We really enjoyed the setting of this lodge. The view and pebble beach are wonderful with a few adirondack chairs to use. The common areas of lodge seem well kept. We had a fireplace room and found it to be quite small, dingy and not as clean as we would like. There were stains on the carpet, blanket and the tablecloth for the very small table in the room. We only stayed one night but the miniscule soap that is provided disintegrated after one use. No shampoo provided. Noise was also an issue. The rooms are not very soundproof making it difficult to sleep. The front desk is not covered from 9:30 pm to 7:00 am, which seemed odd to me. I'm not sure what you do if you need something. There were signs that said to call 911, in case of emergency.
We also had what seems to be the increasing norm - a family who allowed their children to run up and down the hall of the lodge. Apparently no one else was allowed to have peace and quiet since they could not or would not control their children. The decorum of others is not the lodges fault however there was no one to assist with the situation.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Naniboujou is a place to come home to! Originally built as a private exclusive club in the 1920's - boasting such charter members as Babe Ruth, Ring Lardner, and Jack Dempsey. Naniboujou is on the National Register of Historic Places and is open seasonally - featuring an award winning restaurant as well as lodging. In keeping with the historic nature, Naniboujou continues to be media free and offers guests an opportunity to unplug, unwind, and completely relax - either in their room, the grand dining room, or on the shore of Lake Superior. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Naniboujou Hotel Grand Marais