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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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Chicago, Illinois
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114 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My family and I stayed at the Sunset Motel for one night on a family vacation in the area. We absolutely loved this charming motel, which is perfectly situated on the waterfront, with beautiful landscaping and inviting lounge furniture. The location is very convenient to stage your visit of Pictured Rocks. The town of Munising itself is tired and remarkably... More 

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

We are pleased to know you enjoyed your stay at The Sunset! We are centrally located to many of the area's great attractions including the boat cruises, waterfalls and beaches. After a day of exploring, The Sunset is the perfect place to sit back, relax and enjoy the view. Thank you for sharing with our TripAdvisor readers. We hope you'll... More 

Mackinac Island, Michigan
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked back in March because this area and hotel are always busy in the summer. A very forgiving cancellation policy considering we booked so far in advance. The property was very clean, tidy, welcoming, with an amazing view on the water. It was rainy the day we arrived but we headed into town for lunch and to explore. Most... More 

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

We like being called a perfect up north retreat! Thank you for the kind words and for sharing them with our TripAdvisor readers. We are happy to know you enjoyed your stay and found The Sunset to be welcoming, clean and tidy. We do have different room types to select from including rooms with fully equipped kitchens. We do suggest... More 

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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

beautiful view of the bay from all rooms. Would recommend the top floor rooms for the Great view! Centrally located Near several waterfalls, scenic hikes and a beach. Hotel was nice and comfortable. Comes with a kitchenette, dishes, coffee maker and toaster. Great for keeping the food costs down. Grills available and seating on the waters edge to take in... 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 with our TripAdvisor Readers. We are very glad you enjoyed your stay at The Sunset. All of our rooms have a fantastic view of the lake. Many of our guests prefer to enjoy the view from one of our upstairs rooms. Our cozy kitchen rooms make it very convenient to prepare... More 

Chicago, Illinois
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14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have to chuckle when I read reviews from people coming from the big city. This is not the Ritz, but it is an amazing property. It is family owned and focused on providing the traveler with a distinguished stay in an almost cabin like setting. This is a beautiful motel with all the charm and cute touches to make... More 

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

We are very flattered by your wonderful review and thank your for sharing with our TripAdvisor readers. We are delighted you enjoyed not only your stay but everything that goes into giving The Sunset a charm all of its' own! Please visit us again soon to sit back, relax and enjoy the view! More 

New Haven, Connecticut
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23 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just far enough from the downtown traffic but close enough to be convenient. Comfy quiet rooms, excellent wifi, simple but rustic furnishings. Very clean and well-run. We appreciated the chairs overlooking the bay and the Weber grills with everything provided to cook outside.

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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 think we have a great location too! We are close to many of the area's great attractions and yet when you turn into our drive you are greeted by a tremendous view and the feeling of peaceful relaxation. Many of our guests tell us they never want to leave!... More 

Kansas
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191 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 249 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There were a lot of things which I likes about the Sunset Motel: the way the rooms are set up, the friendly staff, the bags of ice instead of an ice machine, but the sunset part let us down. We had a full day before arrving in Munising and times it so we would arrive about 20 minutes before sunset.... 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 with our TripAdvisor readers. We are disappointed you didn't get to enjoy our tremendous sunsets. We hope you'll visit us again and give Mother Nature another chance to dazzle you with a beautiful evening and a perfect sunset. We'll provide the chairs for you to sit back, relax and enjoy the... More 

Toronto, Canada
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87 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was our first visit to Pictured Rocks! We stayed two nights in a 1 bedroom queen bed with a full kitchen. The unit was clean and bed was comfortable, but the room was a bit dated. We made full use of the kitchen to prepare breakfast and dinner. The kitchen was equipped with a stovetop, microwave, refrigerator and coffee... 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 so pleased you enjoyed your time at The Sunset. It sounds like you had a very busy, fun-filled few days! We're so glad The Sunset provided you a clean room and peaceful surroundings to return to each day. We are so fortunate... More 

Tulsa, Oklahoma
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15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family decided to stay in Munising so we could explore Pictured Rocks. We stayed the night before in Grand Marias. This hotel is conveniently located on H58 and easy to find. The lady who checked us in was very friendly and helpful. The hotel is right on the bay, so the view is relaxing and peaceful. The room was... More 

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

Thank you for staying with us. We are glad you found The Sunset to be well maintained and clean. We have an excellent housekeeping staff that is dedicated to keeping our rooms in apple-pie order! It is our mission to provide all of our guests with a quality lodging experience. We are very happy you found the The Sunset to... More 

Pekin, Illinois
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

How wonderful to know our area is one of your favorites! Thank you for sharing your kind words with our TripAdvisor readers. We are thrilled to know The Sunset provided you with great lodging fifteen years ago and that you loved your recent with us! Time goes by so fast, doesn't it? The Sunset has a timeless charm that includes... More 

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49 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

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

We are disappointed The Sunset was unable to meet your lodging expectations. If you would like to discuss your stay, please call our office at (906)387-4574. More 

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