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"The personnel where very nice, the only issue is no daily cleaning or bed making or garbage removal. Had to request towels. " More

By a verified traveler on Wed 22 Jan 2020

Hotel Description

Motel perfectly located for exploring Albert Lea

City center stay

You'll find Freeborn County Historical Society and Albert Lea City Arena within 2 miles (3 km) of this motel. Albert Lea Beach and Mayo Clinic Health System are also within 2 miles (3 km).

Free perks

This motel doesn't skimp on freebies - guests receive free continental breakfast, free WiFi, and free self parking. Staff at the 24-hour front desk can provide around-the-clock assistance.

Free WiFi, refrigerators

The 49 guestrooms have TVs with cable channels and offer free WiFi and refrigerators. Free local calls and free toiletries are also available.

Room, 1 Double Bed, Smoking

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$45* Per night/room Aug 18 - Aug 19

Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Room, 2 Double Beds, Smoking

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Room, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Countryside Inn Motel ratings based on 8 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
2.4 out of 5 2.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 3.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 3.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 2.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Countryside Inn Motel

Everyone (4) Family (4)
3 out of 5
The personnel where very nice, the only issue is no daily cleaning or bed making or garbage removal. Had to request towels.

Posted by on Jan 22, 2020

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1 out of 5
Picture was deceiving..... property was not clean... carpet was dirty... bedspreads were filthy... upholstered furniture was dirty and full of holes. We were very disappointed and really felt like we should have fled but it was the most we had paid for any stay on our long road trip...… and didn't want to lose the money. Never again.

Posted by on Jun 3, 2019

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2 out of 5


ok when I booked this hotel it was 45 a night. when I drove up the sign said 35 a night and when I checked in they didn't offer the lower rate. strike one. second was the shower had no way to change the temperature so it was a real hot shower. the y also showed me the room before they took my moneyas it appeared to be a ok room .they had signs all over saying no refunds for any reason. strike 2. when I woke up the next day I had welts from bed bugs, not good. and finally the office staff I didn't find very helpful. . anyhow I wouldn't let my lady stay here and nor would I stay here again. i'm staying in another city in a nicer room for the same money.

Posted by , from iowa on May 20, 2017

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2 out of 5

Why do this to yourself

Pros: The sink had high water pressure.
Cons: Toilet need new lid. Fix toilet to flush right. Fix water pressure to shower head. Put chain lock back on door. Write Continental breakfast in ad
For $5 or $10 more, you can get a real hotel....something livable. The breakfast was coffee and a long fig bar type product. Actaully, they both were good, but not what I would call breakfast. The toilet did not have a lid on the toilet seat. The toilet did not function for much of anything and needed adjusting. Very little water pressure in the shower. There was a chain lock on the wall, but not the receiver on the door. I will make sure not to stay here again.

Posted by on Jul 16, 2016

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5 out of 5

Every one was friendly and all clean

Pros: The atmosphere, location , food
Cons: it was great
Location: everything in walking distance
Desk person helped us with the TV, where we could get affordable meal, everything clean, and hot water was great

Posted by , from Illinois on Nov 13, 2015

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2 out of 5
I got what I paid for.I learned a lesson, do not book cheap motels.

Posted by , from Longmont, Co on Sep 19, 2015

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2 out of 5

Find some place else

This is a retread type of old motel. The room was very dated and marginally maintained. The bed was just good enough to get a somewhat decent sleep. The phone needed to be replaced because something was loose inside. No lid on the toilet and the tub faucet leaked. Tub was worn and scaly. The Owners were friendly and were accommodating, but that did not make up for the run down appearance of this place. If you need a cheap place in a pinch and don't mind a substandard room, stay here, otherwise there are plenty of place within walking distance of this place.

Posted by on Sep 4, 2010

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2 out of 5

Nice folks, not so nice room.

When I arrived I thought the room was a bit warm so I turned down the heat. Minnesota in March and I thought it odd that the window was partially open but didn't pay any particular mind. By 2AM I was roasting and couldn't sleep so I turned the heat completely off and opened the window all the way. I was frustrated but did'nt want to go to the hassle of changing rooms at 2AM - then the room got too cold and the bedspread (there wasn't a proper blanket) wasn't thick enough to keep me warm. So I had a lousy night's sleep and left.

Posted by on Mar 6, 2010

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About the Countryside Inn Motel

Location 2102 E Main St, Albert Lea, MN 56007

Property Features

Free breakfast is available daily. WiFi is free in public spaces. Free self parking is available. This Albert Lea motel is smoke free.

  • 1 floor
  • 49 guestrooms or units
  • Continental breakfast (free)
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi
  • Refrigerator


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking , RV, bus, truck parking


  • Airport: Rochester, MN (RST-Rochester Intl.) (89.2 km / 55.4 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Countryside Inn Motel offers 49 air-conditioned accommodations with complimentary toiletries. Cable television is provided. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include phones along with free local calls (restrictions may apply). Housekeeping is offered daily and hair dryers can be requested.

  • Television
  • Cable channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer available
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Air conditioning

Food & Drink

Guests are served free continental breakfast daily.

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 5:30 AM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 21

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • Pets: USD 10 per pet, per night
  • Only dogs are allowed
  • Certain rooms only, restrictions apply
  • You can request a pet-friendly room by reaching out to the property at the number on the booking confirmation


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Staffed front desk
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • No elevators


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Pet fee: USD 10 per pet, per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Countryside Albert Lea
  • Countryside Inn Motel
  • Countryside Inn Motel Albert Lea
  • Countryside Inn Motel Motel
  • Countryside Inn Motel Albert Lea
  • Countryside Inn Motel Motel Albert Lea

You should know

  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • Pets are welcome in certain rooms only; other restrictions apply (please see the Fees section for related charges). To make arrangements for your pet, contact the property directly at the number on your booking confirmation.
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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.