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1711 W Hwy 61, Grand Marais, MN 55604-0667
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Aspen Inn
Ranked #12 of 12 hotels in Grand Marais
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were very disappointed when we arrived at this hotel in Grand Marais since the rest of the town is so nice. This hotel is basically a motel and looks like it hasn't been cleaned for years. The guy at the front desk was able to transfer us to the Aspen Inn but it wasn't much better.

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Stillwater, Minnesota
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33 reviews 33 reviews
5 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

I booked this hotel by accident because the site for Grand Marais hotels is a little confusing. This hotel is right on the highway (as in hear the trucks down shift -or back in all night!) It is old and the are little splatters of other peoples dirt on the walls, tub, even the box spring! My husband liked the... More

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Duluth, Minnesota
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

Definitely a musty smell on entry, though not terrible and get used to it (turning on the AC, which worked fine, helped with that), though they should work on that scent. The room was clean and in good repair, basic motel furnishing style, bed comfortable enough, and had fridge, coffee maker, hair dryer. Breakfast area small with offerings of several... More

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Wyoming, Minnesota, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

Stayed here for one night on our way up the north shore. After walking into the room we immediately were hit with a gross smell. The floor was full of stains and the bathroom was unclean, especially the shower where there were hairs that were not from my head. The wallpaper looked to be original from the 60s. The ac... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013 via mobile

$125 is a value when it's your very last resort. Yes, a smoking room is expected to have some odor but it was ridiculous. When we opened the door it activated our gag reflex. We found out afterwards that the smoking room doubles as the pet room which explains why it smells like excrement. Ew ew ew

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

The Aspen Inn is an older property and it looks it. It was an ok place to stay if you just need a bed and bath for the night. The location was convenient to town, and the staff was nice. Breakfast wasn't bad, but the area is small. We were in the newer building. The rooms were just worn down... More

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Kittredge, Colorado
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48 reviews 48 reviews
22 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

We were so pleased to find this hotel on our drive through MN back to Colorado. Weary roadtrippers looking for a late check-in with dogs, offering free breakfast, wifi and an extended late check out upon special request PLUS a very reasonable price this place accomodated all of our needs with a smile to boot. This hotel will more than... More

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Richfield, Minnesota
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

It was a nice room, and wish it had a pool but the whirlpool was huge and the rooms were a little cramped for more than 2 people, but overall was good experience for the trip I was on at the time. The room had an okay TV and channels but did have overall okay beds. But the selection of... More

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Paxton, Illinois
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41 reviews 41 reviews
12 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

A former Super 8, conveniently located just south of Grand Marais on Hwy 61. Hot tub and sauna but no pool (who planned that???). Dog friendly with minimal surcharge. Easy parking next to door for some rooms, you might want to ask for ground floor if you like this convenience. Friendly and helpful staff, even to a couple that wandered... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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38 reviews 38 reviews
12 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

We were lucky to get a room here on a busy Saturday night in GM. The Visitor Center gave us a few recommendations for places to check for vacancy, and since this was on the south end of town (to far to walk to the restaurants), it would get us home sooner the next day. Room was clean and it... More

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Additional Information about Aspen Inn

Also Known As:
Aspen Hotel Grand Marais
Aspen Hotel
Super 8 Grand Marais
Super Eight Grand Marais
Grand Marais Super 8
Grand Marais Super Eight
Address: 1711 W Hwy 61, Grand Marais, MN 55604-0667
Location: United States > Minnesota > Grand Marais
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 12 hotels in Grand Marais
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Aspen Inn is nestled at the edge of the forest, conveniently on Hwy 61 as you come into town from Duluth or the Twin Cities. Tucked in behind northwoods landscaping, it fits right in with a peaceful, North Shore getaway, as many rooms overlook quiet aspen and spruce. A guest favorite... our spacious whirlpool- sauna centered in a sunlit room, is off a relaxing deck, surrounded by spruce, aspen and lilac for privacy.Guests may choose from a room with a king, two queen beds or family suite. All rooms are air conditioned and have refrigerators. Near restaurants and entertainment or minutes from the center of Grand Marais and Lake Superior. -Giant whirlpool spa, sauna, sundeck -Free WIFI and Continental Breakfast -Free local calls, voice mail, and message service -Free guest laundry -Truck, bus or trailer parking with winter plug-ins -Cable TV - 52 channels - HBO -Pets with permission ... more   less 

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