We were travelling with our 7 year old and our dog. We happened to be driving through North Dakota during a very busy time with lots of conventions in town and Sturgess, so all the "pet friendly" labelled hotels were booked up. The $130 rate was much more than we normally pay for a quick overnight stop. The hotel is very nice, spacious and clean with comfortable beds and pillows. The TV was new, but would not let you turn the volume up loud enough to actually hear anything. There are very strict rules here. You have to sign several waivers in order to stay , and there are rule signs in giant lettering posted at every entrance and in every hall way. But since our only choice was to stay here or sleep in the car we had to stay here. (We smuggled our small, well behaved, hypoallergenic dog in, wrapped in a beachtowel and then left at 3am so no one would see. I know, it's wrong but we couldn't leave her in the car all night!)
The waterslide/pool area was very nice and clean. Our daughter had lots of fun. The toilet in the pool area was completely plugged and flooded, and though several people brought it to the front desk's attention nothing was done about it for our entire stay. Also, the front desk people were very cold and unwelcoming and gave you a big lecture about all their rules before you even get your key. I felt like I was paying $130 a night to stay in someone's prison camp. I would not stay here again if I could at all avoid it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A favorite among families for its on-site water park and location off Highway 83 and I-94. The Country Suites By Carlson, Bismarck, ND provides the amenities needed to ensure you have a memorable experience. Guests visiting Bismarck, ND appreciate this hotel's proximity to great attractions like the Dakota Zoo and the Bismarck Civic Center. Start every day of your stay with the complimentary, hot Be Our Guest Breakfast buffet and a workout in the fitness center. While here, enjoy the heated indoor pool with a waterslide, a kid's pool area, a whirlpool tub, as well as a sauna. To recharge, retreat to your room with a microwave, a refrigerator and free high-speed Internet access. At this award-winning Country Suites, find the perfect blend of comfort and convenience for an unforgettable visit to Bismarck, ND. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Country Suites By Carlson, Bismarck Hotel Bismarck
- Country Inn Bismarck