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Sunset Motel on the Bay
Ranked #3 of 11 Hotels in Munising
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed September 30, 2013

What a view!! We stayed on the second floor. When you first walk in, there is a two person couch, small kitchen with stove, fridge, and sink. Just right!! Two queen beds and a large bathroom with hairdryer. We loved it and will be returning in the future. The grounds are clean too with bbq areas. Works for me/us.
Oh yes, the construction will be gone in a week or so!! BIG DEAL!!

Room Tip: Upstairs! only two rooms available.
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  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Pam L, Manager at Sunset Motel on the Bay, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2013

We are so glad you enjoyed the terrific view from one of our upstairs rooms. There are three rooms upstairs. They are very popular with our guests. The view is incredible from all of our rooms and even more so now with the fantastic fall colors. The weather has been perfect this week - sunny and in the high 60's to low 70's. We had a little rain this morning but that produced a beautiful rainbow. What a great start to the day! We're happy to know that you found your room complete with everything you needed. We hope you'll visit us again to sit back, relax and enjoy the view! Thanks for sharing with Trip Advisor readers.

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Reviewed September 29, 2013

We just stayed here and I'll try to keep it brief:

1. If you're staying here to be close to attractions be aware there is massive construction directly outside the hotel and the road is impassible. First started hearing the dirt movers fire up at 5:30am and construction began at 6:30am (weekdays only)

2. The detour to get to miners castle and other attractions is over 7 miles out of the way

3. The rooms are dated, and bathrooms are tiny. Had to squat to get my head under the very low showerhead. (6foot tall)

4. No breakfast, but the sunsets are nice.

5. May have just been our stay, but seemed to be a few smokers out during our sunset viewing hacking and spitting nearby wrecking the vibe.

Overall, there are much better places to stay. I sense there's some monkey business going on with their trip advisor reviews to get their #1 rating. We made the most of it, but were upset that we wee never told about the construction..

Hope your stay is better.

  • Stayed: September 2013
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Pam L, Manager at Sunset Motel on the Bay, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2013

We are extremely disappointed when someone does not have an enjoyable stay and we failed to meet their expectations. All of our guests are so important to us. We value all the feedback, opinions and suggestions we receive. We are consistently searching for ways to improve.
The Sunset is an older property with a special charm of its' own. We do have several plans for changes and updates, including a continental breakfast, that we hope to have implemented beginning next spring. However, we will never do anything to take away The Sunset's peaceful and relaxing appeal. Our plans will only enhance it.
Unfortunately, there is nothing we can do about the construction and detour. We did send out emails to all of our reservations informing them about the construction and detour. We certainly apologize if you did not receive this information.
We are extremely proud of our Trip Advisor rating. The Sunset received a 2013 Certificate of Excellence from Trip Advisor. As far as questioning our integrity and that of our wonderful guests who take the time to review The Sunset, it is completely inaccurate.
If you would like to speak to us regarding any of the issues you experienced during your stay, please contact our office at (906)387-4574.

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Reviewed September 29, 2013

Stayed here for the past 6 years we couldn't get a room because I waited to long to call, clean facility, old fashioned, but homey. love the view of Lake Superior. A bit pricy for other places we have stayed, but then again, you are paying for the view of Lake Superior and not a parking lot view. Need breakfast room.

Room Tip: Wonderful view of Lake Superior
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  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Linda201320132013
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Pam L, Manager at Sunset Motel on the Bay, responded to this reviewResponded October 2, 2013

Thank you for sharing your comments with Trip Advisor readers. How wonderful that you have enjoyed the view at The Sunset for six years! We have many return guests. Some have stayed here for over ten years and tell us it's like coming home. The fall colors make the view even more incredible! We do have plans for including breakfast starting next spring. We hope you'll join us for breakfast on your seventh visit and sit back, relax and enjoy the view!

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Reviewed September 21, 2013

I can understand why it is called the Sunset Motel. We did indeed experience a beautiful sunset. The room was a nice size. The bed was a kind of saggy and the bathroom and furnishings a bit worn. We had the upstairs room with a balcony. The railing had peeling paint. The price was too high in comparison to other places we stayed in the U.P.

Room Tip: The upstairs with balcony has the best view and no neighbors
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  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Pam L, Manager at Sunset Motel on the Bay, responded to this reviewResponded September 27, 2013

We are happy that you were able to view a spectacular sunset! The view is always incredible!
Now that fall is here the view increases in beauty each day. The vibrant reds, yellows and oranges are amazing! The weather has been perfect with sunshine and temperatures in the uppers 60's and low 70's. Thank you for sharing your comments with Trip Advisor readers.
We invite you to visit us again to sit back, relax and enjoy the view!

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Reviewed September 13, 2013

We spent two days here while visiting the Munising area and Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. The setting is beautiful, right on a bay of Lake Superior. The rooms are very comfortable and clean and Pet Friendly (we travel with our furry kid, Mick the Aussie). Lots of outdoor space and a green lawn with chairs and picnic tables and grills. Even a small beach and a dock. The management is very attentive to making each stay enjoyable. Try it, you'll like it! So much better than a large chain hotel experience.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Pam L, Manager at Sunset Motel on the Bay, responded to this reviewResponded September 24, 2013

We enjoyed meeting Mick and all the dogs who were our guests this summer. Mick would love being here now. The geese and ducks are back on our beach. He would have wonderful fun chasing them! Thank you for staying with us and taking the time to share your comments with Trip Advisor readers. We are determined to enhance the stay of all of our guests - including our four-legged friends. We invite you and Mick to visit us again soon to sit back, relax, enjoy the view and, perhaps, chase a few ducks!

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Reviewed September 8, 2013

My husband and I spent three days here in early September. We could not have picked a better place to explore Pictured Rocks State Park and surrounding area! The motel location is just perfect with chairs and tables facing the lake and the bay. Perfect for gorgeous sunsets!
We had a suite with large fridge, full kitchen, and separate bedroom. The bathroom was a little dated but very clean and functional.
It's like being in a little cottage of your own but at a very reasonable price! Overall a great quality/price value and I would definitely recommend this place. We took our bikes with us, so we could bike to town and explore the surrounding trails with waterfalls.
And I must add that the personnel was extremely nice and accomodating to all of our needs! Definitely a little gem in the middle of pictured rocks!
Muriel

  • Stayed: September 2013
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Pam L, Manager at Sunset Motel on the Bay, responded to this reviewResponded September 24, 2013

Our staff loved The Sunset being referred to as a "little gem"! We strive to live up to that title! Thank you for sharing your kind words with Trip Advisor readers. Our cozy rooms that include furnished kitchens are very popular. They are like having your own private cottage with a beautiful lake view. You can enjoy the view from the comfort of your room or from our front lawn. With evening temperatures turning cooler, you may want to bring a mug of hot chocolate if you decide to sit outside. It was our pleasure to have you stay with us! We certainly hope you'll return to sit back, relax and enjoy the view!

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Reviewed September 3, 2013

The motel is located on the shore of Lake Superior. The sunsets were absolutely breathtaking. There were multiple chairs to sit and watch the boat traffic and the waves. Be prepared to "get away from it all" as the WiFi is not always working.

Room Tip: only some of the rooms have kitchenettes.
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Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
1  Thank Anne M
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Pam L, Manager at Sunset Motel on the Bay, responded to this reviewResponded September 12, 2013

Thank you for sharing your thoughts with Trip Advisor readers. The sunsets are spectacular!
Today we have a strong north wind creating big waves. There have been people outside watching the waves all day. Someone told me she didn't care about the cold or the wind as long as she could be near the lake. No matter what the weather the view is incredible! We hope you'll visit us again to sit back, relax and enjoy the view!
P.S. We are working on getting a stronger wifi signal!

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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: $89 - $150 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Sunset Motel on the Bay 2.5*
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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