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By a verified traveler on Thu 28 Apr 2016

Hotel Description

Family-friendly 3-star hotel near Mayo Clinic

In historical district

Your stay at this Downtown hotel places you within 2 miles (3 km) of Mayo Clinic and Mayo Civic Center. Soldiers Field Veterans Memorial and Soldiers Field Golf Course are also within half a mile (1 km).

Family-friendly fun

This hotel features a restaurant, an indoor pool, and a bar/lounge. There's fun for all ages with a children's pool and an arcade/game room, and families will appreciate the onsite laundry facilities. Enjoy the 24-hour fitness center and free perks like buffet breakfast and free self parking.

Free WiFi, refrigerators

Featuring conveniences like refrigerators and microwaves, the 214 guestrooms also offer free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Other amenities include room service, coffee/tea makers, and free local calls.

Premier Room, 2 Queen Beds

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
$129* Per night/room Aug 25 - Aug 26

Premier Room, 1 Queen Bed

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

King Suite Non-Smoking

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Premier Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Queen Suite Smoking

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Queen Suite Non-Smoking

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Centerstone Plaza Hotel Soldiers Field/Mayo Clinic Area ratings based on 15 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.6 out of 5 3.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 3.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Centerstone Plaza Hotel Soldiers Field/Mayo Clinic Area

Everyone (3)
3 out of 5
Rooms we stayed in were separated by a busy road from the main facility where all amenities were at. Upon arrival, first room was marked non-smoking but had clearly been smoked in heavily, second room the door would not work, third was not the size we had reserved. Day two they placed us in the room size and type we had reserved. Management offered a $25 gift card to their over priced restaurant, but no bill credit. Rooms (all three we were in) were all a bit worn and past due for an update. Rooms themselves felt crowded, kitchenette was not equipped properly. Lacked adequate number of glasses and included no way to clean dishes that we could locate unless we used soap from bathroom. Odd setup for air conditioner: Small window unit in main room with an in-wall fan between rooms to move air to other rooms. Barely adequate in 80 degeee weather to cool the room. Two of the three rooms we were in had electrical issues such as worn out outlets that would not hold anything plugged in and a bathroom exhaust fan that sounded like metal grinding. Breakfast advertised as a”breakfast buffet” was a continental breakfast with some scrambled eggs and sausage. When we checked in, staff actually said breakfast was “here in the lobby restaurant”. The entrance to the hotel restaurant Twigs is off he lobby, so I took it as breakfast in the restaurant, which was not true. Overall, this hotel is about 1/3 overpriced for what was delivered.

Posted by , from Oklahoma on Jun 17, 2018

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4 out of 5
Very friendly and helpful staff. Stayed here several times

Posted by on Apr 28, 2016

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4 out of 5

Good location for our needs!

Good location, comfortable bed, and good breakfast.

Posted by , from WI on Aug 17, 2015

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2 out of 5

Smelly and out-dated

We stayed in a king suite with full kitchen. Be aware that these rooms are located across the street from the main hotel and have separate entrances. I'm not even sure if they had an elevator in these buildings. The front desk also said that smoking rooms are available on the same floors so you may want to avoid if you need completely smoke free. Being across the street made it inconvenient to use any of the hotel amenities, such as the fitness room or pool. The pool was closed while we were there, which was disappointing, because the pool was one of the main reasons we booked there. The worst part of our stay was the awful odor in the room. Stale, old and just overall smelly. Yuck! The couch was also pretty dirty...enough that I didn't really want to sit on it. If you are staying during the summer, the air conditioner is only located in the main area with none in the bedroom. The decor is VERY outdated. Some positives: walking distance from Mayo, very nice park next door with golf, playground and pool. Very nice grocery food coop a block away. Twigs restaurant inside the hotel has a nice outdoor seating area and the staff was friendly and the food was good. The shuttle is also a nice option. But overall, I couldn't get over the awful smell. I would not waste my money and stay here again.

Posted by , from North Dakota on Sep 17, 2013

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4 out of 5

Convenient location, shuttle service availability and the hote staff was very nice.

Pros: Free breakfast, Close restaurants, Free Internet
I would definitely stay again and plan to in the near future. Hotel does need updating.

Posted by , from Connecticut on Jun 22, 2012

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4 out of 5

Pleasantly Surprised

We stayed in a 2 bedroom suite over the weekend with our four children. The full kitchen proved to be very useful, ate in every meal and saved quite a bit of money. There is a dining room table that seats six which was wonderful. We even made cookies! The two separate bedrooms were invaluable when it was too cold for our outdoor outing and we stayed in for the afternoon. It was clean, the beds were comfortable, and the staff was extremely helpful. The shuttle was also nice. We will stay here again.

Posted by on Oct 11, 2009

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4 out of 5

Exceptionally clean, older decor, 6-8 blocks from Mayo Clinic

Very clean, nice kitchenette, helpful staff. Mayo Clinic is about a 10 minute walk away (i.e. 6-8 fairly short blocks north). Hotel runs their shuttle service regularly. We stayed for 5 nites. Mattress was a bit harder than we were used to, and the place isn't fancy, but it's clean, quiet and comfy. Breakfasts were good and filling but boring (same scrambled eggs, sausage, melon, waffles, cold cererals for 5 days straight). They just put in a new restaurant called Twigs, but we ate at Mayo or downtown or cooked in our room for lunch and dinner. There are lots of restaurant choices around Mayo/downtown on the main and subway levels.....from Quiznos to quite elegant. Suggestion: if your budget is tight, have the hotel shuttle take you to Walmart which is about 10 minutes south. Pick up lunch and dinner items. It's a Superstore which means lots to choose from in fresh goods and frozen entrees if you don't want to cook. There is a very very small but nice grocery store about 5 blocks north of the hotel and just west of Mayo, but they close early and aren't open on Sundays which is the day we arrived. While you're at the grocery, don't forget to get a roll of paper towels, dishwashing soap, maybe laundry detergent if you plan to wash a load of clothes, and whatever other sundries you left at home (sunscreen, bandaids, nail file were some of the things we picked up). Best of luck if you're headed to Mayo Clinic.... which we also recommend.

Posted by on Jun 25, 2009

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4 out of 5

Many levels of rooms

Beaware, the hotel has many levels of rooms, some in the tower with acess to the pool and gym, others in seperate buildings in walking distance with kitchen but really small rooms not suitable for family. Overall not too bad considering the price.

Posted by on Oct 28, 2008

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2 out of 5

Not all the same

The rooms are not all the same. The non tower rooms are clumsy and small and tv is not in the bedroom and not so clean. A waste of your money. Pay a bit more and sign up for better rooms. very small rooms.

Posted by on Oct 14, 2008

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5 out of 5

Very nice place to stay

Someone commented on the 3 seperate buildings, that is true, but it also made it a very quiet place to stay. We all got a very good nights sleep. We will be staying there again. The shuttle service is wonderful. We flew into Rochester, and never needed a vehicle!

Posted by on Dec 12, 2007

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About the Centerstone Plaza Hotel Soldiers Field/Mayo Clinic Area

Location 401 6th St Sw, Rochester, MN 55902

Property Features

Centerstone Plaza Hotel Soldiers Field/Mayo Clinic Area offers its guests an indoor pool, a children's pool, a spa tub, and a 24-hour fitness center. There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Free breakfast is served daily. Public spaces have free WiFi. You'll find a 24-hour business center on site. Event space at this hotel measures 1875 square feet (174 square meters). An arcade/game room, multilingual staff, and a picnic area are also featured at the family-friendly Centerstone Plaza Hotel Soldiers Field/Mayo Clinic Area. You'll have access to the indoor pool and outdoor pool at a partner property. An area shuttle within 2 miles and a shopping center shuttle are free. Self parking is free. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 3-star Rochester hotel.

  • 214 guestrooms or units
  • 8 levels
  • 4 buildings
  • 1875 sq ft of conference space
  • 174 sq m of conference space
  • Built in 1988
  • Buffet breakfast (free)
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Game room or arcade
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Newspapers for purchase
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Television in lobby
  • Elevator
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Indoor pool
  • Children's pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Free area shuttle
  • Laundry facilities
  • Arcade/game room
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking , Free RV, bus, truck parking


  • Airport: Rochester, MN (RST-Rochester Intl.) (15.4 km / 9.6 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Free area shuttle within 2 miles and shopping center shuttle; airport shuttle
  • Parking: Free self parking and RV/bus/truck parking

Room Amenities

Centerstone Plaza Hotel Soldiers Field/Mayo Clinic Area offers 214 air-conditioned accommodations with coffee/tea makers and hair dryers. 42-inch flat-screen televisions come with cable channels. Refrigerators and microwaves are provided. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations and complimentary toiletries. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Climate control (heating)
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

Guests are served free buffet breakfast on weekdays from 6:00 AM to 9:00 AM and on weekends from 6:00 AM to 10:00 AM.

Twigs Tavern and Grille - This restaurant specializes in American cuisine and serves lunch, dinner, and light fare. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available. Happy hour is offered.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

An indoor pool, a children's pool, and a spa tub are on site. Other recreational amenities include a 24-hour fitness center.

Children under 17 years old are not allowed in the swimming pool or spa tub without adult supervision.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Sledding nearby
  • Snow tubing nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Segway rental/tour nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Cross-country skiing nearby


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 4 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:

24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Airport transportation is offered on request 24 hours a day. Fees may apply. Please make arrangements in advance by contacting the property.


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 15.0 per day.


  • Pets: USD 10.00 per pet, per night (maximum USD 100.00 per stay)
  • Only dogs and cats are allowed
  • Maximum 2 per room (weight limit: 80 lbs)
  • Certain rooms only, restrictions apply
  • You can request a pet-friendly room by reaching out to the property at the number on the booking confirmation


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed. Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Please note: The suite room types for this property are located in separate buildings and only accessible via exterior entrances. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • Service animals exempt from fees/restrictions


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Airport shuttle fee: USD 10.00 per person (one way)
  • Airport shuttle fee per child: USD 10.00 (one-way), (up to 18 years old)
  • Pet fee: USD 10.00 per pet, per night (maximum USD 100.00 per stay)
  • Late check-out fee: USD 40.00 (subject to availability)
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 15.0 per day

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Hotel Centerstone Plaza Hotel Soldiers Field/Mayo Clinic Area
  • Best Western Plus Soldiers Field Tower Suites
  • Best Western Plus Soldiers Field
  • Best Western Plus Soldiers Field Tower
  • Best Western Plus Soldiers Field Tower Hotel
  • Best Western Plus Soldiers Field Tower Hotel Rochester
  • Best Western Plus Soldiers Field Tower Rochester
  • Centerstone Plaza Hotel Soldiers Field/Mayo Clinic Area
  • Centerstone Plaza Soldiers Field/Mayo Clinic Area
  • Centerstone Plaza Soldiers Field/Mayo Clinic Area Rochester
  • Centerstone Plaza Soldiers Field/Mayo Clinic Area

You should know

  • Centerstone Plaza Hotel Soldiers Field/Mayo Clinic Area offers transfers from the airport (fees may apply). Please contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation on arrival with your arrival details.
  • Pets are welcome in certain rooms only; other restrictions apply (please see the Fees section for related charges). To make arrangements for your pet, contact the property directly at the number on your booking confirmation.
*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.