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4646 South Straits Highway, Indian River, MI 49749
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Star Gate Motel
Ranked #1 of 5 hotels in Indian River
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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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Midland, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We reserved 5 rooms for weekend of 8-22-14. Ended up cancelling one room, renting mobile home on property and took 4 motel rooms. The motel rooms were very clean and neat. The mobile home had everything you would need and owners very accommodating. They called us in advance to confirm our changes so arrival/check-in was swift. We even got in... More

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Indian River, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We operated a motel in Indian River for several years - this is just a comment about the review referring to minimum booking. Motel owners are not being greedy when they ask for a minimum commitment for high volume weekends! It is just good business. The Start Gate has long been the most popular motel in town- we knew the... More

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Haslett, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here recently while on vacation. We stayed in room 8 which had a queen bed and a separate room that had 2 single beds in it. This was perfect for our family. We were able to put the kids to bed and still be able to stay up without disturbing them. Also worked great for naps. The room... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After our stay we realized we picked the best motel in the Indian River area. Clean and relaxing. Owners John and Jill were so nice and accommodating. We will stay there when we are in the area next. Vivvio's is Italian restaurant is across the street. All rooms are being remodeled.

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Lafayette, Indiana
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7 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

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