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“Comfortable accomodations” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Fort Dodge

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Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Fort Dodge
Ranked #3 of 12 Hotels in Fort Dodge
Certificate of Excellence
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45 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Comfortable accomodations”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2013

This property is clean and comfortable. The front desk staff were very helpful. The beds were comfortable and the suite quite roomy and quiet. The small refrigerator was an excellent benefit. If I had to complain about anything, it would be the lack of healthy items in the breakfast space. Great place to stay. Will stay there again.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank mmccubb
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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94 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2013

Room & beds are fine. Hallway has faint musty smell. We choose this place for the availability of breakfast & swimming pool + hot tub. The breakfast itself is ok. So are the pool/ tub. Staff are ok. Overall fine.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
    • 3 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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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank p l
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Utica, Illinois
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2013

I stayed in this wonderful hotel this weekend after leaving the starlite best western hotel due to the lack of service, kindness, and terrible terrible courtesy and rooms. The rooms smelled like horse sh** and smoke mixed into one. I requested a new room and they "clamied" they were full. I requested a new hotel because the starlite was a bunch of BS and I wasn't helped from the lady behind the counter for 40 minutes until she finally gave me directions to this hotel and she ended up giving me the wrong ones. So I was relocated to this hotel: the country inn and suites and let me tell you, It was a weekend changer. My weekend went from stressed and annoyed to overjoyed with this hotel. The pool and hot-tub were very nice and the staff is friendly and helpful. i also used the workout room and my only complaint with that was that it got very warm after a while and there where no fans to cool me down and so in result i had to end my workout early. That was okay though because there is a Perkins only two buildings over that was a great post-workout meal. Overall my experience was very great, the rooms were very nice (way better than those things that the Starlite hotel decides to call "rooms"), and I had no issues what-so-ever and I had a great rest of my trip. I highly recommend this hotel if you are going to be here a short amount of time. 5 stars all the way!

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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2013

N42 30.062 W94 08.816 I found the desk clerk to be very helpful and friendly. I was on the 2nd floor and was a few doors down from the stairs. I didn't notice any smell. The room was clean and the bed just fine.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank TheUglyBugCacher
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HollyJepsen, General Manager at Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Fort Dodge, responded to this review, 16 April 2013
Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us. We are very happy you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you again for the positive comments.
We hope to see you on your next trip to Fort Dodge.
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Sioux City, Iowa
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2013

When we checked in the man behind the counter just kept talking about "Hotel Policy" and how "it wasn't his fault", no apologies for the incovenience checking in was. There was also a terrible smell in the upstairs hallway and the beds were hard as a rock. Will not be staying at this particular hotel again.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with family
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Amber M
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HollyJepsen, General Manager at Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Fort Dodge, responded to this review, 22 February 2013
I am sorry you felt my staff was rude. When you arrived to check in your room was to be charged to credit card you did not have. When your reservation was made 4 days prior to your arrival the person making the reservation was informed that we would need an authorization form returned to us so we could charged the credit card for your stay. My staff faxed the form to the card holder for them to fill out and return. When you arrived 4 days later we still had not received the the form. We are only trying to protect the card holder by requiring an authorization form. I am sorry you felt that this process was rude.
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Turtle Lake, Wisconsin
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2013

The staff was very friendly, the cookies were great, and the room very clean and neat. The bed was like sleeping on the floor. Very hard and very uncomfortable. I woke up with a very stiff back. would not recommend to anyone with back problems. The breakfast was great and checking out was a breeze. If it wasn't for the bed it would have been a great stay.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Hk_6
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HollyJepsen, Manager at Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Fort Dodge, responded to this review, 4 February 2013
Thank you for your response. I am sorry our beds were not comfortable for you. Thank you for your other positive comments.
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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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110 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2013

We have stayed here a number of times while visiting Fort Dodge family. It is essentially clean and comfortable and from time to time reasonablly priced. Though as the only decent place in town they do 'hold-us-up' on their pricing when events in town permit that.Overall ,I would call this a standard middle-of the road hotel which is acceptable to midwest travellers. The most unacceptable feature is the AC/Heater unit which is loud and inspite of being turned off, has an override system which forces it to turn on far too frequently during the night. Most disturbing.Soft water makes bathing treacherous.
Soon the 'top end' accommodation will be joined by a Holiday Inn Express and that will be helpful for travellers in that the competition should help to keep them both honest in pricing,service, and cleanliness.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank RMN123
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Additional Information about Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Fort Dodge

Property: Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Fort Dodge
Address: 3259 5th Avenue South, Fort Dodge, IA 50501
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Region: United States > Iowa > Fort Dodge
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 12 Hotels in Fort Dodge
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Fort Dodge 2.5*
Number of rooms: 60
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