Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Harlingen, TX
3825 South Expressway 83
Harlingen , TX 78550
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Hotel Amenities & Services
After a day at the zoo, fire up one of our grills and enjoy a barbecue for the whole family. You can even bring your four-legged traveling companion on your trip thanks to our pet-friendly policy. Hotel amenities include:
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Our Rooms & Suites
Make yourself at home in your guest room or suite by heating up a snack in the microwave and watching a movie on HBO. Standard room highlights include:
Traveling with family or need extra space? Reserve a One-bedroom Suite to enjoy either one king or two queen beds, a living room with a sleeper sofa and all standard amenities.
Where to Eat While You’re Here
Our complimentary, hot Be Our Guest Breakfast features waffles, scrambled eggs and fresh fruit. For lunch or dinner, drop by one of the restaurants within two miles of the hotel. The Los Asados Mexican Restaurant serves up classic Mexican cuisine, and the Longhorn Cattle Company dishes out smoked turkey and ribs.
Things to Do in Harlingen
From gorgeous fairways at Tony Butler Golf Course to monthly displays at the Harlingen Arts & Heritage Museum, Harlingen offers something for everyone. No trip to the area is complete without seeing these local favorites:
Gladys Porter Zoo – Just 25 minutes away, the zoo houses more than 350 species of animals spread across four unique areas. Spend time with favorites like lions and sharks, or check out often-overlooked animals like sea robins and stargazers. The zoo also lets you hand-feed a giraffe special treats.
Harlingen Thicket – Drive two miles from the hotel to enjoy one of the finest birding sites in the nation. Part of the World Birding Center, the thicket includes a number of walking trails, benches and ponds that allow you to see green jays, hawks and orioles.
Rio Grande Valley Premium Outlets – This outlet mall, located about 15 minutes from the hotel, is home to 140 stores, where you can rack up huge savings on apparel from Nike, Old Navy and Gap. For a sweet experience, visit Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory to chow down on caramel apples and chocolate-dipped strawberries.
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Groups & Meetings
Situated near I-69 E and Valley International Airport (HRL), our hotel is an ideal venue for your event in Harlingen. We offer 400 square feet of meeting space capable of seating up to 20 guests. Enjoy access to presentation aids, planning assistance from our friendly staff and free Internet access.
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Ideal Stay for Birdwatchers and Nature Lovers
When you choose the Country Inn & Suites, you put yourself within reach of some excellent bird-watching opportunities at spots like the Harlingen Thicket, Ramsey Nature Park, the World Birding Center and others. Considered a birder's paradise, Harlingen, TX is also just a short drive from Bentsen, Mexico and South Padre Island, home to additional bird-watching venues.
Pick up a guide to all the great locations at the hotel's front desk. These nearby venues are the perfect places to start your bird-watching adventures:
The World Birding Center
For glimpses of green jays, hook-billed kites, broad-winged hawks and Audubon's orioles, stop by this world-class birding destination. The World Birding Center is a collection of nine sites, located along the Arroyo Colorado on Loop 499 (Ed Carey Drive), at the intersection of Ed Carey Drive and Tyler Avenue.
Don't miss opportunities to view rare birds like groove-billed ani, altamira oriole, Harris's hawk, plain chachalaca and olive sparrow at this birding center that is part of the 40-acre Harlingen Arroyo Colorado-World Birding Center. The venue offers convenient parking and restrooms. From Ed Carey Drive, turn northwest on Hale Avenue and proceed to New Hampshire Street.
Annual Rio Grande Valley Birding Festival
Plan your trip to Harlingen around the Rio Grande Valley Birding Festival held for five days each November. Take advantage of opportunities to glimpse a variety of rare bird species and learn more about them and their habitats.
Event highlights include seminars led by top speakers in the field, expert-led birding trips and the Birding Bazaar trade show. Whether you’re an avid birder or a beginner, you are certain to come away with a wealth of information.