We phoned ahead and made a reservation for two nights and were promptly checked in when we arrived. It wasn't long before we discovered our room in the back of the motel shared a wall with the elevator. The desk clerk claimed she had no more king rooms except for one in the front half of the motel that had been a smoking room up to 3 months ago. I assume that's when they changed to a 100% non-smoking. She offered a key so we could inspect it and a can of air freshener if we wanted it. To our surprise, the room was larger, nicer and more modern than the one we had in the back. The "old smoke" smell was somewhat noticeable but bearable with the air freshener and the window opened as well so we took the room. After looking around, it was apparent that this is an older hotel with a newer section added on the front. It has an indoor pool, a breakfast room, two computers for the use of guests, and a courtyard surrounded by the two halves of the hotel. The breakfast is identical to most hot/cold buffet motel breakfast bars. An Applebees is next door but I'd recommend going down the street to the Great Wall and doing their $14 dinner buffet or driving to the Soo Lock area downtown and eating at the Lockview Restaurant with the locals and other tourists. This is not the newest hotel in the area -- there were several obviously newer motels about a mile down the street if the newest is something that matters. Our bed was very comfortable and I was impressed with the white fleece blanket and multitude of pillows on our king bed. There were plenty of towels in the bathroom and they were soft, not threadbare. What didn't impress me was the fact that the carpet was not vacuumed during our two-day stay and I'm not sure it had been vacuumed before we arrived. Neither were the wastebaskets emptied and the bedspread had multiple stains. Not knowing what the other motels cost, this might not have been that good of a bargain.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Comfort Inn, a Sault Sainte Marie hotel near Lake Superior State UniversityThe Comfort Inn® hotel is located in beautiful, historic Sault Sainte Marie, MI and minutes from the St. Mary's River and the International Bridge, which provides easy access to Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. Located within three miles of the hotel are the Soo Locks, Agawa Canyon Train Tour, and many restaurants and museums. The hotel is only 18 miles from Chippewa County International Airport (CIU). We are located off Interstate 75, right next door to Applebee's Neighborhood Grill and Bar, Buffalo Wild Wings, and only two miles from Lake Superior State University (LSSU). We offer you the finest lodging needs at the most northern point in the Eastern Upper Peninsula (EUP). Snowmobilers have direct trail access via a nearby groomed trail during the winter months. Bowling teams can visit Dondee Lanes bowling center, just one-half mile away. This Sault Sainte Marie hotel has free wireless high-speed Internet access throughout the hotel, a private courtyard and picnic area, and a large elegant lobby. Additional hotel amenities include: •Exercise room •Indoor heated pool and hot tub •Meeting room •Pets welcome •Interior corridors Your Morning Breakfast is full of hot and delicious options, making breakfast at the Comfort Inn the perfect way to start your day. Enjoy our free hot breakfast featuring eggs, meat, yogurt, fresh fruit, cereal and more, including your choice of hot waffle flavors! Coffee makers, irons and ironing boards are included in all rooms. Some rooms come equipped with microwaves and refrigerators. Large suites with partially divided sleeping and sitting areas are offered. We look forward to providing you with exceptional service while you enjoy our Comfort Inn hotel in Sault Sainte Marie, known as "The Gathering Place." ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Comfort Hotel Sault Sainte Marie
- Comfort Inn Sault Sainte Marie
- Sault Sainte Marie Comfort Inn