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4646 S Straits Hwy, Indian River, MI 49749-9301
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#1 of 6 hotels in Indian River
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We pride ourselves in being a true “mom-and-pop” establishment. Our business is our livelihood and we work every day to ensure our guests experience Star Gate Hospitality. From a genuine warm welcome, impeccably clean and comfortable accommodations and fair rates, we personally do all we can to ensure a pleasant stay for each guest.
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savannacoon wrote a review Aug 8
Flint, Michigan8 contributions1 helpful vote
This is an older establishment which could use some minor updating so be prepared for a homey feel. I typically stay at Hilton’s so I must admit the word “Motel” is frightening. However I would absolutely come back again! The hosts are very friendly. Our double queen room was mostly clean, a little bit of dust in corners, but the restroom and beds were well maintained. This location is prime for the activities we had planned, so if you’re coming to the Indian River area check this place out!
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Laurie D wrote a review Oct 2019
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The owners make you feel so welcome! If you need something, they go out of their way to make you happy! We tell all our friends to stay here! We will stay here every time we are in Indian River! Another huge plus, it’s within walking distance of Cross In the Woods!
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Date of stay: July 2019
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Grandpatooyoung wrote a review Oct 2019
West Michigan96 contributions36 helpful votes
On a trip to tunnel of trees and looking for a simple place to lay our heads. This motel and its owners care about the environment and their guests. This is as close as you get to the complete opposite of the big chain motels. Only a 20 minute drive (that seems shorter) to Cheboygan and little further to Mackinaw, this simple comfortable motel sits a stones throw (almost literally) to Cross in the Woods. Also a 20 minute drive West on M-68 to Alanson and the US-31 corridor. There are fire rings in front of the motel, and a bbq grill, but we didn't use them. There is cable tv, a firm mattress, fridge and microwave, and coffee in the morning. The setup for the TV was a little odd, but the TV was there and got many channels. I would recommend bringing an extra shampoo and soap as the motel tries to limit waste by not putting too many plastic items out to just be thrown away. Seriously, this motel was 10 times cleaner than almost all the motels we have ever stayed. If we are ever in the area and need a place to stay, this would be on the top of our list.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Room Tip: right-hand rooms remote controlled air-conditioning/fan, left rooms are office controlled
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Dap0711 wrote a review Sep 2019
Bad Axe, Michigan283 contributions35 helpful votes
Was excited to stay-here after the reviews I read. Was ready to turn around and head home after I walked in the door. Yes, it was spacious. However, it reeked of smoke...even though there is no smoking. There is no way on earth I would walk bare foot, because the carpet had so many stains. There was no a/c...apparently only certain units get that amenity. However, after all that the front desk was very welcoming and inviting and willing to bend over backwards for you. There was also no vacancy while we were there...mostly fishermen and dirt bikers.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from stargatemotel, Owner at Star Gate Motel
Responded Sep 24, 2019
We sincerely thank you for providing feedback and we are happy to be acknowledged for our hospitality. However, we are genuinely surprised about some of your comments and want to address them. You visited our motel on a high-demand weekend during a record-breaking September. Admittedly, our carpet cleaning schedule has been delayed due to extreme room demand this fall and we are just now continuing with that schedule. (Rather than take a room out of commission overnight for carpet cleaning during sold-out weekends, guest demand for accommodation in a market with limited inventory takes priority.) Most guests understand our challenge since our rooms open to the outside and many of our guests are involved in outdoor activity, as you noticed during your stay. If you were truly "ready to turn around and head home", we wish you would have immediately expressed your concerns to us. If there is a valid concern, we do not hold guests hostage to their reservation. We would have switched you to another accommodation if possible, or we would have voided your transaction with apology. Finally, every guest accommodation is air-conditioned. The rooms on the entire north wing of the motel have brand new air conditioners. I assume you stayed in a room on the south end of the motel. Due to the room configurations on the south end (units with entry rooms, two-bedroom floor plans, etc.), a massive central air system provides air conditioning and ventilation to these rooms during warm weather. While maybe not the ideal situation, it has worked well during our relatively short hot-weather season. We have a zero tolerance policy for smoking and a hefty cleaning fee associated with smoking. Thankfully, we have not needed to charge this fee to a guest since 2016. We honestly do not believe any of our rooms "reeked of smoke". Please contact us to provide more information. All of your observations and concerns are taken seriously and are evaluated/addressed. We wish you would have expressed them during your stay, giving us an opportunity then. Our business is our livelihood and we work each day to ensure our guests are satisfied with their experience. John & Jill Breitbarth
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Jim F wrote a review Sep 2019
Algonac, Michigan29 contributions12 helpful votes
Was in Vanderbilt and could have dropped south to Gaylord but were not looking for the large chain experience so we took a ride to Indian River. These owners take great pride in this motel. The room was impeccably clean. Beds were super comfortable. Not fancy but some nice touches. Very reasonably priced. Friendly service. Very thoughtful.
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Room Tip: They also offer a mobile home, a cabin and a travel trailer. Be sure to ask about those.
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Response from stargatemotel, Owner at Star Gate Motel
Responded Sep 24, 2019
Thank you for your comments. We work each day to provide clean and comfortable accommodations at a fair price, with genuine hospitality. Your words mention each of these things! Thanks for staying with us! John & Jill Breitbarth
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$65 - $141 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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star gate hotel
LOCATION
United StatesMichiganCheboygan CountyIndian River
NUMBER OF ROOMS
16
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Frequently Asked Questions about Star Gate Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Star Gate Motel?
Nearby attractions include Cross In The Woods National Shrine (0.3 miles), Chillermania! (3.0 miles), and Burt Lake State Park (0.6 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Star Gate Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and kids activities.
Is parking available at Star Gate Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Star Gate Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Vivio's, Wilson's Rivers Edge, and Christopher's Cafe.
Is Star Gate Motel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.