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Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, San Carlos
Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in San Carlos
Certificate of Excellence
Solvang, California
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Christmas visit to relatives for Christmas”
Reviewed December 25, 2013

Our family group occupied 4 rooms; 3 rooms for couples and one room for 2 teenage brothers. Six of us arrived in the afternoon in 2 automobiles. Two arrived at SF airport on a flight from San Diego later that night and were picked up by one of us who drove up; SFO is only 20 minutes away. Access to highway 101 is easy. The rooms were very spacious, the bed was comfortable and the flat panel TV was very clear. Our room was very quiet, but one couple said the noise from breakfast awakened them. The breakfast was very good; all of our group was able to find things they liked - eggs, waffles, toast, bagels, muffins, yogurt, fresh fruit, juice, coffee, hot cider and tea. We will stay there the next time we visit the area. There were no small children in our group and none of us used room service.

Room Tip: All of our rooms were on the third (top) floor so we did not have any noise from people walking arou...
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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San Carlos, California
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Reviewed December 24, 2013

I have driven by the hotel a million times and never really noticed it before. I was amazed at how nice it was inside, the room was large and clean, the bed super comfy, great water pressure in the shower, and the breakfast was fantastic.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled solo
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Camberley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed December 23, 2013

quiet night, room was clean and bed was comfortable, breakfast was varied and well stocked and enough seating although hotel was not full, good use of points from previous stays. Mcdonalds over the road was just what we needed after a long journey.

Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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Thousand Oaks, California
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105 reviews
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Reviewed December 10, 2013

Its always nice to stay at a hotel that is up to date. The hotel is relatively close to the 101 so it was easy to get to. If you travel by train, it is a very short walk from the train station with regular services from/to San Francisco. Incidentally, one does not hear the train from inside the hotel.

We were there for the weekend. The price was rather inexpensive in comparison to similar hotels in the area. The hotel has a fresh modern look on the outside as well as the inside, a quality place. Check-in was a breeze.

The room was large and comfortable. The TV was satisfyingly large. The bed and pillows were very comfortable. The bathroom sink and make-up area was part of the room and the bathtub Jacuzzi and toilet were in a separate room. There was a lounging chair as well as a desk with plenty of electrical outlets. On each side of the bed were adjustable reading lights. The heater/cooling system was one of the units under the window, worked well and was quite (I'm a light sleeper). A few times, we did here little noise from the second floor as if someone dropped something. What I was surprised about was that in the morning, we did not hear the "breakfast" crowd in the courtyard and slept through mid-morning. We arrived late and consequently got up late.

The free breakfast was typical for this type of hotel and everything was fresh. Scrambled eggs, bagels, cereal, yogurt, make your own waffles, etc Close by are other restaurants, pharmacy and car wash.

We were glad to have stayed here. Will stay again when in the area.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed November 26, 2013

The room was fine, the rate was good and the location was good. Couple of problems. With the layout of the hotel, it is a courtyard style, it is noisy in the early morning as they set up breakfast in the court yard area. Also the walls were paper thin and we could hear our neighbours talking.

The smell of the food from breakfast also rose up to our room. Not terrible but when you are woken up early by noise, didn't enjoy the smells. Perhaps it was our room

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Milton Keynes
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Reviewed October 29, 2013

Stayed here as I was working in Redwood Shores. Easy access to all amenities. 5 minute walk to the train station with regular services into San Francisco. You can get the BART and then the train from the airport to the hotel for under $10 if you feel adventurous!

Room was a good size and very clean. Breakfast is self-service and a fair choice. There is a small shop in the hotel if you want to buy fast food and cook it in your room using the microwave.
But, as there are plenty of places to eat all within safe walking distance ranging from Sushi to Taco Bell, i saw no reason to use the service.

Free WiFi which was very reliable.

I had a room facing the main road and was concerned about the noise, I had no reason to be! Great nights sleep :)

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
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Generalmanager251, General Manager at Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, San Carlos, responded to this review, November 18, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to complete our guest satisfaction survey. We are thrilled 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!


Sincerely,

Parry Bir
General Manager.
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LAS VEGAS
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Reviewed October 23, 2013

I was by myself when I stayed here and they were very accommodating to keep me in a safe room where I would not be disturbed. The only problem is there is not much parking and you have to walk from a back parking lot to the front of the building to your room. Also the breakfast was not the best and could have much more to offer.

Room Tip: Not enough parking in front of the rooms for everyone and you must park behind the building.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled solo
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Property: Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, San Carlos
Address: 251 El Camino Real, San Carlos, CA 94070-2405
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Location: United States > California > San Carlos
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in San Carlos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, San Carlos 3*
Number of rooms: 51
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
With its charming décor and convenient amenities, the Country Inn & Suites San Carlos hotel is ideal for your next vacation or business trip. Halfway between San Francisco and San Jose, our hotel is also near Oracle Headquarters in Belmont, CA, 23 miles from San Jose International Airport and only 11 miles from San Francisco International Airport (SFA). An ideal lodging choice for travelers of all types, our Country Inn & Suites also features such amenities as free high-speed Internet access, coin laundry and a Fitness Center on site. Make your reservations online today for our hotel rooms and suites in San Carlos and see what sets us apart from other hotels in San Carlos, CA. ... more   less 
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