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Review of Plaza Motor Motel

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Plaza Motor Motel
Ranked #1 of 18 Hotels in Sault Ste. Marie
Certificate of Excellence
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Level Contributor
36 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Still the best!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2013

My husband and I stayed here 11 months ago. I'll start out with the "negatives." It's not a chain hotel, so it's not a sterile white-walled, beige- wallpapered room. There's no breakfast, so you'll have to drive less than 5 minutes for anything from McDonald's drive thru to a breakfast buffet. It's not downtown/at the locks. It's only a 5 minute drive. I'm trying to be clever here. If you want a place with spotlessly clean rooms, comfortable beds, wi fi, amenities like flat screen tv, microwave, fridge, in room coffee, blessed quiet, park in front of your room so you don't have to carry your bags down a sterile white corridor to your room....this is the place for you. The owners here clearly take pride in their motel. You can tell this place must have been here for a while but everything is more than clean and spotlessly updated. Not to mention it's significantly less than other places to stay here. What could be better?

  • Stayed November 2013, 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
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1 Thank Julia B
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Tremonton, Utah
Level Contributor
13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2013

This is a very comfortable and clean motel. It is easy to get to off of the freeway, just perfect for us since we were passing through on a road trip. The room is nicely decorated, comfortable, and quiet. We are accustomed to staying in hotel type properties, and it was quite nice to be able to park right outside our door and take the baggage just a few feet, rather than dragging it through elevators and long hallways.

There is no breakfast at the hotel, but we had a nice breakfast down the road at Country Kitchen.

  • Stayed October 2013, 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
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Thank Robert G
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Detroit, Michigan
Level Contributor
14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2013

This little gem is more like a bed and breakfast; each room is unique, clean and updated. We booked after reviewing all the hotels on Tripadvisor. The motel is located a bit outside the city, but in good location between the attractions and the casino.We found this place just perfect for our needs. No pool, hot tub or "free" breakfast, but a good night's sleep and friendly staff. We also loved the gardens and landscaping. When in the area, we will return :)

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 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 veterantripster
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Loveland, Ohio
Level Contributor
103 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2013

We got a warm welcome, unlike any you get at a chain. The room was lovely. Bathroom fixtures (floor, tub, faucets, etc) look to be brand new. We were very glad we stopped here. There's no breakfast but you know what? I'm getting sick of those hotel breakfasts! This was a fun chance to try a local diner.

I also want to note that owner of the Plaza Motor Motel gives good travel advice and unbiased appraisals of local attractions and restaurant.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 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 PG58
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Merrill, Michigan
Level Contributor
165 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2013

Very nice the grounds are well kept the rooms are spotless the people that run the motel are very nice the room we had was very spacious my girlfriend was impressed with the brand of soap the shampoo was great to bad the motel is not downtown

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank jlw11
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Owatonna, Minnesota
Level Contributor
250 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2013

After reading many of the reviews, we decided to give it a try and it met all of our expectations and I stayed at the Landmark Inn in Marquette last night. They decor is special, the service and kindness displayed by the owner makes it what it is. Very clean, just a very, very special place with little extras through out. And yet, so affordable, amazing. This is small business at it's best!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Carrie S
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Appleton Wisconsin
Level Contributor
32 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2013

Summary:
Location convenience and value are the highlights of this non-chain hotel.

Good:
* Lots of attention to decorative detail - embroidered pillow covers!
* Convenient charging plug for phones on nightstand
* Easy access from I-75
* Near a Walmart in case you need supplies
* Fridge & Microwave

Average:
* The furniture has seen a lot of wear
* AC the corner by the sink struggled to keep up

Could Be Better:
* Bath tub wasn't the cleanest
* No free plugs near the sink
* Office was not open until 9am on the day we left - Saturday
* Wow, really firm beds and we usually LIKE firm beds

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank ICanHasCheeseburger
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Property: Plaza Motor Motel
Address: 3901 I 75 Business Spur, Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783-3601
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Location: United States > Michigan > Upper Peninsula > Sault Ste. Marie
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
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Ranked #1 of 18 Hotels in Sault Ste. Marie
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 21

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