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“Decent place to stay” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Owatonna

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Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Owatonna
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   130 Allan Avenue SW, Owatonna, MN 55060   |  
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Ranked #2 of 10 Hotels in Owatonna
Cheney, Kansas, United States
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Decent place to stay”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012

We chose to stay at another Country Inn as our stay in Baxter MN was so good. Well, it just goes to show you that chain hotels are not the same in each town. The hotel was decent enough, but the pool? The entire thing was only 3 to 3.5 feet deep and very small. For someone with a teenager, it was quite a let down.
The room was pretty good and the breakfast the next moring decent.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Owatonna CIS B, General Manager at Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Owatonna, responded to this review, August 16, 2012
Thank you for your feedback. I apologize you had a negative experience while staying at our hotel. We value all of our guests' feedback and use it to evaluate what can be done to improve our hotel as well as what we are doing right. We hope with our continued efforts to improve, you will keep the Owatonna Country Inn & Suites in mind next time your stay in area.

Sincerely,


Kelly Boomgarden
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 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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Mankato, Minnesota
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94 reviews 94 reviews
16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2012

Nice stop. Nothing fancy but clean, updated, nice bed, nice shower, microwave, fridge, flat screen tv...all at a decent price. I will stay again when I am in Owatonna. Thanks for the good night's sleep!!

  • Stayed June 2012, 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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des moines iowa
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2012

this hotel is just off of I-35 and very convenient. my room was very nice and very roomy. i really like the couch and chair.

Room Tip: ask for the rooms over the pool area
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  • Stayed January 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Maplewood, Minnesota
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2012

My wife and I stayed one night before heading on to visit relatives. We booked the room online and the rate was comparble to the other hotels in the area. When we arrived we discovered the hotel was basically full because of a boys squirt hockey tournament. There were many kids in pool and hot tub all evening, we decided not to use either.

The bed was comfortable, but a little soft for our taste. The bed was not sunken in though. The room was very clean however our room was small. The room was generally pretty good at blocking out the sound of the kids running up and down the hallways until about 10pm, but did not block out all the noise. Thankfully they did actually go to bed around 10pm.
We would consider staying here again, but would also check other hotels in the area.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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linolakes
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3 hotel reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2012

We stayed here and my sisters family stayed at the 'americinn' across the street. Ours was the cleaner / newer hotel. The pool here was very small but the hot breakfast of scrambled eggs and ham with the other normal morning foods was a welcome change.
The staff here were very nice, even with the large group of hockey parents communing in the common areas.
The americinn however, was rude. We were "yelled" at and then the teenager-ish people turned the lights off in the lobby on us.
We are adults of children, tell us what you need from us, and or give us an area to be in that will not bother anyone else.
Country Inn and suites definitely the best hotel in Owatanna!!

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Davenport, Iowa
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2012

I thought this was a decent hotel. The beds were soft and comfortable but sagged a considerable amount in the center. The rooms were okay. Decent sized and mostly clean, although I thought a little effort could have been made in some areas. Noise from the other rooms was considerably more than I like but not hugely disruptive.

We ate breakfast at the hotel. It was standard continental breakfast fare, which was alright to get something to eat before heading out for the day and not have to stop to eat.

The pool area seemed pretty small, but my son used it and I didn't hear any complaints.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Minneapolis
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2011

This was my first stay at any Country Inn and Suites chain motel. We had reserved a suite online. When we arrived at about 4 pm the motel seemed quiet. However, they were unable to place us away from the 3rd floor elevator as the clerk said there was nothing else available. She said there was a hockey tournament nearby and the place was full of hockey players and their families. She had worked the previous night and they had received no complaints of noise and rowdiness.

I was worried about the noise but the room was quiet as it faced the movie theater parking lot. We did hear a train running nearby at midnight when I opened the window to cool down the room. There was some soothing highway noise as well.

The room was clean and well appointed with a microwave and small fridge. It was a bit crowded with too much furniture so that the french doors couldn't be fully opened between the bedroom and living areas.

They were out of the signature chocolate chip cookies at arrival but I was able to taste one the next day -- mediocre.

The breakfast room doubled as game room and people seemed to use that area frequently for card playing and visiting. The breakfast choices were wide ranging and the hot food was torillas, chopped up ham and scrambled eggs to make your own breakfast burrito. Their coffee was not too great but there was a Starbucks and lots of other fast food choices within easy walking distance. I forgot about the non-chain Tory's restaurant that is nearby and has better choices than the fast food ones.

We were in town for a birthday party and this location allowed us to and from the party. We were told there is no hotel shuttle but the city offers a $5 taxi ride which we considered. It was a beautiful day and quite a nice walk past charming older homes and a beautiful city park.

I would recommend this hotel for your Owatonna accommodation needs.

Room Tip: Try to get a room facing the theater as it's quite after the movies are finished for the night.
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 130 Allan Avenue SW, Owatonna, MN 55060
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Location: United States > Minnesota > Owatonna
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:
Ranked #2 of 10 Hotels in Owatonna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Owatonna 2.5*
Number of rooms: 50
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The "new" Country Inn & Suites Owatonna! We just recently completed a renovation which includes; remodeled guestrooms and lobby, expanded breakfast room, along with a new fitness center, business center and guest laundry. And, all of our rooms are now equipped with refrigerators, microwaves and flat screen TVs. We offer complimentary hot breakfast featuring fresh waffles, along with biscuits & gravy, sausage, eggs, hot and cold cereals, fruit, yogurt parfait, breads and pastries, juices, coffee, tea and milk. We also have an indoor pool and spa, free high speed wireless internet access and many restaurants are close to the hotel. ... more   less 
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