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Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Detroit Lakes
Ranked #9 of 10 Hotels in Detroit Lakes
Reviewed October 16, 2011

This is a very nice property by Carlson. It is located on the outskirts of DL between and Lake and the very busy train tracks. It is clean and a good value. Our only complaint would be the noise from the trains. They accept pets for a modest fee of $20.00 per stay. We would probably stay here again

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 25, 2011

Best value, year in and year out, I have ever found for family visiting. Clean, well-lit, good sized rooms (the extra $20 per night for the suite is well worth it). Free WIfI a big plus, very good free self-serve breakfast for the price (includes you-make-em waffles, one type of egg dish each morning, one breakfast meat per morning, several cereal and bakery options, some juice variety, coffee, tea, self-serve hot chocolate). Decent channel selection on room tv. Staff is terrific -- very friendly and efficient across the board. Large indoor pool with whirlpool, open late. It doesn't have a convenience store (there's one across the driveway at a gas station) or any kind of bar, gameroom or other diversions. But as a place to crash without having to crowd into a family member's house for a week, it is terrific -- and less expensive than several other comparable hotels in the area.

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 18, 2008

This hotel is right next to a train track that is frequented by trains all throughout the day and night, and they blow their horns every time they come through. I only slept about two hours. I will never stay here again.

  • Stayed: August 2008, traveled with family
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Thank msk137
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Reviewed July 15, 2008

This hotel is the perfect location for Detroit Lakes
The hotel is located on the edge of town so if you are driving in from the Twin Cities it is the first hotel you come across.
It isn't on the lake but the hotel that is on the lake is about twice as expensive- and this hotel is basically next door to the lake.
Thank goodness it is away from the hustle and bussel of the downtown in the summer- but it is only 1 short, straight road to the downtown area from the hotel
Hotel is a great value- the rooms are large, there is a great pool and fitness room with nice up to date equipment- a hard find in detroit lakes.
The staff I met was very poliet and willing to help.
Housekeeping kept my room very tidy.
Just one thing to keep in mind that this hotel doesn't have an elevator so you may want to request being on the first floor if you have trouble with stairs.

  • Stayed: February 2008, traveled on business
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Reviewed May 27, 2007

We recently stayed at this hotel during Memorial Day weekend. It was great from the start, as they gave us a call when they had a cancellation. We were treated by friendly staff at registration, and were welcomed with a clean, good-sized room. Other family members were also staying there, and they were also happy with the rooms and service.
In the morning, we had the continental breakfast, and the hostess, Donna, was so friendly and welcoming, that everyone was impressed and entertained by her personality. She kept the food items replenished and the area was so clean. We have been in hotels where this area is usually a pit by the end of the breakfast time.
I also left a make up bag in the room, and after a phone call when we returned home, they were happy to mail it to me.
We would definitely stay again. And as far as the noise of the train, we were on the other side, but we always bring a small fan to drown out any outside noise. Works like a charm and we slept great.

  • Stayed: May 2007, traveled with family
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Reviewed December 14, 2006

We reserved a night's stay online in Detroit Lakes on our travel to be with family in North Dakota. A somewhat unfriendly and "too busy" front desk person checked us in to a very unclean room. The last guests' snacks and wrappers were still under the bed. Mirrors and glass were not clean. Most bothersome were the very loud trains whose tracks were less than a block from the hotel about every half hour all evening and all during the night and morning until we checked out. We were glad to have earplugs. Other guests at breakfast told us you just leave your TV on all night!! When checking out, staff didn't even ask how our stay was--just see ya! We won't stay again.

Stayed: December 2006
Thank J&JFischer
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Reviewed March 11, 2006

Large clean rooms, nice lobby, friendly staff. Nothing much around outside the door but if all you need is a clean room this would do just fine.

Stayed: March 2006
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Additional Information about Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Detroit Lakes

Address: 1330 Highway 10 E, Detroit Lakes, MN 56501-4715
Location: United States > Minnesota > Detroit Lakes
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #9 of 10 Hotels in Detroit Lakes
Hotel Class:2 star — Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Detroit Lakes 2*
Number of rooms: 46
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