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“Gorgeous views and great facility” 5 of 5 stars
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East Bay Suites
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   21 Wisconsin St, Grand Marais, MN 55604   |  
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Ranked #3 of 11 Hotels in Grand Marais
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Stevens Point, Wisconsin
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Gorgeous views and great facility”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2011

We love this place - this was our second stay here. The rooms are clean and spacious. Everything you need is provided... coffee for the coffeemaker, detergent for the washer, CDs for the CD player, etc. It's right on the water... when you look out the window (we were on the 2nd floor) you don't see anything but lake, sky and trees. Yet it's right in town within walking distance to restaurants, grocery stores, etc. What we liked best (besides the gorgeous setting) was all the space to share family time, and the convenience of being able to prepare some of our own meals in the well-equipped kitchen.

The thing we liked least was that the people upstairs seemed to walk heavily, so we could hear them clomping around. Not the fault of the hotel, but it gives you a little idea about the construction of the building. (We always try to stay on the top floor of any hotel for this reason, but in this case it wasn't available.)

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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EBSGM, General Manager at East Bay Suites, responded to this review, June 13, 2011
Thank you so much for taking the time to write about your recent stay with us. We really do appreciate it when our guests reach out to everyone to tell them about East Bay Suites. We pride ourselves in the quality of hospitality service that we provide and we look forward to welcoming you back again and again.
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Pullman, Washington
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2011

This resort offers excellent rooms, a beautiful setting on Lake Superior in downtown Grand Marais and reasonable rates. The suites have separated rooms and a kitchenette with all one needs to make meals during a vacation. The only strike against this resort is that they charge a high nightly fee to bring a pet. A more pet-friendly charge would make this resort perfect!

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Thunder Bay
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2011

This was our fourth time staying at the East Bay Suites and we are never disappointed. The property was full for our stay but you never would have known it. There's nothing better than falling asleep in the light of the fireplace, smelling the wood-smoke from the bonfires on the beach and listening to the waves crashing on the shore. Do not be put off by the murphy bed, it's one of the most comfortable I have ever slept on. Be sure to pick up some artisan bread from the Whole Foods Co-op next door.

  • Stayed May 2011, 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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Duluth, Minnesota
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2011

This hotel is great!! Clean, modern, the staff was great. It's right on Lake Superior, with amazing views. It's walking distance to the downtown area. Great shops and restaurants! We stayed in a studio which was perfect for 2. It had a small kitchen, comfy bed and a fireplace. We loved it and they gave us a great military discount!!!!!

  • Stayed March 2011, 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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Saint Paul, Minnesota
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2011

Grand Marais is beautiful with many options for relaxing or exerting oneself. East Bay is convenient and provides for a spot to walk to restaurants or shops and still enjoy the beauty of Lake Superior and the sound of waves. The suites are large and comfortable. Great get away for family or a group of friends.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2011

We have stayed there before and have had somewhat comfortable lodging. This time it was completely unacceptable. The bedroom and bathroom (toilet) were connected with no wall. There was no internet connection nor cell phone service. We had asked for and paid for a one bedroom suite. Who would think that you would have to ask for a wall, (or internet service if it is advertised). We would have been happier elsewhere.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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EBSGM, General Manager at East Bay Suites, responded to this review, June 13, 2011
We are sorry to see that your stay with us did not meet your expectations, it is our goal that every guest experiences a level of service and accommodation that exceeds expectation and we apologize to you for not meeting that goal. The suite you stayed in is a one of a kind unit here that is very popular with many guests. We can see that it did not meet with your approval and for that we do apologize. If you are willing to give us the opportunity to make this right for you, you may contact General Manager, Andrew, through the resort’s “Contact Us” web page. We would appreciate hearing from you directly and encourage you to get in touch. Thank you for being our guest.
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Top Contributor
200 reviews 200 reviews
52 hotel reviews
Reviews in 76 cities Reviews in 76 cities
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2011

Location Great, Food and Shopping Great. Rooms are really really awesome. We stayed here in combination with a Lutsen ski trip. We chose to drive a ways to the ski resort in order to enjoy the wonderful town of Grand Marais. Free shuttle to ski resort. This is our 4th year in a row on a ski trip in the area, and the family agrees this is the best place so far.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled on business
    • 3 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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Additional Information about East Bay Suites

Address: 21 Wisconsin St, Grand Marais, MN 55604
Location: United States > Minnesota > Grand Marais
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 11 Hotels in Grand Marais
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — East Bay Suites 3.5*
Number of rooms: 31
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
East Bay Suites sits in the heart of it all: on the edge of the world's greatest fresh water lake, at the base of the Sawtooth Mountains, a short drive from the pristine Boundary Waters Canoe Area and world class Superior Hiking Trail, and just steps from your favorite local shops and restaurants in the center of the quaint harbor village of Grand Marais. The perfect blend of outdoor recreation, unique shopping and culture, East Bay Suites has something for everyone. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
East Bay Hotel Grand Marais
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