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“Great location and quiet night of sleep” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Albert Lea

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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
Minneapolis, MN
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
23 hotel reviews
Reviews in 40 cities Reviews in 40 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Great location and quiet night of sleep”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

We stayed here for the Christmas holiday and enjoyed our stay. They had breakfast until 10:30am instead of the 9:30am usual time on Christmas morning and that was very much appreciated. Everything is very clean and comfortable. Breakfast includes the waffle maker and a nice selection of yogurt parfait and oatmeal along with the traditional breakfast items.

The children wanted to swim in the pool and it was quite cold and more like a lap pool temperature.

Room Tip: We had a corner suite so the bedroom was very quiet.
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Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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Heather L, General Manager at Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Albert Lea, responded to this review, December 30, 2013
Thank you so much for your review! I hope that you and your family had a great Christmas! We were thrilled that you chose to stay with us and had a great experience. Thank you also for bringing to my attention the issue you experienced with the pool temperature. I will bring this to the attention of our maintenance department. Thanks again and I invite you to stay with us again when your in the area!
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
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75 reviews 75 reviews
20 hotel reviews
Reviews in 54 cities Reviews in 54 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

My husband and I, along with my parents, recently stayed here for one night. Upon arriving, the lobby was very loud as a children's hockey team was also staying at the hotel and was running around on the upper level above the lobby. The receptionist made sure to put us on the opposite side of the team and my parents were upgraded to a suite.

The rooms were clean, although our room smelled like smoke. Overall, we would stay here again.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Heather L, General Manager at Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Albert Lea, responded to this review, December 13, 2013
Thank you for your review. I apologize for the noisy lobby upon arrival and also the lingering smoke smell in your room. Although we are a non-smoking property there are at times those that do not like to adhere to our rules and for this I apologize. I do hope that the next time you’re in the area you will stay with us again.
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Syracuse, NY
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49 reviews 49 reviews
16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

Very nice hotel. Checked in late and staff was waiting. The room was good sized and clean. Parking was easy and very accessible to get to room. Breakfast was average. I would recommend to anyone who is traveling across I-90.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Heather L, General Manager at Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Albert Lea, responded to this review, October 28, 2013
Thank you for your feedback and for taking the time to write about your experience. We are delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay with us! We look forward to your next stay.
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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100 reviews 100 reviews
27 hotel reviews
Reviews in 58 cities Reviews in 58 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

This must be a fairly new hotel, if not it's maintained very well. Nice room, clean and tidy. About an hour and a half south of Minneapolis so it was perfect for us on our way back home from a Twins game. Reserved the room in advance (non-refundable) so the room was around $100...can't beat that as far as my experience goes. Breakfast was just average but it's free so who cares. Would stay again for sure!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 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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Heather L, General Manager at Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Albert Lea, responded to this review, September 5, 2013
Thanks for choosing to stay at the Country Inn & Suites on your way home from the Twins game (Hopefully they won!) . I'm so glad that you enjoyed your stay! We invite you to stay with us again when your in the area!
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

We were on our way out West to start our vacation. After trying some of the hotels along the interstate and finding them full we were directed to this one. That was the best thing to happen. There was only one person working the front desk. But in spite of being busy she had a smile on her face, was very polite and very helpful. And that was just the beginning. The rooms were clean, quiet and comfortable. The breakfast in the morning was a step above the usual fare. I would highly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Heather L, General Manager at Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Albert Lea, responded to this review, September 5, 2013
Thank you so much for the great comments about your stay with us! I will be sure to pass this along to the rest of the staff. We invite you to stay with us again when your in the area!
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94 reviews 94 reviews
20 hotel reviews
Reviews in 47 cities Reviews in 47 cities
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

We had been on the road for several hours and decided to stop in Albert Lea, MN for the night. We tried the Best Western off of I80 but they were booked. The young lady at the desk recommended Country Inn and Suites.
We hoped that they would have a room because it was well past 10:30pm when we arrived and we were all very road-weary. We ended up having a great experience with this property. They had a double room available and with my AAA discount it was only $110 for the night. The room was huge, clean and very comfortable. The hotel has a nice pool and hot tub just off the main lobby. They gave us coupons for the Green Mill restaurant right next door and we were able to walk over for a drink and an appetizer before the bar closed at midnight. The breakfast was very good and the coffee and cookies were great.
The staff was friendly and very helpful. We will stay here again if we are ever in Albert Lea, MN again in the future.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Heather L, General Manager at Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Albert Lea, responded to this review, August 14, 2013
Thank you so much for your great review! I'm so glad that we were able to provide you with a room and a wonderful stay! I do hope that you will stop by again when your travels bring you to the area!
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

Great place to stay, everything was outstanding, from the bed to the staff to breakfest. My girlfriend and I were very pleased with our stay, and if we are in the area will stay again. I was inpressed with how nice it was for the price, what a deal.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Heather L, General Manager at Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Albert Lea, responded to this review, August 6, 2013
I'm so glad that you and your girlfriend enjoyed your stay with us! Thanks for your kind words and wonderful comments! We'd love to have you stay with us again in the future!
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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
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Hotel Class:2.5 star — Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Albert Lea 2.5*
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