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20 South Broadway, Grand Marais, MN 55604
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The Shoreline Inn
Ranked #9 of 11 hotels in Grand Marais
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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
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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128 reviews 128 reviews
36 hotel reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Andover, Minnesota
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As another post states, Watch out for the "Bait and Switch tactic" being used by this company. This is clearly deceptive advertising and will be reported beyond this posting. I went online and looked up http://gmhotel.net/properties/cobblestone-cove-villas Then again clearly chose Cobblestone-cove villas on the next list that pop's up. When you do a video tour they show you the Cobblestone-cove... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hotel is old. It's nice enough but super rough around the edges and everywhere else. Clean, so that's good. But linens are old (soft, though!), carpet is worn, windows are rickety and probably not even safe. BUT it's directly on the lake, the staff is nice and the place has free wifi. So, for one night I can handle... More

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West Des Moines, Iowa
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While this hotel is right on the water, the sea gulls make you wish it wasn't. They are more like barking dogs that won't stop in the morning. Our room didn't even face the water, the bird noise may have been worse if we had. Teh room had a double bed and also a twin bed. Odd arrangement. The hotel... More

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Elk Grove Village IL
16 reviews 16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 via mobile

This place has not seen anything new since 1970! Painters tape cover the rips in the screen, wallpaper is peeling as well as the paint. Adjectives to describe the place: ratty, dingy, raggedy and tired. Beautiful piece of property- this place sits right in the middle of the action and on a beautiful stretch is beach. It's obvious the owner... More

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52 reviews 52 reviews
11 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Spent one night while traveling north. Right on the lake - no balcony but nice windows with screens! Could hear the water. Bed comfy but pillows hard (glad we had our own!). Very convenient to downtown and all sorts of activities. Staff friendly and helpful. Would stay again if in the area! Carpe diem!

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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We stayed 4 nights in July. The hotel does not have air conditioning but that was not a problem with the windows open. Our room was facing the parking lot and next to the entrance though where all the smokers congregated and the smoke would filter into our room -#103 . The furnishing were all outdated and electrical was scary... More

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Dsegh, Armenia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

The hotel in the movie psycho was a Five-star compared to this dump. The website and online pictures are very deceptive (they spend all their money on a nice website, hotel lobby and new lighted sign on the highway and "NOTHING" has been spent on the comfort of the guest). The continental breakfast offers few items like bread, pre frozen... More

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Arden Hills, Minnesota
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Overpriced hotel with poor amenities. Great location but beds uncomfortable (felt like two boxsprings stacked together). Lots of sea gull poop. Poor continental breakfast. Looks good outside but awful room and dirty bathroom.

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Address: 20 South Broadway, Grand Marais, MN 55604
Location: United States > Minnesota > Grand Marais
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
The Shoreline Hotel Grand Marais
Shoreline Grand Marais

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LOCATION! LOCATION! LOCATION! Artist's Point is at our back door. Quiet, away from U.S. Highway 61. With lake view rooms and sundeck at water's edge, The Shoreline has been first choice for generations of families. Fireside, lake view lobby. This charming village is on Lake Superior's North Shore less than two hours Northeast of Duluth, on scenic Highway 61. Grand Marais is the Hub of activities in Cook County, located at the foot of the Gunflint Trail, the gateway to the famous Boundary Waters Canoe Area, and remote Isle Royale. Just ten minutes to the Gunflint Hills Golf Course or Pincushion cross country center and twenty minutes to Lutsen Mountains Ski Area, Alpine Slide and the Superior National Golf Course.Walk to shops, restaurants, the lighthouse and the Grand Marais recreation center and pool. Free continental breakfast. Rooms with king beds are available, as are family or connecting rooms. Smoke-free environment. Traditional charm. Personal service. A guest once said, "It's like coming home." ... more   less 
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