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Driftwood Motel
Ranked #8 of 30 Hotels in Saint Ignace
Certificate of Excellence
Bar Harbor, Maine
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11 reviews
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“Absolutely adorable and friendly!”
Reviewed 2 December 2013

Our visit here was not planned initially, but it was one of the most adorable and clean motels we've stayed in in a long time! For the price, you CANNOT beat it! The front desk staff had a genuine smile and welcoming charm, and the rooms were spectacular! The beds were clean and comfortable and I can't get over how SUPER CUTE the pine furniture was!

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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hannah2-7, Owner at Driftwood Motel, responded to this review, 14 January 2014
We are so pleased that your stay with us was enjoyable and that the staff was so pleasant. We certainly hope that we have the opportunity to be your host again in the near future! Thank you for the great review.
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Saint Ignace, Michigan
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11 reviews
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Reviewed 24 November 2013

I stopped here by a stroke of luck this evening and found something noteworthy. Beautifully remodeled rooms with cedar furniture, good bed, huge handicapped-accessible bathroom, refrigerator, eco-friendly soaps, thick towels, pets welcome ($10/night), nice restaurant. I live in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and this motel is much nicer than many that cost twice as much and aren't worth the money!

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled solo
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hannah2-7, Owner at Driftwood Motel, responded to this review, 14 January 2014
Thank you very much for the nice review. We really enjoy hearing the compliments and would love the opportunity to be your host again in the future.
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Reviewed 12 November 2013 via mobile

We had a delightful stay in this sparkling clean remodeled Mom and Pop style motel. Great value with a super restaurant/sports bar attached with a good on tap beer selection and regional fish dishes. Highly recommend the whole experience.

Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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hannah2-7, Owner at Driftwood Motel, responded to this review, 14 January 2014
Thank you very much for the great review. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay and hope to be your host again in the future!
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Imlay City, Michigan
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 4 November 2013

The rooms are very nice and the attached restaurant has very good food. The prices are reasonable and the staff in both the restaurant and hotel are very friendly. It is also located directly across from the mackinaw island ferry.

  • Stayed November 2013
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hannah2-7, Owner at Driftwood Motel, responded to this review, 10 December 2013
Thank you so much for the great review. We really appreciate your patronage and hope that you will give us the opportunity to be your host again in the future.
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North Bay, Canada
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Reviewed 15 October 2013

Don't make the mistake of checking in around dinner time. I got there with a car full of damp, tired people and walked a distance in the rain because I couldn't park nearby. There were no signs about where to check in so I went to the busy lobby area of the restaurant and patiently commenced waiting in line to just ask the busy cashiers if this was the lobby for the motel. After about five minutes I got to the front of the line and they seemed dismayed I wanted to check in then. 'Could I wait until they take care of this lineup of customers?' "No" was my response and they took care of me without any further problem - although I didn't feel I could ask any questions.

We had one of the newer rooms and it was good for the price paid. Due to a dog, our companions had a room in the older section and it was a little less-okay. I didn't like the benches out front with people from other rooms (seemed like a construction crew was staying there) sitting on the bench near our one window. So I had to close the window, and close the blind. There was lots of commotion in the parking lot due to the restaurant / bar. I never bothered to check it out. We had a great dinner down the road.

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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
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hannah2-7, Owner at Driftwood Motel, responded to this review, 16 October 2013
Thank you for your recent review of the Driftwood Motel. July is a very busy time for us so I am sure we had a lot of guests in and around the lobby and I do apologize for the inconvenience of waiting in line. We strive to operate a clean, comfortable property for our guests and provide as many amenities for them as possible, which includes the benches, Adirondack chairs and patio sets we have placed around the property. I do apologize that some of the other guests disturbed you while they were enjoying these amenities, sometimes people are not aware they are disturbing others. I wish you would have tried our restaurant or sports bar instead of traveling to another dining establishment, I'm sure you would have really enjoyed our food and service. Thank you for your past patronage.
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121 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2013

Since our last stay 3 years ago, has undergone some remodeling. Rooms include refridgerator, hair dryer. Sports bar & restaurant attached. Pricier than in the past, we guess due to remodeling. Awfully noisy in the a.m.

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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank rychrlim
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hannah2-7, Owner at Driftwood Motel, responded to this review, 16 October 2013
Thank you for your recent review of our property. We have done some remodeling to the rooms and have included some additional amenities to make our guests that much more comfortable. I would like to apologize for the noise you encountered in the morning, unfortunately not every guest is sensitive to other guests' comfort. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay and hope you will give us the opportunity to be your host again in the future. Thank you for your patronage.
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Allen Park, Michigan
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146 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2013

The rooms a very spacious and clean. My neighbor had a dog that enjoyed barking when his owner was away, but I blame the owner for that, not the dog :) We appreciate the Driftwood being pet friendly, it make traveling with a pet much nicer. The restaurant serves excellent food and the service is top notch! Thanks for a great stay!

Room Tip: Biker friendly, which is fine until they start up their "hogs" at 6:30 or 7 in the morning...
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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hannah2-7, Owner at Driftwood Motel, responded to this review, 16 October 2013
Thank you for your review of the Driftwood Motel. We are pleased that you enjoyed our spacious, clean accommodations and hope you will get an opportunity to visit us again soon.
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Property: Driftwood Motel
Address: 590 N State St, Saint Ignace, MI 49781-1458
Region: United States > Michigan > Upper Peninsula > Mackinac County > Saint Ignace
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 30 Hotels in Saint Ignace
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 27
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Open year around. Directly across from ferries to Mackinac Island on Bus. Loop I-75. Our exceptionally clean, comfortable non-smoking rooms offer cable TV w/remotes, in-room refrigerators and coffeemakers, phones, all ground floor rooms, some with lake views. Pets welcome w/approval. Restaurant and Sports Bar adjacent serving breakfast, lunch, dinner, and cocktails. Come dine on our new covered patio overlooking the Straits of Mackinac and Mackinac Island. Complimentary casino shuttle and tokens. Game room and ATM on site. Located within a block of shopping district, sandy beach with picnic area, and museum. On snowmobile/ATV trails, close to ski trails and Little Bear East Ice Arena and Convention Center. NEWLY UPGRADED WIFI--STATE OF THE ART ... more   less 

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