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“Dated Room but Clean with a Beautiful View”
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Lakeshore Motel
Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Iron River
Reviewed May 27, 2013

Our group stayed in several rooms. Our's was a small kitchenette that was very dated, probably last updated before I was born! But the view from our room of Ice Lake was beautiful. It was so close to the Lake that sitting from the bed it almost looked as though we were in a boat. Although the room was very "vintage" it was extremely clean.

Pros:
Fluffy towels
Hot water
Powerful shower
Great view of Ice Lake
Extremely clean
A DVD player built into the TV
Wi-Fi
Kitchen had plenty of utensils, pots/pans, dishes, appliances
Boat rental
A dock
Great outdoor space
The price, very affordable

Cons:
Very dated
The bugs collected on the door because of the light outside and every time the door was opened they flew in and by the end of the day they were swarming the room near light sources. We had to leave the bathroom light on to collect them in there to get them out of the main room.
the kitchen was small and the knobs on the stove were loose and twice the gas was accidentally left on while we were gone because someone accidentally knocked into one.
Room was cramped
No bathtub, only a shower
Hot water ran out quickly, but also replenished quickly

Now this review is only for the small kitchenette. One of the regular 2 queen rooms that some of our party occupied was much more updated and spacious. It had a mini fridge, microwave, and bathtub. They also didn't seem to have the same bug problem that we did.

I think your experience will depend on your expectations and what you mind or don't mind. The small kitchenette felt more like camping with an indoors. I would stay here again but not in the small kitchenette. I'd stay in a regular room.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 11, 2013

Extremely clean and welcoming. With big fluffy towels and a kitchen stocked with every appliance we could need our room felt like a perfect little house! The owner even let us have a late check out so we could use their wifi for work while enjoying a beautiful view of Ice Lake in the comfort of our room. More than just another room with a view, this customer service will have us coming back the next time we are in the area for work or pleasure.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled on business
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Thank Kathryn O
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Reviewed March 6, 2013 via mobile

The rooms were extremely neat. Facilities well maintained. The owners went out of their way to accommodate us. I smile when I look back on my stay:). We will definitely be returning on or next trip to Ski Brule)

  • Stayed: February 2013
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Thank JimBoarder
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Reviewed February 26, 2013

At Lakeshore
*Totally quiet during the night = great sleep
*Bedding, Bathroom, Refrigerator - all clean as a whistle
*Breakfast - nice and simple but good options such as muffins, whole grain cereals, juice
*Lake availability - was able to snowshoe on the lake - great workout
*Ski slope - Easy to get to Brule and saved a lot of money staying at Lakeshore so I could afford the lift tickets!
P.S. I do not rate high unless it is above my expectations. Lakeshore did not disappoint me.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Cheryl N
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Reviewed February 26, 2013

We stayed at the Lakeshore Motel last weekend while snowboarding at Ski Brule. The decor may be dated, but some may see the retro charm. The motel is pristine and the rooms are spacious. The couple who own the motel were very friendly. There's a beautiful view of the lake and the location is convenient to Iron River and Ski Brule. The room was very affordable and included a microwave and small refrigerator. We had a nice continental breakfast with one of the owners providing light-hearted morning conversation. I will definitely be staying at the Lakeshore again when I'm in the Iron River area.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Karen N
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Reviewed February 24, 2013

We had a fabulous stay at Lakeshore this weekend while skiing at Brule. This was one of the best experiences I've had at a hotel at this value. The cost to stay here is such an incredible value for what you get. The cleanliness of the room, quiet/quaintness, view and location on the lake, and wonderful owners added so much to our ski weekend. There is absolutely no reason to stay at the chain hotel nearby when you can pay much less, get a well taken care of room, and get a much more unique experience at Lakeshore. Don't let the initial view of the motel fool you, it's much more pleasant inside, and the outdoor adventures nearby and the local charm will make it a great time! I can't stress enough the tranquility and quiet atmosphere, which you rarely find in hotels!

The owners were simply amazing and very nice. Made us feel so welcome.

Bathroom - water heat was very touchy in shower, but very minor issue. Outdated but who cares!

Rooms with two Queen beds were very good sized. Had small table and a few swivel chairs in other parts of room, which were very handy. Beds weren't super comfortable but exceeded expectations for price.

Good flat screen TVs with satellite. Also had WIFI.

Are outside was BEAUTIFUL. Right on the lake, perfect tranquil scenery in the winter.

Very nice, small continental breakfast every morning. Unexpected bonus for the cost to stay.

Room Tip: Get the double bed rooms even if you don't need the 2nd bed. Bigger room.
  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank SaraMiller16
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Reviewed December 11, 2012

Have been staying here for years! Some rooms accept dogs. Always very clean and very nice owners! Love the swivel chair and ottoman in each room - great for reading late at night! Recently rooms were furnished with new pillows, which are great for sleeping. Didn't even have to bring in my own from the car! Two buildings, one on Ice Lake and the other across from the building on the lake. Very quiet location - best in Iron River!

Room Tip: Motel is nicer than cabins, but cabins are away from everyone and are better if you have a pet.
  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank ROT810
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Additional Information about Lakeshore Motel

Address: 1257 Lalley Rd, Iron River, MI 49935-8122
Location: United States > Michigan > Upper Peninsula > Iron River
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Iron River
Price Range: $68 - $82 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Lakeshore Motel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 20
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