Enjoy a lake cruise or a hike near our hotel in Albert Lea 

Whether you’re staying for several days or just passing through, the Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Albert Lea, MN offers a comfortable stay and easy access to I-35 and I-90. You can visit downtown businesses and attractions just five minutes from the hotel, or you can travel 20 minutes to play the slots at Diamond Jo Casino. For outdoor fun, head to Green Lea Golf Course, Edgewater Park, or Myre-Big Island State Park—all less than five miles away—or book the Pelican Breeze II for a chartered excursion on nearby Albert Lea Lake.

After checking in, grab a cup of coffee and a cookie from our lobby and touch base with the office or your loved ones using free Wi-Fi. For some fun family time, you can take the kids for a dip in our indoor pool. In the mornings, stretch your muscles with a workout in our fitness center before fueling up at our free, hot breakfast featuring our signature waffles. Left one of your essential toiletries at home? Ask about our Did You Forget? Program.

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Families love our pet-friendly rooms with free Wi-Fi and fridges 

Our inviting rooms help you relax with thoughtful amenities like a fridge and pet-friendly options. After a day of travel, you can kick back on your comfy bed and watch a cable show on the flat-screen TV. Free Wi-Fi lets you connect with family or stream your favorite tunes. Here for work? Each room includes a spacious desk with a lamp. For extra space and upgrades like sleeper sofas, check out our suite options.

Queen Bed

  • 1 queen
  • 2 adults, 3 children
After an afternoon in the casino, unwind in this accessible room with free Wi-Fi, a microwave, and a fridge.

2 Queen Beds

  • 2 queen
  • 5 adults
You can take advantage of free Wi-Fi and a fridge for snacks when you book this standard room.

King Bed

  • 1 king
  • 5 adults
Couples or solo travelers can relax in this standard room with HBO access, a microwave, and a fridge.

Studio Suite-King Bed

  • 1 king
  • 2 adults, 3 children
If you need some extra space, you can reserve this open-concept suite with a seating area that has a sleeper sofa.

Whirlpool Suite-King Bed

  • 1 king
  • 2 adults, 3 children
A romantic evening awaits in one of these comfortable suites with a two-person whirlpool and a wet bar.

1 Bedroom Suite-Queen Bed

  • 1 queen
  • 4 adults, 1 child
Ideal for corporate travelers, this suite includes a private bedroom and a separate living room with a sleeper sofa.

1 Bedroom Suite-2 Queen Beds

  • 2 queen
  • 5 adults, 1 child
Families or groups can spread out in this suite with two TVs and a sleeper sofa in the living room.

1 Bedroom Suite-King Bed

  • 1 king
  • 4 adults, 1 child
With two TVs, a living room with a sleeper sofa, and a private bedroom, this suite keeps your family comfortable.

Extended Stay Suite-King Bed

  • 1 king or 1 queen
  • 4 adults, 1 child
Ideal for longer trips, this suite adds thoughtful amenities like a dining area and a fully equipped kitchenette.
Perfect for training sessions, intimate receptions, or family reunions, our 950-square-foot meeting room accommodates up to 60 guests in a variety of arrangements. You can impress your audience with your presentation thanks to our audiovisual equipment and free Wi-Fi. Complimentary coffee and water service keep everyone energized. Ask our friendly team for help with planning and setup.

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From cruising on Albert Lea Lake to putting your way around the well-manicured greens at Wedgewood Cove, outdoor activities abound for your stay in southern Minnesota. If you prefer to take your fun inside, you can try your luck at Diamond Jo Casino or take a tour of the unique SPAM® Museum. End an eventful day in Albert Lea with a lively performance at the Marion Ross Performing Arts Center. Visit these favorites during your stay:

Myre-Big Island State Park

1.83 mi / 2.94 km from the hotel
Catch a glimpse of songbirds, waterfowl, deer, and even an eagle in this beautiful state park along Albert Lea Lake. The park offers biking, hiking, canoeing, and kayaking. Take a picnic lunch to enjoy a full day outdoors.

Freeborn County Historical Museum, Library & Village

1.18 mi / 1.89 km from the hotel
Stop by this museum to view 40 exhibits offering a window into Freeborn history. You can enjoy memorabilia from famous former residents, Marion Ross and Eddie Cochran, and tour reconstructed historical buildings showcasing life in the late 1800s.

Diamond Jo Casino

14.28 mi / 22.98 km from the hotel
You could strike it lucky at Diamond Jo Casino in Northwood. Enjoy table games such as craps, blackjack, and poker as well as over 900 slot machines.

Edgewater Park

2.76 mi / 4.44 km from the hotel
Take a picnic and enjoy the day at this 62-acre park, which offers playgrounds and recreation centers.

Green Lea Golf Course

1.73 mi / 2.78 km from the hotel
With well-manicured fairways and picturesque views, Green Lea’s par 72, 18-hole course has attracted golfers since 1949. When you’re ready to dig into lunch or dinner, try Jerry’s Bar & Grill on site.

Marion Ross Performing Arts Center

1.61 mi / 2.6 km from the hotel
Home to the Albert Lea Community Theatre, the performing arts center hosts stage plays, meetings, seminars, and other events throughout the year.
2214 E Main Street, Albert Lea, Minnesota 56007, United States

Ideal for a lakeside vacation or a quick overnight stay, our hotel places you within five minutes of downtown Albert Lea, I-35, and I-90. Many of the city’s attractions, from Myre-Big Island State Park to the Marion Ross Performing Arts Center, are within a four-mile radius of the hotel, and Diamond Jo Casino is just 20 minutes down I-35. You’ll find Minneapolis less than two hours north, and both Des Moines and Sioux Falls can be reached in around two and a half hours.

From I-35

By car:

From I-35 N: Take Exit 11 and turn left onto E Main Street. Drive for about a mile and turn left onto Prospect Avenue. Turn right almost immediately onto E Main Frontage Road. The hotel will be on your left soon after.

From I-35 S: Shortly after passing the interchange for I-90, take Exit 12 for US-65 toward Albert Lea. Continue on for a mile and a half (the road name will become E Main Street) until the Prospect Avenue intersection. Turn left onto Prospect Avenue, and almost immediately turn right onto E Main Frontage Road. The hotel will be on your left soon after.

From I-90

By car:

Take Exit 159A to merge onto I-35 S. In less than a mile, take Exit 12 for US-65 toward Albert Lea. Continue on for a mile and a half (the road name will become E Main Street) until the Prospect Avenue intersection. Turn left onto Prospect Avenue, and almost immediately turn right onto E Main Frontage Road. The hotel will be on your left soon after.

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