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“Great Place to stay” 5 of 5 stars
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1133 North state Street, on Lake Huron, Saint Ignace, MI 49781   |  
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Ranked #9 of 31 Hotels in Saint Ignace
Atlantic Mine, MI
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Great Place to stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

I love this place. Its on the water and they had a camp fire on the beach each night and met the other guests. The kids staying at Bay View were making smores. Bob the host is great. I recommend this place to any one with a family or just a couple retreat. Its a great relaxing motel.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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New Baltimore, Michigan
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2012

Very accommodating couple running this motel on a beautiful sandy beach. The rooms were nice and clean. They are pet & family friendly. The bon fire at the end of the evening with roasting marsh mellows/smores and swimming on the beach in lake Huron was definitely a favorite for the kids.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Wisconsin
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29 hotel reviews
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86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

A website that has very few pictures on it of the actual rooms should tell you something. The majority of their pictures consist of sunsets and the buildings. It's the kind of place where you don't want to touch anything because you're not quite sure how good it actually gets cleaned. Rooms were small; the bathroom door rubs against the toilet when you try to open/shut it. We were very glad to leave the next day; guess the only perk is the price.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rockwood, Michigan
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012

While passing through St. Ignace this week, we had the pleasure of staying at the BAY VIEW MOTEL. The rustic little rows of rooms are located right on Lake Huron and conveniently next door to a lively Mini Golf Course. The fantastic view of the water and quiet sandy beach made this stop unforgettable.
Upon arrival, we were greeted by proprietors Bob and Karen who took great pains to help us find all of the local hot spots and the hidden gems in the area. Loaded down with lots of coupons, discount tickets and even Casino tokens we were told exactly where to go and what to see! The room rates are also the fairest prices in town!
After a day of exploring the quaint little town, we were pleased to find many of the motel travelers gathered together trading stories at the nightly bonfire down on the beach.
I have to say that I was pleased to find the rooms spotless and the snow white sheets smelled CLEAN AND FRESH! It is not often that I will sleep in a motel bed without being clothed from head to toe. I must say I slept like a baby that night.
All in all, I have to recommend this place to anyone visiting St. Ignace in the near future. I only wish that we could have stayed a few more days. LOVED the BAY VIEW and will definitely stay there the next time we head to the UP. Thank you Bob and Karen your superb service and gracious hospitality!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

What a great weekend and what a great place to stay!!! The rooms are clean, the beach is wonderful, and the fire at night brings to end a wonderful day. We cooked out using their grill for 11 of us, more than helpful in everything you need. Thank you Karen (Bob was gone) she did a wonderful job. Very biker friendly.... Next time on our Harley trip up north we will stay there again....

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Wyoming, Michigan
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2012

we took our bike up there for 5 days and stayed for 8. Its awesome there. Bob and Karen are your host and they are great. Bon fires every nite. They have a gas grill so you dont have to eat out every night. The minature golf course is great. You can see the Mackinaw island from the great view from our room. Its a must place to go. We already have reservations for 2 weeks next year. Cant wait to get back there. We also met some great people at the Bay View.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Jeffersonville, Indiana, United States
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2012

My wife and I along with a couple of friends decided to go on vacation together this year. We decided to try Michigan and drove up the coast of Lake Michigan and then on to the UP. We stayed in hotels all along the way that left a lot to be desired but the best experience by far was at the Bay View in St. Ignace. The manager Bob was so kind and helpful to us. His wife was every bit as nice and went out of her way to give us "tourist" helpful and needed information about the area. We felt right at home as soon as we got out of the car. Other guest of the hotel greeted us on arrival and we all sat around the fire Bob made each night talking about our days adventures. No one was a stranger which was such a great change from most of my vacation experiences.

Our room was a surprise as it was so clean. There was not a lot of frills, such as fridge, ironing board, microwave. But they were not missed by us. For the price we paid not having those items was never an issue. The beach area was nice and we sat down by the water and watched as the sun set each night. We had reserved 2 nights but loved the place so much we extended our stay for a third night. And wished we had the time to add a few more.

I know that we will book at this place again next year. We are telling our family all about it and hope to stage a reunion there. If you you want the best in friendly service, a great location, a beach that is foot steps away, and a "make you feel at home attitude" you must stay at the Bay View. Thanks Bob and Karen for a wonderful vacation experience.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Bay View Motel

Address: 1133 North state Street, on Lake Huron, Saint Ignace, MI 49781
Location: United States > Michigan > Upper Peninsula > Mackinac County > Saint Ignace
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Saint Ignace
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Saint Ignace
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 19
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
come visit our place located on lake huron with a sandy beach and nitely bonfires, our rooms in the main court are done in notty pine so you get that up north feeling , also we have rooms on the beach . no matter which room you are in you get a wonderful view , ... more   less 
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