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Driftwood Motel

590 N. State St., Saint Ignace, MI 49781
Driftwood Motel
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Rating summary
  • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We decided to do a spontaneous trip to the UP in the off season. We were beyond impressed! The rooms were quaint and clean with an "up north" feel. The restaurant was not what I expected of a motel. It was delicious, well priced and continued with the northern Michigan cabin type feel. The staff was also very friendly. We... More 

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

Thank you very much for your great review of the Driftwood Motel and Restaurant. We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. We really appreciate your patronage and look forward to being your host again in the future. Thanks again! More 

Holly, Michigan
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

I hate to rate this old style motel so high because I am afraid I won't be able to stay here when I want to. This hotel is an old hotel that management keeps improving. Rooms are small but cute, very clean and have flat screens, coffee makers, and refrigerators. It is attached to a very good restaurant and sports... More 

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

Thank you very much for the nice review of the Driftwood. We are so pleased that your stay with us was enjoyable and comfortable. Thank you for your business. We hope to have the opportunity to be your host again in the future! More 

Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

My husband and I were so fortunate to have found this "has everything you need and then some" place. We were on our yearly road trip to see the beautiful fall foliage and wanted to also get to our final destination, Mackinac Island. We came through a very quaint town called St. Ignace, MI and decided to hang our hats... More 

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

Thank you very much for the great review! We are happy that you enjoyed the Driftwood Motel, Restaurant and Sports Bar and hope to have the opportunity to be your host again in the future. Thank you for your patronage. More 

Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

We had a fabulous time at the Loft! It was very clean and comfortable and had lots of room and privacy. We would happily stay there again. We loved having a full kitchen on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day when nearly everything was closed. We spent a week and had fun exploring the area. It was nice coming back to... More 

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

Thank you very much for the very nice review of The Lakeview Loft. We are so pleased when our guests are happy and satisfied with their visit. We really appreciate your patronage and hope to be able to have the opportunity to be your host again in the future! Happy New Year! More 

Livonia, Michigan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

This is the place to stay in the U.P. VERY affordable, take pets gladly (give you a little doggie bag of treats/toys when you check in), has a restaurant and bar attached to the motel. Very nice people and clean, north woodsy rooms. Across from one of the ferry services to the island. We always stay here on our trips... More 

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

Thank you very much for your great review of the Driftwood Motel. We are happy that you enjoyed your visit and hope we have the opportunity to be your host again in the future!! More 

Pinckney, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

This is the place to stay. Clean, great rate, and the restaurant and sports bar had excellent food, good selection of micro brews and fast friendly service!! Convenienty located for anyone traveling to Mackinac Island or the Michigan UP

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

Thank you very much for your recent review. We are so pleased when our guests are happy and satisfied. We look forward to being your host again in the future. Thanks again! More 

Northville, Michigan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Throughout the years I have spent many great vacations up north while staying at The Driftwood in St. Ignace. The lodging is a great and convenient value and the staff were friendly, knowledgeable and polite. It is obvious that this is a family owned business and not only was the location extremely convenient if traveling to and from The Island,... More 

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

Thank you very much for the nice review! Thank you for your past patronage. We are pleased that you have enjoyed your numerous trips to St. Ignace, and the Driftwood Motel, Restaurant, and Sports Bar. Hopefully you will give us the opportunity to be your host again in the near future. More 

Grand Rapids, Michigan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

We've stayed at the Driftwood many times over the years. We've NEVER had a problem. It is family owned and very friendly. Years ago, when our son and his friend were in college they went north on Spring (actually late Winter) break to experience the U.P. "out of season." Having a college student's budget, they were looked after and well... More 

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

Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review of The Driftwood Motel, and a great one at that! We are pleased that you and your family have enjoyed your numerous visits to our motel, restaurant, and sports bar and hope your visits will continue. Thank you also for recognizing the value for the dollar you receive... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

I have stayed at the Driftwood many times and have had no problems until I had to stay in the annex. You have to drive around the block from the main motel and have to walk around the main building if you want to go to the restaurant and the room was good but the bathroom is from the 1960's.... More 

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

Thank you very much for taking the time to review the Driftwood Motel, and for the numerous visits to our establishment! If you have stayed in the main section before and were pleased with that, please request that section for any future stays. Some people enjoy the larger section attached to the restaurant and others enjoy the quieter, more "courtyard"... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We stayed 3 nights Labor Day Weekend 2014. We were in town to walk the bridge. I am glad we stayed in St Ignace rather than Mackinaw City. It was quiet and MUCH less crowded. The shuttle to the bridge start line was within walking distance from the hotel. Hotel had free shuttle to/from the Casino. Our room was in... More 

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

Thank you very much for taking the time to review the Driftwood Motel. We are glad you enjoyed yourself and are pleased that you recognized the value for the dollar you receive at the Driftwood. We try very hard to offer all of the amenities we can and yet keep our prices as low as possible. The hairdryer in the... More 

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