Posted 11/23/2011 4:31 PM (GMT -6)
Mayo is a GREAT choice for what points are important to you, Zanne. And I would recommend Econo-Lodge out by the fairgrounds. Shuttle service is great, one of the few still family operated motels in town, a Perkins restuarant just down the road - or next door, I forget! Duh.
Its clean, neat, rates are reasonable. For most of your meals I would recommend eating at the hospital cafeteria in the Eisenberg bldg (Methodist Hospital), the best food for the price closest to the Clinic itself. The Econo-Lodge has 'puter use free in lobby or hookup in room. Breakfast is free: waffles, pancakes, hard boiled eggs, cereals, rolls .... I forget what all, fruit juices, coffee and tea, of course.
As I said, Mayo is the EPITOME of EFFICIENCY. Well before computers one of the Mayo doctors is the developer of the .... I forget what you call it now, the tubes moving items by air from office to office and floor to floor. IBM is a major business in Rochester and works closely w/Mayo.
Pneumatic tube system???
Most all the staff right down to the janitors are friendly and helpful.