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“Budget Yes - Host No”
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Hotel Rapids
Ranked #5 of 11 Hotels in Grand Rapids
Reviewed November 12, 2012

My wife and I go through Grand Rapids MN about twice a year and have stayed at this motel before. It was never a great location but it was reasonable for the money involved. This time it has gone downhill significantly.
The first clue is there are virtually no lights on the exterior - (at 7 pm in Nov) – if you have not been there before you will miss it (which might not be a bad idea)
Then the sign on the office door – No Longer Serving a Cont. Breakfast – the web site neglected to mention that and it is of considerable importance to us as seniors..
One set of towels for a double room. Wireless Internet was so weak as to be useless. Bedding very thread worn. No coffee maker in the room or at the office area, no fridge, no microwave – also contrary to the website info.
The office closes overnight and does not open until 8 am. - hope you don't need any help.
The young lady at the desk was very pleasant and provided extra towels on request but she could not make up for the other negatives of this motel.
We will not be there again even though we still will be staying at Grand Rapids.

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  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Management response:Responded July 2, 2016

We are sorry to hear that you will no longer come to our hotel. Hotel Rapids is under new management and has undergone many changes since your stay.

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Reviewed July 23, 2012

Everything was outdated, the TV was from 1996 and the color on it was so bad, couldn't watch it at all. There were bleach stains on the carpet, stains on the lamp shade, our blankets had holes in them, their website stated they offer a continental breakfast, but when we got arrived there was sign on the door saying they no longer serve breakfast. The beds were extremely uncomfortable. The wifi was so slow not worth using.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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1  Thank Dewdrop75
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Hotel Rapids is under new management and has undergone many changes since your stay.

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Reviewed January 17, 2012

Shows some attention to housekeeping expectations but still an older hotel reasonably well maintained. Poor TV reception and just a tile shower. Neither real bad nor real good. Just OK.

  • Stayed: January 2012
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Hotel Rapids is under new management and has undergone many changes since your stay.

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Reviewed October 3, 2011

carpet stained not cleaned along edges, chairs full of stains, scuff marks on walls, t.v. was all blurry unable to watch, burn holes in blanket, bathroom sink all cracked, shower has mold growing on door sill, bath towels so well used it takes two to dry with. Mattress full of stains and very hard. The staff, the ding dong blonde in the morning would not get off her chair to get water for the hot cereal mix, had to use ice from the ice machine.Out of rolls by 0630, old dried out bread, no butter for toast, should I go on. You could hear the people on the sides of you and overhead.You could hear the water running in the pipes to the other rooms. Don't understand the positive reviews this place is a dump DUMP

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 26, 2011

we stayed here and hated every minute. room smelled, shower leaked,toilet ran all the time unless you lifted the lid and sealed the mechanics. shower setting had only abrade the skin setting and ran out of hot water 5 minutes into the shower. aid conditioning did not work tool most of the night to cool the room and is was not even a hot day only got to 65 degrees during the day. Sons room much the same minus the smell. would not stay here and will not recommend this hotel. when checking out told front desk about the room and they just said "oh well sorry"

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  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 9, 2010

I can't say enough wonderful things about this place and the staff. This will be our only place to stay.

  • Stayed: October 2010, traveled on business
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Reviewed July 14, 2010

Our family of four couples stayed the the Budget Host one night before moving to our resort for the upcoming week. Our room was clean, comfortable and very spacious! Breakfast was a little skimpy but otherwise everything was great!

  • Stayed: June 2010, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Hotel Rapids

Address: 680 E Highway 2, Grand Rapids, MN 55744-3153 (Formerly Budget Host Inn Grand Rapids)
Location: United States > Minnesota > Grand Rapids
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Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
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Ranked #5 of 11 Hotels in Grand Rapids
Price Range: $69 - $81 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel Rapids 2.5*
Number of rooms: 34
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