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Kettle Falls Hotel

10502 Gamma Road, Voyageurs National Park, MN 56669
Kettle Falls Hotel
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Eagle River, Alaska
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67 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped at Kettle Falls Hotel for lunch during a 6-hour boat ride in Voyageurs Nat'l Park. This quaint hotel/restaurant/bar serves food (mostly pizza & sandwiches - pretty tasty). The bar area has a very slanted floor with a 'leveled' pool table. You can drink/eat in the screened porch if you want. The hotel is near the 'Falls dam'. Half... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 269 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I want to preface this review by stating that we were expecting a different kind of experience. We expected a quiet, peaceful getaway. Not party central. I will add that the three of the four criteria that we use to rate all motel/hotels 1) Is the property and room clean. 2) Does the shower work well, 3) Can we get... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were on our way to Kettle Falls for a day trip from Kabetogama and even though we had packed a lunch, we decided to stop into the restaurant for a bite to eat. The food was good with simple pizzas, a walleye hoagie, and a plain green salad with a wild rice soup. Service was friendly and prompt. Indoors... More 

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Burlington, Iowa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

If you love and understand the National Park experience and it's amazing hotels, you will love it here! Our experience was staying in one of the villas. Getting to the hotel was an experience....we were met at the visitor center and taken there by boat. They will help you with all your gear and supplies. We had quite a bit... More 

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Chicago, Illinois, USA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

A very nice old charm hotel in middle of Voyageurs National Park. From architecture to ambience to hotel rooms all are in perfect sync and so different from todays mainland big cities that you will fall into love with this gem in this island! Do try their Wild Rice Soup, our NPS Ranger guide suggested that and we loved that.... More 

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intl falls, mn
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We took the boat tour from the Kabetogama (try to say that one!) National Park Visitor Center to Kettle Falls Hotel. It is a 5.5 hour tour, and quite wonderful. The Park Rangers did a terrific job of narrating and we were able to see at least 12 juvenile and adult eagles and their nests. Also loon and their babies... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Stayed here in July. Nice staff, good food, but needs a good cleaning. Rooms share a bath and none were cleaned during our stay. Neither was our room or any on our floor. Nice boat ride from the national park dock to the hotel's dock. You can see Kettle falls from the hotel.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

There is a fundamental difference between staying at Kettle Falls Hotel and stopping there for lunch, particularly on the two days a week when the National Park boat tour stops for lunch and the small staff can be overwhelmed. Staying there allows you to be transported for a short period into a different and simpler time. We stayed two nights... More 

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Atlanta
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

We went on the National Park's Grand Tour from the Kabetogoma Visitors Center, which took us to this hotel and restaurant. The only people they served while we were there at prime lunch time were from the boat. We had walleye sandwiches, with the wild rice soup (recommended on TA). The meal was seriously overpriced, but we thought at least... More 

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Plano, Texas
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

Waited an hour and still did not get served our food. Finally had to leave. Mgr said they were short-handed, yet others who arrived in the restaurant after us were served. The boat tour to reach Kettle Falls is pretty good, although it could be cut down by 2 hours at least. You can only look for so many bald... More 

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