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The Outpost Motel

2935 East Highway 61, Grand Marais, MN
The Outpost Motel
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Menomonie, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an older style but clean and very well maintained facility. Our very affordable kitchenette suite had a living room with attached small but very complete kitchen, separate bedroom and bath (shower only). The view of Lake Superior is "superior" to the view from many of the much more expensive resorts in the area. Only a 15" flat screen... More 

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Somonauk, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

I stayed in October, 2014. The motel was very quiet and comfortable. The room I stayed in was cozy and snug, just right for one. Hardwood floors were a nice surprise as was no room phone or clock. Leave it all behind when you stay here! The manager was very nice. My only complaints: the wifi was slow and the... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

We've stayed 3 times at this hotel and couldn't be happier. Everything is well maintained and clean and the staff is helpful and friendly. Their prices are reasonable too. Of course it's probably not suited for everyone. If you want wifi or cell service or a big TV with lots of channels, you're not going to be happy. If you're... More 

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Walnut, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

The Outpost is truly "retro" with 1950's knotty pine rooms which are quite small especially if you need two twin size beds. Minimal bathroom space with a very small, stall shower. Our room was clean, nice view of the lake, but was crowded. For a single person our room would have been ok. Yep, this is one really 1950's "retro"... More 

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Lakeville, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

This was our second stay at the Outpost. The motel looks out over a beautiful view of Lake Superior, and each room has a view of the lake. A small stream runs down one side of the property. Each room has its own thermostat and both a back and a front door. We stay in one of the 1- bed... More 

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Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

My husband and I chose the Outpost Motel for a short stay in Grand Marais after reading reviews on Trip Advisor. We like a retro type motel and this qualifies for that type of label. Our check-in was smooth and the person helping us gave us an excellent recommendation for dining at the Naniboujou Lodge. The room was very clean... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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8 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

I stayed at the Outpost twice this summer, once in room 3 with its two beds and once in room 2 with its single Queen bed. Both rooms were clean, adequately sized, and nicely laid out. The price is fair and a lot more reasonable than many other places I checked in the area. The place is no-frills, but if... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

From my research, Grand Marais just costs more in every aspect that you can imagine. It is a great place to visit and enjoy the nature, but I get the sense that the local economy is dependent on a short summer. All the more affordable places had been booked early. After I found this motel and successfully made a reservation,... More 

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Belvidere, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We've been going to the Outpost for 24 years. You can't beat the price or location. Waking up across the highway from Lake Superior is the best. It's one of the few places we have ever been that constantly improves. We'll be back for more

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

The Outpost was great. We had a small space, just one room containing two beds, but we loved the coziness it provided and were thoroughly content. Our room contained all the North Shore charm we had hoped, and the playground just a few steps away was great for our young children. Thanks for a great stay, Outpost!

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