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Countryside Inn

2102 E. Main St., Albert Lea, MN 56007
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  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Definite no for women and children, single men might be ok here, but women and family should stay away if you value even average cleanliness and comfort. The manager and his family were friendly people who seem to be trying their best, but the absentee owner has not allowed them to upgrade anything. We were tired and didn't carefully look... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

I booked this place on line, and had not seen it in person until I arrived. When we pulled in the parking lot there were two different men at two different rooms sitting shirtless in lawn chairs and drinking beer in front of their rooms. The place had the looks of a transient motel. When we went into the front... More 

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Scott S, General Manager at Countryside Inn, responded to this review

Minnesota State Law requires all Motels to Identify all occupants in each room. We accomplish this by requiring ID of all adult guests, and the names of all children. All motels in Minnesota should be doing this. The girls probably looked confused as they are not use to being treated so rudely by a customer. Yes, we have some construction... More 

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Waterloo, Iowa
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

I came to stay at this motel waiting for my wife to join me and the managers daughter asked if i needed some company and then she winked and said " if you know what i mean". I thought this was truly disgusting!!! The wife and daughter were very nice to me untill my wife arrived then the whole family... More 

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Scott S, Manager at Countryside Inn, responded to this review

As the Manager here I take all customer complaints seriously. Upon careful reviewing our guest records, we have never had a Robert W from Waterloo, IA as a guest. After careful research this review and the one before it were posted by an employee after she got fired. We don't have bedbugs , our property is services by an exterminator... More 

Minneapolis, Kansas
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

the management was terrible i heard the husband screaming at his wife,he is very rude to tenants ,and was extremely rude to 1 of the long term guests while i was checking in, my room was dirty the sheet that was on the bed had urine stains or spots, the rooms look nothing like what the pictures show, i would... More 

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Scott S, Manager at Countryside Inn, responded to this review

As the Manager here I take all customer complaints seriously. Upon careful reviewing our guest records, we have never had a Kathy B from Minneapolis, Kansas as a guest. After careful research this review and the one above it were posted by an employee after she got fired. We don't have bedbugs , our property is serviced by an exterminator... More 

Port Orange, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

I have stayed here many times over the last 5 years as a pilot car. In May I stayed and the new manager would not give us a room we wanted. She was rude. I called the owner and he looked into it. He called me recently and said there was new management. I stayed last week and was given... More 

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Peoria, Illinois
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22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

My wife didn't wish to pay for a Regular motel so we ended up in this place. It has to rang has one of the direst places I've been since Nam. Paint chipping, mold or stains on the wall heater. Soup and shampoo from China, carpet coming up. It's the kind of place that you lock the door and then... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

We were weary travelers on a budget. At 2 am on the road hotels are hard to come by. We were ecstatic when there was a room open in Albert Lea, with a king bed to boot! Boy were we sorry. The room didn't seem so bad at night. We hopped into bed and soon were in dreamland. Oh how... More 

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Elmira, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

The sheets were clean and the mattress was comfortable but that is the only positive I can think of. The periferary of the room was dirty, the carpet wrinkled and stained and ...burn hole? The room smelled badly of stale smoke despite being assured it was a no smoking room. Cigarette burns in the comforter, only one washcloth, no ice... More 

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Port Orange, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

My name is Victoria. I am a oversize pilot car for wind energy. For 5 years been staying here. One project almost 2 months. The previous manager and staff were great. Always accommodating. Had same room in inside building. Was there Monday night. The new "property manager" would not give us room in building we like. She put us in... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

When we booked the room on the website it was supposed to be a room with 2 queen beds. When we got there, the room was tiny With only 1 bed. The remote for the TV didn't work. There was dirt and hair along all the heat vents and baseboards. Plus when checking in they had the wrong credit card... More 

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