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From Hotels to Resorts—Top Detroit Lakes Lodging to Consider

Whether you are in Minnesota for business or for a vacation, the Detroit Lakes area offers a variety of accommodations to meet your travel needs. Relax by the lake or in a hammock surrounded by hardwood and conifer trees. Stay near downtown and enjoy the mile long city beach while being in close proximity to shopping and a wide variety of dining options. The city has more than 400 rooms and many offer a lakeside view, or if getting in touch with nature is more your style, park your RV or cozy up in a cabin near Detroit Lakes. Whatever your preference, you can experience this unique Minnesota destination by staying in one of Detroit Lakes many motels, hotels, resorts or campgrounds.


Best Western Premier The Lodge on Lake Detroit

On the Water

Stay at the Best Western Premier The Lodge on Lake Detroit, which sits on the shore of Little Detroit Lake and offers a picturesque view of the sunset, visible from all of its 54 rooms. Amenities include a spa, suites with aromatherapy whirlpool and a fireplace, a private beach, complimentary full hot breakfast, a bar, and regular live music. Whether you seek luxury, relaxation or lively entertainment, you’ll find it all and more at the Best Western Premier The Lodge on Lake Detroit.

A full-service hotel, Holiday Inn on the Lake has a restaurant, a bar, live entertainment and an outdoor patio with spirits to quench your thirst during the sunny days of summer. If you’re seeking adventure, you can rent a bike or boat and go exploring. If you want relaxation, soak up the warm day on a lounge chair along 700 feet of a sandy beach. More than 100 rooms mean the entire family can enjoy their stay at this Detroit Lakes hotel. With banquet and meeting rooms, Holiday Inn on the Lake is also a popular location for outdoor weddings and receptions.

AmericInn Lodge & Suites

In the City

AmericInn Lodge & Suites provides your stay with a touch of privacy and quiet from the adjoining rooms and offers additional pluses like a large parking lot, pet-friendly policy and a restaurant in walking distance. Some suites in the beautifully remodeled AmericInn Lodge & Suites feature fireplaces and whirlpools, and all suites include amenities such as a free hot breakfast, a refrigerator, a microwave, complimentary Wi-Fi and flat screen TVs.

Opening this summer, Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott is Detroit Lakes’ newest hotel. The hotel is located directly across from the mile-long beach and offers three floors of rooms topped by the fourth floor of condos. Start your day with a free, tasty hot breakfast, while the pool and fitness center keep you on track. For an exciting time of tasty eats and shopping, take a short walk to the newly adjacent restaurant or enjoy additional dining options as well as shops only a short distance away.

Families will love the pools and complimentary breakfasts featured at Best Western Holland House or at Detroit Lakes Country Inn. The Best Western Holland House is ideal for families looking to stay in the city. Choose a family room with bunk bed options, enjoy the heated indoor pool (it has a waterslide!) and dinner is made easy with pizza packages. The large open atrium of the Detroit Lakes Country Inn hosts a heated indoor pool and Whirlpool. Parking is free at both properties.

Fair Hills Resort


A family vacation destination, Fair Hills Resort is open from May to September. Reminisce on your vacation days you took with your family growing up, as this family style resort offers the same qualities of the traditional family vacation you took as a child, with activities for both young and adults. Go for a swim, play a round of tennis or golf, or simply enjoy your day at the beach where your kids can be kids in a welcoming and inclusive environment of the Fair Hills Resort.

Lakecrest Resort is the only city resort that is situated on 10 private wooded acres along the shores of Long Lake outside of Detroit Lakes. Cabins range from one to eight bedrooms and can accommodate extended families. In addition to a beautiful beach, Lakecrest Resort offers an abundance of free amenities such as paddleboats, kayaks, hydro-bikes, fishing boats and canoes for you to be active during your stay. You can also play a game of tennis, sand volleyball, basketball or shuffleboard. Create new family memories at this classic Minnesota family resort!

Maplelag Resort is an excellent choice for either summer or winter activities. Outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy mountain biking or cross-country skiing and stay for the state’s largest spa/hot tub with a retractable roof. The resort takes “digital detoxing” seriously, as no TVs, video games or phones are in the rooms, but regular activities are included like talent shows and dancing. Put the phones down and catch up with each other at the Maplelag Resort, and create new memories with your loved ones.

If staying lakeside is the way for you, choose from more than 20 additional resorts in the Detroit Lakes area.

American Legion Campground

On a Budget

The American Legion Campground is a camper’s paradise that offers plenty of amenities to make them feel right at home. The campground is situated on a wooded lot across from the famous mile long sandy beach. The campground offers 115 seasonal spaces and 33 transfer sites. All sites come with water, electricity, cable TV, Wi-Fi, picnic tables, fire rings and 10 transient sites come with a sewer. Clean restrooms, as well as shower facilities, are available in two locations. The campground also features a convenience store, a laundry room, a playground and a gazebo. A nearby Legion lounge serves breakfast and lunch on a daily basis. For family style camping, American Legion Campground is the ideal place to go in the Detroit Lakes area.

With easy access to local restaurants and shopping, Lakes Inn is located directly across from Little Detroit Lake. The motel offers ten newly remodeled rooms with a queen bed, flat screen TV, air conditioner and kitchenette. All accommodations come with complimentary high speed Internet, cable television, microwave and refrigerator. For an affordable and comfortable stay, Lakes Inn is your home away from home.

At the Budget Host Inn you can enjoy the comforts of home while being close to shopping, dining and Lake Detroit. Amenities include free mini golf, complimentary continental breakfast and 32-inch flat screen TVs. Kitchenettes are available in some rooms and all rooms have high-speed Internet access, microwaves, refrigerators, and coffee makers. Budget Host Inn has plenty of green space, convenient at-door parking, and pet-friendly accommodations.

More budget-friendly accommodations can be found at America’s Best Value Inn, Holiday Haven Motel and Long Lake Campsite in the city of Detroit Lakes as well as campgrounds in lakes country.

Detroit Lakes area accommodations offer a variety of options to suit your vacation needs. Whether it’s an active holiday, solitude or family time you seek, Detroit Lakes hotels, resorts, motels or campgrounds provide an opportunity to get in touch with nature and make everlasting memories with your loved ones.