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“Fabulously Fido Friendly!” 5 of 5 stars
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East Bay Suites
21 Wisconsin St, Grand Marais, MN 55604   |  
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Ranked #3 of 11 Hotels in Grand Marais
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Fabulously Fido Friendly!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

I stayed at this property after a friend recommended it as pet friendly. She is a frequent visitor and after reading a comment she made on Face book, I decided to spend the night while there on business. It was everything she promised and more.
The room (a studio unit) was extremely well designed with everything you need for a night or an extended stay. I loved that it had a washer/dryer, a microwave AND a toaster oven and cook top. All the usual amenities and kitchen utensils were included plus there was a nice fireplace, upscale flat screen, DVD and Wi-Fi. The bathroom was spacious and featured Aveda products – Bonus!!
But my favorite part was the Murphy Bed. It was oh-so-comfy and being able to put it up and down made for a great space saver during the day. Everything about the design in the room was efficient and attractive.
The location is perfect. It is walking distance to any restaurant or shop in the area and right on the lake! They even have daily events right at the resort like bonfires and S’mores. Movies and games are available, too. There is plenty of parking and the check in is swift and friendly.
I can’t wait to tell all my dog-owning friends about East Bay Suites and I will be back soon.
P.S. They have a special package (with a 2-night stay) that includes treats for your dog and other goodies.

Room Tip: The room I had on the lakeside was exceptional for the view. I wondered if I could hear the waves f...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 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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JenniferG183, Front Office Manager at East Bay Suites, responded to this review, March 15, 2013
Thank you for reviewing your recent stay here at East Bay Suites. We are happy you enjoyed the accommodations and location as well as the many amenities that we have to offer. We thank you and your puppy for being our guest and we look forward to your return in the future.
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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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Rochester, Minnesota
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

East bay suites is a wonderful place to stay. Located right along Lake Superior, wonderful view, great shoppes downtown, and staff at the suites were great. This was the second time I have stayed there, and there is always something new to find in Grand Marais. Plenty of snow, and beautiful view. I would recommend this to any family that needs to get rid of the winter blues and explore.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 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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JenniferG183, Front Office Manager at East Bay Suites, responded to this review, February 2, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us here at East Bay Suites. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit and we value your repeat business. We look forward to welcoming you back again and again! Thank you for being our guest.
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Rochester, Minnesota
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

This was my second time staying in this suite at East Bay. The staff was so helpful with giving suggestions of activities to do. This year they offered a s'more making bucket. We were really excited about the idea, but unfortunately could not get our fire started. It was a little too windy. It was so convenient to have a full kitchen in the suite to do our cooking. There was also a cozy fireplace to sit and warm up by in the suite.

Room Tip: Great space with three bedrooms.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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JenniferG183, Front Office Manager at East Bay Suites, responded to this review, January 23, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us here at East Bay Suites. I am glad you found our amenities to your liking as well as our service. We are pleased to have you as our guest for a second time and look forward to welcoming you back for a third and fourth time! Thank you for being our guest!
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Royalton, Minnesota
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

The location is great. Overly priced big time, lack of staff on at night. Had to wait to check out until someone arrived. Every time you call the front desk it said they were busy assisting someone else. We had to buy our own coffee because there was none in the room. Once again there was no one to assist us. These are all little things, but little things matter when you are spending $300 a night. We will not stay here again!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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JenniferG183, Front Office Manager at East Bay Suites, responded to this review, January 23, 2013
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 accommodations that exceeds expectation and we apologize to you for not meeting that goal. We truly hope that you will give us another chance to make things right and I encourage you to please contact me personally at 218-387-2800 Ext. 1003 or at Jennifer@eastbaysuites.com. Again, I apologize for the experience you had recently with us and we hope you will be our guest again in the future.
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rochester
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

We stayed at the East Bay suite the first part of January, upon arriving we found very nice rooms. They were clean and laid out well, with a two-way fireplace, two bathrooms and a very nice kitchen set-up. We did use the kitchen a few times instead of going out to eat. The desk attendant and room service gave us ideas what to do (snow shoeing, dog sledding, ice skating and then the smore's at night on the lake shore) The s'mores were a big hit, even though we could not get the fire going. The view of Lake Superior was fantastic and I bet in the summer time it would be great. We had our family with us for the weekend and it was nice because we could all be together. I am sure we will be coming back again to East Bay. Barb

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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Sauk City, Wisconsin
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

This hotel right off of Lake Superior offers a great view and nice accommodations. The 3 bedroom was spacious and had nice amenities such as a two way fireplace. Kitchen and dining were pleasurable along with local restaurants and shops to visit. The snowshoeing to the moose viewing platform was exciting even though we didn't see a moose and ice skating at the community rink was a good reminder of winter's past. I would recomend to any of my family and friends.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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JenniferG183, Front Office Manager at East Bay Suites, responded to this review, January 23, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to review your previous stay with us here at East Bay Suites in Grand Marais MN. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us along with the amenities that we have to offer you as well as the location. We hope the memories you made here will last you a life time- or at least until your next visit! Thank you again for your review and we look forward to welcoming you back again and again in the future. Thank you for being our guest.
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St. Paul, MN
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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

We stayed in a one-bedroom unit which was very spacious. Comfortable bed, well-stocked kitchen, great decor. Lots of chairs inside and outside. The lake view was unbeatable, and the sound of the waves against the shore was great for sleeping. It's right in the middle of town, making it a perfect location. Cozy and very inviting. We will definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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JenniferG183, Front Office Manager at East Bay Suites, responded to this review, December 7, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay. We are happy that you enjoyed your north shore experience with us here at East Bay Suites. We look forward to welcoming you back again and again in the future. Thank you for being our guests!
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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): $$
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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