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Loken's Sawmill Inn & Suites
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Loken's Sawmill Inn & Suites
Ranked #1 of 1 Houston B&B and Inns
Maple Grove, Minnesota
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31 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Don't expect anything above or beyond basics”
Reviewed 28 May 2014

Check in at this hotel is 3 PM. We drove 3 hours to Houston and arrived by 1pm.
We asked to check in early. (there was only one other car in the parking lot so we figured they were empty)
The front desk person rudely told us no so we took our stuff and headed to our family event at the river.
We returned 5 hours later (3 hrs floating down river then cookout)
There was only 3 cars at this point.
We will never stay there again. The prices are high for what you get.
The room was ok but not showing a little courtesy would have made the price easier to swallow.
This review is actually for 2012.

  • Stayed June 2013
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Loken's S, Owner at Loken's Sawmill Inn & Suites, responded to this review, 17 June 2014
We appreciate your feedback for your stay 2 years ago in 2012. Our check-out time at the motel is 11 am and check-in at 3 pm . We are more than happy to facilitate an early check in if the need is communicated to us in advance so we can make arrangements to have the room ready . I have communicated with my employees the importance of providing guest satisfaction .
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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Reviewed 3 January 2014 via mobile

This is a great place to stay. The rooms are very clean and comfortable. The rates are reasonable. The owners and staff are friendly, helpful, and caring. They go out of their way to make to make your stay carefree. I would recommend this motel to anyone.

Stayed January 2014, travelled solo
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Bloomington, Minnesota
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87 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2013 via mobile

We own property close by and love to stay here. The staff is always very accommodating. We have recommended it to several friends and they love it too, especially the little banana breads each morning. Houston is a great town with access to groceries and restaurants. You won't be disappointed.

  • Stayed October 2013
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Kansas City, MO
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 June 2013

I was here for the Hiawatha Rally and really enjoyed my stay.

The owners did everything to make that stay comfortable right down to a small loaf of fresh baked bread in the room every day.

The place was very clean and comfortable. The room had a separate sink/kitchenette with coffee pot and refrigerator.

I will be there again next year.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled solo
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Eagleton, Wisconsin, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 June 2013

If this property had a pool area and offered breakfast, we would stay here with our basketball team every time we are in the LaCrosse area for a tournament. It's just 20 minutes from LaCrosse and worth the drive through beautiful country. The room we had was very clean and comfortable. We had a separate bedroom, small kitchenette area, nice size bathroom and sitting area for under $100. The hotel personnel are friendly,

I would definitely recommend this hotel if you are not looking for one with a pool or onsite breakfast.

Room Tip: It's best to request a room on the side of the hotel that is opposite the gas station if you are...
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
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Austin, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2013

Loken's Sawmill Inn is a family run operation in a small town, but was a great place to stay. The prices are reasonable and the rooms are large and include a small refrigerator, coffee maker, and hair dryer. There is a living room like area in the front for groups to gather so you can sit on couches and chairs rather than someone's bed. The staff was friendly and would do everything they could to accommodate any request. The beds were comfortable. There was free Wifi in the rooms. It is not a glitzy place, but it is clean, comfortable and feels like home. There is one unit that is more like a one bedroom apt. The town of Houston is very friendly. Be sure to meet Alice (the Great Horn Owl) at the Houston Nature Center.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with friends
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Waterloo, Iowa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2013

We have stayed many times at the Loken Sawmill Inns and are always impressed by the cleanliness and comfort of this hotel. The rooms are spacious and have fridges and microwaves. They even give you packages of microwave popcorn for snacks! The owners are very friendly and it is a great place to stay if you are biking the Root River Trail (one of my favorite sections of the bike trail is from Houston to Rushford) or attending the International Owl Festival that is held the first weekend of March. The rooms do get booked quickly for the busy weekends, like the owl festival, the Houston HoeDown Days, etc. so call early to reserve a room. You will not be disappointed.

Room Tip: They do have jacuzzi suites if you are interested in that amenity.
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Loken's Sawmill Inn & Suites
Address: 809 E Cedar, Houston, MN 55943
Region: United States > Minnesota > Houston
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Houston
Number of rooms: 14

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