"The hotel was quiet and comfortable, and the room was nice and clean. Super easy check-in and checkout. The staff was friendly but not intrusive. We were traveling with our dogs and were given a room near the exit to the dog area outside. Stay here.2019-07-07"
"Great place to stay. The hotel staff was competent and accommodating.2017-01-12"
"The hotel was nice, clean, and comfortable, and I loved that it was pet-friendly.2016-10-04"
"Located off Highway 31. Reasonably priced hotel. The room was clean; we didn't hear traffic noise, but we could hear the footsteps of the people in the room upstairs. The staff was informative and helpful, and did a good job of trying to make us comfortable. Great breakfast.2016-08-15"
"The motel room was clean and beautiful, and breakfast was good. I saw eagles by the river.2022-02-06"
"An older motel. The room was small and smelled musty. The front desk clerk had a terrible personality and told us she didn't care if we cancelled. Breakfast was skimpy, and we had to take it back to our room to eat.2021-09-11"
"We loved our riverside room, and the motel staff was kind and helpful.2019-09-24"
"Good motel just across from the county building. Long walk to the pool in the winter. Nice breakfast selection.2019-03-22"
"Not a good value. There was hair in the sheets, and the bathroom floor was dirty. Find another motel.2020-10-06"
"Everything about this hotel was excellent, from the location and rates to the room and customer service. I was pleased and recommend a stay.2017-09-30"
"I woke up with bug bites on my arm. There were food crumbs in the 2nd bed. The bathroom was dirty, with hair and crumbs on the floor. Housekeeping left a bag of toilet paper and personal items in the room, then woke us up early to ask us not to take them. Then the front desk clerk called us about them. The check-in clerk was helpful and the best part of our stay. Don't recommend this hotel.2016-02-23"
"The motel exterior belied the interior mediocrity. Everything was average, including breakfast.2017-09-04"
"The check-in clerk seemed scatter-brained. The motel room was outdated and small, and the door was hard to close. No bridge view. The showerhead was broken, so it was hard to shower. The water pipes were extremely loud, and the towels were cheap. Don't stay here.2016-07-06"
"Nice motel for a reasonable price. The staff was friendly.2015-09-23"
"The motel room wasn't ready on time, but the accommodations were fine once we checked in.2015-08-29"
"The hotel room was nice and clean, and the employees were friendly.2021-11-01"
"Nice, convenient location. The room was orderly. The towels were rough, and the sink didn't drain well. Pleasant check-in. Ample parking, but the hotel driveway needed better lighting; it was hard to see at night. We'd stay again.2015-10-27"
"Centrally located. An OK hotel. The room was clean and had a microwave and refrigerator, but needed better soundproofing. Housekeeping forgot to clean our room. The front desk clerks were friendly, but we had trouble at check-in because the clerk didn't swipe our credit card properly. No elevator. Nice continental breakfast. Had a shuttle to the casino.2015-10-08"
"Convenient to Petoskey, Harbor Springs, and Charlevoix. The room and bathroom were very clean, and all the hotel employees were exceedingly polite and helpful. The front desk clerk provided restaurant recommendations and told us not to miss the park along the bay, where we watched a stunning sunset. Great breakfast with plenty of seating. We'd definitely stay here again.2015-09-20"
"The employees were friendly and helpful with suggestions about where to go and what to see. Really liked having the pool and whirlpool open all night. It was nice to be able to enjoy the amenities when I wanted to. I was pleased with this hotel.2015-06-02"
On place pages like this, we order hotels from lowest cost to highest except we list low-rated hotels at the bottom of the page.
Most of our competitors order these same hotels in other ways that make them more money.
How Do We Define Motel?
To us, motels are smaller lodgings that have rooms you can enter directly from the parking area.
At hotels, on the other hand, you can enter your room only through a hall inside the building.
Hotel Booking Tips
Beware of non-refundable reservations that could cost you a lot of money if you change or cancel them. +Non-refundable reservations are a gamble that will usually save you less than $10. If you make a $90 non-refundable reservation instead of a $100 refundable booking, you are betting $90 to win $10. Would you do that in Las Vegas? -
Don't assume you can cancel a non-refundable reservation without penalty if you notify the hotel weeks or even months in advance. +Often you cannot because some hotels' profit strategy is to get paid more than once for the same room for the same night. -
Always read cancellation policies carefully before you make a reservation. + When is the latest date and time you can cancel without penalty? - More >
When you make a reservation, you will receive a confirmation email. Take a copy with you to the hotel.
The earlier in the afternoon you check into a hotel, the more likely you will get a room or suite that matches your preferences.