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4.3 out of 5

"Really great service, beautiful place! Would recommend. " More

By a verified traveler on Tue 25 Aug 2020

Hotel Description

3-star beachfront hotel with free breakfast

On the beach

Within 3 miles (5 km) of this Detroit Lakes hotel, you'll find Detroit Mountain Recreation Area and Essentia Health St. Mary's-Detroit Lakes. Historic Holmes Theater and Detroit Lakes Community and Cultural Center are also within 3 miles (5 km).

Private beach, indoor pool

This smoke-free hotel features a private beach, a full-service spa, and a marina. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the 2 conference rooms, as well as the 24-hour business center and free WiFi in public areas. Enjoy the indoor pool and free perks like full breakfast and free self parking.

Free Internet, iPod docks

Boasting comforts like premium bedding and down comforters, the 54 guestrooms offer free WiFi and free wired Internet, as well as LCD TVs with cable channels. Balconies, iPod docks, and refrigerators are also available.

Suite, 1 King Bed, Jetted Tub, Lakeside

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Room, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed, Patio, Lakeside (with Sofabed)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Standard Room, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed, Accessible, Lakeside (with Sofabed)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds, Balcony, Lakeside

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds, Patio, Lakefront, No Pets

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed, Kitchen, Lakefront, No Pets

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Best Western Premier The Lodge on Lake Detroit ratings based on 8 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.2 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 5.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 5.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Best Western Premier The Lodge on Lake Detroit

Couples (1) Family (3)
5 out of 5
Really great service, beautiful place! Would recommend.

Posted by on Aug 25, 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

Aug 25, 2020 by Kelsey, Guest Services

Thank you for your positive feedback and high score. We hope you stay with us again!

5 out of 5
It was fabulous, will stay there again, gorgeous room

Posted by on Feb 24, 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

Mar 3, 2020 by Tammy, Operations Assistant

Thank you for staying with us and for your positive comments!

2 out of 5
We had a reservation for 2 rooms for 2 nights. When we checked in, they charged us for 2 rooms for 3 nights. I caught it and brought it to their attention. They said they would get it fixed. Next day, still showing on my account, but they said when we checked out, the charges would only be for 2 nights. I get home and check my credit card - they have charged us for 3 nights, so now I'm going to have to deal with them again and see if anyone is competent enough to remedy this. Plus, I didn't like that the bed was really high. I'm only 5'4" and I had a hard time getting into bed!

Posted by on Jun 24, 2019

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5 out of 5

Great, clean hotel

Pros: Free breakfast, Free Internet
I travel for work a lot but this was a family trip. It was clean, the staff was friendly, the breakfast was great - well worth the money. The kids liked it too.

Posted by , from St Paul, MN, USA on Jun 14, 2012

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5 out of 5

Great hotel

Pros: Free breakfast, Free Internet
This was a great hotel. The rooms were clean, breakfast good, staff very friendly. I'd stay here again!

Posted by , from St Paul, MN, USA on May 30, 2012

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4 out of 5

What a great place for a reunion~!

Pros: Free breakfast, Quiet, beautiful lake location
Our family booked several rooms at The Lodge for a reunion, where they had stayed before. This was my first year and what a great way to be able to have everyone on site. I regret sleeping in tho and missing the breakfast. A wedding was taking place in front--what a beautiful venue for the event! Really felt I was in the North Woods staying here. Quiet, warm, welcoming--

Posted by , from Auburn, WA on Feb 7, 2011

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4 out of 5

A very nice hotel

This is a fairly new hotel so of course everything was like brand new. We had a very comfy lakefront room with a balcony. My husband didn't care for the pillows (too soft) but I thought they were great. The staff was friendly. The hotel is much smaller than we thought but cozy. Offer a free breakfast every morning which was very good. They have a small bar (4 stools) in their lobby and serve appetizers. You can sit in the lobby which is very comfy (leather chairs, rocking chairs) or outside on their balcony overlooking the lake while listening to piano music. We didn't partake in this as we were out and about scooting around the lake but it sounded like a nice thing to do before going out for dinner. Fireside Restaurant which is just two blocks away is a fabulous waterfront restaurant-ate there twice. The road goes all around the lake. The Bridge is a fun place to eat, indoor and outdoor dining. They had a band with steel drum music - great fun! Several other places around the lake. We love to socialize and The Lodge was very quiet but a lovely hotel with lounge chairs on a small beach. If you bring a boat the docking space is very limited and probably why they charge $*. a day. It looked like there was only space for 4 boats. Some guests were fishing off the pier - don't know if they caught anything. Seems to be a recreational lake - a lot of pontoons.

Posted by on Jun 27, 2010

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4 out of 5

The Lodge in Detroit Lakes

Front desk was very friendly and very helpful. The Lodge is obviously one of the newer places in Detrot Lakes ... and probably the nicest.

Posted by on Mar 2, 2009

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About the Best Western Premier The Lodge on Lake Detroit

Location 1200 E Shore Dr, Detroit Lakes, MN 56501

Renovations + Closures

Due to COVID-19, this property’s food and beverage options may be limited.

Property Features

Simply walk outside to feel the sun on your face at the sand beach. Pamper yourself with a treatment at the full-service spa and enjoy amenities at Best Western Premier The Lodge on Lake Detroit like a marina and an indoor pool. Free breakfast is available daily. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. This beach hotel also offers a 24-hour fitness center, a spa tub, and a steam room. Free self parking is available. This 3-star Detroit Lakes hotel is smoke free.

  • 54 guestrooms or units
  • 3 levels
  • 4000 sq ft of conference space
  • 372 sq m of conference space
  • Built in 2005
  • Full breakfast (free)
  • Bar or lounge
  • Beach lounge chairs
  • Ski lift tickets
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • Conference space
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Front-desk safe
  • Wedding services available
  • Library
  • Garden
  • Gift shop
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site
  • Water dispenser

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • On private beach
  • Indoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking


  • Train station: Detroit Lakes Station (3.6 km / 2.2 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Best Western Premier The Lodge on Lake Detroit offers 54 air-conditioned accommodations with iPod docking stations and coffee/tea makers. Rooms open to balconies. Beds feature down comforters and premium bedding. 42-inch LCD televisions come with premium cable channels. Guests can make use of the in-room refrigerators and microwaves. Bathrooms include showers, designer toiletries, and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Private balcony
  • IPod dock
  • LCD television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Down blanket
  • Shower
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Designer toiletries
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

Guests are served free full breakfast on weekdays from 6:30 AM to 10:00 AM and on weekends from 7:00 AM to 10:00 AM.

LoLa D's Bar - This bistro specializes in American cuisine and serves light fare only. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Nearby Activities

An indoor pool and a spa tub are on site. Other recreational amenities include a private beach, a steam room, and a 24-hour fitness center.

Children under 16 years old are not allowed in the swimming pool, fitness facility, or spa tub without adult supervision.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Snowboarding nearby
  • Fishing on site
  • Snowmobiling nearby
  • Downhill skiing nearby

Spa Services

Guests can indulge in a pampering treatment at the hotel's full-service spa, The Spa Within. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, facials, and body wraps.

The spa is open daily.

  • Hot stone massage
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Prenatal massage
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Body wraps
  • Body treatments
  • Facial treatments
  • Massages


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.

  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible spa
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Minimum check-in age is: 21

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Due to COVID-19, this property's food and beverage options may be limited pursuant to local regulations.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 20.0 per night.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; masks are required in public areas.The property affirms that it follows sanitization practices of We Care Clean (Best Western) guidelines.The property affirms that it adheres to the SafeStay (AHLA - USA) sanitization guidelines.

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Masks are compulsory at the property
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant Value
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures Value
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property follows sanitization practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA) Value
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • Property follows a brand or regulatory agency's sanitization guidelines We Care Clean (Best Western)
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures Value
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast
  • Debit cards


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 20.0 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Best Western Premier Lodge Lake Detroit
  • Best Western Premier Lodge
  • Best Western Premier Lake Detroit
  • Best Western Premier The Lodge On Lake Detroit Hotel Lakes
  • Hotel On Lake Detroit
  • Best Premier The On Detroit
  • Best Western Premier The Lodge on Lake Detroit Hotel
  • Best Western Premier The Lodge on Lake Detroit Detroit Lakes

You should know

  • Reservations are needed for massage services and spa treatments. For reservations, contact the hotel before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.