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“Great Stay!!” 5 of 5 stars
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202 1st Ave East & Hwy 61, Grand Marais, MN 55604   |  
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Ranked #1 of 11 Hotels in Grand Marais
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11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Great Stay!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

We stayed here from June 28 - July 1st 2013 for our 11th anniversary. Owners were great - very friendly, always checking in with us. Room was spotless!! Bed, linens and towels were very comfortable. We stayed in Room #8. Close enough to walk everywhere and very quiet. I would not hesitate to stay here again.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • 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
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Osceola, Wisconsin
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

Loved our stay at the Mange Moose!!! As a couple who work for an airline, we stay in hotels every week. This was one of the cleanest hotels we've ever stayed at!!! We come to Grand Marais a few times every year but this was our first time staying at Mange Moose and we LOVED it! Love the location where you can walk to everything in town, beautifully remodeled rooms, great value and the owners are so nice and personable. Being close to the highway, we were pleasantly surprised that the road didn't even bother us, we slept great! Great kitchenette too! We will for sure stay here again and would highly recommend it!

Room Tip: We stayed in room 6 and room 1. Both are lovely. I loved the bath tub in #6, my Husband loved the...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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i'm a nomad
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

Quaint, rustic, charming, hospitable, everything you would think of in a cute/cool Minnesota town. Everything was clean, location was great, we walked to all the cool places to eat drink and be merry since the hotel is close to everything. The owners are awesome. Their friendliness and thoughtfulness are what really sell the place. That is why I wouldn't even stay anywhere else in Grand Marais!

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Eagan, Minnesota
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

Who would guess that a place called the "Mangy Moose" would offer such a pleasant experience? We made a last minute reservation for our trip to Grand Marais at this little gem and found it to be extremely clean and fitted with everything necessary to make our overnight stay a pleasure. I was surprised that there was so little noise in the area (given the motel's location so close to the main road). There's a patio on which you can sit and watch the sun rise over the water if you're so inclined and the owners are lovely, engaging folks who warmly welcomed us. They have done a beautiful job with this little strip motel down to the adorably planted window boxes. And did I mention we slept deeply on the comfy bed? This was a very positive experience which will ensure our return to The Mangy Moose.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Kingston, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

We stopped there last year for two nights and we SO appreciated the warm welcome provided by the conscientious caretakers, who did a great job of making our stay perfect. A tiny kitchenette in our room was really so handy, and the breeze off the lake was so lovely. The interior was spotless, and there was a nice sitting area outside where we met some other travellers and enjoyed our coffee and conversation in the mornings. The prices were more than reasonable, making a stop in Grand Marais possible for us, being budget conscious.

Here's the sign of it being a REALLY wonderful place--the owners actually mailed me some earrings that I had forgotten to take with me when I left. How incredibly kind! That kind of service is what you can expect from these fun-loving, responsible and caring guys at the Mangy Moose. (No Mange seen at this motel, but a stuffed Moose was sighted.)

Don't let the name fool you--this is a nice place suitable for anyone.

Room Tip: We asked for the room that has a kitchenette and it was great to have it.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013 via mobile

Where to begin? The room and grounds were cleaner than any place I have ever stayed around the world. Beds were comfortable - so comfortable that I could have moved in.

The owners are hands on - if you need anything they are willing to jump on it and help. I forgot a hair dryer and wasn't sure if they had one- and sure enough I was able to borrow one for the few days. The room has all you need - great coffee to make, microwave, fridge... Plenty of towels on hand too.

Only a short walk to town ( maybe 3 minutes if that) and very secure and quiet. I wish every hotel operator and owners took notice at the mangy moose motel - they could learn a lot on how to treat people and how to accommodate guests. The mangy moose motel is perfect - a definite must stay.

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rosslyn
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47 reviews 47 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

Customer service is at the heart of this little establishment. The new owners obviously understand the needs of travellers to be comfortable, safe and happy during their stay. It's the little details... and the cleanliness... and the personal welcome all bundled into a cost conscious package.

We love Grand Marais, but have noticed that many of the cabins, hotels, motels and B&B's are now insisting on 2 or 3 night minimums with very high nightly rates, especially in high season (which seems to be most of the year). No AAA, no senior discounts, no prepays in advance. For the price of 3 nights in Grand Marais, we could fly and stay in Las Vegas or Orlando.

The Mangy Moose has the right attitude, and they will build their clientele because they care. Very fair price for this location.

We will be back!

Room Tip: The 2 bedroom end unit is beautiful in the morning sunlight. (Great if you are an early riser!)
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 202 1st Ave East & Hwy 61, Grand Marais, MN 55604
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Location: United States > Minnesota > Grand Marais
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 11 Hotels in Grand Marais
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Mangy Moose Motel is conveniently located just blocks from the harbor and walking distance to the downtown area with its shops, restaurants, bar. ... more   less 
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Mangy Moose Hotel Grand Marais

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