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Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Lake City
Ranked #4 of 24 Hotels in Lake City
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 30 January 2012

I have stayed at this Country Inn & Suites twice now, and both times I have been very pleased.

For the price (I payed $100 a night for an executive suite with king bed, TV, free internet, cable, jacuzzi, shower, etc.), you get a LOT of stuff. Because of this, you will have to book in advance by a decent bit.

Room comfort is good, the shower and jacuzzi water is always hot, and the air conditioning is robust. Housekeeping does an excellent job of upkeeping the room, and everytime I come back, the room is spick and span. My only complaint about the room is that the walls could be thicker, and it is easy to hear... Stuff... Through the walls.

Customer service is excellent in this motel, and the front desk always went the extra mile to help me out when I called them. The complimentary breakfast every morning is not bad, but it is not really amazing either. It consists of an assortment of pastries and some fruit juices, cereals, and a few hot, fresh items. It is enough for the discerning health nut, but not for someone who expects to eat like a king on their travels.

This motel also includes a business center, which is a room with a few private computers that can only be accessed by your guest card key; A fitness center, which has a small assortment of exercise equipment and some televisions; a pool, which is 4 feet deep at the deep end and has an adjoining large hot tub; and complimentary fresh cookies at the front desk, a nice "good bye" touch for when you check out.


It is surrounded by several other motels, so it isn't very scenic. However, the location is very practical, as it is under a half mile off of I-75, a major interstate for most travel in the area.

I would recommend this motel to anyone that needed to stay in the area.

Room Tip: Book in advance, this motel is in great demand, as it is one of the best in the area.
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  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 January 2012

We stayed at this hotel on our way to Naples, FL. Room was clean and bed very comfortable with lots of pillows and a cozy down duvet. Breakfast had a good amount of choices. There are several restaurants near the hotel to have dinner. Reasonable price for the quality of the place.

Room Tip: We stayed on the third floor although we are not smokers, the opposite end of that floor has a smoki...
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  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 January 2012

Very consistent. Always clean and staff is pleasant. Rooms nice. Breakfast good.

Room Tip: 2nd floor away from stairs and elevator are good
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  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 January 2012

Stayed for 5 days while my daughter was at Nike softball camp at the university. It worked out well location wise. It is located directly off the interstate with a lot of restaurants near by. The breakfast is GREAT.You are in a prime location to go to Tampa or Orlando. The front desk employees are great giving you directions or answering any questions you have.
Some child had pulled the light off of the pool so it was closed the last 3 days and that was not very pleasant since we booked this for the pool. I do not blame the facility just aggravating.

  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 19 December 2011

This property is very close to I-75 near many hotels and offers a nice breakfast. The rooms are clean and spacious and the staff were very friendly.

  • Stayed: December 2011
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Reviewed 30 November 2011

We stayed here on our way to Tampa for a cruise. This was our second stay at this hotel. Our room was large with a fridge and microwave. Room was clean. Great staff.

The hotel is close to restaurants and shopping. Lake City is a great place to stop on the way to Tampa or Orlando.

The hotel is located right off the interstate but we heard no traffic noise during the night.

Breakfast was great although the breakfast room was a little crowded. We just waited a little while and returned for breakfast.

Will stay here again!

  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 9 November 2011

Stayed here for the first time ever on October 22nd. What a great hotel. Very Clean Rooms, Comfortable Beds and a great Hot Breakfast. If you are ever in the Lake City Area do yourself a favor and stay at the Country Inn and Suites!

  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Lake City

Address: 350 SW Florida Gateway Dr, Lake City, FL 32024-3855
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Region: United States > Florida > Lake City
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Business Hotel in Lake City
#3 Romantic Hotel in Lake City
#4 Family Hotel in Lake City
Price Range: £77 - £126 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Lake City 2.5*
Number of rooms: 60
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