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Lakeshore Motel
Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Iron River
Indianapolis
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great Find”
Reviewed July 8, 2013

I was traveling across the U.P. last week and needed a place to stay in a pinch so I got on my smartphone and pulled up trip advisor and found this little gem. It is a classic old-style motel I am guessing from the 1940's or 50's. Most of these places I see are pretty run-down but this place was in great shape and very clean. The room was done in a rustic cabin style and was spotless. The fixtures in the bathroom were dated but again in great condition and clean. They had great complementary soaps that rival any of the upscale places I have stayed and the bonus was that the back window looks out on a beautiful lake. But there was even more, they had an excellent continental breakfast with muffins, cereal, fruit, juice and coffee in the little dining room at the office and the real kicker was that I got all of this for $45.00 and change. Unbelievable! Thanks folks! I will keep you in mind if I am ever traveling this way again.

Room Tip: Call early, rooms are limited and there are not a lot of choices out in the wilderness of the U.P.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
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Long Beach, California
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Reviewed July 7, 2013

Have been here a week now (extended our stay twice, so far). This will be added to my list of places I absolutely will return to. Drove, from CA, to the Upper Peninsula, MI, and found this little slice of heaven!! The owners are so gracious, warm and friendly...in fact EVERYONE on the UP are very friendly!! The rooms are clean, quaint, comfortable, cozy and quiet. The cottages are a step back in time. Very family friendly. Have our own private little lake out front (Ice Lake), with swimming, kayaking, conoeing, row boating and fishing, right out our front door!! I simply DO NOT want to leave!! Do yourself a favor...make it a destination! At least stop here for a couple of days!!!

  • Stayed July 2013
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Mt Morris, Michigan
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Reviewed June 27, 2013

We had a very nice room, with a good view of the lake. Service was great, had a problem with TV, Steele came up right away and changed out the TV. Breakfast was good, Claudia was right there to offer fresh coffee, and help in any way needed. Everything was fresh. Motel was full, but it was very quiet, some that were there had been there many times before and were making reservations for future visits. We will be back for another stay in the future.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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Mt Morris
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Reviewed June 23, 2013

We were looking for a place to stay for three nights as we were going to visit a friend of mine who lives close by. She gave me numbers of three different motels in the area and so we booked Lakeshore Motel. I am so glad we did. The room we had, had two queen beds in it, table with two chairs, flat screen tv with cable, microwave, refrigerator, lazy boy chair and another chair and wifi. The room was spotless. Looking out the window you could see the lake and it was gorgeous. Nice size bathroom and was very clean. They offered continental breakfast and had a very good selection of items. We visited with Claudia and she was very friendly and a great hostess. The tv in our room was acting up and her husband came right up to check it out and changed out the tv. Next time we come up to that area we will definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Marshall, Michigan
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Reviewed June 3, 2013

We were looking for someplace to stay for one night in the Iron River area. I turned to TripAdvisor to help me to choose. There were so many good revues about the Lakeshore Motel and it held up to those reviews. The room was charming, with a rustic decor, and it was spotless. The room had a refrigerator, microwave, plenty of good lighting, an extra mirror in the sleeping area, a nice chair and stool, and a flat screen TV. We had a pleasant lake view, there were magazines to borrow, and a continental breakfast. The bathroom was roomy, and was stocked with nice, white towels and good quality toiletries. We used the dock to fish, and caught (and released!) a lot of bluegills and other small fish. The room was so comfortable, and the setting so pleasant, we were sorry we weren't able to stay longer. Another bonus, was the location. It was just a couple of blocks off Highway 2. Convenient for traveling, but far enough away to make us feel like we were not anywhere near the highway!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Chicago
2 reviews
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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Marquette, Michigan
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3 reviews
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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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Property: Lakeshore Motel
Address: 1257 Lalley Rd, Iron River, MI 49935-8122
Location: United States > Michigan > Upper Peninsula > Iron River
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Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Iron River
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Lakeshore Motel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 20
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