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Hiawatha Motel

2400 Ludington Street, Escanaba, MI 49829
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Passing through Escanaba on my way to Marquette, MI, about 2 a.m. I knew I couldn't make the last hour drive. I was worried this motel would be like the last I'd stayed in, in Indiana, but I was pleasantly surprised to be treated like a daughter by the desk worker (even after waking him up, lol) and even more... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I spent one night at the Hiawatha during our drive across the UP. It was an excellent place to stay, and we would definitely stop there again. The room (especially the bed) was very comfortable. It looked and felt like the room had been re-carpeted fairly recently. The amenities including cable TV and free WiFi were very... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The place I typically stay at in Escanaba raised prices, so I decided to try something different. This family run motel is apparently under new ownership and I was pleased. It isn't great looking from the street, but it was well worth the very reasonable price. The room was clean, the pillows actually worked, I did not hear the street... More 

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Fairhope, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have our Haring family reunion in Escanaba every July and most of us stay at the Hiawatha Motel. I always have a great experience. Very good rates. Clean rooms. Friendly staff and owners. They make me feel "at-home" year after year. They are close to nearly everything in Escanaba. They serve donuts, bagels and coffee for breakfast. This year,... More 

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Sebastian, Florida, United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

The carpet REALLY needs to be cleaned, replaced, or just removed it! It bothered my sinuses/allergies . The only good things about the room was the shower and we did get a good night sleep. We wanted to stay at a motel instead of a chain hotel but wished we would have stayed some where else.

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Richard C, Owner at Hiawatha Motel, responded to this review

Debbie, We are very sorry you did not have the experience you wanted with us when you stayed. We are working on remodeling the rooms and replacing everything down to sub floors but it does take time. If you or anyone that is staying with us has any kind of problem with the room you were placed in, please come... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015 via mobile

My family and I recently stayed here while visiting a new baby to the family. My grandchildren loved running around in the room with our dog. Very clean, great location in town, friendly ownership. All in all, would recommend 10/10.

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Richard C, Owner at Hiawatha Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your response. We are happy that you enjoyed our establishment. More 

Bangor, Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Older strip motel, easy-in, easy out. No complaints about the room: clean, comfortable, and about the best internet connection I've ever had at a motel. Plenty of places to eat nearby, we opted for the Little Ceasar's pizza place across the street. My only wish would have been for better window coverings to keep out more of the outside light.

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Richard C, Manager at Hiawatha Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us, We know that the window treatments need updating and we are working on the remodeling. Soon all of the rooms will have better window treatments. Thank you for your review. We do try very hard to satisfy every customer. More 

paradise
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

My husband and I stayed here much to my reluctance. Lets start with this: Pros 🔸The linens appeared clean 🔸The hot water was VERY hot (it was winter so that was good) 🔸They allow pets (we brought our dogs) 🔸The heat worked very good and provided plenty of warmth. 🔸Good central location for the activities we had planned for the... More 

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Richard C, Manager at Hiawatha Motel, responded to this review

I am very sorry to hear that you did not have the stay you expected to have while staying with us. We have only owned this motel since June of last year. As for remodeling we have plans to do so but nothing happens over night. Change takes time. I wish you would have come to us about your room... More 

Green Bay
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

My husband and I had tickets to go to a concert at Island Resort & Casino. We weren't able to stay onsite, so I looked in Escanaba. The reviews that I read made me feel comfortable booking. I wasn't disappointed. This is a basic no frills motel, but it's comfortable, cozy and most important clean! The bed was comfortable and... More 

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Renfrew, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

This older strip motel with parking at the front door is clean with a very friendly staff. A small fridge & older TV are in the room with good WiFi. Plenty of parking with restaurants ranging from fast food to steak houses with some just a short walk away. A basic breakfast is provided daily.

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