I was with my boyfriend and son. The three of us had enough room in the room - it was clean, the beds were comfy and the bathroom was sufficient.
When we arrived, there was some confusion as the person taking us in was on the other side of the desk talking with patrons but never acknowledged us so initially we didn't know where the front desk person was. When it was clear to the man that we indeed were there to check in or inquire (why else would 3 people with bags be coming in to the hotel?), he then excused himself from the conversation and "helped us".
Like already mentioned above, the room was fine enough.
We were able to enjoy sitting on the deck with snacks - but all the guests do, and if you have inconsiderate people (as unfortunately we did, there were about 12 people and 8 or 9 of us were reasonable...respecting others' conversations and their space the other few were over the top loud, obnoxious and it was embarrassing). The hotel itself cannot be faulted for their behaviour but it does lack an overall feeling of comfort when you experience that.
We were able to come in and sit on the sofas and converse...the loud people came in too, but thankfully didn't stay.
We were pleased the following day when we asked the front desk man for some suggestions for "things to do"...he was attentive and friendly (the same man from the previous day)...which had me think that he's quite attentive with what he's doing and multi-tasking might not be his thing...which I could overlook since he gave us personal service as he did the people from the previous day.
Overall the stay was 'okay'. I'd go back...first I'd like to check out another hotel, but if needed, I'd stay here again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- LOCATION! LOCATION! LOCATION! Artist's Point is at our back door. Quiet, away from U.S. Highway 61. With lake view rooms and sundeck at water's edge, The Shoreline has been first choice for generations of families. Fireside, lake view lobby. This charming village is on Lake Superior's North Shore less than two hours Northeast of Duluth, on scenic Highway 61. Grand Marais is the Hub of activities in Cook County, located at the foot of the Gunflint Trail, the gateway to the famous Boundary Waters Canoe Area, and remote Isle Royale. Just ten minutes to the Gunflint Hills Golf Course or Pincushion cross country center and twenty minutes to Lutsen Mountains Ski Area, Alpine Slide and the Superior National Golf Course.Walk to shops, restaurants, the lighthouse and the Grand Marais recreation center and pool. Free continental breakfast. Rooms with king beds are available, as are family or connecting rooms. Smoke-free environment. Traditional charm. Personal service. A guest once said, "It's like coming home." ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Shoreline Hotel Grand Marais
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