So if you have to stay at a hotel in Glenwood, MN, this is by *far* the better of the two currently available options. The hotel doesn't operate like your standard hotel as it caters mainly to railroad workers that come and go at all times of the day. The hotel and diner are a 24/7 operation. They even clean rooms 'round the clock. The place appears to be very new at the time of this review and everything in the room is clean, modern, and functional. The hotel is quiet and secure.
The check-in process is weird and they don't have the normal hotel reservation software, they have a lot of notes, and an excel spreadsheet. Their internet, while blazing fast (60 mbit down), would lock up at least once per day. The manager, apparently, was the only person who was allowed to reset the connection (or had the proper key to get to where the devices were). They don't have a lobby, or any common areas -- just the diner. There is a decently sized lounge in the hotel, but it is for railroad personnel only.
I travel with my dog most of the time. Their pet policy is also strange. Dogs are not normally welcomed for what they deem to be long-term stays (more than a few days). I called into the hotel to see if we could work something out on the policy and did not receive a call back. I had to call in a second time and demand to speak with the manager to get a decision. That being said, once I was able to speak with her things went fairly smoothly from there.
You get free breakfast, or an equivalent price break on other meals included in the cost of your room (at least at the time of writing this). The staff members at the diner were very nice. Service was quick and the food was pretty good.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- After taking advantage of area activities and attractions like Lake Minnewaska or year round recreational activities, including biking, camping, hunting, fishing, XC skiing & ice fishing, enjoy a restful night at the Oak Tree Inn. Our hotel is conveniently located at the intersection of Highway 55 and Highway 28. You will find the Oak Tree Inn just behind the Minnewaska Wellness & Fitness Center. The extra-dark, extra-quiet guest rooms feature comfortable beds and lounge chairs, 32-inch LCD TVs, microwaves, refrigerators, coffee, and free wireless internet. Stay with us; we will exceed your expectations. ... more less
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