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Duluth, Minnesota
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The motel is being misrepresented on travel websites. It is basically a dump. Do not stay there! When you first drive in- looks run down. The blinds on all the units were gross ans so we're the air conditioning units that were visible from the outside. They were rusty, old and dirty looking. The office to check in smelled- and... More 

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Thank kladrews
Minneapolis
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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

We stayed there this past weekend, nervous knowing it was an older motel, but not having choices for the better lodging in the area as all were sold out. I had good reason to be nervous, the motel is old, in need of renovation, and dirty. Yep dirty. The bathroom was gross, sink drain didn't work well, and the tub... More 

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Thank Steffijean
Blaine, Washington
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

Clean and quiet. Wanted a short, quick holiday up north but pocket money was slim. Wanted at least to have a fridge and TV. This place fit the bill. Will stay again. Across the road from a small but peaceful lake.

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Thank bearmn2007
Calgary, Canada
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12 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015 via mobile

Across the street from a cute little lake. Older motel but super quiet,great rate. Owner very pleasant and helpful. Room was nice and clean. Large bathroom and spot less. Very comfy beds. No breakfast but coffee maker in the room.

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Thank 154913Blondie
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4 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Place is a dump... Place needs a serious make over... No phone in room, Towels Stained Horrible, Stuck Toilet Paper Dried on Bathroom Floor.. Windows Stuck Shut with rotten wood and mildew all over... Wall behind toilet rotten out... Kitchenette area HORRIBLE... Screen in only window that opens taped in place... Bathroom curtains smoke filled with dust and lint all... More 

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Thank JakeJakJa
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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17 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Never again! Checked in and went to the bathroom to find that the had already been used and was plugged! Immediately went back to the office and got a new room. This one had a king bed and a double bed, but the frame on the king was bent & broken. Good thing there was only 2 of us! The... More 

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Thank Shawn R
Wadena, Minnesota
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Reservation made for the next night, guaranteed with a major credit card. Arrived and greeted rudely by the owner. When I stated we had a reservation - he said "I don't think so..." Seems our reservation was left in a box by the computer. No apology, no explanation, no room available - no customer service skills. Turned out to be... More 

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Canada
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

The motel is clean and relatively quiet, everything worked and the place was clean, the staff earnest and friendly. However, the bed is old (but not uncomfortable), and the air conditioner was noisy, and the room smelled old and somewhat musty. The shower is small, but works OK, and there is plenty of hot water. The restaurant of the same... More 

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Thank BarryP_Winnipeg
Minnesota
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72 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We were in town with a group of bicycle riders. We were given the name of this hotel as a place for a large group to stay. There were 30 of us. When my husband called to get a reservation, the only rooms available at that time were smoking rooms. We don't smoke but he booked it anyway. BIG MISTAKE!... More 

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Thank robynberling
2 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

This place is filthy. Cobwebs on the ceiling, airconditioner/heater covered with fuzz. I doubt it had been vacuumed or dusted in months. We were overcharged, surly service seems to be the highest standard, and the bathroom was gross. I wish I had slept in my car.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Restaurant
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Air Conditioning
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Laundry Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We are located on cross country Highway #2. Forest Lake Motel is under new ownership and has been renovated and redecorated. Each room has a fridge, microwave, cable TV and wireless internet service. We cater to Canadians, tourists, business travelers, and construction workers. We offer daily, weekly and monthly rates. Our goal is to offer friendly service and maintain a clean establishment. A restaurant is next door. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Forest Lake Motel

Address: 1215 NW 4th St, Grand Rapids, MN 55744-2207
Location: United States > Minnesota > Grand Rapids
Price Range: $65 - $82 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Forest Lake Motel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 31
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