I found the same stuff as the first review so no sense repeating that. (We really had a laugh because we read the first review AFTER we came back from the UP of Michigan.)
My wife and I went to Indian River so that I could officiate a wedding at The Cross in the Woods Church. (If you ever get a chance you should see this National Shrine. It is beautiful!) Anyway, back to the motel review. When we first saw it, it was raining and the first thing that came to my mind was the Bates Motel from the movie "Pyscho". Either that or Dracula's castle. It was dark and dank, smelled bad and had a really depressing atmosphere, If I was suicidal, that would have put me over the edge. In spite of the fact that the owner said the room had two queen beds, they were "full" sized. I am 6'1" and my feet hung well over the edge. I slept in the fetal position for two complete nights. The mattresses were old and you felt the sag in the middle so that is where we both ended up. The ceilings were old. stained, water damaged and sagging and the bathroom paint was pealing badly from all the moisture that had no place to go. The towels, BOTH of them, were the smallest I had ever seen. They looked like oversized hand towels and very thin at that. There was no continental breakfast (not even any coffee...he said he made it only in the morning between 8am and 10am) so we went to the local haunt for breakfast and paid $12.50 for cereal, milk, and coffee. The cost of the room was $60. and should have been around $20.
We were scheduled for three nights and the last night we escaped and went to a Holiday Inn Express, with a swimming pool and sauna for $72.00 a night, including a continental breakfast. You ask, "why didn't they go to the Holiday Inn in the first place?" Because the internet ad for Indian River Motel made it sound so great!
I could go on and on, but for your sake let me just say I wish I would have read the first review before booking the stay, so do yourself a favor and skip this "adventure".
In conclusion, everything to do with the wedding was "absolutely wonderful" and everything to do with this motel was "absolutely dreadful".
- Also Known As:
- Indian River Motel And Cottages
- Indian River Motel & Cottages Hotel Indian River
- Indian River Hotel