Just finishing up an extended stay at the Kahler Inn & Suites while my wife received therapy at Mayo. We stayed in the mini-suite w/ 2 queens and it was nice to have a little extra room.
First of all, this place gets used. Even though it's mostly clean, there's just a lot of people using this place for their time at Mayo, and it's probably like that all year. So it's difficult to get in and renovate when the place is usually full. So, it's not a brand new place but our room is clean.
*Convenience: Easy access to the subway walkway that connects you to Mayo. It would take us 5 minutes from hotel to where we needed to be at Mayo. Pretty nice. Would be a huge plus when the weather is bad. Also, the Jimmy Johns and Caribou that are attached to the lobby are handy options.
*Service: We've had a great experience in this area. Really friendly and helpful housekeeping service as well as service from the front desk as well.
*Amenities: Somewhere in between a pro and con....a "pron"?? They have a continental breakfast...nothing special but we've taken advantage of it. Pool and hotub...ok. Wireless internet...free but slow. Get the point? It has a lot of the basics for free, but it's not top notch in these areas.
*Elevator: Luckily for everyone who stays here after August 2010, you will not have to deal with this. They are replacing all their elevators w/ fast ones. Because the elevators are the worst I have ever experienced. My wife and I are on the 7th floor and we almost always take the stairs. Kudos to Kahler for making the investment to fix this major problem.
*Parking: At least it's free. That's about the only good thing to say about it. You have to see it to believe it. Truly the worst parking garage I've ever used. Very low ceilings and several "blind" areas that are only wide enough for one car. If two cars met in one of these areas, one would have to back up because there's no room. This one probably can't be fixed so guests will have this terror to deal with for years to come. ***If you have the option, do not bring a large SUV or truck. It would be a nightmare.
Overall, the convenience makes this hotel worth it--at a price that's not too bad. Great service as well. I would stay here again if needed, but hopefully it's our last trip to Mayo!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We invite you to relax in comfort in one of our renovated guest rooms featuring comfortable bedding and LCD televisions. Mornings can be busy and parking can be a hassle -- but not at the Kahler Inn and Suites. Enjoy a fantastic free continental breakfast every morning along with free covered parking. If you need to go anywhere we are connected by underground pedestrian walkways to Mayo Clinic as well as downtown Rochester. We also offer a free shuttle service to St. Mary's Hospital. Whether you are visiting Mayo Clinic, visiting Rochester for business, or enjoying leisure travel in the heart of downtown, Kahler Inn & Suites is convenient, friendly and ideal for extended stays ... more less
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