My boyfriend and I needed a place to stay on a Saturday night and East Bay Suites had a 1BR with kitchen available for around $120.
When we arrived, the front desk staff was great and they seemed to have lots of activities that we could partake in at no additional cost. Would be great if we would have planned on staying longer!
We were surprised, however, when we realized that we rented out a condo and not just a regular hotel room. It's not a huge deal, but there were photos of the owners in a few places. It made it a bit less relaxing and like we were guests in someone else's home. We did feel a little misled by the omission of this in the advertising.
Condo was just OK - on par with a Holiday Inn Express. Everything is from Ikea, cheap bedding, carpets, linoleum tile, etc. We were told that we had a queen bed, but I'm pretty sure that the bed in the room was full sized. "Fireplaces" are really just heaters with lights. Disappointed to say the least.
Condo was LOUD! We could hear noise from all around us - people walking above, slamming doors, hallway noise. We couldn't sleep past 7am - what a bummer.
Only redeeming quality of the room itself was the view. Lake was literally feet from our door - can't be beat.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- East Bay Hotel Grand Marais
- East Bay Grand Marais