a while. The front desk clerks were helpful and nice.2022-07-11"
"Good location and rates. The hotel was nice and clean.2018-09-15"
"This hotel was a nice, quiet place to rest. It was convenient to Mayo Clinic and restaurants. The room was clean, and the employees were friendly and helpful; they even helped me carry my cooler upstairs. Easy check-in and checkout. Breakfast was plentiful.2018-07-14"
"The room was clean, and the staff accommodated our special needs. We'd stay at this hotel again.2018-06-17"
"This hotel needed a lot of work, but the reception was good. Find another place to stay.2018-05-09"
"The room was clean and comfortable, and the hotel staff was helpful and pleasant.2022-11-25"
"Easy to find, and the area wasn't congested. The accommodations were quite satisfactory, and I was impressed with the attention to cleanliness. The hotel staff was pleasant, and the managers were extremely helpful in making sure my needs were met. 2021-06-14"
"The hotel was clean and quiet; I got a good night's sleep. The staff was accommodating, and the kids enjoyed the pool.2021-05-04"
"The hotel was great. The room was clean and quiet, and the staff was kind and took Covid precautions. I had everything I needed.2021-01-16"
"The hotel staff was amazing; they were helpful and answered all my questions and concerns. Be prepared for an hour spread on the shuttle pickup and drop off for the Gonda building at the Mayo Clinic.2020-10-30"
"The room was nice, quiet, and clean. I'll stay here again.2022-05-04"
"Clean and reasonably priced. I had an enjoyable stay. Book a room; it's worth it.2021-10-17"
"We were pleasantly surprised by the quality of the beds and the TV. Great staff. We were able to play cards in the breakfast room. The hotel clerk wiped the counter after each guest encounter, and wore a mask at all times. Stay here.2021-09-13"
"The motel was reasonably priced, and the suite was nice, clean, and spacious. Great place to stay.2020-06-16"
"Good place to stay. The motel was quiet, and the employees were friendly and helpful.2020-05-31"
"I've stayed at this hotel several times and always enjoy it. It's clean and convenient to restaurants and shops. The front desk clerks are friendly and helpful. I'll stay again.2017-06-20"
"The handicap room didn't have an accessible bathtub. I requested a room change, and the hotel staff was kind about moving us. The continental breakfast was mediocre.2016-06-14"
"The room was clean and comfortable, and the hotel staff was friendly. Breakfast was a typical for a hotel. I was pleased with my stay.2016-05-14"
"The room was nasty and the furniture was dirty. We found dead bugs in the bed and shower, and the bedsheets were stained. The toilet overflowed, and afater maintenance repaired it, we had to call for help again because my child got locked in the bathroom. The clerk argued with me about the room. The pool area was so cold that people were sitting around in their coats. This was one of the worst experiences I've had. Stay at another hotel.2015-12-22"
"The hotel employees were friendly and helpful.2022-08-09"
"Good stay. The hotel was close to the hospital. The room was clean and had a great bed. The staff was friendly. Unfortunately, I left my charger in the room; I called and was told it would be sent to me, but 5 calls later, I still haven't received it.2022-08-01"
"Our stay at this hotel was great. The room was clean, and the front desk clerks were friendly and helpful. Nice breakfast.2022-05-09"
"Good location and rates. The room was great, and the beds were comfortable. The hotel staff was friendly. We'll stay here again.2022-03-13"
"We had a comfortable stay. The hotel was well worth the price; the room had a recliner and kitchenette, and the heated garage was awesome. Honkers, the restaurant next door, was great. We'll definitely stay here again.2022-01-08"
"The hotel was comfortable and convenient. Free laundry and computer use. The room was large and nice, and kept clean. I liked the quiet atmosphere. The lounge was lovely, and there was a large outside eating area with a BBQ. There was even a mini store for sundries and snacks. Plenty of parking. You'll be comfortable here.2021-09-09"
"The room was clean and comfortable, and the hotel staff was friendly and helpful.2020-09-19"
"Convenient to St. Mary's Hospital, and the rates were competitive. The shuttle to and from Mayo buildings was reliable and a wonderful perk. The front desk clerks were nice enough, but we encountered some employees who were obviously sick and shouldn't have been exposing customers to germs. The hotel was fine, but the evening meal was just soup and bread.2020-02-24"
"My hotel room wasn't cleaned after the 1st night, and there was no one at the front desk when I came back late after being with my husband in the hospital. No clean towels or coffee had been provided.2021-02-11"
"The night staff was outstanding, but the day staff wasn't. The hotel pool and exercise room were closed because of Covid-19, and the breakfast was pathetic. I wasn't happy.2020-07-16"
"Ask for an odd-numbered room on the top floor of the hotel.2020-06-26"
"There was no one at the front desk when we arrived; we had to wait about 10 minutes. When we got to the room, there was no conditioner or facial tissue, and there were only two towels and no bedding for the sofa bed. The hotel clerk did provide them when we went down and asked for them. After that, things went smoothly and we had a good stay.2019-07-07"
"I loved this hotel. It was quiet, clean, and dog friendly. Nice staff, too. I'd stay here again.2018-07-15"
"Located in a safe area. The hotel exterior was pleasant, and the lobby was nice. Clean, fresh appearance all around, and the layout was good. The employees were nice. I recommend staying here.2022-01-01"
"Nice hotel in a good location. The room looked and smelled clean, and I liked the layout. Nice kitchen and good coffee selection. The employees were pleasant, knowledgeable, and helpful, and I felt like they really cared. Excellent covered parking.2021-12-24"
"I loved the 2 separate rooms and the privacy of having our own bathrooms for privacy. We were able to park in the hotel lot after checking out, which was nice. Great place to stay.2022-05-16"
"I heard a lot of loud noise at this hotel. The mattress was lumpy, and the shower was unsafe. Breakfast was a disappointment. Ask for a room away from the street.2021-10-22"
"This hotel was the next best thing to being home. The bed was comfortable. Stay here.2020-02-15"
"I had a wonderful stay. The hotel was quiet, and the room was nice. Great breakfast and evening happy hour with snacks.2017-10-11"
"The hotel is connected to Mayo Clinic by a carpeted pedestrian tunnel. My suite was well-lit, absolutely spotless, and well-equipped. Excellent check-in and parking, but guests have to get an assigned spot from the manager. I highly recommend staying here.2016-03-28"
"Great location across the street from Gonda and Mayo Clinic. Be prepared, though, it's an old hotel that needs updating. Needed fresh paint and new mattresses and towels.2022-07-23"
"The room and 4th floor hallway smelled like garbage. No hot water in the morning, even after letting the water run for 45 minutes. The hotel clerk wasn't helpful. Check-in took too long. I'd never stay here again.2021-12-23"
"The customer service was excellent. Needed better signage in the parking lot. I highly recommend this hotel.2021-10-22"
"The hotel was close to Mayo Clinic and Methodist Hospital. The furniture was dated, and the restaurant was closed because of Covid. Parking cost extra.2021-03-19"
"The hotel was close to Rochester Methodist Hospital. I liked the beds.2021-03-15"
We order the hotels on this page by how close they are to this attraction.
Most of our competitors order these same hotels in other ways that make them more money.
How Do We Define Motel?
To us, motels are smaller lodgings that have rooms you can enter directly from the parking area.
At hotels, on the other hand, you can enter your room only through a hall inside the building.
Hotel Booking Tips
Beware of non-refundable reservations that could cost you a lot of money if you change or cancel them. +Non-refundable reservations are a gamble that will usually save you less than $10. If you make a $90 non-refundable reservation instead of a $100 refundable booking, you are betting $90 to win $10. Would you do that in Las Vegas? -
Don't assume you can cancel a non-refundable reservation without penalty if you notify the hotel weeks or even months in advance. +Often you cannot because some hotels' profit strategy is to get paid more than once for the same room for the same night. -
Always read cancellation policies carefully before you make a reservation. + When is the latest date and time you can cancel without penalty? - More >
When you make a reservation, you will receive a confirmation email. Take a copy with you to the hotel.
The earlier in the afternoon you check into a hotel, the more likely you will get a room or suite that matches your preferences.