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“Great Service & Location” 5 of 5 stars
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Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Sioux Falls
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   200 East Eighth Street, Sioux Falls, SD 57102   |  
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Ranked #19 of 49 hotels in Sioux Falls
South Dakota
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Great Service & Location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2009

I stayed at this hotel for the first time on business in December. I will certainly be staying again. I have never encountered such friendly and helpful desk people. The rooms were very clean and decorated nicely. The mattresses were super comfy and the bedding was great. I was told they just got the bedding...duvets with down comforter inside, very warm and elegant. The shower head was fantastic. This was the best shower I've ever had in a hotel. The location was lovely as it is downtown and my room had a view of the river. I also had free high speed internet and a very good free breakfast in the morning. I will look for Country Inn & Suites wherever I travel now and hope the experience is this good at all of them.

  • Liked — Location and Service
  • Disliked — Nothing
  • Stayed December 2008, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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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 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2008

This hotel is in a lovely location in downtown Sioux Falls. We were there just overnight, but it was a nice, clean facility and we wished that we could have taken advantage of the downtown area.

  • Liked — The view of the river
  • Disliked — The breakfast area could have been larger
  • Stayed September 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Podunk
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2008

This hotel has a ground-level bar with outside tables just below guestroom windows. During our stay, bar patrons were drinking and yelling literally within fifteen feet of our window, and kept it up full volume until 2:00 am. Putting a loud bar and sleeping guests next to each other with only a pane of glass in between is just plain stupid, not to mention monumentally inconsiderate. And, as if this weren’t enough reason to stay away, this hotel also has an internet connection that’s so slow you can’t always tell whether it’s working at all. My advice: look elsewhere.

Stayed October 2008
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Burlington, NJ
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168 helpful votes 168 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2008

We wanted to try a Country Inn and Suites, and the location of this one was reviewed as being near the Falls. We didn't get a chance on a earlier stop in Sioux Falls so I was looking forward to it. We were not disappointed. We arrived, to f ind a very full parking lot - apparently a wedding and a family reunion were involved. We did get the last spot, and there is overflow parking next door. We were graciously checked in, and found the room to be quite roomy for our three large pieces of luggage. Since parking seemed to be full, we decided not to move the car but did walk to town and had dinner at the Phillips Avenue Diner (we had already eatten at Minerva's on a earlier trip - good but a little pricey). This place is not your average diner - it has a lot of atmosphere, excellent service and good food! We were very pleased, and it was nice to be able to take a walk afterwards and watch the horse and carriages along Phillips avenue. The hotel does have a restraunt with a overlook of the river, but there was a private party going on so we decided to eat elsewhere.

We took a walk outside to find the walkway nearby that can take you to the falls. It would have been easier to walk off the deck of the hotel, but there was a large party on it when we were there so we didn't want to just cut across. The walk is easy enough, and you'll come across the falls. What a lovely park! There is a tower there that has an elevator there to see the view, and a gift shop that was quite reasonable! We happily walked away with two $5.00 T shirts. Bring your camera, and there is a light show at night, though we opted not to stay for it. The path is a lovely walk from the falls to the town area.

Monk's Ale house is right down the street from the hotel. We didn't get a chance to go here but we've been to the one in Philly - which is very good. Also there is a giant train yard next to the park at the Falls and you'll see tracks and a old train station near the hotel.

Once nice mention for Country Inn and Suites - they have a Read and Return program. Yes, they have a book shelf full of books you can borrow - and if your not done when you stay is done, just send it back later. I had just finished a book I brought and needed something to do while waiting for laundry - and happily read a paperback from this shelf. What a lovely idea.

Overall we had a great stay and would stay here again.

  • Liked — Close to town and the falls
  • Disliked — Small parking lot just in front of the hotel - though extra parking is nearby
  • Stayed June 2008, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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459 helpful votes 459 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2007

We were guests of the hotel on July 6, 2007. We stayed in a 2 room suite and had a AAA /CAA rate of $116.10.

We have stayed at several Country Inn Suites in Canada. This one had fewer amenities than some. Front desk staff was civil but quite inhospitable.

Our room was clean and quiet and we had a nice view of the river.

The hotel is well located to Philips?, a historic area of the city with outdoor patios, bars, and restaurants.. We dined at Minervas and had a very good meal and then walked the very pretty street.

Stayed July 2007
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Winnipeg
2 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2007

Stayed here on business from April.3-5. Received a standard room. Good size and comfortable bed and pillows. Heating/Colling units in room are very loud and are not consistent.

Continental breakfast was limited but ok. Very average hotel.

  • Liked — Friendly staff
  • Disliked — Lack of amenities, loud inconsistent heating/cooling units
  • Stayed April 2007, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Illinois
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153 reviews 153 reviews
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248 helpful votes 248 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2005

We recently stayed here for one night and were pleased. Very reasonable rates. Parking is a little tight but not unexpected for a downtown location in any city. Little disappointed in the pool area-it is much smaller than it appears in photos. However, the rooms were nice-your typical hotel but up to date and very clean. My husband and his uncle spent some time in the lounge and enjoyed it-friendly staff and patrons. Nice breakfast area and nice breakfast including waffles. Check-in and check-out were a breeze and the staff was very accomodating-made copies for me at no charge. They also have a computer in the lobby available if you need to check e-mails or what-not. I booked this hotel mainly because it was walking distance to the falls which I had missed on 2 previous trips. Turns out we arrived too late to see the falls so a motel by the highway would have been more convenient but I have no complaints and would recommend this hotel.

Stayed August 2005
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Also Known As:
Country Inn And Suites By Carlson, Sioux Falls
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Address: 200 East Eighth Street, Sioux Falls, SD 57102
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Location: United States > South Dakota > Sioux Falls
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#13 Business Hotel in Sioux Falls
#20 Family Hotel in Sioux Falls
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Sioux Falls 2.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Guests will find the Country Inn & Suites in Sioux Falls, SD conveniently located in the heart of downtown, near Falls Park and the business district. Your stay in Sioux Falls will be stress-free thanks to our helpful services, including a heated indoor pool and whirlpool, complimentary high-speed Internet access, airport shuttle service via local taxi and an on-site restaurant. Situated in downtown Sioux Falls, our hotel's location makes it easy for guests to visit the Old Courthouse Museum, the Sioux Falls Arena and Convention Center, the Washington Pavilion of Arts & Science and the Great Plains Zoo. Reserve your room online today and discover all the great benefits of the Country Inn & Suites in Sioux Falls, SD. ... more   less 
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