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Review of Country Inn By Carlson, Decorah

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Country Inn By Carlson, Decorah
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Decorah
Certificate of Excellence
Iowa City, Iowa
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29 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“I'd stay again”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2013

Friendly hotel staff. Complimentary cookies at check in (and they allowed us an early check in). Good selection of breakfast items (biscuits and gravy, scrambled eggs, muffins, toast, cereal, fresh fruit, and more. We had some loud people next door and the front desk attendant came down immediately and took care of it. I would stay here again.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank saritaj14
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Kansas City, Kansas
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76 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 28, 2013

This hotel is a great place to rest your feet after you've spent an afternoon and/or evening watching the famous Decorah Eagles and walking along the fabulous trail system they have here. The town is very clean with a vibrant downtown. The Sunday breakfast was tasty. We had scrambled eggs, biscuit w/sausage gravy. There is toast, bagels, fresh fruit and yogurt, coffees, milk and juices to drink, with plenty of seating area. The pool area is clean and the pool is refreshing. We will definitely be back!

Room Tip: Our room faces north, which is a field, so there is a lot of privacy. The ac unit is quiet enough to...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 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 mntravelgrl
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La Crosse, WI
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54 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2013

We love to stay at the Country Inn and Suites no matter where we go. This was our first time staying at the Country Inn in Decorah. The free breakfast the next morning was very good. Our room was large, cozy and comfortable. Check-in was very smooth. Loved it!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Liz S
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Plymouth, Minnesota
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182 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2013

We stopped at this place as a result of a e-mail offer from the chain. Place is nice & well maintain. Desk staff were nice and friendly. Suggested a number of places to eat and were very pleased with place we went (Mabe's Pizza). Breakfast in the morning was amazing as many times places cut back on the offerings on the weekends. Two drawback are there isn't a light by the chair in the corner of the room so I needed to go to the lobby to read the paper & the bed pillows are "sofa" sized. Took the pillows from the self which help some. We will come back to this place.

Room Tip: bring along your own pillow as pillows are super small - stay on the west end of the building as the...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 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 Scotty M
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Rochester, Minnesota
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44 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2013

I have stayed here when doing business with Luther College; more frequently my wife and I stay here when in the area for the Oneota Film Festival, Vesterheim, or other Decorah attractions. This time we stayed for two nights and had two rooms for a family reunion.

I find this CI&S to be hospitable; their receptionists have always been friendly and helpful. They never fail to have cookies waiting (unlike many other CI&S I have stayed at where cookies are promised but seldom available).

The pool area was very clean and nicely kept.

Room Tip: no elevator for 2nd floor
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank rdjatmn
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Wisconsin
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2012

Went to Decorah, Ia to see our granddaughter who is a student at Luther College. She participated in the annual Christmas music performance (which is excellent).
We stayed at the Country Inn and was very impressed. It was wonderfully clean and well maintained. The room was large and well furnished. The desk staff was wonderful. Qualilty free WI-FI was a big plus. Continental breakfast was included.

We went to a Scandinavian Museum in the downtown area. We benefited from the annual weekend demonstrations, clothing, and music, etc. It was great.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Newaygo, Michigan, United States
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2012

" We have always been greated by polite and helpful staff that were very accomodating to our needs". Rooms are spacious and clean, updated mechanicals, and the staff is quick to help answer those questions about where to eat and what to do. The facility is well equipped with a nice pool area complete with a jetted hot tub, wireless internet, adequate machines for ice, snacks and soda. The breakfast that is included in the room rate is among the best we have seen. Eggs, sausage, home fries, waffles and the list goes on, don't forget the chocolate chip cookies at the desk, yummy. Our family reunions use this facility to house all the out of town families, usually 4 to 6 rooms is required, we are always well pleased with the service. Great service and a great value, this motel is always our choice!

Room Tip: We like the lower level rooms away from the entry and desk, seems more quiet and way less trafic.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 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
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Jeff C
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Property: Country Inn By Carlson, Decorah
Address: 1202 Highway 9 West, Decorah, IA 52101-2459
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Location: United States > Iowa > Decorah
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Decorah
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Country Inn By Carlson, Decorah 3.5*
Number of rooms: 50
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