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Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Alexandria

2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   5304 Highway 29 South, Alexandria, MN 56308
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Ranked #7 of 13 Hotels in Alexandria
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Iowa City, IA
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was a disappointing stay - room poorly maintained, room keys didn't always work, and forget the complementary breakfast - unless you like powdered eggs cooked in foil, sausage that is saturated with grease. If you have a cold, bring you own tissues - these are harsh enough to scale fish. But then this was Minnesota, so maybe the harsh... More

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Minneapolis, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is always my first choice when staying in the area because the service and cleanliness is wonderful. The complimentary breakfast is awesome as well as the free wifi. If you sign up to be a rewards member you get all kinds of deals too.

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countryale, General Manager at Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Alexandria, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the wonderful review! It is great to see you enjoyed your stay! More

rustburg, United States
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

just ok just ok just ok just ok just ok just ok not good outside it looked like it was closed did not know it was opened until I pulled on the door still did not know it was open until someone stepped out behind the counter the place looked like it was run down had been there for fifty... More

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countryale, General Manager at Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Alexandria, responded to this review

I am so sorry you didn't enjoy your stay here. I have read over your concerns and will look into how we can correct these issues. I apologize, our guests are very important to us. We are under renovation at this time and are in the process of working on several problem areas. Please accept my apology. More

Burnsville, United States
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The staff is excellent at this hotel. They are friendly and available when needed. The breakfast was okay but could have a better variety of things available. The only thing that was a little disturbing was the fact that the cabinet that they had the fridge and microwave in was not ventilated properly and it became very hot and we... More

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countryale, General Manager at Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Alexandria, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us. I agree we need to come up with a solution for the refrigator and mircowave in the cabinets. Thank you for sending in your suggestions, it helps us serve you better. Have a great week! More

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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

There are better hotels in Alexandria, don't stay here. I didn't reserve our room -- friends of ours did. I would never have reserved a room at a hotel that is so dated. Who has floral bed spreads anymore anyway?? I needed something from the front desk, so at 1 AM I called there. No one answered. So I went... More

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countryale, General Manager at Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Alexandria, responded to this review

I apologize for any issues you experienced at our hotel. More

Elkhart
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129 reviews 129 reviews
66 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

In town on business and usually look for CIS hotels to stay in, this one is good. Staff was friendly and helpful. Room was clean but a little out dated. Bed was comfortable and provided a good restful sleep. Breakfast was great with many choices. Staff was great during check in and check out. TV remote would not work with... More

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countryale, General Manager at Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Alexandria, responded to this review

It was wonderful having you with us at the hotel. I do apologize for the TV, we just had cable boxes installed and are in the process of working out the bugs. I am sincerely sorry. I hope you have a great week! More

Stephen, United States
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Decent hotel, a little pricey for what you get, but about the same for the region. Hotel was recently updated. Easy parking, large lot. Close to interstate but no dining within walking distance. Pool area very nice. Hot tub was not hot, but to be fair, it had recently been drained & cleaned and probably got hotter later.

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Thank you for staying with us, it was great having you here. I apologize for the hot tub being cooler, but we need to stay on top of maintenance. I do apologize. More

Delano, Minnesota
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Services were as good as expected. Good complimentary breakfast. We enjoyed the pool and whirlpool. The hotel was clean, though I was a little put off by the fact that the laundry room door was always open for the public to see. The room was so small that we couldn't walk around the second bed to get into it. The... More

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countryale, General Manager at Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Alexandria, responded to this review

I apologize for the curved shower curtains and the size of our beds, they are Carlson standards and we can not change that. We are in the process of ordering new boxsprings and mattresses. The fan in the bathroom, I will have my maintenance team look at. I am so sorry for any inconviencance this may have caused you during... More

Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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47 reviews 47 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014 via mobile

This hotel is located just off of 94, so your outside of town a 15 minutes away from pretty much everything. Be careful when using Google maps to locate where this hotel is located it shows it on the other side of Alexandria outside of town. The hotel was clean. The staff was friendly. The decor was very dated. It... More

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countryale, General Manager at Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Alexandria, responded to this review

I would like to say that we are in the process of updating the hotel and hope to see it completed in the near furture. More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014 via mobile

We got into the room and there was holes in the wall around the shower was moldy looking and the breakfast in the morning was not all that good...some of the food was over cooked and some was undercooked...I would never pay to stay there again..

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countryale, General Manager at Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Alexandria, responded to this review

I am sorry you didn't enjoy your time with us. We will make sure to take your comments and improve on these issues. More

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Additional Information about Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Alexandria

Address: 5304 Highway 29 South, Alexandria, MN 56308
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Location: United States > Minnesota > Alexandria
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Alexandria 2*
Number of rooms: 63
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