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Budget Host Crestview Inn
1200 Ashmun Street, Sault Ste. Marie, MI   |  
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Ranked #3 of 18 hotels in Sault Ste. Marie
Hell, Michigan
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29 hotel reviews
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“good value”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

This is an older motel and the decor is dated. The room was clean and quiet and the innkeeper was very friendly. The mattress was firmer than what I prefer. The breakfast wasn't anything great but my experience is that most free breakfasts at hotels aren't great. This is a good value for the money IMHO.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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tonywizauer, Owner at Budget Host Crestview Inn, responded to this review, October 7, 2012
Thank You for choosing to stay with us. And thanks for taking the time submit a review. YOHO of "good value" is just what we strive to provide to our guests. In regards to the vintage of our property, we think a guest this past weekend sums it up nicley also; "very nice place, in the style of the 'good old days'". Hope to see you again the next time you are this far north! Your hosts, Tony & Marsha
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 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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Grand Rapids, MI
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62 reviews 62 reviews
38 hotel reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

We decided to take a fall color tour and try traveling with our dog. We picked this place because it was pet friendly and rated 4.5 on tripadvisor.
I have to say I was very disappointed. The motel is old and the carpet very stained. All the furniture is right out of 1970 and the free breakfast consisted of coffee and a donut. It did not smell, though. Sorry but I disagree on the high rating

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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tonywizauer, Owner at Budget Host Crestview Inn, responded to this review, October 6, 2012
Thank You for being our guest. I am sorry we fell short of your expectations. While we do have an older property, we take pride in offering our customers great service, clean rooms and reasonable rates. We do have one room left that is pretty retro as far as furnitue (that is one of our pet friendly rooms too.) As we are nearing the end of our busy tourist season I realize all of our rooms are due for carpet cleaning as well as the extensive deep cleaning and refurbishing we do in the off season. Your comments on our breakfast ,however, are just not accurate as we do offer a pretty good variety including; orange and apple juice, regular and decafe coffee ,tea, hot cocoa, plain and blueberry bagels, english muffins, toast, cream cheese, jelly, peanut butter, as well as oatmeal, a variety of cold cereals, milk, mini muffins, danish and yes, we usually have donuts.
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Hillsboro, New Mexico, United States
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

In looking for a place to stay on a trip around Lake Superior we looked at the reviews on Trip Advisor. We picked the Budget Host Crestview Inn. We like the location and the rooms. If you are looking for a place to sleep, shower and take a break between sight seeing this is the place. Nice people run it and their staff is good to work with. While the place is older it is in very good shape. We will stay here again if in the area.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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tonywizauer, Owner at Budget Host Crestview Inn, responded to this review, September 30, 2012
We are so glad you enjoyed your recent visit to Sault Ste. Marie. Thanks for taking the time to put in a good word for us.
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Sebewaing, Michigan
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9 hotel reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

$59 per night can't be beat for single room. Older motel, but well maintained. Outside entrance. Small continental breakfast; cereal, muffins, donuts, pastry, instant oatmeal. Coffee, juice, milk. Tables outside, or take back to your room. Grill outside also if you want to do your own grilling. Bed very comfortable and room was clean w/ TV, WiFi. Stayed two nights before going to Tahquamenon Falls. Walked around Mackinaw City visiting stores and winery first day, went to Mackinac Island second day. Excellent place to stay. Manager was very friendly and helpful.

Room Tip: Had a room two doors from office and no problems with noise. Very nice place to stay.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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tonywizauer, Owner at Budget Host Crestview Inn, responded to this review, September 21, 2012
Thank You for being our guests and thank you for the wonderful review. Your kind words mean so much to all of us here at the Crestview; our great housekeeping and maintainence staff, our front desk help and especially my wife and I, the owner/operators of this property. We put in a lot of long hours and hard work to make this place a respectable operation. Nice folks like you really make it all worth while.
Looking forward to your next visit!
Your Hosts,
Tony and Marsha
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2012

This is the third time we have stayed at this charming place. I hesitate to tell people what a great place it is. But they deserve for people to know about it. This place is cleaner than the big named places further up on the business spur, or down on Portage. It is an older structure, but sound and very very quiet, considering where it is located. I have never even heard my neighbors. Slept fantastic all three times!
The FREE breakfast has enough variety for everyone. They also have set up an outdoor eating area with a grill. We met people on both mornings. Had we more time we would have went to Neville's and bought something to grill.
These are hard working Michiganders, who make you feel they are there just for you. So if you are in the area and need a place to stay, this is it!

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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tonywizauer, Owner at Budget Host Crestview Inn, responded to this review, September 17, 2012
Thanks for staying with us again. And thank you for the wonderful review.
There are quite a few lodging choices in Sault Ste. Marie. We like to think we offer one of the better valued options. Kind words from nice folks like you really help us to get the word out that if you are going to "Do the Soo" then you should stay at the Budget Host Crestview Inn.
We look forward to having you as our guests again sometime soon!
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012

As it was long weekend we had a tough time making reservations to stay !!! Finally we got this place... We were not very sure as hw this place would turn out..as I had read the earlier reviews was hoping it to be good.. We reached the place at around 11pm. I must say I wasn't disappointed. It was worth the price plus I was happy with the clean toilet..we had a good sleep as the sheets were also clean.. I was happy with the selection. We had only been there for a night so I have to say it was great for us!! The breakfast in the morning was also nice nothing great.. But average..would be better if they had a waffle maker ;) Neva mind as we had a pleasant stay..:)

Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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tonywizauer, Owner at Budget Host Crestview Inn, responded to this review, November 12, 2012
Long weekends are always a busy time to try to procure accommodations. I'm happy to hear that you found us and that we didn't disappoint! I really appreciate your feedback on how we could make the experience even better, too. Keep us in mind if you're ever back in the area. We'd love to see you again.

Take care,

Tony, Owner
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Duluth, MN
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24 hotel reviews
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99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2012

My wife and I recently stayed at the Budget Host Crestview Inn during our annual trip to the area. We usually stay at another nearby motel, but as it was filled for the dates we were there we made reservations here after seeing the excellent reviews on Trip Advisor and the competitive rates.

We arrived at around 4:30 p.m. on a Tuesday to a prompt check-in. Our room was on the side closest to Ashmun St., and despite its proximity to the street the room was very quiet and traffic was only seldom heard. As its name suggests, it is located on the hill overlooking the part of Sault Ste. Marie closest to the St. Mary's River and is within a 10-minute drive to all of the major area attractions. Our room was very clean; while it was a little on the small side, its furnishings were everything we needed. The air conditioner was on the loud side, but everything was in good working order and well cared for. The bathroom was in excellent condition and exceptionally clean. While only a shower stall was available, it was surprisingly spacious and much nicer than other places I've stayed with this arrangement. As noted in other reviews, the motel is older, but it is in excellent condition. Housekeeping staff promptly cleaned the room each morning.

There were a few areas that, if improved, would make the motel an exceptional value. While soap was provided, shampoo is not. I usually save extra shampoos from previous trips to bring in case a motel does not have any, so it came in handy this time. The breakfast selections, while they included several choices, did not include waffles or a waffle maker, which seems to be standard now among motels at (or even less than) this motel's price point. The bed also seemed somewhat on the firm side, and both my wife and I woke up stiff at least one morning. However, giving benefit of the doubt to the motel, we are used to something softer and many people prefer a firmer feel and would be just fine with it.

Overall, we were pleased with our stay at Budget Host Crestview Inn. The location, cleanliness, and convenience of at-your-door parking ensure that we'll keep it on our short list when making reservations for future trips to the area.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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tonywizauer, Owner at Budget Host Crestview Inn, responded to this review, August 13, 2012
Thank You!
Thanks so much for great review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to having you as our guests the next time you are in our neck of the woods.
Sincerely,
Your hosts,
Tony and Marsha Wizauer
Budget Host Crestview Inn
Sault ste. Marie, MI
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Address: 1200 Ashmun Street, Sault Ste. Marie, MI
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Location: United States > Michigan > Sault Ste. Marie
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service
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Ranked #3 of 18 hotels in Sault Ste. Marie
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
American family owned and operated AAA approved motel. Centrally located near all the area attractions, eateries, shopping and boat launches. Specializing in very clean and comfortable accommodations delivered with great customer service at very competitive prices. Complimentary continental breakfast, Free WIFI and PACKAGES for the SOO LOCKS Boat Tour and Dinner Cruises ... more   less 
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