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Aspen Inn
Ranked #6 of 10 Hotels in Grand Marais
Reviewed 12 August 2013

Definitely a musty smell on entry, though not terrible and get used to it (turning on the AC, which worked fine, helped with that), though they should work on that scent. The room was clean and in good repair, basic motel furnishing style, bed comfortable enough, and had fridge, coffee maker, hair dryer. Breakfast area small with offerings of several cereal individual packets, bagels, french toast. While they are not set up for hot fare, probably could add some things like yogurt cups, fruit, breakfast bars to the offerings. It was ok for the night for a port in a storm in a basic, clean room in an area that can be a challenge to find a place in the summer...

Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 9 August 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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1  Thank Devon E
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Reviewed 3 August 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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1  Thank betsyprocourier
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Reviewed 17 July 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, travelled with friends
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1  Thank msp223
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Reviewed 31 May 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, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank lisanichols20
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Reviewed 23 January 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, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 28 August 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, travelled with family
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1  Thank Steve M
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Additional Information about Aspen Inn

Address: 1711 W Highway 61, Grand Marais, MN 55604-7507
Region: 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 #6 of 10 Hotels in Grand Marais
Price Range: £51 - £100 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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