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“Good Place, right next to Scott and White”

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Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Temple
Ranked #5 of 24 Hotels in Temple
Certificate of Excellence
Waco, Texas
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345 reviews
58 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 248 helpful votes
“Good Place, right next to Scott and White”
Reviewed 10 June 2014

This place is just slightly off I-35 on 190 in Temple, right next to the large Scott and White Medical Center. It is a recently converted Hampton Inn, still seems to have the same Hampton comfy mattresses, if anything a better breakfast that Hampton offers (real china plates and silverware, real eggs not "egg beaters") a pool and hot tub that actually works and you can use; nice decor, even a little library in the sitting room with a nice collection of books. Internet is free and reasonably fast. I got this as an express deal on priceline 2.5 star "guest favorite", and am very happy with it. It is also next to the best place to eat in Temple (Megg's Cafe) right behind it.

Room Tip: Available as an express deal on priceline, the only 2.5 star "guest favorite" in Temple.
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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TMIHospitality, Manager at Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Temple, responded to this review, 16 June 2014
Dear Neuroshrink,
Thank you so much for your awesome review of the Country Inn & Suites Temple! We are delighted that you were able to experience so many of our ammenities during your stay. We hope this brings you back to stay with us in the future.

Kind thanks,
Anita S.
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New Braunfels, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 May 2014

This Hotel is amazing! Very clean, very up to date. Staff is very friendly, and attentive. Free Breakfast was very good, with a wide vareity of items. Room was fabulous! Microwave,Frige and more. I will definitely stay here again if I find myself in Temple.

Room Tip: Second floor is quieter.Unless you have a noisy neighbor.
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
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TMIHospitality, Manager at Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Temple, responded to this review, 13 May 2014
Dear David F,
Thank you for your feedback and for taking the time to write about how great your experience was at the Country Inn & Suites Temple. We are delighted to read all of your compliments and we look forward to your next stay.

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Anita S.
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Louisiana
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2014

Place is completely smoke-free so we liked that.

The staff was accommodating and friendly, from housekeeping to desk to breakfast attendant ... first morning, an efficient, helpful lady who kind of made our day. Breakfast was great both mornings though first morning orange juice ran out and breakfast lady looked and looked but couldn't find more: first morning there were biscuits, sausage, gravy, waffles, doughnuts, all that kind of stuff ... and lots of healthier fare but we aren't into that while traveling, lol.

Second morning they had all the makings for a good egg mcmuffin-type sandwich and all the usual sides (though second morning a different breakfast lady was seriously overwhelmed and unable to keep everything filled and tended to, think because everyone decided to eat at once).

Didn't go in there but pool and hot tub looked super clean and inviting. Seems like almost everywhere we go the pool and hot tub aren't working so it was good to see at least one hotel understands these kinds of amenities matter to lots of folks, especially those with kids or needing a good hot muscle soak. We would have done the hot tub but ran out of time doing sightseeing and finding places to eat and hunting new recliners (no luck).

Beds were OK, not exactly heavenly clouds but lots of pillows and they had extra blanket and pillow in closet, a welcome touch, and sleep quality was OK though the bedspread unnecessarily weighed a ton. A/C startlingly noisy kicking on. Nice closet hangers, not the ones you have to fit into a slot, which was great.

Bathroom was well-supplied with four big fluffy towels, shampoo and conditioner. Water temps great. Our bathroom door didn't lock. Maybe OCD but I like a bathroom door that locks. Other issue was desk chair and sitting chair were too fat for the space and blocked passage from one side of room to the other and we constantly had to shove them around. Office chair didn't fit under the desk.

Maybe our dumb but we couldn't get fridge temp right and it froze our milk and other drinks. But room was supplied well with coffee, tea and microwave popcorn.

Cookies seemed to always be available at the desk. But think husband said the snack and drink machines were broken or out of stuff, can't remember. Had to trek next door for stuff.

Rate was good, especially for spring break week. With some Club Carlson points got a room for under $60. Would most certainly stay again though once you go to the amazing railroad museum, unless maybe there is a special event in town, not sure there's a lot to go see thereabouts. Every store and restaurant chain under the sun though, if you need those.

Room Tip: Nothing that greatly bothered us but heard stomps overhead a few times so maybe get a room on top fl...
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 February 2014

Picked this hotel because of convenient location and good reviews on Trip Adviser. Will go back again because of the great experience. Good breakfast with hot and cold selections. Even had a"breakfast to go" sack available with a bottle of water, granola bar, and a piece of fruit at the front desk for you to grab as you ran out the door. Every single person we dealt with was friendly and professional. One of the best hotel experiences we have ever had. Very convenient to Scott White Hospital/Clinic. Price was much better than Holiday Inn or Hampton Inn. Will definitely stay here again when in the area.

  • Stayed December 2013
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TMIHospitality, Manager at Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Temple, responded to this review, 24 February 2014
Dear HappycamperOklahoma,
Thank you for your feedback and for taking the time to write about your experience. We are delighted to read that you enjoyed the breakfast and our friendly staff. We look forward to your next stay. Please friend us on Facebook to stay informed of our upcoming specials!

Kind thanks,
Anita S.
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Belton, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2014

We have stayed twice in the past couple of months at Country Inn & Suites, Temple, TX. Both times we have had very good service and clean rooms. The ladies at the desk are all very nice and helpful. Even without the senior rate we get, it is affordable and less than many of the surrounding hotels in the area. The only thing that kept it from getting a 5 was that we were on the third floor and as soon as I got off the elevator, I could smell cigarette smoke. I had asked the time before if it was an all non-smoking hotel and they said yes. We were on the second floor that time and had no smell. However, I asked the same question this time and she said the hotel was non-smoking but they had four smoking rooms on the third floor. She said she would move me if I wanted. Since this was an upgraded room and I was only there for a night, I declined. I smelled it once in our bathroom and in the hall by the rooms. The first floor also had a stale smoke smell, even though the entire hotel was very clean and neat. I will probably stay again but ask for a room further away from the smoking. I'm not sure how you can have a non-smoking hotel with smoking rooms unless she meant you couldn't smoke in the halls or lobby. Other than this I enjoyed my stay both times.

Room Tip: If you are sensitive to smoke, ask for a room n the other end of the four smoking rooms.
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled on business
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TMIHospitality, Manager at Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Temple, responded to this review, 7 January 2014
Dear Fulltimefun,
Thank you so much for your review and for your repeat business. I'm glad to hear that my staff is helpful and you found it to be a good value. Please know that our property only allows smoking in four rooms on the third floor. My apologies for any confusion there might have been in regards to our policy. I have already clarified this with my staff to ensure there are no future misunderstandings. We hope to see you again soon and we will make sure to place you on one of our non smoking floors.

Sincerely,
Shelly L.
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Columbia, Missouri
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2014

Little extras make it a cut above. Cookies and coffee/tea/hot choc were always on offer in the lobby, and they even have a little take-a-book library if you need something to read (which we did, being stuck in an ice storm). The place seems new or very well cared for. Spacious rooms with all expected amenities (fridge, microwave, flatscreen), very clean, nice finishes. Good hot breakfast (eggs, sausage, b & g) plus nice healthy choices like fresh fruit, yogurts & granola. Indoor pool we didn't use, nice & quiet at the time we were there. Surrounding area has a Wendy's two doors over and a new and nice-looking cafe right behind the hotel. I'd definitely stay here again.

Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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TMIHospitality, Manager at Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Temple, responded to this review, 6 January 2014
Dear Valderi1,
Thank you for your review of the Country Inn & Suites Temple. I'm glad to hear that you were able to enjoy all of our wonderful amenities including complimentary breakfast and our library. I hope that you will keep us in mind the next time you are in the area.

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Shelly L.
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Southern States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2014

The rooms and property are very clean. The staff and service were outstanding. I've reviewed over 25 hotels and this ranks as one of the top for value. Breakfast was very good with many options. Beds very comfortable. Not a four or five star resort but definitely worth the money.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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TMIHospitality, Manager at Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Temple, responded to this review, 6 January 2014
Dear IsItFiveOClock,
Thank you so much for your kind review! I'm so happy that you had an excellent stay with us! We strive to exceed our guest's expectations, and it is reviews like this that let us know we are succeeding. Please come back and see us again soon at the Country Inn & Suites Temple.

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Shelly L.
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Property: Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Temple
Address: 1414 SW H K Dodgen Loop, Temple, TX 76504-7129 (Formerly Hampton Inn Temple)
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Region: United States > Texas > Temple
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:
#2 Business Hotel in Temple
#4 Family Hotel in Temple
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Temple 2.5*
Number of rooms: 60
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Guests at the Country Inn & Suites enjoy our hotel's Temple, Texas location, which provides easy access to the best shopping, dining and attractions. History buffs will enjoy a trip to the Czech Heritage Museum or the nearby Railroad & Heritage Museum. Nature lovers will find plenty to do at nearby Stillhouse Hollow Lake, Lake Belton and Temple Lake Park. For the best shopping and dining, our hotel's Temple, Texas location is just across the street from Temple Colonial Mall. ... more   less 
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