The Berkman is Rochester, Minnesota’s newest destination for luxurious living, just steps from the Mayo Clinic Hospital, Saint Marys Campus. In addition to elegant residences with contemporary appointments and thoughtful touches, we offer 73 apartment-style suites, a home away from home with everything you need to rest and recharge – whether you’re here for a night, a week, or an extended visit. We have what you need with competitive prices.
Full kitchens and washer/dryers in every suite provide flexibility and convenience; feel more security online each unit has its own private secure wifi; on-site amenities including a fitness center, a seasonal heated pool and a complimentary Mayo Clinic shuttle ensure that your time with us is as stress-free as possible. Need assistance? Contact our concierge service – we’re delighted to help.
The Story Behind the Brand
The Berkman is named in honor of Mrs. Daisy Louise Berkman Plummer – philanthropist, champion of the arts, and wife of Mayo Clinic co-founder Dr. Henry Stanley Plummer. Daisy was an extraordinary woman, dedicated to improving the lives of those around her and to strengthening the Rochester community as a whole.
A concert pianist and Red Cross leader, Daisy was a steadfast patron of the arts; stories abound of her creativity, generosity and strong work ethic. She went above and beyond to care for others; she opened her home to all and helped establish Rochester's thriving philanthropic culture, which continues today.
By naming our brand after Daisy, we honor her compassion and kindness, intelligence, and adventurous spirit for which she is known. The Berkman celebrates her legacy and continues to uphold a committment to incredible hospitality and community.
Facts About Plummer House
Henry and Daisy Plummer began construction on Plummer House (originally named Quarry Hill) in 1917. Upon its completion in 1924, the 65-acre estate included a five-story house, a water tower, a gazebo and a greenhouse – as well as two caves!
The house was packed with features that were ahead of their time, which is no surprise considering that Henry was famous for being a bit of a “Renaissance man”. From a central vacuum system to an intercom system and the first gas furnace in Rochester, Plummer House was a marvel of modern technology.
After Henry’s death in 1936, Daisy and the couple’s two children continued to live in Plummer House until 1969. Today, the house is listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places, and is managed by Rochester Parks & Recreation (along with 11 of the estate’s original 65 acres).
Free Wi-Fi is available in all rooms. You can choose Premium speed for an additional fee.
We offer door-to-door transportation from the hotel to Mayo Clinic and Saint Mary's Hospital.
Our Concierge Desk is available to assist in finding great restaurants, transportation, entertainment and many other needs during your stay.
Use our fitness center to help maintain your healthy home routines with professional-grade cardio and strength training equipment, and yoga studio with virtual classes.
Dog Run + Spa
Need a place to walk your dog? We have it right onsite!
We offer heated garage parking for $10 per night.
Work from Home
Private study rooms available with a gourmet coffee bar and tea, library and conference tables, and spacious lounge areas.
Same-day dry cleaning services available. Dry cleaning bags are provided along with slips in your unit.
For extra convenience during long-term stays, you don't need to go to the laundromat. Each unit has its own washer and dryer.
Sustainable design for smart-living - LEED Silver certified; Touch-free technology enhancements at every turn.
Practice your golf swing on a world-class course, and enjoy many other games!
Spend a wonderfully relaxing time with family and friends or by yourself in the outdoor heated pool or on the rooftop patio deck and entertainment lounge.
Need basic items such as laundry soap and toiletries? Or craving a late-night snack? Get them at our self-serve mini-market (hosted by Fresh Thyme) on the main floor!