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Bear Cove Inn

2055 Business Loop I-75, Saint Ignace, MI 49781
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Reserved here for 1 night stay in late August on our way to the U.P. Found a few hairs in bed from previous guest and the baseboards needed dusted. Bed was comfortable (stayed in King room). Whimsical decor and overall homey feeling. Continental breakfast was bagels, cinnamon rolls, cereal and coffee. Located on edge of town. Excellent value for price... More 

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Sterling Heights, MI
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am so glad I found this place for our one-night stay in St. Ignace. It has just the "up north" feeling that we love. We stayed in the Large Bear Room, which was tucked away around the corner from the main road. The room was quiet and I slept well. We were pleasantly surprised by the fridge/microwave/coffee pot and... More 

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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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40 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A fun motel, clean and comfy! My husband and I stayed here instead of on the island and got 2-day discounted round-trip ferry rides. Certainly the way to go! They had a nice little breakfast area next to the office that was a sweet surprise. The room decor was over-the-top in a good way and felt like a nice introduction... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

A spur of the moment stop in St. Ignace, and Bear Cove was a perfect spot. Quiet and very clean, plus the owner is a former US Marine, Semper Fi brother. We stayed in the tree fort room, which is corner room. Very clean and the bed was comfortable. The motel is close to the road, and I did not... More 

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bearcoveowner, Owner at Bear Cove Inn, responded to this review

First, we would like to Thank You for your service. We would also like to thank you for the wonderful review. We look forward to your next stay with us. Thank you again..Bob & Elaine More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We have been staying here nearly every year since 2006 and will never stay at any other establishment in the area. This year our son walked into the room we always had and exclaimed "Ahhhhh, my second home" This year our family booked 5 of the 9 rooms and as every year was wonderful. Bob and Elaine are the best... More 

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bearcoveowner, Owner at Bear Cove Inn, responded to this review

A big Thank you to the whole family for the wonderful review. We always look forward to your entire family staying with us. We have all become like family especially watching the kids grow up. Thank you again...Bob & Elaine More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Thank you so much for providing a clean, comfortable and nicely decorated affordable room for our vacation! We will ALWAYS book with you! We greatly appreciated the coffee and breakfast, and also the money saving coupons for the Shepplers Ferry! It felt like staying with family, we felt pampered and welcomed! We actually could afford souvenirs and some of Mackinac's... More 

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bearcoveowner, Owner at Bear Cove Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the wonderful review. We love the pictures you took of our King Forest Themed Room. We are extremely happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to see you again on your next trip to the U.P. More 

South Bend, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

I have stayed here several times; both with my husband on vacation and with my mom on a girls' get-a-way. This is not a luxury hotel chain, so don't expect a fancy soaking tubs, plush bathrobes, or mints on your pillow, but do know that The Bear Cove is always clean (I have high standards for cleanliness) and charming. The... More 

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bearcoveowner, Owner at Bear Cove Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for this wonderful review. What we do offer is the Up North woodsy feel with our rooms. We wanted to create the feeling of being outdoors ... indoors. You are correct with your review, we don't have the corporate brand, high dollar, "can stay at" anywhere type of rooms. We appeal to the customers looking for the Up... More 

Battle Creek, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

awesome place and owners very clean room very comfortable second stay at bear cove will definitely stay again close to down town but out of the heavy traffic of downtown close to the casino and other attractions

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bearcoveowner, Owner at Bear Cove Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to give us such a wonderful review. We look forward to your next stay with us. Thank you again.... More 

Sterling Heights, Michigan
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

I have been staying in St. Ignace hotels and motels since I travelled with my family as a child. I am now retired and still return to the old haunts about 6 times a year. All seasons since it only takes about 5 hours to be in a "different" world. For several years we have stayed at The Bear Cove... More 

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bearcoveowner, Owner at Bear Cove Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the review. We try to deliver that Up North feel to our rooms. Every year we try to make the most "important" improvements necessary, yet keep our prices as low as possible. Thank you again.... More 

Aurora, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The motel wasn't bad -- there were a few things that could use sprucing up a bit (especially in the bathroom and kitchenette areas). The bathroom leaned to one side and you could see some places that needed repairs. But over all not a bad place. The room was relatively clean and the decor was definitely in the kitchy genre... More 

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bearcoveowner, Owner at Bear Cove Inn, responded to this review

Thank you.. for posting such nice pictures of our room. We do try to give our customers the best service possible. We understand, there is always room for improvements. Thank you again. More 

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