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“Great Hotel~Terrible Restaurant” 3 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 #21 of 50 Hotels in Sioux Falls
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“Great Hotel~Terrible Restaurant”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2010

Our room was clean and comfortable, with modern amenities, we had no problem with the room. The front desk clerks though were inattentive, one was actually polishing her nails as she spoke to hotel guests checking in as I waited in the lobby. Parking is very tight, we have a large truck and were pretty much wedged into a spot, there just isn't much parking there. The "restaurant" on site was billed as family, but is more like a bad sports bar. Customers in the bar were loud, one was quite obscene and was said to be a regular customer. We are not prudes my husband and I have both worked as bartenders, but we expected a quiet dinner as did several "senior" couples that were looking quite disgusted by what was being said by the "regular". The problem was the bartenders and waitresses did nothing to stop this problem. The saving grace of the restaurant was the burger was good, but we couldn't get out of there fast enough.
Country Inn & Suites did however rectify the restaurant experience by sending us a gift certificate for a future stay at any of their hotels or restaurants.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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  • 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
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2010 via mobile

Great stay. Room had nice river view. Clean. Free use of Y. Helpful staff. Newer property. 4 cup coffee maker. Laundry machines available. Clean as a whistle. Newer than the nearby Holiday Inn. Cheaper and better serivce than the Sheraton. A great choice and close to the cute downtown.

  • Stayed October 2010
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2010

I really enjoyed this hotel. It was clean and I very much enjoyed the comfortable beds which are very important to me as a traveler. Would recommend to others.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled on business
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2010

Stayed four nights in early Feb. 2010. Internet special rate made it competitive with motels with many fewer amenitites. We had made a reservation and check-in was not a problem at all. For future travelers, if Lindsey is at the desk when you check-in, you are in good hands. We just happened to mention that the following morning we had to be out of the building before the breakfast was served and she volunteered that we could pre-order take-away breakfasts to be ready when we left.

The take away breakfasts were spartan but were what we needed. The normal breakfast was served until 9:30 a.m. Except for the boiled eggs and peanut butter, it was a little short on protein and long on carbohydrates. Don't expect bacon or sausage but rather bagels, cereal and waffles.

The location is on the edge of downtown Sioux Falls. For those who may have checked the restaurant reviews, it is only a block from the Monks House of Ale Repute. In February, the snow piles obscured the driveway and made the entrance hard to see. Parking lot is small but they have arranged overflow parking in the lot to the east.

Staff was extremely helpful and friendly, even chatty. You could enter into as much conversation as you may want to, even with the housekeepers.

The only minor change I would have made would have been the pillow. They were smallish, square feather pillows. I prefer larger, firmer pillows but that's a highly personal pique.

We did eat at the Falls Landing in the facility. It was basically a bar that served 1/2 pound hamburgers and other typical short order type food, but that's another review. All in all we enjoyed our stay and would gladly consider staying here again.

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2009

I usually stay at country inn and suites and was pleasantly happy with this hotel in sioux falls. The pro's are: the suite has a separate bedroom which was great since I was traveling with a family member and privacy was needed. Nearby restaurants make it a cinch to grab some great food at a great price. (I usually stay away from the hotel restaurants because the food and drinks are typically higher). Falls park is a simple stroll down the bike path, approximately 1-2 blocks. We went at nighttime and it is lit up beautifully.
The con's are: Parking lot is very small, you may have to park in an adjacent parking lot that is not related to the hotel itself. The pool is also small and pretty bland looking in general.
Overall I would recommend it for travelers just for convenience and the park area

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2009

The hotel was comfortable, clean and a great location. The beds were comfortable, breakfast was good. Overall a great place to stay!!

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2009

It was a good hotel overall. Parking is not the easiest, but they have the lot next door which has tons of spots. Breakfast was good and the room was just fine. For a good night sleep it was just what we needed. The staff was very helpful.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Sioux Falls

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 ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#9 Business Hotel in Sioux Falls
#17 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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