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Durham
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95 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2014

I came to Grand Rapids for work. I showed up the weekend of the Judy Garland festival and the only place in town that had rooms was this place. I was shower 3 rooms and had to take the last one I saw. All the rooms had the same strange smell outdated look, but I was tired of looking. Once... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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71 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2014 via mobile

The heat had been turned off and it was freezing when i called the front desk they said turn off the ac and it wilk get warm. It didn't. Luckily it warmed up the next day. Flatter than pancake pillows but otherwise what can i expect for a cheap room.

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Brunner
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19 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2013

I agree that this is not the "ritz", and it is better than first appearances might suggest. We stopped for the night on Halloween with rainy foggy driving. The parking lot was poorly lit, as was the sign, but we stopped to check it out. The connected bar had some patrons and we checked with the bartender on availability in... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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25 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 May 2013

This place actually looks worse on the outside (exterior and hallways) than on the inside. The room was basic, but clean, with some maintenance issues (holes in the curtains for example). The hallway really does smell of smoke, and you're pretty likely to encounter some drunks in the hallway on weekends, but that's not really the hotel's fault.

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Thank Geoff G
Bemidji, Minnesota
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145 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2012

I've spent many nights in this hotel and would stay again. If you just need a place to crash for the night and a shower in the morning, this place will do the trick. I wouldn't stay if you have a romantic weekend in mind, it doesn't quite fill that niche. The price fit the ammenities so that was another... More 

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1 Thank breb
la Crosse, WI
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 February 2010

My experience started as I entered the front door of the hotel. I was greeted by the desk clerk, who was very friendly and extremely knowledgeable as she checked me in to my requested room. Too my surprise I actually got a room that I requested on the first floor near the lobby and no smoking. This was like a... More 

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1 Thank mlvngroup
MN
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 August 2009

Went there for a wedding. The whole place smells like stale smoke. We called ahead to be sure there would be a crib, but they couldn't find one when we got there. Eventually they found a play pen, and it smelled like stale smoke too! The bathtub didn't drain, there were stains on the carpet... Pay a few bucks more... More 

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Minnesota
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34 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2009

I honestly have never stayed in such a pit. The price was that of a nice hotel. It was just dirty-dirty-dirty. The AC was not working in the first room. They moved us to another with slightly better AC. Both rooms were filthy. The girl at the front desk did try to help us. The oriental restaurant next door did... More 

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Amenities

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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning

Additional Information about The Lakes Inn

Address: 1300 East Highway 169, Grand Rapids, MN 55744
Region: United States > Minnesota > Grand Rapids
Price Range: $60 - $105 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 80

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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?