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Aurora Borealis Motor Inn

635 West US-2, Saint Ignace, MI 49781
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Right on the main drag in St. Ignace, fairly conveniently located to restaurants, the ferries, etc. It was clean, quiet and comfortable. Nothing fancy, just simple. The beds were comfortable and we slept well. The others staying were pretty nice, too, had some nice conversations. The staff seems to mainly be international students maybe, and work here as well as... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Minutes from the Mackinac bridge in St. Ignace, which is a great little town. This hotel room was very clean and roomy. The staff is friendly and helpful. One drawback is that there is no breakfast deal. The staff is unavailable until 8 a.m. each morning which is very inconvenient. Hairdryers were not provided. Booking the room yourself will get... More 

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Walled Lake, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very clean as advertised, young man at the desk was very pleasant and informative. Good value for the money. Close to the ferry to Mackinaw, good restaurant just a few steps away from the motel. Would stay there again

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custer, MI
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Why do people think they should get a Marriott when they are paying a Days Inn price. This hotel was clean, no extra's, no breakfast. For what your saving in the price of the room-go to a restaurant. It is a older hotel, felt secure though.

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Holly
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I found the hotel online, it is reasonably priced so I booked a room. We arrived and started to chat with the man at the front desk about our trip plans. He was very knowledgable about the things to see in the Upper. The room was real nice and clean. I would definitely go back.

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Calgary, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The property is nice and clean, and close to the bridge. The rooms themselves are clean, and basic, but that's to be expected for the Upper Peninsula. Close to a restaurant, which is within 50 yards. There's also a supermarket within walking distance. The attraction is obviously the price, which is good for the summer months and proximity to the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Great place to stay. We stay here whenever we are in the area. Always clean and neat. Not all the frills of the fancier places but a great place for the price. The staff has always been friendly and you get casino money and a breakfast voucher.

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Morganton, Ga.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Spent 3 nights. Room was spacious and immaculate. Staff of this family owned motel was extremely helpful and friendly. Rates were very reasonable and all rooms have a balcony with chairs. Some of the rooms have lake views. Motel was right next door to an excellent restaurant.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We found this place on our trip through the U.P. Very friendly and welcoming staff with helpful travel information with booklet and map. The price was also right! The room was very clean and bright with a great view of the Lake. And there was a cute little sitting area just outside the room for taking in the view. The... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

This motel is very appealing from the outside and has a large sign advertising the price, however that is for a single room. The actual price is higher for 2 people and surrounding motels have cheaper prices for 2 people. It is definitely a "no frills" motel in St Ignace. You get what you overpay for in this situation.

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