We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 9 Detroit Lakes hotels

Budget Host Inn

895 Highway 10 East, Detroit Lakes, MN 56501
Hotel amenities
Budget Host Inn
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
You added Budget Host Inn to your Saves list
Ranked #7 of 9 Hotels in Detroit Lakes
A recent review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014
Darin P Starbuck, Minnesota, United States
Write a Review

10 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
See reviews for
Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (2)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
  • Mar-May only
  • Jun-Aug only
  • Sep-Nov only
  • Dec-Feb only
All months
Starbuck, Minnesota, United States
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
20 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

I spend alot of time on the road and usually look for inexpensive motels, so this isn't the first Budget Host Inn I've stayed at, despite the last being less than positive experience. The exterior of the property seemed well kept so thought I'd give it a try. The room was clean and Tom at the desk was helpful my... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Madison, South Dakota
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We paid $98.00 for the worst room we ever stayed in. It must not have been used forever--musty sheets; stale smelling and, when I opened up the drawer in the nightstand between the beds, there was a giant dried up spider in it! Gross!! The woman at the front desk was very unfriendly. I left them a note about my... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Minneapolis, MN
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

I was headed up to chill with my girlfriend at NDSU, I live in Eden prairie. We got in a fight on the phone. i guess It was 9 30 or so, I called all the motels in dl and this was the best rate. Nice guy at the desk, didn't try to upsell me or anything. I spent less... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

It was good for what we needed it for. Sleep. N they have brand new beds in the whole place. N the breakfast was really good variety for a small place. It was very convient that it was right off of the freeway, so we could just get up in the am n be right on the road again.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Detroit Lakes, Minnesota
Top Contributor
98 reviews 98 reviews
98 hotel reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012

I rented a room for some friends visiting, they wanted to go cheap, and I set up a night at the budget Host Hotel in Detroit Lakes. The price was good about $70.00 for the night. The man at the desk was nice enough but the woman was very rude. The room looked as if it has only been straighten... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Minneapolis, MN
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012

My daughter lives in Detroit Lakes and she recommended staying at the Budget Host Inn. She mentions how it is operated by a very nice family who care about offering a quality stay at an economy price. I was impressed with their customer service when they changed my room to stay in one with a bathtub. The bed was very... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Montevideo MN
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2012

We travel quite a bit and have stayed at hundreds of hotels and motels. This one was the worst motel at which we have ever stayed. Let me begin with two positives: clean and man at desk was very pleasant. However the negatives have a little longer list: no hot water (lukewarm), HARD bed, HARD pillow, unfriendly lady at desk,... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
19 reviews 19 reviews
17 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2010

I was disappointed with this place. Our room was very musty smelling, stuffy and the walls were paper thin. I could hear the man next to us talking on the phone until late, I could even here the women on the other end of his line. The room was clean enough, but the smell and stained carpets kinda make you... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
53 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2006

This motel is very clean and neat with good rates. It is near the train tracks, as are most motels in town. It is easy to drive right up to the room, as it is a one-story property. I was very satisfied with my stay. However, I will agree with a previous post that the person at the desk seemed... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2006

The cabin we stayed in was very nice but the first thing we were greeted with was a very unsmiling face who informed us that the prices we had reserved the place for was wrong (over two months early) and that she was charging us more for the week. This girl never once in our entire stay had a kind... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question
Owners: What's your side of the story?
Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.
Manage your listing

Been to Budget Host Inn? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Budget Host Inn

Address: 895 Highway 10 East, Detroit Lakes, MN 56501
Location: United States > Minnesota > Detroit Lakes
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Number of rooms: 22
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Orbitz, Expedia and Travelocity so you can book your Budget Host Inn reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.

5 photos of this hotel

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All management photos (5)
Room/suite (4)
Other (1)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay