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Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Benson

300 14th Street South, Benson, MN 56215
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016 via mobile

Relatives grew up in Wilmar, Benson, clontarf, Appleton Minnesota area. Friendly city. Fun to find graves (findagrave.com) of relatives never knew but have news clippings and stories heard about. Motel central and free breakfast and coffee were good.

Sherburn, Minnesota
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6 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

Mediocre, could and should be better. When I asked about the abandon car in the front parking lot I was told they had a fire. This car had been plowed around the last time it snowed, at least a week or two. Saturday night the parking lot was cramed with cars to point that I was risking a fender bender.

Thank Pat M
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37 reviews
17 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015 via mobile

This is now a mom and pop but it's nice. The rooms are nice. The beds are comfy. I highly recommend this place. They have a decent breakfast. They keep the place clean. The offer free gym passes to a nice gym. It's a good place to stay. If needing to stay in Benson I would stay here. The other... More 

1 Thank GypsyPolice
Forest Lake, Minnesota
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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

We just stayed here during my mom's funeral services and it was just fine. It wasn't terrible and it wasn't great but it was good. We asked for a quiet room and it was quiet. The hotel was quite clean, the rooms needed a little more vacuuming in the corners and under the front of the beds but it was... More 

1 Thank tiny21
Eckville, Alberta
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23 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Usually stay here while visiting the CNH Manufacturing plant in Benson MN. The stay is always comfortable, and priced right. Hotel can be a bit noisy on one side, but quiet on the other. One end can smell smoky as it is above the smoking area of the attached restaurant and bar. The breakfast is quite substantial, and is adequate... More 

Thank Roger B
Moorhead, Minnesota
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Our business tried to work with this hotel to book an extended stay. The manager not only referred to our boss as "cheap" for asking for the corporate rate but ended up hanging up on us after we expressed concern about a previous visit we had made. They do not staff their front desk and when we had an issue... More 

1 Thank Kate E
Minnetonka, Minnesota, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

We have stayed here quite a bit due to family living in the area. Normally it is a good place to stay, but our last visit was less than friendly. The day-staff is decent. However, the night manager (new to the job?) was not welcoming or friendly. Several issues occurred that were red flags: We had to go get her... More 

5 Thank Brenda L
South Dakota
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4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

A HUGE thank you to Kay at the front desk for going above and beyond to accommodate me when I was stranded in thick fog and freezing temperatures. If not for her dedication to great customer service, I don't know where I would have stayed warm that night.

1 Thank Alison K
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21 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

After reading previous reviews, we selected the Benson Country Inn for a one night stay, as we had business the next day in town. The hotel staff was great, even offering cookies when we checked in. Our room was clean and spacious and close to where we needed to be. A big surprise was McKinney's Bar/restaurant attached to the hotel.... More 

1 Thank phreddymac
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013 via mobile

If you have to go a little out of your way to stay here instead of other hotels within about an hour radius, DO IT! This hotel is by far the best I've stayed in within that area. I've been In The area for work for the last month and must say the nice front desk staff and awesome bar/grill... More 

3 Thank Bobmicsoph

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