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“Stay on Way Home from Elko/New Market” 4 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 Southwest, Owatonna, MN 55060   |  
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Ranked #1 of 10 Hotels in Owatonna
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Pardeeville, Wisconsin
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48 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Stay on Way Home from Elko/New Market”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

We stayed one night on our way home from the Elko/New Market area. It is a very convenient hotel located right off I-35. We checked in a little late in the evening but the receptionists were very friendly and helpful. They gave me all the information I needed including when breakfast was served the next morning. The room was neat and clean. It is looked near a gas station and a few fast-food restaurants along with a few sit-down.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Cheney, Kansas, United States
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25 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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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
General Manager
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Mankato, Minnesota
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121 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 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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14 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 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.

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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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25 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 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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5 reviews
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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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11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 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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Address: 130 Allan Avenue Southwest, 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 #1 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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