Ely, MN Hotel Reviews

Grand Ely Lodge Guest Testimonials

Every guest—whether they arrive with family, friends, a wedding party or a corporate group—brings something special to Grand Ely Lodge. From our onsite amenities to in-room décor to our dining venues, we strive to make each stay special, and we hope that is reflected in the Ely, MN hotel reviews provided by our guests.

Read what some of our past guests have to say about their time at Grand Ely Lodge:

"The rooms are awesome. The beds are incredibly comfortable. The staff is so accommodating. Everything is first rate.And the view of the lake is breathtaking." Lorae  (Facebook)


"Very nice and clean and great staff and the FOOD is great !! I come back every summer, and in fall to see the colors, and winter for winter activities, good for family or couples or even by my self for business to just relax and enjoy the great atmosphere!!" -rickpete, Plymouth, MN (TripAdvisor)


"What a wonderful place! I didn't even know this place existed. Definitely NOT what you would expect in the the north woods of Minnesota. We had a wonderful, clean room. The pool was a little chilly for my preferences, but the hot tub was the perfect temp. The only disappointment was our room was directly under the bar. We could hear footsteps above us until well past 11pm."- acousticsix, Shakopee, MN (TripAdvisor)


"This northwoods-themed resort hotel is a fine choice for visitors to Ely. It is a full-service hotel, with in-house restaurant and snack bar. Rooms on the north side of the hotel overlook Shagawa Lake. The hotel is located on a side road several blocks from the center of Ely, so there is no traffic noise. (but it is at least 1/4 mile walk to town and other restaurants and services). Rooms are quite spacious, furnished in an attractive northwoods decor. Windows open; room has refrigerator & microwave, wi-fi, sofa, desk, good lighting and full length mirror. Room was clean in good condition." - mountainoutin, Irvine, CA (TripAdvisor)


"It's one of the best places in Ely! Absolutely our favorite and the staff is what keeps us coming back!" Donna (Facebook)


"Excellent stay! Zero complaints! Yes, it is rustic, lodge decor, but it is not old and worn. Our room was nicely appointed, roomy and very clean. This was our first stay in Ely, and we would come again!"- CATHY B, International Falls, MN (TripAdvisor)


"I have stayed here a couple times and the rooms are very clean and modern and just a all around comfortable hotel. They have a very good bar/restaurant on the premises and also have a very good view from room if you are facing the lake." - MandySSS, Minneapolis, MN (TripAdvisor)


"Stereotypical north woods atmosphere in the lobby with large wooden beams and rustic furnishings. Pool and hot tub were very nice. Restaurant had variety of hearty food with large portions. View from the room was unbeatable with stunning lake and northern lights visible."- hawki025, Minneapolis, MN (TripAdvisor)


"The Grand Ely Lodge was a wonderful place to have my Father in Laws birthday party. The staff was great and easy to work with. Everyone who attended said what a nice party and atmosphere it was. Ammie (Facebook)


"Stayed 2 nights mid Feb. great access to snowshoeing, hiking, eating and dogsledding. Staff was very nice and attentive. Kids liked the pool and hot tub. Bar had a great view and was very cozy. The nachos were great after a full day in the woods."- Tanya B, Inver Grove Heights, MN (TripAdvisor)


"The Grand Ely Lodge has always been a very special for both of us. We were married there and return at least 4-5 times each year to enjoy the seasons and wonderful people. With every visit they exceed our expectations in every way. They have our highest recommendation, and you will not find a more beautiful resort and quality people." Brock D., Illinois


“The rooms are clean - and large with the perfect North Woods décor. The beds are super comfortable. The staff here is great, as well. Enjoy the close proximity to Ely's small town shops and restaurants and also the walking path around Miner's Lake. The in-house restaurant's menu choices are varied - love the Walleye sandwich.” – pacnw4043, Seattle (TripAdvisor)


“We stayed here last summer with our eight year old granddaughter. We were delighted. The price was more reasonable than we expected, given the atmosphere of the hotel and the location. The pool was clean and large, and we enjoyed our time in it immensely. Our room had rustic furnishings and a north woods décor that was pleasing, but everything was very new and spotlessly clean. I loved the dark green colors. Everything was very comfortable.” – Lynda C, Parma, MI (TripAdvisor)


“The panoramic view of Shagawa Lake from Grand Ely Lodge was beautiful and the surrounding hillsides in peak fall colors looked just like a Norman Rockwell painting. We found the desk staff to be friendly and helpful, as well as the dining and bar staff, and the food was very good and reasonably priced. The rooms were tastefully decorated in a north woods décor, quiet and comfortable, as were the beds. A great value and we would definitely stay there again.” – falije, Cannon Falls, MI (TripAdvisor)


“Easy check in, darling Northwoods decorated lobby with fireplace. Cozy and lively bar with attentive staff and delicious food. Husband enjoyed his wings (Jack Daniel's sauced) and bacon cheeseburger, I loved my walleye dinner. Very fresh fish! Our king room was on the third floor, lakeside, with an incredible view of Shagawa lake. Very clean and quiet night's rest on a super comfy mattress. Delicious breakfast of eggs Benedict, highly recommended, perfectly poached eggs and decadent hollandaise.” – htflsh, Minneapolis, MN (TripAdvisor)