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M53 Motel

2.0 of 5 Motel   |   558 South Cedar Street, Imlay City, MI 48444
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Ranked #3 of 3 hotels in Imlay City
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  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
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    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2 of 5 stars
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Hearst, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

I would highly recommend that you think at least five times before booking this motel. After I had to go get the manager to open the door since the key wouldn’t do it, I walked in to a smelly, carpet stained, sink cabinet rotting, dried snot on the mattress, sink stained with “I don’t know what”, shower stall dirty, double... More

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Dallas, Texas
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

We stayed at this reasonably priced motel for two weeks in September. The rooms were clean and comfortable. Need some minor maintenance but overall in good condition. The manager and maids were very helpful. I liked the convenience of parking in front of my room and no other traffic.

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Kincardine, Canada
16 reviews 16 reviews
11 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

Sketchy hotel is being too kind. The room had mattresses from different decades, burn marks thru the comforters, greasy hand prints on the walls, no irons, hair dryers, or toiletries provded. The pocket door to the bathroom never closed. The only ice available was a plastic tray from the owners fridge. The Motel appeared circa 1950`s with things added on... More

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Toronto, ON
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

I was stuck with this motel after getting it as a 2-star through Hotwire. How they accepted this hotel at all, let alone listing it as 2-stars is beyond me. I complained to Hotwire and they did give me a credit of $25. This motel is '60's style but really dirty. Be careful on bidding for a 2-star on Hotwire... More

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Chelsea, Michigan, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

I stayed at the M53 Motel for business. The owners barely speak English. My room smelled like bleach and when I used the toilet, it backed up and spilled over, thus the bleach smell I assume. After my stay, I noticed that I had red marks all over my legs. Sure enough I got bit up by bed bugs. When... More

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2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

This Motel is in need of repair. The shower was the size of a telephone booth. Room wasn't that clean when I was there. The screen door wouldn't shut and it banged in the wind all night. I wouldn't stay there again.

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35 reviews 35 reviews
21 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2008

This is an old motel. the bed was comfortable but the place needs work. It has internet and a fridge and microwave so it is OK, but I wouldn't bring my family here. Also, all of the lights are 25 watt bulbs. Real dark in the rooms.

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Charlevoix, Michigan
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63 reviews 63 reviews
10 hotel reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2008

Absolutely horrendous conditions. The sink in the bathroom did not drain, the cleanliness was sub standard in all respects and the owner has absolutely NO comprehension of the English language. He is unable to carry on any form of conversation in English. Repeated attempts to discuss the sink issue and others fell on deaf ears since he cannot (or chooses... More

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1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2008

Very, very nice people. They even gave us an upgraded room at no extra charge! Our non-smoking room had no hint of cigarette smoke, which I really appreciated. The room was clean and reasonably priced, with a refrigerator and microwave in it. We'll definitely be back!

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Address: 558 South Cedar Street, Imlay City, MI 48444
Location: United States > Michigan > Imlay City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — M53 Motel 2*
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Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
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