I selected this property for my first visit to Munising and Lake Superior. The property lived up to the Tripadvisor reviews I relied upon. The location is perfect for a short stroll to downtown dining and activities. The Motel does not offer an immediate water view but we planned to be so active we did not intend to linger in our room in any event.
We reserved a two bedroom unit and it was clean and well maintained. The price was right and, as the web ad boasts, left money in my pocket to spend in town. Please note I based my rating on value for price paid, not for luxurious accommodations.
Everything good you read about the proprietor, Larry, is on the money. He was prompt with email and telephone responses and was filled with good humor and wit. A perfect host and took in good stride my early morning coffee quest that caught him unawares.
I can understand one reviewer's consternation about their experience with noise levels when they were there. I could hear a lonely dachshaund lament its owners' absence next door for a few minutes. Keep in mind that this is a wooden structure, not cement block If you are sensitive to noise or plan to whoop it up while you are in residence, a little tolerance and respect for others goes a long way.
All I can say to the reviewer who complained about noise is that if one is sensitive to high sound levels, bring earplugs or, perhaps, if neighbors are chatting it up, join them for a cold one then ask them to keep it down when you turn in. I found everyone, tourists and townies alike, so lovely and friendly that I bet a simple request for quiet time would be respected and given.
This is a beautiful area of the country. Go and enjoy it. Take the boat ride. Even the most jaded tourist will be astonished at the natural wonder of the painted cliffs and impressed with the park rangers' narration. Gaze at waterfalls. Stay at the Terrace and soak in the hot tub with a cold one and cool neighbors. You won't regret it and will always remember your stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nestled against the hills which semicircle Munising, the Terrace Motel is located in a quiet residential neighborhood, 3 blocks off busy M-28. Open year round, the Terrace offers rooms with one bed, two beds, and also some two-bedroom units. All rooms are ground level, with at-door parking. Coffee is served in the lobby every morning. A recreation room includes a full kitchen, pool table and sauna; outside is a built-in charcoal grill, picnic table, play area, and firepit. Snowmobile trails pass directly behind the motel, and there is a heated garage area for snowmobile repair. ... more less