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Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Madison
Ranked #34 of 63 Hotels in Madison
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Deerbrook
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“Bowling Tournament”
Reviewed April 23, 2012

It was a very clean and quite place even with the large group a young people staying there at the same time.

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Randy R, General Manager at Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Madison, responded to this review, May 18, 2012
Thank you for staying with us and for taking the time to write a review. We truely appreciate both. On behalf of the entire staff here at the Country Inn and Suites, we thank you again and hope to see you next time you are in the Madison area.

Randy Rudd
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Marshfield, Wisconsin
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Reviewed March 13, 2012

Stayed during Canoecopia event in March for the second straight year. Hotel has a great breakfast, although it wouldn't hurt to utilize some larger serving trays of eggs, biscuits and other popular items during weekends, it was kind of hard to get anything before it disappeared when eating between 8 - 9 AM. Pool is open nice and late, beds clean and comfortable, rooms are actually fairly spacious. Bathroom was clean, one complaint: the shower curtain barely reaches to the top of the tub, so as soon as water hits it, it tries to billow out and spray water all over the bathroom. Oh, and speaking of water, I did take a coldish shower at about 7:30 AM, so maybe get up a little earlier or later to avoid their tanks running out of heat. Service was friendly enough, but maybe set up more clean tables in the conference room adjoining the breakfast room when it gets full. It's been packed both times I stayed there, but still pretty quiet at night, good place to sleep. Lots of different (chain) restaurant choices within walking distance, as well.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
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Randy R, General Manager at Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Madison, responded to this review, May 18, 2012
Thank you for staying with us and for taking the time to write a review on us. We truely appreciate both. We would also like to apologize for the concerns you had during your stay. We will use your comments to help fine-tune our hotel. On behalf of the entire staff, thank you again and we hope to see you next time you are in the Madison area.

Randy Rudd
General Manager
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Mahtomedi, Minnesota
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Reviewed August 3, 2011

We and about 50 of our friends descended upon the Country Inn & Suites for a week in late July. Our group consisted mostly of families with teen aged childrent. The motel served us nicely! It's very convenient to get to, right off of a freeway. There is a grocery store and a couple chain restaurants across the street. There is a pool. It's kindo of small, but the teens seemed to have a good time in it. There's a hot tub too. Also a small fitness center, tho I never saw anyone using it. There is also a very nice sitting space in the back of the hotel for the adults, and some walking paths. There is an outfitter right next door where you can rent kayaks to paddle around Lake Monona.
The breakfast (eggs, sausage, cereal, fruit, bagels, doughnuts, juice, milk) was better than average for normal motel included-breakfast stuff. We ate it every day and now one was complaining by the end of the trip.
The motel staff was always available and very accomodating. They were very tolerant of our rowdy-but-pretty-well-behaved teens, though they did come down pretty hard on another (rowdier) group that was staying there.
All in all, a good spot. You probably won't get much better for the price!

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
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Calgary, Canada
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Reviewed July 28, 2011

During a long drive, having no knowlege of where I'd settle - Landed in Madison and located the Country Inn & Suites as the first point of lodging.
Upon arrival, pleasantly greeted and welcomed by a young man who efficiently accomodated me, quoted me a reasonable rate and provided me a room in a location per my request (on the water if possible - I didn't know for sure if it was!).
The room was very well appointed with beautiful solid wood furniture, a very comfortable bed, as well as full desk and large television.
When seeking dining in the evening, the same agent provided me directions (taking time to write them for me) and described something to suit my request.
I left but a note for them upon departure regarding a note high on the mirror which appeared after I showered (obviously left by a previous guest); however this was nothing to tarnish my experience whatsoever!
I was most satisfied with this property and wouldn't hesitate to reccommend it, or return in the future! It set the standard for my stays the next few nights at the same brand (much to my disappointment - as none lived up to this property in Madison!)

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled solo
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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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341 reviews
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Reviewed July 15, 2011

Country Inn and Suites in Madison/Monona provided a nice, quiet room with a decent pool and good internet connection. We stayed for a business/family trip. My 10 year old enjoyed the pool and there are several decent eating options within walking distance. Breakfast was OK. Cereal, donuts, a few warm items, juice. Nothing extraordinary here, but it was what we wanted it to be - clean and quiet, with a pool. If we are back in the area we will come back to this facility.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled on business
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Frankfurt
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Reviewed July 7, 2011

The hotel is in a good location for sight seeing and easy access to the interstate. They recently renovated the rooms and the beds are very comfortable.

However, the staff (except for the cleaning staff) have the personality of a dead fish. They are polite enough, but they are not friendly. From some of the desk staff, you never hear a good morning or good evening. The same with the person who sets up the breakfast. I have stayed at this hotel for years, but maybe it is time to change.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled solo
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
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Reviewed March 9, 2011

Arrived feeling very ill, with a voice to prove it, Staff brought up food and liquids to my room and called up later to see if I needed a doctor . Not a awarding prize , but when you are on your own that little extra effort is appreciated.This attitude reflects a hotel worth staying at!

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled on business
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Property: Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Madison
Address: 400 River Pl, Madison, WI 53716-4028
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Location: United States > Wisconsin > Madison
Amenities:
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 ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #34 of 63 Hotels in Madison
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Hotel Class:3 star — Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Madison 3*
Number of rooms: 87
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Feel at home when you stay at the Country Inn & Suites By Carlson in Madison, WI. Each room features a king or two queen size beds with a microwave, refrigerator, coffeemaker, hair dryer, iron and ironing board. The Free High Speed Internet Access will keep you in touch with work or family. The great central location is just minutes from Downtown Madison, University of Wisconsin and the State Capital. ... more   less 
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