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“Disgusting hotel not worth the money.”
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Aspen Inn
Ranked #8 of 10 Hotels in Grand Marais
Wyoming, Minnesota, United States
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29 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Disgusting hotel not worth the money.”
Reviewed August 9, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here for one night on our way up the north shore. After walking into the room we immediately were hit with a gross smell. The floor was full of stains and the bathroom was unclean, especially the shower where there were hairs that were not from my head. The wallpaper looked to be original from the 60s. The ac in the room kept it generally the same temp, but seemed to have a hard time cooling it off more. Overall for well over $100 I expected it to be at least cleaner, no excuse for the amount of stains in the carpet and the hairs in the shower. I would not stay there again.

  • Stayed July 2013
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Reviewed August 2, 2013

$125 is a value when it's your very last resort. Yes, a smoking room is expected to have some odor but it was ridiculous. When we opened the door it activated our gag reflex. We found out afterwards that the smoking room doubles as the pet room which explains why it smells like excrement. Ew ew ew

  • Stayed August 2013
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Reviewed July 16, 2013

The Aspen Inn is an older property and it looks it. It was an ok place to stay if you just need a bed and bath for the night. The location was convenient to town, and the staff was nice. Breakfast wasn't bad, but the area is small.

We were in the newer building. The rooms were just worn down enough to make you wonder if it was clean. It was pretty clean, but had a semi musty feeling. My roommate said the tub didn't drain and she pulled out a nasty hair clog. Blech!

I might stay there again if I was on a budget and didn't have any other choices.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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Kittredge, Colorado
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed May 31, 2013

We were so pleased to find this hotel on our drive through MN back to Colorado. Weary roadtrippers looking for a late check-in with dogs, offering free breakfast, wifi and an extended late check out upon special request PLUS a very reasonable price this place accomodated all of our needs with a smile to boot. This hotel will more than meet the needs of an economically minded traveler. A comfortable King Bed and a spacious bathroom, excellent WiFi connection, great coffee, bagels, cereal, french toast in the AM, plus a very friendly and helpful staff. THANK YOU ASPEN INN!

Room Tip: We were in 116. It is a smoking room, we are NOT smokers, but couldn't detect that any smoking h...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Richfield, Minnesota
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed January 23, 2013

It was a nice room, and wish it had a pool but the whirlpool was huge and the rooms were a little cramped for more than 2 people, but overall was good experience for the trip I was on at the time. The room had an okay TV and channels but did have overall okay beds. But the selection of breakfast foods were inadequete and there was only tiny boxes of cereal, bagels, some decent coffee but overall, if this place was crowded with a lot of people wanting breakfast, there will be a lot (I mean a lot) of waiting, not to mention the breakfast area is really small and not fit for a full house.

Room Tip: Its an okay place but aspen lodge would be your better option for a extended price (If willing to pa...
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
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Paxton, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed August 28, 2012

A former Super 8, conveniently located just south of Grand Marais on Hwy 61. Hot tub and sauna but no pool (who planned that???). Dog friendly with minimal surcharge. Easy parking next to door for some rooms, you might want to ask for ground floor if you like this convenience. Friendly and helpful staff, even to a couple that wandered in off the highway late at night. Had stayed before when it was the Super 8, same general quality. I would definitely stay there again.

Room Tip: Ask for a first floor room in the bungalow section. Best deal around.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed August 27, 2012

We were lucky to get a room here on a busy Saturday night in GM. The Visitor Center gave us a few recommendations for places to check for vacancy, and since this was on the south end of town (to far to walk to the restaurants), it would get us home sooner the next day. Room was clean and it was nice to have a fridge and single-cup coffee maker. The windows open to catch a slight breeze off the lake, but there is some highway noise, so ask for a room away from the highway if you like to open the window. We would prefer some healthy choices at breakfast; doughy white bagels and sugared cereal were the only options. Some fruit or juice, and whole grain toast or bagels would be appreciated. Prices in this area are high during the season, so while its no value, its probably on par with others. I wouldn't seek this place out, but if its a last resort, its just fine.

Room Tip: All rooms in the 2-story section are non-smoking, ask for one away from the highway (north?) if you...
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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Property: Aspen Inn
Address: 1711 W Highway 61, Grand Marais, MN 55604-7507
Location: United States > Minnesota > Grand Marais
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 10 Hotels in Grand Marais
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Aspen Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 35
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Aspen Inn is nestled at the edge of the forest, conveniently on Hwy 61 as you come into town from Duluth or the Twin Cities. Tucked in behind northwoods landscaping, it fits right in with a peaceful, North Shore getaway, as many rooms overlook quiet aspen and spruce. A guest favorite... our spacious whirlpool- sauna centered in a sunlit room, is off a relaxing deck, surrounded by spruce, aspen and lilac for privacy.Guests may choose from a room with a king, two queen beds or family suite. All rooms are air conditioned and have refrigerators. Near restaurants and entertainment or minutes from the center of Grand Marais and Lake Superior. -Giant whirlpool spa, sauna, sundeck -Free WIFI and Continental Breakfast -Free local calls, voice mail, and message service -Free guest laundry -Truck, bus or trailer parking with winter plug-ins -Cable TV - 52 channels - HBO -Pets with permission ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Aspen Hotel Grand Marais
Super 8 Grand Marais
Super Eight Grand Marais
Grand Marais Super Eight
Grand Marais Super 8

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