Rochester

Travel Guide
Rochester which includes a coastal town, a city and a park

Discover Rochester's more than 100 parks and gardens, its traditional Midwestern heritage, great shopping and one of the nation’s most well-respected medical facilities.

Many will know Rochester as the location of the famous Mayo Clinic, a renowned U.S. medical facility that is top ranked in multiple specialties. This northern Minnesota city also has visitor appeal with numerous outdoor spaces and great shopping.

If you are a Mayo patient, take a free tour to find out more about the clinic, learn its history and see its art collection. All city visitors can tour Mayowood Mansion, the 38-room former home of Dr. Charles Mayo.

Summers in Rochester may be hot, making them the perfect time to enjoy the city’s superb network of over 100 parks, covering an area of 3,500 acres (1,400 hectares). Try Oxbow Park and Zoo or walk the Douglas State Trail. Some parks, such as Quarry Hill Nature Center, offer skiing and other snow sports in winter.

Don’t miss the Chateau Theatre, one of the most elaborate theaters from the 1900s. It is now a retail shop, but you can still see the ornate façade and French-style interior. Discover more about the city’s past in Heritage House Victorian Museum in Central Park, where artifacts and belongings of a typical 19th-century Midwestern family are on display. Shop in quirky stores around University Square for Scandinavian goods or contemporary fashion or dine in one of the many restaurants.

You’ll need your own transportation to explore the area, since the bus service is designed mainly for the needs of locals and Mayo Clinic visitors. The town center though, is walkable. Modern city planners have provided wide pedestrianized avenues and enclosed skyways, making it easy to access the lively town center on foot and in snowy weather.

Located 80 miles (130 kilometers) southeast of Minneapolis, Rochester has both international and domestic airports. Serving the high number of people who come to the clinic, Rochester is set up very well for visitors when compared to other cities of similar size, so you will easily find a base from which to explore this attractive Midwestern town.

Even Hotel Rochester - Mayo Clinic Area
Even Hotel Rochester - Mayo Clinic Area
3.5 out of 5
101 11TH AVENUE SW, SUITE A, Rochester, MN
The price is AU$148 per night from 4 Feb. to 5 Feb.
Located in Kutzky Park, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Mayo Clinic Hospital - Saint Marys Campus and Mayo Clinic. University of Minnesota-Rochester ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (43 reviews)
"This place is really unique and a relaxing place to stay!"

Reviewed on 17 Jan. 2022

Even Hotel Rochester - Mayo Clinic Area
Kahler Inn and Suites - Mayo Clinic Area
Kahler Inn and Suites - Mayo Clinic Area
3.5 out of 5
9 3rd Ave Nw, Rochester, MN
The price is AU$163 per night from 22 Jan. to 23 Jan.
Located in Downtown Rochester, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Mayo Clinic and Mayo Civic Center. Mayo Clinic Hospital - Saint Marys Campus and Apache ...
3.6/5 Good! (1,206 reviews)
"We reserved a studio suite, because we enjoy a little more space to move around. Although I respect the need, I believe that a hotel should not place people in handicap accessible rooms before asking if it is approved by the customer. This room was only equipped with a shower, no tub. Unless needed, ..."

Reviewed on 14 Jan. 2022

Kahler Inn and Suites - Mayo Clinic Area
Kahler Grand Hotel
Kahler Grand Hotel
3 out of 5
20 2nd Ave Sw, Rochester, MN
The price is AU$184 per night from 28 Jan. to 29 Jan.
Located in Downtown Rochester, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Mayo Clinic and University of Minnesota-Rochester. Rochester Civic Theater and Mayo Civic ...
3.6/5 Good! (978 reviews)
"Short walking distance to Mayo Clinic"

Reviewed on 13 Jan. 2022

Kahler Grand Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Home2 Suites by Hilton Rochester Mayo Clinic Area
Home2 Suites by Hilton Rochester Mayo Clinic Area
3 out of 5
831 16th Street SW, Rochester, MN
The price is AU$184 per night from 4 Feb. to 5 Feb.
Situated near the airport, this aparthotel is 0.5 mi (0.9 km) from Apache Mall, and within 3 mi (5 km) of Mayo Clinic Hospital - Saint Marys Campus and Mayo ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (439 reviews)
"Easy parking, fast check in and out. Very comfortable room. Great access to anything in city."

Reviewed on 3 Nov. 2021

Home2 Suites by Hilton Rochester Mayo Clinic Area
The Berkman
The Berkman
3 out of 5
217 14th Ave SW, Rochester, MN
The price is AU$231 per night from 21 Jan. to 22 Jan.
Situated in Rochester, this golf aparthotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of OMC Miracle Mile, Mayo Clinic and Mayo Clinic Hospital - Saint Marys Campus. Apache Mall ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (66 reviews)
"This place makes you feel at home. Not only is the place amazing, the staff is amazing. Troy was so helpful and friendly and we will be back again very soon. Can’t wait to experience this place in the summer too. I won’t be staying anywhere else for future trips to Rochester."

Reviewed on 5 Jan. 2022

The Berkman
Homewood Suites by Hilton Rochester Mayo Clinic Area / Saint Marys
Homewood Suites by Hilton Rochester Mayo Clinic Area / Saint Marys
3 out of 5
165 13th Avenue SW, Rochester, MN
The price is AU$191 per night from 4 Feb. to 5 Feb.
Located in Kutzky Park, this aparthotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Mayo Clinic Hospital - Saint Marys Campus and Mayo Clinic. Rochester Art Center and Rochester ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (292 reviews)
"Convenience…"

Reviewed on 6 Nov. 2021

Homewood Suites by Hilton Rochester Mayo Clinic Area / Saint Marys
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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