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“clean appearance...strange smell” 3 of 5 stars
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Dakota Inn
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   2401 West Highway 2 and 52 Bypass, Minot, ND 58701   |  
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Ranked #31 of 32 Hotels in Minot
Williston, North Dakota
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138 reviews 138 reviews
28 hotel reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
“clean appearance...strange smell”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

the room looked clean but had a strange smell. kinda moldy. they were short on the towels and washcloths. the staff were nice. breakfast was so so but ok.. one good point...the toilet paper was soft! the bed left something to be desired. it was quiet on the 1st floor/

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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English first
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

Company put us in this dive! We were to stay in this place for 3 weeks but only lasted 3 days before everyone started getting sick from the mold in the rooms, a/c units and bedbugs! I told the GM, he said checked various rooms and found nothing. We took pictures of the problems. This place is a unhealthy environment. I wouldn't even let my dog stay here! Don't waste your time or money! It's not worth your health!

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Thorold, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

We found the staff very polite and helpful.
We were tired and we appreciated having somewhere just off the highway.
The nearby restaurant was good and very convenient. We enjoyed the waffles at the free breakfast. All this for a reasonable price.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Sask., Canada
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

This was bad. I agree with the person who said I would have rather slept in the car. We arrived late and decided to go to Minot last minute. Never imagined we wouldn't find a room. We should have clued in when this one had a room available. If you want to run a hotel then you need to keep it up to liveable standards. This was 2 years ago but by the looks of the review it hasn't changed.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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minot
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

1. for oilriggers or truckers
2. not for extended stay people
3. they fix the windows so they will not be drafty
4. bar the help is friendly no specials.. bar food not that great.
5. laundry the machines don't dry all the way
6. cleaning of rooms are need help.. tub are not being cleaned not toilet, carpet not vacuum.
what radtech and deb v written have lots to say also.

Room Tip: I have no tip but got to understand minot is a place for greed.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Fargo, North Dakota
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154 reviews 154 reviews
30 hotel reviews
Reviews in 55 cities Reviews in 55 cities
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

If you need a basic motel with no frills this is it. Limited continental breakfast options, we ended up going out to eat. Average customer service. Old rooms need upgrading, still have metal keys. Just a place to sleep not spend extended time.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Regina, Canada
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

I wish I had read more reviews before booking at Dakota Inn. The price was the cheapest in town last minute on President's Day weekend - 80$/night. The place looks like a prison cell - white cinderblock walls, thin carpet over hardfloor (cut away under the beds so bare subfloor completely shows), claustrophobic bathroom with sink beside the bed.

Pros - bed surprisingly comfortable for how you can see and hear the springs. Towels were actually soft to touch, not starchy like usual hotel towels.

Cons - I booked a room with a single queen/king sized bed. When we arrived it was a room with 2 doubles - too small for my husband and I to comfortably share one bed. I asked about moving to a room with a single queen, but was told that the room I was in had 2 queens. Umm, no. There was a significant language barrier but I finally assumed he was trying to tell me there were no other rooms available, so we made do.

The worst thing about this hotel was the smell. Now entirely non-smoking, we must have gotten what was until a month ago a smoking room. The room reeked of air freshener, which only thinly veiled the odor of ash. The pillows absolutely REEKED of cigarette smoke, and as a non-smoker it was awful. There were holes melted in the polyester blankets from people smoking in the beds. Even my husband, who is a smoker, found it disgusting.

Continental breakfast was a joke. White bread, english muffins, mini cake donuts, sugary cereals. the closest thing to a fruit or healthy food was orange juice and whatever the milk was.

Next time we spend the extra money and get a hotel room we don't feel we need to disinfect ourselves after staying at!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Dakota Inn

Address: 2401 West Highway 2 and 52 Bypass, Minot, ND 58701
Location: United States > North Dakota > Minot
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #31 of 32 Hotels in Minot
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Dakota Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 120
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