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“Up North Feel” 5 of 5 stars
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BEST WESTERN PREMIER The Lodge on Lake Detroit
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1200 East Shore Drive, Detroit Lakes, MN 56501 (Formerly The Lodge on Lake Detroit)   |  
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minnesota
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“Up North Feel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

Very clean, very nice. Upscale but not the Ritz. The Lodge and the rooms have a lodge feel, with lots of wood and warm colors. Make sure you get a lake view. Even though it was cold, we enjoyed sitting on the little balcony in the morning. The free (serve yourself) continental breakfast was good, with egg bake, waffles, and good coffee.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

Great views, comfortable bed, clean room and bath, very inviting lobby and a free hot breakfast. The meeting room was very comfortable, large enough and conveniently located off the lobby area. I would recommend to anyone traveling for business or pleasure.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 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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Horace
1 review
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

I accidentally left a phone charger in the room. After repeated emails, I finally got housekeeping to get it from the place it was left. They then offered to mail it to me. Well, they pulled the o'l, "lost in the mail" excuse. I spoke with the manager and she said she and would look into it and call me back within the week. That is were it was left, still no phone call or phone charger. I know this is not important to you, but it is too me. All the manager on the phone could say was how busy they have been and how swamped she is. And that is your guests problem? Nice hotel, poor customer service if you leave something.

Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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ExperienceCreator, Owner at BEST WESTERN PREMIER The Lodge on Lake Detroit, responded to this review, October 11, 2012
We appreciate your recent stay! Please accept our deepest apologies for the frustration you experienced while waiting for your cell phone charger to be returned.  As our GM shared with you in a follow up phone call, the hotel did locate your charger on the same day your first e-mail was received and it was mailed; bookkeeping verified the check matching the Post Office receipt has been cashed. We were saddened to learn from this review that your charger still has not arrived, and conclude that it, unfortunately, was mailed to the wrong address.  We feel horribly for your inconvenience and have credited you the replacement cost of a phone charger. This has presented an opportunity to review & improve our Lost & Found return procedures. We are taking steps to ensure this situation does not happen again.  Your business is very important to us & we value each & every guest. We hope you will give us another chance to serve your lodging needs so we may illustrate that what happened was an unfortunate exception to our normally high level of service. 
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

In the past I've had hit-and-miss experiences at Best Western's, so I was just a little apprehensive about The Lodge. No need. Everything about the place is 1st rate. The rooms are perfect; large, modern, quiet and exceptionally clean. The view out the patio doors is wonderful. All rooms face a beautiful lawn and a sparkling lake. The employees were exceptionally friendly and helpful. While The Lodge doesn't have a restaurant, per se, they do have a nice bar and evening snacks (we didn't get to try the snacks). They also serve an excellent breakfast that is included with the room. I couldn't recommend The Lodge more. I just wish we'd had a couple more days there.

  • Stayed September 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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Fargo, ND
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

We spent the night at the Best Western Premier "The Lodge on Lake Detroit". We spent the day at Maplewood State Park enjoying the leaves and then came to this beautiful motel. The check-in experience was great. The room was very clean. We had a balcony room overlooking the lake and watched a gorgeous sunset. The room had all the amenities that we needed. We had a drink in the lounge and enjoyed the outdoor deck. Best yet, we got the room for free with the Best Western summer promotion. We would go back to this motel in a heartbeat.

  • Stayed September 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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Detroit Lakes, Minnesota
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

We were SO IMPRESSED with Best Western Premier The Lodge on Lake Detroit! It was more than we could even imagine. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Our lake side room had a beautiful view of Detroit Lake and the natural surrounding landscape with outstanding colors of fall foliage! Loved the clean and spacious room and bathroom with cozy decor! The beds were SO comfortable. The complimentary breakfast was the BEST we have ever experienced at a hotel stay! "The Spa Within" was a bonus feature of the outstanding lodging experience! With the sandy beach front, paddle boat, a quaint downtown, local dining and golfing this was a trip we will remember for many years! We would love to return to vacation at Detroit Lakes and would definitely choose to stay at The Lodge again.

Room Tip: Third floor room had a beautiful view of Detroit Lake.
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  • Stayed September 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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Amery, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

our only regret was that we didnt come earlier in the year. was absolutley stunning. clean emaculate, views emaculate, staff and service superb,the bed and pillows like heaven, the sunset beautiful,cant waite to go back, may not be able to wait till next summer, may have to take a winter trip and get the room with the fire place and jaquzzi.

  • Stayed September 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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Additional Information about BEST WESTERN PREMIER The Lodge on Lake Detroit

Also Known As:
Best Western Premier The Lodge On Lake Detroit Hotel
Best Western Premier The Lodge On Lake Detroit Hotel Detroit Lakes
Hotel On Lake Detroit
On Lake Detroit Lakes
Address: 1200 East Shore Drive, Detroit Lakes, MN 56501 (Formerly The Lodge on Lake Detroit)
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Location: United States > Minnesota > Detroit Lakes
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Detroit Lakes
#1 Family Hotel in Detroit Lakes
#1 Green Hotel in Detroit Lakes
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — BEST WESTERN PREMIER The Lodge on Lake Detroit 4*
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