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Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Albert Lea
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   2214 East Main Street, Albert Lea, MN 56007   |  
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Ranked #3 of 11 hotels in Albert Lea
Olathe, Kansas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Friendly and clean”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2012

We have stayed at this hotel many times over the past 10 years and have found it to be homey and friendly! Probably the best location for a place that is quiet away from the interstate highways.
If you stay here, go to Jakes on Clark St (just off Broadway 1/2 block) for the best pizza ever! And Trumbles just down Main St from the hotel is great for "just home cookin'"! (and PIE).
I know they serve breakfast here at the hotel, but I always have to go to B&B (down Main St towards town ) for one of their exceptional pancakes! Only order ONE...THEY ARE HUGE!
I have been trying for years to replicate their recipe ( it is a secret)!

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Heather L, Manager at Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Albert Lea, responded to this review, May 28, 2012
Thank you so much for the great comments about the Country Inn & Suites in Albert Lea!! We love to hear back from our guests on their experiences :) Thank you for providing some dining suggestions for future guests as well! We hope that you come back to see us again sometime soon!
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Charleston, WV
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113 reviews 113 reviews
101 hotel reviews
Reviews in 94 cities Reviews in 94 cities
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2012

I wasn't too sure about this hotel. My wife and I stayed here based on its location and positive reviews of the site. However, when we checked in, we noticed that several baseball teams were staying at the hotel for a tournament. The next day we noticed a golf team also stayed here. I really expected the hotel to be very noisy. However, it was relatively quiet. Two things worth noting. Check your washclothes before using. One of them in our room was quite stained. Second, my wife and I couldn't enjoy the complimentary breakfast. When we went down for breakfast, there wasn't any room available due to the teams staying at the hotel. When we stopped by later, they had left the room in a mess. So take my advise, if you plan to stay here, make sure that there are no baseball or golf tournaments in the area.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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aattig, Manager at Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Albert Lea, responded to this review, May 23, 2012
Thank you so much for your comments about your stay at our hotel. The weekend you stayed we had 3 golf teams and 3 baseball teams also staying with us! I was glad to hear that your stay was relatively quiet! We have addressed the wash cloth issue immediately to ensure that this does NOT happen again and apologize that it did happen during your stay. We look forward to seeing you again in the future!
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76 reviews 76 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 52 cities Reviews in 52 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2012

We found this hotel fairly nice, but one item needs to be addressed. At the side entrances there are dozens of cigarette butts strewn on the ground. The hotel has provided units to dispose of cigarettes, but of course many people just drop them on the ground instead of using the containers. In any case the hotel should police the areas just outside the doors.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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aattig, General Manager at Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Albert Lea, responded to this review, March 15, 2012
Thank you for your recent comments about our hotel. I am taking better steps to manage the cig. butts outside the entrances. We are 100% smoke free inside, but some people decided to just throw their butts anywhere, despite having containers to put them in.
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Prescott Valley, Arizona
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57 reviews 57 reviews
37 hotel reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2012

A bit spendy for my tastes but the bed was comfortable, the room was clean and it was quiet.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Oxford, Iowa, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2012

Very nice hotel. Very clean and great people! Would definitely recommend!

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Portland, Oregon, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2011

nice pillows, clean room

Hot tub was relaxing,
breakfast is above par, good fruit mix, bananas apples, granola ect

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Kansas City, MO
Top Contributor
183 reviews 183 reviews
109 hotel reviews
Reviews in 102 cities Reviews in 102 cities
145 helpful votes 145 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2011

You are not going wrong if you stay here. I have stayed here before and will stay the next time I'm in town.

My room was clean and comfortable. The bathroom was spotless.

It had a nice flat screen TV and the beds were comfortable and I would guess fairly new.

Have a Green Mill Bar and Grill across the parking lot is also a plus.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 2214 East Main Street, 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
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Ranked #3 of 11 hotels in Albert Lea
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Albert Lea 2.5*
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Country Inn Albert Lea
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