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Star Gate Motel

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Dec. 23Dec. 24
1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
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We pride ourselves in being a true “mom-and-pop” establishment. Our business is our livelihood and we work every day to ensure our guests experience Star Gate Hospitality. From a genuine warm welcome, impeccably clean and comfortable accommodations and fair rates, we personally do all we can to ensure a pleasant stay for each guest.
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Free Parking
Wheelchair Access
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Non-Smoking Hotel
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Non-Smoking Rooms
Air Conditioning
Refrigerator in room
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Emmet County Airport23 km
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This small motel is off the beaten path, but we had a large room with a comfortable bed. The bathroom was clean and adequate. Don't look for amenities (gym, restaurant, et cetera), but if you want a comfortable room staffed by a caring team, this is it.
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Clean and comfortable rooms, very friendly staff. Coffee ready at 6 am. Tails right behind the motel great walks rides etc. Could use a dresser to fully unpack, otherwise great place..Would stay again when in the area. Would recommend nice quite convenient to all of northern Mich
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In booking the Motel owner was very friendly and told me the situation for the weekend I wanted. There was a fishing tournament going on and he had only the 1 room left with 2 beds which I did not need. He gave me a price and then I mentioned a memorial service and he automati
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Since I'd be driving each day to see the sights from Cross Village down to Charlevoix, I didn't mind the rural daily drive from peaceful Indian River -- especially since I was saving $20 per night over similar places in traffic-laden Petoskey. This traditional roadside motel has
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This hotel is clean and it was quiet . The attendants very helpful and knowledgeable about the area and were available at all times . Unfortunately we will not stay there again the attendant entered our room when there was a do not disturb sign on the door made us feel incredibly
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Response from StarGateMotel, Owner at Star Gate Motel
Responded Sep. 1, 2018
Thank you for your comments regarding the cleanliness of your room and the positive aspects of the hospitality we work every day to provide. Immediately upon your return to the motel, I proactively advised you of the fact that I entered your room for the sole purpose of closing the back window prior to mowing/trimming in the vicinity of your room. As dry as this summer has been here, I didn’t want any unnecessary dust or sand from any outdoor yard work to enter your room. This was intended for your comfort and for us to best maintain clean accommodations for our guests. We perform as much outside work on the property during the relatively quiet hours during the day while guests are off property. Alternatively, had I not closed your window, you may have been unhappy upon your return if your accommodations were filled with dust and debris from yard work. I made the choice to close the window as a courtesy for you. Please be aware that in the lodging industry, a “Do Not Disturb” sign generally signifies the guest does not require any housekeeping. We honored that. It does not mean the property owner cannot enter the room if there is cause. I, as an innkeeper, enter a room with a “Do Not Disturb” sign only if necessary. Some rare occasions that caused me to enter a room in the past include: closing windows in sub-zero temperatures to conserve heat, closing windows in extremely hot summer temperatures when the air conditioner is running, closing windows during an unexpected rainstorm, turning off loud televisions left on in a guest room, performing necessary maintenance work and, in your case, to maintain a clean, comfortable accommodation for you. My intent was not to make you uncomfortable or to feel violated. I can assure you the only task I performed in your room was to close your back window. I apologize if it was unsettling for you to be made aware of my brief presence in your room. As property owners, we are vigilant in providing the best lodging experience possible for our valued guests. One of the rewarding aspects of our business is the opportunity to meet new people every day. We enjoyed meeting you and we’re glad you chose our motel for your lodging needs. Please accept my apologies and know that we’d be happy to welcome you again in the future when your travel plans bring you to Indian River. John Breitbarth
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Are pets allowed (small short hair dogs)?
We do not accommodate pets. Some lodgings in Indian River that do accommodate pets are: Northwoods Lodge and Brentwood Lodging.
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Why do they not post rates, nor show interior of cottage? People need to plan budgets and packing needed supplies.
To post rates on TripAdvisor, businesses must pay additional fees. Discounted rates are available before Father's Day and after Labor Day. Call us at (231) 238-7371 for the rate during your desired dates. There are pictures of the cottage (including some interior photos) on the motel's website. Your question serves as a reminder for us to post more photos of the cottage.
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(231) 238-7371
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"Rooms #1 thru #6 have in-room A/C units with individual thermostats; all other rooms have central air controlled at the office."
"Room 9 was great, with 3 beds and separate bedroom!"
"Thee isn't a bad room at the place! You're really in the woods!"
"It is an well kept old fashioned Northern Michigan motel - had such a great stay there. All rooms appeared to be good."
"all the rooms are the same and excellent for a couple with plenty of room when you have a lot of gear to keep in the room with you."
US$64 - US$83 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
star gate hotel
United StatesMichiganIndian River
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