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Country Inn & Suites by Carlson - San Carlos

2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   251 El Camino Real, San Carlos, CA 94070
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Ranked #2 of 6 hotels in San Carlos
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Austin, Texas
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you have an early flight out of San Francisco or San Jose airports, consider this hotel in San Carlos as a convenient stop the night before. We were so impressed with the cleanliness and comfort provided here. Hotel must have been designed by a frequent traveler because the room layout is one of the best I've ever seen. Free... More

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Rome
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38 reviews 38 reviews
27 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

This was the first time staying at a Carlson property. The hotel is clean and the staff was good. My only complaint was the plastic glasses in the room. We did ask for wine glasses and they had them hidden! The breakfast was average and what i would expect for this type of hotel. The coffee was actually pretty decent.... More

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Brampton, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Very adequate hotel - nothing fancy but clean and had everything you would expect from a US chain. Great location for catching the Caltrain into San Fransisco (under 10 min walk) or to the nearby shopping mall if you do not have access to a car.

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Buckinghamshire
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118 reviews 118 reviews
32 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

As others have written, the location is both good and bad. Sandwiched in between the highway and the train tracks it's not in the quietest location, but it is so convenient for San Carlos and travelling into San Francisco. I always travel with earplugs so was not troubled by the noise and suggest ear plugs are always a great travel... More

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francofm
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

Surprisingly large, nice room. Great breakfast included along with free wireless internet. Excellent location but ask for the west side of the building since the east side backs up to the train tracks. Great value.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
39 hotel reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

We stayed 2 nights there while visiting SF. Location suited us, only a short drive from SFO. Due to a very early arrival and very early departure after 2 days we were allowed to have breakfast on the first day and check in early at 9am. Highly appreciated! We had great breakfast: bacon, eggs, breads, cereal, hot oatmeal, fruits, yoghurts,... More

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Florence, Oregon
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92 reviews 92 reviews
3 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

We chose this place mainly because of it's proximity to where our business would be. The place was very clean, Service was outstanding. The free breakfast was exceptionally nice as far as free breakfasts go. Pool was outdoor, small and not heated so we skipped using it as it was December. One thing I liked most was being 2 blocks... More

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Solvang, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

Our family group occupied 4 rooms; 3 rooms for couples and one room for 2 teenage brothers. Six of us arrived in the afternoon in 2 automobiles. Two arrived at SF airport on a flight from San Diego later that night and were picked up by one of us who drove up; SFO is only 20 minutes away. Access to... More

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San Carlos, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

I have driven by the hotel a million times and never really noticed it before. I was amazed at how nice it was inside, the room was large and clean, the bed super comfy, great water pressure in the shower, and the breakfast was fantastic.

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Camberley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

quiet night, room was clean and bed was comfortable, breakfast was varied and well stocked and enough seating although hotel was not full, good use of points from previous stays. Mcdonalds over the road was just what we needed after a long journey.

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Also Known As:
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Country Inn And Suites By Carlson - San Carlos
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Country Inn San Carlos
San Carlos Country Inn
Address: 251 El Camino Real, San Carlos, CA 94070
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Location: United States > California > San Carlos
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 6 hotels in San Carlos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Country Inn & Suites by Carlson - San Carlos 2.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
With its charming décor and convenient amenities, the Country Inn & Suites San Carlos hotel is ideal for your next vacation or business trip. Halfway between San Francisco and San Jose, our hotel is also near Oracle Headquarters in Belmont, CA, 23 miles from San Jose International Airport and only 11 miles from San Francisco International Airport (SFA). An ideal lodging choice for travelers of all types, our Country Inn & Suites also features such amenities as free high-speed Internet access, coin laundry and a Fitness Center on site. Make your reservations online today for our hotel rooms and suites in San Carlos and see what sets us apart from other hotels in San Carlos, CA. ... more   less 
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