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Grand Ely Lodge

400 N Pioneer Rd, Ely, MN 55731-1057
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#3 of 8 hotels in Ely
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Located on the shores of beautiful Shagawa Lake in the heart of Minnesota’s north woods, Grand Ely Lodge is a family-friendly, four-season choice among Ely resorts. Surrounded by miles of scenic nature, Grand Ely Lodge offers the perfect blend of adventure, relaxation, and comfort. Outdoor buffs can get their thrills hiking, fishing, or kayaking, while those who wish to move at a slower pace can simply stroll the property to admire the lake, watching for species of wildlife and birds. Being surrounded by nature lends itself to plenty of ways to spend time outdoors, and Ely offers some of the finest hiking, biking, fishing, snowmobiling, dog sledding, cross country skiing, and more of the Upper Midwest, with plenty of complimentary activities. When you come indoors, you’ll find fine casual dining at Evergreen Restaurant and Antlers Lounge, and cozy accommodations to immerse yourself in.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Game room
Books, DVDs, music for children
Secured parking
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Indoor pool
Heated pool
Kids' meals
Wine / champagne
Table tennis
Board games / puzzles
Indoor play area for children
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Fax / photocopying
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared lounge / TV area
ATM on site
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
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Air conditioning
Room service
Bottled water
Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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beyondthepavement40 wrote a review Yesterday
Grand Marais, Minnesota85 contributions9 helpful votes
We stayed at the Grand Ely Lodge for the first time in 7 years. I'm not sure why we waited so long to return! The room we had was amazing! The bed was very comfortable and the in room jacuzzi was fantastic! The dining room was spaced apart due to COVID but the food was excellent! The prime rib was cooked just how we wanted and the maple glazed salmon was just as good as we remembered it was. We certainly won't wait as long for a return trip! The only draw back was there is no shop for sundries if you happened to forget something.
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Date of stay: October 2020
Feona123 wrote a review Yesterday
Minneapolis, Minnesota44 contributions10 helpful votes
We will stay here again. The location is great. It’s on the lake, our suite had a great view. It’s close to many attractions. The restaurant was fantastic. My girls had so much fun in the pool, kiddie pool, hot tub and sauna. Everything was clean and well maintained.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
Bill K wrote a review Oct 18
Mantorville, Minnesota3,210 contributions273 helpful votes
This is probably the nicest place to stay in Ely. It has a number of activities for kids. The rooms are clean, quiet, and well-equipped. The lodge overlooks a lake, so the setting is really beautiful. It is conveniently located to most anything you want to do in the area. Probably my only complaint would be about their restaurant. When we stayed the lodge was not even close to full. They had limited seating for their restaurant, so we were going to do takeout. They were not staffed to handle dine in and takeout orders. The wait was so bad that we ultimately chose to never eat at the lodge during our 3-day stay. The lady taking takeout orders was so obnoxious and rude we chose to take our business elsewhere.
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Date of stay: October 2020
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: Rooms on the backside of the building have a beautiful view of the lake.
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Response from Mary Zupancich, General Manager at Grand Ely Lodge
Responded 5 days ago
workhardplayhard27 - Thank you for taking the time to send your review after your recent stay with us. Your comments and feedback are appreciated as we are continually making changes day-to-day. I apologize for any issue you had for dining options. Although it may not appear we were at full capacity, indeed we have been. I appreciate your understanding as we all work through these changing times. I do hope you will come and be our guest again when visiting the Ely area. Kind regards, Mary Z., GM
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JAB831 wrote a review Oct 11
Kansas City, Kansas, USA25 contributions6 helpful votes
We were two couples traveling together and Grand Ely is by far the nicest hotel in town. The rooms are spacious and well furnished. It is not completely soundproof but there were not alot of travelers on Monday night. My husband arrived with an injured arm, they provided ice and directions to the hospital. A real addition to this hotel is the great restaurant. We had three meals there, all excellent .The chicken/wild rice soup is great. We did not use the pool but it is large. The staff is really great, but we were not told there would be no room service after night 1 because of the CoVid virus.There is a snack bar and bar which were good.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Room Tip: Floor three and restaurant has great views
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Response from Mary Zupancich, General Manager at Grand Ely Lodge
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for taking the time to send your review after your recent stay with us. We appreciate your kind comments and are very happy to see you enjoyed your stay and enjoyed a good meal in our restaurant. I am sorry to see you injured your arm. I hope everything turned out all right with that. We look forward to having you as our guest again when visiting the Ely area. Kind regards, Mary Z., GM
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Kristi R wrote a review Aug 2020
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A little pricey for what it is but it was clean, comfortable and quiet. We were able to use the pool and whirpool and both were nice. The staff was friendly... although some of the guests were a little snotty and tried to take over some of the public areas. We enjoyed our stay and had a nice walk down near the water, could hear a loon on the lake in the distance.
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Response from Mary Zupancich, General Manager at Grand Ely Lodge
Responded Sep 3, 2020
Paradise292545 - Thank you for taking the time to send your review after your recent stay with us. I am happy to see you enjoyed your stay and were able to use our amenities. I'll be sure to share your kind comments with the staff. The call of the loons will be waiting for you on your next visit to Ely and Grand Ely Lodge. Kind regards, Mary Z., GM
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Frequently Asked Questions about Grand Ely Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Grand Ely Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Piragis Northwoods Company (0.7 miles), Sheridan Street (0.7 miles), and Trezona Trail (0.5 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Grand Ely Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Grand Ely Lodge?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Grand Ely Lodge?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Grand Ely Lodge?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Grand Ely Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Northern Expressions Ice Cream Parlor, Insula Restaurant, and Front Porch Coffee & Tea Company.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Grand Ely Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness center, and a sauna during their stay.
Is Grand Ely Lodge located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.7 miles away from the center of Ely.
Does Grand Ely Lodge offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Are there any historical sites close to Grand Ely Lodge?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Ely Arts and Heritage Center (0.3 miles).
Does Grand Ely Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the lake view available here.