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1711 W Hwy 61, Grand Marais, MN 55604-0667
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Aspen Inn
Ranked #10 of 11 hotels in Grand Marais
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  • 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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Terre Haute, Indiana, USA
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81 reviews 81 reviews
30 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had very good accommodations at the Aspen Inn. The room was clean and spacious; however, the carpet had large spots. The staff was friendly and helpful. The breakfast was sparse; only cold cereal and oatmeal, yogurt, and bread with the usual juices, coffee, and tea. It is a quiet place to stay. Even though it is along the highway,... More

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Eagan, Minnesota
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here in the spring. We were skeptical because of previous reviews but the rooms were clean (yes outdated to the 80's), the staff was friendly, and the morning breakfast was what would be expected (carb loading). The fact that it was on the edge of town made the place even better because then we didn't have to deal... More

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wisconsin
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hotel lobby was tiny and smelled of cigarette smoke but room was fine. Hot tub was lukewarm, questionably murky and jets didn't work, some patio furniture dangerously broken. Was ok for us as we were there for one night only.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place to stay if you don't want all of the hustle and bustle in town...Relaxed on the deck outside the spa...quiet...rooms were clean and staff was friendly....what more do you need? Have been coming here a few years now and will return.

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Devils Lake, North Dakota
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We stayed in what must have been the older section. The rooms were horrible. The hotel would be good as a $29/ night hotel at least then you get what you pay for. The hotel room smelled, the air conditioning didn't work, the bathroom door didn't shut, the a/c didn't work and looked like it was from the 70's and... More

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Reading, Pennsylvania
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014 via mobile

Old woman is horrible to deal with. She isn't friendly. She is clueless and panics too much. She is crazy. She doesn't understand basic questions and over complicated everything. She kicked us out of our room in the middle of the stay and checked is into another room 3 hours later and made us wait outside.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

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
22 helpful votes 22 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Address: 1711 W Hwy 61, Grand Marais, MN 55604-0667
Location: United States > Minnesota > Grand Marais
Also Known As:
Aspen Hotel Grand Marais
Super 8 Grand Marais
Super Eight Grand Marais
Grand Marais Super 8
Grand Marais Super Eight

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Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
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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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