"The room was clean and just what we needed, and the motel clerk was nice and personable. The quiet backyard with comfortable lawn chairs looking out at the lake was especially nice. Great cooked-to-order breakfast. We plan to return.2017-08-06"
"The motel was clean, and the bed was great. You can't go wrong staying here.2016-10-08"
"Great location. The motel was clean and well-kept, and the employees were friendly. The pool wasn't warm, but the whirlpool was warm and clean. No elevator, and I didn't like having to carry my luggage upstairs.2016-09-01"
"Nice, clean motel. The Internet was spotty. We liked being able to park outside our room.2015-10-15"
"Clean, comfortable motel with a nice, relaxing atmosphere. I'm short, and the bed was too high. The staff was so nice, and the little cafe was amazing. I preferred the limited menu to a buffet. Don't hesitate to stay here.2015-08-11"
"The hotel room was clean, and the bed was nice and firm. The staff was friendly. No early check-in allowed.2018-09-26"
"The recliner in our room was defective, and tipped over onto my wife. The hotel clerk said it would be replaced, but instead a maintenance worker just tightened something, and it was still defective.2015-07-30"
"This hotel was old, awful, and poorly maintained. The 1st room smelled so bad we couldn't stand it. The 2nd room was dirty and also smelled bad, and the bedding was disgusting. We decided not to stay.2021-08-18"
"The hotel room was large, clean, and had a patio and nice view of the lake. Enjoy the amenities.2018-09-29"
"Convenient location. The hotel room was quiet, and there was a great restaurant across the parking lot called the Farmhouse Kitchen and Silo Bar.2018-06-23"
"The hotel pool was closed for maintenance and the pool bathroom was dirty, so we decided not to stay.2017-07-11"
"A little pricey, but we really enjoyed our stay. Beautiful hotel room, and ours had a whirlpool tub. Appreciated the shuttle service to Big Top, and the complimentary breakfast was good.2016-09-02"
"Pleasant atmosphere and nice breakfast. Get a lake view. I'd stay at this hotel again.2016-01-16"
"The room was clean, quiet, and comfortable. Nice view of Lake Superior. The hallways were way too cold. Friendly housekeepers. The cookies and coffee in the lobby were a nice touch. However, I'm 50 and felt patronized when the front desk clerks called me "honey" and "dear". We had dinner in the hotel dining room, and it took 10 minutes for a waitress to even acknowledge our presence.2015-10-04"
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.