Honestly, we meant to reserve at the Aspen Lodge, but this former Super 8 has apparently been bought by the company that owns the other "Aspen"hotel in town and been renamed accordingly.
Once we got over our confusion, this was just fine. It served our purpose of a clean place to sleep and shower while we went up the Gunflint Trail. The room was just an unexciting but clean room, the bed was comfortable, the location was not in town center but it was all OK. It's not on the scenic side of the road, but they don't charge scenic prices either.
We'd probably do it again as a perfectly good stopping place.
- Also Known As:
- Aspen Hotel Grand Marais
- Aspen Hotel
- Super 8 Grand Marais
- Super Eight Grand Marais
- Grand Marais Super 8
- Grand Marais Super Eight
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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