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Country Inn By Carlson, Decorah
Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Decorah
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9 reviews
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“Couldn't Be Better”
Reviewed May 11, 2009

After a good laugh at being mistakenly routed by our GPS to a decrepit farmhouse about ten miles outside of Decorah (in the rain), once we finally arrived at the Country Inn, we were delighted. Our king room was very spacious, pleasingly decorated, spotlessly clean, complete with toiletries and ample, thirsty towels, and the linens looked and smelled as fresh as though they had just come off my grandmother's clothesline. Everyone was smiling and friendly. We thoroughly enjoyed the homemade chocolate chip cookies that were available, with a seemingly bottomless basket of candy, in the lobby. We brought our own reading material, but if we hadn't, the lobby bookshelves carried an impressive variety.
The sunny, clean breakfast room provided foolproof waffle irons and batter to make your own (although the friendly, motherly attendant was there to help if need be) along with every imaginable topping, toast and pastries, fruit, yogurt, hard cooked eggs, yogurtand cheese, plus a large variety of teas, juices, cereals, milkand delicious coffee. The breakfast room overlooked the bright, clean swimming pool and hot tub.
We have absolutely nothing bad to say about this hotel, and can't wait to visit Decorah again so we can re-create the experience.

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled as a couple
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Reviewed October 22, 2008

My husband and I have stayed here several times while visiting Luther College and have always been very comfortable and totally satisfied.
However, the extraordinary service they extended to us on our recent visit was totally 'above and beyond' the call of duty.
I managed to leave a very important bag of personal items (jewelry, medications, etc etc)on the porch outside the building while rushing to get to the college and then proceeded home to Milwaukee.
Several hours later after discovering the loss, I called back and was reassured they would mail the items.
I recently received all of my items with no bill for this extra service.
THANK YOU SO MUCH to the accomodating staff for their extraordinary and exceptional service.
You can be sure we will always remember this about the staff they have at Country Inn by Carlson, Decorah.

Joan T.

Stayed October 2008
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed July 15, 2008

My first stay at a Country Inn. I was a bit nervous but this place actually wasn't bad at all. Newly renovated and well kept + free basic breakfast. This place was recommended to me by someone who knows the area well. Seems to be the nicest hotel in Decorah, IA. I would stay here again.

  • Stayed July 2008, traveled on business
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Reviewed June 7, 2004

Stayed for one night in April 2004 while visiting Luther College. This is a pleasant establishment, on the fringe of town, close to a major shopping centre. 24 hour Walmart SuperCentre is also only a two minute drive away. Really though, Decorah is so small that everything is very close by.

Staff were very friendly and helpful, rooms were spacious and comfortable. There was a large (and apparently popular) indoor pool adjacent to the reception area, although I did not use it personally.

I would recommend this if you have a car and don't have to be right in the centre of town.

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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
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 5 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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