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Star Gate Motel

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4646 S. Straits Hwy., Indian River, MI 49749
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed in Star gates trailer house. I know trailer house sounds disrespectful but it was very clean, comfortable, peaceful and had everything we could have asked for in a vacation home. I'd stay there again anytime. Wanted closer to the water due to having a boat but it was very very clean and well maintained and allowed dogs as well.... More 

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Napoleon, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

If you stay at one of those corporate hotels....I'm sorry for you. The Stargate is individually owned and has all the feel of home. They actually change your sheets everyday and everything is VERY clean. We had a flat tire on our Utility trailer and I asked the Owner, John Breitbarth, if he knew of anyone that would come out.... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

I love the country atmosphere and the private time I have to just relax and pamper my dogs for the week. My husband hunts nearby and I relax and have time to myself. Beautiful grounds and plenty of room for my babies to roam and play. We will keep coming back in years to come.

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Perrysburg, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

My husband, myself and two other couples booked at the Star Gate Motel because we were going on a huge ATV group ride leaving from the motel next door. We were pleasantly surprised by the cleanliness of the rooms and grounds. John and his wife were the nicest people we've met in a long time and they were honest when... More 

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Sterling Heights, Michigan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Me and my family just got back from a 4 night stay in Indian River. We booked here because of the good reviews online. The motel is clean. The owners are super nice. They go out of their way for you. The next time we vacation up in the area, we are definitely going to stay here again.

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Traverse City, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We had a few employees stay at the Star Gate Motel over a period of 2 months every week. The customer service was great. They had great communication with us and were very honest. They always penciled us in for the following week, even if I hadn't made the reservation yet. If we ever need a place for our employees... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015 via mobile

Not one to write reviews but this place was outstanding....very clean, new queen bed, new rug, very reasonable and the owners friendly and helpful. Cotton sheets, night light, Lots of attention to details. Near Burt Lake and other outdoor activities, good restaurants nearby and a Dairy Queen for dessert. Just off I-75 but far enough away it is quiet. Highly... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Want to save money, take a trip back in time and still have nice motel room? Give this place a try. Our room was clean, the bed was nice with good sheets and extra pillows. The room layout is the old side-of-the-road motel layout but it did not smell old. The grounds are well kept and it is close to... More 

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Michigan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Wonderful place to stay. Clean and well maintained. Close to Burt Lake State Park which is a great place to swim and boat. Owners extremely helpful when we had problems with our vehicle sent us to a great mechanic who fixed it within 24 hours. We can't wait to go back.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Stayed only one night but would have gladly spent more. When checking in, all questions were thoroughly answered and he was more than accommodating about our bikes. Offered us the hose to wash off the road dust (we'd been on dirt roads) plus old towels to dry them off. Found the bed to be comfortable and the shower to be... More 

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