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Sunset Motel on the Bay
Ranked #3 of 11 Hotels in Munising
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Reviewed 16 June 2012

We picked this place based on other reviews and wanting to experience something more local and closer to the lake. We had the room above the office which had 2 queen sized beds, refrigerator and cozy furniture. Our own private balcony helped us to enjoy the breath taking sunsets the couple days we spent here while experiencing Pictured Rocks Lakeshore and the many waterfalls. They provide grills, including charcoal to enjoy cooking if wished along with picnic tables and lounging wood chairs to relax while looking out over the lake inlet. We enjoyed the relaxed family friendly environment and felt very safe while here. Nothing fancy but cozy, clean and well maintained. The only negative I can say about our room would be the screen door going out into the balcony needed replaced or at least able to move easier along the track We were so positive from our experience we recommended this place to our friend who was planning to visit the area in a few weeks. Can't speak about the other rooms or room locations but all face the lake with all but 3 of the rooms are at street level. We would stay here again.

Room Tip: The room directly above the office or one of the 2 other rooms above street level would be my first...
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  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 June 2012

We did have a nice sunset.
The rooms are clen.
The owners friendly.
Came right away when I couldn't get the Internet to work.
You have to,use it outside,
Although you are out in the country it is a short distance to restaurants.

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1  Thank karobski
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Reviewed 12 June 2012

We had the room above the office and really enjoyed it. While it rained and/or was cold the whole time we were there, we had a lovely little balcony all to ourselves and enjoyed the free wifi and the spacious room. The bathroom is a little on the small side-- but it's functional, clean and worked for our purposes. The motel is well located-- just a little bit outside of town, but not really a problem. The lady at the desk (the owner's sister) gave us some good suggestions for restaurants and was very nice.

Room Tip: Not an issue for us, but possibly for others-- many of the rooms open to the parking lot but 3 on th...
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Reviewed 12 June 2012

Expensive and in need of an update. The room was clean but very outdated and not good value compared with other places we have stayed in the Upper Peninsula and anywhere.

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2  Thank treveller2011
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Reviewed 29 May 2012

This was a great place to stay, right on Munising Bay and very quiet. This small motel is immaculate. The owners have done really well at updating the rooms while still keeping the cozy, cottage feel. Lots of knotty pine. It felt like staying in a cabin on the lake. We had a unit with two rooms, one a two- bed bedroom and one a fully equipped kitchenette, with a sleeper couch and tv. Also free wireless internet. Very friendly staff and lots of extras, like a small private beach and playground for the kids, kayaks available on site to rent, grills complete with charcoal. Every room has a great view of the bay. We were here for two nights but I could have stayed a week or two very comfortably.

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 3 May 2012

This was the friendliest, cleanest most comfortable hotel my wife and I have stayed in. Overlooking Lake Superior and the perfect central location for all of your sight seeing and activities. This was our first time to Michigan. We had an awesome time, hiked the 8 mile Chapel loop trail, went to Miners castle, Miners beach, 12 mile beach, log slide, Sable falls and more. Its located right up from Sand point beach and beautiful Munising falls. We were spoiled by their hospitality. If you need a hotel for U.P. Michigan, do yourself a favor, and look no further than Sunset on the Bay Motel. Jason&Mikie Smiths,Alabama

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 April 2012 via mobile

My husband and I make frequent trips to the U.P. and even got engaged here and honeymooned here. This was our first stay at Sunset Motel on the Bay and we'll definitely be back. We stayed in a king room. All rooms have views of the bay and microwaves and fridges. There are multiple picnic areas on sight including grills and free charcoal. The petite place is clean, updated and quiet and quaint. Staff are super friendly and helpful with hiking ideas. The up north feel is evident with knotty pine walls and pictures of local landmarks. Truly, this has become our new favorite place to stay in the UP. Great location just outside of downtown and on the way to the biggest attractions of the national lakeshore.

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Additional Information about Sunset Motel on the Bay

Address: 1315 Bay St, Munising, MI 49862-1511
Region: United States > Michigan > Upper Peninsula > Munising
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 11 Hotels in Munising
Price Range: £83 - £125 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Sunset Motel on the Bay 2.5*
Number of rooms: 19
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Munising's best waterfront motel invites you to sit back, relax and enjoy the view! All rooms have a spectacular view of Lake Superior. One, two and three room spacious units are available with Lake Superior just steps away! All rooms include microwave/refrigerator/coffee maker or full kitchen and are smoke free. Wifi is available. Use our complimentary outdoor grills and picnic tables to enjoy a lakeside dinner while savoring the dazzling sunset. If staying for a week or more, take advantage of our fully furnished 3 bedroom vacation homes. ... more   less 
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