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Sunset Motel on the Bay
Ranked #3 of 11 Hotels in Munising
Certificate of Excellence
Rockford, Illinois
2 reviews
“Great surprise!”
Reviewed 11 August 2013

Great location on the water with great sunset views! We really felt the office staff went out of their way to make us comfortable and give us the best rate. They even lowered the rate because our initial price seemed a "little high" to them. I wouldn't even have noticed, but they brought it to our attention and charged a lower price. The room was clean and comfortable. The location was great for enjoying the beach, waterfalls, and town. Thanks for a great stay!

Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Pam L, Manager at Sunset Motel on the Bay, responded to this review, 15 August 2013
We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at The Sunset! Thank you for sharing your experience with TripAdvisor. The sunsets are extraordinary and there isn't a better place to savor the view than from our front lawn. We have plenty of seating. With the evenings turning a liitle cooler, you many want to bring a sweatshirt or jacket. Last week we had several guests who watched the meteor showers and reported that it was awesome! We invite you to visit us again where you can sit back, relax and enjoy the view!
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Grand Blanc, Michigan
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Reviewed 8 August 2013

I just returned from a 4 day vacation through Mackinaw and up through munising, and after some less than great stays in Mackinaw, I was hoping for a better experience and Sunset Motel delivered! When arriving, I was a bit concerned because the outside looked a little rough from the rear, but after having a great check-in experience, the rooms looked really great and were very clean! The motel is right on Superior, and has a small grassy area to hangout and overlook the lake, as well as a small beach. There is a beach about 3 miles down the road (sandy point), and there are about 5 waterfalls within a couple miles of the motel which was a great experience! The motel provided good customer service, and even provided charcoal for the grill which made for a great post-kayaking meal. Upon checkout they even provided free ice for our cooler for our trip home, which is small but made me feel like they really are not out to "nickel and dime you" Overall great stay, and would stay again!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Pam L, Manager at Sunset Motel on the Bay, responded to this review, 15 August 2013
Thank you for sharing your thoughts regarding your stay at The Sunset. We appreciate your kind words. What could be better than having Lake Superior a few steps from your door? Our front lawn is the perfect place to enjoy the sunrise and the sunset! Sand Point Beach was named one of the top ten beaches in the country by The Weather Channel a few years ago and is only a few miles from us. We are within walking distance toTannery Falls, Memorial Falls and Munising Falls. After a day of exploring, our front lawn provides an excellent spot to grill fresh Lake Superior whitefish. We have everything you need - except the fish! We are committed to enhancing the stay of all our guests. Our hope is that everyone who visits The Sunset will sit back, relax and enjoy the view! Please visit us again soon.
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Ottawa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2013

This is a very clean and comfortable place to stay. Our room was on the second floor with a beautiful view of the Lake from our balcony. Unfortunately it was cool and overcast so we didn't see the sunset everyone mentioned but the mist over the water was beautiful. The receptionist was very friendly and told us how to get to town on the bus. The bus will come and pick you up at the door. When we mentioned we would walk back to the hotel she loaned us her umbrella in case of rain. Such a thoughtful gesture. It is about a 25 minute walk from town. I would stay here again if I was in the area. Very clean and spacious room on the second floor.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Pam L, Manager at Sunset Motel on the Bay, responded to this review, 9 August 2013
Thank you for staying with us and sharing your thoughts with Trip Advisor. We are pleased that you enjoyed your visit to our area. Even though the weather wasn't cooperative, it certainly didn't stop you from enjoying yourselves. No matter what the weather may be, the view from The Sunset is incredible! We invite you to visit us again soon to sit back, relax and enjoy the view!
P.S. You can borrow my umbrella any time!
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Reviewed 7 August 2013

Great location on the water with great sunset views
Good sunset viewing seating and playground / small beach for kids. Rooms were a little small but it was good that they separated the beds to make a suite. This takes up space
Service was excellent. Receptionist spent a lot of time pointing us to all the local sights

  • Stayed August 2013
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Pam L, Manager at Sunset Motel on the Bay, responded to this review, 9 August 2013
Thank you for sharing your kind thoughts about your stay. We are centrally located to many of the area attractions and we enjoy sharing information about all of them! The rain we've had this summer makes the waterfalls even more stunning. The boat cruises are all enjoyable. There are many, many places to explore. Many of our guests tell us they wish they could spend more time in our area and that they plan to visit us again. We hope you will too! We welcome you to sit back, relax and enjoy the view!
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Appleton, Wisconsin
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2013

Like others said, it is an older property that is very well maintained and clean. We had a two bedroom unit that was great. The kids enjoyed hanging out on the grounds while looking at the lake. The location is perfect. I would definitely stay again.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Pam L, Manager at Sunset Motel on the Bay, responded to this review, 9 August 2013
We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us! Our two bedroom units, which have one queen bed in each room, are perfect for families. Just a few steps from your door is our playground, private beach and our front lawn with with it's magnificient view! You can grill out at any time. We have everything you need except what you'd like to eat! We invite you to visit us again soon where you can sit back, relax and enjoy the view!
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Chesterfield, Michigan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2013

Older motel, but very clean. The view is well worth the lack of modern decor. The sunset was spectacular and the view of the bay was probably the best in the area. The grounds are very well maintained. We had everything we needed there, including a mini-fridge, coffee pot, hair dryer and nice, clean, fluffy towels. The staff is very friendly and helpful. They allowed us to check in a bit early and gave us sightseeing brochures and told us to help ourselves to ice. We would stay there again.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Pam L, Manager at Sunset Motel on the Bay, responded to this review, 3 August 2013
Thank you for your kind words regarding your stay at The Sunset. Our top-notch housekeeping and maintenace staff work very hard to keep everything in tiptop shape! We are pleased to know that your room was furnished with everything you needed. We do have some updates that we plan to make to the property but we would never do anything that would change the particular charm that makes The Sunset what it is - the perfect place to sit back, relax and enjoy the view!
We hope your return visit will be soon. We look forward to having you stay with us again.
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Reviewed 31 July 2013

The lay out is perfect for enjoying the view with relative privacy. There are comfortable chairs along the waterfront, as well as picnic tables and grills. There is a beach area for swimming or having a fire in the fire ring.
The rooms were clean and well furnished. All of the staff we met were friendly and helpful.
I would stay there again, and I will recommend it to friends.

  • Stayed July 2013
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Pam L, Manager at Sunset Motel on the Bay, responded to this review, 3 August 2013
Thank you for commenting on your stay at The Sunset. We are happy to know you plan to visit us again. Thank you for recommending us to your friends. The sunsets are always spectacular! Something we don't often mention is how incredibly beautiful the view is in the morning. Our front lawn is an excellent place to start the day with a cup of coffee. It is so peaceful and quiet. The only sounds are the gentle lapping of Lake Superior and perhaps the calls of ducks, loons or sandhill cranes as they fly over. Many times our guests tell us they never want to leave! We want all of our guests to sit back, relax and enjoy the view no matter what time of day it is! We hope your return visit will be soon. Enjoy the rest of your summer.
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Property: 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 (Based on Average Rates): £
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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