We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Mangy Moose Motel

Certificate of Excellence
GreenLeadersBronze level
Hotel website
202 1st Ave East & Hwy 61, Grand Marais, MN 55604
Offers & Announcements
$64 (USD)
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
Mangy Moose Motel
Management photos View all
Browse nearby
Mangy Moose Motel
Write a Review

132 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    104
    26
    2
    0
    0
See reviews for
24
66
8
2
Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (35)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (132)
  • Mar-May only
    (21)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (71)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (35)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (5)
All months
Duluth, Minnesota
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Clean rooms, friendly staff and great rates!! What more could you ask for.Located downtown so walking to great shops and dining is a huge plus. This is an old motel that has been lovingly brought back to life. Rooms are small but for the price totally worth it. If your looking for the Ritz go back to the city. If... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Webster Groves, Missouri
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
9 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Sure...on our trek around the beautiful North Woods, we saw moose, deer, wolves, waterfowl, hawks, and myriad chipmunks -- not to mention spectacular scenery highlighted by red, gold, and orange leaves, aplenty. However, at the close of a spectacular day, it always was wonderful to come home to the comfort and solitude of the Mangy Moose, enjoy a glass of... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Saint Paul, Minnesota
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

The room was very clean, beautiful grounds with flowers. Excellent staff, super helpful and accomidating. This motel barely feels like a motel and has the best rates around. Right in the middle of Grand Marais so it is very cliose to everything.

Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Ontario
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
16 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

very nice accommodations , from the window boxes , filled with flowers to to quaint interior the whole atmosphere was restful. Good wi-fi and TV , comfy bed. The landscaping indicated careful attention to detail, well filled planters ,a small table for breakfast coffee, I'd do this again!

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Lino Lakes, Minnesota
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Read about the Mangy Moose on Tripadvisor, we were lucky to get a cancelled reservation for two nights. It is a cute, quite, and very clean. It is a quick walk in to town. We would book a room on our next visit to Grand Marais.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Minneapolis, Minnesota
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Best budget friendly place to stay in Grand Marais! Walking distance to food and shopping, marina, everything. The building is old but tidy and well maintained. The flowers, outdoors table and chairs are fabulous homey touches. Dave and Don (hosts) are truly hosts and not just motel owners. I highly reconmend.

Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
Indianola, Iowa
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We were very happy with this motel. It was clean, cute and cozy. We had a little car trouble and our host was most helpful with supplying us with a set of pliers!!! We would stay there again. We were very glad to have found this old-fashioned yet updated motel. It was like the motels where my family used to... More 

Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Lakeville, Minnesota
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Dave and Don (hosts) are very accommodating and they keep the grounds and rooms very tidy. This motel is close walking distance to downtown Grand Marias and the best bang for your buck in town. You will enjoy the flowers and care they put into the grounds and rooms

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Agawam, Massachusetts
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

My wife's comment pretty much sums it up - "the best cabin/motel we've ever stayed in". Clean, well maintained (inside and out). Walking distance to shops, restaurants, and lake walks. Just off main road but you would never know it; it was so quiet. We appreciated the added touch of "where would the moose ___________" guide to eating and activities... More 

Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Northfield, Minnesota, USA
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The Mangy Moose was everything we had hoped it would be. Cute, clean, comfortable and close to everything. The owners are friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable about the area. The price can't be beat. A great stay!

Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

34 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (26)
Viewed
Room/suite (10)
Viewed
View from room (1)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (2)
Viewed
1:52
Videos (2)
Viewed
Other (10)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (8)
Viewed
Room/suite (3)
Viewed
Other (5)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay

Amenities

Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question