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Grand Ely Lodge

#4 of 7 Hotels in Ely
Certificate of Excellence
400 N Pioneer Rd, Ely, MN 55731
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Ranked #4 of 7 Hotels in Ely
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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27 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at the Grand Ely Lodge over President's Day weekend in 2015. We had one of the family rooms, with a queen bed and a bunk bed, which is awesome when your kids don't like to sleep in the same bed. The room was clean and comfortable. We ate in the restaurant for many of our meals and had... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Where do I start? We've been coming up to Ely for the last 5 years, and we stay here at the Grand Ely Lodge every time. But, something is starting to happen that a lot of other people seem to agree on. The Hotel is starting to show its wear and tear. The carpet is stained in most of the... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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14 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Yes. I have reviewed this hotel before. But we just went back up to Ely for the weekend to visit my niece who is attending school there. We chose this weekend because of the Ely Winter Festival held each year at this time. We had a lovely visit in great part because of this hotel. The rooms are spotless and... More 

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Minnesota
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7 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We stayed here before going on an overnight dog sledding trip. The room was great, food in the resturant was also very good as was the breakfast. We took a dip in the pool, sauna and hot tub too. There are snowshoes available to use but we did not have time for that.

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Maui, Hawaii
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

It was a very pretty setting. The room was nice. There was a great view from our room. They had a good restaurant, moderately priced, if you didn't want to enture outi to the cold to eat so ewhere else. However, the rooms are NOT very soundproof. We could hear conversationsand activity all around us.

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Mahtomedi, Minnesota, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 via mobile

Such a great place to stay in Ely! Great, accommodating staff. They were so friendly and made us feel so welcome. The pool was great and the food was wonderful! I highly recommend the prime rib! All around great stay. I am rather picky too when it comes to hotels and I was very pleased with this lodge.

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Bloomington, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We've stayed at the Grand Ely about a dozen times in the past several years. It never disappoints. The rooms aren't small, they have nice furniture, a sink and refrigerator and microwave, and they are very clean. There is a cozy little bar on property, as well as a restaurant that serves mostly home-style fare. Everyone I've met on staff... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

My girlfriend and I recently stayed here and we had a blast. The view of the lake was great and we were lucky enough to end up with a patio outside of our room so we could sit and enjoy the beautiful evenings. The restaurant was also very good and very convenient due to the fact that it was right... More 

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Grapevine, Texas
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

This was a beautiful location and a beautiful view. Unfortunately the room smelled like an ash tray. We were only there two nights, did laundry and hung clothes. The clothes smelled like smoke for a week. Room opened to outside hillside with chairs, might have been nice but there was a party going on just outside our door, maybe 10... More 

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Vancouver, Washington
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7 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

This isn't a 5-star property, but it's run by very friendly, helpful people. The rooms with views of the lake are nice, and in season, you can hear the loons! There is access to the lake and its amenities via a path from the ground floor of the hotel. The Lodge is kept very well, and its restaurant is friendly... More 

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