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Aspen Inn

1711 W Hwy 61, Grand Marais, MN 55604-0667
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 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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Topeka
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 via mobile

The rooms were clean enough, but in bad need of updating their furniture. The table in our room was so wobbly it would fall over. Just needed a screw. The door wouldn't latch and electrical outlets didn't all work. Bathroom had been recently remodeled. For the price of $99 I thought it was a little high for the quality, but... More 

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Eagan, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

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 We were skeptical because of previous reviews but the rooms were clean (yes outdated to the 80's), the staff was friendly, and the morning breakfast was what would be expected (carb loading).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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

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
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

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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Lakota, North Dakota
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 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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Faribault, Minnesota
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 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
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013 via mobile

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

$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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