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Sunset Motel on the Bay

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1315 Bay St., Munising, MI 49862
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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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Pekin, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is the second time we've visited the Sunset Motel. The last time was 15 years ago! The last time was a perfect vacation with our family. This time it was a perfect vacation with just my wife and me. The Sunset is reasonably priced, close enough to everything you want to do in the Munising area, but far enough... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We stayed one night here and was very disappointed considering the price. Very expensive for no amenities. The "beach" was a joke. It was a very small sandy area with big logs laying all over and crappy cheap lawn chairs. The sunset was the best feature of this motel and we could have watched that from anywhere in the bay.

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Ho Ho Kus, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent a night in a basic but comfortable two bedroom room with my wife and kids. Check in and check out were fast were friendly. Beds were comfortable and wifi worked well. Kids enjoyed the swingset and the picnic tables and chairs made a nice spot to watch the sunset and enjoy breakfast next to the water. Nice spot to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We discovered the Sunset Motel last year and have been back twice since. It is situated in a nice quiet setting with a beautiful view of the bay and great sunsets. The motel was probably built in the 60's but the current owners have made many upgrades and improvements. The result is a "retro" atmosphere with modern conveniences. Several rooms... More 

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Durand, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm always a little worried when I hear the word motel but this is the cleanest place I have ever stayed! Owners are super nice and very accommodating. When we arrived another guest had left their dog alone in the room next to us and it was barking and barking.....and barking. Lol. The owner called the other guests who said... More 

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

Thank you for staying with us and for sharing your kind comments with our TripAdvisor readers. We are pet friendly and I love dogs! In this particular instance, Buddy was left alone while his family went to get a quick dinner. Buddy is six months old (and so cute!!) and had never been left alone before. He just wanted some... More 

Livonia, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We are a family of 5-with 3 grown children. This makes it difficult to stay in a single room. We rented of the the cottages for 4 days. Very comfortable, clean, full kitchen facilities and washer dryer. We were still able to use the lake front where we enjoyed a few family games. We were close to the downtown area... More 

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

We are so pleased you enjoyed staying in one of the vacation homes! The three bedroom home is perfect for families. There are three upstairs bedrooms. The bathroom is located downstairs. The living room includes a sleeper sofa. The kitchen is full equipped with everything you should need to prepare a meal to have on the deck or to pack... More 

TC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A fun place to stay. Kids love this place, too. We stayed next door as well. Not sure why this place is so expensive? There is nothing special about the rooms or the service. They have a nice piece of property and a dock for boats and swimming. Clean! Maybe off season would be better for costing, but seems a... More 

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

We appreciate your business and your TripAdvisor review. We are glad your family enjoyed their stay at The Sunset. We hope you will give us another opportunity to provide you with a quality lodging experience. We do offer discounted rates in the fall. The fall color season is a beautiful time to visit the area. More 

Westminster, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When I heard about Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, I had to come to Munising. I am so pleased we chose to stay at Sunset Motel on the Bay. The motel is right on the waterside and so the view is spectacular. We stayed in a large comfortable second story room with a king bed. The room was quiet and had... More 

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

Thank you for staying with us and for sharing your kind words with our TripAdvisor readers. We are happy to know you found your room to be comfortable and equipped with everything you needed. Our view is spectacular and ever changing. Today we are experiencing some strong north/northwest breezes. The lake is a deep, dark blue with cresting whitecaps. We... More 

East Lansing
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8 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The good things about the motel... Rooms were okay, beds were comfortable Games like shuffleboard, frisbee, and beanbag toss available Nice view of the lake, picnic table, small play structure Fire pit and supplies for smores available Nice small field for playing soccer The things that were not so good... Wireless was on and off Bathroom was very small in... More 

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

Thank you for sharing the good and not-so-good aspects of your stay with our TripAdvisor readers. We appreciate your feedback. It helps us to continually make improvements to enhance our guests' stay. We hope you'll give us another chance to meet your lodging expectations. Enjoy the rest of the summer! More 

Columbia, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pretty much what you would expect. Somewhat dated rooms and decor with a location right on the water. Bathroom was pretty small. Didn't use the wifi because we had incredible cell coverage for some crazy reason. Would stay here again if in the area.

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

We are pleased to know you would stay at The Sunset again. Thank you for sharing with our TripAdvisor readers. We have cozy rooms with one or two beds. We also have rooms with two bedrooms. Some of our rooms also have completely furnished kitchens. All of our rooms have an awesome view. We are glad you enjoyed your stay.... More 

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