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Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

We went to Indian river for a fall ATV ride. We were looking for a place that we could ride our RZR from to the staging location. We have never stayed here but being a small town and hundreds of riders, there weren’t a lot of options. It was a really nice place everything we needed in the room, refrigerator, microwave, they even had a fan! We brought our own because we can’t sleep without one and were surprised to see there was already one in the room! That will be nice to know for the next time we stay there. The owners were very friendly and very accommodating. Even provided a free breakfast on Sunday at the VFW next-door! I thought the price was a little high for a “motel” but had absolutely no complaints. We normally stay in our motorhome, but if we ever need to stay in a motel in that area we will definitely stay there again!

Stayed: October 2017
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StarGateMotel, Owner at Star Gate Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2018

Thank you for taking the time to provide a review. We're happy to hear you loved staying here. We are constantly making improvements, so we're anxious for your next visit. Each third Sunday of the month, we provide breakfast passes to the VFW monthly breakfast. It's one way we support our neighbors and the good work they do in our community.

John & Jill Breitbarth

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Reviewed 12 October 2017

We stayed at Star Gate Motel in late September. Very friendly and helpful owners. The rooms were clean and parking for our boats was great! Would definitely stay here again! Coffee on in the office every morning at 6:00 a.m. Very close to fishing lakes and a couple wineries!

  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
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StarGateMotel, Owner at Star Gate Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2018

We have the best parking in the area. Our large circle drive can accommodate any vehicle. We hope to welcome you again in the future.

John & Jill Breitbarth

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Reviewed 29 August 2017

We enjoyed our stay with John and Jill. The room was tidy and the water was hot with a new shower head. It wasn't fancy but there is a nice green picnic and chair area under the tall pines in front. Couldn't ask for more at this price.

  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
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StarGateMotel, Owner at Star Gate Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2018

We work hard to provide what we believe is the best lodging value in northern Michigan and are happy to hear you found value in the new beds and new shower head. We're constantly making improvements. We hope you choose us each time your travels bring you to Indian River.

John & Jill Breitbarth

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Reviewed 29 August 2017

We went to Mackinac Island and needed a place to stay prior to and after our stay on the island. The Star Gate Motel was exactly what we wanted:

Clean, Comfortable, and Economical

The motel has the charm of the 1960's era but has been improved with new queen mattresses in all rooms (we were told), new TVs with cable, Wi-Fi, and fresh coffee each morning in the motel office at 6 am! (Great coffee by the way.) The motel is extremely clean!!! It's a Mom and Pop motel that is truly loved by the owners. I can see they take pride in their motel. John, the owner, told us they have owned the motel for just over 4 years.

The motel was about 30 minutes from the Mackinac Bridge. We would highly recommend the Star Gate Motel.

Stayed: August 2017
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StarGateMotel, Owner at Star Gate Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2018

The three things we work every day to provide are: clean, comfortable and value. We're SO happy to hear those exact words to describe your experience. We hope to welcome you again.

John & Jill Breitbarth

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Reviewed 26 August 2017

Rooms had new beds and updated air conditioning yet still had the old up north cabin feel. Manager was very friendly and helpful with all our needs. Checking in an out was easy. The location in perfect for doing little day trips around Indian River.

  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled with family
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StarGateMotel, Owner at Star Gate Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2018

We were happy to be your lodging choice in northern Michigan. There is so much to do within a short distance from the Star Gate and we're happy to hear that yet another guest specifically mentioned our ideal location. Please consider us in the future when you're exploring northern Michigan.

John & Jill Breitbarth

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