I spent three nights here with my husband and another couple. Originally we were going to share the apartment the Sunset offers but we needed to change our dates and ended up in two smaller rooms that were next to one another. The rooms were perfect.
We really very pleased with our room's appearance and cleanliness. We did not expect such a nice kitchen area since we had opted out of the apartment. We had breakfast each morning in our room with our friends and were able to prepare both hot and cold foods as well as coffee. There was plenty of room for simple food preparation as well as a small table for eating.
The bedroom had a room AC that was great for sleeping. The view of the lake was wonderful and when we spent down time in the room being across from the lake made it a lot of fun.
The host was very welcoming and helpful. I left my iPod and the housekeeping staff found it for me. The host wrapped it in a box with cotton and in bubble wrap and mailed it to me. I was very grateful for her extra care with my iPod and offered to send a check for postage which she graciously declined.
Housekeeping came in daily to make our bed and refresh our towels. Most motels don't have this service daily and this was a very welcome touch.
The Pictured Rocks are beautiful. We took the sunset cruise and the shipwreck cruise. I preferred the Sunset Cruise but my husband preferred the Shipwreck Cruise. We went to Miner's Castle and Miner's Falls - beautiful. We spent one afternoon in Maquette which is only 45 minutes away. There are cruises there too and they are a bit cheaper and there is a welcome center in Marquette with 5 dollar off coupons for the cruise. We toured the lighthouse in Marquette and ate lunch at Coco's. A day in Marquette seems worth the trip. There is also a nice paved bike path along the lake.
We had dinner at Brownstowne Inn in Au Train - 12 miles from Munising and enjoyed that very much. We felt there were not a lot of restaurant choices right in Munsing. We did our grocery shopping at Glen's Market which is one mile away from this property. It was a nice market with reasonable prices.
I also like that this property accepts dogs. We were going to bring our dog but she is old. Their rooms are carpeted so we did not bring her for fear of her making a mess on the floor. I would like to reserve a room with a tile floor if they had one. I would love to bring my dog here.
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Sunset Motel On The Bay Hotel Munising
- Sunset Hotel Munising
- Sunset Motel Munising