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We truly enjoyed our stay at The Parker. The building is safe, well maintained and an easy quick walk to Mayo/downtown. Kari and Andy are amazing people! Not only did we feel welcomed, but their friendliness and communication was great. We really enjoyed our stay at The Parker!read more
Stephanie Knappe
19:43 08 May 18
This is one of the best place to stay for short & long term at Rochester. You will meet lots of good people around that makes you feel at home. Kari is the amazing person who comes up with all the solutions for your every problems anytime. Response is surprisingly so prompt. I regret I found this place few months later during my stay at Rochester. I highly recommend “The Parker”. I wish I could give more than 5 stars for the more
19:17 25 Apr 18
Excellent place if you are looking for a more temporary housing situation! Andy and Kari are absolute Godsends, they are very reliable and attentive to the residents’ feedback and concerns. The location can’t be beat (right in Downtown Rochester), everything you need is in walking distance. I would absolutely recommend The Parker for anyone who is here for a temporary research/internship assignment, or for anyone else who is looking for a place to start their roots before moving on to bigger more
Ian Rodel Agnote Recto
02:52 25 Mar 18
The owners Andy and Kari are amazing and will go out of their ways to help you out with anything you need. They run a very clean, well kept and affordable living option in a great area. It is 5 minutes away from anything you want downtown as well as offering great running paths out the front door around Silver Lake. You may think sharing a kitchen with 60 other people would be a bit crowded but as it turns out there is always a stove open and room in the fridge when you need it. My only real complaint about the Parker is that the hot water supply is unending, which becomes tiresome after a while, you start to miss the unexpected abrupt hot to cold change we all have grown to love. Also the shower head is a good 7 feet up the wall, which is a big adjustment as well for those of us who are used to having shower heads at about shoulder blade height. But all all kidding aside I cannot say enough positive about the people at the Parker and the facilities they more
Luke Borden
01:57 13 Mar 18
The Parker in Rochester Minnesota gets a 5/5 stars every day in my book! The Parker’s micro units are the perfect size for easy living with your own bathroom, bedroom, dresser, microwave, mini fridge, desk and chair. There is the option for a larger room which can include an apartment sized fridge and microwave. The kitchen is stocked full of all the utensils, cookware and kitchen appliances you may need. Kari and Andy are both extremely friendly and quick to respond to anything that arises. For example, stocking the kitchen with recycling bins, making modifications for more space and organization in the kitchen, providing zip lock bags, aluminum foil, coffee and tea, and breakfast items, as well as, storing suitcases if needed and monitoring a package if you are out of town. Kari and Andy keep it exciting around the Parker with events like pizza night and celebration of popcorn day. The Parker has been a smooth, clean stay and is much more than accommodating!read more
Lauren Tauer
23:50 12 Mar 18
I had a wonderful experience with this place! It is the perfect choice for you, especially if you’re planning to do a clinical rotation at Mayo Clinic. It takes only a 5 minutes walk to get to most of the Mayo clinic buildings, and to many great bars and restaurants. Kari, the owner, was very welcoming and friendly and made sure I had an awesome experience. If you’re looking for a nice, well located, affordable accommodation, I highly recommend this place!read more
Ana Claudia Zacarkim
22:07 22 Feb 18
This is the perfect location in Rochester for short-term or extended stay. I had a great experience staying at The Parker. The property and rooms were clean, cozy and had great personal touches. Kari and her family are great. Not only are they super friendly, but they and always willing to help you out. They keep you informed on whats going on in the community, of volunteer opportunities, workout places, groceries stores… the list goes on. It is also about a 5 minute walk MAX to the downtown Mayo campus or shuttle to the St. Mary’s campus, making it located in the perfect location. This was the perfect spot for my clinical rotation in Rochester and would highly recommend more
Ellen Webb
21:49 16 Jan 18
Perfect housing choice for a shot term stay (1 month, in my case); 5-min walking distance from the Mayo clinic buildings, public library and nearby shops and restaurants. My room was very cozy and the common dining and sitting areas gave me the opportunity to meet and make friends from all over the world! Also, the Parker owners are very friendly and resourceful. So if you’re planning a visit to Rochester, don’t think twice!read more
Lara Wadi
18:23 23 Dec 17
I stayed at The Parker for 1 month and I really enjoyed my time there. Kari and her family went above and beyond to make it a pleasant stay and you could sense how passionate they are about the place. My room was perfect and the community kitchen are a great way to meet new people.I highly recommend staying at The Parker 🙂read more
Julie Mortensen
11:13 22 Dec 17
I had a great experience living at The Parker for a short term internship. The month to month lease and fully furnished apartment was exactly what I needed for a 3 month stay in Rochester. The location also didn’t hurt, having less than a 5 minute walk to my internship on Mayo campus. Kari is the best landlord you could ask for, always leaving snacks out in the shared kitchen and notifying residents when packages arrive. She also went out of her way to ensure a smooth move in and move out process. The owners did a great job renovating and continue to make beautiful updates to the building, recently opening a cozy study room and adding additional pantry space. Highly reccomend renting from The Parker!read more
Ashley Kelleher
21:00 26 Nov 17
I have had the opportunity to work with Kari and Andy on several projects! They are great to work with for many reasons. Here are a few to share: attention to detail, hard workers, always caring, good communicators, and so much more! Overall if you are looking to be a guest to the Parker you will enjoy the team that is in place to take care of your stay. You wont be disappointed with the experience and accommodations. 5 STARS ALL DAY!read more
Robert (Bucky) Beeman
21:46 03 Nov 17
I came to Rochester for a month for a Visiting Medical Student rotation at Mayo Clinic. I found the Parker through a friend who was there a month for the same rotation a month prior. From the first day I spoke to Kari, she was friendly and informative. She responds to emails almost immediately and kept in constant communication with me from the beginning until I moved out. Upon arrival at the Parker, Kari helped settle me into my room, provided me with a map of area, affordable car rental options, and food and grocery options. There are rooms of various sizes which are clean, and have a mini-fridge and microwave. Any problem you have, email Kari and she will have it fixed before you know it. There are two washers and dryers each in the basement that are coin operated, but if you need change, email Kari and she will have it for you. Additionally, if you have packages delivered, she will not only sign for them, she will email you letting you know that your package has arrived. There is also a community kitchen with 2 large freezers and fridges each, which allows you to meet other residents. Overall, the Parker is conveniently located, a 2-3 min walk from the Mayo Clinic and a 5-7 min walk to the shuttle to St. Mary’s Hospital. It’s clean, warm, smells great and the hospitality there is unbeatable!read more
Chiamaka Esomonu
18:41 31 Oct 17
Excellent place!!!!Very close to Mayo Clinic, and beside an international groceries and Kebab restaurant making it convenient to buy essential stuff rooms are clean with great desk and bathroom, Was provided with bedding and towels for my stay which were of great quality!recently opened up a nice study/reading space for common use which was very comfortableopportunity to make friends while in the common spacesAlso the price is super reasonable!They provide nice free coffee pods and a basket of free snacks like fruit and bars as well!the uploaded video on the website is useful to see what it is likeKari works really hard, and is always ready to help! That was the most significant feature, that she really cares for everybody staying here, and tries her best to ensure its a nice experienceOverall, this helped make my Mayo and Rochester Experience unforgettable 😀read more
Yash P
17:12 31 Oct 17
The Parker is an excellent choice when looking for short-term living in Rochester! The units are very affordable, clean, and comfortable. The community of other renters are considerate and easy to get along with. I appreciated the personal fridge and microwaves in each unit, as well as the large community kitchen that is easily accessible. The onsite laundry was very helpful. The Parker is a short and easy walk from Mayo Clinic and other down town Rochester locations. I felt very safe while living at The Parker. I would certainly recommend this location to anybody looking for short-term living while in Rochester, MN. The landlords are great to work with and very accommodating. Great people to do business with!read more
Rachel Horton
15:31 24 Oct 17
My stay at the Parker was great! The rooms are similar to a college dorm but with your own bathroom, minifridge, and microwave. I really enjoyed the single rooms since I’ve had bad experiences with roommates in the past. There is a common kitchen space with pots, pans, and most other necessities for cooking on your own and the space is well maintained. All residents were very nice. Andy and Kari, the owners, were always hospitable and available for any of your needs (even if you’re locked out!). The security of the building is also great. There are cameras inside and outside the building to ensure safety. The building is located very close to Mayo clinic and is a quick bus ride from St. Mary’s hospital if you’re planning for medical rotations. I also enjoyed the month to month leases, as well as the prorated pricing if you aren’t staying for the entire month. I recommend their linen rental service as well. Andy and Kari are the best land lords I’ve ever had!read more
Marcel LaChance
11:59 18 Oct 17
The Parker was perfect for what I needed while I did a rotation at the Mayo Clinic. It’s just a few blocks from the downtown campus, so it’s a nice easy walk in the mornings. The kitchen was great at had everything I needed. Kari and Andy are both very nice and are great to work with. I would highly recommend The Parker to anyone!read more
Chad Duncan
00:06 01 Oct 17
The Parker is an excellent option for short or long-term stays. They have various sizes of rooms that have both a mini fridge and a microwave. The bathrooms are excellent size also. There is a great community style kitchen, open to everyone that is great for meeting and mingling with other guests. I highly recommend this for anyone in Rochester for something, especially at the Mayo Clinic. It is a 2-3 min walk away down Center Street. Kari bends over backwards to assure that your stay is optimized. They even offer to clean the room ($20-40 charge) if you cannot stay or just do not want to. Book it early or there will be no vacancy!read more
David Charles
18:54 24 Sep 17
I stayed for a month and was very pleased with the service. The staff is very helpful, friendly, and courteous. Kari went above and beyond to make my stay enjoyable. The room was neat and functional for a medical student, and having a microwave oven and fridge in the room is quite convenient. The other guests are also respectful and the place is very quiet, even on weekends. You can leave your food items in the kitchen without worrying that someone will take them. The laundry area downstairs is also convenient and though small, I’ve never had to wait to wash my things. The place is a 3-5 minute walk from the Mayo Clinic downtown so it’s perfect for those doing rotations there. There are restaurants nearby as well and a shop for basic supplies a few metres away. My suggestion would be to have a breakfast service as many people who stay there leave fairly early in the morning and it would be nice to be able to eat something quickly before heading out if there’s isn’t much time for one to do that personally. Also, the shower stall is a little small so manoeuvring is tricky at times. Overall, it’s great place to stay and would recommend more
Thea Recai
15:55 12 Sep 17
As a student, The Parker made an awesome housing choice in walking distance of both the downtown Mayo Clinic and St. Mary’s campus. Everything was clean, quiet, and efficient! I appreciated the friendly and helpful staff. They went above and beyond in adding extra touches like coffee, snacks, and maps of the area to make you feel welcome and at home. Highly recommended!!read more
Diana Marie
11:45 07 Sep 17
I’m a long term resident of the Parker and I have had a wonderful experience. The location is impossible to beat as you can get to the Downtown Mayo buildings in ~5 minutes on foot. The rooms are converted hotel rooms that the owners have done a great job restoring. They are well updated and clean with large windows, and come fully furnished at a great price. The community here is great! That starts with the owners who are always around and happy to help with anything. When I bought a new bike, Andy took at least an hour out of his day to help me assemble it! They have given me tips for shops, restaurants and things to do in town, and are always around to chat. The shared kitchen is spacious, and there are always interesting people around to hang out with as you prepare your meals. Overall, extremely pleased with my experience more
Fady Baky
16:01 23 Jul 17

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  • Excellent – 5 Star – Brian

    Great Place!

  • Excellent – 5 Star – Mohammad

    Great place to live in, the staff is super nice, and Kari was a wonderful host, best place if you are looking for a short stay in Rochester, closed an secure, and right next to mayo clinic.

  • Excellent – 5 Star – Tola

    I really enjoyed staying here. Kari made it a home away from home and was very accommodating – even to my last minute request. I strongly recommend the Parker Rochester for short and longer term stays in Rochester !

  • Excellent – 5 Star – Mike

    Great place to live for a short term!!!!!! Hands down one of the best places for short term living in Rochester. I would recommend The Parker to everyone!!!!!!

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