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“Great Complimentary Breakfast With Lots of Seating” 4 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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Tehachapi, California
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“Great Complimentary Breakfast With Lots of Seating”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

Great breakfast and lots of seating in 2 rooms plus the lobby area. Nice flat screen tvs in the rooms. Pool and spa are good sized and well maintained. Room furnishings are modest with 4 cup decanter-style coffeemaker, cardboard cups, mini frig and microwave. We asked for and were granted the top seventh floor as we have gold status in Club Carlson. I suspect the lower floors have noise on weekends as we saw many traveling sports teams visiting on a Saturday in July. Location is in surrounded by Qualcomm buildings and other corporate offices, thus requiring a car; only 1 restaurant, Chili’s, was adjacent. I think this would be a good place for a family to use as a base while touring the San Diego area as it is close to several major freeways.

Room Tip: Seventh (top) floor means no noise from the room above you.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rachael M, Manager at Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, San Diego North, responded to this review, September 19, 2013
Thank you for taking the time out of your day to provide us with feedback regarding your recent stay with us. We are very happy to see that you were able to enjoy your stay with us, and were able to take advantage of our excellent location, hot breakfast buffet, and other complementary amenities. Once again, thank you for the great review and we look forward to once again being your hotel of choice the next time you return to the San Diego area!
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Gahanna, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

Usually stay at hie, but decided ti give country inn a shot and wow! Great staff, room was pristine and breakfast was perfection. Had to leave at 530 before breakfast on last day and desk clerk made sure we had food for the road. Look forward to next stay

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
    • 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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Rachael M, Manager at Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, San Diego North, responded to this review, September 19, 2013
Thank you for taking the time out of your day to provide us with feedback regarding your recent stay with us. We are very happy to see that you were able to enjoy your stay at our hotel with us. It is great to see were not only we were able to meet your expectations but to raise them for future stays. I am glad you enjoyed our wonderful breakfast, and once again thank you for the great review as we look forward to once again being your hotel of choice the next time you return to the San Diego area!
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

A great place to stay, not too far from the main attractions in San Diego.
The reception staff were friendly and helpful, the room was a standard 2 queen bed suite, comfortable enough for 2 adults and 2 kids. The free breakfast and free parking were a bonus. The breakfasts were great, plenty of choice, both cereals and cooked breakfasts with a waffle maker that the kids loved! There was also free coffee and cookies at reception which was nice after a day of sightseeing. The only negative is that there are no in room safes however there are free safety deposit boxes available at reception.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rachael M, Manager at Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, San Diego North, responded to this review, September 19, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience with the online community and our potential customers. We are all very excited that you were able to enjoy your entire stay with us, from our quiet location to all of the amenities we offer to our guests, free of charge. We hope you once again provide us the opportunity to provide you with the highest level of customer service you have come to expect, the next time you return to the San Diego area!
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Monterey, California
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

We stayed here for a week in June. We loved the breakfast, customer service, lounge, and pool. The rooms are smaller than expected but the bed was comfortable which is very important!!! :) We will stay there again!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Rachael M, Manager at Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, San Diego North, responded to this review, September 16, 2013
Thank you for taking the time out of your day to provide us with feedback regarding your recent stay with us. We are very happy to see that you were able to enjoy your stay with us, and were able to take advantage of our excellent location, hot breakfast buffet, and other complementary amenities. Once again, thank you for the great review and we look forward to once again being your hotel of choice the next time you return to the San Diego area!
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Makati, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

The hotel is very welcoming, after a long drive from LA, we arrived at around 11pm, we were welcomed with free drinks and cookies and the lobby. Checking in was pretty easy. Clean room, the bed was really comfortable. Breakfast the next day was yummy,they had bacon, eggs, potatoes, make your own waffle, cereals, an assortment of breads, juices...and its FREE! This hotel is close to La Jolla, its a bit far from downtown(the gas lamp quarter) around 15 miles and other tourist attractions such as the San Diego Zoo, Balboa Park, Old Town, Legoland, even further from the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. If your ok with a bit of a drive, then stay here. Really homey and great staff. Price is reasonable as well.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rachael M, Manager at Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, San Diego North, responded to this review, September 16, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience at Country Inn & Suites on Tripadvisor. We are all very excited to hear your stay with us was enjoyable. We strive to provide excellent customer service and hope to leave a lasting good impression, from our quiet centrally located location between Northern San Diego to the Downtown areas and all of our amenities we offer, free of charge. We hope you choose us the next time you venture to San Diego. Have a great day.
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Krakow, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

This was my first stay at a Carlson hotel. Overall, I am very impressed and happy I chose to stay here. The staff were super friendly and super nice. The rooms were very spacious and modern as well as clean! Highly recommended!

Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
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Rachael M, Manager at Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, San Diego North, responded to this review, September 16, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to review the Country Inn & Suites on Tripadvisor. We are please to hear you over all had a enjoyable stay. We strive to provide excellent customer service and hope to leave a lasting good impression. We hope you choose The Country Inn and Suites the next time you venture to San Diego. Have a great day.
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San Clemente, CA
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

Our family vacations frequently surround weekend getaways to attend soccer events. This facility is great for families and participates in a team support program. Our team had a great time hanging out with their coach in the large pool (they even got in a few dunks.) Additionally the parents were able to socialize while he did all the work. We had great breakfasts to get the team started each day and we were even able to have a team dinner brought in from nearby Rubios! Made it very nice to socialize with the team and the parents. The staff was great and the rooms were too! I even got to get in a fantastic trail walk down behind the business park; the desk clerk recommended several trails for me and I chose the goat trail. I've traveled a lot and having an empty business park that is nice and quiet is great for families. If you want a hectic night life-you are probably not out with the family. Perfect location-even a Starbucks nearby and shopping to boot!

Room Tip: We had the king suite. Perfect for a family who needs to get the kids to bed and Mom and Dad can ha...
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  • Stayed July 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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Rachael M, Manager at Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, San Diego North, responded to this review, September 13, 2013
Thank you for your reponds on Tripadvisor. We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your stay with us during this busy time, during Albion Cup. We are excited to hear you were able to enjoy our complimentary hot breakfast buffet and spacious king suites. We're glad that we were able to accomidate your needs as a group/team, and provide you with a nice gathering space for you and your family to unwind in between games. We are also glad your had a chance to explore some of the surroundings and enjoy a nice trail not to far from our location. We hope you choose the Country Inn & Suites the next time you venture to San Diego.
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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
#26 Business Hotel in San Diego
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Hotel Class:3 star — Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, San Diego North 3*
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