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Grand Ely Lodge

400 N Pioneer Rd, Ely, MN 55731
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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268 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

this was my first time in Ely. Every time I thought about going, the Grand Ely Lodge was the hotel I wanted. I would stay there again in a heartbeat. The room was a nice size, the staff is great, and it's fun to have the canoes and paddle boats available. The bar was fun and the food was good.... More 

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Moorhead, Minnesota
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9 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What an awesome, fun place!!! We stayed 2 nights here and LOVED it!! A huge pool, and whirlpool! Beautiful rooms! The use of canoes, kayaks, paddleboats, and a bonfire every evening down by the lake=priceless! And there is so much more they offer!!! The sunsets over the lake were so breathtaking it brought me to tears! The staff were super... More 

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Thunder Bay, Canada
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38 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have stayed at the GEL for the past four summers and are booked again for next year. It is located in a beautiful setting next to a lake. I love listening to the loon calls. The rooms and bedding are comfortable and clean. We find the use of the coffee maker, microwave and fridge very helpful, especially if you... More 

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Iowa City, Iowa
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Adam upgraded our room at the same price as the room we had booked! The staff is wonderful! The food, the help, the rooms...I cannot say enough about this stay. If you are ever in this area...choose the grand Ely lodge. They offer free kayaking, canoeing, boat and pontoon rentals. There are great hiking areas and playgrounds for kids. Every... More 

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Mankato, Minnesota
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24 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have come annually for week long visits since 2002, and have always had a great week. General Manager Denise Jordan and staff have always done a great job of welcoming us and providing a beautiful place to stay in a beautiful part of Minnesota. The lodge sits up on a hill overlooking a picturesque lake, with great views from... More 

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Sparta, Wisconsin
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57 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed for a weekend for our anniversary. We got the romance package. Had a basket waiting in our room with wine glasses, wine, candle, corkscrew and envelope with certificates for breakfast and supper during our stay. We chose a lake facing room with a whirlpool. The room was ideal, the view beautiful. The beds were super comfortable. Did not hear... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The best part about the place was the marina. The free kayaks, canoes, paddle boats, and fishing gear are on point. Employees are friendly and helpful. Rooms are nice, but nothing special. Breakfast was good and dinner at the lounge was nice.

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Rosemount
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you stay overnight at the Grand Ely Lodge, request any room EXCEPT room or suite that is on the lower level below the restaurant and bar. Our room was 120 and I wouldn’t recommend it. Since the bar is open late and the restaurant is open early, the constant sound of footsteps above you makes for a less than... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The price we paid, was over priced. Nothing special. Lumpy bed, very soft pillows, old bedspreads, just not worth the money. Will not stay there again. Food was ok, just had breakfast. Host wad very slow with table, people backed up, so the last couple was refused breakfast, they were not happy.

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reneelac
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14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We were passing through for one night with a very large group . I am sad that we weren't staying longer. The hotel was very clean, friendly staff ,and had a beautiful view of the lake. We had a large meeting room reserved for us for dinner . Although the staff serving us was a bit inexperienced & slow the... More 

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