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The Lodge at Sandpoint
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Sagle
Reviewed 19 September 2017

Quiet retreat. Bed was comfortable but not outstsnding
Close to downtown. It is walkable across the pedestrian friendly bridge
Decent restaurants attached to hotel
Boat dock conveniently available
Beautiful environment

Room Tip: Get a room facing the lake. Of course
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Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
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GLJ123, Owner at The Lodge at Sandpoint, responded to this reviewResponded 21 September 2017

Thank-you for taking the time and for your comments.
We hope you'll visit us again.
Cheers!
Leslie

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Reviewed 2 September 2017

At first impression, our lakefront room (#9) looked lovely and big with a delightful view of the lake. Then we realized the room definitely had some quirks, eg none of the pieces of furniture (and I think there were 7-8 pieces) matched - at all. The room looked like it was where the odd bits and pieces of furniture ended up. There was only one bedside table (the other side of the bed had a floor lamp) There was an large dining table (?!) There were several pictures on the walls, with no common theme. The bedding was dark brown, the throw pillows heavy and cumbersome, so I can't imagine these were ever washed. The light fixtures were off-centered bot hover the bed and the vanity in the bathroom. There wasn't a light in the closet - or outside it. (But there was a plug-in flashlight close by) On the bright side, the bathroom was large and had obviously had been updated - but the rest of the room badly needed it as well. Even though it was lovely to look out at the lake, it was overpriced and I wouldn't stay there again. The 2 staff members we had an interaction with were very helpful and pleasant.

Room Tip: Make sure your room is actually lakefront, not "lake view".
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  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
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GLJ123, Owner at The Lodge at Sandpoint, responded to this reviewResponded 21 September 2017

Thank-you for the constructive criticism.
We're glad you found the staff helpful and pleasant-they are our biggest asset.
Sorry you won't give us another chance.

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Reviewed 19 August 2017

We booked our stay at the last minute when another accommodation was cancelled due to wildfires on Hwy 93 South in Kootenay National Park so weren't sure what to expect.
Wow! Our stay at the Lodge at Sandpointe ended up being one of our favorite lodges.

We booked a lakeview suite with mini kitchenette. Perfect place to prepare a cocktail and sit on your private deck and take in the views. Complimentary Breakfast had a great selection and could sit on the large lakefront deck.

The bed was large and very comfortable.

All employees were courteous and gracious hosts.

Would highly recommend a stay here.

Room Tip: Choose lakefront room on 2nd floor with mini kitchenette
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  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
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GLJ123, Owner at The Lodge at Sandpoint, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2017

We're glad that you fortuitously found us and hope you'll come again!

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Reviewed 8 August 2017

Had a disappointing stay at this hotel. We booked a Studio Plus room described on the hotel's website as having a "partial lake view". After checking in and looking out our windows, we saw no lake view. It was only when we stood right next to the window, cranked our necks 90 degrees and looked out that we were able to catch a narrow glimpse of the lake. The hotel had clearly exaggerated the view aspect our room.

Then there was the fact that our room décor was dated and in dire need of refreshment. The spreads on the bed were limp and worn, the room was very dark, and everything about it seemed in need of updating. Given the prices this hotel charges, we expected a fresh and well decorated room.

Finally, the management seems obsessed with rules. Checking in requires the guest to sign off on any number of rules - plus there are various rules posted around the property. The management here needs to refresh its understanding of the term "hospitality". Although the desk clerks during our stay were friendly and helpful, the overall attitude of the place was cold and unwelcoming.

  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
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GLJ123, Owner at The Lodge at Sandpoint, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2017

Thank-you for your comments-When the hotel opened 10 years ago the room in question did have an indirect view but with the growth of the trees and the installation of the tent the view has disappeared. I apologize for not having edited the description sooner-it now does not include any mention of a view.
If you'd like to give us another chance we'd be happy to put you in a lake view for the price of Rm 34.
Thanks,
Leslie

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Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

The Lodge at Sandpoint could have gotten a four star review but for our stay in room 34. Our confirmation described the room as a Studio Plus with a partial lake view. The main windows look out to a parking lot, no lake in sight. The single window between the TV and the refrigerator offers a view of a tent, some trees and the sky. There is a sliver of water in the bottom part of the attached picture. Otherwise, this is a nice enough property with an attentive staff. See picture attached.

Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
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GLJ123, Owner at The Lodge at Sandpoint, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2017

Thank-you for your constructive criticism.
While it's true 10 years ago when we first opened room 34 had an indirect view of the lake it's currently true with the growth of the trees and the installation of the tent it has disappeared. I apologize for not having edited our description before. You will now find the description no longer claims any view. We would be happy to put you in a lake view room at the same rate as 34 if you'd like to give us another chance.
Sincerely,
Leslie

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Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

Very disappointed. Looks great online. The cost per night (over $300 per night) for what we got was not worth the stay.
The rooms 'overlooking the lake' were blocked by trees (which could be limbed for the views). The beds were really in bad shape and bedding old and outdated. The air-conditioner would come on every 15 minutes and sound like a jet in your room. We barely slept because of the noise of the air conditioning unit and the squeaky, uncomfortable bed. The rug had been patched. The lodge needs some landscaping work (weeds as you enter). The restaurant is not a part of the lodge. The lakefront does not have much to offer.
The Sandpoint Lodge could be a wonderful destination if there was some costs put into updating the rooms and air-conditioning and making the views to the lake viable.
We travel quite a bit and don't mind spending the money when a place is worth it.
I think we will go back to VRBO's.

Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
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GLJ123, Owner at The Lodge at Sandpoint, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2017

So sorry for your disappointment.
Thank-you for bringing the trees to our attention. It's amazing when you look out at the view every day for 10 years you don't notice the gradual loss of it.
We will get them limbed!

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Reviewed 27 June 2017

My wife and I stayed here for 3 of our 4 nights in Idaho. This place is pretty nice, the service is GREAT. The View WONDERFUL. The breakfast, is alright. I cannot say enough about the staff that work here. There was a slight glitch in the computer system, because they were nice enough to up grade us to a sweet. This glitch was fixed quickly. Once again, I can't say enough about the crew that works here. I would really consider making this an annual stop.

  • Stayed: June 2017, travelled as a couple
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GLJ123, Owner at The Lodge at Sandpoint, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2017

Thank-you for your kind words. The staff works very hard to make everyone's stay as comfortable as possible and it does our hearts good when our efforts are appreciated.
We hope you do make it an annual trip!

Cheers!
Lodge at Sandpoint

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Address: 41 Lakeshore Dr, 470701 Hwy 95, Sagle, ID 83860-9271
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Region: United States > Idaho > Sagle
Amenities:
Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Sagle
Price Range: $191 - $357 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Lodge at Sandpoint 2.5*
Number of rooms: 29
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Lodge is a new boutique hotel which opened in 2007 but feels like it's been there for ages. It boasts Old World charm with with all of the modern conveniences. It is situated on 600' of sandy beach on Lake Pend Oreille in North Idaho. ... more   less 
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