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Arrowwood Resort and Conference Center

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We've stayed at this resort a few times in the past years. This was the first time we were on the fourth floor with a lake view. That is a great location. The view is pretty. The room was quiet. In past years, we've been in a lower-level room. I haven't been as pleased with that location. Probably depends on if you get a lake view from that room. Those rooms seem dark and uninviting. This room was much nicer. It was quite large with a small refrigerator and microwave in a separate smaller room/area. However, the lighting is not great in these rooms. The air conditioning kept the room cool enough for our liking. We've been there for business meetings and the food is good. The coffee is great.

You know many of us in Minnesota love, love, love the North Shore where the mighty Lake Superior dwells. However, sometimes we forget about all the other beautiful lakes. Case in point; my bonus daughter is an actress/singer and was performing in Alexandria, so my husband and I packed our bags and headed to Alexandria and boy, are we glad we did. Not only was the performance fabulous but so was the town. Amazing people, quaint shops, great food and to top it off so many beautiful clean lakes.One of the biggest surprises was where we stayed. The Arrowwood Resort was wonderful, our room was spacious and our lake view deck was just an added plus. One of the highlights was the dockside bar and restaurant. Arrowwood's dockside was nominated for one of the best in Minnesota. We were having so much fun that when the waitress came over with complimentary chips, salsa and guac because she felt our meal was taking too long, we said thanks, but we were so caught up in singing with the band and laughing that we forgot about time. Alexandria we will be back and Arrowwood get my bed ready, because your beds are awesome!

Hotel is a bit dated, rooms are clean and spacious. Waterpark is ok, rather small. Food was not great but the hotel rate including water park is inexpensive - ok for a quick getaway. Indoor and out door pool, nice to be able to rent jet skis,pontoons and other toys. Good getaway, just not an overly impressive property nor restaurants.

The issues started right away, I had reserved a room requesting a split or 2 rooms because of needing a room separate for the baby. Upon arrival we were given a 1 room. We were switched to the 2 after bringing it up. Getting into the room the plugs would not stay in the walls as the outlets are old and warren out so the lights would flicker on and off. The cabinet Handle for the fridge was broken and I had to pry it open. Instead of fixing the door the house keepers must have just left it because there were things left over in the fridge which we cleaned ourselves. The hide-a-bed was broken and the mattress would fall through to the floor. The shower water never got hot, Luke warm. The tv in our bedroom didn't work, the cable was drilled through the wall and attached to both tvs, lying tangled up on the floor. The hide-a-bed sheets were pulled out of the plastic zip pack only to have food stains left on them. The room also was musty and spelled of stale cigarettes. $434 for 2 nights I did expect more. The last morning of our stay we checked out at 11 and went to the cafe, my kids wanted breakfast only to be turned down because breakfast only goes until 11. That one is probably our fault but if your making hamburgers on most likely a flat grill is it not possible to make eggs, bacon, and hashbrowns? Considering I got a hamburger with with bacon and a fried egg on it, I'd think hash browns would be easy. All and all I think everyone from maintenance to housekeepers to cooks were possibly all very lazy. I did mention most of this to the front desk at check out. They said they would have someone look into it. Check room 245.

It was early in their busy season and on a week night -April. So that could explain why the service was so poor. It was a good thing the kids were worn our from the water park. So we did not have to hurry. The food was very good and a bit pricey. But except for a snack bar in the water park there is no place else to get a bite in this resort. No one ever came back to check on us and we had to flag someone down to get our bill. We will not eat there again. Order pizza to your room--it's faster and delicious.

Another Awesome July 4th holiday@ ArrowWood resort!!! We had two lakeview rooms overlooking the front lawn and lake Darling. The prices were comparable to surrounding resorts but others didn't offer the variety of on site activities. The rooms look just like the website photos which is a bonus because we hate surprises when it comes to the floor layout of rooms. Perhaps we received two updated rooms but we had No complaints about them whatsoever. Our rooms were spacious, clean, quiet and the bathrooms were stocked with nice quality hygienic soaps and soft towels. The beds were comfortable and the linens were luxuriously soft and sleek. Housekeeping was on point and very friendly. Front desk staff were welcoming and accommodating. The water park was Fun and the smoothies were Fantastic! The lake cafe was good for dinner. The pizza was delicious and the poolside lunches were tasty. The StarStormer fireworks show displayed directly in front of the patios which was an added incentive to our getaway. We didn't even have to leave the rooms. Overall, ArrowWood offered good food choices, clean and comfortable rooms, friendly and inviting staff and great activities ( water park, indoor/ outdoor pools and fireworks) . ArrowWood Resort was an Excellent choice for our family's independence holiday and we recommend this resort to everyone who want a quick getaway for 4th of July!

We love having family gatherings here because of the jet ski rental, pontoon, boards etc. Unfortunately the rooms are in desperate need of an uplift. Hopefully, the property owners will respond and not rely on the amenities to continue drawing guests.

The staff was friendly and efficient. The resort lodge rooms could use updating. The door in the room was not inviting. When the lights were off in the room you could see light from the hallway not just under the door but also around the wall edges. This was not what I would have expected for more than $200 a night.

Was here on business and the room was comfortable. The temperature ran a little hot but easy to solve with the sliding door. The room was spacious, clean, and the tv was huge. All in all a nice place to stay.

I was at this resort for two nights. It was late when I settled in for the night and only then did I notice there was popcorn scattered on the floor between the bed and the wall. It wasn't just one piece but more like a handful. I was tired and needed to get up early so I told the front desk staff right away in the morning. I also mentioned that the 2nd bed did not have the bolster type pillow on it, but I saw it laying along side the under side of the bed, partially covered up with bedspread. It wasn't until later that evening that I returned to my room. The popcorn was still on the floor. The bolster pillow still on the floor. This experience left me wondering about the general cleanliness of the place. Does staff just skip over obvious items that need to be cleaned and not look for missing large pillows? (The bolster type that lays across the entire bed.). The bed linens felt thread bare and old. The bedspread looked like it hadn't been washed for a long time and was very outdated. The heater/air conditioner didn't work well. The room was quite warm, too warm for a good nights sleep. It was quite stuffy and even with the setting on high for "cooling" all it did was make the noise of the fan. I kept the window slightly open for cooler and much fresher air. Telling desk staff about the problem didn't solve it. The morning I checked out I told desk staff about the lack of cleaning and was handed a form to fill out. (No apology, just a form.) I checked out the indoor pool. Decided not to swim. That area truly needs updating. Good points about this resort is that their food is very good!

2100 Arrowwood Lane NW Alexandria MN

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free valet and self parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Marina

Arrowwood Resort and Conference Center is located 3.1 mi (4.9 km) from Carlos Creek Winery and within a 10-minute drive of Minnesota Lakes Maritime Museum. This 200-room, 3.5-star resort has 2 indoor pools along with a golf course and a marina. Casey’s Amusement Park and Big Ole Viking Statue are also near this Alexandria resort.


Dining

Enjoy a bite to eat at the resort's café, or relax with a drink at the bar/lounge. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service, or get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/café. Start each morning off right with full breakfast served for a fee.


Rooms

Arrowwood Resort and Conference Center's 200 air-conditioned rooms provide microwaves, refrigerators, and coffee makers. Flat-screen TVs come with cable channels, and free WiFi keeps guests connected. Ironing boards, desks, and free toiletries are other standard amenities.


Property features

Arrowwood Resort and Conference Center features a golf course, a marina, and a full-service spa. There's free valet parking if you drive. Helpful staff can provide dry cleaning/laundry services, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this beach resort include 2 indoor pools, a water park, and an outdoor pool.

Room options

Deluxe Room, 2 Queen Beds

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Executive Room, View

Queen 2 | Sleeps 6

Family Room (Inland )

Queen 2 | Sleeps 6

Suite, 1 King Bed, Kitchen

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

60% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 407 reviews