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The Kahler Grand Hotel - 36 Reviews - 20 2nd Ave SW, Rochester, MN - Hotels Reviews - Phone (507) 280-6200
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The Kahler Grand Hotel

20 2nd Ave SW
Rochester, MN 55902
(507) 280-6200

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The Kahler Grand Hotel - Rochester, MN
The Kahler Grand Hotel - Rochester, MN
The Kahler Grand Hotel - Rochester, MN
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I was traveling alone and chose to stay close to Mayo Clinic. Despite reading some bad reviews, I was pleasantly surprised by my nice lower-priced room. The staff was really helpf...


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Helpful 8/9/2011

I was traveling alone and chose to stay close to Mayo Clinic. Despite reading some bad reviews, I was pleasantly surprised by my nice lower-priced room. The staff was really helpful and the food was good at both restaurants inside of the hotel. The pool and exercise area was very nice even with the walk up the last flight of stairs. It was just so nice to be able to go back to my room between appointments. more

Very Hospitable 8/8/2011

I have stayed at the Kahler Grand Hotel now three times in three years when I get my annual kidney transplant annual evaluation at May Clinic. The Kahler Grand is hospitable, convenient and centrally located for all my doctors' and clinics' appointments. Their staff and bellmen are caring and considerate very willing to assist me with getting to and from the hotel. I need their assistance because I use a wheelchair to get about. I recommend Kahler for any out of town guests needing affordable rooms with great service and good restaurants all in one location. more

Good Value 8/2/2011

Had the opportunity to visit Rochester and stayed in the Kahler Grand Hotel. There is a lot of history in this old girl. Rooms were average, but clean well kept. They have a nice restaurant, bar and martini lounge. Great location with a lot to do right in the neighborhood. Staff was friendly. We paid about $100 a night and thought it was a good value. more

Great prices 7/11/2011

I always stay at the Kahler Grand Hotel when traveling to Rochester. The proximity to Mayo Clinic along with the amenities and rooms for the price makes this a no brainer. more

excellent 7/6/2011

We experienced excellent service and friendly staff during our many stays at the Kahler Grand in 2010. Very customer oriented, and a reaal value compared to alternatives. For downtown location the Kahler offers the most convenient location with the ability to acces most of downtown without having to leave the protection of a building or subway. more

Good Value 7/5/2011

We travel to Rochester at least once annually, and have never been "burned" by staying at the Kahler. Clean, comfortable, and convenient to Mayo. Not the fanciest, but a good value. more

Value 6/28/2011

I have stayed at the Kahler Grand for years and they have always met or exceeded my expectations for service, convenience, and value for the money. more

Very Friendly 6/27/2011

We have stayed here twice now and would definitely recommend this hotel. It is vintage and has character, the staff were very friendly and the rooms are very comfortable. We stayed in a queen the first visit, our second visit we had a king bed and it is definitely worth the extra money. Very dog friendly and quiet. We will stay here again when we return. more

Room Service Catered to my needs 6/24/2011

Room service-was able to cater to my severe food allergies and Celiac Disease, fast friendly service The building itself-nice historic venue, nice shops, nice to walk around and explore Clean-housekeeping was always calling to see if I needed anything if the DND sign was up, which I though was nice, but might annoy some people who are ill and trying to sleep. Computer facilities and office equipment on site. Pool and gym Laundry Decor-The hallways looked straight out the Stephen King's The Shining, but I like that sort of look. Very grand historic hotel indeed. Be sure to check out the book in your suite that outlines the history of the hotel more

Friendly and efficient 6/20/2011

Attending Mayo Clinic, location is excellent. Nancy at front desk was extremely helpful and accommodating when I had to extend my stay at the last minute. Staff on the floors were extremely friendly and efficient. This will be the only hotel I'll return to when I visit Rochester! more

more than happy to return 6/13/2011

"When I first saw the reviews here I was thinking that if I decided to stay here it would be specifically for the chance to see how bad it was for myself... a fun adventure. I was thinking that perhaps this wasn't such a smart idea as I arrived from a 10:30 pm flight and had a 6 am appointment the next day. However, I was pleasantly surprised to see that the hotel was perfectly suited to my needs. The location was beyond excellent if you are a patient at Mayo Clinic. The rooms were perfectly clean, comfy, and adequate, although the bathrooms are from the 70/80s and do have a hospital vibe. That said, I kind of liked the bathrooms....they had a unique retro vibe. Cool. And yes, the fridge and microwave were older, but they worked fine, no problems. The room overall was much nicer than I expected with 2 huge windows. The size was perfect for one person. I do suggest not taking a room that faces the courtyard area if you are a light sleeper. As long as you can afford to stay in any of the regular or deluxe (NOT economy) rooms, you should be OK. It was exactly what I was needing for a Mayo visit and I am more than happy to return. " more

Free PArking! 5/24/2011

If going to the Kahler for the Mayo Clinic, do not stay anywhere else. You can be from your room to your appointment within 10 minutes within going out in the weather. I found the staff friendly and helpful, responding quickly to any needs.The economy queen room we stayed in was adequate and QUIET. The hotel is renovating the rooms, so I am sure they will be more modern at a future date. The breakfast buffet had a large variety including fresh raspberries, blueberries and blackberries. And the parking is free! more

Stayed here for Mayo Clinic 5/17/2011

I stayed at the Kahler during Summer 2010, as being a patient at the Mayo Clinic. The front desk staff were extremely friendly/helpful. They had a fan that was available for use as I can't sleep without one. Although the cleanliness of the room was great, the location of this hotel is what makes it worth it. You can access the Mayo Clinic without stepping foot outside. (There is an underground hallway that takes you from the hotel to the Mayo Clinic.) There is also a place to eat as well as a Starbucks :) located in the main lobby. It is also within walking distance to numerous other great restaurants, a Barnes & Noble, and cute shops. In addition, a shuttle is available to come and bring you to the Mall of America. Like I said the cleanliness of the room isn't great however with the location of this hotel can't be beat! There is also a shuttle that picks you up and drops you off at the airport, which is very helpful. This is the only place I would stay if I was to be going to be going to the Mayo Clinic again. There are numerous other hotels you can stay at in the area, however none are as close to the Mayo Clinic and are nearly as convenient. In addition, there is a great fitness center located at the top floor with new workout machines, weights, and a pool. Plenty of vending machines with easy access too! more

Great! 5/10/2011

I feel this is the best option for lodging when going to the clinic. Convenient to get to appts and also using the subway and skyways to do shopping when waiting for other appts. Lots of great choices for dining also. I recommend the Grand Grill just off the lobby for a great buffet breakfast. Yes it is an older hotel, so rooms may be smaller than average, but it is quiet and comfortable beds make it easy to relax. I wouldn't stay any place else when going to Mayo. more

Reasonably Priced 5/5/2011

Outstanding courteous staff. Room service was delivered on time and the food was warm and delicious! Martini's restaurant had a delicious brunch every morning. Everything was very reasonably priced. My husband and I stayed several times at the Kahler Grand and will go back there to stay every time we are in the Rochester area. We highly recommend the Kahler Grand for an thoroughly stress free, relaxing experience. more

Well kept & great staff! 5/2/2011

This hotel may be older, but it has all the amenities including two restaurants and a bar, a large pool and exercise equipment, It is very well kept up and has the advantage of being the closest hotel to the Mayo Clinic. It's just a quick walk through the subway or, weather permitting, a dash across the street to get to the clinic. Rooms range from basic to luxurious. The staff is friendly, knowledgable and helpful. more

Grand Experience 4/29/2011

The staff was very hospitable and the room was nice,everything that we needed. Was surprised to have a microwave and a refrigerator. more

Enjoyable Stay 4/27/2011

An enjoyable stay in the manner of old style charm. Pleasant stafff and quiet accommodations. Being so close to the clinic is a major advantage and the parking garage is attached and easy to use and access with the hotel key card. more
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Owner Message

  • Experience The Kahler Grand, a historic hotel in the heart of Rochester with 30,000 square feet of onsite meeting space, renowned dining, and direct access by skyway and underground concourse to the world-famous Mayo Clinic. Elegant guestrooms and suites, a rooftop pool, and fine dining at Lord Essex and the Grand Grill make us the perfect destination for a fun getaway, romantic retreat, or business trip in Minnesota.


  • Luxury hotel in downtown Rochester, connects directly to the Mayo Clinic and the Kahler Complex through pedestrian subways and skyways.

  • 11/18/2005 Provided by Citysearch

Additional information

  • Hours:

    Mon: 12:00am-11:59pm;Tue: 12:00am-11:59pm;Wed: 12:00am-11:59pm;Thu: 12:00am-11:59pm;Fri: 12:00am-11:59pm;Sat: 12:00am-11:59pm;Sun: 12:00am-11:59pm;
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