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Best Western Plus Superior Inn
Ranked #2 of 10 Hotels in Grand Marais
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 13 October 2013

Some rooms are no pets allowed, but some rooms do allow pets.
Front desk is closed (rollup shuttered & locked) until 7 every morning.
Parking is limited, some of the spaces are across a side street from the motel.
To go from the front parking area/lobby/check-in (which is on level 2) to
the main parking area for level 1, you have to drive either thru or around
the convenience store/gas station at the corner in front of the hotel.
Our room had patio w/ 2 chairs & railing/fence (no direct beach access).
Tile & glass wall shower & nice fold down shower fixture.
Work table and one office chair.
Granite counter & refer/micro cabinet top. Wi-fi only, slower than average.
Breakfast: oatmeal, banana, very good cake donuts from World's Best
Bakery nearby, cereal, so-so yogurt, western omelete, etc.
2nd & 3rd morning the oatmeal was too dry (solid mass).
Granola was good & not too sweet.
Sandy beach & rocky shoreline can be seen from hotel's lakeside grounds.
Can walk to downtown, Sven and Ole's Pizza is only about 3 blocks away.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Superior_Inn_Mgmt, Owner at Best Western Plus Superior Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2013

Thank you for your recent stay with us! We appreciate your feedback & compliments and are glad you enjoyed our convenient lakefront location & breakfast. While our registration area is secured at night, we do have staff on duty 24 hours ready to assist guests with late arrivals & any requests or needs. Guests may dial “0” for assistance after hours. We look forward to the opportunity to welcome you back on your next visit to Grand Marais.

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Reviewed 11 October 2013

We selected a ground floor room with a "partical view" of Lake Superior. The room is partially underground so the only window is small and looks out at the back of the Whole Foods Coop store. You can see Lake Superior but barely since it is similar to a look-out basement window. I would look elsewhere.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Superior_Inn_Mgmt, Owner at Best Western Plus Superior Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2013

Thank you for your recent stay with us. We were sorry to learn your experience was lessened by the view from the room type you selected online. That room is one of only 3 out of 66 rooms at the hotel with an “obstructed view”. We verified you were e-mailed a confirmation that fully disclosed the view, & it was viewed twice; on 9/29 & 9/30/13. The confirmation details described the room as: 2 Queen beds, obstructed lake view (no balcony) Located in John Beargrease Wing, downstairs on first floor; stairs required (not elevator accessible). . . We are confident we can help you select a room type from which you can enjoy a Superior experience, too, as most guests shared in previous reviews . So our team can assist you with reserving a room type that best matches your wishes for view and amenities, please call us directly. We hope you’ll give us another opportunity to regain your confidence on your next visit to Grand Marais.

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Reviewed 11 October 2013

My sister and I spent 5 days in Grand Marais and as usual enjoyed our visit greatly. Great bed and the breakfast was delicious.. Staff was very nice and helpful. The view is wonderful and we spent quite a bit of time reading and looking at the lake.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 10 October 2013

This was a really nice hotel and we enjoyed our four-night stay. The staff was friendly, our room was clean and in good condition, but we thought it was a little small for a suite. The bed was very comfortable. The view of Lake Superior from our balcony was superb.

We had a few minor concerns. The room got very warm at night and we had to run the air conditioner despite nighttime temperatures in the 40s. This was one of the most expensive hotels we have ever stayed at, and the weekend part of our rate was $230 with our senior discount. The room was oddly furnished, with no desk or table where you could comfortably sit and use a laptop, and there were two TVs. Breakfast was adequate with a reasonable amount of choices, but we were disappointed that the same hot foods were offered every morning - scrambled eggs with and without ham, sausages and pancakes.

Despite the concerns I mentioned, we would probably stay here again.

Room Tip: If you want a bathtub you need to rent a suite with a whirlpool.
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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 October 2013

We were blown away by the level on quality, cleanliness, value and service for a small town lodge. We've stayed in lots of places world wide but have stayed in very few places as nice as this one. We are going to return, and recommend to ALL our friends......and you! Special thanks to Chuck for his service and assistance.

Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 October 2013

No better hotel on Canal Park. Located centrally within walking distance to all of the Park's points of interest: ship canal, aquarium, and the many shops and dining places. We return here at least once per year to enjoy the ambience of the Park. A perfect getaway for us, relaxed yet always interesting.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 8 October 2013

This hotel ranks right up there with "one of the best properties" in the upper Midwest! The rooms are huge, super clean, beautiful walk in showers, lovely decorating, right on the lake & all rooms have a lake view, microwave, refrig., granite counter tops, flat screen TV, etc. The service is top notch, staff is friendly & efficient & the breakfasts are good. It has a whirlpool & very secure entrances to hotel. It is also dog friendly on the 1st floor.

Room Tip: Ask for the 3rd floor - better view & very quiet. Some rooms have steam showers, fireplaces, et...
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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with friends
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Address: 104 1st Ave E, US Highway 61 East, Grand Marais, MN 55604-3134 (Formerly BEST WESTERN Plus Superior Inn & Suites)
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Region: United States > Minnesota > Grand Marais
Amenities:
Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 10 Hotels in Grand Marais
Price Range: £91 - £187 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Best Western Plus Superior Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 66
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This newly renovated hotel sits on the shore of Lake Superior in downtown Grand Marais and nearly all of the 66 smoke-free rooms and suites have a stunning lake view. All rooms feature comfortable, modern furnishings. Room amenities include: private lakefront balcony, fireplace, hydrotherapy whirlpool, five-shower-head steam shower, bathrobes, desk with ergonomic chair, make up mirrors, pet friendly, flat screen TV's and more (not all rooms have all amenities, specify your choice when making your reservation). All guests enjoy a complimentary full, hot breakfast, oversize whirlpool, fitness room, lobby bar and bistro, great-room with fireplace and complimentary tea and coffee, and the convenience of being within walking distance to everything in downtown Grand Marais. Our motto is, "Service isn't a big thing, it's a million little things." ... more   less 
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