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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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Ironwood
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
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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3 hotel reviews
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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 hotel reviews
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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 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
8 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

One of the main attractions of the Motor Inn was the independent management. Julie is a graduate of a local high school, and connected to the region. The rooms themselves are adequate. The location is a short drive to Michigan Tech & downtown Houghton. We didn't need air conditioning or heating, so I don't know about the quality of these.

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

Thanks for taking the time to review my property. I like to remind my guests that since our staff is a batch of locals, we all know just about everything about everything in our small community. Therefore you also get a small tourism office if you have questions about the area. Thank you for staying with us and please tell... More 

Hastings, Michigan
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88 reviews 88 reviews
12 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

I read the reviews before we booked a stay here, and I'm sorry to say that I have to rate it a bit lower than others have. I'm ranking the room conditions poor, but the staff as excellent, for an "average" rating. Everyone was extremely friendly and helpful, but this motel is obviously very old and still needs a lot... More 

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

I appreciate your review of my inn. You are correct that the property is old and that being said, old places need lots of TLC. That's what we do year round. I am happy to report that we only have a couple of the smaller rooms left to refurbish (we do a few each slow season) and then we get... More 

Burnet, Texas
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Lovely hostess Julie greeted me when I arrived and made me feel so welcome. I opted to stay at only mom-and-pop motels on this trip and Julie's is better than most. The bed was comfortable, the room was spotless, and the neighbors were quiet. The only downside was the a/c, which was quite noisy. A change of air filter would... More 

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

Thank you for your kind words and your decision to stay only at "mom & pops" during your travels. You know, we are a dying breed in this country but actually fill a market need. Your patronage is truly appreciated. I'm sorry that you had issues with a noisy A/C. I'm going to assume that you stayed in a room... More 

Traverse City, Michigan
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4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

The sign out front has a wonderful quote about not knowing how much a smile can do. Well smiles and friendliness is all we received from the staff. For breakfast they served coffee and all natural granola bars, fruit, and some packaged doughnuts...enough for something to tie you over until a full meal. You can see there used to be... More 

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

Thank you Heather for letting us take care of your family during your visit to the Houghton area. I remember you well and am glad you were satisfied. I was sorry to hear about your trouble with the A/C unit - as we were unaware it was not providing proper comfort. Please know that has been taken care of. I... More 

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