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7 reviews
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Reviewed 10 August 2014

The motel is clean and relatively quiet, everything worked and the place was clean, the staff earnest and friendly. However, the bed is old (but not uncomfortable), and the air conditioner was noisy, and the room smelled old and somewhat musty. The shower is small, but works OK, and there is plenty of hot water. The restaurant of the same... More 

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Minnesota
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16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2014

We were in town with a group of bicycle riders. We were given the name of this hotel as a place for a large group to stay. There were 30 of us. When my husband called to get a reservation, the only rooms available at that time were smoking rooms. We don't smoke but he booked it anyway. BIG MISTAKE!... More 

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Thank robynberling

Travellers are raving about these Grand Rapids hotels

2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 September 2012

This place is filthy. Cobwebs on the ceiling, airconditioner/heater covered with fuzz. I doubt it had been vacuumed or dusted in months. We were overcharged, surly service seems to be the highest standard, and the bathroom was gross. I wish I had slept in my car.

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1 Thank AverageJan
Maplewood, MN
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14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2012

Your amenities are a dim light by the bed and an ash tray on a cigarette stained table that has a note that says 'please no DRUG use in this room'. Grand Rapids rooms are booked in the summer weekends so it's hard to find lodging at a moments notice. We asked specifically for a non smoking unit and upon... More 

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3 Thank ConstanceE777
London, Canada
2 reviews
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Reviewed 22 July 2012

I stayed at the Forest Lake Motel for the reception of an exhibition I was having in Grand Rapids. I found my room to be clean, quiet and comfortable, and I enjoyed easy access to the scenic Lake across the road. However, following my visit, I realized that several items of value had gone missing. When they reportedly could not... More 

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2 Thank Jeanette M
Minneapolis
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 October 2011

After reading some of the reviews I was a little hesitant about our late fall reservations. However I found the room to be clean and the people pleasant, especially the housekeeper when I asked for a few extra towels and location of outside trash cans where I could dump my dog's 'walkie bags'. An in-room hairdrier would have been nice,... More 

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1 Thank AJKMMinneapolis
Shakopee
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2011

So many things wrong with this place...showed up to check in and there was a bunch of kids with a mattress from their motel room sitting in the middle of the parking lot laying on it. Also, our family had 4 rooms booked and were charged different prices for the same "type" of room. When confronted the staff did NOT... More 

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nelsoncf, Manager at Forest Lake Motel, responded to this review

We do have exchange students for two months each fall and they don't always do what we expect. When I returned Saturday afternoon I did talk to them about not taking the mattress outside and their sense of modesty is a little different than ours. It was one mattress one time and not what's done regularly. When we take reservations... More 

New Prague, Minnesota
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2011

I called Several months ago to make a reservation and was never asked for a credit card # to make the reservation. We were staying there because my cousin was getting married and there were a lot of relatives coming from out of town. Between all of us we had a bunch of rooms reserved. Upon arrival we pulled into... More 

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3 Thank 802newps
Minnesota
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29 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2011

We spent a pleasant several days here. The room was clean and large, and was on the lake side where we could hear occasional loon calls. It's walking distance from a beach, a grocery store, and downtown. There was occasional noise from other guests, but it was quite quiet all the nights we spent there, which is the most important... More 

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Donnelly, MN USA
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 June 2011

We had made a reservation for a room with three beds about 3 weeks before our trip for $73 night, arriving Wednesday, leaving Sunday AM. We called before arriving and were informed the room was given to someone who decided to stay longer. After expressing our dissappointment we were offered 2 rooms for the same price, this was acceptable to... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Restaurant
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Air Conditioning
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Laundry Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We are located on cross country Highway #2. Forest Lake Motel is under new ownership and has been renovated and redecorated. Each room has a fridge, microwave, cable TV and wireless internet service. We cater to Canadians, tourists, business travelers, and construction workers. We offer daily, weekly and monthly rates. Our goal is to offer friendly service and maintain a clean establishment. A restaurant is next door. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Forest Lake Motel

Address: 1215 NW 4th St, Grand Rapids, MN 55744-2207
Region: United States > Minnesota > Grand Rapids
Price Range: $79 - $99 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Forest Lake Motel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 31
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“Recommend the back of the motel site; quiet, not crowded by parking”
 of 5 bubbles Traveller99ab, 23 Oct 2016 | Read review
“don't book, awful place to share. Probably OK if you are a hunter just looking for a bed.....”
 of 5 bubbles Steffijean, 12 Jul 2016 | Read review
“If you can get a room facing 5th Ave instead of 4th, it will be quieter, and it faces the lake (a very nice view).”
 of 5 bubbles BarryP_Winnipeg, 10 Aug 2014 | Read review
“There are no good rooms. This place is a dump. Really!”
 of 5 bubbles robynberling, 16 Jul 2014 | Read review
“book your room in advance”
 of 5 bubbles ConstanceE777, 12 Aug 2012 | Read review
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