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1817 Highway 11 East, International Falls, MN 56649
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Island View Lodge
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    1.5 of 5 stars
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Ankara
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

I was born and raised in International Falls and over the span of my life, I must get to Island View every year or two, at least. This place hasn't changed since the late 60s. The good things about it is the view and the restaurant and bar are pretty fair. But don't stay here, as all of the reviewers... More

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Hayward, Wisconsin
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

This place is a dump. Torn curtains and sheets. Dingy bedspreads and carpet. Smelly. Worn out mattresses on particle board. Had to stand alongside the toilet to close the bathroom door. No soap or shampoo (ultimately did get soap by asking at front desk). $130+/night w/tax. Have stayed in better hotels in rural Malaysia and India. Best to go to... More

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Minneapolis
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

I've spent a fair amount of the last 8 years in 3rd world countries. Island View Lodge made me feel like I was back in the jungle in a $20-per-night hovel. Unfortunately, I was paying $110 a night! Ugly rooms with broken bathroom floor tile (we had to put a towel down to walk on the floor for fear of... More

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San Francisco, California
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79 reviews 79 reviews
14 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012

The friend I was visiting who lives on Rainy Lake suggested lunch at this resort which is like stepping back into the past. The dining room furniture is retro bamboo most likely from when the resort opened. The food included the famous walleye made into a sandwich and my friend had the portobello which she raved over and always orders.... More

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chicago
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39 reviews 39 reviews
11 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2012

Just returned from a week stay at the Island View (three couples). We had a cabin with a breathtaking view of Rainy Lake. Absolutely beautiful spot- It pains me to not be able to rate this property higher! The inside of the cabin was in dire need of some TLC. The first thing we noticed when we walked in was... More

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NY
1 review
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2012

Owners are rude when you get there.Conned us out of money.Could care less about you,all about the money !!!!! Rooms were filthy.Stove ran out of gas while cooking.No fuel in propane tank for grill.No wifi as advertised.Kitchen utensils were to gross to use,Beds were sponges,hurt my back.Toilets were septic and spit out dirty water. WORST TRIP EVER !

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Chicago, Illinois
1 review
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2011

My family has been taking yearly fishing trips in the Ontario area since before I can remember. This summer we decided to stay in Minnesota, and fish Rainy lake. We were pretty sold once seeing Island View's website. Unfortunately, once we arrived, we realized that it was all false advertisement. Upon arrival, we were greeted by Ron. He proceeded to... More

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Brandon, South Dakota
1 review
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2011

The cabins were nice, but that is where it all ended. The employee's were easy to find but very unhelpful, if you needed them you only had to look as far as the bar and that was it, didn't matter what time of the day or what day of the week, they were in there kicking back a few cold... More

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Address: 1817 Highway 11 East, International Falls, MN 56649
Location: United States > Minnesota > International Falls
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Ranked #1 of 3 Specialty lodging in International Falls

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