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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

While the location is remote the price is very good and the room was clean and the bed was comfortable. If I was going to stay here again I would opt out of the free breakfast, which we all know isn't free. You can get a cheaper room rate by not taking the breakfast. The breakfast is at the on... More 

Thank Gene S
moody tx
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22 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place but over priced but everything is hi dollar in North Dakota very clean but rates were high for a motel 6 type motel I was with a volunteer group called farm rescue but that's life !! Oh wrll

Thank catliftlegend
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

This is an older facility - in need of some lightening up (the tiny lobby was going through a remodel - hope it continues throughout the motel). The rooms are dark with the olive green tubs and toilets bringing back memories of the 70's. But it was clean and comfortable. The indoor pool was popular - although I didn't partake.... More 

Thank pacnw4043
Olympia, Washington, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

Spent 10 days here for family events and had a very pleasant stay. Its an older property but seems to be well taken care of and the rooms are clean. We stayed in the "West Wing" where you can park right outside your room door and that was very handy. The housekeeping staff, although they start relatively early in the... More 

Thank Robert S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

This hotel is older but was just fine. We were able to park by our entrance and although on 2nd floor, it was close. The bed was not as comfy as we like, but the shower made up for it...great pressure. Vouchers for breakfast at the connected restaurant was wonderful. They could use softer, bigger towels. We didn't use the... More 

Thank Pat H
San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2016

I had to do the fair in Rugby in my incarnation as a nationally performing family comic ventriloquist and stayed at this hotel. I LOVED IT. I found nothing to dislike. 1)they give you a voucher for a free breakfast at the adjoining restaurant with a slew of choices. And it is a REAL rpt REAL breakfast. 2)Very comfortable room... More 

Thank Joe G
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2016

Our room was older and dated, but clean. The attached restaurant is excellent and the free breakfast options provided thru the restaurant were great. (So much better than the typical continental fare.) In-room coffee and HBO. It was a comfortable stay.

Thank Georgiechick
Calgary, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2016

An older hotel, well kept & clean...very comfortable mattress...a/c heater works well...with a restaurant and a hot breakfast included...a pool for the kids... you could do a lot worse in the thinly populated high plains...plus, their lost & found dept. mailed us an item we left in the room, no charge...

Thank Emax0442
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

Hotel was more expensive than the place next door. Hot tub was very tiny without jets. Towels in the room were see-through. Room service is actually you-come-pick-it-up. Mattress was so old we sank to the middle. So, if you need to entertain kids with a pool, it's fine. Otherwise, I'd go next door to the new place.

Thank Kris T
Shell Lake Sk
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5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2015

We stay at the Northern Lights Inn whenever we travel in ND. All staff are friendly and helpful and the rooms are excellent! A much appreciated bonus is the adjoining restaurant provides a delicious hot breakfast as part of the room rate. We have found the room rates were cheaper than internet rates when we call NLI directly with our... More 

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  • Pool
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Business Center with Internet Access

Additional Information about Northern Lights Inn

Address: 306 Highway US 2 East, Rugby, ND 58368
Location: United States > North Dakota > Rugby
Price Range: $120 - $121 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Northern Lights Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 60
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Also Known As:
Econo Hotel Rugby
Econo Lodge Rugby
Rugby Econo Lodge
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