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By a verified traveler on Mon 19 Jul 2021

Hotel Description

Motel near Wawatam Lighthouse in St Ignace

In St Ignace

You'll be within half a mile (1 km) of Wawatam Lighthouse and 2 miles (3 km) of Fort de Baude Museum with a stay here. Museum of Ojibwa Culture and Star Line Mackinac Island Main Dock - St. Ignace are also within 2 miles (3 km).

Free shuttle, parking

This motel features a free area shuttle and a free casino shuttle, and free self parking is available on site. WiFi in public areas is free. A library is also provided.

Free WiFi, cable TV

The 56 guestrooms have TVs with cable channels and offer free WiFi and balconies or patios. Other amenities include coffee/tea makers, free local calls, and desks.

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$159* Per night/room Aug 2 - Aug 3

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Deluxe Room, 1 Queen Bed

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Deluxe Room, 2 Queen Beds

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Aurora Borealis Motel ratings based on 14 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.9 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Aurora Borealis Motel

Everyone (9) Couples (3) Family (2)
5 out of 5
Clean, easy to find,

Posted by on Jul 19, 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jul 19, 2021 by Aurora Borealis

Thank you for choosing the Aurora Borealis. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to see you on your next visit to St. Ignace.

4 out of 5
Very clean

Posted by on Jun 26, 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jun 28, 2021 by Aurora Borealis

Thank you for choosing the Aurora Borealis. We pride ourselves on providing the cleanest rooms possible for our guests to enjoy. We appreciate your kind words acknowledging these efforts. We appreciate your patronage and hope to see you on your next visit to St. Ignace.

1 out of 5
there rooms where junk not as advertised and the price was told 89 n it came out to 198$ very upset about it

Posted by on Jun 23, 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jun 23, 2021 by Aurora Borealis

Please accept our apologies for any issues you encountered during your stay. We appreciate your feedback as it will assist us in our continuous efforts to provide the wonderful experience our guests expect. Rates are clearly listed when making a reservation with Expedia. Please contact us at your earliest convenience and we would be happy to assist in resolving any discrepancies. We are disappointed you did not enjoy your stay with us and hope you give us another chance on your next visit.

5 out of 5
Quiet location away from all of the busyness of down town but close enough for it to be perfect. Very comfortable.

Posted by , from Lapeer, Michigan on Jul 9, 2020

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3 out of 5

Posted by on Sep 1, 2019

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5 out of 5
It is an older hotel that is in very good shape and clean. The bed was comfortable and the shower worked well. There isn’t a restaurant with the property, but the management gave me suggestions where to eat that were fairly close. I would highly recommend this hotel and definitely stay there again.

Posted by on Aug 14, 2019

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2 out of 5
It was clean, but it was very small. It was about 10 foot by 10 foot in the sleeping area. Bed has seen some life and it was very over priced for the size.

Posted by , from Chicago on Aug 5, 2019

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5 out of 5
Not much to say the property was so so and nothing to talk about

Posted by on Jul 21, 2019

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3 out of 5

Work

I had to stay there for a couple of nights due to work. Overall it wasn't bad. It is outdated, but very clean. I can handle it being outdated, but the mattress was old and needs to be replaced. It was like sleeping on a lumpy rock. But for $50 a night you get what you pay for.

Posted by , from Michigan on Jun 18, 2017

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5 out of 5

What's not to like?

Pros: Clean, quiet and well-maintained
Cons: It might be time to upgrade to a flat screen TVs in the rooms, but we didn't go to this particular portion of the UP paradise to watch TV.
Location: We attended an annual Pow wow. This is also a jumping-off place to ferry transportation to Mackinac Island. Ft. DeBuad downtown for Native atifacts.
This is a very well-maintained property that is easy to find and close to everything. We spent a very comfortable night and will definitely stay there again when we are in the area.

Posted by , from Alpena MI on Aug 29, 2016

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Property Features

As a guest of Aurora Borealis Motel, you'll find a library, tour/ticket assistance, and a vending machine. Public spaces have free WiFi. Free self parking is available. This St Ignace motel is smoke free.

  • 56 guestrooms or units
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Library
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Free area shuttle

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Airport: Pellston, MI (PLN-Pellston Regional) (36 km / 22.4 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Free area shuttle and casino shuttle
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Aurora Borealis Motel offers 56 air-conditioned accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature coffee/tea makers and complimentary toiletries. Rooms open to balconies or patios. Televisions come with cable channels. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations. This St Ignace motel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Housekeeping is offered daily and hair dryers can be requested.

  • Private balcony or patio
  • Television
  • Cable channels
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer available
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Desk
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - midnight. If you are planning to arrive after 10:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 8:00 AM - midnight.
Guests arriving after 10:00 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11:00 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash

This property reserves the right to pre-authorize the guest's credit card prior to arrival.

Safety features at this property include a smoke detector

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash. This property reserves the right to pre-authorize the guest's credit card prior to arrival. For guests' safety, the property includes a smoke detector in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; masks are required in public areas. Contactless check-out is available. This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC).

  • Property follows sanitization practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC)
  • Credit card pre-authorization
  • Guest accommodation is not sealed after cleaning
  • Electrostatic spray is not used for disinfection
  • Cashless transactions are available
  • Masks are compulsory at the property
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • No elevators
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Debit cards
  • No gap period between guest stays

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Late check-in fee: USD 30 for check-in between midnight and 8:00 AM

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.