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Star Gate Motel

4646 South Straits Highway, Indian River, MI 49749
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Star Gate Motel
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Lafayette, Indiana
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52 reviews 52 reviews
7 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband loves mom and pop establishments. I do too, except when mom and pop exploit others. We stayed at this place a few years ago prior to the new owner. We did not mind the antiquity of the place because the price per night reflected it's lack--in spite of it being clean. This place has box springs that are... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

We stayed in the cottage. Very spacious, clean, and comfortable! There were 2 of us and had plenty of room to do our own thing if we needed. The cottage has everything my home has...seriously! Dishes, pans, silverware, magazines and books by the fireplace, plenty of toiletries, wztra blankets...and much more!! John and Jill made us feel welcomed and were... More

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Plainfield, Indiana
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99 reviews 99 reviews
16 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

We snowmobile in the Indian River (upper lower MI) area quite a bit and had never stayed here before. It was a great deal for the cabin (North end of property.), which was very nice and clean. The manager/owner, John is a great guy. The bath towels are rather small and thin and John tried to accommodate by providing extras... More

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Novi, Michigan
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

We snowmobile a lot in Indian River and we always stay at the Star Gate, we have been going there for years. If you have not met John and Jill they are super people! You could have not asked for nicer people to take over the Star Gate Motel and let's not forget their two dogs. If you're looking for... More

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Lansing, Michigan
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

My family was there for snowmobiling. We stayed in room 11 and 12. Both rooms were clean and in great shape. There were complementary trail maps available in our rooms. The motel has direct trail access to Alanson, Mackinaw City, Cheboygan, Harbor Springs and Pellston. The new owners are very friendly and helpful. I would recommend this motel to family... More

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Woodhaven, Michigan
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

I just finished a 3 day stay. Also in room 6, go figure. The owners, John and Jill were very accommodating and gracious. The price, cleanliness and location were perfect for me. I was there to go snowmobiling. Complimentary trail maps in the room. They have room for trailers and allowed me to park my sled right outside of the... More

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Memphis, Tennessee
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

I was visiting a friend in Northern Michigan last week and I decided to stay at the Star Gate Motel in Indian River, Michigan. It was a very good experience. This mom & pop motel does not disappoint. John and Jill the live in owners were very personable and hospitable. Service is the name of the game. They took great... More

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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

Stayed with the new owners and all is equally as good as my last review/owners. Great price for a super clean room. Quiet, clean, bed comfortable. Will make this our Indian River stop again. Wishing the new owners God's blessings for the new year !

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Traverse City, Michigan, United States
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

I stayed at Star Gate for four days last week while visiting Indian River for a bass fishing tournament. I found the motel older but well maintained and clean. It is particularly friendly for those who are trailering boats as there is plenty of room to park a vehicle with a boat in front of the rooms. In addition the... More

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StarGateMotel, Owner at Star Gate Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words regarding your recent experience at the Star Gate Motel. We work hard every day to accommodate the needs of our guests. We gladly provide convenient "up front" parking and power connections for your convenience. In reply to your two observations: Each room is equipped with air conditioning. Rooms in the south half of the... More

Germantown Hills, Illinois
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

We stayed here for 4 nights & 3 days with another couple. We found our rooms to be very clean & comfortable. The furnishings are a little older, but well maintained & clean, & that's what really matters to us when we are staying away from home. The new owners, John & Jill are very friendly, welcoming and accommodating. They... More

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Address: 4646 South Straits Highway, Indian River, MI 49749
Location: United States > Michigan > Cheboygan County > Indian River
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