We had a one day visit to Rochester that turned into two, but a room for a second night at my original hotel was not available. I did some searching and found the Country Inn & Suites South was available at an affordable rate. I had previously enjoyed Country Inn in other cities, so I jumped at the chance. I'm so glad I did!
While this facility is quite a bit further away from the Mayo Clinic, it was so worth it. The room was a real suite, with a nice sofabed and TV in one area and a separate bedroom. It was nice to be able to enjoy TV without sitting on the bed! The rooms were in good shape. The beds are typical of beds of hotels in this price range.
The heating/AC was a through-the-wall type, but very quiet. Overall, I found the place to be quiet. The bathroom was good, including the hoop-style shower curtain that offers so much extra room.
Breakfast was great - including fresh fruit, cereals, hot biscuits and gravy, sausages, and my favorite Belgian waffles.
The trip downtown is a bit further, but still pretty direct drive. Most of the challenge of getting to Mayo is navigating the route into the parking structures. The hotel is in an odd location - not intuitive at all, so it's best to have a GPS or good directions. You can see it from the main drag, but you'll need to head south and double back to find the hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Less than 15 minutes from downtown, the Country Inn & Suites By Carlson®, Rochester South, MN places you close to the Mayo Clinic and the Rochester International Airport (RST). We provide free shuttle service to both the clinic and the airport, making your stay more convenient. In town for a tournament? We’re near several sports venues, including the Mayo Civic Center and Rochester Regional Stadium. If you’ve had a long day of appointments or meetings, relax in the hotel’s indoor pool and hot tub. You can plan the next day’s schedule with free Internet. Free shuttle service to the Mayo Clinic and airport help you get to your next appointment or flight. Amenities and services include: Free High-Speed Internet Access, Complimentary, Hot Be Our Guest Breakfast, Free Shuttle Service (wheelchair shuttle service at guest expense), Indoor Pool and Hot Tub, and Business Center. When you’re ready for a great night’s sleep, kick back in a guest room or suite at our hotel. You can keep your kids happy by storing their drinks and snacks in the room’s refrigerator. Standard room amenities include: Free High-Speed Internet Access, Microwave and Refrigerator, Coffeemaker, 32″ HDTV, and Kids 18 and Under Stay Free with an Adult. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Country Inn And Suites Rochester South
- Country Inn & Suites Rochester South Hotel Rochester
- Rochester Country Inn