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Appleton, Wisconsin
Reviewed 4 August 2015

My wife, brother & Sister In-law spent one night at the North Shore Lodge. Chris the manager was very pleasant and helpful. The room was clean and adequate. The beds were not very comfortable and pillows very flat. Best part of this hotel is the location next to the greatest of the Great Lakes; Lake Superior. We left early the...

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Glenn, Michigan
Reviewed 3 August 2015

This is the only motel on the shore of Lake Superior in Grand Marais. Located on a private beach with many opportunities to hunt for agates. It is a tired motel in need of sprucing but when we go to Grand Marais we choose the North Shore Lodge. The staff are very friendly and accommodating. When our remote was missing...

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Howell, Michigan
Reviewed 3 August 2015

My daughter and I recently stayed at the North Shore Lodge on a trip to see the Pictured Rocks. The staff is very friendly and accomodating, the room was clean and the location is beautiful. There is not a resturant on site so don't show up hungry unless you just want snacks. The drive to Pictured Rocks is about 55...

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Thank Clare M
Baraboo, Wisconsin
Reviewed 31 July 2015 via mobile

Our cabin which was Cabin #3 was run down, infested with flies because our door was busted, no air conditioning so the cabin was hotter than Hades, the beds were not comfy at all (hard as a rock), no curtains for privacy, all the rooms were dirty in some type of way (especially the table in the kitchen which had...

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Traverse City, Michigan
Reviewed 29 July 2015 via mobile

We rented a two bedroom cabin at the North Shore and had a wonderful time. I can't speak for the hotel side of the place. We read the poor reviews and were leery- but it was just what we were looking for to spend time in the Upper Peninsula. It was a cute, clean little cabin with knotty-pine walls and...

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Thank Jodijocks
Reviewed 23 July 2015 via mobile

At first we were afraid to stay here because of all the bad reviews. We were pleasantly surprised when we drove up and found a nice looking place that looked nothing like what people had described in their reviews. We were expecting a run-down motel but what we found was a nice place in a great location. Our room was...

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Thank lakefunn
Kalamazoo, Michigan
Reviewed 14 July 2015

If you like funky this is your place! Yes, it's a bit rundown. And yes, the pool and restaurant have been closed. But this place is packed with character and the location right on the shore of Lake Superior is the best in town. The rooms are vintage 70s, the beds are nice, and our shower and TV worked. Nevermind...

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Thank Snappventures
Reviewed 12 July 2015 via mobile

Seriously, do not visit this area and stay in your room. You can walk over the bluff to the lake, or walk into town. Amazing location. Although it's obvious there were more features in the past (like a restaurant and a pool?), there were smooth clean sheets and a very laid back staff.

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Thank Liz B
Baltimore, Maryland
Reviewed 6 July 2015

This place is very run-down... it needs to be torn down and rebuilt. The location is awesome though. I talked to a local. This place used to be really great. When the original owners died, their daughters ran the place for awhile. They moved to California and sold it to new owners. It seems the new owners are 'riding it...

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2Thank kevinmd1
Millersburg, Michigan
Reviewed 2 July 2015

OMG. This place has gone so down hill! We have stayed in the past and found it acceptable. We started with the remote. Change of batteries would make the universal work.... Not... Beds acceptable. Bathroom.......shower next door. Caused water to seep into the room on the floor......black mold apparent in bathroom ...Coffee in room small pot was Molded with old...

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Additional Information about North Shore Lodge

Address: 22020 Coast Guard Point, Box 211, Grand Marais, MI 49839 (Formerly America's Best Value North Shore Lodge)
Region: United States > Michigan > Upper Peninsula > Grand Marais
Number of rooms: 42
Also Known As:
America`s Best Value North Shore Hotel Grand Marais
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“Don't book to this lodge!!!”
Svitlana88, 11 Apr 2017 | Read review
“if you want to see the lake, you need to be on the second floor, but it's still not much of a view.”
843lynnh, 2 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Second floor, west building furthest north.”
johnP118, 4 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Be sure to get a room in the older section.”
KateMichigan, 30 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Check further in the town for other accommodations”
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