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Review of Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Mason City

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Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Mason City
Ranked #5 of 8 Hotels in Mason City
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2006

My relatives live in Mason City, so we stay at this hotel every time we visit. This time we came back for a family funeral. And even though there was a hockey tournament in town, my child was still able to swim with his cousin and we had a terrific breakfast. Even though the family event was traumatic, the hotel was comforting and reliable. The rooms were very clean and the staff was very helpful.

  • Stayed February 2006
    • 4 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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2004

We stayed at Country Inn for the first time over the 4th of July weekend. This is a wonderful hotel, esp. for families. My kids loved the jar of cookies that guests can help themselves too as soon as they walk in the lobby. This is a newer hotel that is very spacious and clean. Rooms are very spacious and roomy - among the biggest I have ever stayed in. We stayed in 2 different rooms (1 on Friday, then 1 on Sunday - had to go to a different hotel because it was full on Saturday). Both rooms were wonderful, roomy, and very clean & nice. Breakfast was great with lots of choices - not the typical donut continental breakfast. They had cereal, toast, french toast, biscuits & gravy, cinnamon rolls, make your own waffle, juice, milk, & fruit. The pool was very spacious and warm. The spa was awesome - very big & comfortable. My only negative comments would be that they ran out of extra pillows on Sunday night because they were full (buy some more pillows - you are in the hotel business!) & then they closed the spa on Monday for cleaning & sanitizing (which showed poor planning to do that coming on the morning after one of the busiest holiday weekends). Also they changed the pool hours to close at 10pm instead of midnight so my kids were upset when we arrived late & couldn't go swimming. Since there is no lifeguard at the pool at any time, why close? Overall, however, this is a great hotel. After traveling to Mason City/Clear Lake area for several years and staying at most hotels in the area, I can say this is the nicest by far & will be my top choice from now on.

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Additional Information about Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Mason City

Property: Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Mason City
Address: 4082 4th St SW, Mason City, IA 50401-1578
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Location: United States > Iowa > Mason City
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 8 Hotels in Mason City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Mason City 2.5*
Number of rooms: 68
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Mason City Country Inn
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