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Timberlake Lodge Hotel
144 SE 17th Street, Grand Rapids, MN 55744   |  
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Ranked #2 of 11 Hotels in Grand Rapids
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Plymouth, Minnesota
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Wow.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

I've been to numerous hotels around the world; Places that have a claim of 4 or 5 stars. The Timberlake Lodge puts them all to shame. Our Check in was flawless; the front desk workers, Jordan and Chad were very knowledgeable, friendly, and helped us get right into our room. The rooms amenity's were amazing; a king bed, spa bath and a double headed shower, to name a few. The room was clean; cleaner than I have seen in a long time. Room service was prompt and professional, with amazing food to boot! Overall i can honestly say that they have gained a customer for life. I Live three hours away and would gladly make the trip up here once a month for the amazing stay that Timberlake Lodge offers.

Room Tip: Upgrade to the fireplace suite if possible. not much more up charge - plenty of valve for what you...
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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Timberlake_Lodge_144, Manager at Timberlake Lodge Hotel, responded to this review, March 17, 2014
Dear Jeremy C

Thank you for taking your time to review on your experience with us here at the Timberlake Lodge. To hear such a well versed traveler compare us to 4 or 5 star places around the globe certainly has everyone walking a couple inches higher today. Our front desk staff will be very please to get a copy in their mail boxes as well! I will also let Chef know his food was well appreciated and completed the experience. It really does take a whole team under this roof and you have outlined that to a T. Thanks again and safe travels!
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Cohasset, Minnesota
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

Melt in your mouth, most tender and flavorful steak I've eaten in years. Hats off to the chef. Wait staff was polite, fast, knowledgeable and fun to talk with. Five Stars for sure. Thanks a bunch, Jeff S.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Timberlake_Lodge_144, Manager at Timberlake Lodge Hotel, responded to this review, March 4, 2014
Dear Jeff S.

Thank you for your kind review on our in house restaurant the 17th Street Grill. Have a gem we have all under one roof for in house and in town guests. I will make sure I pass your review on to Chef and his entire team so that can see that hard work is really paying off! Thanks again and safe travels.
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Phoenix, Arizona
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120 hotel reviews
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145 helpful votes 145 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

I spend a lot of nights in hotels in rural communities. Every once and while I come across one that stands out. The Timberlake is one of those great places. The decor of both the hotel and the rooms has a warm feel. I had interactions with a number of staff, the consistency of the service experience was excellent. i had two meals in the restaurant. The chef in the kitchen knows how to make a meal. The restaurant gets fresh fish every week.

  • Stayed January 2014, 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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Timberlake_Lodge_144, Manager at Timberlake Lodge Hotel, responded to this review, January 14, 2014
Dear Frequenttravelerdave

Thank you for taking time out of your traveling schedule to say a few words about our hotel in Grand Rapids, MN. We strive to provide great service and we thank you for noticing it seemed to be consistent as well. I will pass your compliments around and building and let Chef know to keep it up!! Thanks again and save travels!
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Jacksonville, Florida
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

Hotel overall is nice and fairly new. The free breakfast is hot and that's about I say good about it. You had better take a close look at your final bill and credit card charges.
Would have given this hotel a negative rating if I could!!!!

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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Timberlake_Lodge_144, Manager at Timberlake Lodge Hotel, responded to this review, December 29, 2013
Dear Fixtnet

First thank you kindly for your review of our property and amenities, we take great pride in the upkeep of our building. In regards to your bill we like to keep our records and billing correct at all times and we are very sorry you found a discrepancy. Nothing is more important to us than finding a resolution for less than satisfied guests especially during a time of year when funds are generally tied to the holiday season. I would greatly appreciate if you would contact our guests services manager directly at the hotel so that we may work towards a solution.
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Stapleton, Alabama
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111 reviews 111 reviews
24 hotel reviews
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

This is a very nice hotel in Grand Rapids MN. The rooms are well appointed, the staff are friendly and there is not much wrong with this hotel, except, they are pet friendly with exceptions, they allow noisy messy Dogs but won't allow Cat's which is sad, because cat's are quieter, and make less mess. So we stay at the Super 8, across the parking lot which does allow cats and dogs.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Timberlake_Lodge_144, Manager at Timberlake Lodge Hotel, responded to this review, December 23, 2013
Dear Kanukgirl

We at the Timberlake Lodge hotel love hearing from our repeat guests, thank you again for you compliments on our room accommodations and staff. The Super 8 of Grand Rapids is our sister property and we are glad their pet policy was more suiting to the needs of your traveling companions. We previously have allowed cats at the Timberlake Lodge, and have since adjusted our policy due to high allergen concerns by a number of guests. Thank you for bringing this matter to our attention as we are now aware this is not stated clearly within our advertisements or website and can adjust accordingly. Thanks again and safe travels.
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Warren, New Jersey
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115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

This hotel is a real surprise. Room is spacious with reasonable layout. Staff are welcoming. And we were shocked by the bathroom, it's so big, with dual shower in the walk-in bath, making shower a total enjoyment. The breakfast is superb. If there is something not so good, it's the wifi, which could be intolerably slow at night. We stayed in king suit, and the bed is just by the window, so the parking lot light spray right on our pillow from between the curtain and the window, making the blackout strip nothing more than a deco.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Timberlake_Lodge_144, Manager at Timberlake Lodge Hotel, responded to this review, November 18, 2013
Dear Wei H

Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel in Grand Rapids. I will make sure to pass your compliments on to all staff. Our WiFi is something we continue to work on, thank you for addressing it as an issue as it helps us put a little more pressure on our service provider in finding the best locations for the wireless routers. Thank you also for bringing to our attention the light spill into the room, our maintenance manager has been informed of this and we will look for the best solution moving forward, as a well traveled reviewer any suggestions you have would be welcome! Thanks again and safe travels.
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Des Moines, Iowa
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60 reviews 60 reviews
14 hotel reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

We enjoyed a weekend stay here. There was a craft show in the convention center area in which we browsed. Then took in an evening show at the Reif. The breakfast in the mornings are very good and filling. The décor is very warm and comfortable, staff very pleasant and helpful. Great place for families to come and enjoy the pool area. Our room was lovely. Would definitely come and stay again.

  • Stayed November 2013, 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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Timberlake_Lodge_144, Manager at Timberlake Lodge Hotel, responded to this review, November 18, 2013
Dear Ardeth H

Thank you for taking time out of your day to reflect on your stay with us. We are glad to hear you took the opportunity to cruise the craft show and enjoy activities in town, some of the many things that we like to think make Grand Rapids so great! I will make sure to post your great review for our entire staff to enjoy. We look forward to hosting you again here at the Timberlake Lodge!
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Additional Information about Timberlake Lodge Hotel

Address: 144 SE 17th Street, Grand Rapids, MN 55744
Location: United States > Minnesota > Grand Rapids
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Grand Rapids
#2 Family Hotel in Grand Rapids
#2 Romantic Hotel in Grand Rapids
#3 Business Hotel in Grand Rapids
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 84
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in Northern Minnesota, Timberlake Lodge™ is Grand Rapids’ premier full service hotel. A three-story craftsman style building with 84 unique and beautifully furnished guest rooms caters to the business traveler, couple on a getaway and vacationing family. Business amenities include wireless internet, a full service business center, fitness center, lending library, and boardroom for special meetings. Family amenities include a convenience store, family adjoining room suites, full kitchens and mini kitchens with refrigerator and microwaves, coffee pot, as well as large flat screen TVs. For the young and young at heart Timberlake Lodge™ is home to Grand Splash® water park that includes an over sized hot tub, lap pool, kiddie pool with frog slide and a 98ft tube slide! All Timberlake guests are treated to a full, hot breakfast buffet each morning. Handicap accessible rooms are available. All under one roof the lodge is host to the 17th Street Grill that features daily lunch specials, regular weeknight specials, and the best of fine dining in the Grand Rapids area. Weddings, birthday parties, social gatherings, Timberlake has the right space for you throughout the lodge and in our Grand Event Center. ... more   less 
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