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“Cozy, clean, and comfy room has old school charm.”
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Mangy Moose Motel
Ranked #1 of 10 Hotels in Grand Marais
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Cozy, clean, and comfy room has old school charm.”
Reviewed September 24, 2011

This locally owned motel is a great find. It's clean, comfortable, and cozy. It will remind you of the old days when the Mom & Pop motel ruled the lodging scene. Our room was cheerful, and looked like it was refurbed fairly recently. Knotty pine on some walls and the ceiling made it a relaxing space. Rate was reasonable considering the time of the season. If you're looking for a place with some local vibe, give The Mangy Moose a try!

  • Stayed September 2011
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Bemidji, Minnesota
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed September 12, 2011

Small, cool little motel. Park in front of your door. Bathroom was totally refurbished, comfy bed, and pillows. Very clean, I would definitely stay again.

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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
Reviewed August 22, 2011

If we hadn't seen the positive reviews on Trip Advisor, we would've never stayed at the Mangy Moose, but we did and it was a pleasant surprise. From the exterior, this place looks like a somewhat run-down motor inn. HOWEVER...the rooms are incredible. They've been recently redone from top to bottom--new carpet, new tile, new knotty pine walls & ceilings, new countertops, new shower stall, new bathroom fixtures...very nice! The only negatives were electronic: our room had an old-style TV with poor reception (although the couple in the next room had a wall-mounted flatscreen), and even with several attempts we were never able to connect to the hotel's weak wi-fi signal.

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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed August 2, 2011

Nice and clean rooms with easy access to the town.

  • Stayed August 2011
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Colorado Rockies
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed July 12, 2011

We were just staying one night, so didn't need anything fancy. Mancy Moose - gotta love the name as well - fit the bill. Sharing a room with my sister and hubby, so was nice that they had 2 beds seperated by the bathroom in the middle, providing some privacy. Microwave, fridge and coffeemaker in the room. Windows right above the beds and shower could be opened for nice night time fresh air (so hard to find windows that open in many hotels today). Very clean, functional, parking right at our door and internet access from across the street hotel (the motel access wasn't working).
Great, friendly staff. Good value for the price.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
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Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed March 25, 2010

Located on the main drag, easy access to everything, within walking distance of town (of course!)------what more can you want?! The staff are friendly and curteous.

We'll definately be returning when we head back to MN.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled as a couple
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Property: Mangy Moose Motel
Address: 202 1st Ave E, At Hwy 61, Grand Marais, MN 55604-3128
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Location: United States > Minnesota > Grand Marais
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 10 Hotels in Grand Marais
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 11
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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