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Sawmill Inn of Grand Rapids

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Robbinsdale, Minnesota
Reviewed 21 February 2016 via mobile

"Deluxe Dive" It starts as you pull into the parking lot that has not been properly plowed. There was several inches of rutted bumpy and simply treacherous. At check in the room the keys are just that keys. Keys that were made at Ace hardware. I hope the last person staying in my room didn't go make a set for...

2Thank AspenTD
Blaine, Minnesota
Reviewed 6 February 2016 via mobile

We stayed here to be close to local Lakes for ice fishing. I read prior reviews and expected the worst...but honestly, this hotel is just fine! It does have an older rustic feel, that is okay with me!! I am not here for a fancy beautiful hotel. It is convenient, clean and many amenities nearby. All staff encounters were positive!...

Thank Sgunderson
Reviewed 2 February 2016

A bed that had no less than a 3 inch sink on one side. Dust over vents and mold throughout the entire bathroom. Stay away from room 150. Not a chance our girls were hopping in that pool. Wiped the entire room with Clorox wipes. I have never ever done that to any room I have ever stayed in and...

1Thank bubblesx3
Reviewed 26 January 2016 via mobile

We stayed as a group for a hockey tournament. Hotel is very old, very dirty, smells of old smoke. Black mold throughout the bathroom, broken outlet covers. I brought my own bed sheets because I was warned of stained bedding. Not sure why this hotel was chosen for our group but there looked to be other hotels in town that...

1Thank Tricia W
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 13 January 2016

Old and dirty! Has never been remodeled since it opened! Mattresses were stained and lumpy. Stayed for 3 nights for a hockey tournament and they never made our bed or emptied our overflowing garbage. We had to call for towels numerous times. Rooms were freezing. Security guards are a joke. My son (12) was walking from the lobby to the...

3Thank Lisa L
Princeton, Minnesota
Reviewed 29 December 2015

I have stayed here a few times before, but after this last stay over Christmas I will NEVER return and I will tell everyone that asks to NEVER stay here. The ceiling tiles were falling out in the bathroom, the shower was covered with black mold, the security guy picked a fight with my brother on Christmas night and CALLED...

3Thank sara h
Duluth, Minnesota
Reviewed 6 December 2015 via mobile

Worst hotel stay we have ever had!!!! Stay anywhere but this place. If you can get past the very outdated rooms, tvs, tiny refrigerators if your room even has one, hard beds, flat pillows(we had to run next door and just buy our own), hot hotel rooms because you can't control your own heat, ice machines and some of the...

2Thank carlyjb85
Visalia, California
Reviewed 5 November 2015

My room faced the courtyard and opened to the pool area. I realize this facility is in cold country and an indoor pool is an asset. The pool is open from 8 am till 11 pm and the children and adults were yelling and screaming throughout those hours. The facility also allows dogs and some guest must have had several...

1Thank S E E
Gravesend, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 November 2015

This is a big motel with a spacious and attractive ‘hunting lodge’ style of lobby. It is a slightly dated hotel that still retains room keys rather than that new-fangled card system! It has seen better days but I rather liked the slightly faded and old-fashioned style as it had a nice homey feel about it. The check-in staff were...

2Thank malabarfly
Otsego, Minnesota
Reviewed 1 October 2015

This is an older property. You actually get real keys for your room. Rooms are clean but could use a bit of an update. Beds are not plush. Some better than others. This is our second stay and will be going back in spite of the beds. The staff is very friendly and helpful. They want you to be happy....

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Nestled against a backdrop of timber, near area lakes and a lodge like feel, the Sawmill Inn Hotel and Conference Center will make your stay comfortable & relaxing as well as affordable.Over the years, we have attained a widespread reputation for first class dining, extraordinary customer service, quality and value. Approximately 100 full and part time people are employed at the Sawmill Inn, many have been with us for over 20 years. As a cohesive and accommodating team of professionals, we are here to provide you the type of service you deserve.With all of the amenities we have to offer, comfortable rooms, wonderful food, a team of service professionals and a unique and charming northwoods décor, we are dedicated to make your stay relaxing and enjoyable.Whether you enjoy “outdoor” activities like golfing, fishing, hunting, skiing, snowmobiling, hiking or boating...or you're the type who prefers the quiet comfort of simply relaxing by the pool, or unwinding in the sauna or whirlpool ... the Sawmill Inn is the place to stay!124 Rooms including six suitesFree use of AnyTime Fitness Coffee Makers / Hair DryersMicrowaves / Refrigerators(deluxe, king & suites only)High Speed InternetPet FriendlyVideo Game ArcadeGuest LaundryDry Cleaning ServiceRoom ServiceFree HOT Breakfast Monday-FridayPoolside, Poolview, Deluxe & King RoomsSuites12,000 sq. ft.Indoor Recreational Area. Relax in our climate controlled indoor domed pool and recreation area featuring a sauna, whirlpool, heated swimming pool and plenty of room for lounging. As the old adage goes, "Location, location, location," and when it comes to special events, we would definitely agree. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sawmill Inn of Grand Rapids

Address: 2301 S. Pokegama Ave., Grand Rapids, MN 55744-9521
Region: United States > Minnesota > Grand Rapids
Price Range: $79 - $213 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Sawmill Inn of Grand Rapids 2.5*
Number of rooms: 124
Also Known As:
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Sawmill Hotel Grand Rapids
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“Do not take a poollside room. Very loud and the kids do not behave themselves. Running and bouncing balls until the pool closes.”
carnut113, 26 Sep 2016 | Read review
“For a quieter night sleep do not stay in a pool side room as the pool is open to 11pm.”
Falcon3773, 31 Jul 2016 | Read review
“rooms away from the pool are more quiet.”
theresago2, 22 Jun 2016 | Read review
“If you like access to pool and the smell of chlorine and loud noises than the pool rooms are the rooms for you.”
bubblesx3, 1 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Stay at another hotel!!!”
lisalT1177BL, 13 Jan 2016 | Read review
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