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Grand Ely Lodge

400 N Pioneer Rd, Ely, MN 55731
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We booked on line at 10:00 pm at night and to me it appeared their system changed the date of Saturday to Friday the night I booked the room. Next morning received a e-mail notification that I was a no show. I called at around 9 am the next morning and talked to the staff. I said I booked a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As I called to the hotel I explained why we are going to need a room a funeral. Very wonderful staff, very clean and kid friendly. The food there is great and so are the cocktails. As an added surprise they discounted for the situation. The pool, hot tub and sauna were a great relief. Thanks again p.s eat at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015 via mobile

We enjoyed our weekend getaway here. We only wished they didn't put the boats away. The room was clean, the restaurant and bar had good food, and the views were gorgeous. The workers were very friendly and helpful. As far as its location, it's very close to downtown and some trails.

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Wyoming, MN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Pet friendly places are hard to come by but ones that are full service, great food, nice Pool and lots of outdoor space to walk and hike with water access is really rare. Our room had a private entrance perfect for letting the dog out. the Bar was fun with good food. The dinning room was good for breakfast and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015 via mobile

We stayed at GEL for the third time on Oct 10/15. We really enjoyed our stay once again. We plan a spa day at Pebble spa and overnight at the lodge. The rooms are nice, clean and the view is spectacular. We highly recommend GEL. Traveling this time of year is fabulous with the fall colours but don't bring your... More 

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Pearl City, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015 via mobile

My wife, my dogs and I stayed here a few nights prior to heading to our remote lodge. Very nice accommodations with beautiful views of the lake. The staff was friendly and professional. Everything seemed clean and well laid out. Free coffee is provided in the grand room. We found the restaurant and food to be average and overall unremarkable.... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

Wonderful place to stay. The staff is pleasant. The restaurant has great lake views. Recommend third floor room to get lake view. The lower level walkouts have chairs for quiet evenings - but the trees have grown so tall the lake can't be in view. They have campfires lakeside by the marina which is unique.

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

If you are going to Ely, Minnesota, for a canoe trip, stay at the Grand Ely Lodge, easily the best place to stay in Ely. Ask for an upper floor room facing the lake. Wonderful view. But cannot recommend the restaurant in the lodge; it is adequate but there are better places to eat. Burnside Lodge, some 10 miles out... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

Stayed for just one night over Labor Day weekend. The room (344) had a horrible smell and was dirty. The lampshades had about a quarter inch of dust on top. Telephone was dirty. Huge crack in the bathroom counter. Bathtub floor was extremely dirty. Slow Wi-Fi. Bed and pillows were very comfortable. Have stayed here in the past when things... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

Stayed a few nights here in August and it was very nice. Room overlooked the lake and at night you can open the - screened - windows for some nice fresh air. Hotel is a lodge. Think big wooden beams and country furniture. Perfect motif for the location. Staff was friendly. Used the boats they have available to paddle around,... More 

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