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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2016

The moment we walked into our room, we noticed that it reeked of smoke. Since the entire hotel advertises itself as 'non-smoking,' I was surprised and disappointed and I immediately went to the front desk and spoke with the clerk on duty. She apologized, but said that they were completely full and couldn't offer us another room. Her solution was... More 

1 Thank KAREN A
Grand Rapids, Minnesota
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

stayed in a room with two twin beds on a busy summer weekend. Room was clean but could definitely use some updating. The barking dogs next door were a bit much, but they quieted down around the time I hit the pillow. The continental breakfast was adequate. The pool area was nice, although could use new furniture. Overall, met my... More 

Thank MNflannelfam
Minnesota, USA
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38 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2015

We traveled with another couple, and each of us had a king bed room at the Spruceglen. The Aspen Inn operates this hotel, and check in is next door at the Aspen. A nice continental breakfast is included, and served at the Aspen Inn. Breakfast included cereal, fresh fruit, bagels, donuts, toaster french toast. The breakfast room was nice and... More 

Thank MNTraveler56
Saint Paul, Minnesota
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2015

Find another place! I stayed at the Spruceglen Inn for three nights. Spruceglen registration takes place next door at the Aspen Lodge, both part of the same organization. During registration, the clerk told me to look at the room first, stating that it was old “50’s style, best for people coming back from the BWCA wanting a place to sleep... More 

10 Thank avisitor382

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 June 2015

I had made an online reservation for the Spruceglen Inn. Upon arriving, I found a note that says check-in is at Aspen Lodge next door. When I got there, Joan could not find my reservation. She told me that I could book a room at Aspen Lodge for $149 plus tax. I told her and showed her my online reservation... More 

8 Thank Occasional V
Des Moines, Iowa
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10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2014

I spent five nights here in September and found it perfectly fine. Yes, it's an old building and yes, the room is a bit dated. There was some chipping paint in the bathroom, but nothing that I would consider unsightly or unclean. I didn't even notice it until the second day. The room was small, but I wasn't looking for... More 

3 Thank mikewis
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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44 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2014

My daughter and I stayed here instead of camping in the rain, we should have toughed it out and camped. We had room 409 and could barely open and close the door. The carpet was beyond stained, the beds appeared to have been laid on, paint was chipping off the window on to the floor, and the bathroom was dirty... More 

7 Thank SkiMom2010
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8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2014

The rooms are very small. The bathroom was so incredibly dirty, it looked like no one had cleaned the bathtub in a very long time. The ceiling in the bathroom was moldy and falling apart. No air conditioning. The staff were very unfriendly, with the one exception of the nice gentleman I spoke to on the phone when I made... More 

4 Thank AlohaMN
st paul
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2014

This old motel should be demolished. It is in very bad condition. I had to shoulder my way in to get the door open. Paint is peeling and walls are marred. If the rate was $29 per night, it might be worth the price, but certainly not what I had to pay! The only saving grace was the use of... More 

3 Thank JanStPaulStPaul
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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64 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2013

Our room was in an adjacent property (Spruce Glen) which is a converted motel. We were informed *at check-in* that there was no air conditioning. While the room itself was fine (albeit, stuffy and warm), we were placed in a room next to a series of three rooms that are apparently used to house employees and equipment (this despite the... More 

2 Thank Bonnie C

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Spruceglen Inn is located on the East entrance to Grand Marais, Minnesota. This charming village is on Lake Superior's North Shore less than two hours Northeast of Duluth, on scenic Highway 61. Grand Marais is the Hub of activities in Cook County, located at the foot of the Gunflint Trail, the gateway to the famous Boundary Waters Canoe Area and remote Isle Royale. Just ten minutes to the Gunflint Hills Golf Course or Pincushion cross country center and twenty minutes to Lutsen Mountains Ski Area, Alpine Slide and the Superior National Golf Course. Spruceglen Inn is our most economical lodging choice... check in at the Aspen Lodge front desk and enjoy the Aspen Lodge swimming pool, whirlpool, sauna and sundeck. Free continental breakfast in the Aspen Lodge fire side lobby. Free WIFI high-speed internet access... refrigerators in every room. Spruceglen offers convenient drive up to your door parking with additional space for boats and trailers. Limited pets allowed with permission. Some smoking rooms available. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Spruceglen Inn

Address: 218 E Highway 61, Grand Marais, MN 55604-4403
Region: United States > Minnesota > Grand Marais
Hotel Class:2 star — Spruceglen Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 36
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“Avoid staying here”
 of 5 bubbles Q2457SBkarena, 6 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Rude unreasonable staff. Sleeping in car is an option.”
 of 5 bubbles occasionalv, 24 Jun 2015 | Read review
“Don't do it.”
 of 5 bubbles JanStPaulStPaul, 3 Jul 2014 | Read review
“Avoid 412 in the motel unless you don't need to sleep.”
  • Yes, that is Lake Superior in the background.
 of 5 bubbles Janeite1, 9 Sep 2013 | Read review
“Find another hotel”
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