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Sunset Motel on the Bay

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1315 Bay St., Munising, MI 49862
Sunset Motel on the Bay
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Wisconsin
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38 reviews 38 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in the sunset cottage in July of 2014 with our family of 4. Our kids ages 5 and 7 really enjoyed the small playset that was located right on the shore of Lake Superior. Absolutely stunning view of Lake Superior and extremely close to a lot of the outdoor activities that we enjoyed while we were there. Minutes... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

It is a good hotel in Munising town’s residential neighborhood if you are looking to see Sunset in the Lake Superior in the evening. Hotel is in the Bay Shore, you can just get out of the room to walk to Bay Shore picnic tables, and we ordered Pizza hut pizza in the evening and enjoyed the sunset. Room is... More 

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Sudbury, Canada
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57 hotel reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

You can’t beat this location. Sitting outside by the water was a lovely way to spend the evening. The rooms were quite basic and the bathroom was really tiny, but it was clean. When I booked, I was looking for two separate rooms, each with a queen or king bed. Only one room was available and so we opted for... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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3 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

I read reviews before booking reservations and thought this could work out. We've stayed at small motels before and had good experiences. To be fair, perhaps some of the rooms have been remodeled/updated and those are what received good reviews. I should have cancelled on the spot as soon as we walked in - the smell of mold and Pine-Sol... More 

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up of michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

The location was great. The room was so so! Our TV was not working and it would have been nice to be able to watch The Weather Channel before going out on Lake Superior. The boat tour of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore was the highlight of the trip.

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Michigan
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28 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Sunset Motel in Munising is east of town and directly on the bay. The view is great but our weather was very windy. We enjoyed the clean room and the comfortable bed. We were unable to take the Pictured Rocks Boat Tour because of storm warnings.

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

My husband and I stayed here for my husband's fiftieth birthday party. Three other couples joined us. The kitchenette came in handy for our "happy hour" before we went out for dinner. We had fun hiking to the Au Sable lighthouse. We also saw Miner's Falls and Miner's Castle rock formation. Can I just say that this area is so... More 

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Canton, MI
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

We stayed in the upstairs room with a balcony. The weather was not great for our two night stay, but the room was clean and comfortable. The views can't be beat from this motel. The only negative was on our first night, the desk called our room at 5:30 am to see if we were playing the radio. Turned out... More 

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New Baltimore, Michigan
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

This is the fourth time we have stayed at the sunset and was a wonderful visit again. We got the two bedroom with full kitchen. The rooms are so cozy with their knotty pine walls and kitchen is stocked with all the utensils you would need. Big picture window looking out on Lake Superior and the fall colors made for... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

What a great place – very close to the Pictured Rocks National Park and ALL the waterfalls. Nice location on the lake and run by a very nice family who seems to really care about the property and their guests. We were greeted by a very nice young lady at check-in with a great attitude, it was very refreshing after... More 

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