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Grand Marais Motels for the Frugal Traveler

There are more than 73 hotels and other lodging choices in Grand Marais, though you'll find just 3 low-cost motels. These less expensive accommodations can help you cut costs when compared with traditional hotels, which offer more amenities but ones that you may not use.

When you save on your room price, you can make the most of what Grand Marais has to offer. Top sights to visit include Lutsen Mountains.

Fun fact: Motels became more prevalent in the U.S. after World War II with the popularity of car travel and road trips, peaking in the 1960s with over 60,000 properties. When you stay at a motel property, you'll usually access your room directly from the parking lot.

Below are a few of our customers' best-rated Grand Marais motels to select from:

Aspen Inn

  • If driving, you'll be within 28 minutes of Lutsen Mountains.
  • Enjoy access to the spa tub, and freebies including breakfast, WiFi, and parking.

The Mountain Inn at Lutsen

  • Free WiFi and free parking are available during your stay, along with room amenities like air conditioning.
  • It's located within a quick 1-minute drive of Lutsen Mountains.

Spruceglen Inn

  • Enjoy access to the laundry facilities, and freebies including breakfast, WiFi, and parking.
  • If driving, you'll be within 30 minutes of Lutsen Mountains.

What to Do in Grand Marais

In this relaxing area, enjoy its scenic lakeside and top-notch restaurants while you're sightseeing. Visitors to Grand Marais have good things to say about its ski slopes, mountain landscape, and waterfalls.

These are some of the parks and outdoorsy places:

  • Pincushion Mountain
  • Cascade River State Park
  • Judge Magney State Park

During your trip, here are some other places to visit:

  • Lutsen Mountains
  • Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness
  • Superior National Forest

Grand Marais is also notable for its:

  • Cafés
  • Canoeing

Best Time to Visit Grand Marais

Decide when you'd like to visit Grand Marais by looking over the seasonal weather details below:
  • The hottest months are typically August and July, while January and December are the coldest months
  • January-March: Daytime temperatures average 39° F and nighttime temperatures average 6° F
  • April-June: 65° F is the daytime average and 25° F is the nighttime average
  • July-September: Daytime averages are around 69° F and nighttime averages are around 42° F
  • October-December: The average temperatures are 56° F during the day and 6° F at night
  • Average rainfall is 26.46 inches in a year

Frequently asked questions

What can I expect from a motel trip to Grand Marais?
Because you’ll save on your room, you can make the most of what Grand Marais has to offer. Top sights to visit include Lutsen Mountains.
What are motels like?
Motel properties often include free parking, and many also feature an outdoor pool. Often one or two stories tall, motels usually have outdoor access to guestrooms from the parking lot. In the U.S., motels became more commonplace after World War II when cars became more popular along with road trip vacations, peaking in the mid-1960s with more than 60,000 properties.
What are the best motels in Grand Marais?
Aspen Inn: If driving, you’ll be within 24 minutes of Lutsen Mountains. Enjoy access to the laundry facilities, and freebies including breakfast, WiFi, and parking. The Mountain Inn at Lutsen: Free WiFi, free parking, and a terrace are available during your stay. It’s located within a quick 1-minute drive of Lutsen Mountains. Spruceglen Inn: Enjoy access to the indoor pool, and freebies including breakfast, WiFi, and parking. If driving, you’ll be within 26 minutes of Lutsen Mountains.
What can I do in Grand Marais?
In this relaxing area, enjoy its scenic lakeside and top-notch restaurants while you’re sightseeing. Visitors to Grand Marais have good things to say about its ski slopes, mountain landscape, and waterfalls. These are some of the parks and outdoorsy places: Judge Magney State Park, Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, and Superior National Forest. To learn more about local history, take some time at Cross River Heritage Center and Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center. During your trip, here are some other places to visit: Lutsen Mountains, Eagle Mountain Trailhead, and North Shore Winery.
What's the weather like in Grand Marais?
Weather can make or break a roadtrip, so we’ve gathered some data about year-round temperatures in Grand Marais to help you plan yours. The hottest months are usually August and July with an average temp of 57°F, while the coldest months are January and December with an average of 20°F. The snowiest months in Grand Marais are January, December, November, and March, with each month seeing an average of 18 inches of snowfall.

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