Convenient and Nice place to stay
Reviewed 13 September, 2018
We have stayed there 30 days in the last 6 months and would prefer to stay there every time we stay over night in Rochester, which we be periodically for a long time. The building is also historic in the fact that it was originally built in the 1800's and is still functional today. It does need renovated and probably part of the structure replaced to reduce the maintenance costs and functionality. But it would be nice to at least keep part of the old building, so it can retain its historic character. We also like the older windows that open and allow fresh air into the rooms and the size of the larger suite rooms.
Some building scream make me pretty again.
Reviewed 10 September, 2018
This one screams "please kill me". The building is over 100 years old. You'd expect some peculiarities and a bit of charm. Sadly, this building has been stripped of all it's historical charm. What remains is run down, dingy, and neglected. Squalid is a good word here. The lobby is the only nice space. The hallways are narrow, poorly lit, and covered in old worn out carpets. The curtains were billowing on the second floor, as a window was open to the roof of the property next door. No screen to keep out insects, and no safety or security precautions in place at all. The doors to the rooms are stout old wooden doors, unfortunately, they have been outfitted with multiple lock sets over the years and there are still holes that go all the way through. Some were cleverly stuffed with wadded up paper. The rooms are cramped with oversized mismatched furniture. The bathrooms require you to step up. Certainly not ADA compliant. The tubs are old cast iron tubs with high sides- again, not ADA compliant. And the retrofitted plumbing is..inventive, with exposed pipes INSIDE the tub basin attached to a handheld showerhead. The shower surround looks to have been salvaged from a 1960's trailer house. Nonslip strips in the shower, along with peeling paint on the basin appear grungy and unclean. If you wanted to shower you'd have to remember the one bar of soap left on the vanity on the sink outside the bathroom. Charming signs are posted in the room reminding you to save the planet from all that wasteful sheet washing. The window a/c units are choked with dust and do not function efficiently or effectively whatsoever. The beds are rock hard. The pillows are worn out and lumpy or flat or somehow both simultaneously. But there's free parking and a dorm fridge and microwave in the room and a tv, in case you want to hang out in this dingy run down place. You will find no historical charm here, just neglect, apathy, and disrepair.
Free parking one block from Mayo
Reviewed 6 September, 2018
We have stayed at the Rochester Days Inn a couple of times because of its close proximity to the Mayo Clinic and free parking (other hotels downtown no longer off parking passes). Days Inn rooms are dated and public areas could be cleaner but this hotel offers value for money and rooms are clean if quite basic.
Unfortunately the hotel will soon close.
Kudos to David at the front desk for helpfulness and friendliness and competence (hey other hotels in Rochester pick up this guy!)
Stress Free Visit To Mayo
Reviewed 6 September, 2018
He rooms are quite large and comfortable. Room 508 has two double beds and extra room for sitting in the easy chairs to talk, read, or watch TV. Room 511 is a corner room and you get great cross ventilation with the windows open.
The beds and pillows are comfortable and the rooms were clean. The room have a TV, desk and chair, microwave, refrigerator, two easy chairs, and free WiFi.
The AC for the rooms are dated window units than seem to function. Room 508’s AC unit kept the room comfortable and room 511 kept the room very cold. We slept with the windows open since the evening temp was in the 60’s.
The parking is free and right next door for easy access to your vehicle. Since you can cross the street to gain access to Mayo, you don’t have to plan your time of arrival to include finding the correct parking ramp or see what the shuttle schedule is. This is important to meet schedule appointments and perform your checker function for earlier appointments.
Since the food at Mayo is not all that great, we found it convenient to be able to return to the hotel restaurant...Pannekoeken (Dutch for pancake) Cafe. It has a great breakfast, lunch and dinner menu with a mix of Dutch and American dishes. The Chef and wait staff provide excellent service and food. The prices are similar to other restaurants in the area which are in walking distance. There is a great Dunkin Donuts across the street as well with great coffee, donuts and breakfast sandwiches.
The Day’s Inn is also the arrival/departure point for Groom’s Transportation to MSP airport. They provide ten trips daily.
We have decided this is a worthy place to stay given its location and will be return guests next month.
Awful- don’t waste your money.
Reviewed 27 August, 2018
I drove over 3 hours and was staying here as my grandpa was having surgery at mayo.This stay has been the most awful experience I’ve ever had. I laid on the bed saturated in my own sweat because the WINDOW AC UNIT blows HOT air. The ice machine has been out of order for over a week as I talked to a couple outside that have stayed here the past few weeks. The higher up you go the hotter it is. It is so sketchy, the rooms literally have no room to walk around. They have these rooms so packed full of unnecessary furniture it’s ridiculous. Not to mention in order to get any sleep you have to take a freezing cold shower in the 3 foot high bath tub. This did not work for my grandpa at all as he stayed with me the night before his surgery. He was supposed to take a shower before hand and couldn’t even get into the tub to shower alone. So yeah these rooms are NOT handicap accessible. Basically this hotel is a joke and if I hadn’t already paid ahead of time to stay there 2 nights I’d have found somewhere else. P.s. the photos you see online of this place are a trick. It is no where near as nice as it looks in the photos. Very disappointed and will not stay again.