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“Benefits of shore and city”
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East Bay Suites
Ranked #3 of 10 Hotels in Grand Marais
Certificate of Excellence
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Benefits of shore and city”
Reviewed 1 August 2013

East Bay Suites is a great place to stay when you want to enjoy both the beauty of Lake Superior and the convenience of being close to restaurants and shopping in downtown Grand Marais. The condos are beautifully appointed, and the views from the lakeview units are awe-inspiring. Years ago I used to stay at the old East Bay Hotel -- it's great to experience the restoration of this important Grand Marais landmark. For visitors who are new to Grand Marias, East Bay Suites is the perfect opportunity to get acquainted with the quaint shops and yummy dining opportunities right in town. Artist's Point is just a hop, skip, and a jump away, and of course the many nearby state parks with hiking and skiing trails galore are not to be missed. We were there on a January weekend that started with highs in the 20's and became a 40-below chiller! The mist over the lake on those frigid mornings, along with the fantastical ice formations on the shoreline, made our walks along the shore simply magical. We encountered just one small problem: We stayed in a "Studio Deluxe" unit, and we were disappointed at how tiny the bedroom was. There is almost no room to get in and out of the double bed, especially on one side. It's a tight fit! Other than that we found the unit to be very comfortable and well kept.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with friends
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JenniferG183, Front Office Manager at East Bay Suites, responded to this review, 29 August 2013
Thank you for reviewing your recent stay with us here at East Bay Suites. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed all that East Bay has to offer our guests such as views, ambiance, location, and amenities. We do have luxurious one bedroom suites which are just a step up from the studio deluxe that I feel you would fine to exceed your expectations for your next visit. You can find more information about our one bedroom suite on www.eastbaysuites.com or by calling us at 1-800-414-2807. We would be more than happy to assist you. Again, we appreciate your review and look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Thank you for being our guest.
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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Reviewed 30 July 2013

Annual trip to Minnesota from Florida. Stayed at East Bay 4 times now and always happy we did. The room is a 2 bedroom 2 bath condo type room with a full kitchen. The one we stay in is on the 2nd floor and has a fantastic view of Lake Superior for 2 balcony's. Nicely furnished, all the necessary things in the kitchen, comfortable beds and always very clean. A bit on the pricey but well worth it. Close to everything in town so can walk. Especially like that the donut shop is right out the door!!
We will be back!

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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JenniferG183, Front Office Manager at East Bay Suites, responded to this review, 29 August 2013
Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us at East Bay Suites. We are pleased you found everything to exceed your expectations year after year and are able to fully enjoy everything East Bay has to offer. It is always a pleasure having you stay with us and we look forward to your return next year! Thank you for being our guest.
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Hastings, Minnesota
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Reviewed 23 July 2013

We've stayed at East Bay twice now, both times in May for our anniversary. We will continue to come back to East Bay because the condos are great, the location is awesome, and the staff is amazing! I highly recommend East Bay to anyone looking for a long stay or even just for a couple of nights.

Room Tip: Love the upper level rooms - the view is great and no one is above you. :)
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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JenniferG183, Front Office Manager at East Bay Suites, responded to this review, 29 August 2013
Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us. We feel privileged that we are your preferred lodging option for such a wonderful celebration. We are also pleased that everything about your visit was to your liking. We look forward to welcoming you back again and again in the future! Thank you for being our guest.
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Birmingham, Alabama
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Reviewed 16 July 2013

We stayed at East Bay Suites in Grand Marais before taking the ferry to Isle Royale. This condo is your best option if you are looking for a nice place to stay outside of Grand Portage. It is a little bit of a drive but well worth it. This place is WONDERFUL!! We had terrible weather but staying in a place like this made up for the gloomy scene outside. The fog was so thick off Lake Superior you could barely see anything outside. We opted for the two bedroom condo with the fireplace. The views in the living area and bedroom were great. We could still see the beach and some of the water at times. Another bonus was a washer and dryer. We were able to do laundry so that we would have enough clean clothes for the next 10 days of our roadtrip. The town of Grand Marais is neat as well. Lots of small little shops and restaurants. It reminded me of Seaside, Oregon. The staff here was excellent. They tried to contact the ferry company out of Grand Portage to see if they would be running in the fog. My family enjoyed this condo so much they want to know when we are going to come back.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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JenniferG183, Front Office Manager at East Bay Suites, responded to this review, 29 August 2013
Thank you for reviewing your stay with us here at East Bay Suites. We are pleased that you enjoyed the many amenities our suites have to offer. I am happy to hear your family enjoyed the location to the beach as well as the many shops and restaurants in town too. We thank you for being our guest and we hope the memories you made here will last you and your family a life time. We look forward to welcoming you back again in the future.
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Rosemount
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2013

The hustle and bustle of summer in Grand Marais is unheard when sitting on the waterfront at East Bay. The wonderful accomodations can suit anyone from single rooms to 3 bedroom condos. We had a one bedroom well equiped condo with a full kitchen, super comfortable bed and walkout to the lake. We met great people at the campfire every night with a "smores bucket" provided by the hotel. The staff are very helpful and interested in you having a good time. This is the best place to stay in Grand Marais.

Room Tip: We loved being on the first floor to be able to walk out directly to the beach. We took advantage o...
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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JenniferG183, Front Office Manager at East Bay Suites, responded to this review, 13 July 2013
Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. We are overjoyed to hear you enjoyed your stay and it met all your expectations. We hope the memories will last you a life time. We thank you for being our guest and look forward to your return.
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Saint Louis Park, Minnesota
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Reviewed 23 June 2013 via mobile

Wonderful lodging close to Lake Superior and all the shopping downtown. Stayed in a 3rd floor suite on our honeymoon. All the rooms have a great view of the lake. Our suite had stocked kitchen with fridge/freezer, stove, microwave, coffee maker, and dish washer. The staff was wonderful, the building & grounds were well maintained. I would look forward to staying here again.

  • Stayed June 2013
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JenniferG183, Front Office Manager at East Bay Suites, responded to this review, 13 July 2013
Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us here at East Bay Suites. We feel privileged to be a part of this wonderful and exciting time of your life. We hope the memories you made will last you a life time or at least until your next visit. Congratulations to you both and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
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Rochester, Minnesota
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Reviewed 14 May 2013

I have been coming to Grand Marais since I was a child probably every other year or so. Normally, we'd go camping or stay in cabins, but my wife and I now have a toddler who is a bit young for a camping trip. We booked a room at E.Bay Suites with another couple. This place is/was perfect for us!!! We were able to put our toddler to bed early and then spend time in our beautiful open concept suite with our friends while toddler slept. The staff at this hotel were very accomodating; they brought a high-chair to our room and quickly replaced a non-working coffee machine. The decor and ammenities of our suite was top-notch. Everything had been thought of, including an I-phone charger linked to the TV; could play music from my Iphone through the TV! We will definitely stay here again on our next venture up north!!!

Room Tip: Room 309; corner room with lake view is excellent!
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
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JenniferG183, Front Office Manager at East Bay Suites, responded to this review, 13 July 2013
Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us. We are pleased you found the accommodations as well as the service to exceed your expectations. We pride ourselves in being the best when it comes to customer service and accommodating our guests. Thank you for being our guest and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future!
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Property: East Bay Suites
Address: 21 Wisconsin St, Grand Marais, MN 55604
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Region: United States > Minnesota > Grand Marais
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 10 Hotels in Grand Marais
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — East Bay Suites 3.5*
Number of rooms: 31
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
East Bay Suites sits in the heart of it all: on the edge of the world's greatest fresh water lake, at the base of the Sawtooth Mountains, a short drive from the pristine Boundary Waters Canoe Area and world class Superior Hiking Trail, and just steps from your favorite local shops and restaurants in the center of the quaint harbor village of Grand Marais. The perfect blend of outdoor recreation, unique shopping and culture, East Bay Suites has something for everyone. ... more   less 
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