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Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Appleton
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   355 Fox River Drive, Appleton, WI 54913   |  
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Ranked #6 of 23 Hotels in Appleton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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“Absolutely Excellent.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here a week during a tough time in our life (passing of relative), an the staff was incredibly accommodating. They went out of there way to see that we had an available room during a packer playoff weekend, helped us to get the best possible rate, and treated us as if we were family.
The staff here is incredibly nice, enormously helpful, and extremely gracious. We are very thankful for the help and hospitality, and whole-heartedly reccomend this hotel.
Hotel is clean, rooms are well kept, and the location is very handy.

Hats off to a great hotel....you made our tough time easier.

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 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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Thank you so much for the great review! I am so glad we were able to help you during a difficult time.
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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
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Chicago, Illinois
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7 hotel reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

A lovely hotel, great location and a very pleasant staff. It is time to update the decor the furniture, TV,showerheads,bedding is all starting to show its wear and tear. Felt like I was in the 1990's not 2012 but all in all a very enjoyable stay.

Room Tip: They offer $10- room upgrades if available. It was an option I took and was very pleased.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

My husband and I have stayed at this property in the past and have been treated wonderfully by the management and staff. This trip was no exception. I messed up and made our reservation for the wrong night, even going so far as requesting a room upgrade if it was available upon check-in. The gentleman at the front desk (I feel bad that I didn't take his name because he was terrific!) was able to accommodate our request for the upgraded room and was very nice about fixing my mistake for me!

With that being said, I do have to admit that this property is starting to look a little "worn around the edges"... nothing horrible-horrible, knowing how much use this property must see over the course of the Packer Season and being so close to the Fox River Mall, just your normal wear and tear for a high traffic hotel. It's just getting time to fix a few things or put some money into a few renovations here. One example.. some of the tiles on the floor in our bathroom sort of wiggled when we stepped on them.

We were able to upgrade to the King suite with the whirlpool tub and the room was very spacious. It has the standard hotel size refrigerator and microwave, which is just fine for an overnight stay. The suite offers a seating area with a pullout sofa and second television. The tub is nice and deep and offers a lot of room to soak (I don't use the jets in hotel jacuzzi tubs after a rather icky experience with one several years ago- at another hotel entirely) and that felt good on a cold, damp winter evening.

The location is awesome, not far off of Highway 41 and very close to the Fox River Mall. It's located right in the midst of all of the ancillary stores and restaurants surrounding the mall, so if you're going up there to shop or have dinner near the mall, this is a great hotel to stay at.

Overall, our experience was fine and we would most definitely stay here again when we want to take a quick overnight trip to Appleton.

Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

We stayed here rather than paying the exorbitant fees in Green Bay for hotels on a Packer game weekend. Wow, were we pleasantly surprised! For what we paid, we got a lot of value. We had one king room and one with 2queens. Al the beds were super comfortable, nicely furnished, clean and quiet. The pool area was nice. Breakfast had a nice variety and was different both days we were there. The staff was pleasant and helpful. The "workout room" was disappointing, though. Just a stationary bike...nothing else. Other than that small issue, we had no complaints! Lots of shopping and restaurants within walking distance. We will DEFINITELY stay here from now on for every Packer game we attend.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Stevens Point, Wisconsin
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

What a wonderful stay! Genuine, friendly and attentive staff, at all hours. Fresh cookies and apples available near the front desk was a lovely touch and much appreciated. These hotels also have a small library of books in the lobby that you can take, read and return to any Country Inn & Suites hotel in the nation, and have a wide variety, including selections for children. The breakfast was excellent, fresh, delicious and well-attended to. Free day pass to the local Gold's Gym is available. Beautiful big pool area with many large windows and a separate gathering room off to the side, nice big whirlpool. Situated along a pretty wooded area and small stream. Hotel is walking distance to the mall and other nice stores. Nearby are many restaurants. If you'd like some delicious comfort food, amazing service and a sweet little country gift store, head for the Machine Shed restaurant. A lovely place, also within walking distance. I consider myself a little fussy, but loved our stay at this hotel. We definitely will be back!

Room Tip: We stayed during the week on the third floor overlooking the wooded area. It was pretty day or night...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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Sheboygan, Wisconsin, United States
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

Loved the hotel, used the estandby and upgraded to the king suite! Very spacious and very nice. The housekeeping staff was friendly and knowledgable about the various stores in and around the mall area and the restaurants! - Edna who is the breakfast cook was also very nice and went out of her way to get to know the guests and make us feel at home. Very convenient to the mall, I believe there is a path to get there without having to drive over.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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Milton, Wisconsin
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

Our overall experience was very, very positive, mainly because every single person we encountered on the staff was friendly, pleasant and helpful. Lori Ann, the woman in charge of cleaning our floor, deserves special kudos. She was a delight.
Other Positives - Nice, big whirlpool suite at an affordable price. Great hot breakfast in the morning. Very clean and well-kept. And afternoon cookies are always a nice treat. :)
In Need of Improvement - Our bed wasn't all that comfortable; felt like it might be getting old. Also, there was a frequent shaking on our floor - it sounded/felt like some large industrial equipment was running in the hotel.
Still, those quibbles are minor compared with all of the positives. It was a great experience and we would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 355 Fox River Drive, Appleton, WI 54913
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Location: United States > Wisconsin > Appleton
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 ) Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Family Hotel in Appleton
#9 Business Hotel in Appleton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Appleton 2.5*
Number of rooms: 106
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Let us spoil you with freshly baked cookies and a free hot breakfast as well as high-speed Internet access and a team who will welcome you like family. At Country Inn & Suites by Carlson, Appleton, WI we'll always make you feel right at home. Visit us and see why we'll have you saying, "I love this Country."We are conveniently located behind the Fox River Mall and within walking distance to several restuarants. The Outagamie Airport is located only 5 minutes from our property and your taxi ride is on us! ... more   less 
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