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Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Birch Run
Ranked #3 of 7 Hotels in Birch Run
London, ON
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5 reviews
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“Pleasantly surprised!”
Reviewed 8 December 2013

So, the fam had decided that we wanted to do some cross-border shopping during the March break. And so, I looked up a number of Birch Run hotels for us to stay in. Saw Country Inn and Suites listed, and didn't really look into it, aside from the price. As long as it was close to the outlet malls, I would be happy.

So, after a long drive from home, drove up to the hotel, and was very surprised as to how close to the outlet mall it actually was! Not exactly walking distance (the clusters of stores, aside from the nearest one, was too far apart), but it was still nice to be that close. The lobby area was very cozy -- a country-ish feel, along with cookies at the front desk. The sitting area had a basket of red delicious apples. My only complain would be the strong chlorine smell of the swimming pool, which was located toward the back of the hotel, near the elevators. Sometimes, the chlorine smell would make it out to the lobby area. Ah well, at least it's a "clean" smell.

The rooms themselves were fairly comfy. The pillows were okay -- but they were the type that started out fluffy/airy at the start of the night, and then your head ends up level with the bed within a few short hours. Since I tend to "swim" in my sleep, I was able to readjust throughout the night.

Free parking and free wifi Internet, which are always nice things to have. Close enough to the various restaurants to make it very convenient -- assuming you like Bob Evans (which I do).

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 2 December 2013

My wife and I have traveled to many places including 9 trips to Hawaii and 4 to Mexico, she likes to shop so we stay at Birch Run pretty often... We used to pick different motels around the area but for the last couple of years decided the Country Inn right at the opening of the outlets is the best pick....The quality of this motel is just what we look for, very clean rooms, friendly staff, and even a tasty free breakfast every morning...

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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Kincardine, Canada
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Reviewed 1 December 2013

Twice a year my friends and I load up the car for a shopping weekend away. Everytime we stay at the Country Inn and Suites. We have a nothing but excellent service and an enjoyable stay. Some of our favourite things:
1. The hotel rooms and clean and spacious
2. The staff is extremely friendly and will go out of their way to make your stay enjoyable
3. They have a FREE breakfast which is fabulous. We love the waffles and have been very impressed that the breakfast now includes other hot items such as eggs, sausages, potatoes, etc. We have never had a bad breakfast and the breakfast room is very clean.
4. The pool and hot tub are great
5. The Prime Outlets mall (the reason we come to Birch Run) is literally on the door step of this hotel. It is great to be able to come and go from hotel to shopping and back to the hotel through out the day. We don't need to worry about ever moving our vehicle once we arrive and all of our purchases can be brought back to the hotel easily.
6. There are tons of great restaurants near by that are a quick walk.
7. The room rates cannot be beat. Great value for your money.

I highly recommend this hotel. We won't even consider staying anywhere else. Thanks for a great Black Friday trip! We'll see you again in May! :)

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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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Alto, Michigan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2013

The location is the best part about this hotel.
it could really use a remodelling. The tile in our bathroom was literally falling apart.
The carpet was very worn. The lobby had an odd funk to it.
The hot tub had a scum on the surface and a gritty feel to the seats and floor which was disappointing after a long day of shopping.
The beds were comfy, but we lost sleep over the noisy air/heating unit.
The shower had very little water pressure.
There was a weird, large fire burning next to the hotel in a drum. Not sure what that was all about but it was going when we checked in and the next day when we left.
I'd stay elsewhere next time and just drive to the mall.

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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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Chelsea, MI
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Reviewed 24 November 2013

This is my favorite hotel to stay at when we go to Birch Run. The hotel is clean, staff is friendly, rooms are spacious, great breakfast selection and the price was very reasonable. you can't beat being right next to the outlets and having so many food options nearby.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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Saint Thomas, Canada
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Reviewed 14 November 2013

My husband and I have stayed twice in six months at this hotel and we loved our time there. We found the staff to be friendly and helpful and even upgraded us to a suit! The breakfast was yummy; my husband always looks forward to it. We will stay again and again.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Dunkirk, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2013

This was our 2nd stay at this property and it was a good one. Our room was very spacious, clean, and the bathroom was also very nice. Water pressure a little low for the shower and the pillows could be changed as they were uncomfortable. The temperature controls worked perfectly plus the check-in and check-out were seamless. Breakfast was done well and the attendant was right on top of keeping the food and drinks re-stocked. Great pool and hot tub, although the towels could be larger and a clock in the pool area would be nice. Located just inside the Outlet Mall and just 6.8 miles to Bronner's Christmas Wonderland and 7.8 miles to the Bavarian Inn Restaurant. Bargain priced at the AAA rate so you cannot go wrong with this hotel.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Birch Run
Address: 12112 S Beyer Rd, Birch Run, MI 48415-8368
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Region: United States > Michigan > Birch Run
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Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #3 of 7 Hotels in Birch Run
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Hotel Class:3 star — Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Birch Run 3*
Number of rooms: 71
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