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“Nice place” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Fort Dodge

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Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Fort Dodge
Ranked #4 of 12 Hotels in Fort Dodge
Certificate of Excellence
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37 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Nice place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2014

Stayed here for one night and the rooms were big and clean. Clean building overall. Service was pleasant and the hotel was pretty quiet for being busy. Ft. Dodge is a small town, so the location was as good as any there.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled on business
    • 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Manteno, IL
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73 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 12, 2014

We stayed here for two nights while in town for a funeral. Our extended family booked three rooms and were were looking forward to relaxing at the pool on our final night. We arrived to find the pool packed with people, coolers and lawn chairs at what appeared to be a child's birthday party. After inquiring at the front desk we were assured that they do not rent out their facilities for parties. We waited for almost an hour for the pool to clear during which time a staff member did go in and break up the party. From the looks of things, the father of the birthday girl was not pleased and complained at the front desk, but guests packed up and headed out. Other than that the hotel was comfy and staff nice. I would stay again as long as the pool was for guests only.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 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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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Ginala
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HollyJepsen, General Manager at Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Fort Dodge, responded to this review, April 14, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to send this review. I am sorry about the situation during your stay with us. As you stated the staff did take action once we were aware of the party we were not asked or informed about. I am sorry you had to wait for them to leave, but am hopeful the rest of your evening was relaxing. Thank you again.
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Minnesota
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71 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 10, 2014

We've stayed here several times while in Fort Dodge visiting our son and will return again. Staff was friendly and helpful. Room was clean, beds average. Nice to have a refrigerator and microwave in room.Breakfast average for Country Inn, one day staff was busy talking at front desk and very slow to refill, but other days was fine. Price same as most other hotels in the area. Located in a convenient to find spot, close to the "strip" of restaurants.Haven't used the pool or exercise areas, but there have been people in each while we've been there.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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HollyJepsen, General Manager at Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Fort Dodge, responded to this review, March 12, 2014
Thank you for your feedback and for taking the time to write about your experience. We are delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to your next stay.
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Cedar Grove, Wisconsin
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64 reviews
53 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2014

For most of May & June I traveled weekly back & forth between my home and my office till I was able to move. I stayed here 2x during the month of June and it was quite nice. Overall service was pleasant and the rooms were great. I booked the king standard room which was a decent size to comfortably move around. Rooms included a microwave and a dorm-sized refrigerator which helped with keep expenses down on meals. Will stay here again or recommend it to others!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
    • 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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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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32 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 25, 2013 via mobile

First time here on a business trip. Rooms were comfortable, warm, and clean. Breakfast was good. The staff were courteous and prompt. I usually stay in Hilton's and Marriott chains and was pleasantly surprised with this country gem. Already booked here again for my return, this time for a 2 month stay.

  • Stayed December 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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Dubuque, Iowa
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2013

The staff at Country Inn always make us feel very welcome. There's nothing like a cozy lobby, sincerely friendly smiles and helpful local advice to make a stay enjoyable. Leanna, Holly, and Jason make a great desk team. Each room was clean and neat. Refrigerators, microwaves, and fast wi fi are welcome perks, and the pool is beautiful.

  • Stayed December 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Rapid City, South Dakota
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428 reviews
57 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2013 via mobile

We have had an annual Thanksgiving gathering in Ft Dodge for the last 13 yrs. After trial and error at the other hotels in FD the rest of the group settled on this hotel and have stayed here for at least the last 10 yrs. The hotel is clean and neat--it got a makeover in recent years and now has updated linens. The pool area is clean as well, not huge but perfectly fine for us. Breakfast is hot and plentiful. What really sets them apart however is the staff--they are SO friendly! Some of us stay at my parents' house, and the staff doesn't blink an eye when we go over to the hotel to swim with the rest of our family. All in all this is a reliably great hotel--the best in FD for sure!

Stayed November 2013
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Property: Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Fort Dodge
Address: 3259 5th Avenue South, Fort Dodge, IA 50501
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Location: United States > Iowa > Fort Dodge
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #4 of 12 Hotels in Fort Dodge
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Fort Dodge 2.5*
Number of rooms: 60
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