I pulled up in the outside the building was nice neat well kept. I went inside and was greeted warmly, checked in and was told that I needed anything to just let them know. I went into my room and it was surprising and lovely. I’ve been told they redecorated lately and the rustic feel and the clean minimalistic space was just right. There’s a small refrigerator and a microwave and a nice television a comfy bed, beautiful shower with a rain head. I was happy to find tile and rustic flooring...no carpeting! I highly recommend this lovely gem to rest you head. Nice leather recliner.
Note that the poor reviews are 5 years or older! The new owners didn't just put on some fresh paint and buy new lamps - the rooms are all updated, remodeled, and sleek. No bad smells or bad grout - the rooms are simple and pleasant with a clever twist of iron fittings. I cover about 40k miles per year with my dogs, from nice Kimpton hotels in big cities to small town roadhouses, and the Idles Spurs is now one of my favorites.
I've stayed here when it was the ValiVu Inn. It was old but clean and comfortable and cheap and the people were great. Now its the Idle Spur Inn the new people are great the rooms are clean and comfortable BUT!!! beautifully updated. I usually stay there while pheasant hunting in South Dakota. They really went all out to accommodate the hunters with having a clean and heated building behind the hotel set up with a cleaning table and freezer to keep your birds in or fish in. If fishing big stone lake is what brings you to Ortonville. Cost is obviously higher but still well worth the stay
We needed place to stay for a family reunion and found a vacancy here. It was great! Room was completely remodeled. It was clean and perfect place to stay for our family of 4. The person in the office was very helpful!
Very old motel. The parking lot needed to be repaved. Rooms were small but they were comfortable. They could have used some updating. There was wifi. A Dollar General was next door. There are a couple of fast food places North on US 75.