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Sawmill Inn of Grand Rapids

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St Paul
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15 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The front lobby is very up north feeling and welcoming. The staff was very friendly. When we arrived in our room it was very chilly. We turned up the heat, but our room was chilly all evening. We found a bun on the floor in our room from previous people and our shower did not drain well.

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Lakeville, MN
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23 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed here one night and was not impressed. My room overlooked the employee smoking area behind the hotel so I couldn't open a window, the fridge didn't work and I found out the next morning that it was unplugged....for how long nobody knows. The thermostat didn't work and the shower went from ice cold to boiling hot in about... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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41 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Classic up nort hotel feels like your in a lodge. Rooms need some upgrading but are clean and comfy. Business rate during the week only $59.00. Use this as your base and explore the area. Big pool area with pool side rooms. Enjoy

Thank tjungroth
Willmar, Minnesota, United States
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 October 2016

I stayed at the Sawmill Inn for business. Despite other reviews I had read, I found my room very clean and comfortable. The rooms do need updating, but it is very reasonably priced for the accommodations. It has a bar, restaurant and pool, which I wouldn't normally expect for that price. But the best thing I liked about the hotel... More 

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virginia MN
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85 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

This hotel needs updated rooms, but our rooms were clean. I have already loved the restaurant for many years. Staff was super friendly, and very accommodating. If the rooms were updated, it would be very nice.

1 Thank lasvegasgirl_10
Waterville, Iowa
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14 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Wonderful family owned hotel. I read the complainers reviews before booking. This isn't brand new. It's a 30 year old previous Holiday Inn. They are in the midst of making upgrades. Our room had a flat screen tv and was just fine. Plus the bonus of a nice large pool for my kids. Staff were awesome. Nice coupon tucked into... More 

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1 review
Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

This place was so gross we couldn't even get comfortable after we exchanged rooms. Wallpaper falling down, old bedspreads, dirty tub and sink, we booked 2 nights and left after the first night, first thing in am. It really needs an updated look and feel, but for 80 a night, oh, hell no! I know the owner is a veteran... More 

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Melrose, Minnesota
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26 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016

It is a older Hotel but still it is kept very clean and affordable. The only real complaint is that all the tables by the pool were moved to the other rooms that were having parties for kids. We could not even sit out by the pool.

1 Thank carnut113
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16 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

My family visited Grand Rapids for a fishing tournament my husband was fishing in. There are several hotels in the area, my girls are 10 and 11 so we wanted a pool, on-site food and cleans rooms for a good price. We found it at the Sawmill Inn! Pool-the girls liked that it was 9ft deep at the deep end... More 

1 Thank C D
Springfield, Missouri
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10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

I stayed at the Inn for 7 nights. The staff is friendly, the restaurant was excellent, and the room was clean. Look, we all know that a value priced property is going to be either dated or tiny. The sawmill inn is no spring chicken but its clean and safe feeling. The suprise to me was the restuarant is considered... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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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: $84 - $226 (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:
Sawmill Inn Of Grand Rapids Hotel Grand Rapids
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.”
 of 5 bubbles 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.”
 of 5 bubbles Falcon3773, 31 Jul 2016 | Read review
“rooms away from the pool are more quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles 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.”
 of 5 bubbles bubblesx3, 1 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Stay at another hotel!!!”
 of 5 bubbles lisalT1177BL, 13 Jan 2016 | Read review
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