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“Great Price, Good Value” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Country Inn & Suites by Carlson - Mankato, Hotel & Conference Center

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Country Inn & Suites by Carlson - Mankato, Hotel & Conference Center
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1900 Premier Drive, Mankato, MN 56001   |  
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“Great Price, Good Value”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

Stayed at the Country Inn & Suites in Mankato, MN for 4 nights last week. The hotel is in a good location close to highways and shopping. The hotel is clean but getting a bit tired and the rooms are clean. Staff are friendly and helpful. Free Breakfast is included which is average but hey.....it's free.

I stay here about 3 times a year on business and you really can't beat the value.

Room Tip: Rooms facing away from front parking lot are quieter.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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LOsborne, General Manager at Country Inn & Suites by Carlson - Mankato, Hotel & Conference Center, responded to this review, May 8, 2013
Yesguy,

It appears your journey took you pretty far from your hometown! The entire staff at the Country Inn & Suites was excited to see that you enjoyed your stay with us! We do thank you so much for the comments and suggestions that you had regarding your stay and will definitely look into some of them.

We are happy to see you got to take advantage of our breakfast each morning! Thank you again for your kind comments and we look forward to seeing you the next time around!

Best Wishes,

Tim Jahner, Guest Service Manager – Group Sales
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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  • Service
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  • Value
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Mankato, Minnesota
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

We have people in for training all Summer. Karry Meyer the Director of Sales takes care of all your needs. Location is very convenient and the staff is a pleasure to work with. The New Bonfire is a Plus for the location. you never need to leave. The food is great and the atmosphere is nice.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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LOsborne, General Manager at Country Inn & Suites by Carlson - Mankato, Hotel & Conference Center, responded to this review, May 8, 2013
Joel W,

Thank you so much for taking time out of your busy day to complete a TripAdvisor for us! We are so excited to see that our Sales Team has been able to assist you with all of your needs! Also, we too are so excited to have Axel’s Bonfire at our location! It is so nice not to have to travel when you are here for an event or just visiting the area!

Thank you again so much and we look forward to many more years of assist you with your summer trainings!

Best Wishes,

Tim Jahner, Guest Service Manager – Group Sales
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Palm City, Florida
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

I am a professional travels frequently for work all over the country. I am frequently in Mankato mn and have had nothing but fantastic personal service from the entire staff including Karry, Donna, Robyn and Tim. I feel totally at home here and am treated like a valued guest. There are many hotels and many choices as frequent travelers however my preference and recommendations to friends and colleagues is the country inn and suites Mankato. Thanks for your hard work and excellent service!!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 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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LOsborne, General Manager at Country Inn & Suites by Carlson - Mankato, Hotel & Conference Center, responded to this review, May 8, 2013
Jody H,

Thank you so much for your kind comments regarding our Sales Team! The entire staff that works in our Conference Center, and Hotel, was excited to see that we have been able to meet all of your needs when you host meetings at our location. They work very hard to make sure that everyone feels right at home, from beginning to end. We look forward to you hosting many more meetings in the near future with us!

Best Wishes,

Tim Jahner, Guest Service Manager – Group Sales
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Mankato, Minnesota
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

We have used the Country Inn for the past several years for meetings and various events. Karry Meyer and the staff have always gone out of their way to make everything run perfectly. They always remember what we like for breakfast and lunch--even remember the typical "count" we have for attendees! Excellent food, hotel rooms and location ---which makes this the perfect place for any event!

  • Stayed February 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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LOsborne, General Manager at Country Inn & Suites by Carlson - Mankato, Hotel & Conference Center, responded to this review, May 8, 2013
Joslyn,

We want to thank you for your kind comments regarding our Sales Team! The little touches that they remember, like the typical “count” of your attendees, does make the difference when hosting an event at any location! We are so pleased that our catering team has been able to impress you with the food and our hotel staff has been able to make you feel welcome in a comfortable clean room while staying with us. This is truly what we mean by “Be Our Guest!” We look forward to assisting you in the future with many more events at our location!

Best Wishes,

Tim Jahner, Guest Service Manager – Group Sales
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Mankato, Minnesota
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

The Country Inn and Suites by Carlson is a great place to hold your meetings. I book different size and types of meetings for my company and Karry Meyer and her staff are great to work with. They are able to accomodate us with whatever we need as far as space, sleeping rooms, meals, AV equipment, etc. I would recommend them if you are looking for a place in the Mankato area.

  • Stayed April 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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LOsborne, General Manager at Country Inn & Suites by Carlson - Mankato, Hotel & Conference Center, responded to this review, May 8, 2013
Jackprime2751,

Wow! Thank you so much for taking time out of your busy travels to let us know you had a wonderful stay with us! From what we can tell, you know what to expect staying at our location and we seem to hit it on the nose every time! Our entire staff wants every guest to feel at home and from what we can tell, by your comments, we are truly preaching our “Be Our Guest” philosophy! The entire staff cannot wait to see you the next time around!

Wishing you safe travels,

Tim Jahner, Guest Service Manager – Group Sales
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North Mankato, Minnesota
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

Everyone has been great to work with at the Mankato, MN Country Inn & Suites by Carlson. I have organized many events/meetings over the past 5 years at this location and have never had any issues. They have always been very accommodating for sleeping rooms at the last minute or making last minute changes to the event. Imparticular, employee Kerry Meyer has gone out of her way to make sure my company was satisfied and made sure we had everything we needed. She is a great asset to this hotel.

  • Stayed November 2012, 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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LOsborne, General Manager at Country Inn & Suites by Carlson - Mankato, Hotel & Conference Center, responded to this review, April 19, 2013
Angela E,

We are so pleased that Karry always goes out of her way to make sure that your team is completely satisfied during your events you have at our location. We can tell that you know what to expect and the type of service you should be receiving with our location over the past 5 years.

We look forward to having you back in our newly renovated Conference Center for your next event. We know you will be impressed with the way it looks!

Our entire team looks forward to many more years of working with your company, not only on the Conference Center side, but also the sleeping rooms side!

Wishing you safe travels,

Tim Jahner, Guest Service Manager
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New Richmond, Wisconsin
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

We had a nice experience here. We had a suite with king size bed and pull out. This hotel remembers the small stuff - bottles of water, a nice amenity display, plastic wrapped extra blankets. Room smelled and looked good. Security guards were constantly patrolling and offered to walk me in when we arrived late at night. Staff prepared the entire breakfast offering early to accommadate a number of volleyball players housed for the weekend.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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LOsborne, General Manager at Country Inn & Suites by Carlson - Mankato, Hotel & Conference Center, responded to this review, April 19, 2013
Jessa N,

Our entire team was excited to see that you truly enjoyed your stay and with adding the small little touches to the room, you are able to fully “Be Our Guest” and feel at home. We are also so pleased that our Security Guards were making sure that things were nice and quiet, as well as being able to walk you into the hotel when you arrived back at hotel very late.

Thank you so much for taking the time to let us know we made your stay enjoyed and a wonderful experience. We look forward to seeing you the next time you are in the Mankato Area!

Wishing you safe travels,

Tim Jahner, Guest Service Manager
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Also Known As:
Country Inn And Suites By Carlson _ Mankato, Hotel & Conference Center
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson _ Mankato, Hotel Mankato
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson _ Mankato, Hotel
Country Inn Mankato
Mankato Country Inn
Address: 1900 Premier Drive, Mankato, MN 56001
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Location: United States > Minnesota > Mankato
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Mankato
#2 Business Hotel in Mankato
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Country Inn & Suites by Carlson - Mankato, Hotel & Conference Center 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Country Inn & Suites Mankato Hotel and Conference Center is conveniently located at the intersection of Highways 14 and 22 in the beautiful Minnesota River Valley. Featuring 10,000 square feet of meeting space and an on-site restaurant Axel's Bonfire, our Mankato hotel is an ideal destination for travelers of all types. With its Hot Be Our Guest Breakfast, charming décor, comfortable amenities and convenient location, Country Inn & Suites is one of the top hotels in Mankato, MN. ... more   less 
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