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Sunset Motel on the Bay

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1315 Bay St., Munising, MI 49862
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

Perfect location for exploring Munising and Pictured Rocks. My mom and I stayed in room 115 and it was nice to have separate bedrooms. We also had a kitchenette and cooked our own meal one night, another money saver. As others have mentioned, the bathroom is a bit tight, but workable. Overall, the rooms aren't fancy but have very nice... More 

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Whitefish, Montana
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52 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

I'm traveling from Massachusetts to Montana and wanted to see the upper Peninsula of Michigan. I also wanted to check out Pictured Rocks National Seashore. I was at a rest area near McKenzie Bridge and saw this hotel on TripAdvisor. The price was right and it was waterfront. I arrived after office hours but they left the key for me.... More 

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

Thank you for sharing with our TripAdvisor readers. We are sorry the weather wasn't the best for your visit to Pictured Rocks. We are glad you enjoyed the view and we hope our weather will be more cooperative the next time you visit our area. More 

Columbia City, Indiana
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

While visiting Pictured Rock on a boat tour we spent the night at The Sunset Motel. Very interesting rooms with two small separate bedrooms. Very rustic and comfortable. Very helpful pleasant staff with great views of Lake Superior

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

Thank you for choosing The Sunset for your stay in the Munising area. We are pleased to know you enjoyed your stay and our incredible view! We hope you will visit us again to sit back, relax and enjoy the view! As our season comes to a close, we would like to thank our wonderful guests, our reviewers and our... More 

Brutus
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71 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Upon arrival warmly greeted by Garrett at front desk. Appeared to be a very young man - maybe 20 at most - but he went above and beyond for his position. One room left - did I want to see it before I booked? Yes. He showed me the room, turned heat up (approx. 56 degrees the eve. I checked... More 

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

Thank you for staying at The Sunset and for sharing with our TripAdvisor readers. We were so fortunate to have Garrett working with us this year! He's been a wonderful addition to our staff. He will be thrilled to know you mentioned him. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope you'll visit us again soon to... More 

Okemos, Michigan
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122 reviews
48 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015 via mobile

Great little Mom and Pop motel right on Lake Superior. The new owners are really making sure you enjoy your stay. There are several options for accommodations including 2 rental houses. We had a room with table, 2 chairs by the picture window. We ate our dinner of Muldoon's pasties there watching Lake Superior. The parking lot and lawn area... 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 so flattered by your kind words! We are very pleased you enjoyed your stay at The Sunset and our absolutely gorgeous view. Our view is always awesome but right now the beautiful, brilliant fall colors we have enhance the view making it spectacular! No matter... More 

Columbus, Ohio
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9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

However, if you want a vacation cottage experience with an excellent sunset over the bay, this is your place. This is an older, well maintained bayside motel. Each room has outside entry. We only stayed one night while touring the U.P. so did not make full use of the facilities or the kitchenette in our room. As other reviewers have... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015 via mobile

I wish we had arrived earlier to enjoy the view. It really looked inviting along the bay. The rooms and bed are just ok, but the staff is super friendly and accommodating. The location nice and quiet.

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

Your next visit to The Sunset will have to be a longer one! Thanks for staying with us and for sharing with our TripAdvisor readers. We hope you'll visit us again soon to sit back, relax and enjoy the view. More 

West Newton, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

The outdor space was fantastic such that it was very comfortable to sit outside and read or watch the water or the sunset. There was a small but nice beach area although it was too cold for swimming when we were there. The room (suite?) had two very samll bedrooms which suited our purposes well. The kitchen had a full... 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 the view from our front lawn. We are disappointed to learn we did not provide you with a quality stay. We hope you will give us another opportunity to provide you with an excellent lodging experience. It you would like to discuss your stay, please contact our office at (906)387-4574. Thank you for... More 

Rogers, Arkansas, USA
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93 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015 via mobile

The $99 per night is quite reasonable for two bedrooms, a full bath, mini frig and microwave, and TV - but even BETTER with the view from the rooms! When the parking lot isn't full, the view from the line of rooms along the motel is very nice - each facing the bay. Rooms are quiet and beds are comfortable.... More 

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

We are flattered by your kind words. Thank you for sharing them with our TripAdvisor readers. We couldn't be happier to know you enjoyed your stay at The Sunset. We love to share our terrific view with all of our wonderful guests. We hope you'll visit us again soon to sit back, relax and enjoy the view! More 

Jonesborough, Tennessee
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10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

This is a great place to stay in the UP! Beautiful view, chairs on the shoreline, Clean room and comfortable bed. Room good size and had refrig and microwave. Quiet and peaceful! We only stayed one night, but next time we will stay longer. Great location for scenic drives, Marquette and fabulous Pictured Rocks!

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

We would love to have you stay with us again! We are happy to know you enjoyed your time with us and that your next visit will be longer. Our front lawn is the perfect place to enjoy a cup of coffee, a glass of wine, a grilled steak, a good book, some quiet time and let's not forget the... More 

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