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Bay View Motel
Ranked #16 of 30 Hotels in Saint Ignace
Grandville, Michigan
1 review
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“Best Time Ever!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2013

We had the best 3 day stay ever!! Karen, Bob, & Jimmy (ED) were awesome. They were extremely accommodating in every way!! The view was beautiful, and we enjoyed campfires on the beach every night we were there. We also met wonderful people during our stay. They were all considered friends by the time we left. Without a doubt, we will be returning next summer!! ( Hopefully sooner!!) The rooms were very clean and the guests were all treated top-notch!! Thank you for the great memories and the ear to ear grin we get as we remember our stay at the Bay View Motel!! (Horseshoes, volleyball, etc. etc.) The list goes on and on about all the good things this motel has to offer, and for Karen, Bob, and "ED" for doing what they do to make it all happen!

You Rock!!

K & J

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank kathyb161964
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Portage, Michigan
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15 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2013

We love this place and plan on returning as soon as we can! They are extremely accommodating to everyone in our family! They had toys for the youngsters to play on the beach, volleyball net, campfires each day and/or night. They had suggestions to get food and offered help to cook it over the campfire. We even called Bob (the host) from the grocery store to find out if they had a corkscrew available, and it was on our windowsill when we returned! Jimmy the ED (Entertainment Director) went over and above in all ways to ensure all of the guests were happy and taken care of. Karen (the hostess) works hard to ensure all of the guest rooms are very clean. Love the knotty pine classic rooms! It is excellence in St. Ignace!

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank Kelly H
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Grand Junction, Colorado, United States
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46 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2012 via mobile

We reserved the Bay View a couple weeks in advance because of all the great review. Must say I was a little disappointed. The room was quite dated and a really tiny bathroom. The bedroom, however, was quite spacious and the view spectacular. Ask for room 19. Coffee pot in the room but no decaf. Quiet and clean.

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Irene R
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Atlantic Mine, MI
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2012

I love this place. Its on the water and they had a camp fire on the beach each night and met the other guests. The kids staying at Bay View were making smores. Bob the host is great. I recommend this place to any one with a family or just a couple retreat. Its a great relaxing motel.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Tracy N
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New Baltimore, Michigan
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2012

Very accommodating couple running this motel on a beautiful sandy beach. The rooms were nice and clean. They are pet & family friendly. The bon fire at the end of the evening with roasting marsh mellows/smores and swimming on the beach in lake Huron was definitely a favorite for the kids.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Shi k
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Wisconsin
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245 reviews
46 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2012

A website that has very few pictures on it of the actual rooms should tell you something. The majority of their pictures consist of sunsets and the buildings. It's the kind of place where you don't want to touch anything because you're not quite sure how good it actually gets cleaned. Rooms were small; the bathroom door rubs against the toilet when you try to open/shut it. We were very glad to leave the next day; guess the only perk is the price.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank langreckd5
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Rockwood, Michigan
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2012

While passing through St. Ignace this week, we had the pleasure of staying at the BAY VIEW MOTEL. The rustic little rows of rooms are located right on Lake Huron and conveniently next door to a lively Mini Golf Course. The fantastic view of the water and quiet sandy beach made this stop unforgettable.
Upon arrival, we were greeted by proprietors Bob and Karen who took great pains to help us find all of the local hot spots and the hidden gems in the area. Loaded down with lots of coupons, discount tickets and even Casino tokens we were told exactly where to go and what to see! The room rates are also the fairest prices in town!
After a day of exploring the quaint little town, we were pleased to find many of the motel travelers gathered together trading stories at the nightly bonfire down on the beach.
I have to say that I was pleased to find the rooms spotless and the snow white sheets smelled CLEAN AND FRESH! It is not often that I will sleep in a motel bed without being clothed from head to toe. I must say I slept like a baby that night.
All in all, I have to recommend this place to anyone visiting St. Ignace in the near future. I only wish that we could have stayed a few more days. LOVED the BAY VIEW and will definitely stay there the next time we head to the UP. Thank you Bob and Karen your superb service and gracious hospitality!

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank Alana M
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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
#5 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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