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“Right on Lake Superior without the right on Lake Superior price tag!!”

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Sunset Motel on the Bay
Ranked #3 of 11 Hotels in Munising
Certificate of Excellence
Weston, Wisconsin
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52 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Right on Lake Superior without the right on Lake Superior price tag!!”
Reviewed May 5, 2013

Very nice little place to stay. Amazing view of the bay. The weekend we stayed was very overcast and gloomy but it was still cool to see the fog roll in over the town.

The staff was great. They gave us some pointers as to where the local waterfalls were and which ones we could reach by foot.

Definitely recommend it!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Pam L, Manager at Sunset Motel on the Bay, responded to this review, June 3, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to comment on your stay at The Sunset Motel. We agree that the view is fantastic! We hope the next time you visit us the weather will be much warmer! We want you to be able to sit back, relax and enjoy the gorgeous view!
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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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Reviewed April 22, 2013

My Mum came over from England last year and we took her on a trip to Munising. This motel was great! The lady at the desk was very friendly - recommended different falls to us and places to eat. The rooms were very clean and tidy. By far the best thing about this motel were the beautiful views. The sunsets were just gorgeous. It was lovely to have a place to sit out by the lake too. Couldn't have asked for better! We hope to stay there again.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
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Central Ohio
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed February 9, 2013

We had never been to the area before so everything was new. The staff could not have been nicer or more helpful in pointing out great things to go see. If you are near Munising, you should definitely stay here.

While the bathroom could be bigger, the small kitchen and sitting area were great. The bed was comfortable. Most importantly, everything was clean.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Michigan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed February 3, 2013 via mobile

Our family stayed at this motel for a few nights while we visited Munising this past summer. We loved the beautiful sunsets every night that we could see from our room window. The rooms were rustic looking with knotty pine paneling and such which gave it a feel of being in a cabin. The bathroom was a bit on the small side which wasn't a major problem for us. There wasn't much extra room when getting in and out of the shower though.

The location was good for us since we were on a waterfall hiking trip. We were right across the street from trails that took us to 2 waterfalls.

Overall, we had a pleasant stay and would return if our travels take us to Munising again.

  • Stayed July 2012
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New Baltimore, Michigan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed January 13, 2013

We have stayed here twice now and am hoping to make it a third time this summer. I cant find anything but wonderful things to say about the motel. Staff are friendly and helpful in suggesting things to see and do. I think the rooms are cozy and have that cottage feeling. We stayed in the 2 bedroom room with a full kitchen and it was perfect. The motel is quiet and the views of the bay are priceless. Sitting out in the morning with a cup of coffee looking out across the bay is one of my favorite things to do. Please dont change a thing. Hope to see you in July

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
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Marinette, Wisconsin
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed October 29, 2012

Very helpful and friendly staff! practically mapped out our day of waterfall and scenic viewing for us! also recommended good place nearby for dinner! great value! very simple and cozy room with balcony view of lake superior! Stormed the night we stayed and what an incredible lightning show on the lake! A+

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Ohio
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Reviewed October 18, 2012

This motel reminded me of the places I stayed in as a child - and felt just as good. Other viewer's comments regarding cleanliness and extra friendliness and helpfulness of the staff regarding restaurants and waterfalls were echoed in our experience. The view of the Bay from inside your room is somewhat impeded by parked cars but step past the cars and you can practically put your toes in the water. Room had a coffee machine, fridge - and a micro - nice touch giving you a place to warm up some UP pasties. Walls are a bit thin - our neighbors were great but that could be an issue. We would definitely stay here again.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Sunset Motel on the Bay
Address: 1315 Bay St, Munising, MI 49862-1511
Location: United States > Michigan > Upper Peninsula > Munising
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 11 Hotels in Munising
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 19
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Munising's best waterfront motel invites you to sit back, relax and enjoy the 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 and are smoke free. Wifi is available. Use our complimentary outdoor grills and picnic tables to enjoy a lakeside dinner while savoring the dazzling sunset. If staying for a week or more, take advantage of our fully furnished 3 bedroom vacation homes. ... more   less 
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