After a long drive we pulled into Grand Marais and liked the look of the cottages along the lake, the larger complex area didn't look enticing. The reception staff were friendly and let us look around a couple of cottages before deciding which one we preferred.
From the few I looked in they are well kept, clean, comfortable and would suit most guests. I think a lot of the poorer reviews are aimed at the lodge area instead.
Our cottage had a double bed, lounge/kitchen area and was a great place to stay, our little girl was very taken with the cosy seating area.
As other have mentioned the restaurant has been closed for a couple of years but the town has a good couple of bars/restaurants and I would highly recommend (as did reception staff) the Lake Superior Brewing Company. The morning continental breakfast was good quality and the other guests we chatted with all seemed happy with the hotel.
The Location is very scenic, right on the Lake and the town has a good quaint feeling to it. On a morning run through the town many of the friendly locals waved a hand in greeting.
I would stay again but feel the owners should put a bit of money into sprucing up the hotel and grounds as it seems to have a lot more potential.
- Also Known As:
- America`s Best Value North Shore Hotel Grand Marais