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Sunset Motel on the Bay

1315 Bay St., Munising, MI 49862
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Sunset Motel on the Bay
Ranked #1 of 11 hotels in Munising
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

We stayed at the Sunset Motel in September and it was perfect for us since we were able to get one of the rooms with two separate bedrooms. This works out great for us since I go to bed early and others wanted to stay up late. Convenient location to all the sights we wanted to go to. It was... More

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Pam L, Manager at Sunset Motel on the Bay, responded to this review

Happy New Year! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at The Sunset and thank you for sharing your thoughts with our Trip Advisor readers. We are extremely proud of our #1 ranking and strive to improve every day. Our guests are so important to us. We want all of our guests to have the best experience possible during... More

Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
11 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

The rooms are good. Nothing exceptional or trendy, just very good. The motel from outside looks small. the rooms and bathroom are also a little small, but have decent space. When you visit Pictured Rocks, you hardly get to stay in the room except when u sleep, so no worries there. Overall the motel was neat and clean and well... More

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Pam L, Manager at Sunset Motel on the Bay, responded to this review

We have to agree with you that the view is amazing! Thanks for sharing your comments with Trip Advisor readers. There are several beautiful waterfalls to visit in our area but it's wonderful to have two within walking distance from us. We are less than five miles from Sand Point Beach which was named one of the top ten beaches... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

We stayed at this motel in September of 2001 on our honeymoon. The people in the office were amazing along with the rooms and views. Getting ready to head back here with our 4 kids to see the sites 12 years later

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Pam L, Manager at Sunset Motel on the Bay, responded to this review

Happy New Year! We're so glad you made a return visit! We have many guests who honeymooned at The Sunset and come back to celebrate their anniversaries. We have some couples who celebrate their anniversary every year with us. It's so much fun to hear about the changes in their lives. Some of our return guests now bring their children... More

Pickering, Canada
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

The people in the office could not have been more friendly or accomdating. Nothing was too much for them. As far as the room goes, the view of Munising Bay was breathtaking. We stayed 3 nights and each afternoon after 3pm we would sit out and enjoy the sunshine over the bay. The room itself was extremely clean and well... More

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Pam L, Manager at Sunset Motel on the Bay, responded to this review

Happy New Year! We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay at The Sunset and thank you for sharing your thoughts with Trip Advisor readers. We are centrally located to all of the areas great attractions and yet, after a day full of adventures, when you return to The Sunset you do get the feeling of being away from it... More

Sheboygan, WI
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
19 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

The small motel is located on the east shore of Munising Bay, right on the water. Our unit was spotlessly clean. The knotty pine paneled unit had two small bedrooms, a small bathroom and a nice sized kitchen-living room. The full kitchen was well equipped with everything needed to fix breakfast, lunch or dinner. The unit reminded us of a... More

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Pam L, Manager at Sunset Motel on the Bay, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your thoughts with our Trip Advisor readers. I apologize for the delay in responding. I was enjoying a great vacation. Our kitchen units with two bedrooms are very cozy. Many of our guests comment that it does feel like being in a cabin. Right now it would feel like being a in cabin covered in snow!... More

Lewisville Tx
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

I must say the service from everyone was great they was concerned about the heat in my room and offered several solutions so no complaints about that. I was expecting something different since it is rated number one so I do think in fairness a little more description is needed. It is a old Motel that has been taken care... More

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Pam L, Manager at Sunset Motel on the Bay, responded to this review

Thank you so very much for taking the time to share your thoughts about your stay with our Trip Advisor readers. I apologize for not responding sooner. When we ended our season in late October, I went on vacation! It was wonderful! We are happy that you enjoyed your stay at The Sunset and the charm it offers. The view... More

London, United Kingdom
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

We splashed out for the room above the office with its own balcony. It was large and very clean. The views from the balcony over the lake are beautiful and it was a great place to sit and watch the sunset. You can do a nice walk out from the motel to several waterfalls too. The roadworks didn't bother us... More

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Pam L, Manager at Sunset Motel on the Bay, responded to this review

We are happy to know you enjoyed the great view from one of our upstairs rooms. We have three rooms located upstairs that are very popular and tend to book up quickly. Our guests can walk to Tannery, Memorial and Munising Falls from our location. The brilliant fall colors have certainly added to the natural beauty of the Munising area.... More

Friendship, Wisconsin
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

We stayed in the older rooms. They were clean but a bit pricey for the value. The check in was easy and the offer of free ice even for our cooler was a nice touch. We enjoyed sitting on the shore in the beach chairs provided. the setting is beautiful and easy access to the Pictured boat tour dock.

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Pam L, Manager at Sunset Motel on the Bay, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your comments with Trip Advisor. We are conveniently located to many of the area's attractions including Pictured Rocks Cruises, lighthouses, waterfalls and restaurants. We are happy that you were able to enjoy the view from our beach. It's hard to believe that our season is coming to an end. The summer flew by! The fall colors... More

saskatoon
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

It was good we booked ahead a most of Munising was apparently booked on August 12th. Munising is a beautiful place and this was our first stop on the way home to Canada. The location is just east of the main town.

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Pam L, Manager at Sunset Motel on the Bay, responded to this review

We are so glad you were able to stay with us on your way home to Canada. The Munising area, is indeed, a beautiful place. We are so fortunate to be surrounded by natural beauty. We have welcomed many guests from Canada this season. We've also had guests from Belguim, Germany, France and Finland. From near or far, our guests... More

cardiff
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
25 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

Wow, it isn't the cheapest but you pay for a really great location. We stayed in one of the ground floor older rooms and also a newer room above the office. The second room was the favourite with a great view and balcony. The road construction was a bit inconvenient, but nothing to do with the hotel and didn't affect... More

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Pam L, Manager at Sunset Motel on the Bay, responded to this review

We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. We agree the view is fantastic! The briliant fall colors are making the landscape even more spectacular. The Munising area is the perfect place to enjoy a fall color tour. The weather has been fantastic - sunny and in the mid to high 60's. We are enjoying every minute of... More

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Additional Information about Sunset Motel on the Bay

Also Known As:
Sunset Motel On The Bay Hotel Munising
Sunset Motel On The Bay Hotel
Sunset Hotel Munising
Sunset Motel Munising
Address: 1315 Bay St., Munising, MI 49862
Location: United States > Michigan > Munising
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 11 hotels in Munising
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Munising's best waterfront motel invites you to sit back, relax and enjoy the view! All rooms have a spectacular view of Lake Superior. One, two and three room spacious units are available with Lake Superior just steps away! All rooms include microwave/refrigerator/coffee maker or full kitchen and are smoke free. Wifi is available. Use our complimentary outdoor grills and picnic tables to enjoy a lakeside dinner while savoring the dazzling sunset. If staying for a week or more, take advantage of our fully furnished 3 bedroom vacation homes. ... more   less 

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