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Country Inn & Suites by Carlson, Shelby NC
Ranked #3 of 8 Hotels in Shelby
Reviewed January 5, 2012

The facility was very clean and the rooms handsomely appointed. The king size bed was extremely comfortable and numerous amenities and toiletries were provided and replaced the next day as needed. Housekeeping was excellent. A small fridge, micro and large flatscreen tv with numerous channels included. Although I didn't sample the breakfast I plan to on my next visit.
I would give this hotel a solid five stars if they replaced the horrible so called eco-friendly lights. They only diminish the otherwise well conceived design of the rooms. Why not use daylight spectrum lights? A small change that would considerably add to the coziness of the rooms.
I would stay here again and hope i had quieter neighbors next time. The first two nights were fine--we simply live in age where lack of respect for others sometimes runs rampant.

Room Tip: Ask if others will be residing above you on the second floor.
  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled solo
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Reviewed January 3, 2012

This was a nice little hotel with a good staff. Nothing much to rave about either way, but it was clean, comfortable, and about what you would expect for a 2.5 star hotel. The free breakfast was good and the room was as expected. The staff was attentive and helped us get some sheets for a pack-and-play as well as a pull out sofa. I'd recommend this hotel to friends and family.

  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 6, 2011

I have stayer here several times and it is always better than the last. Pizza for dinner, breakfast to go, clean, nice people. You will NOT be disappointed.

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled on business
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Reviewed September 16, 2011

The lighting in the room was awful. You can feel your energy draining from the fluorescent lights. The air conditioning kept turning itself off so it was miserably hot and stuffy. Every SINGLE move in the room above could be heard, as if there were elephants in heat above us. The art if in the room was depressing. I could paint better, actually my four year old could paint better. The refrigerator was unplugged when we got to the room, which was just annoying. We booked a king room but were placed in a double bed room. You are not allowed to smoke anywhere on the premises, even the parking lot. SMOKERS BEWARE.

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled on business
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Reviewed July 10, 2011

Now, by no means is this a 4 star hotel, but it really wasn't that bad.

The Good:
The rooms were nice size. The breakfast was actually tastey. They have an agreement with the local YMCA so that you can use their facilities for free (much better than the small workout room and even smaller swimming pool). A lot of choices for eating out nearby.

The Bad:
The website said they had a hide-a-bed (they were able to give us a roll-a-bed). No elevators (only 2 floors -- hopefully you don't need it).

We stayed overnight for my son's swim meet the next day. With 2.5 stars I wasn't expecting much, but it was better than expected.

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 3, 2011

I made my reservation over the phone & the hotel made the check-in date for Thursday instead of Friday. They charged me a cancellation fee & insisted their reservationist actually remembered me making the reservation 2 months earlier & they didn't make the mistake. Since I had nothing in writing, they refused to remove the cancellation fee.
So like the heading says, Better get it in writing.

Stayed: September 2010, traveled on business
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Reviewed December 5, 2010

Hidden from the main road, but well worth the drive. The staff went above and beyond most hotel staff. The room is slightly larger than a standard room, which is a plus. The lobby is pleasant and clean. The breakfast buffett is very good. No complaints here! Even the discount rate I paid through RSI was great.

Stayed: August 2010, traveled with friends
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Address: 2001 E Dixon Blvd, Shelby, NC 28152-6909 (Formerly Holiday Inn Express Shelby)
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Location: United States > North Carolina > Shelby
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 8 Hotels in Shelby
Price Range: $96 - $131 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Country Inn & Suites by Carlson, Shelby NC 2.5*
Number of rooms: 58
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
It s Destination Cleveland County for unexpected Historic Treasures and Scenic Pleasures such as Broad River Greenway, Gardner Webb University,, Harvest Works, Firehouse Cook-off and Hurst Jaws of Life,Historic site of a turning point in the Revolutionary War, hometown to Earl Scruggs and Don Gibson.Holiday Inn Express Shelby welcomes you to our 100% smoke free hotel! Shelby, dubbed 'City of Pleasant Living', is convenient to Charlotte, Hickory and Asheville, NC, Greenville and Spartanburg, SC.Take a walk through time; visit our restored & operational award winning antique carousel and train, or enjoy a tour through one of our art galleries or wineries. Holiday Inn Express Shelby is located on Highway 74 adjacent to Cleveland Mall. Enjoy our seasonal outdoor pool, business center and fitness center on-site. Take advantage of complimentary access to Dover Foundation YMCA and their full service facility. For our guests who Stay Smart , enjoy the Express Start hot breakfast including cheese omelets, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage and gravy with biscuits daily from 6:30 AM-9:30 AM, guest reception Tues-Wed-Thurs 6:00-7:30 PM. ... more   less 
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