Summertime is about getting in all the travel you can! Am I right? And travel usually includes hotel stays. I don’t know about you, but at this point in life, I have certain criteria that a hotel must meet before I’ll stay there. Country Inn and Suites meets all the criteria I have for a more-than-comfortable stay.

If you want to visit The fabulous Bay Area (where I live), there’s The Country Inn & Suites By Carlson®, by the San Jose International Airport. (This is a hint to all my family members who have yet to visit me here in California!)


Staying near the San Jose Airport is not only easy, but there’s public transportation all around to take you anywhere in the Bay Area you need to go. From the Light Rail system for traveling around San Jose and the South Bay to the CalTrain taking you up to San Francisco to the Amtrak train station to take you, well, almost anywhere else. Your trip just opened up to endless destinations.

The Country Inn & Suites By Carlson®, San Jose International Airport, CA is accessible via a free shuttle (4-minute ride) from the airport. It’s close to downtown San Jose for any events you may be attending at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center. And don’t forget, you’re so close to 2 fabulous venues for sporting events – the SAP Center for NHL hockey or Levi’s Stadium for a 49er’s game.

Country Inn and Suites

Now, lets talk amenities. At the top of my list of amenities, of course, is free wifi!

wifi modem

Complimentary breakfast served daily would be near the top of Pop’s list.


And we both enjoy having accessibility to fitness centers and a pool to soak in after a long day touring around an area.

But, truly, comfortable beds and convenient locations are also super important!

comfy hotel bedding

If you would like to enter to win a 2-night stay at any Country Inns & Suites By Carlson location, leave a comment below with your favorite amenity provided by the Carlson Hotels, Country Inns & Suites or the location of the Country Inns & Suites you would choose to stay in.

That’s how simple it is to enter. I’ll be picking a winner on August 2nd.

Planning any fun travel this summer? Let me know that too in your comment – you could inspire us to get out there!

Thank You Thank You Thank You

Thank you to all who entered!! I wish I could give everyone an e-certificate!! Actually, I was told I would get one for myself, but it seems that even that fact has now changed (frown/eye-roll!).

The winner of this contest is Jesep! I really hope you enjoy your stay and please, let me know where you go and if you like it!!

I used a randomizer to choose the winner (to be fair) AND if you’d like to see the excel sheet and the winner via randomizer, I’ll be happy to email it to you. I want my followers to know I’m transparent and can be trusted.

Again, thank you all who entered!! I hope to have another (travel related) giveaway soon!!


29 Comments on Summertime Travel – Country Inn and Suites

  1. I’d love a weekend away with my hubby. After three kids and five years of marriage, we’ve never gone away just us. I think San Francisco for s couple nights sounds fantastic. Wake up, enjoy some free hot breakfast, and then hit the streets to explore. Pick me! Pick me! ?

  2. I’d choose the Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Asheville Downtown Tunnel Road (Biltmore Estate), NC

  3. North Charleston for the win! “Explore Beaches and Downtown Charleston from Our Hotel” what more could you want? Oh, free breakfast. Check!

  4. I’ve stayed at the Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Orlando, FL and we loved it. They had an amazing (complimentary) breakfast.

  5. My favorite things about country inn and suites are their free hot breakfast, free WiFi and friendly customer service.

  6. That hot breakfast would be great! It’s nice to not have to stress about one of your meals each day when you’re traveling!

  7. We love both the free breakfasts and the pools most! We are embarking on a PNW sailing adventure soon that we’re excited about. Lastly, I would love to stay at the Radisson Suites Hotel Anaheim in Buena Park and take my daughter to Disneyland! Woo hoo!
    Thanks for the FABULOUS giveaway! Cheers!


  8. I haven’t tried Country Inn & Suites before but they seem like a great place to stay. I’d love to stay at the Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Myrtle Beach, SC. I also love that they have free Wifi!!

    julimi at aol dot com

  9. I love spacious parking, free wifi, free breakfast and the old fashion wakeup call.

  10. I like the free warm breakfast and our kids like the pool. We usually stay at the one in Salina, KS when we are heading to Texas to visit the in-laws.

  11. My favorite things that they offer are the free breakfast for the family, and it is a good breakfast at that. We also love the pools. It provides fun times for my kids. Thanks for the chance!

  12. Their complimentary breakfast is my favorite amenity. If I win I would stay at the Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Lackland AFB in San Antonio.
    Thank you for the chance to win!

  13. The free breakfast would be my favorite amenity and I want to stay at the property in Redlands, CA

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