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“Friendly,Clean,Great location”
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Bay View Motel
Ranked #20 of 29 Hotels in Saint Ignace
Adrian, Michigan, United States
1 review
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“Friendly,Clean,Great location”
Reviewed 30 July 2012

We stayed here for 3 nights, and were very happy with the wonderful managers, beautiful beach, clean room, and cozy campfire every night where we met nice friendly people from all over. The beach was great for our kids (ages 16 & 11). We didn't want to leave and are already planning our trip there for next year.

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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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DeWitt, Michigan
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Reviewed 22 July 2012

Bob and Karen Sparks know how to take care of their guests. Our rooms were clean and coffee was always percolating early each day. The way the motel rooms are positioned creates a real sense of neighborhood. We met great people (Karen W, Jim and Jan) and throughly enjoyed our two night stay. The view is incredible and swimming in Lake Huron was refreshing. Real slice of "Pure Michigan!"

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Ithaca, New York
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26 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2012

We stayed here 3 nights, and were very happy with the Motel. They had a nice beach area with chairs, and a fire pit. The owner was very friendly and offered to start fires each night. There is a cute Mini-Golf course right next door. The Motel is far enough away from downtown to be quiet - but close enough that you get there in one minute if you drive. Gorgeous view of the lake. Air conditioner worked great. Wood paneled room. Nice stay!

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Owen Sound, Canada
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2012

We booked this based off of the reviews from Tripadvisor, and I was pretty skeptical.. but it's such an adorable little place! The rooms are like a small little private cottage, and the view is gorgeous! not to mention the sandy beach and campfire down by the water. The owner is a fellow Jimmie Johnson and Nascar fan, and started a campfire for people at 8pm. Not a whole lot to the place, but it's clean and quaint, and all you need! Only cost us $59 a night, which is a steal! Haven't slept in the beds yet, but from testing them out they seem quite comfortable. We even have an air conditioner in the window! A stand up shower in the very small bathroom, but there's nothing else we could need. Definitely recommend here!
The town is also very nice and pretty, with flowers down the streets and neat and tidy store fromts. We asked the owner, Bob, for a suggestion on where to go for supper, and wow, was the Galley ever DELICIOUS, and huuugggeee portions!
Wish we could stay longer here, everyone is so friendly!

Room Tip: Our room, 19, and also room 9 have gorgeous views of the water, and from room 19 Im able to connect...
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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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Edmonton, Canada
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238 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2012

Not familiar at all with the UP of Michigan so selected this place based on reviews and desire to stay at local places.

When I arrived on 4 July the room I was booked into was not available due to an oversight by the owner. It was already, late in the day, and I was hot and not interested in going along the strip of motels trying to find another place.

So when they offered me a "better" room at the same price I took it with the assurance that I would have wifi, although I was told it might be from the hotel next door as it overlaps on the same frequency.

The room was right on the water, and large, but the towels were small and thin, there was no clock, and the bed was OK but not great. I was not able go pick up their wifi signal, and the other hotel's signal faded in and out. When I went to inquire about that I was told "no one else has ever complained" and so it must be my computer. Not the kind of customer service I was expecting.

Turns out these are new owners and I guess the other reviews were based on the previous ones.

Summary: I should have had a look around because there are quite a few options (local) and most advertise wifi and breakfast (no brekkke at the Bay View )

Room Tip: If you want wifi, stay in rooms near the office.
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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled solo
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Fort Worth, Texas
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Reviewed 29 June 2012

My husband & I stayed here 2 summers ago. We had only planned on staying there for a couple days. We ended up staying 5 nights. The hospitality here was excellent. I could go on and on about it. Rooms were a bit outdated but who cares when you have the most awesome view of the Lake Huron & Mackinaw Island. We especially loved the seclusion of the private beach. Stocked with free firewood to enjoy a nice evening by the fire pit. Plenty of lounge chairs to simply relax & enjoy the outside. I would recommend this to anyone who appreciates the outdoors & a home away from home experience. They have quite a few unique shops down the street. Don't forget to have breakfast, lunch or dinner at Java Joe's. Great all around!!!

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Saint Ignace, Michigan
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2012

FYI. Bay View Motel in St. Ignace Michigan is now under new management. Paula is no longer the manager.

Stayed June 2012, travelled solo
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Additional Information about Bay View Motel

Property: Bay View Motel
Address: 1133 N State St, on Lake Huron, Saint Ignace, MI 49781-1012
Region: United States > Michigan > Upper Peninsula > Mackinac County > Saint Ignace
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Saint Ignace
#4 Romantic Hotel in Saint Ignace
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Saint Ignace
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 19
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Come Visit Our Place Located On Lake Huron With A Sandy Beach And Nitely Bonfires, Our Rooms In The Main Court Are Done In Notty Pine So You Get That Up North Feeling , Also We Have Rooms On The Beach . No Matter Which Room You Are In You Get A Wonderful View , ... more   less 
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Bay View Hotel Saint Ignace

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