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“Well above average” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Lake City

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Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Lake City
Ranked #4 of 24 Hotels in Lake City
Certificate of Excellence
Malmesbury, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
248 reviews
152 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 213 helpful votes
“Well above average”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 16, 2013

We arrived to find the hotel full of youngsters about to embark or returning from some form of athletic event. Would we be swept aside was in our minds. We need not have worried, this very modern, clean hotel accommodated all with ease. The front desk staff were charming, no we should say that EVERYONE on the hotel payroll was such and I do not believe it was as a result of our English accents. The rooms were splendid, good in size, nice furnishings and a well equipped good sized bathroom. It was at breakfast that we met most of the young, the hotel appeared over run with them and their parents but the very good breakfast could be enjoyed on freshly cleaned tables and despite the appetites of our well behaved youngsters all offerings were replenished without a need to ask can we have this or that please. An excellent nights sleep in a most comfortable bed. All in all a hotel that has a great deal going for it, highly recommended.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank MalmesburyDave
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BOOKHEIMER, Front Office Manager at Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Lake City, responded to this review, April 18, 2013
The entire staff would like to Thank You for your wonderful review! We are here to please our guest and your comfort away from home is our gift to you. Again,Thank you for your response and we hope to see you again.
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
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Edwardsburg, Michigan, United States
Level Contributor
40 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 11, 2013

We stayed one night April 5 2013 I booked thru 800 number I was assured that all they had was a smoking room and that I wouldn't be able to smell a thing !! Well that wasn't the case it was awful ! Smelled so bad we switched to another room next door we had to open windows all night and luckily I had a fan w me to blow fresh air in ! The poor girl at the desk was sorry she offered to spray some stuff but that would have only made it worse ... If I would have known ahead I would not have stayed there .. Understaffed and 800 number should have not told me that I wouldn't be able to tell that it was a smoking room .

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Terri O
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BOOKHEIMER, Front Office Manager at Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Lake City, responded to this review, April 12, 2013
The staff here at the Country Inn & Suites would like apologized for the misunderstanding. The 1-800 number should have never misinformed you,as they do not actually work at this property. Please give us the opportunity to have you as a guest in the future and please call the hotel directly so we can better assist you in making sure you have a non-smoking room on a non-smoking floor. Please accept out sincere apologies !
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Pass Christian, Mississippi
Level Contributor
7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 6, 2013 via mobile

Stayed Thursday through Sunday for the Orange and Blue at The Swamp. Only 45 minutes from Gainesville (everything was booked in Gainesville). Wonderful hotel very clean polite and helpful service indoor pool (kids loved it) right off I-75. Overall very very pleased will plan to stay again in the fall. GO GATORS!!!!!

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Anthony P
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BOOKHEIMER, Front Office Manager at Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Lake City, responded to this review, April 7, 2013
On behalf of our entire staff at Country Inns & Suites we thank you for your business! Its our pleasure to make sure you have the best stay possible. We look forward to seeing you all again in the future! GO GATORS!!
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Tampa, Florida
Level Contributor
11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 5, 2013

Everytime we stay here its a hands down best stay!! All the staff is friendly and wearing a smile,they have done some nice upgrades,breakfast is always wonderful,and I would recommand this hotel to anyone! If you have not stayed here you are missing out!!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank Joe W
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BOOKHEIMER, Front Office Manager at Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Lake City, responded to this review, April 7, 2013
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!
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Spring Hill, Florida
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7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2013

We were in town for my son's wedding and we chose Country Inn & Suites as our place to stay...I made my reservations months in advance and wasn't sure what it would be like...but from the moment we checked in...The Experience Was Fantastic!!
The General Manager checked us in and was SOOO Pleasant and Accommodating!! I would Definetly Recommend This Hotel for anyone stopping in Lake City Fl....

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Debra38
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BOOKHEIMER, Front Office Manager at Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Lake City, responded to this review, March 28, 2013
The entire staff would like to Thank You for your wonderful review. We are pleased to hear you all enjoyed your stay and we hope to see you all again in the future!
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Elk Grove Village, Illinois
Level Contributor
15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 25, 2013

After driving 17 hours from Chicago through hours of thunderstorms in TN, GA and N FL, the kids really needed to jump around in the pool. Country Inn and Suites had one of the only indoor pools in the area. Although the pool and spa could have been a bit cleaner we enjoyed a short dip in both before dinner and before departing the next day. Bed was super and the sleeper sofa was very nice (quite a surprise). All employees at this hotel were very friendly, especially Deanne and Emily. Breakfast was nice and plentiful. Room, lobby and breakfast area very clean.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank Kris F
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BOOKHEIMER, Front Office Manager at Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Lake City, responded to this review, March 27, 2013
The entire staff would like to Thank You for the wonderful review. We are pleased to hear you were able to take full advantage of the indoor pool! We will make be sure to take an extra special look at the pool to perfect the cleanliness! We look forward to seeing you all in the future!
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Tifton, Georgia
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 22, 2013

I stayed here for two nights on a business trip and couldn't have been happier. The rooms are very clean and roomy. The beds were a nice surprise as they didn't feel like "hotel" beds. Nice pillow top mattress and comfortable pillows. Free wifi and wired internet. The nightstand had a really neat charging station that had USB chargers as well normal AC outlets. I heard other guests talking about the free breakfast being great but I had to be at work too early to try it. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank mrkite73
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BOOKHEIMER, Front Office Manager at Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Lake City, responded to this review, March 25, 2013
The staff at the Country Inn & Suites would like to Thank You for your wonderful review! We are all pleased to hear how well you enjoyed your stay! We look forward to seeing you in the near future and hope you can try out our wonderful breakfast on one of your next stays!
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Property: Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Lake City
Address: 350 SW Florida Gateway Dr, Lake City, FL 32024-3855
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Location: United States > Florida > Lake City
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:
#3 Business Hotel in Lake City
#3 Romantic Hotel in Lake City
#4 Family Hotel in Lake City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Lake City 2.5*
Number of rooms: 60
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