Devil's Lake is somewhat of a pit. It is a generic North Dakota city being heavily encroached upon by the rising lake. As a result there are an average of 80 dump trucks each making 10 or so trips a day hauling dirt from one end of town to the other in an effort to raise the dikes. That having been said, this hotel made the trip bearable.
I first stayed at this property about 10 years ago when it was a Comfort Inn. Since that time they have dropped the franchise and raised the bar on quality. The cramped lobby gives no hint of the rooms beyond.
The rooms still have a "Comfort Inn" feel to the furnishing but overall are a bit better from the cleanliness to the free amenities provided. As a business traveler my pet peeves with hotels are a lack of a space to work and poor lighting. My room addressed both. There was an ample working "desk" area as well as a good sized table to work at. Ample lighting was provided for working and area lighting was available for comfort lounging later. The Wi-Fi was robust and steady.
The morning breakfast was typical but, unlike some properties, edible. If you desire something more substantial several restaurants are nearby. The staff was exceedingly pleasant and helpful.
Monday through Friday they have a concierge room where they will comp you two drinks and pizza. I showed up at 7 and they gladly accommodated me.
The property is a two story walk-up. If you have any mobility issues I'd suggest that you reserve a ground floor room in advance as there are no elevators. Access to the parking lot is easy through multiple entrances.
Since I'm on the road constantly I tend to be somewhat critical of properties. The only beef that I had with this property was a wonky dryer in the guest laundry.
The hotel is located right off of ND2 and thus very convenient. I was pleasantly surprised that the noise from the constant truck movement wasn't noticeable from my room.
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