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Grand Rapids Minnesota Accommodations

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The Grand Rapids center is approximately the area of Mac Rostie Art Center and the area of Judy Garland Children's Museum.

Grand Rapids is the county seat of Itasca County in Minnesota. More than 1,000 lakes are located within the limits of the county. It sits in the north-central part of the state and is named for the 3.5 miles of long rapids found nearby in the Mississippi River. It was founded in the early 20th century as a logging town. Its location on the Mississippi River provided an ideal method of shipping logs to more populated areas. More from this guide...

Grand Rapids Hotels/Accommodations

Americinn 1812 South Pokegama Ave., Grand Rapids, MN 55744
  • Inexpensive Downtown hotel
  • Free complimentary breakfast
  • Clean rooms
  • Staff friendly
Super 8 Motel in Grand Rapids 1702 South Pokegama, Grand Rapids, MN 55744
  • Economical Highway property
  • Hotel has 58 rooms
  • New floor
  • Very good budget hotel
Sugar Lake Lodge : 37584 Otis Lane 37584 Otis Lane, Cohasset, MN 55721 ~7.61 miles southwest of Grand Rapids
  • High-end Resort hotel
  • Hotel has 2 floors
  • Great location
  • Townhouses right on
Hampton Inn Hibbing 4225 9th Ave. West, Hibbing, MN 55746 ~29.23 miles east of Grand Rapids
  • Affordable Highway hotel
  • Fitness + Health Center
From$110
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Americas Best Value Inn : 1411 East 40th St. 1411 East 40th St., Hibbing, MN 55746 ~30.51 miles east of Grand Rapids
  • Economy property
  • 2 floors in hotel
From$60
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More than 11,000 people live in the city, which is about 175 miles from Minneapolis, the state's capital. Judy Garland, the famous actress, singer, dancer, and vaudevillian, was born in Grand Rapids and lived there until her family relocated to California when she was a small child.

When to Visit Grand Rapids, Minnesota

The location of Grand Rapids on the Mesabi Iron Range causes it to have long, frigid winters and warm summers. The average low temperature between November and February is in the single digits, with temperatures below 0 degrees Fahrenheit frequently occurring in January. Between these months, Grand Rapids also gets an average of 40 inches of snow. The tourism drops significantly during the winter because of the cold temperatures, so if you're planning to visit during this time, you'll see lower hotel rates. The average highs during the summer months are in the low 70-degree to mid-80-degree range.

Quite a few annual events take place in Grand Rapids, which can also cause an increase in hotel prices. These include the Home & Cabin Show and the White Oak Classic Dog Sled in March, the Children's Fair in April, and the Wizard of Oz Festival in June. During the summer, the Timberman Triathlon, Tall Timber Days, and Grand Slam of Golf Tournament take place. The National Ruffed Grouse Society Annual Hunt occurs each October, while the WInterGlo Festival happens every December.

Below is a chart of the current pricing seasonality of hotels and motels in Grand Rapids, MN:

seasonality of hotel rates in Grand Rapids

Grand Rapids by Star Rating

Below are 3 charts demonstrating mean nightly cost trends by star rating class in Grand Rapids, MN. You can use these illustrations to calculate the cheapest seasons to stay in Grand Rapids for upcoming travels.

Luxury Hotel Options in Grand Rapids, MN

4 Star Average Prices: $98.44

To find a more luxurious place to stay, you'll have to travel outside of Grand Rapids. One of the nicer options is Country Inn & Suites by Radisson Bemidji MN, which is 64 miles away. This three-star hotel sits on the water, offering beautiful views of the nearby lake. The property has a fitness center, an indoor pool, and a spa tub for guest use, along with a fireplace in the lobby. If you're planning to take a tour or visit local attractions, the front desk staff can assist with tickets. The hotel has its own restaurant, along with a free breakfast buffet each morning, serving hot and cold options. Each room has free toiletries, a microwave, a refrigerator, and a tea and coffee maker.

Duluth also has several nice hotels, although this city is about 80 miles from Grand Rapids. You can enjoy an upscale stay at Sheraton Duluth Hotel, located in the heart of downtown. This hotel is a short walk from the Lakewalk and offers an indoor heated pool, a spa tub, a fitness center, and a restaurant serving locally inspired cuisine for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Each well-appointed guest room has a plush, comfortable bed, a flat-screen TV with premium channels, and a separate workspace.

Fitger's Inn is a four-star hotel in downtown Duluth, located on the shore of Lake Superior. This historic building was constructed in 1885 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, although the rooms have been updated to include the modern amenities you want. Guests can dine at the three on-site restaurants and take advantage of the many amenities, including a 24-hour fitness center, room service, and three complimentary newspapers each morning, and stay connected through the free wired and wireless internet access. Each room features Serta Presidential Suite pillow-top beds, a variety of pillow options, a refrigerator, a coffee maker, and brand-name toiletries.

Budget Hotels in Grand Rapids, MN

3 Star Average Prices: $115.30

Grand Rapids has only a handful of hotels within the city limits. One of these is Super 8 by Wyndham Grand Rapids, located on Pokegama Avenue. This two-star property has a welcoming fireplace in the lobby, a 24-hour business center, newspapers available each day in the lobby, and laundry/dry-cleaning services. Your room will feature a flat-screen TV with cable channels, a refrigerator, a deep soaking bathtub, free toiletries, and a separate workspace. The hotel staff members can also assist with getting tickets to local attractions and tours of the area, which is easy when you take the shuttle. Breakfast is served each morning to guests.

Another budget-friendly option in the area is Americas Best Value Inn, located about 30 miles away in Hibbing. Each of the rooms in this cozy hotel has a mini-fridge, a microwave, a 40-inch TV with premium channels, and comfortable beds. The hotel also offers a free breakfast buffet each morning, along with free high-speed internet access. The property is close to several restaurants for convenient dining.

Hibbing Park Hotel & Suites is a reasonably priced hotel within 30 miles of Grand Rapids. Amenities for guests include an indoor swimming pool, a business center, a fitness center, a picnic area, assistance with tickets and tours, and an on-site restaurant with a bar. You can order room service or dine in at the restaurant. Your room features complimentary toiletries, free Wi-Fi, a separate workspace, a tea and coffee maker, and a TV with satellite programming. Cooked-to-order breakfast options are available each morning for an additional fee.

2 Star Average Prices: $93.25

Where are the real discounts in Grand Rapids

If you're looking to save on your trip to Grand Rapids, you can enjoy discounted rates at many of the local hotels. For AAA members, lower rates are available at Super 8 by Wyndham Grand Rapids, Country Inn & Suites by Radisson Grand Rapids MN, and Americas Best Value Inn. Senior travelers can save at Hampton Inn Hibbing. If you're traveling with a group, the hotel you plan to stay at may offer discounts, depending on the number of rooms needed for you and your fellow travelers.

Best Value Options in Grand Rapids, MN

Americinn by Wyndham Grand Rapids is one of the other hotel options located within the city limits. This property has a number of appealing amenities and is available at a reasonable nightly rate. Amenities include a picnic area and barbecue grills for guest use, along with an indoor swimming pool, a 24-hour business center, laundry facilities, free on-site self-parking, and front desk staff available 24 hours a day. Guests can also use the nearby fitness center for free. Every guest room features a flat-screen TV with premium cable programming, a refrigerator, a microwave, complimentary toiletries in the bathroom, and wireless internet access.

Hampton Inn Hibbing is about 29 miles from Grand Rapids, offering a high-value experience. This property is within a few miles of Bennett Park and the public library. Take advantage of the 24-hour fitness center, indoor swimming pool, or spa tub. You can also dine each morning at the free breakfast buffet, which includes fresh waffles, eggs, meat, bread, cereal, yogurt, fresh fruit, juice, and coffee. If you're in a rush, grab an “On the Go” breakfast bag from the front desk on weekdays. The rooms at this hotel have LCD TVs, microwaves, refrigerators, tea and coffee makers, and free Wi-Fi.

Although it's a bit farther away, Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Mountain Iron is a popular place to stay among those who plan to explore the Mesabi Range. This hotel offers easy access to the trails and mountain areas, along with an indoor pool, a fitness center, a fireplace in the lobby, and a spa tub. You can also grab a snack at the convenience store on the property or start each morning at the free breakfast buffet. An airport shuttle can take you to or from the airport and is available 24 hours a day.

What to See and Do in Grand Rapids, MN

One of the most popular attractions in Grand Rapids is the Forest History Center. This living history museum includes costumed interpreters who guide visitors through a logging camp that is recreated to be similar to what the area would have been like in the late 19th century. As you tour the camp, you'll learn more about the history of logging of white pines, as well as how this industry has impacted the economy today. Along with the recreated camp, the site has miles of natural trails to explore, an interpretive museum, and educational programming.

If you're interested in historic architecture, be sure to visit Old Central School, located in the downtown area. This structure was built in the Richardsonian Romanesque architectural style in 1895 and is included on the National Register of Historic Places. Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy exploring the many natural areas surrounding Grand Rapids during the warmer times of the year. Thousands of acres of forestlands are open to off-road vehicles, including ATVs and snowmobiles.

When visiting Grand Rapids, Minnesota, you'll notice a more laid-back, nature-focused atmosphere in this rural part of the Midwest.

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