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Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, San Diego North
Ranked #56 of 286 Hotels in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed July 31, 2013

This was my first stay at a Carlson hotel. Overall, I am very impressed and happy I chose to stay here. The staff were super friendly and super nice. The rooms were very spacious and modern as well as clean! Highly recommended!

Stayed: July 2013, traveled on business
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Rachael M, Manager at Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, San Diego North, responded to this reviewResponded September 16, 2013

Thank you for taking the time to review the Country Inn & Suites on Tripadvisor. We are please to hear you over all had a enjoyable stay. We strive to provide excellent customer service and hope to leave a lasting good impression. We hope you choose The Country Inn and Suites the next time you venture to San Diego. Have a great day.

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Reviewed July 27, 2013

Our family vacations frequently surround weekend getaways to attend soccer events. This facility is great for families and participates in a team support program. Our team had a great time hanging out with their coach in the large pool (they even got in a few dunks.) Additionally the parents were able to socialize while he did all the work. We had great breakfasts to get the team started each day and we were even able to have a team dinner brought in from nearby Rubios! Made it very nice to socialize with the team and the parents. The staff was great and the rooms were too! I even got to get in a fantastic trail walk down behind the business park; the desk clerk recommended several trails for me and I chose the goat trail. I've traveled a lot and having an empty business park that is nice and quiet is great for families. If you want a hectic night life-you are probably not out with the family. Perfect location-even a Starbucks nearby and shopping to boot!

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Rachael M, Manager at Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, San Diego North, responded to this reviewResponded September 13, 2013

Thank you for your reponds on Tripadvisor. We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your stay with us during this busy time, during Albion Cup. We are excited to hear you were able to enjoy our complimentary hot breakfast buffet and spacious king suites. We're glad that we were able to accomidate your needs as a group/team, and provide you with a nice gathering space for you and your family to unwind in between games. We are also glad your had a chance to explore some of the surroundings and enjoy a nice trail not to far from our location. We hope you choose the Country Inn & Suites the next time you venture to San Diego.

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Reviewed July 25, 2013

My family stayed here for 5 nights in June of 2013. The room itself was fine and the bed comfortable. The only negative was the sleeper sofa that our kids slept on. It was not very comfortable. Fortunately, the housekeeping staff gave us extra blankets to pile on top of it and that made it better. The free breakfast was outstanding! Great variety of both hot and cold items. We did eat one night in the bar and the burgers were very good. Friendly staff all the way around. Would stay here again.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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Rachael M, Manager at Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, San Diego North, responded to this reviewResponded September 13, 2013

Thank you for your responds on Tripadvisor. We do appriate your review. We are glad to hear overall you enjoyed your stay with us. We are please you had a chance to enjoy our complimentary hot breakfast buffet, as well as our Fireside Lounge. We hope you choose Country Inn & Suites the next time you venture to San Diego.

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Reviewed July 25, 2013

Stayed for 4 nights covering both ComicCon and after. Check in was quick, given a second floor room. What a disaster. The view out the window was of a wall on the roof blocking the view after 5 feet. And the room stunk terribly. Sewer smell was obvious after any major use of water; ie: toilet flush, bath tub drain pull, etc. We changed rooms the next morning after maintenance could not resolve the problem and after major discussions with staff (they wanted us to check out, wait a few hours and check in to another room).

The new room was on floor 5. The view was much improved, however the odor was not. Although it did not smell as terrribly, there was a sewer odor occassionally, usually after flushing the toilet.

Both rooms were accross from the elevators. NOISY! Hallway noise was very obvious, didn't help that the door had an inch gap on the bottom.

It wasn't all bad. The swimming pool is fantastic. The water was noticibly heated. Breakfast was descent and plentiful including waffles, eggs, fruit, and cereal daily. Other items were cycled through such as ham steak, sausage, bacon, donuts, hash browns, rosemay potatos. They had the most delicious cookies in the evening. There was also a lobby bar/restraunt for the evening. Wifi was free and standard speeds for a free hotel wifi. Hotel also contains a couple of laundry machines for a fee ($3.00 total for wash and dry).

Without the awful odor, this hotel is totally acceptable. Unfortunately I cannot recommend a stay here. However, the facility is gearing up for a makeover, maybe they will address maintenance issues along with asthetics.

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Shawn P, Front Office Manager at Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, San Diego North, responded to this reviewResponded July 26, 2013

Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience with the online community. We welcome all feedback, and utilize our guest concerns in order to improve upon both our hotel property and service. I would be more than happy to address your concerns directly at the hotel, if you have time and would like to elaborate on your concerns please feel free to contact me at your convenience.

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Reviewed July 24, 2013

Mediocre.

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- very clean, no issues with room cleaning
- pool (fairly large) and jacuzzi (really hot)
- has fridge and microwave (we stayed in a suite)
- availability and price are better than most other places, especially on holidays

CONS

- no crib was provided, even though I requested one while making reservation. I was told they are "first come, first serve". Well what am I supposed to do if I come with a 6-month-old? This was a major problem, and staff was unwilling to come up with any solution - their reaction was "too bad, so sad"
- breakfast is horrible, even by hotel standards. Most of the stuff is just not edible
- (minor) wireless internet is slow
- located quite far from downtown and anything interesting

Summary: acceptable if there are no other options.

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Reviewed July 24, 2013

Stayed here during Comic-Con for the third year in a row, and it delivered again. My room was big and roomy, with tons of counter space in the bathroom and plenty of space to stretch out and spread luggage around in the living area. Everything very clean and tidy; housekeeping even arranged our toiletries on a small towel while we were out -- such a nice touch. The hotel was full -- packed with girls' sports teams who must've been there for a nearby tournament -- so breakfast was crowded, but the staff managed to keep up with demand. What else? Comfy bed, extra pillows, speedy wi-fi, nice fitness center, easy access to freeways. Totally reliable and pleasant place to lay our heads at night. And given the demand during that weekend, when you can't touch a hotel in central SD for under $300, the rates were quite reasonable.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed July 24, 2013

This is an OK hotel but nothing I would return to. The location is OK but it is right in a business park and there's nothing in the area except for a restaurant (Chilis). The outside of the hotel is pretty nice and they have a pool and a whirlpool.
One of the most negative thing was the room. It hasn't been renovated in many years and it felt very shabby. The room was far from cosy and we actually spent as little time as possible in the room.
The breakfast was very good. The selction of a complimentary breakfast is usually very limited but this one was very good.
The staff was not that nice and helpful. The best staff was our cleaning lady, Pradexus, and one guy with curly hair working with the breakfast. Most of the staff in the front desk weren't especially alert and they basically answered your questions and not more than that.

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Address: 5975 Lusk Blvd, San Diego, CA 92121-2781
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Location: United States > California > San Diego
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Romantic Hotel in San Diego
#14 Family Hotel in San Diego
#21 Best Value Hotel in San Diego
#25 Business Hotel in San Diego
Price Range: $111 - $192 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, San Diego North 3*
Number of rooms: 180
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