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America's Best Value Inn
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1074 N. State Street, Saint Ignace, MI 49781   |  
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Ranked #10 of 30 Hotels in Saint Ignace
Midland, Michigan
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
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“A quality stay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

My family and I stayed at this motel twice plus I stayed in this building under a previous owner. The rooms are nice size and had no problems with it being dirty. There is a nice pool and hot tub but you have to walk outside to get to where it is. It was interesting in October in heavy, cold wind, going over to the pool room. We have to joke that there is a sign by the door that says "Pool Ice". We were certainly hoping there wasn't ice in it that day! There is a breakfast building too, that you have to walk across to, but hey, it's breakfast.

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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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London, England
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330 reviews 330 reviews
100 hotel reviews
Reviews in 179 cities Reviews in 179 cities
209 helpful votes 209 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

I had intended to stay in Mackinaw City but the prices were way too high, so I settled on St Ignace and the ABVI, which, whilst it was not on the lakeside, offered the best value and it turned out to be a good choice. My room was at the end of the second floor with outside walkway with a handily placed chair from which I could see through the opposite buildings to the lake. The current owner also owns the opposite property and I was encouraged to use their lakeside facility.
All of the staff were very friendly and helpful and my only criticism would be the size of the Breakfast Room which was inadequate for the number of guests.
My room was very quiet, clean & comfortable, all I could have asked for.
Unlike one of the previous reviewers I enjoyed playing with Rosie (the black lab) each morning when I used the business centre.
A thoroughly enjoyable stay.

Room Tip: A room facing the road will afford a view of Lake Huron
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
    • 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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New York, United States
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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

The room wasn't the greatest, it needed some fresh mattresses (one box spring was really stained). The bathroom needed some fresh paint. The room smelled musty but that usually is the case in small motels. The staff was excellent, friendly and accommodating. We stayed 2 nights. The breakfast was ok, if you don't mind mini everything. I would recommend that they offer a larger coffee cup for one thing. Maybe a few more tables outside the breakfast area as it was cramped in the small building. I really enjoyed the dog behind the desk- she was friendly and cute. The price was very affordable.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Maumee, Ohio
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15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2012

Took a weekend trip to the UP and stayed at this place when the highest ratest Tripadvisor places were booked. The room was spacious and clean. Free breakfast more than adequate. There's a good mexican restaurant across the street. It's 1 1/2 miles into the downtown from the motel.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2012 via mobile

I walked into the office to see a sign that says no pets, but yet the girl at the desk is playing with a black lab behin the desk that just run out from behind it and jumps on guest.. What if people are allergic? My daughter is and that dog jumped on her and the girl didn't say anything. Everythig else was great!

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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KC
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10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012

Decent lodging, and the front desk saved us $25 by giving us a coupon for 2 for 1 on the Arnold Line ferry to Mackinac Island. Beds were firm but I'm ok with that. It IS across the street from Lake Huron, but there are many places ON the lake if that's your bag. As others have said, their continental breakfast is minimal so head for McDonalds that's what we did....I gotta have a substantial breakfast!

Room Tip: Get a ground floor room so ya don't have to lug yer stuff upstairs,eh?
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Detroit, Michigan
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35 reviews 35 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2012

Not the cleanest or most comfortable place to stay but affordable for the area.
The room was very musty/moldy smelling. Couldnt put anything in the drawers due to them smelling like dirty wet clothes were left in them!! Gross. The whole family was congested and sneezing whenever we were in the room. Walls are thin. Beds basic. Pool was questionable. Foggy appearance with white foam floating on top. Walked into the breakfast bar & walked right back out.
Coffee pots nasty and dirty.
I would pay the extra amount for comfort and better amenities.

Room Tip: SPLURGE! if you choose to stay then get on the second level. Like I said if you just need a quick pl...
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 1074 N. State Street, Saint Ignace, MI 49781
Location: United States > Michigan > Upper Peninsula > Mackinac County > Saint Ignace
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 30 Hotels in Saint Ignace
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:5 star — America's Best Value Inn 5*
Number of rooms: 78
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