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Northern Traveler Motel

5493 North US 23, Oscoda, MI 48750
Northern Traveler Motel
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Prior to arriving at the Northern Traveler Motel I had checked out their website and read user reviews on this site. I have stayed at mom and pop places before so I was expecting a clean, no frills room in desperate need of renovation. However, there were a few things I wasn't expecting. For example, their website reads, "beach access".... More 

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Southgate, Michigan
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9 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Going for a stay of a couple days in Oscoda, MI I asked a friend who lives there to suggest a place. I was directed to the Northern Traveler and was more than pleased. I didn't need fancy just clean, and that is exactly what I got. Comfortable bed, good water pressure, cable TVa couple of chairs, a table &... More 

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Newport, Michigan
17 reviews 17 reviews
8 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

This is a cute little mom-and-pop type motel right in the heart of Oscoda. The rooms are extremely clean. The beds are comfortable and all of the rooms have a mini fridge and a microwave. The only complaint I have is that the ice machine was not working - there was a sign in the office that said "No ice... More 

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Belleville, Michigan
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14 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

We spent two night at the Northern Traveler. It's nothing fancy but it was clean, and the bed was comfortable. The price was also right at $58.00 including tax. The owner Ed and staff were very friendly. We slept very well with no noise problems.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

Compared to the riptide motel in tawas this motel was clean the people who run it were really nice the beds were actually comfortable the bathroom was good size spacious rooms i would stay there again

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Lansing, MI
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2011

We stayed at the Northern Traveler on the same weekend as the Au Sable Canoe Race and were really suprised that we were able to get a room. The room price couldn't be beat: $58! The rooms are simple, but clean; older, but maintained. This isn't a place to stay if you need luxury. It's a really simple mom-n-pop. We... More 

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65 hotel reviews
161 helpful votes 161 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2009

We headed to East Tawas for their 4th of July celebration. Unfortunately we'd forgotten to call ahead to our favorite motel there (The Bambi), and they were full. We decided to give the Northern Traveler a shot. It's an old style motel. Nothing fancy at all. We had one of the rooms that jut out (you'll see what I'm talking... More 

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