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4 of 5 bubbles Review of Mangy Moose Motel

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Mangy Moose Motel
Ranked #1 of 10 Hotels in Grand Marais
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Wakefield, Michigan
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205 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Great Place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2014

This is a cozy and clean place in the Northwoods décor...It has all the amenities needed and is walking distance to many of the highlights of Grand Marais. Check-in was smooth and questions answered with knowledge and help. I would definitely stay here again and the only reasons not five star is when I turned lights off...dogs behind started barking...not for long but certainly is a drawback when trying to sleep and also no bathtub...not a biggie either...no breakfast but the price is right on when lacking one...so all things considered...A good place for the dollar value in this touristy area with great management...

Room Tip: Walking distance to many of the sites.
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Green Features: Not sure about this...there are many flowers and I am sure they wouldn't mind not changing sheets everyday if you stay more than a night...
  • Stayed July 2014, traveled solo
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Ogilvie, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2014

Our recent stay at the Mangy Moose could not have been better. The owner was so nice and extremely helpful. The room was very clean and not only had the basics, but extras. The refrigerator, microwave and coffee maker was especially nice. There were plenty of towels and even a blow dryer in the bathroom. We slept with the windows open and the noise was minimal. The price couldn't be beat. I would highly recommend staying at the Mangy Moose!!!

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2014

We have stayed with our dog at the Mangy Moose twice. Both times we found it to be very nice and certainly accommodating to us and our dog. We will no doubt be staying there again.

Grand Marais is a very fun place to visit. Great hiking and wonderful Minnesota state parks nearby.

We go up every year and will continue to do so.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
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Walker, Minnesota
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2014

If a comfortable night's rest amid pleasant surroundings is your goal, you can't miss by staying at the Mangy Moose. It's convenient location permits walking to several restaurants, interesting sights and the harbor area itself. This property has been updated in recent years, but it is maintained so well and cleaned so thoroughly you feel like the room is brand new. The room (#8) we used for two days was modest in size, but had everything we needed. The plumbing worked, the TV was a nice flat screen model and the internet functioned well. It exceeded our expectations and when we get back to Grand Marais we will check here first.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Cedar Falls, Iowa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2014

We had to cancel our trip, but by the wat they handled our request, there is no question we will stay there when we can get away. Very accommodating people and treated us as though we were family. Has to be a great place to stay!

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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38 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2014

We stayed two nights here, found the room clean and welcoming. There is a refrigerator in the room, coffee pot, microwave and a full size hair dryer! The rooms are newly remodeled, giving it a new feeling. Close enough to walk to the lake and businesses. The bed was comfortable and we felt safe. The road noise wasn't that bad. We slept fine through it. The price is right, the service friendly, and we would not hesitate to stay here again.

Green Features: There were baskets near the office for recycling various items, and we appreciated having that handy!
  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2014

Good value VS chain hotels. The Mangy Moose was anything but mangy. The owners were friendly and polite, the room was clean with recent vintage furniture and fixtures. The Bathroom appeared to be recently remodeled with beautiful pine paneling, cabinets and shelves. Our room had a nice sitting area with a small round dining or work table. The room was larger than many roadside motels I've stayed in. I thanked the owners and expressed my hope that they can maintain this reasonably priced option in this busy tourist town. They had a very nice summary in the room, of things to see and do in Grand Marais. We took their advice to visit the artist's walk and were amazed at this beautiful area so close to town.

Room Tip: The website has very thorough descriptions of each room, though some don't list wireless, they a...
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Green Features: appreciated that they had a system for requesting fresh linens for multi-night visitors
  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Property: Mangy Moose Motel
Address: 202 1st Ave East, At Hwy 61, Grand Marais, MN 55604
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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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