$79 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Nov 17, 2014 Check-out: Nov 19, 2014

Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Portage, IN

3 stars
1630 Olmsted Drive, Portage, IN 46368
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.2
out of 5
17 reviews
Great Hotel for Wedding Party

Friendly staff, conveniently located near the interstate, tons of gas stations, and necessities... See full review

  • Afsha
  • Apr 29, 2014
Clean, new property with nice rooms but less than helpful staff

This hotel is nice, the rooms are large and well appointed however given the location the daily... See full review

  • indytravel000
  • Apr 29, 2014
Carlson Hotels Worldwide is proud to have opened their 400th Country Inn and Suites By Carlson in Portage, IN. Please be our guest and enjoy the comforts of home at the charming Country Inn and Suites by Carlson, conveniently located in Portage, IN just off of I-94 at exit 19. Just 35 minutes from Chicago Loop and easy access to the Indiana Toll Road, makes this a prime location. This hotel is 100 percent non smoking property that offers upgraded sleep systems, microwave and refrigerators in every room, game room, complimentary hot breakfast, Family Aquatic Center featuring a pool just for kids, fitness center and meeting space for up to 40 people. Credit card required at check in. Complimentary wireless High Speed Internet access throughout the hotel.

Hotel Map

41.6055 -87.1725
Area served
City Center
Nearby airports
GARY REGIONAL ARPT, (GYY), 15.00, MI, E; PORTER COUNTY, (VPZ), 18.00, MI, W; MIDWAY, (MDW), 46.00, MI, E; OHARE INTL ARPT, (ORD), 57.00, MI, E; SOUTH BEND REGIONAL AIRPORT, (SBN), 56.00, MI, E;
Area description
On the Lake, This hotel is located near a lake.

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Amenities

  • Free breakfast
  • High-speed internet
  • Free parking
  • Heated pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
Air conditioned
No smoking rooms/facilities
Elevators
Ice machine
FEMA approved
Activities
Heated pool
Fitness center or spa
Fitness Center
Exercise gym
Jacuzzi
Live entertainment
Casino
Children's activities
Golf
Game room
Tennis
Play ground
Indoor tennis
Driving range
Dining
Free breakfast
Coffee maker in room
Coffee shop
Vending machines
Services
Laundry service
Express checkout
Security
Wake-up service
Multilingual
In-Room Safe
Shops/Commercial services
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Copy service
Internet
High-speed internet
Parking
Free parking
Outdoor parking
RV or truck parking
Bus parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Wheel chair access
Accessible rooms
Brailled elevators
Grab bars in bathroom
Room
Television with cable
Safe
Free newspaper
Hairdryer in room
Microwave
Fire alarm with light
Sofa bed
Iron
Ironing board
Smoke detectors
Sprinklers in rooms

Dining

Rosewood Family Restaurant
2606 Portage Mall, minutes away. Phone-219-763-3297 Serves breakfast, lunch and dinner all day. Beer and wine served.
Hunan Garden Restaurant
6291 Central Avenue, Phone-219-762-8198. Delivery available. Hunan, Szechuan and Mandarin Cuisine.
Kelsey's Steakhouse
5630 US Highway 6, phone-219-762-2242. Closed Mondays. Resvns accepted. Take-out available. www.kelseyssteakhouse.com.
Applebees Neighborhood Grill & Bar
6211 US Route 6 phone-219-762-3243. Carside to go service available. www.applebees.com.
Texas Corral
5880 US Highway 6, phone-219-764-7515. Lunch specials available.
Culvers
6139 US Highway 6 Phone-219-764-4483 Accepts Visa, MasterCard and Discover. www.culvers.com
Egg on Your Face/Deli in Your Belly
Open Breakfast and Lunch only - 6am - 3pm
Great Wall Buffet
5920 US Highway 6. Phone-219-763-7776 Take-out available. Senior discounts available. Szechuan, Hunan and Cantonese Food
Pepe's Mexican Restaurant
809 McCool Rd, South Haven, IN Phone-219-762-7666 Entertainment, Dine-in and carry-out. www.pepes.com
Schoops Hamburgers
3285 Willowcreek Rd. Phone-219-763-1410 Accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express.

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 (17)

Ratings and reviews for Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Portage, IN

Overall score

4.2 / 5
5.01.0
17 out of 17
Amenities:
4.1
Room cleanliness:
4.6
Hotel staff:
4.2
Room comfort:
4.4
Location:
4.2
Value:
4.2

94% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Afsha
Business
Chicago
Apr 29, 2014

Great Hotel for Wedding Party

Friendly staff, conveniently located near the interstate, tons of gas stations, and necessities such as Starbucks and McDonald's nearby, this hotel was perfect for our Weekend Wedding Festivities. I would highly recommend it if I ever go back to Portage, Indiana.

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

Business

Money-saving tip: Short drive from hotel

Gas is way cheaper in Indiana compared to Chicago. Fill up the tank before heading back.

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Review of Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Portage, IN

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
indytravel000
Business
chicago
Apr 29, 2014

Clean, new property with nice rooms but less than helpful staff

This hotel is nice, the rooms are large and well appointed however given the location the daily rate is ridiculous... spending over $100 for a hotel in the middle of nowhere you would expect the staff to at least be pleasant but they were so rude!

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

mcdonalds

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Review of Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Portage, IN

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
.....0
Business
Midwest
Jan 27, 2014

Could be great.

Dirty hot tub, no towels. In room, TV and coffee maker not working.

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

Business

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Review of Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Portage, IN

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anniversary Trip Chicago
Business
Michigan
Jun 20, 2013

Quick overnight

My husband and I needed a place to stay outside Chicago for one night. This hotel was perfect fit, right offthe highway. The bed was more comfortable than ours at home!

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

Business

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Review of Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Portage, IN

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Tr4veli23r
Business
Michigan
May 6, 2013

Nice place, but for the location

Nice hotel - only complaint is its location near a chemical/gas processing plant of some sort. Outdoors, the air reeks of natural gas and chemicals, but things were great inside.

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

Business

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Review of Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Portage, IN

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Zule
Business
Minneapolis, mn
Mar 26, 2013

Fantastic long trip stop

Big clean room. Very friendly staf. Excellent bad.

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

Business

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Review of Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Portage, IN

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
sue nd fan
Business
il
Oct 22, 2012

nd football weekend

great place to stay only 45 minutes from nd. rooms were very clean and staff was great. great pool for kids

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

Business

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Review of Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Portage, IN

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Mal Smith
Business
Derby, England
Aug 6, 2012

Relax and enjoy

We stayed for a couple of nights on our North America /Canada road tour. The staff were helpful, room great and we particularly enjoyed the fridge in the room. We usually stay at the Hampton Inns but Country Suites are our choice in the future.

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

Business

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Review of Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Portage, IN

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
INDYJONES
Business
BLOOMINGTON INDIANA
Apr 4, 2011

FAMILY HOTEL

WE GOT A GREAT RATE AT THIS HOTEL AND IT WAS NEAR THE INDIANA DUNES, SO I HAVE NO ROOM TO COMPLAIN. THE ROOM ITSELF WAS NICE ENOUGH, CLEAN AND COMFY. THE BEDS HAD A TEMPURPEDIC TYPE MATTRESS. NOT SURE I LIKED IT, REALLY HARD. DID NOT EAT AT THE BREAKFAST, BUT LOOKED LIKE PEOPLE WERE ENJOYING IT. THE POOL AREA IS VERY NICE, AND HAS A NICE KIDDIE AREA A HOT TUB IN THE MIDDLE AND A POOL ON THE OTHER END. WITH FAMILIES THIS IS PERFECT, BUT LOUD WITH KIDS. THE HOT TUB WAS NICE AND HOT AND WORKED WELL. OVERALL I ENJOYED THIS HOTEL AND WOULD STAY AGAIN IF EVER IN THE AREA.

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

Business

Shopping tip: Short drive from hotel

CLOSE TO BASS PRO SHOPS, WALKING TO LONGHORN STEAKHOUSE AND SHORT DRIVE TO SOME UNUSUAL RESTAURANTS

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Review of Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Portage, IN

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
San Diego, CA
Oct 5, 2010

Country Inn & Suites By Carlson

The hotel was cery nice and clean. We did not spend a great deal of time at the hotel but what time we did we enjoyed. The beds were very firm and the room was nice and clean. The staff was very friendly and helpful.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

The Longhorn Steak House is right next door and has excellant food. Just be mindful that it isn't cheap.

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