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Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, San Carlos
Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in San Carlos
Certificate of Excellence
Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin
1 review
“Train noise not so bad”
Reviewed May 9, 2010

Yes, we had a room facing the train tracks. Yes, it runs from about 5am to 11pm. But it didn't bother us. Perhaps for the very light sleeper, it's not the best hotel location. But for the average sleeper, this hotel is great - the beds are quite comfortable, too. Very nice breakfast, rooms and common areas clean and inviting, and a great value for the location. We were very pleased with our four-day weekend stay.

  • Stayed May 2010
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Reviewed June 9, 2009

The service for this hotel was great and very clean rooms. The Atrium sitting was ever more relaxing, it felt like i was at a big Embassy Hotel. Keep up the great work and loved the breakfast.

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  • Stayed May 2009, traveled on business
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Boston
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed December 16, 2008

I stayed here for two nights to attend a business meeting. We arrived around 9 p.m. and could tell it was a small place ... one guy seemed to run the whole place at that hour.

The room was clean and had ample amenities, including a fridge/freezer and microwave. Unfortunately, the fridge was not plugged in upon my arrival, so the burrito I threw in there was in bad shape the following afternoon.

There were additional electrical problems. The light over the bed didn't work. I called the front desk about it; the desk man came immediately to try to fix it, but was unable to do so. The nearby alarm clock reset to 12:00 twice during my stay. Good thing I used my mobile phone to wake me up each day!

The breakfast space was roomy and had a computer terminal and television. The food was rather lackluster, with all the condiments in packets. I must've broken open six packets my first day there.

In sum, it's fine enough for a mature crash pad, but don't expect to get pampered!

  • Stayed December 2008, traveled on business
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El Dorado Hills, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
Reviewed December 28, 2006

We booked this hotel for the first night of a two-night stay for my friend's wedding in Burlingame. The area in the hotel's immediate vicinity in San Carlos was not nice. It was a bit industrial and run-down. But the hotel was fairly clean, the room was large, and the staff was friendly and helpful. The complimentary breakfast was good. We loved making our own waffles! A very nice touch!

  • Liked — complimentary breakfast
  • Disliked — not a great neighborhood
  • Stayed August 2006, traveled as a couple
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Birmingham, Michigan
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Reviewed July 12, 2006

Room and facility were clean and well kept. Room was relatively large. Had a small refrigerator which served our purposes very well. We stayed four nights. Also had a microwave and cable TV. Bed (1 king) was well maintained. Plenty of complimentary parking (May, 2006).

Complimentary breakfast served buffet-style beginning at 6:00 am was diverse and excellent. Nearby restaurants were within a short driving distance. Also, McDonald's directly across the street.

Facility played recorded, classical music unobtrusively in the background in the evening in the covered, interior courtyard.

Located very conveniently to comfortable trains into San Francisco. Could get a train nearly every half hour, both directions.

Some street noise in our streetside room during afternoon and early evening. Closing the window minimized this.

Would return.

  • Stayed May 2006
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Bakersfield, California
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Reviewed February 20, 2006

Overall a great place to stay.

Check in was easy. I was traveling with my in-laws and both rooms were fine. The place was clean. My room had a small refrigerator and microwave, TV with cable. The bed was comfortable. I could not hear anyone from the other rooms.

The complimentary breakfast had coffee, OJ, a self serve waffle machine, basic fruit and pastries. It was nothing to rave about but it was free and it hit the spot. There are 2 breakfast places within walking distance.

Parking was fine. The pool is tiny, and right by the entrance in the back. Just enough for the kids to get wet and cool off, but not pretty or relaxing. I was there to visit relatives and the place served its purpose.

  • Stayed November 2005
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Reviewed September 2, 2005

Could not have gotten a better hotel even if I was in a 5 star full service hotel.
Great rooms. Excellent free hot breakfast. Awesome clean and comfortable rooms.

  • Stayed August 2005, traveled on business
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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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