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“Nice pet friendly Inn” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Budget Host Inn & Suites
Ranked #2 of 30 Hotels in Saint Ignace
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Tunkhannock
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Nice pet friendly Inn”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2011

Traveling with a dog, which help me decide to stay here.. Nice downtown location, can walk to shops and restraunts.. Room had been refurbished and very clean...

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Kenziety10
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StIggyBudHost, Director of Sales at Budget Host Inn & Suites, responded to this review, December 6, 2011
We are happy to be here for our guests traveling with their pets. Thank you and we hope you will allow us to accommodate you in the future.
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Rating summary
  • 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
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Lansing, Michigan
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466 reviews
85 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 770 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2011

I stayed here for two nights. The first night was June 30th and we only paid $75. The second night was July 3rd and we paid $120 because it was the night before the 4th of July. At $75, this hotel is great and you can overlook the minor inconveniences. At $120, the hotel is not so good and I would not stay here again for that price.

The rooms are clean, as others have mentioned, and the property seems to be pretty new. There's nothing horrible about the Budget Host but a few things annoyed me. First, the sheets are scratchy and of a low quality that one finds at low end motels. The mattress wasn't too comfortable either. The other thing I didn't like was the air conditioner was too small to cool the room effectively. Most times in St. Ignace you don't need the a/c but the room we were in was above the pool and it got quite stuffy in our room.

There is a nice pool, especially if you have kids and a large game room. The breakfast sitting area is inadequate and you will probably have to get your breakfast to go. Service was friendly and willing to help with suggestions.

Overall, you could do much worse but I just don't think this is the best hotel in St. Igance (as it is currently ranked).

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank Jason P
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StIggyBudHost, Director of Sales at Budget Host Inn & Suites, responded to this review, December 6, 2011
Thank you for taking the time to post your comments here. We appreciate our guest's input. I'm sorry that you found our sheets not to your taste. We do use a quality sheet and in fact put 3 sheets per bed, one on each side ot the blanket. Concerning the rate structure, if is common throughout the lodging industry to adjust rates during different dates and demand...that accounts for the higher rate during Special Event week-ends etc. It is our practice to always inform guests of the varying rates which may apply during these stays. Furthermore, each guest is asked to sign and initial a Rate Sheet stating that they understand and were given the accurate rates. I have passed your comments on to our Genreal Manager and we thank you agian for posting this for us.
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Indiana
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59 reviews
51 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2011

We stayed here the last week of June. It was very clean, the breakfast was good. There were potatoes, sausage, eggs, assorted cereal , oatmeal. english muffins, donuts, small biscuits. I think there was gravy, also. The breakfast area is very small, with only four tables, but you can put your food on a tray and eat in the pool area, or bring it to your room. If you sit near the a/c vent and open a window, the pool area is OK to eat in. Otherwise it is really hot. Our room was a 2 queen room, and it was a good size for myself and 2 kids. The beds were comfortable, as well as the pillows. There is a small closet "area", with rods and shelf, but no doors. The sink is separate from the tub/toilet. However, there is very little counter space. Also, you get little packets of shampoo and lotion, but no hair conditioner. If you need it, bring it with you. If you need a microwave/fridge, it is $5 extra. I'm not sure if that is for one or both, I didn't get it for the room. It is an easy walk to the Star line ferry. The pool was warm, fairly big. There is a hot tub. Also, there is a guest laundry, which I used. It is $1.00 each for washer, dryer, and detergent. The machines all use quarters. The arcade was OK, but some of the games seemed a little old, and they ate a few quarters without working properly. However, I have to confess that I didn't complain about it to the management. I guess I was was a bit tired by the time the kids hit the arcade, and then I forgot about it. Otherwise, the staff seemed very nice, and helpful. Our sink stopper got stuck in the up position one night, and it was fixed the next day. There is a pizza place called Pizza Builders, which just opened about 2 weeks when we were there. They were OK, but slow. However, they were a new place, so maybe it will be better as time goes by. They advertise pitas and salads on their awning, but so far they were sticking to breadsticks and pizza for now. They were literally two houses away. A few blocks north was Java Joes, which I will review separately. I highly recommend trying them. Overall, it was a great bargain for the room, very clean and safe with a good location. I will definitely return.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank Tiredmommaindiana
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StIggyBudHost, Director of Sales at Budget Host Inn & Suites, responded to this review, December 6, 2011
Thank you for your nice comments about our property. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to a return visit.
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Maumelle, Arkansas
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2011

We had two rooms for three days on a recent visit to St. Ignace and could not have been more pleased. Our rooms were exactly as described when we made our reservations, with a nice view of the bay. The rooms were extremely clean and large with comfortable beds and nice fluffy pillows. Great location within walking distance of several restaurants. Very nice breakfast area with a good variety to choose from. We would highly recommend this hotel as a great value.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank Razorback22
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StIggyBudHost, Director of Sales at Budget Host Inn & Suites, responded to this review, December 7, 2011
We, at Budget Host Inn & Suites of St. Ignace, are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and thank you so much for taking the time out of your day to post this review. Our guest's recommendations are important to us. Thank you again.
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MI
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116 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2011

After a previous visit that did not go well for 2 reasons, we decided to give our favorite Budget Host another try. We spent 3 nights there in a 3 room suite. 2 bedrooms with a queen bed in each. The livingroom included a sofa, table & chairs, wet bar, micro & frig, 2 comfortable chairs & a flat screen TV. The bathroom is large with seperate bathtub/shower & commode.
The staff we encoutered was friendly & helpful. Special thanks to Jack for all his help Housekeeping did a fine job each day, this place sparkles. I had to move the bedside table in one of the bedrooms and there was no dust or dirt anywhere. The beds are firm but not uncomfortable. Our suite had a nice selection of different types of pillows in the room.
We loved the pool and large hottub. Its nice to be able to watch TV while soaking the sore muscles. Wifi worked fine, and there is a computer in the lobby as well.
The breakfasts are pretty standard. Premade round egg patties, sausage patties, precut potatoes, biscuits&gravy, and the usual breads & cereals. Fruit is offered but its a canned blend.
This facility is very convenient to walking the main shopping area of St Ignace. We also love the boardwalk that follows the lake. We walked past all 3 ferry companies that go the the Island. There is a very nice grocery store located only a short walk away. This motel is located on the main road but is also in a residential area, so there are lots of safe streets to walk your pets.
We have recommended this lodging facility to friends & family, and will certainly return on our next visit to the U.P.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
3 Thank doggy1
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StIggyBudHost, Director of Sales at Budget Host Inn & Suites, responded to this review, December 7, 2011
Thank you for the kind words of recommendation. Word of mouth is a valuable asset to our property and we fully appreciate you writing this review. Customer satisfaction is our main goal and it is guests such as you that make our jobs even more enjoyable. Thank you for the compliments on our cleanliness...our Housekeeping staff does a superb job and your remarks validate that. Thank you again. We look forward to hosting you again in the near future.
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Hancock, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2011

At least two types of rooms available: on lake side, with porch and view; or suites away from lake side, with two bedrooms. Convenient to all the ferries to Mackinac Island. Very good restaurant two blocks away, and others in downtown area, within a mile. We stay here every time we are in St. Ignace - several times a year. Always clean, with a friendly staff. Microwave and fridge available at least in suites (don't remember about lake-side rooms).

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  • Stayed March 2011, 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?
Thank Earthside
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StIggyBudHost, Director of Sales at Budget Host Inn & Suites, responded to this review, December 7, 2011
Thank you for writing a review about us. We always appreciate the comments of frequent guests. They are always the best recommendations. We look forward to serving you again.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 12, 2011

I was in an auto accident after midnight on my way home from the rifle deer season. The car was un-drivable, and I needed a place to stay. The nightime staff was friendly when I checked in, and the rooms were newly remodeled and clean, so much so I was extremely surprised. The next day Jack, who handles the hotels marketing, allowed me to stay in the room way past checkout (3 hours) time, while I waited for a ride downstate. The hotel, and especially Jack, turned the tailend of my disaster into a pleasant experience. Usually you have to pay top dollar for a hotel with such service. But this little gem is simple on the outside, yet down to earth class and warmth inside.

  • Stayed November 2010
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank mrmartymindanao
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StIggyBudHost, Director of Sales at Budget Host Inn & Suites, responded to this review, December 7, 2011
Thank you for posting this review. It is always a special pleasure to go out of our way to assist guests and contribute to their overall satisfaction. We were happy to do it and hope that you will be staying with us again in the future. Thanks you again.
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Property: Budget Host Inn & Suites
Address: 700 N State St, Saint Ignace, MI 49781-1104
Location: United States > Michigan > Upper Peninsula > Mackinac County > Saint Ignace
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Saint Ignace
#2 Family Hotel in Saint Ignace
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Budget Host Inn & Suites 3*
Number of rooms: 58
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