Stayed here for the first time because my friend was traveling with his two dogs. Very pet friendly environment- lots of animals roaming around:) The hotel is older but was clean. The owner and staff are all friendly. There is NO breakfast included. We visited during a festival weekend (unknowingly) and the rooms were $233 per night. There is also a $10 per pet fee per evening. The location is nice and conveniently located to the paved trail that runs along the lake. You will have to cross the very busy highway though to access it. Overall, a nice stay if you have pets and don’t mind the short drive (definitely not within walking distance to downtown) into the downtown area.
This is one of the cleanest, pet-friendly hotels we have ever stayed at. The room did not have a musty odor as some do. We were able to open the window for fresh air at night instead of using the air conditioner. The ice machine was even clean. However, there is no morning breakfast and the lobby opens late for coffee. There is also no in-room coffee pot. Finally, we were on the first floor and we could hear the people on the second floor walking around. We travel a lot with our dog. So, a clean hotel like this one is hard to come by, but some inconveniences were worth it.
Spent two nights here. My room was on the 2nd floor. No elevator. Paid extra for a view of the water. Even had a balcony. The view was obscured by power lines though. What sucks is this place is "pet" (dog) friendly. Dogs all over the place. Even their nasty kibble was all over the stairs. I was going to eat my dinner out on the balcony until I noticed the people next door put their dog out there. I don’t need to be barked at while trying to relax. Since it was still light at 9PM, I ran across the street after I ate to the bike/pedestrian path. It's a really nice path, but not very safe to get there from the hotel. You'd think someone would have petitioned for a pedestrian crosswalk in the area. Found a side path that led right to the beach. Two beds. The floor creaks A LOT so now I’m the upstairs elephant stomping around. I felt terrible for the people below me. The desk set up was weird with no electrical plugs over there. However, there were a bunch of plugs at the bedside so I moved the chair in between the beds to work on my laptop over there. Plus by the bed the floor was less creaky. Water pressure was good but not as hot as I’d like. There was a sink in the bathroom and also another large vanity with a sink right inside the front door which was nice. Good sized tv with a lot of channels but it takes forever to go from one channel to the next. Huge waste of time to channel surf especially when you don't know what the channels are. The fridge had a freezer section. Microwave worked fine. Heater/cooler on the wall. I turned on the heat to drown out highway noise and it smelled really bad. Yukka. Had a jam packed day the next day and really needed to rest. Just as I drifted off to sleep around midnight, suddenly there was barking right outside my door that startled me awake. Loud and echoing in the hallway. There’s a big gap at the bottom of the door so it sounded like it was in my room. Apparently some woman had to take her dog outside, but her husband/boyfriend locked her out. She had a key to get into the building, but couldn't get into her room. Maybe she had the wrong room? No freaking clue. She was trying to be quiet and since I was sleeping next to the fan I honestly would not have even heard her knocking and asking to be let in if it wasn't for the barking. This went on until well after 1AM. The front desk closed at midnight. i was given a number to call to get in touch with the overnight person, but it was handwritten so I wasn't sure if the prefix was 601 or 607 and I didn't want to call some random person at 1AM. She entered/exited the building at least three times. I watched one of the times from the window and the dog was clearly not trained at all. Kept jumping on her and circling her as she was trying to walk. Seriously people, if you can't be responsible enough to train your dogs then leave them at home. Other than the dog drama I slept well both nights. Was able to keep the fan on all night and slept in the bed next to it. Was worried I’d hear a bunch of people stomping up and down the stairs since I was right next to them, but I did not. Heard no truck noise. The second night I was able to hang out on my balcony without being harassed by a dog and worked on my laptop while looking at the lake. Very peaceful. Imagine how peaceful the place would be if it was dog free!…
Excellent hotel!, Tisha, the owner was wonderful. She called the room to make sure everything was ok after we got settled in. She referred us to Antique stores and restaurants that were awesome. We were on the second floor with a balcony. The view of Lake Superior was fantastic. Very nice location and very quiet at night. During the day, you hear the highway noise, which is expected as it is a very busy highway. This is one of the best hotels I have stayed in. Very clean and excellent staff and the price was very reasonable. $30 less then a hotel in Munising which was outdated and not very clean.
We used ponts for a free night. I would have been upset if I paid outrageous amount for a 60.00 room. First thing I did was spray my lysol. The beds were comfortable. We were in the back building and had to walk across parking lot to another building for ice. The ac did not work properly. I got up several times during the night. The only way I could get it to kick on was to shut it and turn back on. The ac grate was filthy. No breakfast, which didn't bother us, but another customer questioned the clerk and her answer was, "they lowered the room rate, so they cut out hot breakfast!" Will not stay again