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Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Lake City, FL

Country Inn & Suites, Lake City, FL Hotel Exterior
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Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Lake City, FL
350 Sw Florida Gateway Drive
Lake City , FL 32024


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  • • Free Breakfast
  • • High-speed Internet
  • • Indoor Pool
  • • Fitness Center
  • • Suites


Lake City Hotel Provides Attractive Accommodations near I-75
Situated halfway between Tallahassee and Jacksonville, the Country Inn & Suites By Carlson®, Lake City, FL is a great place to stay when exploring North Florida. Located near I-75, our hotel is a short drive from the magnificent Osceola National Forest and the seven freshwater springs at Ginnie Springs Outdoors. After a day out and about, head back to the hotel to take a refreshing swim in the indoor pool.

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Hotel Amenities & Services
Find all the comforts of home at our hotel, including free high-speed Internet access and complimentary cookies. You can maintain your workout routine in the fitness center and unwind with a novel from the Read It & Return Lending LibrarySM. Amenities and services include:

  • Complimentary, Hot Be Our Guest Breakfast
  • Free High-Speed Internet Access
  • Indoor Heated Pool and Whirlpool Tub
  • Free Coffee and Cookies
  • Fitness Center

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Our Rooms & Suites
Stay in one of our well-appointed guest rooms or suites to enjoy perks like a Serta Elite® pillowtop mattress. Take a moment each morning to brew a fresh cup of coffee and browse the free weekday newspaper. Standard room highlights include:

  • Free High-Speed Internet Access
  • Microwave and Refrigerator
  • Serta Elite® Pillowtop Mattress
  • 32″ LCD HDTV with HBO
  • Free Weekday Newspaper

If you need additional room for your family, book one of our Two-room Suites and enjoy these extras:

  • Living Room
  • Sleeper Sofa
  • Additional TV

Where to Eat While You’re Here
Before you embark on the day’s activities, treat yourself to a filling meal from the complimentary, hot Be Our Guest Breakfast. From pastries and Belgian waffles to yogurt parfaits and fresh whole fruit, we offer something to satisfy every appetite. For lunch and dinner, dine at several nearby restaurants that are located within a mile of our property. You can order fresh fish at Cedar River Seafood, comfort food favorites at Cracker Barrel and authentic Mexican cuisine at Costa Del Sol.

Things to Do near Lake City, FL
Discover a wealth of outdoor activities during your stay in Lake City. The Country Inn & Suites is within 24 miles of Ginnie Springs Outdoors and just one mile from the Country Club at Lake City. Don’t miss these other area favorites during your stay:

Saint Leo University – Home to more than 16,000 students, this private college is 20 minutes from the hotel. In 2011, the U.S. News & World Report named the school one of the “Top Universities in the South.” Stop by to tour the campus or cheer on the Lions sports teams.

Osceola National Forest – Take the 20-minute drive to this 200,000-acre national forest, where you can go hiking, biking and horseback riding. In addition to abundant wildlife, the park has a 28-mile section of the Florida National Scenic Trail.

Columbia County Historical Museum – Located 10 minutes from the hotel, the Columbia County Historical Museum is an 1870s home filled with stunning Victorian woodwork and Civil War memorabilia.

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Groups & Meetings
Whether you’re hosting a small gathering of 24 or a large meeting of 75, our event space can be arranged to suit your exact specifications. Connect to the free high-speed Internet access to play music or to show presentations. As an added touch, we offer notepads, pens and mints for each of your attendees.

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