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Sawmill Inn of Grand Rapids

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Tilbury
Reviewed 8 August 2015

Stayed at the Sawmill Inn on our way out to Calgary and what a great find! The rooms are very comfortable and clean, and the staff are friendly. There is a restaurant and lounge within the hotel; we didn't get to the lounge, but the restaurant had great food and a very nice hot breakfast menu! No one to dodge...

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
Reviewed 31 July 2015 via mobile

I have stayed at the Sawmill Inn many times previously but I can not believe its decline in past year. My room smelled like a dead cat. The furnishings are old and worn out. The hotel needs a major refurbishing. I will be staying at another place next time I am in GR. however the waitresses in the restaurant are...

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1Thank Dale T
Reviewed 18 July 2015 via mobile

We stayed in this hotel six years ago and I can't see where anything has been updated. This place does a ton of business but it doesn't seem to be any kind of priority to have decent rooms. All other hotels were booked so I thought I would try it again. Next time I will drive to Duluth if nothing...

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1Thank mike t
Duluth, Minnesota
Reviewed 13 July 2015

We didn't stay at this hotel, but did spend a long night at the lounge. The wait staff was great..........see what you can do to get Braden to sing and dance for you! The wine pour was generous, the prices reasonable. We were there when a motorcycle convention was in town, so there were lots of friendly people to hang...

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Maple Grove, Minnesota
Reviewed 11 July 2015 via mobile

This hotel used to be a great hotel. But when we got here the rooms are not kept up. We reserved a king non-smoking room and got a 2 full size beds. The mattresses were like sleeping on box springs with sunken in the middle. The pillows are flat as pancakes. The front desk doesn't follow up on complaints. The...

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1Thank Tammy A
Blaine, Minnesota
Reviewed 3 March 2015 via mobile

Well the other hotels were booked, I can't imagine why!!! This place can't be making money. first the hot tub was over the top with some type of chemical that it burnt our eyes and changed the color of our swim trunks!!! The rooms still used keys on the locks (unsecured). The restaurant food was awful and COLD! The one...

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1Thank ERIC C
Goodland, Minnesota
Reviewed 28 February 2015

We eat at the Cedars Dining Room quite often. They have a great "sundowner" menu with consistently great food. You can get a great entree, choice of soup/salad, popovers, potato, dessert AND a drink for under $20. However, the rooms are horrible. The floors are stained, the beds lumpy and TVs OLD. In addition, we had a special room reserved...

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Reviewed 16 February 2015 via mobile

I have stayed in Grand Rapids many times the sawmill is where I prefer to stay. The rooms are nothing special but decent. It's clean,they have a nice pool and there restaurant is very good. There are two cheaper places in town but the couple extra dollars are worth it.

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1Thank Rick W
Apple Valley, Minnesota
Reviewed 6 January 2015

We stayed for a hockey tournament. The rooms were very outdated and the bathroom was very small. We had a poolside room and it reaked of chlorine. Access to the room was from outside and the edges of the door were frosted over. The beds were extremely uncomfortable. There was free WiFi but it was so spotty I could not...

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laporte mn
Reviewed 3 November 2014

The room was clean and the bathroom was great... though small. They have the greatest pool for an adult, from 3 feet to 9 feet. Though the pool and the room were good the heating system needs an update. My room was overly warm and when called the staff was very helpful and courteous. My bed was also very comfortable....

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Breakfast included
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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: $78 - $209 (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.”
 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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