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“Enjoyed Our Stay” 5 of 5 stars
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Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, San Diego North
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   5975 Lusk Blvd, San Diego, CA 92121-2781   |  
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Ranked #13 of 269 hotels in San Diego
Santa Barbara, California
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
“Enjoyed Our Stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

We spent 2 nights while watching 2 grandsons play in a water polo tournament that took place at 5 venues the hotel was centrally located and convenient to all. The breakfast was included and had very good selections. The staff was excellent and were extremely tolerant of all the young water polo players conversing in the lobby gathering hall. The room was spacious and reasonably priced. A very good experience.

  • Stayed May 2013, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Shawn P, Front Office Manager at Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, San Diego North, responded to this review, May 10, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience with the online community. We are extremely happy to see that you and your family greatly enjoyed your time in San Diego, both at our hotel, as well as while watching your 2 grandsons compete in Waterpolo at multiple San Diego locations. We are also very excited to see that you greatly enjoyed everything that we have to offer, from our complimentary hot buffet breakfast, to our friendly and helpful staff. We look forward to the next time you and your family return to San Diego, so that we can once again provide you with the high level of service you have come to expect from our location.
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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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Manchester, UK
Top Contributor
97 reviews 97 reviews
79 hotel reviews
Reviews in 72 cities Reviews in 72 cities
232 helpful votes 232 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

A lovely property, tastefully decorated throughout and having the advantage of a restaurant and bar on site. Staff were friendly and efficient.The room was modern, comfortable and quiet. The complementary breakfast was excellent. We ate locally at the Wine Seller & Brasserie and, although a little difficult to find, was well worth seeking out.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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Kevin Y, Front Office Manager at Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, San Diego North, responded to this review, April 21, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience at our hotel with our potential online customers! It is great to see you enjoyed your time at our hotel, and provided wonderful comments about the hotel staff. It is also great to see the comments you left about the room and the property, and especially the comments about our hot buffet breakfast each morning. Once again, thank for you fantastic review and we hope to see you once more the next time your travels return you to the San Diego area.
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Rancho Santa Fe, California
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

Easy access location to visit Zoo and North County. Hotel clean, staff friendly. varied breakfast buffet. I would stay there again. Room was quiet and well appointed. Comfortable sitting area in lobby.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Kevin Y, Front Office Manager at Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, San Diego North, responded to this review, April 16, 2013
Thank you for your feedback and for taking the time to write about your experience. We are delighted to read that you enjoyed the hotel and location, and would stay at our hotel again. It is also nice to see you enjoy our complimentary hot buffet breakfast each morning. We hope to see you once more the next time your travels return you to the San Diego area.We look forward to your next visit!
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Sofia, Bulgaria
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

I have reservation for a month stay at this hotel. I checked in late but, the administrator copied all my personal data. When I try to pay part of my stay I was very surprised to find that my names (first name and surname) were mistaken. But the worst thing was that, the credit card registered to my room actually was not mine. It was very frustrating and I don't receive even apology. A couple days later the receptionist called me. She told me that even I have made pay with my credit card, the other card is still registered to my room. So she need to try re-register my card to my room again.

It is very unprofessional and can cause a lot of money to someone that even don't know me to pay for my stay, because of this mistake.

I recommend to be very careful when check-in at this hotel.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Kevin Y, General Manager at Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, San Diego North, responded to this review, April 17, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with the online community. I am very disappointed to see that your stay with us was not up to the expectations during your stay with us. I would like to apologize for the lack of communication and the misunderstanding that took place during stay in regards to your credit card. Customer service is a huge priority of ours, and especially when it comes to our guest’s method of payment. I unsure you with our check in producer this should not happen, and once again I apologize for any inconvenience this may have brought you. With that being said, I hope you were able to enjoy our hotel amenities and once more thank you for your valued feedback and we hope we once again will have the opportunity to have you as our guest.
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Chicago, Illinois
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13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

This was the best mid-level business hotel I've stayed in for a very long time. Friendly check in staff at the desk, clean, nice size rooms, comfortable beds, everything was absolutely perfect. There's complimentary coffee, water, and fruit in the lobby all day (and cookies too in the evening!), and one of the best breakfast buffets I've seen in a "breakfast included" hotel - make your own waffles, hot oatmeal, scrambled eggs, potatoes, and bacon, fresh fruit salad, and a variety of pastries, juices, bread, etc. The outdoor swimming pool was nice and warm, which was really nice when you're there in cool April weather.

We chose this hotel for its proximity to La Jolla, and were very pleased by the easy (10-15 minute) drive and the very reasonable prices compared to other hotels in the area. It is a little further from Sea World and downtown attractions, but only 20-30 minute drive, easily worth it for such a nice hotel at a great price!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Israel P, Front Office Manager at Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, San Diego North, responded to this review, April 15, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience at our hotel. All of us here at the Country Inn and Suites San Diego, really love to see when our guests truly enjoy everything that our hotel offers, whether it is our quiet convenient locale, or our complimentary hot buffet breakfast each morning. We are excited to see that you left such kind comments, and enjoyed everything the hotel and area had to offer. We hope to see you once more the next time your travels return you to the San Diego area.
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Madison, Wisconsin
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Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

I stayed here last weekend while in San Diego for a family reunion. I was very pleased how comfortable, quiet and clean it was, especially for the reasonable price. The front desk staff were helpful and unflappable, too.

  • Stayed April 2013, 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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Kevin Y, Front Office Manager at Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, San Diego North, responded to this review, April 14, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience at our hotel with our potential online customers! It is great to see you enjoyed your time at our hotel, and was able to enjoy all the amenities we offer to our guests. All of us here at the Country Inn and Suites San Diego are very thankful for all the wonderful comments you provided about the hotel. It also great to see you were able to join our hot buffet breakfast each morning. Once again, thank for you fantastic review and we hope to see you once more the next time your travels return you to the San Diego area.
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Guadalajara, Jal, MEXICO
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

i had never heard of the country inn and suites chain before, and when in hotwire got this hotel i was nervous about what was i going to get, i read some reviews here and that calmed me, but when i get there, i was very surprised to see a very nice hotel, with great rooms, perfect location and a great service. i went son san antonio the next summer and of course i went and stayed in a country inn and suits also... and again GREAT CHAIN!!! keep it up!

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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Shawn P, Front Office Manager at Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, San Diego North, responded to this review, April 10, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience with the online community. We are very pleased and excited to see your comments concerning not only your previous stay in 2012, but also your comments concerning your experiences at our other fine Country Inn and Suite locations! Hopefully the next time your travels return you to the area, we can once again provide you with the high level of service that you have come to expect from the Country Inn and Suites hotels!
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Address: 5975 Lusk Blvd, San Diego, CA 92121-2781
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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:
#4 Romantic Hotel in San Diego
#11 Family Hotel in San Diego
#15 Best Value Hotel in San Diego
#25 Business Hotel in San Diego
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, San Diego North 3*
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