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East Bay Suites

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09/06/2017 10/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I went up north to get some "wave therapy' from Lake Superior. The weather was pretty bad; cold and rainy. But the unit I was in directly faced the lake, and I easily heard the waves breaking on the beach. The suite had a kitchenette, a dining table, all appliances necessary, a comfortable king bed, a bath with shower and...

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Emily W, Front Office Manager at East Bay Suites, responded to this review

Thank you for such a great review of East Bay Suites! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your suite, as well as the beautiful view it offers. Listening to the waves crashing against the shore is one of the most beautiful sounds, and what a treat to...

Bloomington, Minnesota
Reviewed 28 July 2016

EBS is the perfect place to stay in Grand Marais. Right on the water, quiet, clean, beautiful and well-cared for rooms, and great staff. Love the S'mores buckets and the amenities in the room! Perfect for cooking meals and not having to eat out all the time. Within walking distance to everything in Grand Marais. Beautiful sunrises off the deck...

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Emily W, Front Office Manager at East Bay Suites, responded to this review

We are so happy to hear how great your stay was with us at East Bay Suites! You hit on all of the fantastic “things” about East Bay; view of Lake Superior, clean rooms, great staff, full kitchens, and who can forget about the breathtaking sunrises you can see right from your balcony! Thank you again for the great review,...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've stayed here twice and have had an incredible experience both times. The hotel is right on the water, so you can hear the waves and seagulls. We stay in the off season when we can afford it, but Lake Superior is gorgeous in all weathers. We stayed in a one bedroom suite which had a fireplace, a full kitchen,...

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Emily W, Front Office Manager at East Bay Suites, responded to this review

Thank you for such a fabulous review of East Bay Suites! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed every aspect of your stay :). It doesn’t get much better than sitting in your suite, warming by the fireplace, and listening to the waves crash against the shore. You hit on some other great aspects of East Bay; walking distance...

Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
Reviewed 7 April 2017

Lovely place. Very clean and stylish. Next time I would ask for a room on the second or third floor to avoid people walking by my room looking in. The rooms open up to the beach. Bed was a bit firm. Need room darkening curtains in the bedroom.

Thank Beth H
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

We love loved our stay at East Bay. They were sweet to us and took good care of us on this birthday weekend, even leaving a birthday surprise for us!! The room was well furnished, with beautiful artwork. And one can't say enough about the location. Beautiful views of Lake Superior, easy beach access, and so easy to walk to...

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Emily W, Front Office Manager at East Bay Suites, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your experience at East Bay Suites! We are so happy you were able to celebrate your birthday in the beautiful town of Grand Marais! You hit on just about everything great that East Bay Suites has to offer; gorgeous views of Lake Superior, walking distance to shops and restaurants, and...

Rochester, Minnesota
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Visited for cross country skiing and snowboarding trip having never stayed in Grand Marais before. I can't wait to return. The location is truly perfect in regards to view proximity to restaurants. The rooms are clean, efficient and modern with every thing you need for a shot or extended stay. Despite the fact that there is no pool or hot...

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Emily W, Front Office Manager at East Bay Suites, responded to this review

Thank you for such a great review of East Bay Suites! We are so happy you were able to enjoy your ski vacation while staying with us in Grand Marais! You hit on a few of the great things about East Bay Suites; proximity to restaurants and shops, beautiful rooms, and the complimentary passes to the local YMCA! Thank you...

Reviewed 5 March 2017

My wife and I just stayed here for three nights and really enjoyed the accommodations. We had a murphy bed studio suite, which worked perfectly, because we like DIY breakfasts and lunches. The bed was extremely comfortable and tucked neatly into its wall during the day so we had a nice sofa to sit on. The kitchenette was adequate, with...

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Emily W, Front Office Manager at East Bay Suites, responded to this review

Wow! What a wonderful review of East Bay Suites! We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay with us! The Studio Lake View Suite is a great suite for 2 people; small kitchenette where you are still able to cook if you would like, the murphy bed that can be put up during the day, giving the room a...

Chaska, Minnesota
Reviewed 3 March 2017

We have stayed at this hotel every year or two for over 40 years. Always a great visit with the lake just outside windows and balcony. The staff is extremely helpful and accommodating especially Emily the front desk manager. Highly recommend for a north shore getaway.

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Emily W, Front Office Manager at East Bay Suites, responded to this review

Thank you for such a great review of East Bay Suites! It’s tough to beat our breathtaking views! What great comments about our staff and myself; you are too kind! Thank you again for such an awesome review, and we can’t wait to welcome you back again!

Annandale, Minnesota
Reviewed 2 March 2017

I brought my grandsons (3 and 5) to Grand Marais for a weekend. East Bay Suites was perfect for us! The view of the lake from our deck, the easy access to the beach for swimming (it was chilly!) and rock collecting, the close proximity to Sven and Ole's pizza and the World's Best Donuts, as well as all the...

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Emily W, Front Office Manager at East Bay Suites, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful review about East Bay Suites! You hit just about all of the great things we love about East Bay; walking distance to just about everything there is to do in Grand Marais, amazing views, and right across the street from World’s Best Donuts! Your grandsons are brave to be swimming in Lake Superior, bbbbrrrr! Thank...

Reviewed 18 February 2017

We stayed here because my sister and brother-in-law typically stay here and we were attending North House Folk School with them, so we decided to book at the same facility. This proved to be quite convenient and we were very pleased with the facility. The commons area is quite comfortable, with games and movies available. We spent a couple hours...

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Emily W, Front Office Manager at East Bay Suites, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave such a great review of East Bay Suites! East Bay is truly a great place to relax and spend time with loved ones; so we are happy that you were able to do just that! Thank you again for such a great review, and we hope to see you again soon!

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  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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 

Additional Information about East Bay Suites

Address: 21 Wisconsin St, Grand Marais, MN 55604
Region: United States > Minnesota > Grand Marais
Price Range: $232 - $463 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — East Bay Suites 3.5*
Number of rooms: 31
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  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“second or third floor for privacy .”
353BethH, 6 Apr 2017 | Read review
“We always request a higher floor with fireplace and balcony.”
LoneEagleNX211, 3 Mar 2017 | Read review
“On the lake side, you can watch the sunrise and the moon looks enormous over the lake!”
  • So peaceful and so beautiful!
deblight54, 2 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Definitely choose the room with a water view!”
TaylorD924, 21 Nov 2016 | Read review
“If you want a better room, don't bring a pet”
872hughm, 21 Nov 2016 | Read review
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