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5 of 5 bubbles Review of The Cedars Motel

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The Cedars Motel
Ranked #6 of 30 Hotels in Saint Ignace
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“cleanRooms, Quiet, Relaxing And Not Too Far From Downtown.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2013 via mobile

It's Always A Pleasure Staying At The Cedars. I Stayed A Few Nights, Visited At The Campfire And Even Had A Smore! Very Clean And Good Value! This Visit I Even Went To The Casino And Came Out Smiling!

  • Stayed August 2013
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2013

The Cedars Motel is a good choice in St. Ignace. The rooms are basic, but clean. Tim and Kathy are great hosts, and provide a lot of extras not found at chains. The evenings were great sitting out by the fire with our friends, complete with complimentary firewood and s'mores fixings. It is far enough out of downtown that you have to drive, but you also don't have to fight the traffic. There's a small convenience store across the street for basics, snacks and drinks. Some of our friends stayed at chain hotels in St. Ignace and Mackinac City, and paid 3-4x the price. And they still hung out with us at fireside in the evenings. For the money, The Cedars Motel is a great value.

Room Tip: Only some of the rooms are cedar lined or have fireplaces. Others are just basic rooms.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2013

We stayed 2 nights during Mini Over the Mack rally. The owners go out of their way to make sure your stay is enoyable. Rooms are in knotty pine, kept very clean. We felt like we were in a cabin in the woods. Gave us a $5 credit to use at casino and ended up winning some money. Smores over the nightly bonfire were fun to make. Donut holes in morning are delicious too. We would return if we ever get up that way again.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Romeo, Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2013

We've stayed at the Cedars for only one night in August 2013. The owners are really nice and are doing a great job at keeping the place spotless. Wi-fi is included as well as a very descent breakfast for a motel (not usual for this kind of price), it always nice to start the day with something in your stomach rather than having to go straight to a restaurant. If you are looking for a place to stay during your next stay in the UP, whether it is to visit Mackinac Island or the UP itself, the Cedars is a great place!

Room Tip: We were told by the owners that rooms 1,3 & 5 were the best. We got room #3.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2013

Our room had a rustic cabin feel. Well maintained, extremely comfortable and clean. If you're looking for luxury accommodations, go elsewhere, but I am here to say that this place beats out any of the "name brand" places I've stayed!

In the mornings, they provide a continental breakfast of varied selections but the donut holes alone were worth getting up early for, not sure why but they were so addicting. Each morning, we were greeted with kind hellos and smiles.

Kathy and Tim go out of their way to make this a pleasant place for their guests and it's obvious. We enjoyed sitting around their campfire the nights we were there. She provides s'mores and kind conversation and he provides good stories that make ya laugh! They are also awesome to give information about activities in the UP, really helpful if you aren't familiar with the area. The nicest people ever. You can't find that kind of hospitality anywhere! We were a little sad to have to check out.

Thanks for such an awesome 3 nights, guys! Enjoy Florida!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Lima, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2013

We drove up to the U.P. so we can go to Mackinac Island. St Ignace was our departure point.
The location was great by the way.....It was right off the interstate. You drive about a 1/4 mile and you reach the city limits which immediately leads into downtown where all the ferry docks are at.
The area is gorgeous and quiet. The motel is very clean, pleasantly rustic, and every night the owners get a fire going so the guests, if they choose to, can make smores (they provide everything you need for the smores of course..the ingredients, sticks, plates ,etc)
The motel offers a simple but satisfying breakfast, wifi, and a good assortment of cable channels.
The rooms are great! They have a great outdoors cabin feel to them with all the comforts and amenities of a modern motel.
The owners are equally great. We stayed for three nights and two of the nights we sat around the fire with them, talked, and ate smores. You won't find this kind of hospitality and genuine friendliness at most of the hotels you stay at. It was a truly enjoyable and memorable experience.
I highly recommend this place to anybody. Great place at a great rate. I believe we paid between 65 and 70 dollars a night. One of the better rates in the area.
Also, I'd like to congratulate the owners for out ranking most of the big hotel chains in the area. WOOHOO! :)

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2013

We stayed at the Cedars for a quick two day gettaway and weren't disappointed. We loved the warmth and friendliness we felt from Tim and Kathy and appreciated our well kept, clean, and adorable room. My wife loved the fluffy towels and our comfortable bed was appreciated after a long day of hiking and exploring.The commradarie of the evening campfire with s'mores was a highlight for us especially when Kathy busted out the jumbo marshmellows!. It's a great spot to use as a home base while you explore the UP. We'll be back!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Additional Information about The Cedars Motel

Property: The Cedars Motel
Address: 2040 I-75 Business Loop, Saint Ignace, MI 49781
Location: United States > Michigan > Upper Peninsula > Mackinac County > Saint Ignace
Amenities:
Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
#3 Romantic Hotel in Saint Ignace
#5 Family Hotel in Saint Ignace
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are just a stone's throw away from the Kewadin Casino. Whether you want to stroll down the mile long boardwalk in downtown St Ignace, or travel one of the ferry's to Mackinac Island, we are just minutes away. ... more   less 
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