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“stayed here for the waterpark” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Prairie du Chien, WI

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Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Prairie du Chien, WI
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1801 Cabelas Lane, Prairie du Chien, WI 53821   |  
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Ranked #5 of 11 hotels in Prairie du Chien
Wisconsin
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23 hotel reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
“stayed here for the waterpark”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

The rooms were above average for the price paid and included admission to their indoor waterpark. The waterpark was packed as it was the weekend but was still a lot of fun for kids under 10. There were 2 life guards there whenever the slides and park was running otherwise if you were at an off hour, you could just swim.

The breakfast was good and included make your own Waffles and other good protein choices, besides the usual carbs.

The place was packed and full. Good location next to Cabella's but out of town 1 mike for food besides the restaurant, which besides the included breakfast, we didn't try.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Amy B, Manager at Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Prairie du Chien, WI, responded to this review, April 21, 2013
Thank you! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay! We look forward to seeing you on your next visit!
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

We paid for the day to swim at their pool. It has one large water slide and 3 basketball hoops. It does have a nice little area for younger kids. My two older boys enjoyed the basketball hoops and only did the slide 2 or 3 times. They were in the water for 3 1/2 hours and enjoyed it. We had planned on eating at the attached bar and grill as there is a window you can order food from but we learned after paying for the pool and being there for a bit that it isn't open on Sundays! Big let down as we had to then leave earlier than we had planned to go eat elsewhere. Also, I noticed one Mom of two girls had a bag of some type of snack sitting on their table. The lifeguard went over and must have told her no food is allowed because the parent immediately put it away. The info paper they hand you with rules about the pool area when you pay also stated no food or carry ins allowed. It said it must be bought from the attached bar and grill. WELL THAT IS HARD TO DO WHEN IT IS CLOSED! You need to allow carry in snacks/drinks the days the bar and grill is not going to be open. Also, there were two life guards on duty. I was sitting on a lounge chair next to windows when one of them came and started spraying the windows with cleaner and wiping them down. I literally had to get up and move so she could do the window by my chair. She said oh, you are okay and don't have to move. I said yes, I do. The smell is overwhelming and I rather not get sprayed on. She did NOT get the hint. Then a half hour later, she starts going around with a broom. She proceeds to sweep in my space which was very annoying. It is nice they want to keep things clean but do not do so when you will be in the immediate space of customers. We chose not to stay at this hotel as they allow pets and we much prefer a hotel that does not allow pets. Also this hotel didn't have as good of reviews as other hotels in the area. It was nice though that we could swim at one place and sleep at another. And an older lady who I believe was named Doris noticed we were short a plastic bag to put my sons wet swimming suit in when we were out by the bathrooms after changing. She immediately noticed that and said she would go get us a bag. How nice of her to go that little extra mile! She also shared with us names of good restaurants to go to in the area.

Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
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Amy B, Manager at Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Prairie du Chien, WI, responded to this review, March 12, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to review our property.

On behalf of our entire staff at Country Inns & Suites we apologize for the concerns you shared about your experience at this hotel/water park. I assure you we are working diligently to ensure a similar situation does not occur again in the future.

Please feel free to call 608-326-5700 with any concerns or suggestions.

We appreciate the feedback and will use it to fine tune our operations.
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

My family stayed here as a half-way point on our way to see family for Christmas. The kids loved staying in a hotel, and enjoyed the waterpark as well. Hotel is average overall, room was clean. We had our small/non-shedding dog with us, and we paid a $20 deposit to have him there. Definitely no pet odors/messes from other pets that we noticed. Waterpark is small, but nice sized for our kids (age 7 & 3). Free breakfast in the morning was very good! We will definitely stay again, as this is a perfect location for us. Also very close to Cabellas. I will say the restaurant at the hotel wasn't the greatest, but there are several places to eat in Prairie Du Chien.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Amy B, Manager at Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Prairie du Chien, WI, responded to this review, March 12, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to review our property. We are happy to see that you enjoyed your time at the hotel.

On behalf of our entire staff at Country Inns & Suites we thank you for your business and we hope to see you again when your travels bring you back to the area!
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012 via mobile

I have a dog, and this is the only hotel I could find in Prairie du Chien that would accept pets. That said, it was VERY clean and there were no "naughty dogs have stayed here" smells. Breakfast was copious and the attendant made sure nothing ran low.

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Amy B, Manager at Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Prairie du Chien, WI, responded to this review, November 6, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel! We are thrilled to see that you enjoyed your time with us!

On behalf of our entire staff at Country Inns & Suites we thank you for your business and we hope to see you again when your travels bring you back to the area!
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012 via mobile

My husband and I were driving through to Iowa and decided to stop. When we arrived had no reservation but were treated very nicely. Beth at thd front desk was awesome and very informative. She didn't make us feel rushed and answered all of our questions. Because of Beth we will defiantly be back. Thanks for the great first impression.

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Amy B, Manager at Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Prairie du Chien, WI, responded to this review, October 16, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to complete to review us on Trip Advisor!

Beth was honored that you mentioned her by name. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to recognize her for a job well done!

On behalf of our entire staff we thank you for your business and hope to see you again when your travels bring you back to the area!
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2012

We were told when we checked in on Aug 11th they had over booked the hotel. They said they had a room for us, but with no blankets and was told that we could use the comforter. When we went in the room there was no comforter just an old bedspread! Went back to the front desk and asked for some sheets to use as a blanket. They ONLY had 2 old twin sheets and something they called a twin blanket. Not sure what it was but not a blanket! We had a king bed! We had no choice but to make due at this point. Went to close the curtains and found no room darkening shade, so we had to use the thing they called a blanket. That night went to bed and when the air kicked on it blow down on us like we were at the north pole! Had to but your head under the sheets. The next morning went to iron something and NO iron. Took a shower and the door stop was right in the middle of the floor where you step out. OUCH. Wanted to complain on the way out but to many people checking out and couldn't wait to leave! They did send a email to review our stay and told them everything. We NEVER heard a word from this place. By the way we paid full price for our room with no discount. We only wanted a place to sleep. We did not use the pool or stayed for breakfast. Not even a apology for a hotel room with no blanket!

Stayed August 2012, traveled on business
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Amy B, Manager at Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Prairie du Chien, WI, responded to this review, September 5, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback.

On behalf of our entire staff at Country Inns & Suites we apologize for the concerns you shared about your experience at this hotel. I have addressed these concerns with our team, and I assure you we are working diligently to ensure a similar situation does not occur again in the future.

We appreciate the feedback and will use it to fine tune our operations.

We would like to discuss this matter further with you. We ask that you please contact us at cx_pdcw@countryinns.com at your earliest convenience.

We look forward to hearing from you!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2012

We love this hotel! Only stayed two nights and the staff greeted us and children by name! Kids loved the pool are, wife loved the margaritas from the attached restaurant. Brooke and Bobbi at the desk were fantastic! They were both working when we stayed two years ago! Outdoor area of this hotel is beautiful.

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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Amy B, Manager at Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Prairie du Chien, WI, responded to this review, September 5, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to review us!

We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay. We have shared your compliments with our staff and they were delighted to be mentioned by name.

We hope to see you when your travels bring you back this way!
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Additional Information about Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Prairie du Chien, WI

Address: 1801 Cabelas Lane, Prairie du Chien, WI 53821
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Location: United States > Wisconsin > Prairie du Chien
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #5 of 11 hotels in Prairie du Chien
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Hotel Class:3 star — Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Prairie du Chien, WI 3*
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