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“Great first time experience with Carlson” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, San Diego North

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Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, San Diego North
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   5975 Lusk Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92121   |  
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Aurora
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82 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Great first time experience with Carlson”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We had a very enjoyable 5 day stay here. Everyone was helpful and professional. Of special note I'd like to commend several of the staff. Our housekeeper, Olive was invisible but effective. The bar tender Chris, a transplant from Colorado, is a good source for ideas on places to go. Friendly and helpful. The breakfast attendant, Anthony, is like the energizer bunny... Never stops helping keep the breakfast area flowing smoothly. A very nice man. Location is good. Away from downtown but easy access to attractions and the coast and points north. If we come back to San Diego we'd stay here again and will look for Carlson properties in other locations.

Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
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Shawn P, Front Office Manager at Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, San Diego North, responded to this review, August 27, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience with the online community. We are very excited to see that you greatly enjoyed your stay with us, with many specific staff members really standing out and making your stay as enjoyable as possible, from our housekeeping and breakfast staff, to our friendly bartender in the evenings. Hopefully we once again have the opportunity to host you when your travels return you to San Diego!
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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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Sesser
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Great place to stay. Very clean rooms. Good breakfast. Staff very helpful and professional. I would highly recommend this hotel for anyone traveling to the San Diego area!!! I will stay at this location on our next trip to San Diego.

Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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Shawn P, Front Office Manager at Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, San Diego North, responded to this review, August 27, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience with the online community. We are very excited to see that you enjoyed your experience at our hotel and we look forward to the next time your travels return you to San Diego!
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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50 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014 via mobile

This hotel situated north of San Diego has pretty much met our expectations while traveling in the SD area.
Coming from a 3 day stay downtown SD where we stayed at the Westin, we wanted to find a hotel a bit outside to be able to visit the area without the hassle of traffic. Being a ClubCarson member and after reviewing some of the reviews here we finally decided to give it a try, knowing that we will be staying at a different hotel category and all in all we were rather satsfied with our stay.
The hotel is located in a business area, therefore nothing much around after hours. It is a business hotel in such way that some of the services they offer e.g. restaurant is only open on week days (we found out the hard way coming late on a Sunday). The location is quite convenient fo drive to La Jolla, SD zoo etc..
As previously mentioned the hotel does deliver for what to expect. Friendly staff at the reception, clean rooms though on the smaller side, great pool and very good parking facilities. Breakfast is a bit chaotic but as some mentioned it is a controlled chaos. Since we were vacationing it would have been great have bf served until 10am at least instead of 9.30.
The pool area is great (actually much better than what we experienced at the Westin SD).
We would probably stay there again if we were in the area.

Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
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Shawn P, Front Office Manager at Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, San Diego North, responded to this review, August 27, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience. We are very excited to see your kind comments regarding our hotel, especially having the additional perspective of staying at another hotel in San Diego for comparison. We would also like to thank you for your kind comments regarding our relaxing pool area, which is perfect for the hot San Diego summers. We hope that your travels return you to San Diego and that we can have the opportunity to once again provide you with a quiet & relaxing vacation.
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Guelph, Canada
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

the hotel is in a good location - close to the Mira Mesa business area, good onsite restaurant and close to some good local restaurants, the staff are firendly and attentive... rooms are clean! I would recommend this hotel to anyone staying in this area of San Diego

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 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, August 27, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience with the online community and our potential customers. We are very delighted to see that you enjoyed your experience at our hotel as well as your kind comments regarding our on site restaurant and lounge. Hopefully you once again have the opportunity to enjoy our hotel property in the future!
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Los Angeles, California
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

The entire experience went well. I called ahead and asked for a room on the 7th floor away from the elevators as instructed by fellow tripadvisors. Thank you!

We slept well enough - the room next door had loud people so my earplugs came in handy! The king-size bed was comfortable (It was my husband and I plus my 7 year old. She didn't want to use her air mattress : / We all slept comfortably though!) and the toiletries in the bathroom were very handy.

I didn't get greeted everywhere by employees like other guest have posted on here, but hey, I wasn't treated badly either.

Breakfast was chaos but it was controlled chaos. Lots of families over the 4th of July weekend. They kept the food coming and by the way, the food was great! Hot food! Waffles, oatmeal, eggs, sausage...plus the cold stuff too, like cereal. The menu was a little different everyday. they kept clearing and cleaning of tables non-stop! Thank you kitchen staff!

Parking is free and for the most part we felt safe where we parked (in the back by the pool area).

The room itself was clean and neat. There was a T.V., small fridge, microwave and coffee pot available for us.

There is a laundry room on the first floor - you need your own soap and money for this one.

The pool was nice, there is a spa available too - the area was clean and neat.

I think this place is worth the price. The place IS family friendly but the people vacationing might not be. Don't hold it against the place. Some guy was freaking out about a chair by the pool. All I wanted to do was leave our towels so they wouldn't be on the floor and get wet, but no. The guy said he had to fight off other people for the chair too. I laughed that off - that's ridiculous. The kicker? He wasn't even sitting on it!!! He was standing around checking on his kid the entire time! LOL. So you see, my only advice other than to bring earplugs if you're a light sleeper like me is...BE NICE! BE KIND TO OTHERS! And people will be nice and kind to you. :) In his defense, it was about 9:30 pm and I'm sure he was just cranky because he needed to get to bed... Who knows! LOL

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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 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, August 27, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with the online community and our potential customers. We would also like to thank you for choosing to stay with us during the 4th of July holiday, and we are very happy to see that you greatly enjoyed our stay with us. The 4th of July holiday is always a busy time in San Diego, and our breakfast is always a guest favorite with heavy traffic during this time period and we are glad to see that our staff was able to quickly and efficiently serve all of our guests, creating a welcoming experience for all of our guests during breakfast. Thank you once again and we hope to see you once more in the future!
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Orlando, Florida
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75 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

I knew this hotel was a little north of downtown San Diego, but this ended up working out perfectly since you go against the rush-hour traffic. It had a great location and you can easily to get to the zoo, La Jolla, and Julian. The breakfast was delicious, especially the waffles. There is always ice water, coffee, and hot tea available- and cookies in the evening. Everything was clean.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 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, August 27, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience with TripAdvisor and the online community. We are very happy to see that you greatly enjoyed our complimentary hot buffet breakfast as well as our convenient location, providing easy access to all of San Diego. We hope your travels return you to San Diego and provide us with the opportunity to once again be your hotel of choice!
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antelope, United States
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Nice place, but you must book well in advance to get a decent price. They have a great breakfast and cookies every evening. Also, free USA at the desk. No parking fees like down town locations. Some are charging $20/day.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 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, August 27, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience online. We are very delighted to see that you enjoyed your stay with us, most notably the all inclusive guest rates which include parking, WIFI, and complimentary hot buffet breakfast at no additional cost. We hope to see you again when you return to San Diego!
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Additional Information about Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, San Diego North

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
#12 Family Hotel in San Diego
#21 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*
Number of rooms: 180
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