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Drake Motel
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Blackduck
Reviewed February 22, 2013

We have been staying here when we fish the lakes in the area for many years, and plan to continue visiting. This is great place to stay. Clean rooms, good service, and the Owners are great, friendly people!

  • Stayed: February 2013
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Drake M, Owner at Drake Motel, responded to this reviewResponded November 25, 2013

Thank you for your review! Love having the return customers, it sure makes it fun for us to have those familiar faces back! Thank you again!

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Reviewed October 6, 2012

We have stayed at the Drake on numerous occassions. Until having to stay across the street at "the other place" when the Drake was full did we realize how much we appreciate the Drake! They advertise as 'clean, comfortable & affordable" it is DEFINITELY all that and more. Extremely clean, love the beds, having a full tub & shower (really nice when we can get the 'big room' with the full kitchen & living room) and very affordable (most affordable place around, and they could charge more). No morning donuts, but at the prices they charge going out to breakfast isn't a biggie, or if we have a kitchenette or big unit we make our own. We do love having the fish & game cleaning room, deep freezer to store our stuff and the picnic area to do grilling & relax & basketball hoop too. Mike and Di are the BEST! they go out of their way to help you and are so friendly and nice, even when you see you are interupting their meal they still take the time to take care of you and always make you feel welcome. Will stay there, and only there, for years to come.

Room Tip: All ground floor with access to outdoors. They have 2 little kitchenette with fridge, micro & al...
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  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with family
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Drake M, Owner at Drake Motel, responded to this reviewResponded November 25, 2013

Thank you for your review! LOL on the meal comment-Yes, if you need anything just come in the office and we will try to accommodate you! Thank you again for your review & hope you stay with us again!

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Reviewed August 28, 2012

GREAT PLACE TO STAY you will not find better rates,better owners. A++ HAVE STAYED at the drake FOR 11 YEARS PLUS. GENE KELM Battle Lake MN>
looking for a family get away,fishing or just a hideaway to relax Dianne and Mike can make it work. every thing you need is within walking distance.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with friends
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Drake M, Owner at Drake Motel, responded to this reviewResponded November 25, 2013

Thank you for your review! Wow, has it been that long? We truly do love having return guests and hope you keep coming back! Thank you again!

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Reviewed June 19, 2012

We highly recommend the Drake. Very very clean, inside and out. It is very obvious that the owners take great pride in their Motel. Had a good night's sleep and will definately stay at the Drake the next time we are visiting the Bemidji area.

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  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with family
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Drake M, Owner at Drake Motel, responded to this reviewResponded November 25, 2013

Thank you for your review! We are glad you enjoyed your stay and hope you make it back to the area & stay with us again! Thank you!

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Reviewed November 21, 2010

We stay at the Drake all the time. Plenty of good fishing lakes within 30 miles of the Motel. Great company, clean rooms, affordable prices. Mike and Dianne are super people and if your traveling to Black-duck stay here. There is a fish cleaning room also. A freezer to freeze your catch. nice park next door beer,groceries and American Legion within walking distance. Bowling ally- gas station across the street. Red Lake is about 30 miles. What more could you ask for?

  • Stayed: July 2010, traveled as a couple
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Drake M, Owner at Drake Motel, responded to this reviewResponded November 25, 2013

Thank you for your review! Yes, we are in the middle of some great lakes for fishing & for a small town everything you need is close by. We are glad you enjoyed your stay, thank you again!

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Reviewed September 26, 2009

We are currently staying at the Drake Motel, and right now I am totally enjoying the swing in the picnic area while checking mail on my laptop and grilling out on the grill they have set for their customers. My teenage sons are wearing themselves out playing basketball here!! My husband is in the office talking to Mike and Diane (owners) about reserving again for a fishing trip and getting information on some of the different lakes that are within miles (and they have a fish cleaning room!)

First trip here, and definitely not the last! We are in what they call the Large Unit, which is wonderful! My husband & I are sleeping in the back bedroom and are able to enjoy some quiet winddown time in the evening watching tv, our teenage sons are sleeping in the twin beds in the living room and able to watch their own tv. We also have a full kitchen! The price of this apartment type room is less than a standard room across the street.

The rooms are spotless, I was also able to peak in at their standard rooms and they are all very nice, inviting and all decorated with their own lil theme. The host are wonderful, friendly and have gone out of their way to help us out, which we have not always found to be the case at other motels. I just talked to some other guests out here in this picnic area and they can't say enough about the place and say they stay here all the time. There is also a grocery close by to pick up last minute items (again, we have a full kitchen) but there are also restaurants we can walk to.

Great Place!

  • Stayed: September 2009, traveled with family
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Drake M, Owner at Drake Motel, responded to this reviewResponded November 25, 2013

Thank you for your review! We are glad you enjoyed your stay (that unit is popular with the families!) & were able to get some relaxing time in the picnic area. We hope you will visit us again and thank you!

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Additional Information about Drake Motel

Address: 172 Pine Avenue, PO Box 362, Blackduck, MN 56630
Location: United States > Minnesota > Blackduck
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Kitchenette Restaurant
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Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Blackduck
Price Range: $65 - $66 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Drake Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 13
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