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“Enjoyed our stay” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Boardwalk Inn

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Boardwalk Inn
Ranked #3 of 9 Saint Ignace B&B and Inns
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61 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Enjoyed our stay”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2013

We spent 2 nights here, before and after the Mackinac Bridge Walk on Labor Day. The owners were very nice. I loved that they left an old book at our door on our first night. The rooms are on the 3rd floor, so be prepared to take a few flights up. Our room was too close to the road, so it was a bit loud - you may want to ask for a room near the back of the hotel, if it is going to be a busy night in St Ignace. Also, breakfast is sparse - just a bread item, juice and coffee. No fruit or yogurt. But, it can get you going. In spite of these things, I would recommend this hotel. I enjoyed our stay.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    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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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2013

The guest service was excellent! We really felt like we were at a close friend's house. The rooms are adorable... And spotless! Everything reminded us of life in the olden days, It felt like time travel! The location is perfect... Walking distance from everything downtown saint ignace and super close to the ferry lines. We can't wait to come back!!
Eman and Mike

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Emanb123
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Flint, Michigan
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2013

We enjoy the hospitality and personal attention we get when we visit the Boardwalk Inn. Jim and Kayla take the time to make sure we are comfortable and the rates are very reasonable. This is the only place we stay when we visit St. Ignace.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Michigan
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24 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2013

We stayed two nights. First night had trouble with shower (super low pressure) in room 4 (the only room with two beds). Talked to owner in the morning. She agreed to switch us to rooms 1 & 2 for no additional charge.

Rooms are cozy and nicely decorated. This is more like staying at a relative's house than at a hotel. Bathrooms are small, and sinks are out in the room, but the beds were comfortable and we slept well the second night (first night there were very early risers right above our heads at 3:30 - 5:00 am - ask for a second floor room). Lots of power outlets to charge your devices - even more than in a regular hotel room.

Location is great - you are right downtown and everything is an easy walk - we didn't touch our car until we left. Easy, free parking right along side the building.

Breakfast (this is a B&B) was pretty basic. There are two bins of cereal (O's and flakes), and a microwave for oatmeal. Toasters at each table for bagels and English muffins. Peanut butter & jelly and real butter available. One pot of regular coffee (sorry, no decaf), one pitcher of mixed OJ, and one pitcher of milk. You can also make tea. No real cream, just packs of fake stuff and sugar. Everything is self serve and was the same both weeknights we were there,

Overall a great stay and nice to not be at a chain. Noticed that the property appears to be for sale (big sign propped up in the entryway facing the street).

Room Tip: Ask for an upstairs room to reduce noise from, well, from people upstairs. ;=)
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Jeff-and-Kelley
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Grand Haven, Michigan
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15 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2013 via mobile

We had a room with a view of the bay and watched the sunrise... worth the extra $. Big drawback was the breakfast. Just bagels, English muffins & cold cereal on a Saturday morning... we picked up food elsewhere. We did enjoy the games in the lobby, room was clean & management is awesome!

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Saint Ignace, Michigan, United States
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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2013

The Boardwalk Inn is located in the heart of St. Ignace across the street from the lake. Everything is just out the front door. Jim and Kayla were very nice hosts. My room was cozy with antiques - definitely not a cookie-cutter hotel. If you're looking for something quaint and charming - you will enjoy this. Thanks for a very pleasant stay! Will definitely will stay again!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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New Smyrna Beach, Florida
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2013

In late July, following a family reunion at Homestead Resort near Sleeping Bear Dunes, we decided to extend our stay in Michigan and explore the Upper Peninsula. St. Ignace was selected as our base due to proximity to other points of interest such as Mackinac Island. Of course, lodging was needed so our on-line search put us in touch with the Boardwalk Inn.

Kayla, the owner, suggested that The St. Anthony Suite would be comfortable accommodations for 4. Being from Florida, air conditioning was a priority. AC & en suite bathrooms were features of the suite. (However during the day we did enjoy the fresh air blowing through the curtains while we were away on our adventures.) So we booked... Happy we made that choice!

Upon our late evening arrival, we were greeted warmly by Jim & Kayla. They patiently answered many tourist questions we posed. Our suite was ready, keys issued and bags were tugged to the third floor. Yes, the only real challenge we faced during our stay was "the steps" as there is no elevator. After the 1st day, the stairs became less of a burden ... maybe. We attempted to think of this situation as "good exercise."

The suite adequately met our expectations of comfort and cleanliness. Private sleeping quarters and baths were available + ample room for relaxation and visiting. Continental breakfast was available each am on the second floor in The Fireside Room.

Location, location, location is the best feature of the Boardwalk Inn. Shepler's Ferry was right down the street, restaurants within walking distance and large parking area. Very convenient...

At the end of our busy three days, the Boardwalk Inn looked like home to four weary tourists!
Thank you to both Jim and Kayla for their hospitality and services.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Thank mossdoris
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Additional Information about Boardwalk Inn

Property: Boardwalk Inn
Address: 316 N State St, Saint Ignace, MI 49781-1425
Location: United States > Michigan > Upper Peninsula > Mackinac County > Saint Ignace
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Shuttle Bus service Suites Airport Transportation
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Ranked #3 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Saint Ignace
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 12
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