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IMA Mariner Motel

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Champlin, Minnesota
Reviewed 1 February 2017

We like to stay at the Mariner Motel when we take our motorcycles up the shore. The rooms are clean and offer just the necessities! We spend very little time at the motel so comfortable accommodations are perfect for the price. The owner is really nice if you just over-look his gruffness! I think it is just his personality. I...

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Cloquet, Minnesota
Reviewed 5 January 2017

We have been staying here for years. Very clean, best rate anywhere, has the basics, no bells or whistles. Yes, the owner is cranky and rude. Once you get over his personality, the stay is a great deal. We have chosen to enjoy the entertainment of his personality, and thus don't find it a problem.

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1Thank LoriPaulCanoe
Madison, United States
Reviewed 17 September 2016

I called around 7P to check on availability for the same night arrival. I asked what the room rate was, the proprietor snarled, "why is always the first question everyone asks, do you care to know about the room." I thought that was a strange response to a straight forward question, but he eventually let me know the rate. I...

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4Thank OnTheRoad73a
Nisswa, Minnesota
Reviewed 29 August 2016

I just had a 3 minute call with the grumpiest guy ever! I was pleasant the entire time, I asked about availability, location, and then the rate and he gave me 2 different rates and when I asked him to repeat one of the rates because I didn't hear him clearly and that is when he exploded at me and...

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5Thank mnwoman2016
Baraboo, Wisconsin
Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

When I called for a reservation, he is rough spoken, rude and not accommodating in any way. When we went to check in he wanted $20 additional for our small dog, My husband told him $10 was the usual charge. At that point, Mr. personality threw down the credit card snd told my husband to, "get the hell out of...

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4Thank sandi4706
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 18 August 2016 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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1Thank Lynda A
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Reviewed 15 August 2016

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...

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3Thank psutherland15
Grand Rapids, Minnesota
Reviewed 4 August 2016

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...

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1Thank PROV11
Roseville, Minnesota
Reviewed 29 July 2016

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...

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1Thank Kelly M
West Saint Paul, Minnesota
Reviewed 16 July 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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  • Free Parking
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  • Kitchenette
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Address: 46 Outer Dr, Silver Bay, MN 55614-1102
Region: United States > Minnesota > Silver Bay
Number of rooms: 15

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