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“Traveling to Wriggly Field for a Cubs Game” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Bloomington-Normal West

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Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Bloomington-Normal West
Ranked #10 of 22 Hotels in Bloomington
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Arkansas
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63 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Traveling to Wriggly Field for a Cubs Game”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2011

My family gave me a trip to see my first Cubs game and we needed a hotel about 2 1/2 hours out of Chicago. A lot of the hotels in the are were booked and over priced. We stayed here and it was AMAZING! The staff really went out of their way to make us feel welcome. They even gave us their only map to get to Downtown which was amazing I want to go back!. But the hotel was AMAZING in itself. The King suite was the greatest! And the breakfast the next morning was out of this world! Great place to stay and right off the interstate! You will not be disappointed!

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
    • 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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Houston, Texas
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75 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2011

Made reservation on-line; member of Carlson Club. Visit to area family & friends. Spent 2 nights; great breakfast included in rate. A second Country Inn is located closer to our family but rate differential made it worthwhile to stay here.
Desk and breakfast personnel very helpful and appreciative of our business. Will definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 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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Chicago,IL
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73 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2011

Our past experience with this hotel chain prompted us to stay at this location. We were very disappointed with the quality of the room particularly because the room was not inexpensive. There was a large tear in the carpet. The bathroom floor looked as if it had not been throughly washed in a long time. The layer of dirt on the hall door was gross. The TV remote barely worked. Furniture was very worn. While you can open the windows, there was a large whole in the window screen. The airconditioner and small refrigerator were very noisy. The good points - a comfortable bed, a great shower and the people at the desk were pleasant. With so many other choices in the area I would look somewhere else before staying here.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Timetogo55
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Philadelphia, Mississippi
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12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2010

Traveling for business, hotel was clean and comfortable, rooms were spacious and updates, bed was very comfortable. Very peaceful.

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank nateron5
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Southeast Kentucky
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139 reviews
96 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2010

Wild children running around, bumped into my wife twice and almost knocked my cart with luggage over at the top of the stairs. Room was expensive for what it was. Did include mini-fridge but no microwave. Computer table was very small. Room was very clean but nothing fancy. Did like the oak furniture and the lobby was very nice, but not worth the price of the room. AC worked good, location was good. I don't really have any complaints except for the wild children and the price. I wouldn't have minded the price if the room had been fancy, but I have stayed in better rooms for a lot less.

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 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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Thank NomadicNonbelievers
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Quincy, Illinois
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2010

After a long drive, I arrived at the hotel. No one was at the front desk so I rang the bell on the counter. No response. After 5 minutes, I rang the bell again. No response. I picked up the managers business card laying on the counter and call the hotel number. The hotel phone rand abpout 20 times when a clerk appeared. I went to my room and it stunk of cigarette smoke. I went back to the clerk to request another non-smoking room. He gave me a room that "wouldn't smell as bad". In the new room, there was no comfortable chair - only a desk chair. I called the front desk and asked for a chair. I did get a "sorry" but no chairs were available (I don't believe the hotel was full - but maybe there are no comfortable chairs anywhere in the hotel)

Stayed July 2010, travelled on business
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Des Moines, Iowa
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21 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2010

We stayed in July 2010 and I think some of the previous issues have been addressed. We could see that they had just painted (one end of the hotel still had the wet paint signs." Hotel seemed very clean inside and out. Nice landscaping. We went swimming twice - didn't have any issues with water temperature or chlorine or odor....typical swimming pool. It had a nice shallow end for younger swimmers and poolside towels so we didn't have to use the ones from the room. The floors were incredibly slick in the pool area (even when not wet) so be careful with that.

Breakfast was better than most continental breakfasts...sausage, eggs, pastries, waffles, cinnamon rolls...very good! Warm cookies in the lobby when we checked in. Very friendly hotel staff. Like most Country Inns, it had a lending library in the lobby. We checked out several bedtime books for the kids. We will stay here again!

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 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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Property: Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Bloomington-Normal West
Address: 923 Maple Hill Road, Bloomington, IL 61704
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Region: United States > Illinois > Bloomington
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Casino and Gambling Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Romantic Hotel in Bloomington
#6 Family Hotel in Bloomington
#8 Business Hotel in Bloomington
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Bloomington-Normal West 2.5*
Number of rooms: 63
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Enjoy Reliable Lodging in Bloomington near Illinois State University. Whether you're in town for a college visit, a conference or a family trip, the Country Inn & Suites By Carlson(R), Bloomington-Normal West, IL welcomes you with friendly service and a hot cup of coffee. Within five miles of both downtown Bloomington and uptown Normal, our hotel is also conveniently located off I-55 and I-74, and within 10 minutes from Illinois State University, Illinois Wesleyan University and the Interstate Banquet and Conference Center. After a long day of exploring, pillowtop beds and a quiet location promise a good night's rest. ... more   less 
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