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Sawmill Inn of Grand Rapids

2301 S. Pokegama Ave., Grand Rapids, MN 55744-9521
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Sawmill Inn of Grand Rapids
Ranked #8 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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Minneapolis, Minnesota
20 reviews 20 reviews
8 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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46 reviews 46 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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Scottsdale, Arizona
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

An older property that needs some updating. The carpets in the hall ways and rooms need to be cleaned. Worked for us for only one night on way to Lake Itasca. Needed a room bad on way from Lake Superior. Only one washer dryer for guests to use. Had to go about 1 mi to an overpriced laundromat off property... More

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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013 via mobile

We just checked into our room and it's nasty as all get out! The carpet is stained, the rooms are older than the hills an it's just plain gross. Just called around for other hotels to no avail. Looks like we are roughing it for the next 2 days. The only good thing is the food here- it's wonderful. Stay... More

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Orr, Minnesota
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43 reviews 43 reviews
39 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

We had 2 adjoining rooms, which were ordinary motel rooms but very clean and with nice furniture. None of the 5 of us got a good night's sleep owing to the old-style mattresses and bad pillows. Bedspreads were used instead of duvets. Breakfast was included and was very good. We also ate dinner at the restaurant, and we all had... More

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Saline, Michigan
20 reviews 20 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

The city was busy with summer tourists when we stayed. The hotel hall traffic could get a bit loud at times, as folks walked by who were obviously enjoying being on vacation. It was no problem for us; the other guests were all friendly people. The pool area is huge--ideal for young families.

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Marcell, Minnesota, United States
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Rooms are bare bones, haven't been updated in quite awhile and beds/pillows are average or a little below. You do get an actual key to get into the rooms, and love the vintage key slots at the front desk. We did, however, have an awesome experience at the Cedars Dining Room for dinner. Were given a ticket for a free... More

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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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