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IMA Mariner Motel

46 Outer Drive, Silver Bay, MN 55614
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Duluth, Minnesota
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12 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015 via mobile

Yes the guy is to the point, and brusque, but he was not rude. Then of course I wasn't rude either. It is an older Motel, very clean and comfortable for us. The air conditioning was not a problem for us, we just opened the windows, or left them open I should say, since they had them opened for us... More 

Thank forever l
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

I think the place is very serviceable way cheaper than anything in the area and clean enough for me. The owner is a little salty but he doesn't stay in the room with ya get over it he just wants ta go fishin!!

1 Thank Don S
Saint Paul, Minnesota
1 review
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

There are a lot of bad reviews of this place, but I feel like it is a little unfair to want a $65 a night single owner place to be the same as $180 chain place. The accommodations are not fancy, but they are clean. The shower had awesome pressure. The bed was harder than I like beds, but not... More 

1 Thank Maggie Z
Isanti, Minnesota
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

I read the reviews of this motel before booking and was very interested in meeting the man behind all the negative reviews. My experience was he was a bit rough around the edges, but to the point and personable. The motel itself.....it's a MOTEL! Unrealistic expectations from other travelers please disregard. I have had the privilege of traveling the world... More 

1 Thank LongLakeLiver
Duluth, MN
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Looked at every hotel, motel or resort on between Duluth and Grand Marais to find somewhere to stay and this was the only one with rooms that I could afford. The reservation process was a little scary as the man who runs the motel is rather cranky but the room itself was very large, clean and had beautiful large windows... More 

Thank DuluthLimelady
Alamogordo, New Mexico
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356 reviews
121 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 272 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

This place is AAA rated - seriously? About the only positive was that our room was clean. The bed was hard and sagged to one side. The room was very hot and the fan did not do much. There is no coffee maker in the room and limited ice. Would not stay again.

Thank ChuckBrooks
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015 via mobile

I have stayed up there a few times only because it's nearly impossible to find anywhere else to stay. The old man is crazy and extremely mean and rude!! His English is broken and that would not be an issue if he was not such a jerk. He is impossible to deal with and the only reason that place stays... More 

1 Thank Tom M
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Please avoid. The old man is scary,crazy, and rude. We asked for a one bedroom and he told us the price and to fill the paper. He kept ranting about nothing when we were filling out the paper. My instinct was saying avoid this place. So we told him we were going to get something to eat and we will... More 

Thank Sandra W
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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51 reviews
30 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

I came in with my 4 year old son around 10 PM on a Friday and asked what the prices are and if I could see a room since it looked a bit sketchy on the outside. The hotel desk clerk blew up at me and yelled in front of my son this is AAA approved and since you asked... More 

2 Thank MandySSS
Cambridge, Minnesota
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 via mobile

I wish i could give them less than zero! When simply inquiring if they had a vacancy and yes they did (everywhere else along the north shore was booked solid), my husband said he wanted to check with me. The jerk at the desk said "Check with your wife? Aren't you a man? Be a man". We opted to sleep... More 

1 Thank rootytoot1

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