Right in downtown Grand Marais , East Bay Suites (21 Wisconsin St., 218/387-2800 or 800/414-2807, www.eastbaysuites.com , $149), has a great lakeside location and rooms ranging from studios to three bedrooms. Most have fireplaces, whirlpool tubs, and lake balconies or porches with Superior views.
Just down the beach is the Shoreline Inn (20 Broadway S., 218/387-2633 or 800/247-6020, www.gmhotel.net , $109), where the lobby is full of games, puzzles, and books to enjoy in your room or in front of the fireplace.
The same owners run the Aspen Lodge (310 Hwy. 61 E., 218/387-2500 or 800/247-6020, $139), where most rooms have a lake view. There is a sauna, whirlpool, and the only hotel swimming pool in town.
The Harbor Inn (207 Wisconsin St., 218/387-1191, www.bytheharbor.com , $135) has another fantastic location, facing the harbor and just a few blocks from the lighthouse and other attractions. Many rooms have balconies, and they all have a cozy, paneled, nautical feel.
The little Gunflint Motel (101 5th Ave. W., 218/387-1454, www.gunflintmotel.com , $79), built in 1966 with five kitchenette units, has some of the cheapest rooms in town.
Grand Marais  has many bed-and-breakfasts. Superior Overlook (1620 Hwy. 61 E., 218/387-9339, www.superioroverlookbb.com , $105–170) has just two guestrooms on a secluded outcropping just north of downtown. One has a private deck, and one has it’s own living room with a fireplace.
The MacArthur House (520 2nd St. W., 218/387-1840 or 800/792-1840, www.macarthurhouse.com , $74–179) was purpose-built as a bed-and-breakfast and has five large rooms and a two-room whirlpool suite, all with private bath.
Antler Inn (118 3rd Ave. W., 218/387-3131) is like a bed-and-breakfast without the latter. A homey bungalow with five bedrooms sharing three bathrooms, it can be rented by the room or all at once. It’s next door to the Grand Marais Art Colony and down the road from the North House Folk School.
The city-owned Grand Marais RV Park & Campground (Hwy. 61 and 8th Ave. W., 218/387-1712 or 800/998-0959, $35 full hookup) on the west side of town has 300 sites. Despite its waterfront location, it is a very uninspiring campground. Camp at a nearby state park or in the Superior National Forest  if you can.