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Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Willmar
Ranked #2 of 8 Hotels in Willmar
Certificate of Excellence
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Level 5 Contributor
47 reviews
15 hotel reviews
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“Great Hotel and Staff”
Reviewed September 9, 2013

Picked this over the Holiday Inn in Willmar, our last stay at the Holiday Inn was bad. The staff made us feel welcomed and tried to help out in any way possible. We were staying due to a funeral and even the housekeeping staff went out of there way to show their concern. Our 5 grandchildren were with us. The staff even turned on the water slide for 10 minutes one night for them to enjoy even if it's only suppose to be on the weekend. Now how many times can 5 youngsters and 3 adults go down a slide. Enough times to really enjoy it.
The breakfast area was clean and food plentiful. Not the cheapest hotel around, but it is really the best for Willmar area.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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Manager1225698, General Manager at Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Willmar, responded to this review, October 2, 2013
Thank you for your feedback and for taking the time to write about your experience. We are delighted to read that you were able to enjoy the water slide with your grandchildren and that the staff was welcoming during your stay. We look forward to your next stay.
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Springfield, Virginia
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32 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed August 20, 2013

My family returned to central Minnesota for the 4th of July weekend to visit friends and family. The hotel had made special arrangements to have the waterslide open extended hours during the holiday weekend. Great idea! Thanks! Excellent break from the hot humid outside temps.

This hotel is a little more expensive than others in the area, but worth every penny. We have stayed at this particular hotel several times over the past 3 years with great success. The staff are friendly and attentive. The hotel is quiet, clean and the beds are very comfortable. Standard hot breakfast with a few extras. :) Would recommend to anyone staying in the area.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Thank LarsonsinVA
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Manager1225698, Manager at Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Willmar, responded to this review, September 3, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to provide such positive feedback regarding your recent stay with us. It is always a pleasure to know you keep coming back year after year, for the July 4th holiday. We look forward to your return again next year.
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Washington, West Virginia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed August 16, 2013

I find it difficult to give a 5* rating to a cookie-cutter motel, but this one was very welcoming and clean. It met all our needs and wants. (The water slide is only open on weekends, so we missed out on that--looked fun.) It was also within walking distance of lots of restaurants and stores.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank captcalculus
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Manager1225698, Manager at Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Willmar, responded to this review, September 3, 2013
Thank you for your positive comments regarding your stay with us. It is wonderful to know you were provided with a clean facility and welcoming staff. We will continue to strive to provide those services to all of our guests. We hope to see you again!
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Detroit, Michigan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed August 16, 2013

My family has stayed here three times now, whenever we go to a family reunion, and have always been very happy. You get what you expect nowadays; a clean, comfortable room with all the amenities, wireless, fridge and microwave, etc... Also a free laundry room and fun pool with a waterslide, which is only open on weekends, and a hot tub open to adults until midnight every night. The staff is friendly and helpful and went out of their way to help me. The breakfast is very good when you compare it to other hotels of this sort. A very good value.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Manager1225698, Manager at Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Willmar, responded to this review, September 3, 2013
We appreciate the 5 star rating! Thank you for your response and feedback.
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Chandler, Arizona
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46 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed July 8, 2013

We really enjoyed our time here. The staff was courteous and personable.
It's nice having the pool and waterslide as well, the kids were able to expend some energy
before and after the days activities. Rooms had plenty of room in them, bedding was great, beds were comfortable and the rooms were very clean. The rooms are showing their age in places but nothing too bad, wallpaper coming off near the seams etc.

Near all the restaurants on 1st street as well.
Breakfast was great but I don't usually eat the hot stuff, just yogurt, fruit etc. I did have the oatmeal though which was great.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Thank RREC
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TPImanager, Guest Relations Manager at Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Willmar, responded to this review, July 10, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to post a review of your recent stay with us! We truly appreciate your kind words and it is a pleasure to hear that you had positive experience, enjoying the rooms, pool, and breakfast. We look forward to having you back as a guest!
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Watertown
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37 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed May 29, 2013

Lots of family stayed here for a weekend wedding. Rooms were clean and comfy and ours was ready when we arrived early. Staff was very helpful and accommodating. Kids really enjoyed the pool and slide. Breakfast was typical hotel fare but there were plenty of choices and things were fresh.

Room Tip: No elevator so if you can't do steps, be sure to let them know you need 1st floor.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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Thank sara1213
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Manager1225698, Manager at Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Willmar, responded to this review, May 30, 2013
Thank you for the feedback! We make every effort to provide a clean, comfortable, and guest friendly environment for you to enjoy while staying with us, and it is great that you found this to be true as well. I am so happy that your kids were able to take advantage of our pool area! Our property is very popular for families with children because of this amenity. Again, thanks for choosing to stay with us here at the Country Inn & Suites of Willmar, MN and we hope to see you again.
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Minneapolis, MN
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed April 17, 2013

We stayed here for a low-key getaway with our toddler and other family members and it was perfect for what we were looking for. It's right in the midst of shopping and restaurants, too (Target and Applebee's are very close). Our room was clean, updated, and had high ceilings, which always makes for a spacious feeling. The water park is simple - one waterslide and a fairly large pool, but that's all we needed. One of the pool staff members was very friendly - doing her job but interacting with guests and not being the "pool police" unless it was truly necessary.
The continental breakfast was decent - waffles, sausage, oatmeal, cereal, etc.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Thank AJS22
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Manager1225698, Manager at Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Willmar, responded to this review, April 18, 2013
Thank you for sharing your experiences while staying with us here at the Country Inn & Suites of Willmar, MN! It is a pleasure reading your comments and we are delighted that you and your family were able to take advantage of our indoor pool and waterside. It is also great that you found your guest room to be clean and comfortable for you to enjoy during your stay. Thanks again for choosing to stay with us!
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Property: Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Willmar
Address: 201 28th Ave SE, Willmar, MN 56201-4260
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Location: United States > Minnesota > Willmar
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 8 Hotels in Willmar
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Willmar 3*
Number of rooms: 50
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Rooms in Willmar, MN with Free Internet Comfort is not just a word at Country Inn & Suites Willmar hotel - it's a way of life. We strive daily to make your stay as comfortable and productive as possible. All of our spacious, well-appointed rooms come complete with free high-speed Internet access, refrigerators, microwaves, hair dryers, and coffee makers. The Country Inn & Suites Willmar hotel is happy to provide a hot complimentary, expanded breakfast bar to help you start your day off right. Guests enjoy free breakfast including hot and cold cereals, yogurt, bagels, assorted breads, waffles, hot eggs, meat and potato and many beverages. The Country Inn & Suites is also close to numerous restaurants, including Applebee's, Green Mill, Grizzly's and Perkins.While staying at our Willmar, Minnesota hotel near Ridgewater College, you will be conveniently close to the quickly growing South Willmar retail and entertainment district. Premium shopping, golfing, fishing, theatre and other attractions are all just a few minutes away from our ideally located hotel. ... more   less 
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