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Detroit Lakes Minnesota Accommodations

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The Detroit Lakes center point is around the area of Detroit Lakes Amtrak and the area of Detroit Lakes Community Center.

Detroit Lakes is a popular tourist city in Becker County, 45 miles east of the Fargo-Moorhead metropolitan district. American Civil War hero Colonel George Johnston founded Detroit Lakes, then known as simply Detroit, in 1871. The construction of the Northern Pacific Railroad inspired growth and in 1877 it was named the county seat. Many of the buildings from the late 1800s still stand today, including the railroad station and the Holmes Theatre. The Becker County Museum displays several artifacts from the city's early history. In 1926, Detroit Lakes decided to change its name to avoid postal mix-ups with the better-known Detroit, Michigan. More from this guide...

Detroit Lakes Hotels & Accommodations

Americs Best Value Inn - Detriot Lakes 400 Morrow Ave., Detriot Lakes, MN 56501 ~0.70 miles northwest of Detroit Lakes
  • 2-star hotel
  • Hotel has a green policy See policy
  • Breakfast is good
  • New carpet
Best Western Plus of Detroit Lakes 615 Highway 10 East, Detroit Lakes, MN 56501
  • Low Cost Resort property
  • Check in: 03:00
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Americinn Lodge & Suites 777 Highway 10 East, Detroit Lakes, MN 56501
  • Economy property
  • Fitness center on property
Budget Host Inn in Detroit Lakes 895 Highway 10 East, Detroit Lakes, MN 56501
  • Affordable Highway property
  • 24 rooms in hotel
Holiday Inn Detroit Lakes Lakefront in Detroit Lakes 1155 Highway 10 East, Detroit Lakes, MN 56501
  • Mid-scale Beach hotel
  • 7 meeting rooms in hotel
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BW Premier The Lodge on Lake Detroit - Detroit Lakes 1200 East Shore Dr., Detroit Lakes, MN 56501
  • Four star Lake hotel
  • Hotel has 55 rooms
  • Excellent hotel
  • Wonderful view of Lake
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The Inn at Dunvilla An Ascend Hotel Collection Member 48153 Us Highway 59, Pelican Rapids, MN 56572 ~13.71 miles southwest of Detroit Lakes
  • Midscale Rural property
  • 30 rooms in hotel
Grandstay Hotel & Suites Perham - Fargo 231 Market Dr., Fargo, ND 56573 ~20.03 miles southeast of Detroit Lakes
  • 3 star hotel
Super 8 Perham in Perham 106 Jake St. Southeast, Perham, MN 56573 ~20.61 miles southeast of Detroit Lakes
  • Two star hotel
  • Check-in time: 11:00 AM
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Americinn Hawley 1212 Jetvig Blvd., Hawley, MN 56549 ~23.19 miles west of Detroit Lakes
  • Three Star property
  • 2 floors in hotel
Umper Pond Resort in Ottertail 300 Thumper Lodge Rd., Ottertail, MN 56571 ~29.78 miles southeast of Detroit Lakes
  • 3-star hotel
  • 78 suites in hotel
Country Inn & Suites / Bigwood Event Center 925 Western Ave., Fergus Falls, MN 56537 ~38.56 miles south of Detroit Lakes
  • Midscale Highway property
  • Fitness center on property
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C'mon Inn 1009 1st St. East, Park Rapids, MN 56470 ~38.59 miles east of Detroit Lakes
  • Low-priced Suburban hotel
  • 44 rooms in property
  • Perfectly clean
  • Breakfast is good
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America's Best Value Inn : 610 Western Ave. 610 Western Ave., Fergus Falls, MN 56537 ~38.62 miles south of Detroit Lakes
  • Inexpensive Highway hotel
  • 54 sleeping rooms in hotel
  • Fair budget hotel
  • Location is great
Super 8 Motel : 2454 College Way 2454 College Way, Fergus Falls, MN 56537 ~38.65 miles south of Detroit Lakes
  • Low-priced Highway hotel
  • Hotel has 32 rooms
  • Close to highway
  • Rooms are not good
Super 8 Park Rapids : 1020 East 1st St. 1020 East 1st St., Park Rapids, MN 56470 ~38.70 miles east of Detroit Lakes
  • Two-star property
  • Check-in: 11:00 AM
Americinn Lodge & Suites in Fergus Falls 526 Western Ave., Fergus Falls, MN 56537 ~38.79 miles south of Detroit Lakes
  • Two-star Highway hotel
  • 60 rooms in hotel
From$109
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Comfort Inn : 425 Western Ave.
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425 Western Ave., Fergus Falls, MN 56537 ~38.95 miles south of Detroit Lakes
  • Low Cost Highway property
  • 2 floors in hotel
  • World class service
  • Most guests found the staff to be very friendly
Americinn Park Rapids 1501 1st St. East, Park Rapids, MN 56470 ~39.31 miles east of Detroit Lakes
  • Two-star hotel
Eastwood Inn of Wadena 500 Ash Ave. Nw, Brainerd, MN 56482 ~42.08 miles southeast of Detroit Lakes
  • 3 star property
  • Check in: 14:00
Travelodge & Suites Fargo Moorhead 3027 Frontage Rd. South, Moorhead, MN 56560 ~42.09 miles west of Detroit Lakes
  • Economy Suburban property
  • Complimentary breakfast is offered
Americinn Lodge & Suites Wadena in Wadena 695 Jefferson St. North, Wadena, MN 56482 ~42.48 miles southeast of Detroit Lakes
  • Economy hotel
Microtel Inn & Suites 2915 12th St. South, Moorhead, MN 56560 ~43.39 miles west of Detroit Lakes
  • Economy hotel
  • Check-in time: 3:00 pm
Courtyard by Marriott : 1080 28th Ave. South 1080 28th Ave. South, Moorhead, MN 56560 ~43.43 miles west of Detroit Lakes
  • Mid-scale Suburban property
  • 3 floors in property
  • The stay that much more enjoyable
  • Outstanding facility
From$99
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Grand Inn Moorhead - Moorhead
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810 Belsly Blvd., Moorhead, MN 56560 ~43.62 miles west of Detroit Lakes
  • Cheap Highway property
  • 68 sleeping rooms in hotel
  • Dirty rooms
  • Beds need improvement
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As one of Minnesota's most popular travel destinations, Detroit Lake offers a great variety of hotels, restaurants, and other tourist facilities. However, its wide variety of recreational facilities, including more than 400 lakes within just 25 miles, may be its biggest draw card for active visitors. Bring your sense of adventure to this Minnesota hot spot on your next getaway.

When to Visit Detroit Lakes, MN

With more than 400 lakes in a 25-mile radius encouraging water sports and warm temps hovering in the high 70s to low 80s, it's unsurprising that summer is Detroit Lakes' peak season. The city's population swells during the summer months from around 8,500 to approximately 13,000 as tourists and seasonal residents flood the town. While the city is undeniably appealing during this time of year, high demand inflates accommodation prices. It's also not the best time for Detroit Lakes travel if you don't like crowds.

The warm weather lingers during early fall, when Detroit Lakes is arguably at its most spectacular. Typical daytime temperatures in the low 70s in September and mid-50s in October suit hikes and scenic drives to admire the changing leaves on the Fall Color Tour. For culture buffs, the new season of productions at the Historic Holmes Theatre also begins in late September.

Detroit Lakes winters are bitterly cold, with typical temperatures in the high teens to mid-20s. However, they're an appealing time of year for winter sports fans who love downhill skiing and snowboarding at the recently renovated Detroit Mountain Recreation Area. Visit after the New Year for the most affordable hotel rates.

Spring is a boon time for bargain hunters, with some of the city's lowest accommodation rates. By mid-April, temperatures are warming up enough for hiking and other recreational activities. By May, you can expect average daily temps in the high 60s.

Below is a chart of the current pricing seasonality of hotels and motels in Detroit Lakes, MN:

seasonality of hotel rates in Detroit Lakes

Averate Rates by Star Rating

Below are 3 charts displaying average price trends by star rating class in Detroit Lakes, MN. Analyze these line graphs to determine the least expensive seasons to book a room in Detroit Lakes for your upcoming travels.

Luxury Hotels in Detroit Lakes, MN

4 Star Average Prices: $175.29

High-end accommodation is what Detroit Lakes does best. The following waterfront hotels are some of the most luxurious in the local area.

Holiday Inn Detroit Lakes Lakefront in Detroit Lakes' waterfront location puts the best of Detroit Lakes at your doorstep. All its rooms are beautiful, but the suites have jacuzzis, so they're worth a splurge. This hotel is popular with families, who appreciate the kid-friendly facilities like the game room, playground, and indoor pools. Kids also eat free with a paying adult in the on-site eateries: Iceberg Restaurant and Beach Bar and Grill. If you've got your own vessel, use the hotel's private dock. If not, don't worry. The hotel also rents boats and bikes for two-wheeled fun.

While the Holiday Inn has selected water-view rooms, every one of the BW Premier The Lodge on Lake Detroit – Detroit Lakes's 54 rooms faces the lake. The hotel also has a full-service spa, heated indoor pool, fitness center, a private beach, and boat slips. If you don't have a boat, simply take out one of the hotel's kayaks or paddle boats to enjoy fun on the water. They're complimentary for guests, along with local calls kept under 30 minutes and tasty breakfasts. Featuring frittatas, waffles, fresh fruit, and organic coffee, they're a cut above most complimentary morning meals.

4 Star Hotel Prices in Detroit Lakes

Affordable Hotels in Detroit Lakes, MN

3 Star Average Prices: $133.34

Detroit Lakes is best known as an upscale tourist city, but there are also some affordable local hotels. Rooms book quickly, so make sure you secure yours well in advance.

Budget Host Inn – Detroit Lakes is a modest pet-friendly hotel conveniently located on Highway 10, just one mile from Big Detroit Lake's beach and minutes from local restaurants and stores. The 24 rooms are simple but serviceable, with polished wood floors, wall-mounted cable TVs, microwave ovens, and fridges. Hairdryers, irons, and ironing boards are all available on request. Some rooms even have kitchenettes for self-catering. If you don't want to eat in, enjoy an al fresco meal in the hotel's picnic area.

Americas Best Value Inn Detroit Lakes is a little more expensive, but it's made for travelers who want more than a room for the night. Great amenities like the small business center, picnic area with a fire pit and grill, and breakfast room help justify the slightly higher price. Breakfasts are free each morning, along with local calls and premium cable channels including HBO. The rooms have all the appliances you love, like fridges, microwave ovens, air-conditioning units, and coffee makers for your early morning fix.

3 Star Hotel Prices in Detroit Lakes

2 Star Average Prices: $128.01

2 Star Hotel Prices in Detroit Lakes

Which Detroit Lakes hotels have real discounts?

Popular accommodation providers often have preferential rates for selected guests. Present your identification at the following Detroit Lakes area hotels to secure the savings.

Best Western Plus of Detroit Lakes has special rates for AAA and CAA auto club members, seniors and AARP members, and guests booking at least 45 days in advance. This hotel is great fun for families, with a waterslide in its indoor pool area and DVDs and board games for hire from the front desk. Guests who love working out will appreciate the recently renovated fitness room, which never closes for the convenience of guests. The Best Western Plus has a variety of inviting rooms, including accessible and pet-friendly accommodation. Hot breakfasts each morning are included in the room rate.

Super 8 by Wyndham Perham reduces its low rates for AAA auto club members, government employees, former and current serving military service people, seniors and AARP members, and members of large groups. This hotel isn't flashy but it is serviceable. Plush armchairs are the perfect place for watching cable on the wall-mounted TV or enjoying the free Wi-Fi. All rooms have fridges, microwaves, and coffee-making facilities. There's an on-site laundry and plenty of place for parking everything from a compact car to a boat, truck, or RV. The free eight-item SuperStart breakfast is a satisfying way to start the day.

Best Value Options in Detroit Lakes, MN

Thousands of satisfied customers can't be wrong. Guests claim the following Detroit Lakes hotels are some of the best value options in the local area.

AmericInn Lodge & Suites by Wyndham Detroit Lakes is a charming hotel with welcoming rooms, including many with electric fireplaces and hot tubs. While there are high-definition TVs in each room and free Wi-Fi throughout, it's liberating to unplug and enjoy simpler pleasures like laps in the indoor pool, a workout in the fitness center, or a game of pool with your traveling companions. The complimentary Wi-Fi is just the first of many free perks. Parking is also free, along with delicious home-style breakfasts served each morning.

GrandStay Hotel & Suites Perham is a short drive from Detroit Lakes, but an excellent option for value seekers. Its suites are well appointed, with flat-panel high-definition cable TVs, plush beds, microwaves, and fridges. Some even have whirlpool tubs and sofa sleepers. Kids love the outdoor playground and indoor pool, while the Moonlight Lounge/Bar is always a big hit with adult guests. The free Grand Start Buffet, with bagels, pastries, and fresh baked waffles, is the perfect way to start your day. Free premium coffee in the lobby and Wi-Fi throughout the property help you see value.

Have Fun Outdoors in Detroit Lakes, MN

Detroit Lakes is a beautiful spot with top recreational facilities that encourage visitors to enjoy the great outdoors. There are more than 400 lakes in the local area, but Detroit Lake is the most popular. This picturesque spot features a one-mile beach, a popular place for swimming, playing in the sand, and celebrating key events like Independence Day. Take a boat out fishing or drop a line off the beach's pier. Walleye, bass, crappies, trout, and trophy-size muskie all live in Detroit Lake.

Detroit Lakes also has some beautiful parks for picnics and play, including Dunton Locks County Park, Sucker Creek Preserve, and the recently opened dog park on 10th Avenue SE. Fourteen local golf courses make Detroit Lakes a popular spot for putters. The city also has a paintball arena, a horseback riding ranch, and two river tubing companies.

Detroit Lakes doesn't slow down in cold weather, with locals and visitors enjoying the facilities at the Detroit Mountain Recreation Area. Snowboarding and skiing (both downhill and cross-country), ice-fishing, and snowmobiling are all popular wintertime activities.

Spend time in Detroit Lakes and you'll soon see why generations of families return to this Minnesota hot spot time and time again. If you've never been, it's time to put this popular tourist destination on your next travel itinerary.

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