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“Very nice place to stay in San Diego” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, San Diego North, CA

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Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, San Diego North, CA
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   5975 Lusk Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92121   |  
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Scottsdale, AZ
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32 reviews 32 reviews
20 hotel reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
“Very nice place to stay in San Diego”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

We stayed there during a short vacation (followed by a business stay at a different hotel in the area). This hotel is not near the beach, which is about 15 minute drive away, so this is probably not the best place for a beachside vacation. Other than that, it is a very very nice place - friendly staff, comfortable room, nice bathroom, very comfortable bed, a large flat-screen TV with a good assortment of channels, including Showtime. The room rate includes free WiFi internet, free parking, and free breakfast for all occupants, with a nice assortment of hot dishes, cereals, yogurt, fruits, freshly-made waffles, bagels and cream cheese. There is coffee and tea in the lobby around the clock, a few times a day they make fresh cookies, though those go pretty fast, judging by the fact that most of the time we saw them all gone. The staff were all very friendly and attentive.
Some very very minor dings against this hotel are that the windows in (our) room did not open, and the air felt a little stuffy (but not overbearingly so). Also, the ironing board hanging in the closet made it just an inch short to lay the suitcase sideways. Other than these nitpicks, we enjoyed our stay very much, and would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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Shawn P, Front Office Manager at Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, San Diego North, CA, responded to this review, November 21, 2012
Thank you very much for taking the time to share your recent experience with the online community. We are all very excited to see that you had an opportunity to enjoy our complimentary hot buffet breakfast each morning, along with all the other amenities we offer to our guests. We hope to once more be able to provide the high level of service you have come to expect the next time you are in the San Diego area!
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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
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Bogota, Colombia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

Its located 20 mins away from the san diego zoo on a very nice area. Rooms and cleanliness are optimal and breakfast is great. Staff is very friendly and helpful. There is a very large parking are right in front of the hotel. Absolutely recommended.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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Shawn P, Front Office Manager at Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, San Diego North, CA, responded to this review, November 19, 2012
Andres T,

Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience with the online community! On behalf of all of us here at the Country Inn and Suites, we are ecstatic to see that you were able to take full advantage of our quiet, convenient location to San Diego freeways; along with all of the complimentary amenities we offer such as our hot buffet breakfast each morning and the fresh cookies each evening. We hope to once again be able to provide the high level of service you have come to expect the next time your travels return you to the San Diego area!
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

We stayed here October 2012. Everything was great- plenty of parking, fantastic free breakfast, plus we got free wifi. Lots of chain restaurants within driving distance. It is a little ways out of the city, and the traffic is the reverse of what I'm used to - AM goes away from San Diego, PM goes back to it. But we came from Houston so it was no big deal to drive the 15-20 minutes to sightsee. Close to Torrey Pines and La Jolla.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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Shawn P, Front Office Manager at Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, San Diego North, CA, responded to this review, November 6, 2012
Allison_in_Houston,

Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience with our potential customers. It is great to see that your stay in San Diego was enjoyable, and that you had the opportunity to enjoy our quiet, relaxing atmosphere. We hope to be able to provide a similar experience, the next time you return to San Diego!
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North Haledon, New Jersey, United States
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

We stayed four nights while visiting my son who is stationed at MCAS Miramar. The hotel was convenient to the base and freeways to downtown. The rooms were clean and the beds very comfortable (better than the heavenly beds at the Westin we stayed at later in our trip). The complimentary breakfast was a great way to start the day. The staff was very friendly and always greeted us as we came and went. Free parking too.

Would certainly consider staying here again.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Shawn P, Front Office Manager at Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, San Diego North, CA, responded to this review, November 6, 2012
John T,

Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience with the online community. It is great to see that you experience with us was quite enjoyable, and that you had the opportunity to enjoy our quiet, comfortable location; along with all of the amenities our hotel offers. We hope to see you once more the next time your travels return you to the San Diego area!
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Atlanta, Georgia
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13 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

I didn't have much reservation about staying here initially--but my expectations were far surpassed.
The staff was overtly friendly and helpful. The complimentary breakfast was outstanding. Not just cereal and bread... But DIY Waffles, Hot Oatmeal.. Real Bacon and eggs.. Caught me completely by surprise.
The pool, tho outside has an excellent temperature (and unfortunately the San Diego area was a bit on the cooler side) but the warmth of the pool made for a great swim.
The room was average.. It was clean, LCD Television, comfortable bed....
The surrounding area is quiet and right off the eixt. Would definitely stay again!!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Shawn P, Front Office Manager at Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, San Diego North, CA, responded to this review, November 6, 2012
Anem16,

Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience with the online community. It is great to see that we were not only able to provide you with a quiet, relaxing atmosphere, but we were also able to far exceed your expectations with our friendly, helpful staff; as well as all of the complimentary amenities we offer, from the hot buffet breakfast each morning, to the warm, fresh baked cookies in the evenings. Hopefully we can once again provide you with the high level of service you have come to expect from us the next time you return to the San Diego area!
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Sacramento, California
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012

I have been staying here for nearly 5 years on my bi-monthly trips to San Diego. I gave up at Woodfin Suites (new name now) and stayed here based on a very positive experience I had at Country Inn and Suites in Calabasas.

Bed and pillows are the best. The office chair is an Aeron, the best chair ever made for working. The shower heads are great, as is the pressure and the curved shower rod.

For a complimentary breakfast, they have the best. Fresh scrambled eggs NOT diluted with milk or water, bacon or sauage, potatoes or bisquits/gravy, hot fresh oatmeal (not from a bag) fresh cut fruit, 4 kinds of fruit juice including guava juice, fresh muffins, those great DIY Belgian waffles and superior coffee. They serve 1/2 and 1/2 for the coffee.

Kevin B.

  • Stayed October 2012, 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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Shawn P, Front Office Manager at Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, San Diego North, CA, responded to this review, November 3, 2012
Kevin B,

Thank you for taking the time to once again share your experience with our potential cleints. As always, it is great to see that we consistently provide you with a relaxing comfortable stay, and we certaintly appreciate the continued feedback, and look forward to the next time you return to San Diego!
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Bakerfsield
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012

We make regular visits to San Diego to see our USCD student. We stayed two nights at the Country Inn. We really appreciated the price and a free breakfast. Free parking and a quick walk to Chili's were a definate plus. Some freeway construction made the drive to and from the campus a bit confusing. Rooms were clean and adequate, including a microwave and small fridge. The entrance is a bit tricky, it is behind another hotel. Now that we have learned the ropes in navigating this area, we will return.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Shawn P, Front Office Manager at Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, San Diego North, CA, responded to this review, November 3, 2012
Jennifer C,

Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience with our online community. It is great to see that our location was perfect for your visit to San Diego, and the UCSD campus. Whether visiting San Diego on liesure, or family members, our location provides a quiet atmosphere in the evenings, and easy access to San Diego freeways, and the surrounding areas. I am extremely pleased to see that you were able to take full advantage of these opportunities, and we look forward to once again being your hotel of choice in San Deigo upon future visits!
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Address: 5975 Lusk Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92121
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Location: United States > California > San Diego
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Romantic Hotel in San Diego
#13 Family Hotel in San Diego
#25 Business Hotel in San Diego
#27 Best Value Hotel in San Diego
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, San Diego North, CA 3*
Number of rooms: 180
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