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K Royale Lakefront Inn
Ranked #22 of 29 Hotels in Saint Ignace
detroit
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“are you kidding me”
Reviewed 1 June 2007

This has got to be a joke. The place should br shut down. I cannot possibly tell you how bad things are at the K royale. I can only hope that you avoid it if at all possible. Huge spiders all over. Dank rooms. Horrible swimming area. Jagged rocks all over the so called "beach". The staff is aweful. Apparently the young man who was manager there last year (and a good one too) has fled for the hills because now there is just a bunch of cold individuals that work in a dingy office that happens to smell like some sour foul odor. Please consider this before staying there. Just ask to see their rooms or pool area BEFORE you stay...that is all you will need to see to make your decision.

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  • Disliked — room conditions,price.
  • Stayed June 2007, travelled with family
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 October 2006

My family and I stayed at the K-Royale Motor Inn and had a great time. the place is clean and comfortable with fire pits and volleyball on the beach. The kids also had a swingset to use on the beach as well and I thought that was very nice. The staff were especially courteous and Robert was very helpful with his suggestions of things to see and do as well as what places offered the best dining. I am glad that we chose the K-Royale and we will definitely be back.

  • Liked — The private balconies overlooking lake Huron/straits of mackinac
  • Disliked — lack of snack machines
  • Tips/Secrets — the 2nd and 3rd floors offer the best balconies
  • Stayed August 2006, travelled with family
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1 Thank laurislagter
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Sebewaing, Michigan
Level 6 Contributor
79 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2006

We had a two-night stay at K Royale just before the 4th of July. The first night the hot-tub wasn't working, which was disappointing. Our room smelled of smoke which I blame on patrons who aren't courteous enough to smoke outside. The continental breakfast was a disappointment, but maybe they just ran out of food before 8 am. Also, the pictures I viewed must have been old because the beach isn't very nice, weeds were growing up quite a bit. The view was really good and the room was clean enough, although outdated. I think there are probably places cheaper if you look around. Desk staff was very nice and the location is close to downtown.

Stayed June 2006
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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4 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 May 2006

We stayed at the K Royal Motor Inn in St. Ignace, MI during the middle of October 2005. My family and I have been staying here for years because of the value/price and we believed we would have yet another wonderful stay. The rooms here are nice, very clean, with an excellent view of Mackinac Island if you stay in the original units that face the island and run parallel to the road. The previous review stated the carpet and sheets were old, this was not and has never been the case for us. The rooms have always been clean. There is a newer building, (stayed in it once, also nice) but this does not have a view of the island.

During this stay I noticed the very high number of spiders. They are everywhere! On the stair railings, in the bathtub, on the windows, ceiling, etc. We have never had this problem in our past stays here. I was killing probably 5-10 spiders everyday with shoes and the ice bucket in the room.

In addition, we had a problem with the maid skipping our room. We returned from our day of traveling the U.P. and our room had not been cleaned. So...the main office sent the maid up to clean our room while we were in it. A little inconvenient, but it got done.

There is a complimentary breakfast here. Orange juice, mini donuts, coffecake, coffee, and toast. Nothing fancy, but just enough to start the day as you watch the sunrise over the water.

There is also a sandy beach with giant rocks that is on Lake Huron. Pretty clean, with grills, chairs, and a small playground for the kids. The setting here is peaceful and quiet at night. Also, you can see the Northern Lights on nights that the weather permits.

Overall, I would recommend this hotel to U.P. travelers who are not intimidated by spiders and are looking for a nice, friendly place to spend the night during their travels. As I said, we have never had this many problems before and I am hoping the service improves, as we will most likely stay here again.

  • Stayed October 2005
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Reviewed 2 May 2006

we went to the K -royale and had a great time. It is good to know that there are still good values out there, especially with the gas prices being so high.
I am glad we went to the K royale, there are alot of hotels and motels in that area that we have been to in the last several years, but this is by far the most pleasant of the bunch and the most affordable to boot!!
thanks to the staff and a special thanks to Robert the general manager for all his effort in making our weekend the best!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2005

Stayed in St. Ignace at the K-Royal. Very bad choice. The rooms were bad, bad smell, very bad paint job, nasty carpets old and worn all the way down to the sheets and bedspread and all this for $80 a night.
Stay at Holiday Inn, it seems from the reviews that is the place to go.
I did love Machinaw Island, that was a very pleasant experience. The Indian casino there in St. Ignace is laughable, It looked like it belongs in the getto.
Surely they make enough money to fancy it a bit.

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Property: K Royale Lakefront Inn
Address: 1037 N State St, Saint Ignace, MI 49781-1010
Region: United States > Michigan > Upper Peninsula > Mackinac County > Saint Ignace
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #22 of 29 Hotels in Saint Ignace
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — K Royale Lakefront Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 90
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
KRoyale Lakefront Inn nestled on 700ft of shoreline, all rooms facing Lake Huron, view of Mackinac Island. All rooms have refrigerators, microwaves & hairdryers. Some rooms have balconies, other ones walk out to the lakefront. We have play area for children with swings. A fire pit, picnic table and grills. Free shuttles to Mackinac Island boat ferries and casino. Restaurant within walking distance. ... more   less 
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