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“Lived up to expectations and restored my trust” 5 of 5 stars
Review of AmericInn Lodge & Suites Bemidji

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AmericInn Lodge & Suites Bemidji
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   1200 Paul Bunyan Drive N.W., Bemidji, MN 56601   |  
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Duluth, MN
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76 reviews 76 reviews
25 hotel reviews
Reviews in 48 cities Reviews in 48 cities
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
“Lived up to expectations and restored my trust”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2012

My wife and I recently stayed at the AmericInn in Bemidji while in the area visiting friends of our family who renewed their wedding vows. When making reservations a couple months ago, a few places in Bemidji were already full for the weekend we stayed. Of the ones that were not, the previous solid reviews on Trip Advisor gave the AmericInn the edge even though it is a bit more expensive than what we usually like to spend on lodging. However, as is often the case, if you're spending more you expect more...and the AmericInn passed the test with flying colors!

We arrived just after 5:00 p.m. on a Saturday afternoon. We were greeted promptly. Check-in was quick, and the front desk attendant was friendly and conversational. I had seen that the motel had recently been remodeled and updated, and our room was in outstanding condition. All furnishings were of quality that is definitely steps up from economy lodging, and being recently remodeled everything was in like-new condition. The bed was comfortable, not too soft, and not too firm. The air conditioning took a little tweaking to get to an ideal temperature, but once we found it the unit worked well. Despite being a weekend and numerous families with young children, the noise level was very low and especially after 10:00 p.m. when the pool area closed to children.

The free breakfast in the morning included a wide selection including a waffle maker, hot sausage and scrambled eggs, cereal, baked goods, and much more. It was the best motel breakfast selection I've had since I stayed at the Clarion Inn (which has since been torn down) in Bloomington, Illinois a few years back. There is a room with seating for about 20, and there is considerable overflow space out in the expanded lobby off the front desk area.

The only things I can think of for improvements are things not in the control of the motel but are worth mentioning for prospective guests. My wife's milk at breakfast was very sour; we think she just ended up with a bad carton as we saw many other guests having the milk and apparently theirs was fine. We certainly give benefit of the doubt to the motel on this. A minor inconvenience was that you cannot make a left turn out of the motel's parking lot onto Paul Bunyan Drive (Minnesota Highway 197); the road is a divided highway and there is no opening in the median here to turn left. We ended up having to turn right and then turn left at the stoplight about a block away and loop through the nearby mall's parking lot back to westbound Paul Bunyan Drive. If we didn't have a few places to go on the trip west of town, it wouldn't have been noticeable, but be prepared for this if you stay. None of these, however, are enough to dissuade anyone from considering this motel.

The Bemidji AmericInn helped restore my trust in this chain after a not-so-pleasant experience at another one in their chain years ago. It's easy for one bad experience to sour one's opinion and harder to restore that trust, but this place did it! Keep up the good work!

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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, General Manager at AmericInn Lodge & Suites Bemidji, responded to this review, July 11, 2012
Thank you for your comments. We at the AmericInn of Bemidji have worked hard to bring our hotel up to date with newly remodeled rooms and by adding more selections to our breakfast menu. AmericInn as a brand is striving to make improvements and bring all its hotels to a level that meets the guests needs. We are built with the sound guard construction that provides a quieter night's sleep. We look forward to seeing you again on your next trip to Bemidji.
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2012

We just got back from a weekend getaway with our kids. We chose the Bemidji Americinn because we were heading up to visit Itasca State park. The hotel was very nice, newly remodeled, nice pool area and very clean. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Breakfast was a continental breakfast and very good. Large selection of cereals, bread, bagels and doughnuts and my kids favorite, the giant waffles, they also had sausage and scrambled eggs. We will be back!

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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, General Manager at AmericInn Lodge & Suites Bemidji, responded to this review, July 11, 2012
Itasca State Park is a great place to visit while traveling in Northern Minnesota. It is located 30 miles from Bemidji and is the location of the start of the mighty Mississippi River. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay with us here at the AmericInn of Bemidji. We take pride in our newly remodeled rooms and continued updates to the hotel. Thank you for including us in your family weekend getaway!
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El Paso, Texas
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Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2012

Very clean. Newly renovated. Hard working staff with a desire to please.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ManagerBemidji_MN, General Manager at AmericInn Lodge & Suites Bemidji, responded to this review, June 20, 2012
Thanks for noticing! Here at the AmericInn of Bemidji, we are continually working on our customer service and continued imporvements of our porperty. Our rooms were completely renovated and now some public areas too. I'm glad you had a great stay with us!
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15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2012

We had a great stay and will stay again.
The breakfast was very good and started off our day.

Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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ManagerBemidji_MN, General Manager at AmericInn Lodge & Suites Bemidji, responded to this review, June 20, 2012
Thanks for sharing your opinions for others to see. Bemidji is a beautiful place to visit, especially in the summer. We are glad you enjoyed our newly updated rooms and deluxe hot breakfast.
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Cold Spring, Minnesota
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64 reviews 64 reviews
52 hotel reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2012

Great service, room and breakfast!! Very pleased, room was awesome!!!

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ManagerBemidji_MN, General Manager at AmericInn Lodge & Suites Bemidji, responded to this review, June 20, 2012
Thank you for staying with us while in Bemidji. We take pride in our updated rooms and continue to strive for good service. AmericInn is now offering more healthy choices on their breakfast menu and I am glad you noticed. Stop in and see us again!
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12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2012

I am a fan of Americinns. We usually stay at the one in Silver Bay. Our first time in Bemidji at this Americinn was very nice. The room was very clean but most surprising, considering the number of people there and a couple of small groups that looked like they were going to be doing a lot of beer drinking, it was Very quiet. We had our dog with us and he was able to sleep thru the night without alerting to lots of sounds outside our room since there weren't any.
Breakfast was very nice. Area kept clean, good variety of food. Overall, a good experience.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ManagerBemidji_MN, General Manager at AmericInn Lodge & Suites Bemidji, responded to this review, April 26, 2012
Thanks for the vote of confidence! The AmericInn of Bemidji has a new look inside and yet we still have the soundguard building. We are known for our quiet nights and are glad to hear we succeeded and met your expectations. We are a pet friendly hotel and want you to know we understand pets are a member of the family. Thanks for staying with us.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2012

Clean, warm atmosphere, helpful staff and great breakfast! We have stayed at a lot of AmericInns and this is one of the best! Thank you!!!

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ManagerBemidji_MN, General Manager at AmericInn Lodge & Suites Bemidji, responded to this review, April 26, 2012
Thanks for noticing! We at the AmericInn of Bemidji take pride in our newly updated rooms including new bedding and strive to provide the best guest service. We appreciate hearing from our guests so we can make changes and improve their experienc with us. Thanks for staying with us and stop in again the next time you visit Bemidji.
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Address: 1200 Paul Bunyan Drive N.W., Bemidji, MN 56601
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Location: United States > Minnesota > Bemidji
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Bemidji
#2 Family Hotel in Bemidji
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — AmericInn Lodge & Suites Bemidji 2.5*
Number of rooms: 59
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The recently upgraded rooms at the AmericInn Lodge and Suites Bemidji include updated furnishings, room decor, flat screen TVs and cozy Serta® Perfect Sleeper beds. The AmericInn Bemidji hotel is conveniently located in the heart of the Bemidji lakes area where the legend of Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox are still alive and well. Golfing, boating, shopping, sports activities and a host of other activities await you in Bemidji. Come and enjoy the beautiful lakes area, rest, renew and recharge with us at the AmericInn. ... more   less 
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