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Julie's Motor Inn

46995 US Hwy 41, Houghton, MI 49931 (Formerly Budget Host Inn Houghton)
Julie's Motor Inn
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

My husband and I travel extensively, from Maine to Montana, and we mostly stay in chain hotels based on locations close to major highways. That said, when we travel for pleasure we look for more of a mom-and-pop type accommodation, something with charm and personality. And we certainly found both at Julie's! Our room was amply sized, with an up-north... More 

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Farmington Hills, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

I have stayed at Julie's many times and I love it. I wouldn't dream of going anywhere else. The knotty pine in the rooms is comforting. The rooms are always clean. The staff is friendly. There is plenty of parking. Plus they have Wi-Fi. Safe and cozy. Being a mile from MTU is very convient.

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Wakefield, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Room was small but clean---beds are very comfortable the only thing I missed was a coffee pot--we were only there to sleep as we were in town for a VFW conference--owner was friendly don't know why other reviewer said what she did

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

:( We needed a place to stay but no one would answer any phone number provided. It was a Saturday night. Zero stars for zero effort. Decided to go to the super 8 and get zero sleep with all the young kids around...tisk. tisk.

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InnkeeperJulie, Owner at Julie's Motor Inn, responded to this review

Hi S. Alice M - As the owner of this property, I was saddened to see your review this morning, especially since we have two employees that live at the hotel year round. I am not sure if you were actually on the hotel grounds or calling from a distance. Our voice mail should have prompted you to the staff... More 

Ironwood
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I stayed here only one night for a conference in town. I was greeted in a very warm and friendly manner. My room was clean and comfortable, and very affordable. I loved the location, just a little way out of town. I would love to come in the fall when it would be easier to explore a little bit, as... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I tend to prefer chain hotels but couldn't get a reservation at one for both nights we were traveling. So we booked here and were so satisfied, We ended up staying both nights at Julie's. the room was clean, bed was fine (I brought my own pillow), and welcome Was warm. It was nice to park 5 ft from the... More 

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Voiceunderground
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Family Run Route 66 style motels are really what the Upper Peninsula is all about. It is hard to believe that, according to their website, this is the only family run motel in Houghton. From the pictures in the office it is clear that the building has been there quite some time, and was once franchised by Budget Host. The... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

This was exactly what we wanted as a stopover. Convenient, friendly people, and reasonably priced. Nothing fancy, but it was clean and had all the basics. There is a nice garden sitting area with a grill and fire pit. Parking was good and have room for small trailers.

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Southeastern Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Nicely kept up room. Friendly accommodating staff. We spent the weekend at Julie's for move-in weekend at MTU. Coffee and light breakfast snacks started the day. Just a short drive to campus. Only suggestion to the owner would be to purchase better pillows

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Lincoln, Nebraska, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 via mobile

Julie's is the place we stay when visiting Houghton. Our daughter attends Michigan Tech, so we have stayed during our visit and to move her in. The price is great. Rooms are always very clean. Beds are comfortable, and love the staff. If you ever need anything they help you right away. We won't stay anywhere else in Houghton.

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InnkeeperJulie, Owner at Julie's Motor Inn, responded to this review

Hi folks! Thank you for the wonderful review and the MTU pin you left on the bedside table. We are displaying it proudly on the corkboard. We are always happy to have University parents/families stay with us during their visits to the area. We look forward to having you stay with us again....although your commute is rather long! I appreciate... More 

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