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Kahler Grand Hotel

20 South-West Second Ave., Rochester, Minnesota, 55902-3013, United States
#8 of 47 hotels in Rochester
Pleasant (2.5 out of 5.0) 2 reviews
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Enjoy the pool, But bring your own sheets!

Bad (2.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on May 19, 2005

The Kahler isn't the worst place i've stayed, but it's close. The Kahler may have been cool at one time, but it looks like it's really gone downhill. The rooms aren't great, but they work.(it's great if you like hair on your sheets!) The lobby and outside of the place make you think your room is going to be just as spectacular, thats not the case with most of the rooms.

Unique Quality: The place has a pool on it's roof, but the evevator doesn't go up there and you have to walk up 3 flights of stairs in a really spooky stairwell. Once your up there though, the pool is nice and warm, there is a good view of the surronding area, and a dome that chances colors at night. Overall thats about it though.

Directions: It's the old building with the big dome and giant neon sign on the roof, it's hard to miss.

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Kahler Grand Hotel-Rochester Most Overrated Hotel

Bad (2.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on May 13, 2004

The Kahler is a old hotel. Its beginnings date back to 1896, but the hotel that stands today is from approximately 1921. When the idea of a major hotel near Mayo Clinic was conceived, it actually involved hospital rooms existing above the hotel rooms. Because of Mayo's growth, the hotel was expanded into 730 rooms and suites, as it is today.

The reason why I name it as "Rochester's most overrated hotel," is because it does have some allure as it is so historic, but updates on redecoration did not continue through the 20th and 21st centuries. The carpeting is very old and stained in many places, the wallpaper in some of the rooms is very faded and sometimes peeling off of the walls.

Unique Quality: Prices for a room at the Kahler are between $89 and $150, depending on specials and what night the stay is for.

The Kahler is Rochester's only domed, sky-lit recreation area. It includes a pool, whirlpool, sauna, exercise and game area.

The Kahler is often the venue for conventions and classes that local and visiting businesses hold. There are two ballrooms in the subway level of the hotel that are very average in hotel-ballroom design. However, on the lobby level is a ballroom, which is very classy, but small. Its centerpiece is a marble fireplace.

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Address: 20 South-West Second Ave., Rochester, Minnesota, 55902-3013, United States

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Amenities at Kahler Grand Hotel

  • Restaurant
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Center
  • Business Services
  • Pets Allowed
  • Shuttle Service
  • Free High Speed Internet
  • Suites
  • Airport Transportation
  • Bar / Lounge

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