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Hotels Fact Sheet

December 20, 2010

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Rochester, Minn. offers over 5,000 hotel rooms, combining a huge inventory for a city of its size with extras that appeal to business, meeting and family travelers.  Rochester is a city built on hospitality and its hotels make it their mission to accommodate the particular needs of their guests.

Doubletree Hotel Downtown

The newly renovated Doubletree Plaza Hotel offers 212 spacious guest rooms with working desks, data port phones and complimentary high speed Internet access.  The swimming pool, sauna and whirlpool are complemented by an exercise room complete with cardiovascular and strength training machines.  The Doubletree's dining options include the recently opened restaurant Pescara, as well as an in-house Starbucks.  Travelers can also take advantage of the new full-service BluH20 beauty salon.  The Doubletree Hotel features 6,500 square feet of meeting space and is the closest hotel to the Mayo Civic Center, connected via skyway.

The Kahler Grand Hotel

The Kahler is the closest property to Mayo Clinic via skyway, featuring over 700 guest rooms and 30,000 square feet of versatile meeting space.  Welcoming leisure and business travelers, as well as dignitaries from around the globe, the Kahler Grand is Rochester's historic hotel property with amenities such as a courtesy shuttle to the medical center, 15 restaurants, the Healing Touch Spalon, an underground shopping complex that spans 26 blocks, skyway/subway access and special Mayo Clinic rates.  Rochester's premier, classic, full-service hotel, the Kahler Grand shares a historic past with Mayo Clinic.  Part of the building was once a hospital, and nurses were on staff until the late 1980s.

In 2006 the Kahler opened a penthouse "hotel within a hotel" - the International Hotel.  Located on the top floor of Kahler Grand Hotel, the property is the premier luxury hotel in Rochester, Minn. with a convenient downtown location.  Its "Five Star" facilities feature 26 oversized deluxe guestrooms and suites with flat screen HDTVs, DVD players, CD players, wireless Internet and business services, a dedicated concierge available seven days a week, European style breakfast, evening hors d'oeuvres and afternoon high tea daily.  In late 2008 the International Hotel doubled its property with the completion of a 20-room addition and remodeling project.

Ramada Hotel and Conference Center

Located within minutes of Mayo Clinic, Mayo Civic Center and IBM Corporation, the 149-room Ramada Hotel and Conference Center lets guests take advantage of the complimentary shuttle service, free parking, a business center with up-to-the-minute news and free deluxe continental breakfast. The Ramada is the ideal family hotel due to a two-story waterslide and toddler waterpark in the center of the hotel.  The family-friendly environment, combined with the hotel's 8,000 square feet of meeting and banquet facilities, makes the Ramada a very popular wedding venue.

Rochester Marriott Mayo Clinic Hotel

Renovated in 2006, the Rochester Marriott offers 193 rooms, 10 suites, eight meeting rooms and over 10,000 square feet of meeting space.  Ideal for the business traveler with executive-style meetings and events, the Rochester Marriott features a full-service business center, fitness center, high-speed Internet access, large work desks, dual-line speakerphone and voicemail and a direct connection to Mayo Clinic via climate-controlled pedestrian subway and skyway. 

Broadway Residence and Suites

Located within walking distance to the Mayo Clinic, Broadway Residence and Suites is Rochester's premiere high-rise featuring both furnished and unfurnished apartments. The hotel also has access to the skywalk allowing guests a way to experience all that downtown has to offer. Amenities include bi-weekly housekeeping, free daily hot breakfasts, free local telephone and cable, and a welcome gift box with snacks and every move-in essential.

Holiday Inn Express

Located in the heart of Rochester's commercial and cultural center, the Holiday Inn Express offers 170 newly remodeled guest rooms and two suites.  All rooms are equipped with modern amenities, including high speed Internet and two phone lines to cater to the hotel's business travelers.  Guests enjoy free continental breakfast and complimentary shuttle service to Mayo Clinic and a skyway that connects to the Mayo Civic Center.

Hilton Garden Inn

With 143 rooms and 14 suites, the Hilton Garden Inn features an indoor pool, fitness room, business center, high speed wireless Internet, 24-hour Pavilion Pantry and a private meeting room for up to 40 people.  It is connected via skyway to shopping, restaurants and the Mayo Civic Center.

Best Western Soldier's Field Tower & Suites

Just minutes from Mayo Clinic, the Best Western Soldier's Field Tower & Suites offers Rochester's first and only "anywhere and everywhere" hotel courtesy van service, with 214 rooms, fitness center, arcade, hair salon, gift shop, pools and free continental breakfast.  With the Alpine Room and the Evergreen Room and Parlor, the hotel offers three meeting spaces that can accommodate groups of 10 to 80 people.  The Best Western is located near Soldier's Field, which features the Soldier's Field Golf Course, an outdoor swimming pool and a War Memorial. In addition, close by is Twigs, a tavern and grille with fantastic patio seating that cooks your food on 650 degree granite rocks.

Residence Inn by Marriott

The Residence Inn by Marriott is a favorite for extended stay guests because of its 89 spacious suites in studio, one-, and two-bedroom style options - a unique layout that offers guests 50 percent more space than regular hotel rooms.  Guests enjoy a fully equipped kitchen in every suite, a pedestrian walkway connecting the hotel to Mayo Clinic, free high-speed Internet and complimentary grocery shopping service.  A 400 square feet meeting room can accommodate a meeting for up to 45 people.

Kahler Inn & Suites

With direct access to Mayo Clinic and the 60 novelty stores and restaurants of The Grand Shops, the Kahler Inn & Suites is conveniently located in the heart of downtown Rochester.  Guests can enjoy 271 guest rooms and suites, a recreation center, fitness center, complimentary shuttle service and in-house eateries, such as The Center Street Country Café, Jimmy John's and Caribou Coffee.

Courtyard by Marriott Rochester — Saint Marys

Located across the street from Saint Marys Hospital and only a short complimentary shuttle ride away from Mayo Clinic, the Courtyard by Marriott is a customer-focused hotel in a convenient location.  The hotel offers 117 guest rooms with high-speed Internet access and large work desks, in addition to its fitness center, full-service business center, two meetings rooms and nearly 1,000 square feet of meeting space.


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