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Super 8, Bemidji, MN

Super 8, 1815 Paul Bunyan Dr NW, Bemidji, MN 56601

We were going to stay at a resort near Bemidji or at a cabin in Lake Bemidji State Park and decided to drive up the night before so that we could get a jump on the vacation.  I am pretty sure it was the resort, Wilderness Bay Resort, and our trip to Lake Itasca State Park.

Either way we arrived at Super 8 in Bemidji and were relieved to find a pretty nice, simple hotel. I remember thinking that it was very clean and the management really cared. The front desk was really friendly.

Our room was on the second floor and down a short hallway. Just up the stairs there was an overlook so that you could see the front desk from above and they had items hanging on the wall. I found the decoration to be very neat, it was hockey themed.

Hockey decor at Super 3 Bemidji, MN

The room was clean and pretty big.  We got a king I think.  The bathroom was very obviously clean.  I remember the room being fairly quiet.  I think we were away from the other guests.

The breakfast was spot on.  It was exactly what you would expect from a continental breakfast in America, but clearly the best parts of that type of breakfast.  I am always so happy when they have waffles.

The breakfast layout at Super 8 Bemidji, MN

We didn’t know where to eat in Bemidji when we arrived, but luckily this hotel was right next to Four Points Bar and Grill.  This place had a delicious and messy burger that I enjoyed.  Unfortunately, it seems that the restaurant didn’t make it as I can no longer find it on Google.

If you need a place to rest your head the Super 8 in Bemidji is a good, and affordable option.

The only negative that I found regarding this hotel is getting out of it.  There are two paths out, and the front staff will try to steer you in the right direction, but one of those paths is a very sharp left, directly into a right hand turn with heavy traffic circulating through it.  You need a quick vehicle with great maneuverability to leave that way.  It wasn’t an issue for us, but I could see some people having a hard time leaving via that route.  There are other options, but it is something to think about.

Overall I recommend the hotel.  That breakfast was pretty good.

Fairfield Inn & Suites, Salt Lake City South, UT

Fairfield Inn & Suites, 594 W 4500 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84123

If you are looking for a place to stay in Salt Lake City the Fairfield Inn & Suites is neither the best or the worst place to stay.  This particular location is a little sketchy.  Not sure if that translates to bad.  No one should really be walking around the area unless they are intending to go to the hotel which may actually be a good thing.  it is really close to 80 so it is easy to get wherever it is that you are going.

If I was coming to the area to shop I would choose a better location closer to the shopping areas and food.  If I was a business person who didn’t really care and just wanted a good room I would choose this hotel although there are ones closer to the airport.

The rooms are nice, but the walls are thin.  I could hear the woman next to us talking on a phone.  She may have been a particularly loud individual, but it worries you when you are hoping to get a good night sleep.

I liked the bed and the sheets.  I didn’t have any issues sleeping here.  The bathrooms were very nice, really top of the line.  Everything seemed pretty new.

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The lobby has a little store with expensive food if you get a craving.  It is convenient and that makes up for the prices.

In the morning they give you the standard breakfast that you get everywhere these days.  I honestly am not sure if it was good or not.  It wasn’t bad.  The juice was good.  I really liked the eating area.  It was large and everything was really nice.  It felt like it was designed for businessmen in mind.  Overall I would say better than the average for what it was.

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If you are on a business trip I would say yes stay here.  If you are on vacation there are much better choices in the area.

The view from our room was nice, even on the first floor.

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