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“Decent experience, not the nicest Holiday Inn Express...” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Country Inn & Suites by Carlson

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Country Inn & Suites by Carlson
Ranked #3 of 9 Hotels in Abingdon
Certificate of Excellence
Atlanta, Georgia
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8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Decent experience, not the nicest Holiday Inn Express...”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2010

While the staff was extremely friendly and welcoming, the hotel itself is a bit older. It has had the standard HI Express facelift, but the feel was still that of an older hotel. The water in the shower never quite got hot, and some of the rooms are adjoined by a connecting door, which I am not a fan of. The breakfast was okay, mostly waffles, bagles, and cereals. While the hotel was fine for one night, next time I would stay at another hotel in town.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank mtngirl80
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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English first
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2010

We had a great first trip to Abingdon thanks to choosing this HIE. Had read some good reviews so took the leap even though I never thought of the HI as a destination place to stay. Eventthough they need to get some green up in that parking lot big time, the room and the service were great! Like that our pets were welcomed. We kept saying, "the staff is great!" They gave us treats for our puppies when we got there, so we didn't feel like we had to hide them...one of our dogs is 100 lbs. and she got compliments from the staff on how pretty she was.
The room reminded me of a much more expensive hotel that we stayed in this year but could not have taken our pets.
The Wildflour Bakery is great down the road and the front desk was right to mention this to us.
We will def!! stay here again next year when we come back for what will be an annual trip. Had so much fun on the Virginia Creeper Trail and at the Barter Theater! Great Trip. Thanks Holiday Inn Express! In the end it was worth the price to be able to take our pets, but I do hope we can get it for less than $150 next time. $100 would feel better.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled with family
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank LoPoLe
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New Lebanon, Ohio
Level Contributor
69 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2010

Staff was very friendly and helpful. Rooms and hotel was clean, pool was clean and well maintained. Location is convenient and close to the interstate. Breakfast was good and plentiful with a very kind hostess. Rates are very expensive, I was able to save $35 a night by using the rate I got from roomsaver.com. My biggest concern is that it advertises itself and is a "pet friendly" motel. Our room was on the second floor and before even exiting the elevator I heard dogs barking. I asked the clerk for a room on the third floor which pets are prohibited and he was gracious in doing this. Other reviews have mentioned a strong chemical smell throughout the motel, which I believe is a flee/tick spray. Overall the stay was a positive experience and as far as a "pet friendly" motel, it is probably as good as it gets, but I think I would probably stay somewhere else.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank JRBOhio
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Pittsburgh
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11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2010

Thanks to Holiday Inn Express for being a very nice pet friendly hotel. We come here once or twice a year for the Creeper Trail. We always travel with our Maltese or we don't travel, so I am always grateful when a hotel is pet friendly. The $25 pet fee is per stay, which is typical. One floor of the hotel is reserved for people who don't have pets, so those who are allergic to pets or just don't like them, have a floor to themselves. The staff is always very friendly and helpful. The rooms are a little noisy. If someone is talking in the hallway, you can clearly hear them. Otherwise our stay has always been pleasant.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank fbbarbara
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Adjuntas, Puerto Rico
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163 reviews
75 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2010

Stayed here for one night. Pet fee is around $25 but reviews for this hotel were better than the other two in the area that accept pets so we end up staying in this one. It was a good decision since the beds were really comfortable and the room was reasonably clean plus there was a hot breakfast.

  • Stayed April 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank silarem
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Lake Gaston
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2010

Terribly smelly, rooms not so clean. Outrageous prices. Management not friendly or hospitable. Do yourself a favor and take another exit or two. You'll be glad you did.

  • Stayed January 2010, travelled on business
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank catstull
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Mt. View AR
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22 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2009

My husband and I spent 2 nights here when we were sightseeing and hiking in the area. As has been our experience with HIE, the room was excellent as was the service and breakfast. The cost was reasonable after our military discount. An added bonus was getting the end room on the 1st floor which (as another reviewer noted) was extremely roomy and comfortable. Special kudos to the man who checked us in and provided us with a notebook of local restaurant menus--very helpful--and the wonderful lady who was overseeing the breakfast. She was very concientious in checking with guests, keeping items stocked and even gave us some travel tips for the area. Altogether a very comfortable and pleasant stay!

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank lhclemns
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Property: Country Inn & Suites by Carlson
Address: 940 E Main St, Abingdon, VA 24210-4416 (Formerly Holiday Inn Express Abingdon)
Region: United States > Virginia > Abingdon
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 9 Hotels in Abingdon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Country Inn & Suites by Carlson 2.5*
Number of rooms: 81
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Step back in time to historic Abingdon, Virginia! The Country Inn & Suites by Carlson, Abingdon is nestled in the foothills of the Appalachians and is rich in history and charm. Founded in 1778, Abingdon is home to the world-famous Barter Theatre established in 1933 as the official state theater of Virginia. Stroll along the brick sidewalks in downtown historic Abingdon. The 17-mile Virginia Creeper Trail is a beautiful, unspoiled path, perfect for walking or biking. You might enjoy the Abingdon Vineyard and Winery, or the Arts Depot, which exhibits works from regional artists. Abingdon boasts many wonderful antique and specialty shops in our 20-block historic district, with several restaurants within walking distance of the hotel. Let us be your next getaway! Our recently renovated hotel features spacious rooms and a beautiful outdoor swimming pool (Memorial Day - Labor Day). Begin your day with our free Be Our Guest Breakfast. We offer free high-speed wireless Internet throughout the property. For those of you traveling with pets, we have pet-friendly rooms available for a minimal fee, if reserved in advance. Let our friendly staff take care of you at the Country Inn & Suites by Carlson, Abingdon, Va ! ... more   less 
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