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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very clean and loved the cabin feel with the knotty pine paneling. Seems to be recently renovated. Had microwave, frig, small TV with cable. Good cross ventilation, as no air conditioning. Slept comfortably Would stay here again. Great value.

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Thank Lynda A
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our experience was similar to everyone else's. Mostly, we were grateful to find a room, as everything else was sold out. Wes told us on the phone that he does not take reservations, but he said he would hold the last room for us since we were 15 minutes away. We got a 2-bedroom suite. It was clean, as everyone... More 

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Grand Rapids, Minnesota
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7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Older motel kept in good shape. The owner is a character as stated but you gotta like the color. Prices very reasonable and cash discount as stated. No A/C but didn't need it being that close to the lake. Stayed 3 nights and would again. Got a suite with kitchenette and had everything we needed. Great access to ATV trails... More 

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Roseville, Minnesota
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39 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were hesitant to book after reading reviews about the cranky owner. However, we were pleasantly surprised! This place is a great value. you won't find a place this clean and reasonably priced on the north shore! We were greeted by a nice guy who checked us in and told us the best place to park our trailer and where... More 

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Thank Kelly R
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33 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

Opting for a budget motel, once you get by the "enforcer" at the front desk/-it was busy and he was quick and to the point, it's not a bad place. Slight discount for cash. Good soaps, small bathroom includes a tub, bed surprisingly firm but pillows flat and useless. Just off US 61 at the stoplight.

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Thank Robert R
Hastings, Minnesota
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

Hesitant to post, but are you serious?!? Let's talk to each other, communicate, keep it real. We have stayed here multiple times over the years (as well as my extended family); clean, clean, clean!!!! And great hot showers! Respect. Real. Honest. He might be gruff but: Wes loves to fish the big lake and he is an experienced mushroom hunter... More 

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Thank margaret d
Winona, Minnesota
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016 via mobile

Owners were very hospitable. Rooms were nice. All rooms have doors to the parking lot so it was a little noisy in the morning as vehicles left. We'd stay here again gladly. It's not a bed and breakfast place, but I slept like a rock. A little awkward to have to ask for ice at the front desk. But they... More 

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Thank keithnelson222
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

I stopped by the Mariner Motel today only to have the most traumatizing experience of my life. I reached there today evening and saw a sign on the door to ring the bell for assistance. I rang the bell but got no response so I rang it again after waiting for about 3 minutes. The grumpy old fellow came out... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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71 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2016

The owner/manager is kinda like the "soup nazi" from Seinfeld. Simply fill out the registration, pay the man, and don't ask stupid (to him) questions about the rooms being clean or safe and you'll do just fine. He's just a grumpy old man. If you don't take it personally you'll fare just fine. But if a bed and hot shower... More 

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Thank 14carrocks
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2016

The place is spotless, comfortable, and cheap. The owner is a interesting character -- a bit rough around the edges, but once we engaged him for a few minutes, we liked him. We were snowmobiling, so we had a truck and trailer. Owner is a bit particular about how/where to park our rig, but he was ensuring that he could... More 

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Thank Kurt S

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  • Free Parking
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Free Parking

Additional Information about IMA Mariner Motel

Address: 46 Outer Dr, Silver Bay, MN 55614-1102
Location: United States > Minnesota > Silver Bay
Number of rooms: 15

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