My friend and I stayed in this hotel during a trip to Keweenaw in August 2011. The price was good ($55 for a double). The rooms were a bit dated, but not in a bad way. Thermostat and A/C worked excellent. Location is close to town.
The hotel no longer has a pool; it has been converted to a flower garden, but it is very pretty.
Speaking of very pretty, the owner, Julie, is quite a nice looking woman and VERY knowledgeable about the local area. We asked her for some advice on places to swim and she gave us about eight suggestions. She even was able to give us information like, "About forty miles up US-41 there is a dirt turn-around on the right side of the road. Turn in there, go down the path, and there is a river with a swimming hole that you can jump in." We followed her instructions and found the swimming hole, just as she said!
So, she is very knowledgeable about the area. Rooms are small but clean, no bed bugs (in mine at least), good amenities and great place to stay, it you don't mind the 70's wooden paneling on the walls.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nestled quietly off the highway 2 miles SE of downtown Houghton, Julie's Motor Inn provides a comfy, cozy, relaxing stop for your visit to the area. All rooms have small refrigerators, free WIFI, ample parking (many rooms at-door), morning coffee with grab-n-go items, and plenty of smiles to warm your stay. Rooms have been recently renovated with new furnishings - all double rooms having queen beds, an easy chair and desk area. In the summertime take in the garden/picnic area during the day or enjoy a bonfire at night. Only minutes from Michigan Tech University, Isle Royale Boat Dock, beaches, nordic & alpine skiing, golf, fine dining and downtown excitement...We are available four seasons! We offer special rates for university families and extended stay rates (weekly or monthly) based on availability. If you need a change from the franchise scene WHY NOT give us a try?! We would love to have you as our guest. ... more less