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“Extremely Pet Friendly; Clean, Cute, Odd” 4 of 5 stars
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590 N. State St., Saint Ignace, MI 49781   |  
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Ranked #13 of 31 Hotels in Saint Ignace
Barrington, Illinois
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“Extremely Pet Friendly; Clean, Cute, Odd”
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 cross connected someplace...often got hot on the cold tap. The remodel is very pleasing, but short on electrical outlets. Oh well. (I feel sorry for owners who don't test-try their offerings!)

This is over-ruled by the pet friendliness, and the pet friendly Shepler's Ferry across the street. The bar & restaurant on premises wasn't a problem, it gives this place an all-inclusive plus!! I would recommend this place and stay here again.

Room Tip: All seem good. Units 1 to say 10 will face the harbor.
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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hannah2-7, Owner at Driftwood Motel, responded to this review, July 5, 2014
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.
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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South Lyon, Michigan
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This was our first experience at the Motel. Our Greyhound group has stayed there for the last few years and had nice things to say and so we stayed. When we checked in, we were given a doggie goody bag with a ball and treats and it let us know about the "dog run" for pottying. They even included bags if we forgot them. It was a nice room and had WI-FI as well as a flat screen TV and HDTV. We were conveniently across the street from the Ferry to take us to Mackinaw Island. The restaurant had good food also (they also encouraged taking left overs for the dog). The rooms as well as the grounds were well kept and enjoyable. We look forward to staying again next year for the Lilac Festival.

Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
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hannah2-7, Owner at Driftwood Motel, responded to this review, July 5, 2014
Thank you very much for your great review. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope that you will give us the opportunity to be your host again in the future.
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Easton
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147 reviews 147 reviews
24 hotel reviews
Reviews in 77 cities Reviews in 77 cities
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

We certainly were a bit hesitant to stay here as I unfortunately have had poor experiences at a place that has "motel" in the name. Our company booked the loft for us and I was certainly surprised. Equipped with a modern full kitchen, living space with wii and board games, two bedrooms and one bathroom... it was quite comfortable. Supposedly the loft can house up to 15 people.... two beds in each room... one of the rooms also had a bunk.... and perhaps the couch pulls out. Although this sounds fantastic... the one bathroom may be a bit of an issue. Either way, for two people... this was great. Talking to folks in the restaurant who were staying in the motel section... they were extremely happy ... especially considering the price. That being said, if their rooms were anything like the loft, I'd stay here without hesitation.

This property is directly across the street from two of the ferry companies to Mackinac Island. It also appeared to be the hotel closest to the nice main street of Saint Ignace. You certainly can talk to and from the shops and other restaurants without an issue.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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hannah2-7, Owner at Driftwood Motel, responded to this review, June 17, 2014
Thank you very much for your recent review. We are happy that you were satisfied with your recent stay.
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014 via mobile

Based on some other reviews, I was expecting very little from The Driftwood. Much to our surprise, my wife and I were delighted. The room was clean. The beds were good and the space was adequate. Best of all was the friendliness of the staff. Dinner and breakfast at the restaurant were very good. Highly recommended for value and comfort.

Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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hannah2-7, Owner at Driftwood Motel, responded to this review, June 17, 2014
Thank you very much for your favorable review. We appreciate your patronage and hope to have the opportunity to be your host again in the future.
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Foley, Alabama
Top Contributor
124 reviews 124 reviews
19 hotel reviews
Reviews in 49 cities Reviews in 49 cities
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

We stayed in this hotel because it was convenient to the ferry to Mackinac Island. In addition to its location, it was clean and had a restaurant attached. This place is not fancy. The rooms are small but it fit our needs perfectly. The food in the restaurant was good. I would stay again if the situation arose.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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hannah2-7, Owner at Driftwood Motel, responded to this review, June 17, 2014
Thank you so very much for your nice review! We appreciate your business immensely and hope to have the opportunity to be your host again in the future.
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Madison, Wisconsin
Top Contributor
109 reviews 109 reviews
26 hotel reviews
Reviews in 74 cities Reviews in 74 cities
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

We chose this motel because it was one of a few without a dumpster in the lot for remodeling and there were lots of cars in the lot. The price was great and the room was very clean. The carpet looked new. Unfortunately, the sheets were worn and thin and the bed was so hard that it was uncomfortable for us. Stay here only if you like very, very firm beds.

Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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hannah2-7, Owner at Driftwood Motel, responded to this review, June 17, 2014
Thank you for your recent review. I am disappointed that you were not 100% satisfied with your stay. I haven't received complaints in the past regarding the firmness of the beds. We do value your business and hope to have the opportunity to be your host again in the future. I'm sure if you gave us another chance you would not be disappointed.
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Augusta, Michigan
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

My son and I were on our way up to Houghton to check out Michigan Tech and rolled into town after dark on a cold, snowy March evening. We found this place to stay. The food was good, the rooms were clean, the staff was friendly and the price couldn't be beat. It was a cozy retreat from the weather outside. I would recommend this place to anyone.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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hannah2-7, Owner at Driftwood Motel, responded to this review, June 17, 2014
Thank you very much for your favorable review for the Driftwood Motel. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and hope to be your host again in the future.
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Address: 590 N. State St., Saint Ignace, MI 49781
Location: United States > Michigan > Upper Peninsula > Mackinac County > Saint Ignace
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 31 Hotels in Saint Ignace
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 27
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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