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104 1st Avenue E US Highway 61 E
Grand Marais, Minnesota 55604-3130
United States


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Hotel Overview

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Stay at this 100 percent non smoking Grand Marais, Minnesota hotel located on Lake Superior near Lutsen Ski Mountain, Boundary Waters Canoe Area and North House Folk School.

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Welcome to the Best Western Plus Superior Inn located in Grand Marais, Minnesota. Guests staying at this Grand Marais hotel will be on Lake Superior with private cobblestone beach and near Cook County North Shore Hospital, the Cook County Airport and the Gunflint Trail.

Proudly offering 66 recently renovated, richly appointed guest rooms, complete with 40 inch flat panel televisions, free wireless internet access, microwave and refrigerator. Guests will wake each morning to a delicious complimentary hot breakfast. This Grand Marais hotel's additional amenities include a choice of whirlpool, fireplace or Renewal Steam Suites with walk in steam shower and picture window with view of Lake Superior.

Pets allowed in designated pet friendly, first floor traditional rooms and corner fireplace room on first floor. Daily Pet Fee applies of $20 for 1 pet, $30 for 2 pets, +tax. Business travelers will be close to the U.S. Coast Guard, Border Patrol, Cook County Courthouse, North Shore Hospital and Forest Service, Gunflint Ranger District office.

The Best Western Plus Superior Inn is close to a variety of summer and winter outdoor activities including biking, hiking, fishing and boating, downhill and cross country skiing, and snowmobile trails. Hotel guests often choose the Best Western Plus Superior Inn when attending the John Beargrease Dog Sled Race, Ham Run Marathon, Fisherman's Picnic, Grand Marais Art Festival, Moose Madness, Unplugged, and sightseeing the fall foliage on nearby scenic byways.

For superior customer service and a convenient location in Grand Marais, make a reservation at this award winning, lakefront Minnesota hotel today.

Enjoy your stay.


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Hotel Policies

Pet Policy
We are pet friendly and allow up to two dogs in a rented designated pet-friendly room. The size limit for any one dog shall be 80 pounds. Other pet types (e.g. cats) may be allowed upon the hotel’s approval prior to arrival. The pet friendly rate is $20 for one pet and $30 for two pets, per night, plus tax with a $150 per week maximum.


Hotel location and the surrounding area

Hotel Amenities


  • Wireless internet connection in public areas
  • 100% smoke-free hotel
  • Free parking
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Complimentary full breakfast, includes items such as eggs bake, potatoes, meat, yogurt, fruit, pancakes, cereals, toaster breads, pastries, milk, juice, organic coffee and teas
  • Cocktail lounge The Cove Lobby Bar and Bistro offers craft beer and wine by the glass or bottle. Open 5pm daily
  • Hot tub, Giant indoor whirlpool
  • Guest laundry, coin operated washer & dryer, nominal fee, hours are 9 a.m. to 10 p.m., located on the first floor
  • Cold weather hook-ups Electric plug ins available
  • Fax services
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Cable TV, 40-inch flat panel television in Renewal Steam Suite, Superior Luxury Suite and Grand Rooms
  • Free wireless internet access available in public areas and all guest rooms
  • Business center, two computers with printer in lobby
  • Computer available
  • Spa Large Whirlpool with water feature
  • Photocopy, nominal fee
  • Photocopy machine
  • Dataports
  • Mail services, guests may deposit mail in post box by front desk. Post Office located across street from hotel.
  • Higher rates may apply for holidays/special events
  • Exercise facility 24 Hour free weights, treadmill, elliptical, fitness balls
  • Weight lifting equipment Yes in Fitness Room - 2017
  • Universal gym Free weights, treadmill, elliptical and fitness balls available for guests use in fitness room - all new in 2017
  • Treadmill Yes in Fitness Room - 2017
  • Elevator, stairs to access John Beargrease rooms
  • Interior corridor
  • Late check out, if available for an additional fee -inquire at check in
  • Safe deposit box, at front desk no charge
  • Printer available
  • Convenience store/Sundry Sundries, snacks, cold drinks
  • Sunbathing, Cobblestone beach of Lake Superior is right out our back door
  • Air-conditioning
  • Elevator, wheelchair accessible
  • Ice/vending machines, second floor of hotel
  • Gift shop or newsstand clothing, mugs, caps, postcards, stickers
  • Walking distance to downtown Grand Marais restaurants, galleries and shops
  • Giant indoor whirlpool with water feature and seating
  • Lighted parking with some electric plug-in available in the winter
  • Over flow parking lot for trailers, semi's and busses
  • Private cobblestone beach on Lake Superior

Public Space ADA Accessible Features:

  • Accessible parking spaces and signage (car and van)
  • Accessible parking space that is 96-inches wide with an appropriate access aisle
  • An accessible route that allows for approaching and entering the hotel
  • An accessible lobby entrance door
  • Interior routes to public spaces that do not have abrupt level changes
  • Room signage: 60-inches to sign center above finished floor
  • The eating area has self-service shelves and dispensing devices within reach range
  • Public restrooms accessible

Guest Room Communication Assist Features:

  • Closed-caption televisions
  • Visual notification devices for telephones
  • Telephones have volume control
More Amenities


  • All rooms are lakefront & overlook Lake Superior. Hotel is located on the shore of Lake Superior in downtown Grand Marais.
  • Cable satellite television with HBO®, news and sports channels. new 40-inch flat panel television in all rooms
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Dataports
  • Refrigerator
  • Hairdryer
  • Iron, ironing board
  • Free local calls under 30 minutes
  • Regional Artwork in Grand Rooms and Renewal Steam Suites; commissioned watercolor by Howard Sivertson, abstract rock photography & cobblestone lamps.
  • DVD player available in Corner Fireplace Rooms, Renewal Steam Suites,
  • Bee Kind bath amenities
  • AM/FM radio stereo
  • Balcony available All rooms are lakefront. Most with private balcony; ground floor traditional building rooms have picture window lake view.
  • Renewal Steam Suites with a spacious steam shower, five shower heads, hydrotherapy whirlpool, spa gas fireplace, award winning luxurious décor and more.
  • Microwave
  • AM/FM alarm clock with MP3 Connectivity in all rooms.
  • Superior Luxury Suites feature king bed, corner two person whirlpool and gas fireplace, microfiber bathrobes
  • Air-conditioning
  • Wake-up calls
  • Sofabed available In Grand Rooms with King Beds & in John Beargrease Wing mini-suites.
  • Spa available in New Renewal Steam Suites & Superior Luxury Suites
  • Fireplace available in Renewal Steam Suites, Superior Luxury Suites & Corner Fireplace Rooms
  • All 66 rooms are lakefront & overlook Lake Superior. The Hotel is on the Shore of Lake Superior & has a private cobblestone beach. Most rooms have a private balcony; other have a picture window view of Lake Superior.
  • Desk/work area available
  • Rollaway available in some rooms, nominal fee
  • Cribs
  • High-speed Internet access, Wi-Fi Internet access in every room. Wireless in all for dataports and connection. Hard wired in some. Analog dial up modem/dataport
  • Alarm Clock with soothing sounds, MP3 connection, AM/FM Radio
  • Microwave, Coffee/Tea maker, mini refrigerator in every room
  • Voice mail
  • Bathrobe available Bathrobes in Renewal Steam Suites, Superior Luxury Suites and Corner Fireplace Rooms for guest use during stay.
  • Bathroom phone available
  • Easy chair, available
  • Lite makeup mirrors in Renewal Steam Suites, Superior Luxury Suite, Grand and Beargrease Rooms

Suites: 12

  • Wheelchair accessible available
  • Raised toilet with grab bars available
  • Safety bar in shower available
  • Walk-in shower available
  • Access ramps

Guest Room Mobility Accessible Features:

  • Accessible doors and doorways (at least 32-inches of clear width passage)
  • Accessible bathrooms and features, including shower/tub
  • Accessible room controls (e.g. HVAC and lighting)
  • Accessible clear floor space
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Nearby Attractions

Area Business

  • 0.01 miles) from Holiday Station Store, gas station, convience store, MN Lottery, bait and sporting goods, dnr license
  • 0.02 mile(s) from Super America, gas station, convience store, MN Lottery, bait and sporting goods, dnr license
  • 0.03 mile(s) from Buck's Hardware Hank, hardware store, Spur gas station, DNR registartion station
  • 0.04 mile(s) from Joynes Ben Franklin, variety store with Carhartt, Red Wing, Merrill, Woolrich, Pendleton, Uggs, New Balance, Filson, Fox RIver, Clarks, Acorn
  • 0.06 mile(s) from US Border Patrol, US Border Patrol
  • 0.25 mile(s) from Coast Guard Station
  • 1.00 mile(s) from Ace Hardware-Superior Lumber, Ace Hardware at Superior Lumber
  • 1.00 mile(s) from US Forest Service, Gunflint Ranger District, Superior National Forest, and Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness
  • 6.00 mile(s) from Hedstrom Lumber, Lumber Mill
  • 36.00 mile(s) from National Park Serivce, Grand Portage National Monument, Historic Site and Heritage Center
  • 40.00 mile(s) from US Immigration & Customs, Grand Portage MN International Border Crossing


  • 0.15 mile(s) from Sivertson Art Gallery, gallery featuring local and Inuit artist work
  • 0.20 mile(s) from Johnson Heritage Post, rotating exhibits feature local and regional art
  • 0.20 mile(s) from Grand Marais Art Colony, offering adult and family workshops, classes and studio space, oldest Minnesota art colony
  • 0.20 mile(s) from Arrowhead Center for the Arts, offers year round cultural arts, music, plays and movies
  • 0.20 mile(s) from Betsy Bowen Studio, working artist studio featuring Betsy Bowen's wood block prints, books and cards
  • 0.20 mile(s) from Cook County Historical Museum, take a step back in time and learn about Cook County's history
  • 0.25 mile(s) from Gunflint Trail, National Scenic Byway, 57 miles paved road winding through the Boundary Waters canoe area
  • 0.25 mile(s) from Artist Point, Coast Guard Station and Grand Marais Harbor
  • 0.30 mile(s) from North House Folk School, Learn traditional hand crafts. Home to the 50 foot, two mastered schooner sailboat tours in summer, many festivals to include: Unplugged in September and Wooden Boat Show in June
  • 2.50 mile(s) from Pincushion Mountain, scenic overlook, overlooking the Grand Marais harbor, cross country ski snowshoe and Fat Bike trails in the winter, single track bike and hiking trails in the summer
  • 12.00 mile(s) from Cascade State Park, excellent hiking, ledgerock shoreline, overlooks, maple and birch fall colors, cascading river, visitors center
  • 12.00 mile(s) from Judge Magney State Park, legendary Devil's Kettle Falls where the water drops 50 feet, fishing, hiking and picnicking
  • 18.00 mile(s) from Lutsen Mountain Ski Area, the Midwest's only gondola lift, vertical rise 1088 feet. 90 runs, four mountains gondola rides are also available in the summer season.
  • 22.00 mile(s) from Commerical Fishing Museum, history of commercial fishing on the north shore of Lake Superior
  • 25.00 mile(s) from Cross River Heritage Site, displays of the history of the area and local artists
  • 25.00 mile(s) from Baptism River, casacading falls located on Highway 61 in Schroeder - seasonal wayside
  • 34.00 mile(s) from Grand Portage National Mo, a living history of the heritage of the Anishinabe & Ojibwe people of Grand Portage & the North West Company
  • 34.00 mile(s) from Isle Royale Ferry, ferry for Isle Royale National Park leaves seasonally from Grand Portage


  • 0.20 mile(s) from Hughie's Taco House, fast food, Mexican, open for: lunch, dinner, flat bread tacos with beef. beans. chicken, fish, and even sauerkraut.
  • 0.20 mile(s) from Sven & Ole's Pizza, fast food, American, open for: lunch, dinner, pizza by the slice or pie, soups, salads, subs, Bridgeman's Ice Cream, take out available. The Pickled Herring Club Pub which is part of this restaurant is open evenings.
  • 0.20 mile(s) from Crooked Spoon Cafe, full service, American, open for: lunch, dinner, American bistro with a twist, wine bar, rave reviews.
  • 0.20 mile(s) from Blue Water Cafe, cafe, American, open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner, serves breakfast all day.
  • 0.20 mile(s) from My Sister's Place, full service, American, open for: lunch, dinner, 50 different burgers, homemade stone baked pizza, vegetarian options, kids menu, beer and wine.
  • 0.20 mile(s) from South of the Border Cafe, cafe, American, open for: breakfast, lunch, open 5:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. every day, breakfast served all day, lunch with homemade soups.
  • 0.30 mile(s) from Subway®, deli, American, open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner, sub sandwiches.
  • 0.30 mile(s) from Gunflint Tavern, full service, American, open for: lunch, dinner, micro brews, great organic food, live music most nights.
  • 0.30 mile(s) from American Legion, bar/lounge, American, open for: dinner, food available some nights.
  • 0.30 mile(s) from The Raven, bar/lounge, American, open for: dinner
  • 0.30 mile(s) from Dairy Queen, fast food, American, open for: lunch, dinner, ice cream, burgers, sandwiches.
  • 0.30 mile(s) from Sydney's, snack bar, American, open for: lunch, dinner, great custard, homemade waffle cones, wraps, gyros, coffee.
  • 0.30 mile(s) from World's Best Donuts, coffee shop, American, open for: breakfast, open May to October, hotel serves World's Best Donut for breakfast
  • 0.40 mile(s) from Java Moose, coffee shop, American, open for: breakfast, lunch, coffee, sandwiches, soups, treats.
  • 0.40 mile(s) from The Pie Place, full service, American, open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner, Northwoods homemade food, they have a pie menu by the slice or whole pie.
  • 0.50 mile(s) from Angry Trout, cafe, American, open for: lunch, dinner
  • 0.50 mile(s) from Chez Jude, Full Service, American, open for: lunch, dinner, chef prepared delights. Summer seven days a week and winter weekends
  • 0.50 mile(s) from Dockside Fish Market, cafe, steak house, open for: lunch, dinner, fish and chips, chowder, wraps, dips, Sushi, smoked fish, a great place to plan a picnic basket. Open April - December
  • 0.60 mile(s) from Birch Terrace Supper Club, full service, American, open for: lunch, dinner, sandwiches, steak, fish, pasta and salads, full bar. Karaoke in the bar on Thursday and Friday. Only the bar is open in the winter.
  • 1.00 mile(s) from Harbor Light Supper Club, full service, American, open for: lunch, dinner, live entertainment most nights nightly specials, sports bar
  • 7.00 mile(s) from The Landing, full service, American, open for: lunch, dinner, happy hour, full bar, great steak, fish, pasta, salads, sandwiches.
  • 12.00 mile(s) from Cascade Restaurant, full service, American, open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner, breakfast served until 2:00 p.m., a huge menu to choose from, full bar.
  • 12.00 mile(s) from Naniboujou, full service, American, open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner, high tea and dinner served May to mid October, on the historic register
  • 30.00 mile(s) from Trail Center, full service, American, open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner, great variety - located Mid Gunflint Trail
  • 45.00 mile(s) from Gunflint Lodge Bistro, full service, American, open for: lunch, dinner, Northwoods Fare open daily


  • 0.20 mile(s) from Grand Marais Art Colony, provides services to artists, promotes art education through classes and workshops in many mediums
  • 0.25 mile(s) from C.C. Higher Education, certificates and degrees from colleges and universities via distant education
  • 0.30 mile(s) from North House Folk School, celebrating traditional crafts and the joy of learning through year round classes and workshops
  • 76.00 mile(s) from Lakehead University, Lakehead University in Thunder Bay Ontario
  • 110 mile(s) from Duluth University, University of Duluth Minnesota

Nearby Cities

  • 18.00 mile(s) from Lutsen
  • 20.00 mile(s) from Hovland
  • 25.00 mile(s) from Tofte
  • 36.00 mile(s) from Grand Portage
  • 84.00 mile(s) from Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
  • 105 mile(s) from Duluth
  • 270 mile(s) from Minneapolis/St Paul
  • 308 mile(s) from Detroit Lakes
  • 353 mile(s) from Fargo, ND
  • 368 mile(s) from Grand Forks, ND
  • 420 mile(s) from Rochester, MN
  • 439 mile(s) from Madison, WI
  • 447 mile(s) from Sioux Falls, SD
  • 504 mile(s) from Cedar Falls, IA
  • 507 mile(s) from Milwaukee, WI
  • 511 mile(s) from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
  • 597 mile(s) from Chicago, IL


  • 0.10 mile(s) from snowmobile trails, access available from the Inn or further up the Gunflint Trail.
  • 0.10 mile(s) from bike trail, access available from the Inn - numerous trails in the area
  • 0.10 mile(s) from rock picking - skip stone, in front of the inn on our cobblestone beach on the East Bay of Lake Superior
  • 0.50 mile(s) from tennis courts, five tennis courts three lite for night use
  • 0.50 mile(s) from skate board park
  • 0.60 mile(s) from charter fishing, Lake Superior
  • 0.60 mile(s) from sailing on the Hjordis, sail boat tours of the Grand Marais Harbor and surrounding shoreline on Lake Superior
  • 0.80 mile(s) from quilting, classes at Crystal Quilts
  • 1.00 mile(s) from Put Put Golf, mini golf and climbing wall at Golf an Stuff
  • 2.00 mile(s) from cross county skiing, Pinchusion Mountain - groomed trails for skate and classic - MN ski pass required
  • 2.00 mile(s) from Snowshoing, many area trails and backcountry options - Tubbs available for rent at the Inn
  • 2.50 mile(s) from Gunflint HIlls Golf, nine hole court on the Gunflint Trail
  • 12.00 mile(s) from Cascade Park- hiking, hike the Cascade River from Cascade State Park - great waterfalls
  • 18.00 mile(s) from downhill ski-snowboard, Lutsen Mountain downhill ski and board - four mountains - rental and ski school
  • 18.00 mile(s) from Alpine Slide, Lusten Moutains
  • 18.00 mile(s) from horseback riding, horses for trail riding at Lutsen Mountains
  • 18.00 mile(s) from Superior National Golf, Superior National Golf Course at Lutsen Mountains three- nine hole courses overlooking Lake Superior
  • 40.00 mile(s) from Grand Portage Casino, slot machines
  • 41.00 mile(s) from Grand Portage National Heritage, National Monument Heritage Center-art culture and history
  • 41.00 mile(s) from Isle Royal National Park, take a boat out to Isle Royal National Park on Lake Superior
  • 41.00 mile(s) from Paddling, Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness paddling, various entry points
  • 45.00 mile(s) from Dog Sled Adventures, mushers will take you for a dog sled rides at resorts up the Gunflint Trail


  • 0.01 mile(s) from Kayak Outfitters
  • 0.01 mile(s) from Fuel and Convenience Store


  • 9.0 mile(s) from Cook County Airport, small planes
  • 100 mile(s) from Duluth International Airport