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Cleveland, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Also called Dukes Grill. We ate at the restaurant, did not stay at the Inn, so disregard any hotel ratings. Trip advisor would not let me enter the review without it. The food was very good (we had the fish fry) and the others in our party all enjoyed their selections. The service seemed to get bogged down a bit... More 

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Farmington Hills, Michigan
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

A step back in time, back to the good and relaxing times. Great food, friendly people and a great place to relax and see the sights of the area. Not your standard hotel room, much better, like the old days. We stayed in the suite and a regular room. Both rooms were well worth it!!! Gretchen the owner makes every... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016 via mobile

This is a great place to stay. We only had lunch.good food and cooked just right. The side room with the bar was built for the movie. There is alot of movie info and pictures. Well worth the visit. Amazing this was used for the film and the actual murder bar is around the corner. What fun.

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Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2016

Great piece of history in the U.P. James Stewart, others acted in the award winning movie "Anatomy of a Murder". A time honored classic. The owners have plenty of historical pictures and info on this. Good eats, beer, mixed drinks. Fun place to visit.

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Thank Richard C
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

True. After staying at the legendary Thunder Bay Inn, I had to buy the book from which the movie "Anatomy of a Murder" was based. You can just imagine the murder taking place at the bar and Mary up in one of the rooms upstairs! Gretchen and Wayne couldn't have been nicer or more gracious! The food in their restaurant... More 

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South Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Hotel was very nice but did not stay at it. The food was excellent. The wait staff was very helpful. We were able see the rooms used in making a movie and two wonderful sets of china. It really charming with front porch to rock on and large parlor to visit with friends.

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Prior Lake, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

The Thunder Bay Inn is wonderfully quaint, nostalgic place! The owners are incredibly kind, helpful, and engaging. The Inn itself is very interesting and filled with antiques. The rooms are almost like bedrooms in a large home. Some have private baths but some do not (be aware when you book). It was very quiet while I was there but I... More 

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Newton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

My Grandmother has lived in Big Bay for over 20 years and we have vacationed at her home on Lake Independence every year, My family always makes a routine visit to Thunder Bay Inn for the their delicious food and one-of-a-kind ambience. I dreamed of having my wedding reception at this hotel because of all the wonderful and fond memories... More 

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Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

We snowmobiled into the Thunder Bay Inn to spend the night. Charming place but could use some updating, mostly bedding. We had a room with a tiny shower and converted closet with a toilet in it, a little tight, but adequate. We enjoyed out stay and would definitely do it again. Some of the rooms do not have a bathroom... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Do not expect a Marriott in Big Bay. Thunder bay Inn has more charm than you could ever find at any chain hotel. Extremely friendly, they go above and beyond to make sure the guests are happy. The food is as great as the atmosphere- well worth the trip!! If you are lucky, you may meet the mayor in the... More 

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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Additional Information about Thunder Bay Inn

Address: Besinger Road, Big Bay, MI 49808
Location: United States > Michigan > Upper Peninsula > Big Bay
Price Range: $50 - $105 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 17
Also Known As:
Thunder Bay Hotel Big Bay
Thunder Bay Inn Big Bay, Michigan
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