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Sawmill Inn of Grand Rapids

2301 S. Pokegama Ave., Grand Rapids, MN 55744-9521
Sawmill Inn of Grand Rapids
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Place is an older hotel, but it is kept up nice. Reasonable rates, clean rooms and brings back the nostalgia of old hotels using real keys. Overall great food and clean rooms without paying the big chain prices.

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Tilbury
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed at the Sawmill Inn on our way out to Calgary and what a great find! The rooms are very comfortable and clean, and the staff are friendly. There is a restaurant and lounge within the hotel; we didn't get to the lounge, but the restaurant had great food and a very nice hot breakfast menu! No one to dodge... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have stayed at the Sawmill Inn many times previously but I can not believe its decline in past year. My room smelled like a dead cat. The furnishings are old and worn out. The hotel needs a major refurbishing. I will be staying at another place next time I am in GR. however the waitresses in the restaurant are... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We stayed in this hotel six years ago and I can't see where anything has been updated. This place does a ton of business but it doesn't seem to be any kind of priority to have decent rooms. All other hotels were booked so I thought I would try it again. Next time I will drive to Duluth if nothing... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We didn't stay at this hotel, but did spend a long night at the lounge. The wait staff was great..........see what you can do to get Braden to sing and dance for you! The wine pour was generous, the prices reasonable. We were there when a motorcycle convention was in town, so there were lots of friendly people to hang... More 

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Maple Grove, Minnesota
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

This hotel used to be a great hotel. But when we got here the rooms are not kept up. We reserved a king non-smoking room and got a 2 full size beds. The mattresses were like sleeping on box springs with sunken in the middle. The pillows are flat as pancakes. The front desk doesn't follow up on complaints. The... More 

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Blaine, Minnesota
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Well the other hotels were booked, I can't imagine why!!! This place can't be making money. first the hot tub was over the top with some type of chemical that it burnt our eyes and changed the color of our swim trunks!!! The rooms still used keys on the locks (unsecured). The restaurant food was awful and COLD! The one... More 

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Goodland, Minnesota
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

We eat at the Cedars Dining Room quite often. They have a great "sundowner" menu with consistently great food. You can get a great entree, choice of soup/salad, popovers, potato, dessert AND a drink for under $20. However, the rooms are horrible. The floors are stained, the beds lumpy and TVs OLD. In addition, we had a special room reserved... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

I have stayed in Grand Rapids many times the sawmill is where I prefer to stay. The rooms are nothing special but decent. It's clean,they have a nice pool and there restaurant is very good. There are two cheaper places in town but the couple extra dollars are worth it.

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Apple Valley, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We stayed for a hockey tournament. The rooms were very outdated and the bathroom was very small. We had a poolside room and it reaked of chlorine. Access to the room was from outside and the edges of the door were frosted over. The beds were extremely uncomfortable. There was free WiFi but it was so spotty I could not... More 

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