Our last trip to Saginaw and area (Birch Run & Bronner's) for shopping was about 2 years ago and we stayed just down the street at another motel. It was passable but not in good repair and some of the linen wasn't really clean. (I don't know what it's like now.) On that trip, I stopped by here to preview a room and the Sleep-Ees seemed much better.
The best part of this motel is the price. If you book directly with the motel it's a real bargain. Unfortunately, they had a whole block of rooms reserved and only one or two rooms left. So our first night was in a double-twin room. After that we switched to a queen room which was a little nicer and even cheaper.
This motel is popular with working men -- construction types and truckers. Unfortunately, our first night, there was a truck plugged into an outlet and parked right outside our room; the truck had a noisy compressor cycling off and on all night long. Really messed up our sleep.
Our second and third nights were in the room next door. The room was in slightly better repair but the air conditioner was noisier. The trouble is that you need the air conditioner just to give some ventilation. Neither room has a window that can open and there's no exhaust vent at all -- even in the bathroom. It gets really stuffy. Besides that, the mattress was rather cheap and well used.
The one other problem is that this area is a long way from anything. Yes, there's a Bob Evans and a Meijer and a Home Depot almost across the road but most other things you might be interested in (the interstate, malls, Walmart, the better restaurants, arena) are at least a 15-minute drive through town.
Just a note: the door locks are the old-fashioned Yale-type, not the more modern high-security electronic ones so I recommend not leaving valuables in the room. It's just this kind of lock that was broken into when I was with a friend in a motel several years ago.
The proprietor was quite friendly and accommodating. It's fairly clean, has a nice TV and a fridge and microwave. (A guide to the TV channels would be nice.) The best part is the price. But, due to the ventilation and mattress situations, on our next trip to the area, we'll probably stay somewhere else.
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