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We have stayed at the shoreline twice. It’s location is amazing in downtown. However, it is very run down. The room we were in had a gap between ceiling and wall that had me wonder what could come out of the hole in the ceiling. No AC but really don’t need it most of the time. The patio needs new chairs and tables. The staff are friendly. The cost is high for the accommodations.

Recycling garbage in the room; friendly staff; great view and patio.

The owners are always so nice & go out of their way for us!!!!

Great location, nice staff, clean, only complaint needs updating.

We had a trailer with ATV’s on it and the property owner made sure to block of an area for us to park in. Very much appreciated!!!

This property sits right on the edge of Lake Superior and easy walking distance to EVERYTHING. Although the hotel is very outdated and in need of serious updates it was clean and comfortable. If you are looking for a 4-5 star hotel this isn't it. If you are looking for a clean, comfortable, and great location this hotel is for you.

The new owners are great! They reminded everyone walking in to wear a mask and stopped anyone who wasn't. They really seem to care about the property and have good advice on things to check out in the area. With that said there is no central air or air conditioning my room was unbearably hot in the evening. A fan was in the room but we were still uncomfortable. There is a lack of plug ins and the refrigerator is in the closet. Also they are so many seagulls it is hard to sleep. Their voices echo bounce against the buildings. The rooms really need updating. It is a great location and very walkable. I will not stay hete in tje summer again due to the heat but maybe in the fall

It has a great view and the rooms were clean. A little bit dated, but fine

We were promised a 1st floor room, my wife can NOT climb Stairs.. when we showed up there were no 1st floor rooms so we waited in the lobby for 1/2 while a 1st floor room was cleaned for us.... not a very nice place - very OLD and a little smelly ...

Great location. Nice views and sounds of harbor from room. However, it seems that the bathroom connects to another space where smoking was occurring when we arrived, as it smelled of heavy smoke when we arrived, though the rest of the room did not.

The property is old and needs a good cleaning and remodel windows and screen dirty and filled with cobwebs and a few live spiders electrical outlets all had extension strips under beds good amenities and towels in bathroom shower worked fine tub had many chips simple continental breakfast Deck had a great view deck furniture needed replacement and more tables and chairs A great location but for the price expected more

There were burns on the carpet from an iron, and the bathroom door wouldn’t shut properly. I hear they are short of help, but still....in need of an renovation. On a plus side, it was pleasantly quiet and in a convenient area.

The view was amazing. I could sit in my room and look out at the waves of Lake Superior rolling in (which was nice because it was in the low 40's outside). Staff was friendly and welcoming. Bed was comfortable. Bathroom could use some updating for cosmetic purposes, every worked fine and it was clean. Overall, a great experience. Price was right, too!

Beautiful view and clean, just needs some updating!

Very tired condition, needs new mattresses And peeling paint in many locations. Storm window in our clothes closet, toilet is marked up and needs replacement Overall very poor condition for $150/night

being right on the shoreline is the reason to stay here. But it's a bit skanky - cigarette smoke embedded into carpet - cigarette smoke entering the room from outside beginning at 6 am. Employee smoking outside directly at front entrance. Yuck!!!!

Great view and great staff. Room wasn't bad just outdated. Overall a very good experience!!

Hotel is outdated but clean. Location right on lake. We were hardly in room or hotel so lack of amenities was ok, but pricey for how outdated and no frills. Breakfast had breads, donurs, yogurt, coffee, juice, tea, cocoa plus fruit, so not bad and helped get day started for walks and hikes.

Excellent experience due to the combination of friendly staff, comfortable room, and breathtaking view.

Broadway Grand Marais MN

Hotel highlights

  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking

The Shoreline Inn places you next to Superior National Forest and Lake Superior. This 29-room hotel welcomes guests with free breakfast and conveniences like free in-room WiFi and free self parking.


Dining

Free continental breakfast is served each morning from 7:00 AM to 10:00 AM.


Rooms

All 29 soundproofed rooms provide refrigerators and free local calls. Guests can expect free WiFi and 32-inch flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Free toiletries are also available.


Property features

Guests of The Shoreline Inn enjoy access to free WiFi in public areas, coffee in a common area, and microwave in a common area. If you plan to drive, free parking is available. Helpful staff is there to provide front-desk service during limited hours, as well as offer insight about the area. Other amenities at this beach hotel include a library, a terrace, and barbecue grills.

Room options

Village 1 Double & 1 Twin Room

1 Double Bed | 1 Twin Bed | Sleeps 2

Room, Lakeside (1 Double & 1 Twin Room )

1 Double Bed | 1 Twin Bed | Sleeps 2

Room, 1 Queen Bed, Lakeside

1 Queen Bed | Sleeps 2

Room, 1 King Bed, Lakeside

1 King Bed | Sleeps 3

Guest reviews for The Shoreline Inn

Everyone (16) Couples (7) Family (4)
2
Partner Couples

We have stayed at the shoreline twice. It’s location is amazing in downtown. However, it is very run down. The room we were in had a gap between ceiling and wall that had me wonder what could come out of the hole in the ceiling. No AC but really don’t need it most of the time. The patio needs new chairs and tables. The staff are friendly. The cost is high for the accommodations.

By on Jul 6, 2021

Review comment responded on Jul 6, 2021

We are sorry to hear that your expectations were not met. I'm not sure what room you were in but feel free to reach out to management regarding a gap in the ceiling. We do not have AC and do not advertise that as an amenity. We do hope that the future will bring about much needed updates. thank you for your feed back.

4
Partner Couples

Recycling garbage in the room; friendly staff; great view and patio.

By on Jul 2, 2021

Review comment responded on Jul 3, 2021

Thank you for choosing the Shoreline and for taking the time to post your review. We hope to have you visit again!

5
Family

The owners are always so nice & go out of their way for us!!!!

By , from St paul on Feb 1, 2021

Review comment responded on Feb 1, 2021

It was so nice to have you both with us again! We look forward to seeing you again!

4
Family

Great location, nice staff, clean, only complaint needs updating.

By on Oct 22, 2020

Review comment responded on Oct 23, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to post a review and for choosing to stay with us. We hope the future will allow for updating as The Shoreline is a very unique place. We hope to see you again!

5
Family Partner Couples

We had a trailer with ATV’s on it and the property owner made sure to block of an area for us to park in. Very much appreciated!!!

By , from St paul, mn on Oct 18, 2020

Review comment responded on Oct 19, 2020

Thank you for choosing to stay with us and for taking the time to post a review. Happy to hear you will be back again and we will look forward to your next visit!

4
Partner Couples

This property sits right on the edge of Lake Superior and easy walking distance to EVERYTHING. Although the hotel is very outdated and in need of serious updates it was clean and comfortable. If you are looking for a 4-5 star hotel this isn't it. If you are looking for a clean, comfortable, and great location this hotel is for you.

By , from St. Cloud, MN on Aug 31, 2020

Review comment responded on Aug 31, 2020

Thank you for staying with us and for taking the time to post a review. You got it exactly right we are outdated but clean and comfortable! We love this gem of a hotel right on the lake and truly hope the future will bring the needed revenue to update! We look forward to having you with us again.

3
Everyone

The new owners are great! They reminded everyone walking in to wear a mask and stopped anyone who wasn't. They really seem to care about the property and have good advice on things to check out in the area. With that said there is no central air or air conditioning my room was unbearably hot in the evening. A fan was in the room but we were still uncomfortable. There is a lack of plug ins and the refrigerator is in the closet. Also they are so many seagulls it is hard to sleep. Their voices echo bounce against the buildings. The rooms really need updating. It is a great location and very walkable. I will not stay hete in tje summer again due to the heat but maybe in the fall

By , from Anoka on Jul 24, 2020

Review comment responded on Jul 25, 2020

Thank you for staying with us and for taking the time to provide feedback on how we can make your next visit better. We are the new managers as of this past November and as you say we do care very much about The Shoreline! We will continue to provide our best customer service as well as remain hopeful that the future will allow much needed updating. it may be a dream but we also hope to work on our Seagull "issue"! We look forward to seeing you again.

5
Everyone

It has a great view and the rooms were clean. A little bit dated, but fine

By on Mar 8, 2020

Review comment responded on Mar 9, 2020

As new Managers of The Shoreline Inn we are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for taking the time to post a review, we hope to see you again!

1
Family

We were promised a 1st floor room, my wife can NOT climb Stairs.. when we showed up there were no 1st floor rooms so we waited in the lobby for 1/2 while a 1st floor room was cleaned for us.... not a very nice place - very OLD and a little smelly ...

By on Oct 1, 2019

Review comment responded on Nov 30, 2019

The Shoreline Inn is under new management as of November 1st. We hope to have an opportunity to welcome you back to our Inn so that we may provide a better experience! Thank you for your feedback!

3
Partner Couples

Great location. Nice views and sounds of harbor from room. However, it seems that the bathroom connects to another space where smoking was occurring when we arrived, as it smelled of heavy smoke when we arrived, though the rest of the room did not.

By on Sep 7, 2019

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