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“The greatest place in Grand Marais to stay.” 5 of 5 stars
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MacArthur House Bed and Breakfast
520 W Second Street . P.O. Box 1270, Grand Marais, MN 55604   |  
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Ranked #4 of 9 Grand Marais B&B and Inns
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“The greatest place in Grand Marais to stay.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2010

Great hosts, clean, quiet, and very pleasant surroundings, great breakfasts.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Eagan, Minnesota
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48 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2010

We stayed at the MacArthur House on the first night of a two-week bicycle tour around Lake Superior. The house is situated on a quiet street about two blocks from Highway 61 within Grand Marais. The short walk to downtown dining (we dined at the Crooked Spoon) was nice after a long day of riding. The home is clean, common spaces are comfortable, and the owners were friendly but allowed us our privacy. Our only complaint was that our room - they're all on the second floor, was not air-conditioned. The weather was unusually warm during our brief stay, so it may not be an issue with typically cooler weather in Grand Marais - but it was a bit uncomfortable for us.

Unfortunately, we had to depart early the next morning - before breakfast, but the innkeepers purchased rather fresh bagels and put out fruit and juices to get us on our way. As we prefer B&B's over hotels, we would likely stay at MacArthur house again.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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La Crosse, Wisconsin
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2010

The MacArthur house was wonderful! Breakfast was amazing and you won't go away hungry. Max and Sherri are great hosts and very welcoming. The room was very clean and comfortable. A must if in Grand Marais!

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Thunder Bay, Canada
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41 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2010

We stayed at MacArthur House during a weekend in Grand Marais and thoroughly enjoyed this B&B located on a quiet street only 4 blocks from downtown Grand Marais. Max and Sherri were very warm and welcoming. Our room was large, spacious, and clean with a private bathroom. We were able to enjoy a quiet glass of wine in the evening in the large living room, and in the morning were presented with a wonderful breakfast and nice conversation with the other guests. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Colorado
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25 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2010

We spent 2 nights here and had fantastic breakfasts both mornings. We stayed on the ground floor in the Birch room which is good-sized and overlooks a small garden area. I did not do the research or make reservation so I don't know if the fact that they only provided 2 small bars of soap as the only toiletry item was mentioned. It worked out fine as we were only there 2 nights but I believe every other B & B where we've stayed does provide other items.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Maple Grove
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2010

The whole house was clean and very welcoming. We stayed in 2 rooms over our 4 day stay and both were very comfortable and quiet. The Harbor Suite was spacious and a real treat to stay in. The breakfasts were delicious and so beautifully presented. Max and Sherry treated us like friends and family. They are a wealth of information about the area and helped send us in the right direction for dinners and local events. We are grateful for the beautiful memory of Grand Marias hospitality and will definately stay there again.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2010

It was our first trip to Grand Marais and MacArthur was a perfect place to stay! The couple who runs this B&B was sweet, helpful and very friendly. The location is only two blocks off the main road and with in walking distance of everything Grand Marais has to offer. Super clean, wonderful brakfast- vegetarian- coffee and tea every morning. Nice deck to enjoy or eat breakfast on. I would recommend to any age couple who wants to enjoy a long weekend or short stay in Grand Marais.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 520 W Second Street . P.O. Box 1270, Grand Marais, MN 55604
Location: United States > Minnesota > Grand Marais
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Ranked #4 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Grand Marais
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Number of rooms: 6

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