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Comfort Inn
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   810 Happy Trails Ln., Albert Lea, MN 56007   |  
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Ranked #1 of 11 Hotels in Albert Lea
Seattle, WA
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Loved this hotel!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2008

We stayed at this hotel in the middle of a cross-country move. My birthday happen to fall on the date that we stayed here as well. For a hotel in the middle of Minnesota, it was great!
I think we may have gotten of I-90 an exit early, but the drive to the hotel was scenic and only took an additional 10 minutes. When you pull on the road that the hotel is located on, you can see it is in the middle of what was a huge paved parking lot. Within this lot is a McDonalds/Gas Station/Souvenir Shop/Happy Trails Restaurant (all four are in one big building). Just steps away from all that is the hotel.
When we arrived at the hotel, the girl who checked us in was so friendly and sweet. I mentioned that it was my birthday and she upgraded us to a jacuzzi room. The room was a very good size and incredibly clean. The bed was very comfortable, as well.
We had dinner at the Happy Trails Restaurant next door. Dinner was remarkably better then expected and for a very good price. Breakfast at the hotel is complimentary. They have make-your-own waffles, hard-boiled eggs, pastries, fruit, cereal, coffee, tea and juice. The hotel is also pet-friendly!!
The hotel was wonderful. The staff was friendly and helpful. We would absolutely stay here again.

  • Stayed June 2008, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Kenosha, Wisconsin
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41 reviews 41 reviews
20 hotel reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2008

Wonderfull!! Clean hotel, friendly staff, right off I-35, great continental breakfast. Stayed 2 different times and will stay again!!

  • Liked — Location
  • Stayed May 2008
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Illinois
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2008

Great beds, great breakfast. That's the plus side. On the minus side, we got a non-smoking room because I had a bad cold and couldn't take the smoke. My husband smokes, so he went outside to smoke. They found his cigarette pack in the trash and called it evidence of smoking, and charged us $100 extra. So that was bad. He never smoked inside the motel anywhere, let alone inside the room. Also the pool/spa was not open. My grand daughter missed that. And in the morning when my grand daughter wanted to check her email, the man who was supposed to be serving the breakfast area, was playing a game on the computer and wouldn't get up. Quite rude. We wouldn't stay here again. There are a lot of motels with nice beds and a good breakfast. And not running the $100 smoking scam.

  • Liked — nice beds
  • Disliked — extra charge without explanation or any input from us in defense of wrongful accusation.
  • Stayed January 2008, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Wisconsin
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2007

We stayed here because of the positive reviews. It is still very clean, the staff is very friendly plus an easy on and off from the highway. We would stay here again.

  • Liked — Cleanliness
  • Stayed June 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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perry, ia
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58 reviews 58 reviews
43 hotel reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2006

Enjoyed a nice stay at the Albert Lea Comfort Inn.
This hotel is just off I-35, which is convenient.
This is probably the best choice for this town.
The Country Inn & Suites looked nice as well but I
didn't stay there. The rooms are very clean and are
nicely furnished. There is nothing really fancy or
outstanding but they provide free internet, free
breakfast, which was fine but basic and a nice pool
area and game room. The beds were comfortable and
the room was quiet. I thought the rooms were nice
because everything looked new and not worn out.
Carpet, walls, ceiling, all looked good with no stains
or spots. The location is fairly good. You're close
to shopping, gas, and food. I really didn't have any
complaints. Just remember this is quite nice for
Albert Lea but it probably won't knock your socks off.

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Green Bay
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45 reviews 45 reviews
16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2005

I stayed at this hotel for one night in August and was very happy with the hotel. It was very clean and seemed to be fairly new. I have no complaints about this hotel. It is a very good value. I would stay here again even if I found a better rate elsewhere.

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Sioux City, IA
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2003

Arrived over the holidays. We had booked a standard room, but the desk clerk saw we had an extended stay and upgraded our room at no charge so we would be "more comfortable." Staff bent over backwards to be friendly and welcoming. If you don't like what they offer for breakfast and would prefer heartier fare, Trails Cafe is a very short walk away for a full menu anytime.

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Address: 810 Happy Trails Ln., Albert Lea, MN 56007
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Location: United States > Minnesota > Albert Lea
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 11 Hotels in Albert Lea
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Comfort Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 65
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