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By a verified traveler on Sun 15 Dec 2019

Hotel Description

Grand Rapids guestrooms with free WiFi

Near the airport

Within 3 miles (5 km) of this Grand Rapids hotel, you'll find Pokegama Lake and Judy Garland Museum. Also, Grand Itasca Clinic and Hospital is within 3 miles (5 km) and Forest History Center is within 6 miles (10 km).

Renovated in 2015

This hotel features free WiFi in public areas, free newspapers, and free self parking. Enjoy the free cooked-to-order breakfast each morning. Express check-out is provided and the front desk is staffed around-the-clock.

Free WiFi, refrigerators

Featuring conveniences like refrigerators and microwaves, the 28 guestrooms also offer free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Other amenities include free local calls and free toiletries. Housekeeping is available on request.

Deluxe Studio, 1 Queen Bed, Kitchenette

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$99* Per night/room Sep 27 - Sep 28

Grand Suite, 2 Bedrooms, Kitchen, Ground Floor

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Deluxe Double Room, 2 Queen Beds

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Basic Suite, 3 Bedrooms

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Hotel Rapids ratings based on 5 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.4 out of 5 3.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 3.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Hotel Rapids

Everyone (3) Family (3)
3 out of 5
It wasn't bad. They did let me check in early. I didn't notice until when I was checking out that the smoke detector didn't have a battery. The door was a little drafty. could see daylight all around the door. Bathroom had no heat other than from the room do tile was a little cold to step on.

Posted by on Dec 15, 2019

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Dec 16, 2019 by Hotel Rapids

Thank you for your feedback!

4 out of 5
The updates in our room was nice- size of the rooms were great. The ice machine was in an accurate place & brekfast was not enough room. Wish there was a pool. Close to a busy road noisy, heard alot of traffic.

Posted by on Aug 12, 2019

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Aug 12, 2019 by Hotel Rapids

Thank you for your feedback! We appreciate you taking the time to let us know what you think of our property. We hope to see you again soon at Hotel Rapids!

4 out of 5

Clean, Comfortable, Economical & Convenient

We were looking for these values in GR. We viewed poor reviews from several months before but the owner had responded with an apology and indicating his intent to correct. A more recent review indicated improvements were done. We decided to take a chance and we're pleased we did. It's not a 4 star hotel but well worth the price.

Posted by on Mar 12, 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

Mar 14, 2017 by Mike

Thank you for the review and feedback, it is much appreciated.

5 out of 5

Comfort and Convenience with a Reasonable Price

We spent a night in one of the recently renovated rooms this past weekend and we really enjoyed our stay! The renovations have been very tastefully done and we found the room to be clean and comfortable. The beds were super comfy and we all slept really well. The staff was attentive and friendly. I also saw a few of the other rooms that are in the process of being renovated. The style and comfort is just right. The prices are very resonable in comparison to other accommodations in the area too! We have family who lives in the area and we have stayed at a number of the hotels and motels nearby over the past few years, in both te higher end and budget price ranges. I have never liked a hotel in this area well enough to take the time to write a review until now. Going forward, this is the first place I will check for an available room when we're planning a trip to Grand Rapids. We are very happy with the accommodations we got for the price. We look forward to coming back for another visit and we will spread the word about Hotel Rapids!

Posted by , from Minnetonka, MN on Jul 25, 2016

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by Paul

Thanks for your feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your stay.

1 out of 5

Leaves a lot to be desired

Pros: Nothing
Cons: Everything
Location: Only stayed the night so I don't know about things to do. The location of the hotel is at the intersection of two highways, so it was noisy.
This place is not at all like the photo of the room that it shows. The hotel is old, bathroom very dated, carpet was dirty, no coffee maker in the room. I booked with them because they were cheaper than other hotels in the area, but I guess you get what you pay for. I have stayed in other hotels for $10.00 less per night that put this one to shame. I would not recommend this hotel.

Posted by , from Minnesota on Jul 1, 2015

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jul 12, 2015 by Mike S.

I am very sorry to hear that your stay didn't meet your expectations. The property is under new management, and without making excuses, we are working to fix all of the points you brought up. We really do appreciate the criticism and look forward to getting another chance to make it up to you!

Property Features

Free breakfast is served daily. Public spaces have free WiFi. Hotel Rapids also features barbecue grills, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and express check-out. Self parking is free. A complete renovation of Hotel Rapids was completed in January 2015. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this Grand Rapids hotel.

  • 28 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • 2 buildings
  • Built in 1950
  • Cooked-to-order breakfast (free)
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-out
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking


  • Airport: Duluth, MN (DLH-Duluth Intl.) (121.6 km / 75.6 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Hotel Rapids offers 28 air-conditioned accommodations with complimentary toiletries. 32-inch flat-screen televisions come with cable channels. Refrigerators and microwaves are provided. Bathrooms include bathtubs or showers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include phones along with free local calls (restrictions may apply). Housekeeping is provided on request.

  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Cribs (surcharge)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

Guests are served free cooked-to-order breakfast daily from 6:30 AM to 10:00 AM.


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 parking

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at anytime
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 12 per stay.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for USD 12 per stay.

Pet Policy

  • Pets: USD 15 per pet, per night
  • Only dogs are allowed


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

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.

  • No elevators
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Staffed front desk


Optional extras

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

  • Pet fee: USD 15 per pet, per night
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: USD 12 per stay
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 12 per stay

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

Hotel Names

  • Hotel Rapids Grand Rapids
  • Hotel Rapids
  • Rapids Grand Rapids
  • Hotel Rapids Hotel
  • Hotel Rapids Grand Rapids
  • Hotel Rapids Hotel Grand Rapids

You should know

  • Please note that this property can refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, which include pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.
  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • Guests may experience noise disturbance due to nearby construction work.
  • Alcohol isn't served at Hotel Rapids.
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*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.