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Forest Lake Motel

1215 NW 4th St, Grand Rapids, MN 55744
Forest Lake Motel
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Place is a dump... Place needs a serious make over... No phone in room, Towels Stained Horrible, Stuck Toilet Paper Dried on Bathroom Floor.. Windows Stuck Shut with rotten wood and mildew all over... Wall behind toilet rotten out... Kitchenette area HORRIBLE... Screen in only window that opens taped in place... Bathroom curtains smoke filled with dust and lint all... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Never again! Checked in and went to the bathroom to find that the had already been used and was plugged! Immediately went back to the office and got a new room. This one had a king bed and a double bed, but the frame on the king was bent & broken. Good thing there was only 2 of us! The... More 

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Wadena, Minnesota
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Reservation made for the next night, guaranteed with a major credit card. Arrived and greeted rudely by the owner. When I stated we had a reservation - he said "I don't think so..." Seems our reservation was left in a box by the computer. No apology, no explanation, no room available - no customer service skills. Turned out to be... More 

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Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

The motel is clean and relatively quiet, everything worked and the place was clean, the staff earnest and friendly. However, the bed is old (but not uncomfortable), and the air conditioner was noisy, and the room smelled old and somewhat musty. The shower is small, but works OK, and there is plenty of hot water. The restaurant of the same... More 

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Minnesota
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

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

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
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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
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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
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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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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 

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