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Gloria's Motel & Restaurant

Hwy 17, Dunc Lake, P.O. Box 2017, Marathon, Ontario P0T 2E0, Canada
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    26 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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    Manistee, Michigan
    1 review
    common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
    5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

    the motel look like it was built in the 1800's the room's were clean and the bedding clean. looks like it was resonantly been painted the restaurant was clean and well kept the food was good to the view of the lake was very nice she is doing a 100% job taking care of the motel and restaurant we will... More 

    1 Thank Roberta B
    Apple Valley, Minnesota
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    common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
    1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

    We were riding the Circle Tour of Lake Superior and Gloria's is advertised in the Circle Tour Guide. It is also the only hotel between Marathon and White River, but it is still best to keep going if you can. Management capitalizes on the location and the fact that there is no hotel or restaurant competition. The surly service is... More 

    2 Thank Joanne C

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    1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

    I stayed at this motel for 3 weeks, the only nice thing is the beds -- they are comfy,, otherwise, there are no phones in the rooms, no coffee maker, no microwave, the water pressure is non existent, it switches from hot to cold in an instant,, thats if you can ever get it to get warm,, most nights after... More 

    1 Thank Francois R
    Highland Park, IL
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    2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

    I drove the entire Ontario loop around Lake Superior and I saw about 100 motels that looked much nicer than this one. Unfortunately, this is where I stayed, because it was late and I had no other options. The place is 40 or 50 years old, and it looks like nothing's been done to it since. Paint is peeling both... More 

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    3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

    We pulled in here really late (almost 2 am) and were able to get a room. The room is quite costly for what you get but when you are in the middle of no where and just need to crash it is worth it. The rooms are clean and beds are comfortable. Theres not much to them most people that... More 

    3 Thank kheyyogi
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    42 reviews
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    common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
    2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

    This motel really needs to have some repairs and updates done to it. We stayed one night here and WOW! ..... needs some work! When we arrived we were given the key to the wrong room. When we got that straightened out, we entered our room to find quite a sight! The room was clean as it could be with... More 

    1 Thank denlin
    GloriasM, Manager at Gloria's Motel & Restaurant, responded to this review

    We apologize for the poor experience that you've had. Gloria's has recently gone through several necessary repairs through out Oct- Dec '14, and thus I assure you those issues are no longer present. As for the TV service, our provider Bell hasn't been delivering on their promise of excellent reception and thus we are in the process of upgrading our... More 

    Rhodes Corner, NS
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    4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

    On a recent trip, I could not believe Gloria's was still there. We know nothing about the hotel, but the restaurant, wow! We had supper there and it was evident why it was still there - the food is just like Mom's cooking and the service so friendly, nothing has changede. It is also super clean. Make this a stop... More 

    1 Thank GenuineBluenosers
    Cleveland, Ohio
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    33 reviews
    5 hotel reviews
    common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
    4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

    While not a luxury resort, Gloria's Motel was very clean and appeared to be adequately maintained. The staff was friendly, prices reasonable. The adjacent restaurant was decent, and overall made for a satisfactory stop for the night.

    2 Thank EMSinCLE
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    14 reviews
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    common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
    4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

    a clean and comfortable place that has budget price for travel on the off season. After a long days drive, I just checked in, washed up and fell asleep. No complains about anything in this friendly motel

    2 Thank James B
    Mainz, Germany
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    common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
    3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

    On our Great Lakes round trip we picked this one because of the reviews here. There are a few things to add: Rooms are really small. This goes for both the room itself and the bathroom. With two large suitcases in the room there is not much space left to turn around. There's no decaf coffee in the restaurant. So... More 

    1 Thank Matthias S
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