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Madden's on Gull Lake

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11266 Pine Beach Peninsula, Brainerd, MN 56401
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Greenville, South Carolina
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This resort is right on Gull Lake, Minnesota. The views are spectacular. Lovely, clean upscale accommodations. Outstanding food and top notch service. Our dinner and breakfast was included. The salmon was delicious! Don't miss breakfast because the eggs Benedict are delicious. We bought some cute gifts from the Cafe and enjoyed a coffe and shared a sweet. They have great... More 

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Cara L, Manager at Madden's on Gull Lake, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting Madden's on Gull Lake and for sharing your review for other travelers. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay, the food and the service of our staff. Madden Bros. Market is a fun place to stop and grab a coffee and a treat and shop for gifts. We love hearing about your family enjoying... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Stayed at Madden's this weekend. Simply fantastic all the way around. The food was perfect. The accommodations were in excellent shape, very clean, spacious and like new! The grounds are picturesque. Everywhere we went, we walked - good for the heart, mind and soul. The yard games available really gave us much needed family time. The golf was great -... More 

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Cara L, Manager at Madden's on Gull Lake, responded to this review

Thank you for staying at Madden's on Gull Lake and for sharing your review on Trip Advisor! We are thrilled that your family enjoyed your time together. You are so kind to mention the service of our staff and we will be sure to let them know that you appreciated them. We hope you enjoy the rest of your summer... More 

Wisconsin
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84 reviews 84 reviews
16 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Visited Madden's for a conference and was sorry not to have more time to just kick back and relax. The location on Gull Lake is beautiful and the resort service was excellent. My room was dated but had a homey northwoodsy feel.

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Cara L, Manager at Madden's on Gull Lake, responded to this review

Thank you for staying at Madden's on Gull Lake and for sharing your review! We wish you would have had more time to stay and enjoy our property, too. Please know that we offer a variety of rooms from rustic to modern and that if you specify your preference with us, we will do everything we can to find just... More 

Hilton Head, South Carolina
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I just got back from my stay at Madden's, and it was a blast! The property is gorgeous and the service was phenomenal. With the exception of the food, I loved every part of our stay, from the cabin, to the activities, and the service. Cabin- We stayed in a two bedroom cottage on the Wilson Bay side of the... More 

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Cara L, Manager at Madden's on Gull Lake, responded to this review

Thank you for staying at Madden’s on Gull Lake and for sharing your review for other travelers. We always love to hear about our guests’ experiences and are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay with us. Our Wilson Bay 2-bedroom cabins are some of our most popular accommodations, with amazing sunset views. Thank you for sharing the tip about the... More 

Ramsey, Minnesota
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85 reviews 85 reviews
20 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in the old part of the resort it was comfy and nice but not updated. One thing is it is expensive. They had a Father's Day bbq but it is $30 a head? All their restaurants are expensive. We went in to town to eat.

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Cara L, Manager at Madden's on Gull Lake, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us and for sharing your review. We strive to accommodate our guests’ preferences in accommodations and palates. We are a unique property with a wide variety of accommodations ranging from rustic to modern. Should you choose to visit us again, please let us know your preference for your room and we will work hard to... More 

Rochester, Minnesota, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It pains me to say it, because in years previous I have had nothing but love and respect for maddens, but this year something changed. I have been coming here for the last 5 years with 7 of my friends for an annual golf trip, and prior to this year maddens has had the best customer service of anywhere I... More 

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Cara L, Manager at Madden's on Gull Lake, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us and for sharing your review. We are sorry we disappointed you and were unable to accommodate an 8-some on our golf courses because of the unintended issues it creates for our other golfers. Our goal is for everyone on our courses to have a great experience at a fair pace of play. We wish... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed in cabin 4101 right on the lake. It has its own dock and firepit which was very nice! The weather was pretty cold for the end of May, but we had a good time anyways. My husband golfed, he loved the courses, and I relaxed and enjoyed the view of the lake from the deck. The staff was... More 

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Thank you for visiting Madden's on Gull Lake and for sharing your experience on Trip Advisor! We love hearing about your experience and are so happy to know that you enjoyed some relaxation time while your husband had fun on our golf courses. We regret the inconvenience of having to wait for your room, as our housekeeping team works hard... More 

Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
16 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed at Madden's for 2 nights with my brother. We wanted to go here to "play". And we were not left disapppinted. Madden's offers great scenery both in terms of Lake Gull and the beatiful surrounding golf courses. It is an easy place to relax as well get entertained. We took advantage of the boat rentals and went speed... More 

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Cara L, Manager at Madden's on Gull Lake, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting Madden's on Gull Lake and for sharing your experience on Trip Advisor! We love hearing from our guests and are so happy that you and your brother enjoyed your time with us. We're thrilled that you got out and enjoyed the lake and that your evenings were fun in the O'Madden Pub. We offer a wide... More 

Mankato, Minnesota
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204 reviews 204 reviews
28 hotel reviews
175 helpful votes 175 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I made a reservation for the restaurant at Madden Inn. The reservation was for 7 p.m., and I called at 4:30 p.m. to inquire if I could get it moved to 6:00 p.m. I was informed by the hostess that the restaurant was booked and was unable to accept my request. I arrived at 6:45 p.m. to find only 1/3... More 

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Cara L, Manager at Madden's on Gull Lake, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting us and for taking the time to share your experience for other travelers. We regret if you felt we were being dishonest with you; we staff our dining room according to the reservations book and would only want the best experience for you. Whether or not the salad is included depends on if you were staying... More 

Chicago, Illinois
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38 reviews 38 reviews
19 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

We stayed here for 3 nights in mid-May and, although the resort seemed to be just getting started for the Season, we felt warmly welcomed and loved the fact that it wasn’t crowded. We stayed in the original hotel building (built late 1920’s), in which the guest rooms had been nicely updated. The public areas, however, maintained all of the... More 

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Cara L, Manager at Madden's on Gull Lake, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting Madden's on Gull Lake and for sharing your experience on Trip Advisor. Our historic hotel is the original Roberts Hotel that is 86 years old this year! So many of our guests love the history and charm of the hotel and we are so pleased that you appreciated it, as well. The Classic Grill is an... More 

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