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M53 Motel

558 South Cedar Street, Imlay City, MI 48444
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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50 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

I needed a place to sleep for one night and wanted to go on the cheap. And that part I got right, it was cheap. The bathroom seemed okay until I got into the shower. The rest of the room was poor but at least clean. It was hard to find electrical outlets but it did work for one night...and... More 

Thank Bruce M
Kincardine, Canada
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

I booked this property on Hotwire and was amazed they would even represent such terrible motel. I will start out by saying that I am in the logistics business and spend 1-3 nights a week in motels. Have had wonderful experiences in other Imlay City Motels like the Super 8 I thought I would give Hotwire a shot. That when... More 

Thank Randy D
Hearst, Canada
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20 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

I would highly recommend that you think at least five times before booking this motel. After I had to go get the manager to open the door since the key wouldn’t do it, I walked in to a smelly, carpet stained, sink cabinet rotting, dried snot on the mattress, sink stained with “I don’t know what”, shower stall dirty, double... More 

1 Thank Deb700
Dallas, Texas
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

We stayed at this reasonably priced motel for two weeks in September. The rooms were clean and comfortable. Need some minor maintenance but overall in good condition. The manager and maids were very helpful. I liked the convenience of parking in front of my room and no other traffic.

Thank Dan S
Kincardine, Canada
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16 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

Sketchy hotel is being too kind. The room had mattresses from different decades, burn marks thru the comforters, greasy hand prints on the walls, no irons, hair dryers, or toiletries provded. The pocket door to the bathroom never closed. The only ice available was a plastic tray from the owners fridge. The Motel appeared circa 1950`s with things added on... More 

1 Thank Kitchener1964
Toronto, ON
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

I was stuck with this motel after getting it as a 2-star through Hotwire. How they accepted this hotel at all, let alone listing it as 2-stars is beyond me. I complained to Hotwire and they did give me a credit of $25. This motel is '60's style but really dirty. Be careful on bidding for a 2-star on Hotwire... More 

1 Thank RickCanadaToronto_ON
Chelsea, Michigan, United States
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13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

I stayed at the M53 Motel for business. The owners barely speak English. My room smelled like bleach and when I used the toilet, it backed up and spilled over, thus the bleach smell I assume. After my stay, I noticed that I had red marks all over my legs. Sure enough I got bit up by bed bugs. When... More 

2 Thank Michael V
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

This Motel is in need of repair. The shower was the size of a telephone booth. Room wasn't that clean when I was there. The screen door wouldn't shut and it banged in the wind all night. I wouldn't stay there again.

2 Thank AGSDryden
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46 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2008

This is an old motel. the bed was comfortable but the place needs work. It has internet and a fridge and microwave so it is OK, but I wouldn't bring my family here. Also, all of the lights are 25 watt bulbs. Real dark in the rooms.

Thank Jags12us
Charlevoix, Michigan
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86 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2008

Absolutely horrendous conditions. The sink in the bathroom did not drain, the cleanliness was sub standard in all respects and the owner has absolutely NO comprehension of the English language. He is unable to carry on any form of conversation in English. Repeated attempts to discuss the sink issue and others fell on deaf ears since he cannot (or chooses... More 

1 Thank Rebel-Miles-Photo
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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking

Additional Information about M53 Motel

Address: 558 South Cedar Street, Imlay City, MI 48444
Location: United States > Michigan > Imlay City
Price Range: $57 - $70 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — M53 Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 20
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