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“Pleased We Stopped and Stayed” 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
Pierre, SD
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
24 hotel reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Pleased We Stopped and Stayed”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2010

Using TripAdvisor reviews we chose this Country Inn and Suites and found it very presentable from the outside and as nice inside plus easily "reachable" when you pull off the Interstate. The person on the desk was friendly yet professional and helpful when it came to dining recommendations. The place isn't brand new but from what we saw they work on maintenance - and I always notice sloppy maintenance and repair work, which wasn't the case here. The room was clean, the beds good and, best of all, the facility was quiet at night. Price is a bit on the high side for an October stay but maybe in line with travel stops on this Interstate.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • 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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White Bear Lake, Minnesota
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2010

Made to feel like I was at home when I was hungry at breakfast, even when I was late to arrive; or looking for a snack after hours.
Staff very attentive, yet allowed me room to read the free paper in lobby while waiting for friends to arrive.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled solo
    • 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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West Palm Beach, Florida
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2010

Stayed here for a weekend wedding. The suite was clean and quiet. The drapes do not close all the way, and a fairly bright light comes in at night. Decent breakfast included. We paid $135 per night, maybe a little steep. We would return. If you have dog allergies, consider somewhere else, as i believe they allow dogs.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Sturgis, SD
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2009

These people will help you out and really made everyone feel at home. Their morning breakfast was great: fresh, hot, lots of variety. Pillows were extra comfortable. I would say that it deserves a solid 4 stars and 5 for staff.

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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midwest
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58 reviews 58 reviews
49 hotel reviews
Reviews in 43 cities Reviews in 43 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2009

The room and hotel are exactly what you expect from Country Inn and Suites. Overall the hotel is a nice place to stay. What has always surprised me however about Country Inn and Suites is the wood frame construction, and how well noise from other rooms and the hallways is heard in the room. Not an issue if other guests are not noisy. But always a consideration when I make a reservation. (Yet here I am again....)

Shower curtain had black drip-like spots on it. Yuk!

The shower floor and the bathroom floor (rough textured ceramic tile- dumb choice) are in need of a good scrubbing.

Front desk- The girl working the desk was friendly and helpful. She was a one-man band; dealing with an overflowing toilet, having to move a handicap chair to a handicap room, and checking-in guests. She was doing great.

Continental Breakfast- Very good. CI&S understands that protein foods are an important part of breakfast (cheese, yogurt, eggs, peanut butter.) Most hotels that offer continental breakfasts miss this important breakfast ingredient. Not CI&S. A+ for their continental breakfast.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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10 hotel reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2009

I have stayed at many of the hotels in Albert Lea, and the Country Inn and Suites is among the best. Rates at the Country Inn and Suites are usually $10 to $20 more than the neighboring Ramada or Albert Lea Inn. The rooms are clean and well-maintained. The pool is nice, but often filled with children. The free continental breakfast is a good value. While there is no restaurant in the actual hotel, a Green Mill Bar and Grill is conveniently located right next door. The rooms are quiet and comfortable. The Diamond Jo casino is only about ten miles away. This is a good place to stay when visiting Albert Lea.

  • Liked — Very clean and new
  • Disliked — Higher cost
  • Stayed March 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Chillicothe, Ohio
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133 reviews 133 reviews
72 hotel reviews
Reviews in 86 cities Reviews in 86 cities
316 helpful votes 316 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2008

We stayed at the Country Inn & Suites in Albert Lea, MN, on October 2, 2008. We were late in arriving, and did not reach the hotel until about 8:30 PM Our room was ready when we arrived, and we found it clean and comfortable. The breakfast was fine.

  • Liked — The facility was clean and comfortable.
  • Stayed October 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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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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