We headed to East Tawas for their 4th of July celebration. Unfortunately we'd forgotten to call ahead to our favorite motel there (The Bambi), and they were full. We decided to give the Northern Traveler a shot. It's an old style motel. Nothing fancy at all. We had one of the rooms that jut out (you'll see what I'm talking about if you go), I think #12. Huge bathroom, and it was clean. That's always a bonus with old motels. The bed was comfortable. You get a minifridge, microwave (both clean) and a peaceful stay. The place had only one car in the lot when we arrived, but there were about 12 in the morning. I never heard anyone arrive, that's how quiet it was. The management was also very nice, and didn't hesitate to let us check out the room before we signed in.
If you're not a motel snob, or spoiled to the bland chain motels, this old Mom-n-Pop is a comfortable, clean throwback to the old days of family travel and vacations. Enjoy it.
Now if we could just get them to restore their classic neon sign...
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Family owned, operated and oriented. Park like setting, Gas/charcoal grilles. Boat & trailer parking. Pet friendly (additional fee). WI-FI ! Open year 'round. Approximately 1 mile from Wurtsmith's Main Entrance. In room phones w/ voice messaging system / incoming, direct dial extension (auto attendant), drip coffee-makers, microwaves and refrigerators. Free local calls, HBO/Cable TV. Extended stay pricing available. STS and contractor friendly! ... more less