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8 reviews
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Reviewed 27 September 2016

We went up to Michigan Tech with our son for an open house. My nephew also goes to MTU and my sister has stayed at Julie's Motor Inn and recommended it. We found it to be very conveniently located close to campus. The room was clean and comfortable and met our needs. No breakfast or pool but there is hot... More 

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traverse city, MI
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10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 19 September 2016

Really wanted to like this place as it is a great location close to Michigan Tech. We did not have super high expectations based on price. We just wanted a clean, comfortable place to lay our heads after a day's activities. However, it just fell short on too many levels. I don't even know where to start. Being on a... More 

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Thank M L
Weston, Wisconsin
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44 reviews
15 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 6 September 2016

Pretty much I expected for the price, which was great. Not a lot of extras but none were expected for that price. We were glad that it was a hot and humid weekend, the air conditioner and fan did not work.

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Thank cgauss
Allenton, Michigan
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 24 August 2016

Nice clean room with a comfortable king bed. Very convenient to the Michigan Tech campus. A breakfast would have been nice, but she did provide coffee and a small snack. Tried to use fold out couch in room, but was not comfortable enough for my daughter.

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Thank Dale E
Plymouth, Michigan
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 24 August 2016

Julie's is great for campus visits to Michigan Tech. Very close to campus. Clean rooms, at a very fair price. The owner and staff are very friendly and helpful, offering proactive suggestions and advice for your visit. As a bonus, they have dog-friendly rooms available too.

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michigan
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77 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2016

Julie's Motor Inn is old school roadside motel a few miles outside of Houghton. I expected a clean room and modest accommodations and was very pleased. The room was simple but clean and comfortable. The owners were quite nice. I was very happy with the room and location especially at the good price. I like to note that if you... More 

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South Bend
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21 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

We booked a room for two nights here based on the reviews here and needing a home base in Houghton to travel and visit the Copper Harbor area. Check in was good having arrived two hours early and we were actually able to get into our room which we were grateful for and appreciated. We were in a lower level... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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18 reviews
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Reviewed 14 July 2016

Had the opportunity to stay at Julie's Motor Inn last night. I was on a motorcycle trip through the UP Michigan with my wife and found myself in Houghton, MI. Throughout this trip we have never made a hotel/motel reservation. In part because we never know where will will end up that day. We like that... On the down side... More 

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Thank Kevin S
Ypsilanti, Michigan
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53 reviews
13 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 24 June 2016 via mobile

Booked based on TripAdvisor reviews. Room smelled musty but dehumidifier was not working properly. Large gash in bathroom door, baseboard missing, shower had hair in it and a dirty shower curtain. Dark room, drab and outdated. This place sure could use some work! We didn't spend a lot of time there, so that was good. Owner was VERY friendly, but... More 

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Monticello, Minnesota, United States
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31 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 29 February 2016

The motel is older, but the rooms have been updated and are very clean. Front desk people were awesome and nice. If you are a snowmobiler there is an access trail that runs along the lake over to the bridge in Houghton. Honestly, it sucks, but it does get you there. We actually just decided to trailer over across the... More 

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InnkeeperJulie, Owner at Julie's Motor Inn, responded to this review

Thank you Matt for your review. My staff and I are pleased that you enjoyed our inn. The access snowmobile trail is one of the hurdles that the small businesses on this end of the town are dealing with, but bigger organizations are winning the battle of grooming. We will continue to fight for a smooth ride, but until then,... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Nestled quietly off the highway 2 miles SE of downtown Houghton, Julie's Motor Inn provides a comfy, cozy, relaxing stop for your visit to the area. All rooms have small refrigerators, free WIFI, ample parking (many rooms at-door), morning coffee with grab-n-go items, and plenty of smiles to warm your stay. Rooms have been recently renovated with new furnishings - all double rooms having queen beds, an easy chair and desk area. In the summertime take in the garden/picnic area during the day or enjoy a bonfire at night. Only minutes from Michigan Tech University, Isle Royale Boat Dock, beaches, nordic & alpine skiing, golf, fine dining and downtown excitement...We are available four seasons! We offer special rates for university families and extended stay rates (weekly or monthly) based on availability. If you need a change from the franchise scene WHY NOT give us a try?! We would love to have you as our guest. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Julie's Motor Inn

Address: 46995 US Highway 41, 3 miles from Hancock, Houghton, MI 49931-9019 (Formerly Budget Host Inn Houghton)
Region: United States > Michigan > Upper Peninsula > Houghton
Price Range: $57 - $114 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 22
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“Second level was very quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles 249dalee, 24 Aug 2016 | Read review
“They have pet rooms and non-pet rooms... request accordingly :)”
 of 5 bubbles kevins358, 14 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Don't get the end room. It's next to the well pump and pleasure tank.”
 of 5 bubbles MattZ956, 29 Feb 2016 | Read review
“I always stayed on the ground floor.”
 of 5 bubbles MITechMom, 28 Apr 2015 | Read review
“Our room looked recently painted, but I would still ask for one of the most currently remodeled rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles jwk0904, 3 Aug 2014 | Read review
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