Motel was clean and staff were nice. The motel is a few feet from the bay and every room has a bay view, but the view is obstructed by parked cars. Curtains must be closed if you want privacy. The room was also awkwardly designed, probably due to the addition of an interior wall to separate the two queen beds.
We just returned from staying in the brown house here. We (and members of our family) have stayed at this motel periodically over the last 15-20 years and this will be our last time. Let me start with the pros because it’s a short list. Pros: -the sunsets are very nice to view here. Cons: -I always check the beds first thing. Well, all 3 beds had a gross amount of hair and dirt on the sheets as well as indentations from where people laid!! THEY DID NOT EVEN CHANGE THE BEDDING!!!! We arrived in the evening and had to wash all the bedding before we could go to bed that night. -the house was very dirty when we arrived. Carpets did not appear vacuumed (I dropped something and when picking it up it was covered in cobwebs) -speaking of cobwebs, they were everywhere....I mean everywhere! I don’t think they cleaned before opening the house for the season! We literally had a spider on our breakfast plate, in our purse, in the kitchen sink multiple times, in the bed. -the toilet started leaking across the floor and wasn’t flushing properly. We had maintenance come look at it. He tried to tell us it was condensation. Um, no. He ended up needing to change the O ring. -the bathroom sink was draining extremely slowly. We went to the front desk to let them know and the lady working asked if we tried plunging it! Um, not our job!!! They never fixed it. -shower had black mold all the way around it (photo) -the porch furniture was dirty -living room furniture....well, by this point I decided not to sit on anything with fabric. It is very dated and didn’t look clean so I sat on the hard dining room chairs all week. -Kitchen drawer fronts literally fell off when opening them. I know this is a long review but I want you to know what you’re getting into if you’re looking at staying here. We did let the owner know and he did compensate us one night back (out of a 5 night stay)…
I rented one of the houses - the Bay. There was no wifi. They did offer to refund me and let me stay somewhere else. I decided to stay because I was so tired. My review isn't based on no wifi - although it was advertised as such. The house has no view of the lake. The steps for someone with any mobility issues is a no-go. I am agile and was worried. The back steps from patio are rotted. Chairs were broken on patio. Construction happening next door. The bathroom is on the first floor (fyi). The appliances were find. The reason I left early is that there were some type of animal(s) in the walls at night. It was disgusting. Overpriced for sure.
The motel is in a good locale. Sunset views of Lake Superior are very nice. There are some chairs and picnic tables - but not enough. The room was clean but in desperate need of updating: worn furnishings, stained carpet... fortunately we came for Pictured Rock and spent little time in the room. Staff was helpful in making touring suggestions. Continental breakfast was yogurt, apples, danish and coffee. There was a kitchenette in the room. You can definitely hear Noise from adjacent rooms aNd “walking” in the room above you.
We just stayed here, the location is excellent for ease to get into the PIctured Rocks area. The rooms were clean. The pillows are horrible and the hotel desperately needs updating, so I thought the price was definitely high for how outdated it is. Owners are helpful, especially for late check-ins. I understand that prices go up during peak times, to see Fall colors.