The hotel was recently updated but done very poorly. It was like they didn't finish anything. The door to the room needed to be replaced, as it didn't shut very well. The room was small, and had too much furniture in it, the desk was un-usable in the location they had it.
Trying to get to the hotel, if you aren't familiar with Bemidji is tricky... you have to drive through another parking lot to get there, or you can take a back road that goes along the airport runway, but it could be confusing if you've never been there.
I waited forever to be checked in because the woman at the desk was on the phone and I think she was the only one there. When I went down there another time, I waited and waited for someone to come to the desk but had to leave because there wasn't anyone around. My phone didn't work so I couldn't do a quick check-out (they make you call the front desk to do a quick check-out), so I had to go to the front desk again, and again waited forever.
The biggest complaint I had was that I was unable to control the temperature in the room. There was a wall unit and I got up numerous times during the night to adjust it.
Also, there were stray cats running around the back of the hotel in the parking lot, and it was about -10 degrees. I told the front desk (after waiting and waiting) and the clerk said "I thought we took care of that". So apparently they have a cat problem.
This hotel was way too much money for what you get. It's probably a $55 per night value that you pay about $100 for. Don't waste your money.
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