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Forest Lake Motel

1215 NW 4th St, Grand Rapids, MN 55744
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Rating summary
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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Minnesota
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59 reviews 59 reviews
14 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in town with a group of bicycle riders. We were given the name of this hotel as a place for a large group to stay. There were 30 of us. When my husband called to get a reservation, the only rooms available at that time were smoking rooms. We don't smoke but he booked it anyway. BIG MISTAKE!... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012 via mobile

This place is filthy. Cobwebs on the ceiling, airconditioner/heater covered with fuzz. I doubt it had been vacuumed or dusted in months. We were overcharged, surly service seems to be the highest standard, and the bathroom was gross. I wish I had slept in my car.

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Maplewood, MN
2 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2012

Your amenities are a dim light by the bed and an ash tray on a cigarette stained table that has a note that says 'please no DRUG use in this room'. Grand Rapids rooms are booked in the summer weekends so it's hard to find lodging at a moments notice. We asked specifically for a non smoking unit and upon... More

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London, Canada
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2012

I stayed at the Forest Lake Motel for the reception of an exhibition I was having in Grand Rapids. I found my room to be clean, quiet and comfortable, and I enjoyed easy access to the scenic Lake across the road. However, following my visit, I realized that several items of value had gone missing. When they reportedly could not... More

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Minneapolis
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2011

After reading some of the reviews I was a little hesitant about our late fall reservations. However I found the room to be clean and the people pleasant, especially the housekeeper when I asked for a few extra towels and location of outside trash cans where I could dump my dog's 'walkie bags'. An in-room hairdrier would have been nice,... More

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Shakopee
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2011

So many things wrong with this place...showed up to check in and there was a bunch of kids with a mattress from their motel room sitting in the middle of the parking lot laying on it. Also, our family had 4 rooms booked and were charged different prices for the same "type" of room. When confronted the staff did NOT... More

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nelsoncf, Manager at Forest Lake Motel, responded to this review

We do have exchange students for two months each fall and they don't always do what we expect. When I returned Saturday afternoon I did talk to them about not taking the mattress outside and their sense of modesty is a little different than ours. It was one mattress one time and not what's done regularly. When we take reservations... More

New Prague, Minnesota
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2011

I called Several months ago to make a reservation and was never asked for a credit card # to make the reservation. We were staying there because my cousin was getting married and there were a lot of relatives coming from out of town. Between all of us we had a bunch of rooms reserved. Upon arrival we pulled into... More

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Minnesota
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2011

We spent a pleasant several days here. The room was clean and large, and was on the lake side where we could hear occasional loon calls. It's walking distance from a beach, a grocery store, and downtown. There was occasional noise from other guests, but it was quite quiet all the nights we spent there, which is the most important... More

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Donnelly, MN USA
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2011

We had made a reservation for a room with three beds about 3 weeks before our trip for $73 night, arriving Wednesday, leaving Sunday AM. We called before arriving and were informed the room was given to someone who decided to stay longer. After expressing our dissappointment we were offered 2 rooms for the same price, this was acceptable to... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2010

I have been staying at the Forest Lake Motel in Grand Rapids several times a year for at least 7-8 years now (and a time or two before that too) and sadly the quality of the place is going steadily downhill. Let's make it clear, this is NOT the Hilton's finest but in most ways, for a place to sleep,... More

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nelsoncf, Owner at Forest Lake Motel, responded to this review

I would like to respond to "It happened to me too!" We appreciate it when clients mention to us things that need to be fixed or when something is not right about their room. I would like to respond to several criticisms that I feel were unfair. We have about 8000 quests in our 34 rooms over a years time,... More

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Additional Information about Forest Lake Motel

Address: 1215 NW 4th St, Grand Rapids, MN 55744
Location: United States > Minnesota > Grand Rapids
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 11 hotels in Grand Rapids
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are located on cross country Highway #2. Forest Lake Motel is under new ownership and has been renovated and redecorated. Each room has a fridge, microwave, cable TV and wireless internet service. We cater to Canadians, tourists, business travelers, and construction workers. We offer daily, weekly and monthly rates. Our goal is to offer friendly service and maintain a clean establishment. A restaurant is next door. ... more   less 

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