Great Northern Motel

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$ 130

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Located in Mercer, Great Northern Motel is within a 15-minute walk of Grand Portage Lake and Mercer Depot Museum. This motel is 1.6 mi (2.6 km) from Carow Park and 1.9 mi (3 km) from Turtle Flambeau Flowage. This smoke-free motel features snowmobiling on site, sledding nearby, and snow tubing nearby...

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Located in Mercer, Great Northern Motel is within a 15-minute walk of Grand Portage Lake and Mercer Depot Museum. This motel is 1.6 mi (2.6 km) from Carow Park and 1.9 mi (3 km) from Turtle Flambeau Flowage. This smoke-free motel features snowmobiling on site, sledding nearby, and snow tubing nearby. Recreational activities include snowshoeing nearby. Free self parking is available onsite. Enjoy a satisfying meal at Wolfs Den Bar and Grill serving guests of Great Northern Motel. Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at the bar/lounge. A complimentary continental breakfast is served daily...

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Check-in starts at: 15:00

Check-out ends at: 11:00

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No cribs / beds for children availableNo rollaway / extra beds availableThe establishment is cleaned with disinfectant productsThe establishment confirms that it is implementing additional measures in the area of customer safetyThe establishment confirms that it is implementing additional measures in the field of cleaningSocial distancing measures are appliedIndividually packed meals availableNon-smoking establishmentHand sanitizing gel is provided to guestsEmployees wear personal protective equipmentimposition of interval between guests' stays 24 hoursIndividually packaged meals available for breakfast24 hour receptionProtective clothing available for guestsFree wireless internetGloves available to guestsFree breakfastBar / LoungeTake in the views from a terrace and a garden and make use of amenities such as complimentary wireless Internet access. Additional amenities at this apartment include a picnic area and barbecue grillsTake advantage of recreation opportunities including a sauna and a fitness center. Additional amenities at this hotel include complimentary wireless Internet access and tour/ticket assistance.Take advantage of recreation opportunities such as an outdoor pool or take in the view from a terrace and a garden. Additional amenities at this motel include complimentary wireless Internet access, wEnjoy recreational amenities such as a health club and an indoor pool. Additional amenities at this aparthotel include concierge services, wedding services, and a fireplace in the lobby.This smoke-free motel features snowmobiling on site, sledding nearby, and snow tubing nearby. Recreational activities include snowshoeing nearby.

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Worst Place I Ever Stayed

Reviewed 19 september, 2021

This is the worst place ever; should be shut down by the health department; absolutely gross; rooms are disgusting and looked like they were not cleaned for SEVERAL years; awful staff; breakfast is sketchy to eat too

FAMILYWISCONSIN

Absolutely Awful

Reviewed 14 august, 2021

Reserved a renovated room overlooking the lake. Upon check-in was told renovated room was not available and was given a second floor room overlooking the parking lot. Entering a side door to bring up luggage realized building was not secured. Opening the door to our room, we were hit immediately with the smell of stale cigarettes. Upon entry, saw stained carpeting, a visibly rusted microwave and windows with broken seals. The beds (2 queen) were old, hard and in dire need of replacement. My husband went out to buy Febreeze to help with the smell and opened the windows. We then left for several hours to visit friends. Upon return, it was apparent thd Febreeze attempt had been fruitless. The stench still permeated the room. Had a horrible night’s sleep due to the smell and awful mattresses. Only saving grace we brought our own pillows which we washed immediately upon our return home. My husband showered in the morning (thank God we had only one night there) and thought the bath towels smelled of old kitchen grease, like they’d been laundered with the restaurant towels. We could not wait to get out of there. Would not stay there again if last place on earth!

jillsI1026VH

Don’t bother

Reviewed 27 december, 2020

The rooms were $130. A night. They smelled like smoke and there were burn marks in the carpet and in the bathroom floor. Do not walk on the carpet without shoes it’s disgusting. The other guest were loud and noisy. Don’t expect a quiet goodnight sleep there. The breakfast was terrible cheap package food and the coffee was some diluted water. Absolutely unconsumable. We checkout early to go get real coffee.

Tellitall2well

Just OK

Reviewed 16 october, 2020

Used to stay here back in the late 90's and booked mostly out of nostalgia. Paid extra for a renovated room. Carpeting has seen better days and vacuuming was spotty but overall a decent, very large room with a great view of the lake out back. Beds advertised as queens but seemed more like doubles. They used to have a very nice pool and that is gone although they do have a hot tub. My biggest complaint is that none of the staff wore masks-that's just ignorant. I paid $129 on a Thursday night-this is an $80 a night hotel. I'll likely look elsewhere the next time we're in the area.

librarychick

A Little Better

Reviewed 5 august, 2019

Stayed here for an atving trip. Last years visit was just short of gross so we paid extra for an upgraded room. This room had newer carpet but the room itself had an odd odor. We believe that it was masked cigarette smell and even though this was a non-smoking room, there were cigarette burns in the carpet. The bed was supposedly new but it definitely has so use because you can look at it from the side and see the sag in the middle. A/C worked but had a loud vibration noise. The house keeping is almost non-existent. You get fresh towels but that's about it. One bed had the covers puled up but the other was only half done and the full garbage wasn't emptied until we left it in the middle of the floor so it couldn't be missed. My guess is that 2 minutes was spent in our room by housekeeping It seems like they are putting money into the hotel to improve it so that's good because it's the only option in the area for a large group. The price is not worth what you get. I don't think that you should have to pay extra for an upgraded room. Give the better rooms to people that book early. I can see charging more for a lake view vs a parking lot view. We were put in a lake view room and charged extra. We didn't ask for the lake view and asked to be put in a parking lot view but they didn't have any other upgraded rooms available and after last years stay, I wasn't willing to stay in one of those. In all fairness, this place caters to atvers and snowmobilers so that has to be hard on carpeting but that's more reason to vacuum them everyday and shampoo them periodically. Hopefully they keep making improvements and a better breakfast would be a great improvement.

John G