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The Shoreline Inn

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On the beach
Blackout drapes, soundproofing, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Free daily continental breakfast

Overview of The Shoreline Inn

The Shoreline Inn

2.0 star property
Beachfront hotel in Grand Marais
7,2 out of 10 Good
7,2/10 Good

748 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Non-smoking
20 Broadway, Grand Marais, MN, 55604
Main amenities
  • Housekeeping once per stay
  • On the beach
  • Terrace
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Vending machine
  • Microwave in a common area
  • Limited hour front desk
  • TV in a common area
For families
  • Refrigerator
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Blackout drapes/curtains

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • On the beach
  • Lake Superior - 1 min drive
  • Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness - 36 min drive
  • Lutsen Mountains - 34 min drive

Getting around

  • Duluth, MN (DLH-Duluth Intl.) - 156 min drive


  • Gun Flint Tavern - 2 min walk
  • Voyageur Brewing Company - 5 min walk
  • Birch Terrace Supper Club - 9 min walk
  • My Sister's Place - 9 min walk
  • World's Best Donuts - 1 min walk

About this property

The Shoreline Inn

When visiting Grand Marais, The Shoreline Inn is a great choice to consider. Guests looking to stay active can check out the nearby hiking/biking trails, kayaking, and cross-country skiing, and free perks include WiFi, self parking, and continental breakfast daily between 7:00 AM and 10:00 AM. Other highlights include a snack bar/deli and a terrace. The helpful staff and breakfast get good marks from fellow travelers.



Cleaning and safety practices

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Contactless room service is available

Safety measures

Gloves available
Hand sanitizer provided
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast
Reservations are required for the use of certain onsite facilities
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 29 rooms


  • Check-in time from 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age: 18
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 9:00 PM
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • If you are planning to arrive after 8:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
  • For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
  • Guests arriving outside of regular check-in hours can use the exterior telephone for check-in assistance.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Onsite parking limited
  • Onsite parking includes off-street options

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast each morning 7:00 AM–10:00 AM
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Shared microwave
  • Snack bar/deli

What to do

  • On the beach
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Horse riding nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Ski lessons nearby
  • Snowboarding nearby


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Romance packages


  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas


  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Handrails in stairways
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 32-inch flat-screen TV
  • Digital TV channels
  • Netflix

Home comfort

  • Heating
  • Portable fan
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator


  • Housekeeping (once per stay)
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Fees & policies

Children & extra beds

  • Rollaway beds are available for USD 10.0 per day

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that guest safety measures are currently in place.

Personal protective equipment, including gloves, will be available to guests.

Guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; contactless room service is available; reservations are required for some onsite facilities.

Contactless check-out is available.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast.


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.
This property does not have elevators.
Guests can rest easy knowing there's a smoke detector on site.
This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ+ friendly).
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.
This property accepts credit cards and cash.

Also known as

Shoreline Inn Grand Marais
Shoreline Grand Marais
The Shoreline Inn Hotel
The Shoreline Inn Grand Marais
The Shoreline Inn Hotel Grand Marais

Frequently asked questions

Does The Shoreline Inn offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, The Shoreline Inn does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at The Shoreline Inn?
This property confirms that guests are provided with hand sanitizer. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at The Shoreline Inn?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at The Shoreline Inn?
Yes, there's free self parking. Parking spots may be limited.
What are the check-in and check-out times at The Shoreline Inn?
You can check in from 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM. Contactless check-out is available.
What is there to do at The Shoreline Inn and nearby?
During the winter, enjoy nearby recreation like cross-country skiing and snowboarding, and return when the snow melts for boat tours and hiking. Additional recreation nearby includes hunting.
What's the area around The Shoreline Inn like?
The Shoreline Inn is located on the waterfront, a short 1-minute walk from Lake Superior and 6 minutes' walk from Grand Marais Art Colony. Travelers say the area is walkable and good for shopping.







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Property conditions & facilities




6/10 Good

needs work
i believe this hotel needs serious upgrades its tired to say the least. Needs serious attention to the rooms and ammenities Breakfast was pre package items 🙁
1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Good visit great view
Terry, 2-night trip
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2/10 Poor

I would rate our stay at 1-star if it were not for the very polite young man working the front desk. Our rooms were dirty and ridiculously dated. Stained carpets, windows without screens and draped with spider webs, rooms that smelled cf a combination of sweat and greasy pizza boxes, hair on the floor of the bathrooms, moldly grout in the tubs, bed coverlets that had to have been at least 30 years old. One of our rooms on the first floor had a broken thermostat and we had to keep the window open all night with a fan running in order to keep the room under 100 degrees. For the ridiculous price I would expect a clean room and a comfortable bed. It was a long and sleepless night and the morning could not have come soon enough.
1-night trip with friends
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8/10 Very good

Cozy and warm.
Clinton, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

The staff was excellent and our room was sufficient. The temperature was a little warm in the room, but the view made up for it. Snacks were available all day!
Anna, 2-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

4/10 Fair

This property had a very nice location of being right on the water with a lake view. It also had free snacks. For dislikes: our room would heat to 82 and had to be cooled by having a window open during winter. Cracks in bathroom door frame, no hot breakfast, didn’t get to use stayed pool/hot tub
Jeffrey, 1-night trip with friends
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6/10 Good

I liked the kitchen snacks available 24/7. I did not like the issues with the room. Several stains on the bed. Toilet didn’t flush. Bathroom door didn’t close. Temperature of rooms was really hot. I had to open the window in the middle of winter.
Chris, 1-night romance trip
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4/10 Fair

Wasn't what I expected
I have wanted to stay here but in the summer, it was always booked. Now was my chance! The breakfast was a joke - you could warm up some pre-made french toast, then it was cold cereal. Coffee was okay. However - on my second day - was going to take a shower. NO WATER in the shower! They made it good at checkout with a credit however whoever cleaned the room before I got there - should have noticed there was no water coming into the shower. I left after two nights - didn't stay the third night that I had planned on - just headed home. Overall, it is an older building that is desparately in need of repairs. Picture windows leak, water stains on the walls and ceilings and the carpet needs to be cleaned. Desk staff however were very good. Ice was on the steps with traffic cones instead of getting out there and chipping it away. I don't like doing negative reviews, but perhaps it will encourage them to look at getting some things done. Not everything that needs to be done is expensive - just needs to get someone on it.
3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

The lake view from the room was amazing. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful. The whole place was super quiet. Overall it was a great stay.
Raelene, 1-night romance trip
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8/10 Very good

Place was great for the price and very nice they do an all day continental breakfast if u want a snack anytime. The hotel is just outdated and shows the wear and tear that goes with that. If that doesnt bother you then its a great deal.
michael, 1-night trip
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