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“High end comfort on the Lake in a quaint little beach town” 5 of 5 stars
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Holiday Inn Detroit Lakes
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1155 Hwy 10 East, Detroit Lakes, MN 56501   |  
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Ranked #5 of 9 Hotels in Detroit Lakes
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Winnipeg, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“High end comfort on the Lake in a quaint little beach town”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I absolutely love staying at this hotel in Detroit Lakes! It is located right on the lake and has a lovely peice of beachfront property and the view is gorgeous!
An outdoor patio faces beachside as well and is a great place to enjoy a couple of afternoon drinks and appetizers or in the evening, the party gets started as this area turns into somewhat of an outdoor lounge with music -- usually a band playing in the indoor bar and piped to the outside.
The restaurant food is very good here and the rooms are spacious, very nicely decorated and the beds are some of the most comfortable I have ever slept on in a hotel.
There is also a nice pool area here for the kidlets and adults alike if you are staying in colder months and can't enjoy the lake and beach.
In the winter if you are a snowmobiler, this is an ideal location as you can drive right onto the lake with your machine from here.
I highly recommend that if you are looking for a luxurious stay in the DL area, you take a look at this amazing hotel!

Room Tip: Facing the lake rooms on the main floor has walk out patios and lounge chairs.
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  • Stayed May 2014, 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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Doug_Anselmin, General Manager at Holiday Inn Detroit Lakes, responded to this review, June 19, 2014
Cheryl A, I really appreciate you taking the time to write such a wonderful review of our hotel. Our objective is to have all of our guests have the experience that you did. Once again, thank you, and we all look forward to serving you on your next visit.
Respectfully,
Douglas Anselmin
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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English first
Grand forks
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Great place to stay. The first night we were there they had a awesome band in the bar. The next day the weather was beautiful and we were able to have coffee on our balcony which was awesome and then went down and ate breakfast outside. We really enjoy being able to eat outside when it's warm out. On Sundays they offered a large breakfast buffet. That was followed by a beautiful day on the pontoon. The hotel offers many free rentals to their guests which we plan to use the next we stay their and have more time to enjoy. (paddle boats, kayaks, and more)Our room was very clean and up to date. Another couple that was with us had a room with a whirlpool tub that when in it you could see the lake. She said it was amazing! The maids were very friendly and accommodating. The Holiday Inn has things to do if you have small children(family) or just visiting as a couple.

Room Tip: Lake views are amazing!
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
    • 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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Doug_Anselmin, General Manager at Holiday Inn Detroit Lakes, responded to this review, June 3, 2014
Peggy V, thank you for taking the time to share your hotel experience with the TripAdvisor community. I am happy to read that you had a great time and you were able to enjoy several of the amenities we have to offer. Keep in mind that Sunday through Thursday is a great time to plan a get-away as the area is not as busy as on the weekends.
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Douglas Anselmin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We had an amazing time staying at Holiday Inn on the Lake & will definitely visit again! From the time we checked in with friendly & helpful front desk staff & management team to the time we checked out we enjoyed every bit of our stay! The lakeview room was perfect overlooking the lake & the beds & pillows were so comfy! The bar really was a fun atmosphere for friends & family to hang out and visit too! Thanks for the amazing stay Holiday Inn!! See you next time!

Room Tip: The Lakeview rooms have an amazing view overlooking the lake! Any of them are great!
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
    • 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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Doug_Anselmin, General Manager at Holiday Inn Detroit Lakes, responded to this review, June 4, 2014
Ms. April F. Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts on your recent stay with us. We greatly appreciate the feedback and look forward to providing the same high level of service on future visits as well. Next time make sure you check out the bikes, paddle boards or one of the kayaks. They are all free to guests for the first two hours of use. We also have pontoons to rent if you have several people that want to go out on the lake.
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Douglas Anselmin
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Fargo, North Dakota
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Great place to stay!! The staff was extremely helpful and friendly. My wife and I will definitely be returning again soon. Beautiful on site bar, restaurant and beach with frequent band events going on in the lounge!

Room Tip: South facing rooms have a beautiful view of the lake!!
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  • Stayed May 2014, 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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Doug_Anselmin, General Manager at Holiday Inn Detroit Lakes, responded to this review, May 14, 2014
Thank you for sharing your thoughts with others on Trip Advisor and we are extremely happy that you had so much fun while at our property. Warm weather will be here soon which means we will have the pontoons, paddle boats, paddle boards, bikes and a whole lot more available to our guests. Or you can just sit and enjoy the scenery from our large patio 20 feet away from the water’s edge. We look forward to serving you again soon.
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Douglas Anselmin, General Manager
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Minnesota
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40 reviews 40 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Good location, just out of town. Restaurant, bar and pool right on site. Nice beach, outdoor dining/bar in the summer. No need to go anywhere else to relax. Pick your weekends carefully in the winter as there are snowmobile races and hockey players to contend with.

Room Tip: poolside if you have kids, lakeside if you don't want the pool noise.
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Doug_Anselmin, General Manager at Holiday Inn Detroit Lakes, responded to this review, April 12, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to post a review of our property. We are so glad you liked all the amenities we have to offer. Rest assured that your comments will be shared with our team as the positive comments are always appreciated. Thank you for staying and we look forward to seeing you again soon.
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Doug Anselmin
General Manager
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Marquette, Michigan
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Arrived late Friday night, had a great prime rib dinner in the restaurant along with a few drinks at the bar overlooking the lake. Our rooms had a patio right on the beach of the lake. Gorgeous view! Management and staff were friendly and curteous throughout our entire stay.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Doug_Anselmin, General Manager at Holiday Inn Detroit Lakes, responded to this review, March 6, 2014
Dear Amarie49855, I really appreciate you taking the time to share your hotel experience with us and the Tripadvisor community. And to have someone that lives in such a beautiful community as Marquette MI say that we have a gorgeous view is particularly special. And the view is even better in the summer from the huge outdoor patio we have right on the beach. Let me know if I can help make you a reservation to come back this summer.
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Douglas Anselmin, AUD
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Grand Forks, North Dakota
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

We stayed here September of 2013. The hotel is right on the lake, with nice sandy beach, and plenty of docking space. Had a great view of the lake and the room was clean and modern. Staff was very friendly, from the front desk to the restaurant. The restaurant and bar are overlooking the lake. There is an outdoor patio where you can enjoy the sun or shade. The food was excellent, and the Sunday brunch was very popular. We rented Yolo boards and they also have boats, pontoons, and bikes, if interested. We enjoyed our stay, and will be back!

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Doug_Anselmin, General Manager at Holiday Inn Detroit Lakes, responded to this review, March 7, 2014
Dear Ms. A, thank you for such a comprehensive, positive review. I appreciate you taking the time to provide us with the feedback that we are on the right track with making our guest, and their satisfaction, our number one objective.
Respectfully,
Douglas Anselmin
General Manager
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Address: 1155 Hwy 10 East, Detroit Lakes, MN 56501
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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 High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 9 Hotels in Detroit Lakes
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Detroit Lakes 3*
Number of rooms: 102
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are located on the north shore of beautiful Big Detroit Lake. The hotel has one hundred and three sleeping rooms. There is a seven hundred foot stretch of sandy beach and free docking facilities available for our summertime guests to enjoy. We are adjacent to miles of beautifully groomed snowmobile and cross-country ski trails. Our indoor recreation center offers a swimming pool, whirlpool, Sauna, video arcade and fitness center. Our outdoor amenities include children's playground, picnic area, bicycles, kayaks, canoes and paddleboats. We also offer pontoons and fishing boats for rent at our marina. ... more   less 
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