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Sawmill Inn of Grand Rapids

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2301 S. Pokegama Ave., Grand Rapids, MN 55744-9521
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Sawmill Inn of Grand Rapids
Ranked #6 of 11 hotels in 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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Aylmer, Canada
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful, clean room which was pool side. Stayed there twice, going and coming on our trip. Close to shopping and restaurants.Had a great breakfast for which we were given a coupon. Waitress in restaurant was very friendly and efficient.

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40 reviews 40 reviews
13 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There were 7 of us here for the night. The rooms were cold, the thermostats had no effect on the temp, the beds were old and lumpy, there were cigarette burns in the sheets, the halls smelled of ancient cigarette smoke, the reception was surly. On the other hand, the restaurant was very good. The service was friendly, the food... More

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Dawson, Canada
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10 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We checked in late with 2 dogs and there was no problem. Though the staff member checking us in was not overly friendly they were efficient and the clean comfortable room made up for it. The pool was warm and quiet. The breakfast was included and fantastic. I would defiantly stay again.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After reading all of the reviews I was expecting a dump to be honest. It is in fact an outdated hotel, but my room was spotless, and the rates were reasonable. A lot less then the fancier hotels. Frankly, we were there only to sleep, and let the kids swim.The rest of the time was spent with family outside of... More

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50 reviews 50 reviews
8 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We didn't stay here, but went for dinner as it was next door to our beautiful hotel, i.e. convenience. As we like a more relaxed atmosphere we like to eat in the bar. The food was marginal at best. Over coated deep-fried veggies and bagged greens on our dinner salad. Pretty sure bottled dressing as well. The other patrons were... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
20 reviews 20 reviews
8 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Very dated hotel. The air conditioning/ ventilation system was very noisy and annoying making it hard to sleep. The TVs are the old fashioned giants. They give you a set of keys -keys- exterior and interior for your room. The bedspreads and carpet were gross. I was glad we only stayed for one evening. We did have breakfast there and... More

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Ontario, Canada
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47 reviews 47 reviews
24 hotel reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

We arrived in Grand Rapids late and were very tired after a full day of travel. Unfortunately we weren't the only ones in Grand Rapids that night...the first hotel we stopped at was full and they checked with 3 others before finding Sawmill Inn had rooms open. I'm glad i couldn't check the tripadvisor reports for this hotel or I... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014 via mobile

Horrible, horrible service. We came to eat, we cleaned our own table and took our own order to give to the waiter. Won't ever be coming back again. Ever. Didn't stay in the rooms but the restaurant was rotten.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

Wow! The following review MIGHT show some sarcasm. The room was beautifully updated, in 1970 or earlier. The beds, though rock hard, appeared to inspire a nostalgic feel with the bed spread covers that both looked like they were bought at a garage sale AND felt as though they were meant to torture those unlucky enough to sleep within them.... More

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Lino Lakes, Minnesota
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

This is the biggest dump around. Many other nice places to stay in Grand Rapids. You don't need to waste your money here unless you like 30 year old beds and staff that is unpleasant. The owner's done seem to want to keep this landmark in business.

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Address: 2301 S. Pokegama Ave., Grand Rapids, MN 55744-9521
Location: United States > Minnesota > Grand Rapids
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
Sawmill Inn Of Grand Rapids Hotel Grand Rapids
Sawmill Hotel Grand Rapids

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Nestled against a backdrop of timber, near area lakes and a lodge like feel, the Sawmill Inn Hotel and Conference Center will make your stay comfortable & relaxing as well as affordable.Over the years, we have attained a widespread reputation for first class dining, extraordinary customer service, quality and value. Approximately 100 full and part time people are employed at the Sawmill Inn, many have been with us for over 20 years. As a cohesive and accommodating team of professionals, we are here to provide you the type of service you deserve.With all of the amenities we have to offer, comfortable rooms, wonderful food, a team of service professionals and a unique and charming northwoods décor, we are dedicated to make your stay relaxing and enjoyable.Whether you enjoy “outdoor” activities like golfing, fishing, hunting, skiing, snowmobiling, hiking or boating...or you're the type who prefers the quiet comfort of simply relaxing by the pool, or unwinding in the sauna or whirlpool ... the Sawmill Inn is the place to stay!124 Rooms including six suitesFree use of AnyTime Fitness Coffee Makers / Hair DryersMicrowaves / Refrigerators(deluxe, king & suites only)High Speed InternetPet FriendlyVideo Game ArcadeGuest LaundryDry Cleaning ServiceRoom ServiceFree HOT Breakfast Monday-FridayPoolside, Poolview, Deluxe & King RoomsSuites12,000 sq. ft.Indoor Recreational Area. Relax in our climate controlled indoor domed pool and recreation area featuring a sauna, whirlpool, heated swimming pool and plenty of room for lounging. As the old adage goes, "Location, location, location," and when it comes to special events, we would definitely agree. ... more   less 
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