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Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, San Diego North
Ranked #52 of 278 Hotels in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed December 10, 2013

I recently had the pleasure of visiting this hotel during an engagement for work, and although I didn't actually stay here, I was treated as if I were king for a day! The most beautiful front desk attendee (Rola) greeted me with a smile and obliged to all my requests (cookies and candy). ;)
If I ever return to the area I will be sure to book here just to see her beautiful eyes and to experience the benefits of good old customer service!

  • Stayed: December 2013
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Israel P, Manager at Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, San Diego North, responded to this reviewResponded December 16, 2013

Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience with the online community and our potential customers. Thank for the kind words you shared for our Front Desk Agent. Hopefully when you return to San Diego we will have the pleasure of having you as our guest, so that we can provide you with the high level of service that you have come to expect.

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Reviewed December 5, 2013

The only Item missing from this place was a beach. The service was excellent, the staff friendly and very helpful. We stayed at other Country Inn and Suites before and had good experiences so we actually were not afraid to make reservations for six days. This one was the best so far.
The location was great for us since it was close to the city and the beaches.
The property was very clean inside and out and parking always available.
The breakfasts were good and Anthony always right on top to clean up and greet you in the morning.
A pleasant stay!

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Shawn P, Front Office Manager at Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, San Diego North, responded to this reviewResponded December 6, 2013

Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience with the online community and our potential customers. We are estatic to see that you greatly enjoyed your stay with us, particularly enjoying our quiet, relaxing, and convenient location; perfect for seeing all of San Diego. Hopefully you have the opportunity to return to San Diego, as well as our location so that we can once again provide you with the high level of service that you have come to expect.

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Reviewed November 30, 2013

This hotel offers a great value if you are coming to San Diego. It's a bit of a drive to the attractions (about 15-20 mins to zoo, Balboa Park, etc.) but soooo worth it!

Parking is free, breakfast is free and has hot options, WiFi is free! Rooms are large & clean. The restaurant lounge/bar has pretty good food (HUGE portions) and drinks. Nice option if needed. Staff is all friendly .

Only complaints - It can sometimes get crazy with the sports teams that come for tournaments... Not the hotel's fault but something to consider if you want a really relaxing hotel. The front desk could use some work - They aren't very good about keeping the coffee/hot water/cookies fresh.

Overall, great value and solid hotel.

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Shawn P, Front Office Manager at Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, San Diego North, responded to this reviewResponded December 5, 2013

Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience with the online community. We are very pleased to see that you greatly enjoyed your stay with us. We also appreciate your feedback in regards to opportunities to improve upon the service we offer in specific areas. We constantly love to hear our guest feedback so that we can enhance the level of service we offer to each and everyone of our guests. We hope to see you when your travels return you to San Diego!

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Reviewed November 27, 2013

*Every aspect of the experience was superior.* The service was incredible: the staff were professional, friendly, helpful, and competent. The lobby and grounds were nicely decorated and modern. In the lobby there was always tea, coffee, water, cookies, and fruit.

Breakfast is included in the room rate, and is excellent. The selection is great, and the food is filling and healthy. We stayed for 4 days, and every day there was something different: cottage cheese strawberry blintzes (crepes stuffed with cottage cheese, topped with strawberries), scrambled eggs, oatmeal, cereals, pastries, ham steaks (it's really nice ham-bone), waffle maker, fruit salad...Cottage cheese strawberry blintzes are on Thursday menu, if you're lucky enough to be there. :-D

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled on business
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Shawn P, Front Office Manager at Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, San Diego North, responded to this reviewResponded December 5, 2013

Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience with the online community and our potential customers. We are very excited to see that you enjoyed your stay with us, as well as our large breakfast selection that is geared to provide our extended stay guests with new options each day. It is very wonderful for our guests to provide such great comments for our amenities and we hope they encourage our guests to return to our location time after time. Hopefully we also have the opportunity to once again be your hotel of choice when you next return to San Diego.

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Reviewed November 24, 2013

We stayed here for 2 nights and we love it, excellent costumer service, very friendly ,free coffee and cookies (yummy) all day long, free breakfast, Wi-Fi,and parking , the room was clean, the location is good you can walk to Chilis, and ATM also I really would go back.

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Shawn P, Front Office Manager at Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, San Diego North, responded to this reviewResponded December 5, 2013

Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience with the online community and our potential customers. We are very happy to see that you were able to take advantage of all that our hotel has to offer, as well as our convenient location to see the entire San Diego area. Thank you once more and we look forward to the next time your travels return you to our hotel!

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Reviewed November 24, 2013

Very nice 2 room suite with everything we needed. Close to Chilies and within a short drive of pretty much anything you might want to eat. Nice TV's cable and internet all worked well. Bathroom was very nice. People working at the hotel were very friendly. The free breakfast was very good. Large selection of food.

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Shawn P, Front Office Manager at Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, San Diego North, responded to this reviewResponded December 5, 2013

Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience with the online community. Like all hotel establishments, our goal is to provide all of our guests with a comfortable experience, that allows our guests to enjoy their time with us as much as possible. We are very happy to see that you greatly enjoyed all that our hotel has to offer, and we sincerly hope to see you the next time you return to San Diego!

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Reviewed November 22, 2013

I completed a survey for CI&S after staying there this past week. I was honest in my responses, albeit a bit glib. The manager of the hotel emailed me shortly thereafter, referring to my comments. Here is the unvarnished truth: the mgmt of CI&S actually does care above the level of service their people provide; the property at which I stayed is aesthetically pleasing, well tended and clean; my room was comfortable, easy to work in, and the appointments recently renovated. The bed was comfortable (I often have trouble sleeping on the road, but not here) and the bathroom was spacious and well lit. The service staff in the breakfast room- especially a fellow named Anthony- were helpful and welcoming. The food was good. Lastly, the front desk staff rates about a "7" out of ten- professional but all but resistant to saying 'thank you' to indicate the end of a transaction. This is a cultural phenomenon of the 21st century. But if any corporation could begin to turn that around, my money is on Country Inn & Suites. Cheers.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled on business
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Shawn P, Front Office Manager at Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, San Diego North, responded to this reviewResponded December 5, 2013

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with the online community and our potential customers. We are very pleased to see that your enjoyed your stay with us, as well as the level of service provided by our entire staff. We are also very pleased to see that you also enjoyed the level of commitment our management team has toward using our guest comments and reviews to better our overall guest experience. We really believe that our guest provide valuable insight which can be utilized to provide the best service possible and your comments really resonate with our management team. We sincerly hope to see you the next time you return to San Diego and we hope that you are able to experience firsthand how your comments have been utilized to enchance the service we provide to our guests!

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Additional Information about Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, San Diego North

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
#18 Best Value Hotel in San Diego
#25 Business Hotel in San Diego
Price Range: $123 - $232 (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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