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“A Little Lux in the UP”

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Magnuson Grand Hotel Lakefront Paradise
Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Paradise
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed July 30, 2012

This hotel was a nice surprise compared to some of our other accommodations in the UP. It was modern, clean, with nice amenities. Spacious rooms and nice balconies with a terrific view. Breakfast bar was average but above average coffee! The pool and hot tub area is nice and a decent size. The beach is small and the furniture is plastic and sad, however, the view makes up for that. Superior is so clean, so green, blue, teal, so...superior. Loved the area. Ventured the scenic gravel road to Grand Marais from here and found some secluded lakes and Lake Superior beaches. Do it! The isolation is so unique and the wilderness is so untamed. Breathtaking vistas. The Whitefish Point Bird Observatory is down the road and worth a visit. Bring binoculars and go early and you will the endangered Piping Plover along the shore, a short walk down a trail across from the parking lot. There is a restaurant across the parking lot and a couple others nearby. We will return.

Room Tip: Get a lake view room on the second floor!
  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 23, 2012

Spent two nights there in July 2012. It was an outstanding place to stay. Had a second floor mini-suite, the view from the balcony was beautiful. Very clean, well maintained property. A diamond in the small town of Paradise. Also, very motorcycle friendly, which was a welcome surprise. I'll stay there again when in the area.

Room Tip: Ask for a lakeside balcony room, you can't beat the view, especially at sunrise.
  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank MORoadStar
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Reviewed July 22, 2012

Don't believe any other review your read on Paradise area hotels. This is the only place to stay. It's well maintained, clean, and conveniently located. Pay the little extra and get a ground level room that faces the beach. My kids loved the beach and the pool here. The staff was friendly and helpful.

Room Tip: Get a ground level room facing the beach.
  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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Thank Brandon W
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Reviewed July 18, 2012

This hotel is good hotel with spacious rooms directly on the lakefront. Our room(suite) had a fridge, macrowave and plenty of room. But not a King bed- just one Queen bed. That was really a pity!
The free breakfast was oké; there were not enough tables and chairs to seat everybody. We had to take te food up to our room.

Room Tip: You have to have a lakeview room!
  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Gerda M
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Reviewed July 12, 2012

This hotel used to be a Best Western. The quality of the hotel and the friendly staff have not changed! The rooms are large and very clean. The hot breakfast is decent. The hotel is located right in the town of Paradise- great to go for a stroll! The pool is clean, and located indoors. The WIFI is not the best, but if you walk around you can get a signal.

Room Tip: Rooms overlooking the lake are more expensive. The other rooms are just as nice.
  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled on business
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Thank YarnDragon02
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Reviewed July 11, 2012

This hotel was very clean, the pool was nice and clear, the water at the beach was crystal clear . The sand was so soft. The breakfast was good.. There is a very good restraunts within walking distance. The view is remarkable.

Room Tip: Try to get the rooms with the lake view.
  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Don P
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Reviewed July 10, 2012

Pros: spotless, nice breakfast, beautiful view of the lake, nice little beach, clean pool/sauna/hot tub area, great customer service, close to Tahquamenon Falls State Park and Great lakes Shipwreck Museum, nice lobby,

Cons: small laundry room (2 washers & 2 dryers), spotty wifi service in rooms (but works fine in the lobby)

I can't say enough good things about the place, it almost looked brand new. We spent a week in the UP and this was by far the nicest place we stayed. I would definately like to go back. Check out the little restaurant out in front of the hotel for some great food and wonderful small town hospitality.

Room Tip: Get a lake view room, you'll love the view!
  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with family
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1  Thank Johnehams
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Additional Information about Magnuson Grand Hotel Lakefront Paradise

Address: 8112 N M 123, Paradise, MI 49768-9800
Location: United States > Michigan > Upper Peninsula > Paradise
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Paradise
Price Range: $140 - $179 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Magnuson Grand Hotel Lakefront Paradise 2.5*
Number of rooms: 41
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Magnuson Grand Hotel Lakefront Paradise! Enjoy convenient access to Tahquamenon Falls, Lake Superior and Whitefish Point Lighthouse while staying at this Paradise, Michigan hotel. Welcome to this lakefront Magnuson Grand Hotel where guests will receive exceptional customer service, unbeatable amenities and a fabulous location all for an affordable price. Guests will enjoy well-appointed guest rooms, some with balconies and water views, featuring satellite television with HBO® and free high-speed Internet access. Every morning guests are treated to a complimentary hot breakfast while looking out at a magnificent view of Whitefish Bay. To make traveling even easier, this Paradise, Michigan hotel comes equipped with an indoor heated swimming pool, hot tub, and sauna. Guest will especially enjoy the sandy beach located right on the hotel grounds plus convenient parking for large trucks and snowmobile trailers. We are also a Biker Friendly Hotel! The Magnuson Grand Hotel Lakefront Paradise is located close to where travelers want to be while visiting Paradise. Nestled on Lake Superior's Whitefish Bay, and with direct snowmobile trail access from their parking lot, guests will appreciate the location of this Paradise Magnuson Grand hotel while enjoying a variety of activities including snowmobiling, canoeing, kayaking, fishing, hiking, cross skiing, snow shoeing, and bird watching. No visit to Paradise is complete without visiting our famous local attractions such as Tahquamenon Falls, Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, Whitefish Point Lighthouse, and the Whitefish Point Bird Observatory. What's more, we will often host guests in town attending our annual Blueberry Festival, 2 annual winter festivals or to participate in the Tahquamenon Trail Run, or the Tahquamenon Wilderness Canoe. The friendly, knowledgeable staff is ready to ensure a fun-filled memorable stay in Paradise, Michigan. Make a reservation today and save! ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Best Western Paradise
Paradise Best Western
Best Western Lakefront Hotel

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