$67 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Jan 16, 2015 Check-out: Jan 18, 2015

Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Bloomington-Normal Airport, IL

3 stars
2403 E EMPIRE ST, Bloomington-Normal, IL 61704
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.9
out of 5
39 reviews
Opening Day IUS Football

Very good, the breakfast is always out of food, no fresh fruit cut, no bagels, pastrys are stale,... See full review

  • ISU Football Dad
  • Sep 9, 2014
comfortable suite

One bedroom suite was nicely sized. We stayed with one small child and had plenty of space. See full review

  • jamielb
  • Jul 7, 2014
-All non-smoking property -Complimentary wireless high speed Internet access in all rooms -Complimentary hot breakfast buffet -24 hour Nautilus fitness center -24 hour business center -Indoor pool -Whirlpool -Guest laundry **ALL REGISTERED GUESTS MUST BE 21 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER.**

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Reviewer score 3.9 out of 5
Reviewer score 3.9 out of 5

Amenities

  • Free breakfast
  • High-speed internet
  • Free airport shuttle
  • Free parking
  • Heated pool
  • Non Smoking
General
Air conditioned
Non Smoking
Elevators
Ice machine
FEMA approved
Activities
Heated pool
Fitness center or spa
Fitness Center
Exercise gym
Jacuzzi
Golf
Tennis
Outdoor tennis
Indoor tennis
Dining
Free breakfast
Coffee maker in room
Services
24 hour front desk
Business center
Maid service
Laundry service
Guest laundromat
Express checkout
ATM/Cash machine
Security
Wake-up service
Multilingual
Shops/Commercial services
Copy service
Internet
High-speed internet
Transportation
Free airport shuttle
Parking
Free parking
Outdoor parking
RV or truck parking
Bus parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Wheel chair access
Accessible rooms
Accessible parking
Brailled elevators
Grab bars in bathroom
Room
Television with cable
Safe
Kitchen
Free newspaper
Hairdryer in room
Microwave
Fire alarm with light
Sofa bed
Iron
Ironing board
Smoke detectors
Sprinklers in rooms

Nearby points of interest

  • U.S. Cellular Coliseum: 3.1 mi

Dining

Olive Garden
1701 E. Empire St. Phone-309-663-7375
Hooters Restaurant
409 N Hershey Rd - Bloomington, IL (309) 663-4668 Located 1/2 mile or 5 minute southwest of the hotel
Applebee's
502 N Veterans Parkway, Bloomington, IL 309-663-2134 Located 1 mile or 7 minutes away
Jim's Steak House
2307 East Washington St, Phone-309-663-4142. 1 block east off Veterans Parkway. 1.5 miles or 9 minutes from hotel.
Red Lobster
714 Eldorado Rd - Bloomington, IL 309-663-9405 Located 2 miles or 10 minutes away
Bob Evans Restaurant
801 IAA Drive -Bloomington, IL (309) 663-5131 Located 1.5 miles or 10 minutes away
Biaggi's Ristorante
1501 N Veteran's Parkway -Bloomington, IL (309) 661-8622 Located 2 miles or 12 minutes away
Breakfast Room
-Renovated and expanded Breakfast room -Children must be accompanied by an adult guest.-A variety of hot and cold items
Buffalo Wild Wings
Right out of hotel parking lot, 1 mile on left side (Route 9). 3220 E Empire Phone-309-661-8027
J. Bucks
Named after the broadcasting Jack Buck Family. 1/2 mile east of hotel. 3212 East Empire, Bloomington, IL 309-662-1114

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
03:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

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Guest Reviews (39)

Ratings and reviews for Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Bloomington-Normal Airport, IL

Overall score

3.9 / 5
5.01.0
39 out of 39
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4.4
Hotel staff:
4.4
Room comfort:
4.3
Location:
4.1
Value:
4.1

95% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Bloomington-Normal Airport, IL

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
ISU Football Dad
Business
Valencia, California
Sep 9, 2014

Opening Day IUS Football

Very good, the breakfast is always out of food, no fresh fruit cut, no bagels, pastrys are stale, but besides that our stay was great. We had to move rooms on our first night due to a guest next to our room was playing with the connecting door. That guest was escorted off the property by police at 2am. Didnt get much sleep that night !!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Bloomington-Normal Airport, IL

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
jamielb
Business
Central Illinois
Jul 7, 2014

comfortable suite

One bedroom suite was nicely sized. We stayed with one small child and had plenty of space.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Bloomington-Normal Airport, IL

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
homeinspector Bob
Business
Normal, Illinois
May 26, 2014

Overall great,but.

Bathroom clean, but in need of maintenance.shower curtain rod loose, paint in bathroom chipping and cracking. Not a high dollar fix, just poor maintenance.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Bloomington-Normal Airport, IL

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Gtmm30
Business
Herrin, illinois
May 26, 2014

If it could go wrong

Upon arrival we checked in and got our room key. We went to our room and the door was open. My wife stayed in the hall while made sure it was safe. We went in and got settled. Our frig wasn't working so we call the front desk. They sent a guy up to check it out. He says check and see if it is better in 40 minutes when you leave and let us know. We proceed to leave for a few hours only to be stopped by the door to our room not shutting full to latch and lock. They graciously put us in another room and we went on with night. As we were getting ready leave the hotel to check out my wife noticed that the door again would close . If you never checked by pushing against you would never be aware you stuff wasn't secure. She then said we won't be coming back here again if the cant do better

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
2
Location:
3
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Bloomington-Normal Airport, IL

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Critical Observer
Business
Chicago, IL, USA
Mar 30, 2014

Very nice hotel

I have no major complaints. I am a very critical person who read a lot of reviews before I book or buy anything. This was a great hotel for the price. The room was spacious and clean. The bed was very comfortable. Staff was polite and service was quick. Wireless internet was free, but a little slow (4 mbps). I stayed on a Friday night. The hotel was pretty full and a little noisy , but all of the noise was coming from the hallway. I was able to escape it in the bedroom (there was a separate bedroom door). I will definitely stay in this hotel again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Bloomington-Normal Airport, IL

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Smilin Dave
Business
Chicago
Mar 30, 2014

Immaculate friendly place

This place was just remodeled and it showed. Everything was spotless and looked like new, beds were comfortable etc. Breakfast was good quality with a nice selection. The additional plus; this was the friendliest hotel I have seen? From the desk staff to the housekeepers, every encounter with an employee was courteous and pleasant. Loved the comp sugar cookies in the lobby. We scarfed several in a one day stay..... Only negatives were a few maintenance issues in the pool area that shut it down for a day. Also, be warned that this place sits virtually ON the runway of the local airport and when planes take off it is quite loud. As it is a small regional airport though, the plane traffic seemed to stop pretty early and did not keep us up. We have already booked our next stay here, and this will be our "go to" place in Bloomington. Happy travels!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Short drive from hotel

Check out the Uptown Normal shopping district adjacent to ISU for some cool indie record stores, eclectic shops and good eats

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Review of Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Bloomington-Normal Airport, IL

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
sparky mom isu
Business
chi-town
Nov 19, 2013

Club Carlson

joined Club Carlson because of this hotel!!! very nice staff and amenities. love the real breakfast that is included in the price!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Short drive from hotel

Eastland Mall

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Review of Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Bloomington-Normal Airport, IL

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Pretzel city
Business
Freeport, IL
Jul 22, 2013

Sharing time with friends.

We were meeting our friends from another state. The suite worked perfectly for our visiting. The breakfast was very nice. The staff was excellent. I wouldn't recommend a room near the pop, ice machines. There were excellent brochures that gave us ideas for seeing the area and trying different restaurants. It was a good stay. We would definitely stay here again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

We tried several restaurants. We would recommend Medici for different types of food. A little pricey

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Review of Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Bloomington-Normal Airport, IL

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Winterrose
Business
The Villages, Florida
May 28, 2013

Close to Airport

Only complaint was that shuttle to airport was supposed to be complimentary but taxi driver charged me the $6.50 upon arrival at airport. Not a big deal but a little deal :)

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Bloomington-Normal Airport, IL

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Forrestini
Business
East Peoria, IL
Dec 22, 2012

Could have been quite nice

The room was spotlessly clean and spacious, the bed quite comfortable, and the room had a refrigerator and microwave. The hot breakfast buffet offered a variety of tasty and nutritious foods, and was extraordinarily good. Unfortunately, the heat in the room didn't work, the toilet was clogged up, and periodically the plumbing in the tub would gurgle vigorously. The TV worked but had image distortion. I would like to think that the mechanical issues were a fluke, but had an even worse no-heat experience in a sister Country Inn & Suites hotel across town just a month earlier.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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