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Guardian Inn

1955 First Ave, Windom, MN
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  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Marshalltown, Iowa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

For not having much for competition, this hotel was making the effort to be hospitable. Everything you'd expect, TV, microwave, refrigerator, coffee & coffee maker, wi-fi. Very clean and private, no complaints. I loved the fact that I had a garage attached directly to my room! They do offer a breakfast, however I didn't get to try it. All in... More 

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Eagle River, Alaska
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60 reviews 60 reviews
24 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Its always a challenge to stay in a small town hotel, but this one is trying hard to meet some basic, important traveler needs, and I suspect it attracts a loyal group of repeat clients. Although I stayed in the summertime, the private garage option would be quite appealing on a cold Minnesota winter's night! There aren't a lot of... More 

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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We had a double wedding with many out of town guests coming so we visited this facility a month ahead and negotiated a rate of $75 per room per night with who we were told was the manager. Upon departure a rate of $91 was charged. We tried to get the agreed upon rate with no success.

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Fargo, North Dakota, United States
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We have been staying at the Guardian Inn for a couple weeks. Maybe because it's the best in the area of little competition or what I haven't figured out. Beds are okay, pillows better bring your own. The morning snack is lacking everything but breads, coffee and orange juice. There is nothing else like a pool, work out room or... More 

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Mountain Lake, Minnesota
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Hubby and I stayed in their whirlpool room for a one night getaway. The room was clean, bed comfortable. The room was large and it was really nice to park in the attached garage. We didn't have to unload everything from the car, and could run out in whatever we had on to get items that we needed. Whirlpool was... More 

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Aurora, Colorado
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43 reviews 43 reviews
25 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

I been on the road for 25 years and stayed in many places. I thought it was weird that a room in a motel would have a garage. NOT at all. It was 2/12/14 and about 16 degrees. A garage is a wonderful thing to have. Very clean, very friendly and I would stay there again. Although, a better breakfast... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

I've stayed here several times for work. It is nothing fancy. Last time I noticed a baseboard peeling away from the wall, but the things that really matter are taken care of. The towels and sheets smell clean, the tub doesn't gross me out, everything works. They have a drive up check-in and private garage with each room which I... More 

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Elk River, Minnesota
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

Noises when the train was going throw. Plus musty smell in the room. Plus the bed was hard too when we went check out not knowing there was breakfest was not told .wish we went to Mankato Instead left early from the wedding dance .

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Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
8 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013 via mobile

I realize 5 star hotels are not possible in small town USA but it can be done better than this. Bed was hard, pillows even harder. Toilet looked like it hadn't been cleaned in awhile. (But maybe the room hadn't been used in awhile.). Reservations are made on a large calendar not electronically. Breakfast was stale bread and coffee. But... More 

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Nash, Oklahoma
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66 reviews 66 reviews
14 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2010

The best thing about the Guardian Inn is the garage unit that comes with the hotel room, however when the weather is not bad, the garage unit is an expensive item. The room was clean but the price was pricey for what you get. The problem is there isn't much to choose from in Windom. If one is traveling, might... More 

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