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590 N. State St., Saint Ignace, MI 49781
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Driftwood Motel
Ranked #8 of 29 hotels in Saint Ignace
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Brighton, Michigan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed in room 120,which is a double room, we stayed there on aug15,16. We were there when all of the GoldWings were there which was very cool as there were motorcycles every were in St.Ignace. The Driftwood is right across from Starline and Sheplers ferries,so we sat out on the courtyard and watched the ferries come and go. The... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

So roomy you could pitch a curve ball from the front door to the back! The price far exceeded expectations, too.This definitely is value for money with first class shower and bed. Superbly located by the lake with terrific views, and just a two minute walk to one of the Mackinac Island ferries, and most downtown shops. Comfy, quiet with... More

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Rochester Hills, Michigan
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Did I mention there was a huge bathroom? Personally I love that... There was a refrigerator and ample hanging space... The bed was comfortable and I felt the room was clean and secure. There is a bar and restaurant attached so you don't have to travel far for meals. Great view of the water.

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Charlevoix, Michigan
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63 reviews 63 reviews
10 hotel reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've stayed at the Driftwood many times over the years. The rooms are competitively priced, remodeled, modern and always clean and comfortable. The staff is always friendly. The motel is located on the edge of downtown and a convenient, 2 minute walk to a great restaurant and bar. I stay at the Driftwood whenever I am in St. Ignace for... More

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
19 reviews 19 reviews
19 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Driftwood Motel is a cute, old fashioned motel. All rooms are ground level. The good is the bathroom and shower which were nice and seemed to be recently remodeled. The beds were quite comfortable. The chairs in the room were rather old and not in good shape. The housekeeping service was good with the exception of the coffee maker... More

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Grand Blanc, Michigan
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cute, cozy, and clean. Newly remodeled bathroom. Very friendly service. Great price. Close to ferry lines. Good, cheap breakfast. Nice place to stay with a dog. Felt kind of retro, in a good way. Would definitely stay here again if we're in St. Ignace!

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Jackson, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have stayed here twice, the most recent trip this past weekend. Rooms are clean, beds comfortable and the attached restaurant has outstanding food. The only minor complaint is that their WiFi can be hard to connect to. Not enough of a problem to prevent me from staying here again, however. I have already made reservations for our next family trip... More

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Bloomington, Illinois
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice little motel across the street from the water. Clean and friendly. Has a restaurant attached with adult beverages. Had a good breakfast before leaving for Mackinac Island. Boat ferries are right across the street. Beds a little firm. Good price.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

This review is a difficult one to write simply because the restaurant and motels service was vastly different. The restaurant: Absolutely great. Quiet, fast, great food. Service was wonderful. Went in and out throughout our week of stay and had no issues anytime of day. Drinks and food were quality for the price. Ate at several locations in town and... More

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hannah2-7, Owner at Driftwood Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent review. I was pleased that you enjoyed the restaurant. I would like to apologize for the displeasure with your motel room. There is no excuse for trash being left in the room. I have taken this up with our housekeeping department. Unfortunately, this area has a decent amount of problematic insects, including ticks. We do... More

Barrington, Illinois
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40 reviews 40 reviews
9 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Stayed two nites with our dog. Good beds, loose sheets, very clean overall. AC worked, so did all lights. Comfortable, felt clean. Oddities included no towel racks (one hook on the door) and a backward set up in the bathroom. I suspect the plumbing was moved to the interior to avoid cold-wall freeze, but the hot/cold on our sink were... More

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hannah2-7, Owner at Driftwood Motel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the great review. We do work hard to ensure that our property is clean, friendly, and comfortable. I'm sorry you felt the room didn't have enough electrical receptacles. I hope that you will give us the opportunity to be your host again in the future. More

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Address: 590 N. State St., Saint Ignace, MI 49781
Location: United States > Michigan > Upper Peninsula > Mackinac County > Saint Ignace
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Open year around. Directly across from ferries to Mackinac Island on Bus. Loop I-75. Our exceptionally clean, comfortable non-smoking rooms offer cable TV w/remotes, in-room refrigerators and coffeemakers, phones, all ground floor rooms, some with lake views. Pets welcome w/approval. Restaurant and Sports Bar adjacent serving breakfast, lunch, dinner, and cocktails. Come dine on our new covered patio overlooking the Straits of Mackinac and Mackinac Island. Complimentary casino shuttle and tokens. Game room and ATM on site. Located within a block of shopping district, sandy beach with picnic area, and museum. On snowmobile/ATV trails, close to ski trails and Little Bear East Ice Arena and Convention Center. NEWLY UPGRADED WIFI--STATE OF THE ART ... more   less 
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