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McGregor, Minnesota
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45 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here for the Loon Day Festival. The hotel rooms are very large and roomy, but very outdated. The bedspreads look like they were from the 80's. Yikes. That being said, the room was super clean. Bring your own hair dryer... The hotel is located just outside of town and within walking distance of a dollar store and a... More 

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IL
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39 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While it is evident that the Great Northern is not a new motel, don't let that keep you away. It has an authentic, rustic, north woods feel. The rooms are a bit dated, but the beds are comfortable, the rooms are huge and the property is very clean. All of the staff is very friendly and helpful. The large breakfast/Tv... More 

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Oak Lawn, Illinois
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62 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been to this hotel numerous times over the last 15 years. I stopped this trip because I needed a last minute place to stay. It was $97 for a Monday night stay ( 2 people) including taxes and honestly, that's a bit much for a motel in my opinion. The hotel room was clean but very outdated. The lobby... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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50 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved the back resort area to the motel with lots to do like free boats, chairs by the water, outdoor games and a restaurant on site. Cheap drinks and good walleye. The rooms are large and we upgraded to the suite which could match any Marriott we've stayed at. Three rooms with beautiful furnishings and lots of extras like a... More 

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Rock City, IL
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped for Friday night fish fry. Everything was very good, both deep fried cod and baked cod. We also ordered salmon and grilled shrimp. It was all delicious and the service was quick and friendly. The only improvement I would suggest is adding a salad bar.

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Vero Beach, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very large, clean, and well appointed rooms. Stayed here 20 years ago and had a great stay. It has actually improved from then. Beautiful setting on the small lake with a wonderful great room overlooking it. I would highly recommend the motel for anyone traveling to the area.

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Middleton, Wisconsin
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85 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

Motel has a great location and view along the lake, but found the room just so-so. Room itself is very large, but a bit dingy. We were missing some towels and had to get a light bulb for one of the lamps -- which was very needed as room was a bit dark even with every light on. Bathroom area... More 

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TimberlineInn, Manager at The Great Northern Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback and for staying with us. We have been updating rooms and half of the hotel has improved tvs, showers, and decor. We hope that you will stay with us again and be able to enjoy some of our changes. More 

Chicago, Illinois
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8 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016 via mobile

It's a very nice motel Great place to launch from for atv/snowmobile The rooms are huge beds are very comfortable The only problem was our door we had a hard time unlocking and it was hard to reach the front desk at times for fresh towels and shampoo But otherwise nice place to stay. I'll for sure go back

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Thank you for your feedback, we appreciate you staying with us. More 

Knox, Indiana, United States
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15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

We recently stayed at the Great Northern and the staff made us feel at home. Sitting on a picturesque lake we woke to loon calls and even fished while staying here. It's friendly, responsibly priced, and central to over 22,000 acres of fish able waters. I can't wait to bring my family back to visit.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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90 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2016

Had planned to snowmobile to the Great Northern from Rhinelander, but Mother Nature chose not to cooperate. Took the vehicles instead, as we already had the plans to go. This is the second time I've stayed and there have been changes since the first. The most notable was the great room redecorating - gone are all the big game head... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Restaurant
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Restaurant
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Summer, Fall, Winter, and Spring beckon you North to the Great Northern Motel. We're offering fun for the whole family including hiking, fishing, snowmobiling, swimming, and more. You will never get bored! Our motel has 80 rooms available, plus we now offer are very spacious and comfortable whirlpool suite. You'll feel like you're right at home. We include a complimentary breakfast every morning you're with us; and pets are also welcome. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Great Northern Motel

Address: 5070 N US Highway 51, Mercer, WI 54547-9313
Location: United States > Wisconsin > Mercer
Price Range: $85 - $107 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — The Great Northern Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 80
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