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1315 Bay St, Munising, MI 49862-1511
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#4 of 11 hotels in Munising
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4.8
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4.6
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4.5
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4.4
The Sunset Motel invites you to sit back, relax and enjoy our incredible view! All rooms have a spectacular view of Lake Superior. One, two and three room spacious units are available with Lake Superior just steps away! All rooms include microwave/refrigerator/coffee maker or full kitchen. Use our complimentary outdoor grills and picnic tables to enjoy a lakeside dinner while savoring the dazzling sunset. We also have vacation homes available.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Beach
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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jordan342 wrote a review Oct 2022
IL43 contributions23 helpful votes
My husband and I have stayed here before and loved the view of the bay on Lake Superior from the windows and the chairs provided on the beach front. The room had a very comfortable queen bed with adequate covers (and extras available on a shelf). The bathroom, while small, is very well appointed with shower and was very clean. The small kitchen had a full size coffee maker, a full size stove, full refrigerator with large top freezer compartment - a microwave, toaster and plenty of dishes and pots and pans. The TV was quite high on top of the fridge and was difficult to get started but the owner came immediately and got it going and showed us the ins and out of the funky remote. The living area has plenty of seating space. We recommend this lodging.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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DotHeck wrote a review Oct 2022
Batavia, Illinois22 contributions38 helpful votes
We booked this motel for its location in Munising. Right on the bay. We had room 110 with two bedrooms, a living room with couch, chair TV, table and 2 chairs, fridge and small microwave. The bedrooms are small but were perfect for two couples traveling together. Bathroom was plain, clean and suited our needs. The decor is straight out of the 60's complete with my mother's green linen drapes! Everything was clean. We loved the big window to look out on the lake. We Loved the screen door on the outside of the regular door. Could leave open for more light on such a nice day. We highly recommend this motel as we enjoyed the retro feel of staying in a motor lodge.
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Date of stay: October 2022
Room Tip: 110 was perfect for two couples or a family. Couch in living room is a sleeper sofa too.
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travelbug148 wrote a review Aug 2022
Denton, Texas33 contributions6 helpful votes
The only thing this place has going for it is the location right on the shore of Lake Superior. Unfortunately, it was cloudy and rainy the evening we were there so we didn't even get to see the sunset. There were tears in the couch and the rocking chair was wobbly. There is mold in the tub and cobwebs jnside the windows. The air conditioning unit wss so loud I couldn't sleep with it on. If I had not prepaid on Booking.com I would have walked awsy. I would sleep in my car before staying at this place again.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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rnovicki wrote a review Jul 2022
Harleysville, Pennsylvania117 contributions13 helpful votes
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We stayed June 26-29 in Motel Unit #105 (2 bedrooms & a small bathroom) then stayed in Unit #102 (like a condo with sofa, kitchen, table & 4 chairs and a huge bathroom). Everyone has a parking spot, ice is handy, and a small breakfast provided. We originally only wanted to stay 2 nights, but there is so much to do and see here, we decided to go for 3 nights. Yes, it is dated - no fancy chandeliers hanging BUT you are privy to STUNNING SUNSETS EVERY NIGHT!! There are picnic benches and comfy dated chairs all along the the South Bay. Everyone can sit and unplug the TV, because you have the best show right in front of you every night. Remember in the summer, it stays lighter longer. Yeah! LOCATION IS PERFECT - you are at the gateway to “The Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore” which extends for 42 miles along the shore of Lake Superior. You can hike and/or take a cruise. We (69 & 66 years old) opted to take the 4pm cruise when the sun will be shining on those rocks. AMAZING! Close by: a little town called Christmas, Hiawatha National Forest (Bay Furnace), Wagner and Munising Falls. Tracey’s Restaurant (in the Roam Inn) is fantastic - we sat outside and enjoyed the view. From here, we traveled to Mackinac Island - maybe 2 hours from here. Would I stay here again - you betcha!!!! NOTE: check out some of the YouTube channels so you can see how beautiful this area is: Eat See RV.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Book Early!!!!!!!! We liked Motel Unit #102 the best - but all have great views.
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B_comingfrom_C wrote a review Jul 2022
Chicago, Illinois17 contributions1 helpful vote
Nice location and well maintained, no lie about sunset availability. Probably a little overpriced but not as shabby looking at some of the competition and staff was super friendly. Quiet and comfortable.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Lynn wrote a review Jul 2022
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My family of 4 and our friends, another family of 4, rented one of the houses for a few nights. The house was very dated, which doesn’t bother me, but the house also is in need of repairs and many items in the home were broken, including the front door, kitchen drawers, and countertop was not attached. The worst part was that it was very dirty. Dirt and sand on the bathroom floor, hair in the bathtub, looked like pet stains from accidents on the carpet, cobwebs everywhere. We went to the office with our concerns and was given a vacuum, which was broken, the first night. Unfortunately no other local hotel had a vacancy that night and we had no choice but to stay. The next morning we went to the office again with concerns. We were told a different housekeeper cleaned the house then their regular one (not sure that explains the needed repairs and cobwebs). We were offered for the house to be cleaned again, or $100 off our first night, or we could leave that morning and get a full refund for our planned stay. Packed up right away and left. Would not go back.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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RoadTrippinArianne wrote a review Jul 2022
Merritt Island, Florida70 contributions14 helpful votes
The location is excellent. You are right between the downtown where the Pictured Rocks cruise goes out and the beautiful National seashore park. And the waterfront view is excellent. The rooms are dated and that doesn’t bother me but the bathroom was not ok. The shower curtain had a lot of mildew and the wall has black mildew or mold…a lot of it. This wasn’t just one bad day for the cleaning staff. Sink and tub so old and worn they looked dingy and unappealing. The beds were all clean and comfortable. Office staff was nice and helpful. Pine walls are nostalgic and the two bedroom suite we had was spacious.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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donnier wrote a review Jul 2022
Powder Springs, Georgia323 contributions29 helpful votes
We chose the Sunset as it was the #3 ranked motel in town. I'd hate to see the #4 and up rated. This place is in desperate need of a remodel. We had a two bed room. Both beds had stained linens when we arrived. The carpet was in really bad shape. The floor around the toilet was weak and sounded like the toilet was loose. The shower curtain had pink mold growing on it and the floor tile next to the shower was moldy. Hot water - ha, sort of. After 4-5 minutes the water got warm but never hot and the water pressure was weak, if you could even call it that. When we arrived, I looked for a different hotel to move to but nothing was available so we toughed it out. Would not recommend staying here.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Lorraine N wrote a review Jun 2022
Middletown, New York109 contributions16 helpful votes
Name of the hotel fits the area just right. You are right on the water. They provide picnic tables and chairs to sit and watch the sunset over the water. It was a little chilly and breezy to sit outside for me. But I would step out and get my pictures of the sunset each night. Katie that sat behind the desk was very helpful on places to go to or directions. Meet her when I came in to get breakfast the first morning. They have yogurt, danish not too fresh, coffee, orange juice and I believe banana’s. You enter the room to a room that had abed, dresser, table and chair and the tv. That bedroom was comfortable. Then there is a door with another bed and end table. That must be where everyone slept because that mattress needs to be replaced. The bathroom was ok. I felt the place to be cleaned.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Jaden Stainforth wrote a review Jun 2022
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Sure, the interior design is a bit dated. Sure, it’s not exactly the most modern. But it was decently quiet and it was clean for us. The full kitchenette was a nice touch with plenty of cutlery and plates. If you need a place to rest and nothing much more, it’s a great little spot. The views of the lake are incredible too! There’s a limited selection of pastries and breakfast items, but it’s free so I’m not complaining. I can’t speak for those who had a poor experience recently, but I had a decent stay here. Tldr: It’s basically a time capsule motel from the 1960s, but it’s a fine place to stay for a few nights.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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$141 - $157 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
United StatesMichiganUpper PeninsulaMunising
NUMBER OF ROOMS
19
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sunset Motel on the Bay
Which popular attractions are close to Sunset Motel on the Bay?
Nearby attractions include Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore (0.7 miles), Wagner Falls (0.9 miles), and Sand Point Beach (1.8 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Sunset Motel on the Bay?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and barbeque facilities.
Which room amenities are available at Sunset Motel on the Bay?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Sunset Motel on the Bay?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Sunset Motel on the Bay?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Sunset Motel on the Bay?
Conveniently located restaurants include Pictured Rocks Pizza, Tracey's at Roam Inn, and Falling Rock Cafe & Book Store.
Is Sunset Motel on the Bay located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.9 miles away from the center of Munising.
Are pets allowed at Sunset Motel on the Bay?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Sunset Motel on the Bay have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbor view available here.