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The Shoreline Inn

20 South Broadway, Grand Marais, MN 55604
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A friend and I went for a quick overnight up to Grand Marais for a weekend getaway. After finding that many places had a two night minimum, we were happy to find The Shoreline Inn! We had a room that overlooked the water, and really loved the view. The front desk clerks we encountered were very friendly and approachable. The... More 

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Stillwater, Minnesota
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Very old and outdated. The entire place smelled bad from the time we walked in and the room was no exception. It was 50 degrees in the room and the window would not close even with 2 of us of pulling down on it. This place does not look like it has been updated in the last 20 years. Thank... More 

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Roseville, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

I've been staying at The Shoreline Inn for years as a package with my Lutsen Skiing & lodging. Do a price comparison and you get lodging here that is very convenient, lakeside and very reasonably priced. You want more upscale you can easily find it in the area. I go to ski in winter and other outdoor activities. I thoroughly... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Room 207, the corner room with a king bed has large windows on the back wall with a view of the lake, and more windows on the right wall with a view of Artist's Point. On entering the room we were immediately rewarded with the sound of waves gently washing on the gravel beach below. We stayed for 2 nights,... More 

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Shenandoah, Iowa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

A wonderful opportunity being squandered by a great facility being allowed to move toward run-down. Huge possibilities exist, but we found carpet needed replacing, at the least really well cleaned, mattresses changed and more room than 4 inches on either side of the pedestal sink. While the people were friendly, there was a 'local preferred' flavor to the brief exchanges.... More 

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

I admit we rolled into town without a reservation and tried other Trip Advisor listings first but everything was sold out. Tired and ready to stop we took our chances on The Shoreline Inn. Yes, it is outdated and a little rough around the edges but as long as a place is clean we can manage. The woman at the... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska, USA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The Inn was at waters edge (literally) with a nice/comfortable waters edge patio--with small, but clean/comfortable room with some facing Lake Superior. The price was very reasonable (supposedly discounted due to Mn. State Fair competition). Located right next to available tourist shopping as well. The location beats the B&B's located inland.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

You know what they say: location, location, location. The Shoreline Inn definitely has that covered. Their patio (and some rooms) offers a spectacular view of Lake Superior. And that's the height of your stay here. Everything else is sub-par. The exterior is drab. The lobby and common areas are in dire need of updating. The rooms are right out of... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Due to the cost and location we expected an amazing experience at the hotel. Wrong! It was bad from the moment we walked in the parking lot scattered with seagull feathers. It only got worse when we walked inside. The woman receptionist obviously had never been trained in public relations. She loudly announced personal information that didnt need to be... More 

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Arizona
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We went on a weekend in the summer and this was the only place we could find that didn't require a two night minimum. Upon checking in, the front clerk couldn't care less about us and said our room wasn't ready yet, even though it was after 3. Not a problem since we went out on the deck to gaze... More 

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