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4 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great location downtown, near everything within walking distance. For the price it's a nice place to stay. Nothing fancy but clean! No A/C and of course we went during a hot spell which is not typical - but they do provide a fan.

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2 Thank Janine G
West Fargo, North Dakota
2 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The view was great, but a lot of money to spend on a hotel that only had a view. Bed was so uncomfortable I tossed and turned all night. Breakfast was cereal and fruit, the muffins and bagels were stale. The juice tasted like kool aid.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 25 October 2016

Mold growing on the bathroom ceiling. Everything in the room looked like it was at least 20 years old, including the bedding, towels, and mattress. The TV was tiny, kept losing audio, and had lines running through the screen. Major water damage along the window sill. Huge stains in the carpet. The front desk is not staffed most of the... More 

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Macomb, Illinois
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Reviewed 6 October 2016

I've been staying at the Shoreline on my north woods photography excursions for some years now. Always liked it for location and price. But this visit is very disappointing. Hit and miss housekeeping is annoying, but the real problem is the constant stench of tobacco smoke in my room. The place is supposedly smoke-free, but someone (or someones) is clearly... More 

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2 Thank John H
Grand Rapids, Minnesota
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20 reviews
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Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Nice motel that is located right in the heart of town. Location is great and walking distance of most things. Room was clean and comfortable. View of Lake Superior is amazing and was more affordable than other places I found. Would definitely stay again.

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3 Thank CLichtle
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27 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

I would stay here again. Large room with a nice size bathroom. Nice towels, comfy bed with a nice large window. A half a block walk to a great donut/coffee shop which you can enjoy on a nicely furnished patio right on the lake. Access to shops and restaurants in a short walk. Not the newest place, painting is not... More 

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5 Thank Roberta R
Minnetonka, Minnesota
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Reviewed 9 September 2016

This was my first trip to Grand Marais and I read many reviews trying to determine a good place to stay. I knew from those that the hotel is in desperate need of some repairs, new windows, etc. but stay for the location and the view of the lake alone. We were able to park our car and walk to... More 

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4 Thank Halvorsen22
Minneapolis, Minnesota
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2016

We spent 3 nights at the Shoreline Inn in late July. The location is FANTASTIC. The patio faces Lake Superior, and is within 20 feet of the water but about 6 feet above the shoreline so you have a great view not blocked by people waking by.. Restaurants and attractions in the town are all within walking distance. The staff... More 

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7 Thank kalin004
Minneapolis, MN
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Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

We have stayed at the Shoreline Inn in Grand Marais around 8 times over the last 10 years. We have recommended it to other people. They have the BEST VIEW in Grand Marais and a great deck area to view Artists Point and Lake Superior. All that being said, I have no idea what is now happening with this property.... More 

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4 Thank mntripjunkie
Oakville, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2016

This place is an old, dated and somewhat tired-looking brick building. If you have 5-star expectations, you'll hate it. If all you need is a hot shower and bed, you'll do just fine. FYI - there's no AC, but they do provide a large fan in each room. On the plus side, I lucked out and had a near unobstructed... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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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 

Additional Information about The Shoreline Inn

Address: 20 S Broadway Ave, Grand Marais, MN 55604-5016
Region: United States > Minnesota > Grand Marais
Price Range: £78 - £131 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — The Shoreline Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 29
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“request lake view or you'll end up looking at the parking lot”
 of 5 bubbles , 25 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Request a room with lake views”
 of 5 bubbles Halvorsen22, 9 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Our room didn't face the lake but we had a view of the lake from our room.”
 of 5 bubbles kalin004, 13 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Ask for lake-side, 2nd floor”
 of 5 bubbles shoxgdp, 31 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Lakeview is spectacular but hopefully you will be outside most of the time so what difference does it make.”
 of 5 bubbles Notsofrequentflyers, 17 Jul 2016 | Read review
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