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Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Tuscaloosa
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   4801 McFarland Boulevard East, Tuscaloosa, AL 35405   |  
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Ranked #7 of 31 hotels in Tuscaloosa
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“Nice place to stay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

We always have good luck with Country Inns and this one did not disappoint. Right off the interstate and some chain restaurants nearby. Cookies in the lobby and a nice hot breakfast. Rooms were well-appointed and quiet.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Christy M, General Manager at Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Tuscaloosa, responded to this review, April 5, 2013
We love hearing feedback! Thank you for taking the time to share your kind words with us. Our staff takes great pride in delivering outstanding service to our guests. It's reviews like this that keep us motivated. We certainly appreciate it and look forward to your return!
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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
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

I am staying in Tuscaloosa for business and then you can choose from a whole variaty of these hotels. But I must say, this is the best one so far. The service was pleasant when checking in and for the rest the lobby is ok, it at least gives you the country feeling and the soutern hospitality. My room is spacious and is well equiped, the bed is fine and comfortable. The room is clean and well taken care of, so no broken items or lights that do not work. But when I have to give a minor, then it would be the kitchenette. It has a sink and a microwave but that is it, for me it could contain some silverware and/or a bottle opener and kind of things. It is hard to take that with you in an airplane.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Christy M, General Manager at Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Tuscaloosa, responded to this review, March 25, 2013
We are so pleased to read your review. I am confident others will find this useful as well. We will do our very best to make sure your next visit is even better. Thanks again for visiting us during your business travels to Tuscaloosa. We look forward to seeing you again soon!
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Covington, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

I was hoping to find a clean, quiet, and comfortable hotel room. I was so pleased with my experience at this hotel. The staff couldn't have been friendlier.....big smiles and ready answers to all my questions. The room was exceptionally clean. The bed was oh-so-comfy. The linens were crisp and immaculate. The bathroom was gleaming. I was pleasantly surprised by the morning breakfast bar which offered more than the usual fare. There were several hot, healthy choices: scrambled eggs & steaming hot Quaker oatmeal (with brown sugar and fruit available). There were name brand whole grain cereals. The coffee was really tasty too.
All this and a complimentary USA Today....I will definitely be staying here again!

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  • Stayed January 2013, 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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Christy M, General Manager at Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Tuscaloosa, responded to this review, February 4, 2013
Thank you so much for commenting on your recent stay! We are so glad to hear that you had a wonderful time, and enjoyed the breakfast and other amenities. We hope the next time you come to town for business or for leisure that you will choose to stay with us again.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

I have stayed in multiple hotels in Tuscaloosa on my business trips and this will be my go to hotel from now on. First, very convenient to the highway (I have to work south of Tuscaloosa) and this hotel is very convenient. The fitness center was nice and the staff was super friendly. The breakfast was excellent and was even ready at 5:45 am which was great since I had to leave to get to work by 6:15. Bonus, The Original Dreamland BBQ is less than a mile from this hotel.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 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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Christy M, General Manager at Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Tuscaloosa, responded to this review, January 30, 2013
I am very happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with us. Looks like you travel often to Tuscaloosa, so please do not hesitate to contact us directly on your return visit. We often have loyalty rates for our repeat clients. We look forward to seeing you again soon!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

We stayed recently during a campus visit. First impressions are very good - as you walk into the reception area, you feel as if you are entering a tastefully decorating living room. Everything is clean, bright and cheerful.

The beds were comfortable, bathroom was spotless. Front desk staff were very friendly, as was the lady in charge of breakfast.

Although the hotel is at the opposite end of the McFarland Blvd strip from the university, the location was excellent as there is less traffic and it is easy to get in and out. I'd say it's only about 10 minutes to anywhere on campus.

We would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed January 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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Christy M, General Manager at Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Tuscaloosa, responded to this review, January 23, 2013
Thank you very much for such a kind review! We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay. We also appreciate you sharing this with us and hope to see you again when your travels bring you back to Tuscaloosa.
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Oxford, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

This is a great hotel. The staff was friendly and the hotel was very clean. The price was good and affordable. Close to resturants and shopping areas. Very close to the highway. The free breakfast offered things I could eat (VEGAN). Fresh coffee and cookies. Even the elevator smelled fresh and clean. Highly recommended.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 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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Pam C, General Manager at Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Tuscaloosa, responded to this review, November 20, 2012
Thank you so much for your positive review! We certainly appreciate your feedback and are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay and the breakfast.

Thanks again,
Christy McDanal
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Address: 4801 McFarland Boulevard East, Tuscaloosa, AL 35405
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Location: United States > Alabama > Tuscaloosa
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#8 Family Hotel in Tuscaloosa
#9 Business Hotel in Tuscaloosa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Tuscaloosa 2.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the heart of Tuscaloosa, the Country Inn & Suites provides cozy accommodations, friendly service and an ideal location sure to please leisure and business travelers alike. Our Tuscaloosa hotel's facilities were recently renovated to include new carpeting throughout the hotel, a brand new Fitness Center, updated appliances and furniture and flat-screen TVs in every guest room. We continue to offer free high-speed Internet access and an outdoor swimming pool. Plus, Club Carlson Rewards members receive 20 Gold Points® for every dollar spent! So be our guest at the Country Inn & Suites Tuscaloosa hotel and enjoy the city's celebrated southern hospitality. ... more   less 
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