We spent four days in the Paradise, MI area. We actually decided to go for the annual Blueberry Festival, and Curley's was one of very few places that had a room available on short notice. Curley's is rather pricey ($95/night) compared to most other places.
Upon arrival, at about 11:00pm, we were greeted by the owner. It must have been past her bedtime because she seemed rather cold towards us. However, after spending quite a bit of time the next day in conversation with her, I realized that it might just be her way, and once you accept that everything is fine.
We stayed in one of the motel rooms. It had two double beds, a seating room area with a table, two chairs, and a fairly large dresser. The bathroom is rather small, the water pressure is terrible, and the water is pretty hard.
The room we stayed in looked as though there had been some work done recently. The air conditioner/heater unit looked brand new and worked flawlessly, and the bathroom looked like it had a new tub and toilet, with new tile on the walls and floor. The towels and wash rags, however, looked very poor. They were dingy, stained, and we even had a couple that my wife refused to use they were so bad.
The carpeting in the room was pretty dirty as far as hotel/motel expectations go. It was stained, had several spots that looked like it was wet (even though it was not), and you can defintely tell they allow pets in their facility. The smell is difficult to get rid of, and there is tell-tale signs such as pet hair. We had asked for a non-smoking room, but got stuck with a smoking room. We are not smokers so the smell is unpleasant to us and very noticeable.
I would rate Curley's as a middle-of-the-road motel. We have never stayed at any other places in the Paradise area, so maybe they are all this way. I will say, the location is fantastic. Being right on Lake Superior and being able to watch the sun rise and set is a beautiful site that I would never get tired of. We also were able to see the Northern Lights during our stay.
I have posted pictures of Curley's Motel showing the room, outside around the buildings, and the view over the lake.
- Also Known As:
- Curley`s Paradise Hotel Paradise
- Curleys Paradise Hotel
- Curleys Hotel Paradise