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“Terrific Rooms” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Driftwood Motel

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Driftwood Motel
Ranked #8 of 30 Hotels in Saint Ignace
Certificate of Excellence
Allen Park, Michigan
Level Contributor
146 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Terrific Rooms”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 9, 2013

If you get the single queen room, you'll have plenty of space to move around. I was really pleased to see how nice and clean the room and bathroom was when I moved in for the weekend. I will be visiting St. Ignace in the summer and have already made plans to stay at the Driftwood. Attached dining and bar is a big plus too! We had a room that gave us a really nice view of Lake Huron.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
2 Thank William J
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hannah2-7, Manager at Driftwood Motel, responded to this review, June 27, 2013
Thank you so much for your recent review of the Driftwood Motel. We strive to operate a nice, clean, friendly place and are happy that you were able to enjoy your stay. We appreciate the repeat business as well! Thanks again!
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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English first
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13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 2, 2013 via mobile

We stayed there During the lilac parade in Mackinac every one was very very nice rooms a bit small but then I don't need much space restaurant good good and a good price list we have very large greyhounds I was so happy to see they were pet friendly for a charge of course but well worth it can't wait to go back in 2013 thanks for making our stay just the best see you soon .


Steve Dan Oliver sweetie and Lewis

  • Stayed June 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Stonepost
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hannah2-7, Owner at Driftwood Motel, responded to this review, April 3, 2013
Thank you so much for your patronage, it is grealty appreciated. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay here with us, along with your dog, and we hope to have you as our guest again soon. Thank you!
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Linden MI
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27 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2013

We stay here often and it's been a few years since we've stayed. To what plesant suprise they updated the rooms and very nicely done. The resturant- sports bar makes it nice to get a bite to eat.Well will come back.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
3 Thank hitchhikerman
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hannah2-7, Owner at Driftwood Motel, responded to this review, January 17, 2013
Thank you so much for giving us the oppurtunity to have you as our guest, we greatly appreciate your patronage. We are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay here with us, and hope to see you again really soon. Thank you for being our guest!
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Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2012

I recently arrived in Mackinac City on a cold rainy night in November, expecting the large hotels to be open. Turned out to be quite an eerie ghost town. I headed over the bridge into St. Ignace and stumbled upon the Driftwood, which was like an oasis. Terrific on-site sports bar and full restaurant. Clean, updated rooms with quality mattresses. Beautiful view of the straits. All staff was pleasant and helpful. Food was excellent, both dinner and breakfast. Very spacious rooms/bathrooms, nicely updated, and very clean. All this for a very reasonable room rate. I could tell by the number of other guests, as well as locals, that this is a very popular destination. I prefer nice motels to overpriced, crowded hotels...and the Driftwood provides quite a lot for their bargain rates. No need to for me to stay anywhere else in the future, both in-season and off-season. Keep up the excellent work, folks!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
    • 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
3 Thank Russ S
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hannah2-7, Owner at Driftwood Motel, responded to this review, January 17, 2013
Thank you so much for your patronage, it is very much appreciated. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed all the amenities we have to offer, and were happy with your experience here. Thank you so much for beiing our guest, and we look forward to seeing you again really soon.
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Hastings, Michigan
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2012

Newly remodeled single bedded rooms. Lots of space in the bathroom. New furniture and TV looks great . All for a great price. Also, across the street from the ferry. I have stayed here several times in past years and now we will have to call much further in advance to reserve the room now the word is out how great the rooms are.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank Sam L
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Niles, Michigan
Level Contributor
108 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2012

Very nicely surprised upon our arrival at the remodeled rooms plus the bathroom expansion. We had heard the rooms were updated, but we weren't expecting new carpet, new windows/doors, new expanded bathroom, flat screen tv. The mattress even seemed new. What a great room for the money! Convenient location wth the restaurant right there. Casino coupons, ferry coupons etc. available at the front desk. Only negative is the people hanging around outside and it's alittle noisy, but you'll have that anywhere you go.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
3 Thank KAREN S
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Grand Blanc, Michigan, USA
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2012

Stopped into the Bar & Grill to grab something to eat on our way through town. We were ignored, while the bartender was socalizing, prior to getting our drink order taken. Took forever for him to take our food order, so went into the dining room, informed the front desk of our situation, and that we would be coming in there for service. They were just about empty and indicated that this wouldn't be a problem. We sat down in the dining room, ignored for 20 minutes, prior to getting up to leave, and not even being looked at by the front desk employee.

We will never darken their doorstep again and will provide such insight to others. It would have been different and reasonable, if they were busy or considerate. The one word to describe all employees is indifference.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank BoyneBoy
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Property: Driftwood Motel
Address: 590 N State St, Saint Ignace, MI 49781-1458
Location: United States > Michigan > Upper Peninsula > Mackinac County > Saint Ignace
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 30 Hotels in Saint Ignace
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 27
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Open year around. Directly across from ferries to Mackinac Island on Bus. Loop I-75. Our exceptionally clean, comfortable non-smoking rooms offer cable TV w/remotes, in-room refrigerators and coffeemakers, phones, all ground floor rooms, some with lake views. Pets welcome w/approval. Restaurant and Sports Bar adjacent serving breakfast, lunch, dinner, and cocktails. Come dine on our new covered patio overlooking the Straits of Mackinac and Mackinac Island. Complimentary casino shuttle and tokens. Game room and ATM on site. Located within a block of shopping district, sandy beach with picnic area, and museum. On snowmobile/ATV trails, close to ski trails and Little Bear East Ice Arena and Convention Center. NEWLY UPGRADED WIFI--STATE OF THE ART ... more   less 

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