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“Nice surprise” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Gainesville

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Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Gainesville
Ranked #3 of 44 Hotels in Gainesville
Certificate of Excellence
Winter Park, Florida
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121 reviews
48 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Nice surprise”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

Hotel has a cozy country inn feel. Usually stay Marriott so this was a nice surprise. The room was nice but candy wrappers from past guest were left on the floor. Although room looked clean the wrappers make it suspect to me. Bed was nice bit pillows and blanket are terrible. Bathroom was very nice. Breakfast was fair. The he naked cookies in the lobby were nice.

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Pearl N, Front Office Manager at Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Gainesville, responded to this review, March 15, 2013
Thank you for commenting on your stay with us. As a matter of fact, we have recently completed re-training with our housekeeping staff. We are working diligently to see that this doesn't happen again, as this does not hold up to our normal standards. We hope that you will give us the opportunity to make this up to you when you are in the area again.
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Combined Locks, Wisconsin
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298 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013 via mobile

My wife and I have stayed at many CI and S. This one of the best by far. The Queen suites are large and quiet despite being close to the highway. There are restaurants close. The breakfast was also very good
My only negative is that they do allow smoking in some rooms. I do not appreciate walking out of my room to the odor of cigarette smoke.

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Wrigley48
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Pearl N, Front Office Manager at Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Gainesville, responded to this review, March 5, 2013
Thank you so much for your positive comments. I'm glad you liked the room and enjoyed the breakfast. I hope you will visit our hotel again. I'm sorry you were bothered by the smell from the smoking rooms. When you make your next reservation, please comment that you wish to be away from any smoking rooms, that way we can be sure to assign you a room on a lower floor as our smoking rooms are all on the 6th floor. Again my apologies for that inconvenience.
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Melbourne Beach, Florida
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15 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

We were in town just for the night. Did not spend much time in the room. Check in was fast and the girls at the desk were very nice. The room was clean. I like the convenience of the mini fridge and microwave. The room was on the smaller side, but big enough to have 2 queens. You could tell they have updated things like the TV and counters in the bathroom, but there was room for more enhancements - like the big heavy yellow comforter on the bed and the wallpaper in the bathroom. The beds were comfortable, but the pillows were small and too soft for my liking. The air was cold and the shower hot with good water pressure. The kids (a whole soccer team) loved the indoor pool and hot tub. We woke up late, so did not participate in the free breakfast. This hotel is conviently located off I-75 and Archer Road. There are a ton of restaurants and shopping in the area.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank TMfamilyof4
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Pearl N, Front Office Manager at Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Gainesville, responded to this review, February 26, 2013
We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your time at our hotel. We are constantly renovating and to be honest, the wallpaper in the bathrooms is on our list. It's great to hear how much the kids liked the pool. We are the only hotel in Gainesville with an indoor heated pool. We hope to see you and your family again soon.
Your comments are greatly appreciated, thank you for your response.
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Miami
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23 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

Overall good stay. We stayed here one night on our way home. Check in was easy, room was spacious and clean. Water pressure in the shower was good. Breakfast was good with varied options. No complaints.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank travellingfamilyfive
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Pearl N, Front Office Manager at Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Gainesville, responded to this review, February 21, 2013
We are so glad you enjoyed your stay here with us. We strive to make your stay a cut above the rest, so your positive comments are truly appreciated. We hope to see you again on your future travels.
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ann arbor
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84 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

This place is right off the e-way. It's a little worn around the edges. One thing to watch is if you go on their website to make a reservation. If you switch off the page and then come back to finish your reservation make sure you recheck the dates you plan on reserving. A day before we left for our trip, we received a letter saying we missed our reservation. The letter stated the reservation was for the date we went into the website to make the reservation, not the date we wanted to stay at the hotel. Upon calling, the manager gave us a hard time when we tried to explain what happened. We called as soon as we noticed the reservation was in error, but did not have the person's name that told us not to worry, nothing was showing up on their system. The manager acted like if we didn't know the name of her employee, to check our story out with her, there was nothing she could do. I guess Patty never heard of the customer is always right. We asked if she was going to work with us on this or not. Her reply. "This sounds like a threat." WHAT? She finally comped us the room for the night reserved in question. If not for that, would not have stayed there. And in the future will not.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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Helpful?
1 Thank traveljunkie4450
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patti1995, Manager at Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Gainesville, responded to this review, February 4, 2013
Thank you for your response and we appreciate you giving your thoughts. We value our guest and I hope you will visit us again in your future travels. I understand your frustrations about your reservation booking but we are open 24/7 and you are always welcome to call us to verify your reservations or ask us any questions you may have.
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Cape Coral, Florida
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55 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

We got a one bedroom suite as my wife and I were visiting the University of Florida with our 16 year old daughter. It was perfect as my wife and I had a separate bedroom and our daughter had the sofa sleeper. Fridge and microwave in the room. Check in was easy and the lobby had a fireplace with a Christmas tree. There is a cracker barrel right next door. It's right off I-75.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank TheMonteRunsOK
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patti1995, Manager at Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Gainesville, responded to this review, January 7, 2013
We are glad you enjoy your stay with us and the room that you reserved. We offer many different room types to fit our guests needs. With many special free amenities. We hope to see you again.
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Douglas, Georgia
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33 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

Just off I-75, this hotel is very clean and accessible. The room was nice size and reasonably priced. The only issue I had was I wanted to eat breakfast on my way out the following morning. When I arrived downstairs, the meal had already been cleaned up. Therefore, if you are traveling on business and have a late morning appointment, be sure to eat early before you leave.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank CSM2005
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patti1995, Manager at Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Gainesville, responded to this review, December 11, 2012
We are glad you stopped by to stay with us and I am sorry to hear that you missed our wonderful breakfast. Our wonderful free hot breakfast is served Monday though Friday from 6:00am to 9:30am and on weekends 7:00am - 10:00am.
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Property: Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Gainesville
Address: 4015 SW 43rd St, Gainesville, FL 32608-2217
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Location: United States > Florida > Gainesville
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Gainesville
#2 Best Value Hotel in Gainesville
#7 Romantic Hotel in Gainesville
#9 Family Hotel in Gainesville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Gainesville 2.5*
Number of rooms: 90
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Country Inn & Suites is conveniently located next to I-75 right off of exit 384. There are lots of restaurants close by with Cracker Barrel adjacent to the property. CI&S offers free breakfast, free WiFi, 24 hour business center, fitness center and the only indoor heated pool in Gainesville. ... more   less 
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