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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 via mobile

This was a fantastic place to stay! Very comfortable and clean and the owners were very hospitable and knowledgeable about the area. I want to go back here with my children and do some more exploring. The area is beautiful and I can't wait to come back again and again!

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Winnipeg, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

We are frequent guests of the Drake Motel and we love it here. Right off the highway and pet friendly. The rate is $56 for double occupancy and you get a spacious and comfortable room. Beds are comfortable and the owners are incredibly hospitable. Stumbled on this gem late at night as we come back every time we pass through.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

I've been coming here to stay for years. Wonderful rooms, great price and the things I need when I come up to fish. Mike and Diane make your stay wonderful. Ideally located near many great lakes for fiching.

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Thank Byron T
New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 via mobile

This place is very comfortable my boyfriend and I were passing through and decided to book a room granted if you don't fish or hunt there isn't much to do in blackduck but the room itself made up for that comfy beds spacious very clean my only complaint is the bathroom is too small and I wish there was a... More 

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Aguanga, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

My husband and I stayed here while visiting relatives. Rooms were tidy and clean. No coffee, microwave or refrigerator, just the bare bones, but nice place to sleep. Walls are thin and you can hear your neighbors TV. Would stay here again

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1 Thank KathyV2
DrakeMotel, Owner at Drake Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! Unfortunately our Standard rooms do not have cooking facilities, but our Kitchenettes have the microwave, refrigerator, toaster, 2 burner range top, pots, pans, dishes (and the Large Unit has a full size kitchen with everything inc. table & chairs, and the picnic area has a gas grill for our guests to use & a deep... More 

Marion, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Nice rooms, option for kitchenette is a plus. Very reasonable rates. Fish cleaning house and freezer storage is perfect addition that most places don't provide. Owners are wonderful friendly people and gratious hosts. Great central location for many great lakes (Blackduck, Winnie, Red, Bemidiji, and many others). Parking available for boat trailiers and outside outlets to be able to charge... More 

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Thank Erik S
DrakeMotel, Owner at Drake Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! The fish cleaning room & freezer space definitely gets used a lot! Thank you for your kind words, we do try to do what we can to make our guests stay enjoyable, thank you! More 

Suring, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

My husband and I stay at the Drake for the simple fact the it is reasonable priced, clean and neat. We rent one of the rooms with a kitchenette in it so when we came back with our catch of the day we have a place to make our own meals. Oh ya and they have a fish cleaning house,... More 

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DrakeMotel, Owner at Drake Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! Yes, the kitchenettes come in handy to fry up fresh fish! So many lakes around us with great fishing we try to keep up on it to at least give folks a starting spot of where to fish or interesting things to see! Again, thank you for your review & hope to see you folks... More 

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

This is my favorite place to stay for fishing the Bemidji, Blackduck, and Red Lake area. Well kept, reasonable rates, and the owners are good people. The fish cleaning area is a real plus, as many places do not have this.

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Thank Krony1
DrakeMotel, Owner at Drake Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, love hearing your favorite place to stay in the area! We do try to keep the rates lower so folks can stay a bit longer to enjoy the area. Thank you again for your review & hope to see you again! More 

Carver, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

Have been staying at the Drake Motel for years and will always stay there whenever I go up north to fish in the Black Duck area. It is centrally located to many great fishing lakes in the area and a convenient fish cleaning room to take care of your catch at the end of the day. The rooms are always... More 

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DrakeMotel, Owner at Drake Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! Always enjoy having you & your group come back! Yes, we do have 3 kinds of rooms to choose from, and that fish cleaning room comes in handy! We try to make our guests stay a good one, thank you again for your review! More 

Champlin, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

The Drake Motel is centrally located in Blackduck, Mn...one of northern Minnesota's premier hunting, fishing, & recreational areas. Clean, comfortable rooms are provided at affordable rates...all within minutes of some of the best hunting, fishing, and natural scenery for all outdoor enthusiasts. Hosts Diane and Mike's friendly and generous nature always makes our stays more enjoyable & rewarding!

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Thank Anthony G
DrakeMotel, Owner at Drake Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review Anthony! I am glad you enjoy your stays at the Drake, we always love it when people write reviews & most of all, continue to visit us here! And you are right, we are in a prime spot for some of the best fishing & hunting & try to help our guests out by giving... More 

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  • Free Parking
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  • Kitchenette
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Additional Information about Drake Motel

Address: 172 Pine Avenue, PO Box 362, Blackduck, MN 56630
Location: United States > Minnesota > Blackduck
Price Range: $63 - $64 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Drake Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 13
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