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“Nothing Mangy”
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Mangy Moose Motel
Ranked #1 of 10 Hotels in Grand Marais
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Nothing Mangy”
Reviewed 17 October 2011

The only thing Mangy about the Mangy Moose is the name. It's small, cheap, clean and walking distance to everything. It looked like I was the first person to use the shower. If you want something with all the extras, go elsewhere. If you need a nice affordable room this is the place. We went with another couple and while their room was a little different set up, it was still very nice and clean. I could even see the lake while lying in bed. I have stayed in almost every place in Grand Marais and this is my new favorite.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with friends
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Lake Elmo, Minnesota
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Reviewed 16 October 2011

Nice, small, clean hotel. A 5-6 block walk to town (shopping and restaurants). Friendly staff. Love the name " Mangy Moose" ! Our room did have moose decor and also had coffee maker, fridge and micro wave!

Room Tip: Really no view from any room, as you drive up to the door. There is a picnic table on the lawn acros...
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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 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 13 September 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.

Room Tip: you can walk to several nearby shops, and restaurants.
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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Reviewed 23 August 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.

Room Tip: Ask for room with flatscreen TV.
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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Mangy Moose Motel

Property: Mangy Moose Motel
Address: 202 1st Ave E, At Hwy 61, Grand Marais, MN 55604-3128
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Region: 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 (per night): ₹ 7,162 - ₹ 9,614
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 
Also Known As:
Mangy Moose Hotel Grand Marais

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