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“Basic, convenient, friendly, tiny”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Longships Motel

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Longships Motel
Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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39 reviews
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“Basic, convenient, friendly, tiny”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2013

Clean, quiet, basic, adequate room. Staff very friendly and helpful. Bed a bit on the hard side. Location great to locks and downtown shops, park, and eateries. Room is dated. Cute outside with different ship on every door. What really takes the room rating down is the micro bathroom. Sink is tiny and low. Everything is so close that a large person would have much difficulty. You can actually sit on the toilet and use the sink! Wifi was frustratingly unreliable.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    3 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Richmond, Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2012

I spent one night here in August 2012. Right after checking in, my motorcycle would not start. Within a few minutes the owner of the motel was helping diagnose the problem (dead battery), and supplying a battery charger. After finding a new battery by phone, my new friend Bob was taking me to pick it up. Treated me like family, thank you. Clean motel, great location and even better people!

Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Spring Lake
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2012

Stayed here for 2 nights. Location perfect for watching the freighters. Could hear them coming in, so could walk across the street to the park to watch them. Room was very clean and comfortable. Within walking distance to stores, restaurant. Price was right, staff very friendly and helpful. Will defiantly be staying here again!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Germantown, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2012

An older, well maintained motel in the "Old Town" section of Sault Saint Marie, MI. Easy access to restaurants, a nice park across the street, and close to the Soo Locks Boat Tours. Friendly, helpful staff. A great ice cooler with the biggest and best ice cubes.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2012

I arrived on a Sunday afternoon and noticed that the town was pretty quiet with just a few lingering tourists. After checking in, it appeared I was the only guest and there was an unsavory character cutting through the parking lot. This gave me a mild concern but I soon realized that I should not judge based on one person's appearance. My room was small and somewhat dated but impeccably clean and comfortable. Plenty of hot water and good water pressure! I unpacked, took a stroll through the town and had some dinner. The beautiful park is literally across the street and there is a nice three story viewing platform to watch the action. Unfortunately, during my one night stay, I did not see a single ship!

You can see the attention to detail in the nicely painted doors, flowers, and cleanliness of the motel. The owners were very pleasant and helped me choose my route taking a scenic route to Mackinaw City. Coffee is on by 8am however, there is also a coffee shop next door with wifi for those early birds. I would definitely stay here again if in the area.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
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Rockford, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2012

The location couldn't be better. It's amazing to walk out of your room and see a longship coming in. Then it's just a quick walk to the viewing area of the Soo Locks. We stayed there for 2 nights. The room was fine, a bit dated, but nice. The only thing that would have been better would have been if the office would have been open earlier for coffee . All told, it was well worth the money. I would highly recommend if you want to be close to the locks. And they are amazing, (this coming from a land lubber)...

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2012

Great location right across from the locks and near downtown shops and resteraunts. The price was very reasonable and the rooms are clean. Clean bathroom with good water preasure, the owners were helpful as we checked in late and last minute.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Property: Longships Motel
Address: 427 W Portage Ave, Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783-1839
Location: United States > Michigan > Upper Peninsula > Sault Ste. Marie
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Sault Ste. Marie
Number of rooms: 23

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