Our Guests Love Us – But don't take our word for it!
TripAdvisor is the leading online travel review website. You won't find many hotels that provide a direct link to their reviews (for obvious reasons). We do, however, because we know how hard we work to provide the best stay possible for our guests. Our reviewers know it, and so will you after only one stay.
October 2011 - Awesome!! Had a quilting retreat this weekend at this hotel. Beautiful scenery, a very friendly and accommodating staff. Rooms and food were wonderful. Would love to go back and take the family.
Trip Advisor Guest - Fargo, North Dakota
September 2011 - Location and Relaxation Located directly on the lake. Rooms have a room length balcony with chairs and a table overlooking the lake. Unobstructed sunset view. We were there in the fall and it was very quiet. Front desk people were wonderful. If you choose to eat there, the food is good and well priced, even if the bartender heats it up in the microwave in the back! Minimal choices and seating though. Clean rooms and nice towels and linens. Would go back in a heartbeat!
Trip Advisor Guest - Minnesota
September 2011 - WOW!! This was our first trip to Minnesota and were plesantly surprized with The Lodge On The Lake in Detroit. We spent one day in Detroit Lakes on Sept 18/11 and would return agin in a heart beat. My husband and myself loved the log cabin feel of the place. We spent only one night at The Lodge and wished we could have changed our plans to extend our stay here it was that wonderful. We just fell in love with the place. The location is great, the Lodge over looks the lake, the view from the lobby, the dinning area, the bar/lounge area and our room were breath taking. We had a front row seat to a wonderful sunset. One would expect the price to be higher as the Lodge was pretty classy but it wasn't. The staff was very helpful and freindly.
Trip Advisor Guest - Kenora, Canada
August 2011 - Wonderful Stay, Once again! We stayed for three nights and had a wonderful stay, once again. Our check in was very quick. Kyle did a great job. Our room was perfect. I love the relaxing music when you enter the room. The breakfast was solid with many choices. Pool area and beach were fabulous. Angie and Kyle were both very helpful during our stay. We were in town for a half marathon once again. The only recomendation would be that if breakfast was started earlier on race day. It is open at 7am and 5am or 6am would be really helpful to accomdate the runners better. Also, if the spa could be open on Sunday for a day after massage. Overall, I wouldn't recommend another hotel in DL unless you would like to cuts costs to save on relaxation and serenity. Thanks for wonderful stay. We already have our rooms booked for next years race!
Trip Advisor Guest - Phoenix
July 1, 2011 - This is the BEST Best Western I have ever stayed in, by far. It is a beautiful place that is obviously taken well care of by staff. The breakfast was outstanding both mornings I was there. Leagues above other chains and even other Best Western's. This was the first place I've stayed on my trip this year where recycling baskets were next to trash baskets in my room and throughout the hotel. This should be standard at all Best Westerns. The front desk staff was very friendly and helpful, especially Brenda on the afternoon shift. I loved my stay at this hotel and was sorry to leave.
L.S. - Gresham, OR
June 30, 2011 - One thing that stood out was the friendliness of all employees. I was especially impressed with the little cleaning gal we had on Friday morning. (maybe a college student... young and really friendly and helpful gal) This was a great place to stay.... I meant to talk to the staff about the exercise equipment, but didn't have time to stop after workout and then forgot.
M.B. - Milbank, SD
June 20, 2011 - In going through this survey I find myself giving the highest ratings ... it's no error or laziness on my part. I was extremely satisfied with the hotel. The entire hotel was extremely clean and it was so fun to be able to use the Spa Within also. I'm looking forward to my next stay at this same hotel.!
M.K.L. – Jamestown, ND
May 17, 2011 - From the moment we arrived, we relaxed and enjoyed ourselves at The Lodge. The staff was friendly and helpful; the room was very comfortable
and well-appointed; the hot breakfast was outstanding; and the view was wonderful. Thanks for a great mini-vacation; we will be back next year!
S. M. - Bismarck, ND
May 06, 2011 - We had a mother daughter spa weekend and had a great time everyone was so nice. We plan on another with my sister and our girls and our
mother. Thanks for everything! The room was very comfortable and had to try out the shower in the room, it was wonderful. Beautifully decorated accommodations!
D. C. - Little Falls, MN
May 07, 2011 - I first heard about The Lodge at a function at the Centennial Hall in Fargo a couple of years ago, and signed up for your e-mailings . . . It was our 35th wedding anniversary on the 7th, and there was a special package with the wine tasting event, and thought it would be a nice way to celebrate. We were NOT disappointed :-) Enjoyed it very much!
C. D. - Moorhead, MN
April 16, 2011 - The Lodge is a beautiful place to stay - extremely clean room, friendly staff and just a wonderful place to stay!
A. V. - Bemidji, MN
April 16, 2011 - We attended the Murder Mystery Event and it was excellent, and the rooms are so nice and the staff, we had a great time.
P. C. - Fargo, ND
February 12, 2011 - We came to the Lodge to escape the winter with a girls night out and spa day. We all loved the experience so much we decided it should be a yearly event. Lovely, cozy hotel with warm, welcoming staff.
D. H. - Portland, ND
February 11, 2011 - I personally did not use The Spa but my granddaughters did. They had facials and chocolate manicures and were so impressed by them. You made a couple hockey girls very happy. Thanks for a great stay!!!
M. R. - International Falls, MN
February 11, 2011 - We were there for our daughter's hockey tournament and the staff is always so accommodating. She also had her first massage and the staff made her feel very comfortable. She especially liked going a half hour ahead of time to be able to take a steam bath and just relax. Thank you so much for making our stay a getaway!
T. S. - International Falls, MN
February 3, 2011 - My biggest, "congratulations" on the prestigious award. Your sustainable-oriented business model is an excellent example for your peers and other industries. We are very proud of your accomplishments and leadership role with eco-tourism, not only within the state, but surrounding regions as well.
T.G. District Administrator PRW
January 14, 2011 - It was a great experience and everyone was very welcoming! I'd love to bring my whole family and maybe we'll do that in the summer Thanks for a great time!
S.R. - Winnipeg, MB
January 08, 2011 - The facility was beautiful and kept very clean. We had a wonderful time and look forward to returning in the future. Our stay this time was short, and would likely stay longer in the future.
D. P. - Lake Elmo, MN
November 19, 2010 - A bunch of us ladies that work together in Fargo wanted to get away and have a spa day and the Lodge was absolutely perfect for what we wanted.
We will definitely be coming back!! Only next time we will be bringing more of us!
S. E. - Perham, MN
November 13, 2010 - Such an awesome stay in the spa suite. Everyone was so cordial & having the whole resort to ourselves the second night was very "special". As ordered, the champagne & cheesecake waiting for us, was great touch! Thank you much (Kudos for all your "green" efforts)
D. B. - St. Cloud MN
November 05, 2010 - My sister and I were totally stressed due to our high-pressure jobs. We needed to get away for a couple days to decompress. Oh, my. We chose the right place! It was fantastic, from the moment we walked in. The staff, the room, the Spa, everything was such high quality and we both felt like queens (doesn't happen often). The whole experience was delightful and I'd recommend The Lodge to anyone. We'll be back and bring our other sisters and friends. I've never had such a good massage but the best part of all was the friendly, funny, observant staff. Everything we needed or desired they instinctively knew it and made it happen, with a sincere smile. I love this place and have never felt more comfortable and welcome at a hotel. Congratulations to the managers and staff for the best hotel experience ever!
J. Q. - Bismarck, ND
October 28, 2010 - The woman who checked me in Thursday night 10/28 was exceptional. Although she was balancing several jobs at the time (receptionist, bar, preparing appetizers), she did it with grace, and still remained extremely welcoming and kind. She was exactly what I needed after a very long day and tiring drive. I also loved having access to appetizers - hit the spot when arriving later in the evening, and allowed me to eat on site without having to go out and look for food.
M. G. - St. Paul, MN
October 29, 2010 - I feel a very big connection to the Lodge and its staff. People there go out of there way to make a vacation special and that counts A LOT. The rooms are so comfortable and clean. I love the music that plays when you come in and the view and I love that you can borrow a DVD player to watch movies. I have stayed 3 times in 2010 and I hope to be back for even more in 2011. I won't sign up for e-mail updates as I watch your facebook posts instead. Please thank the staff we worked with - especially the woman who worked the front desk around noon on Halloween. She helped us use our resort credit to buy shower gel and a Lodge Hoodie (we forgot to use it prior while shopping in the spa). You guys should get even MORE merchandise like that! And more extended sized. The XL fit me but I like to get t-shirts in 2x for pjs etc. THANKS AGAIN!
E. T. - Fargo, ND