Ratings based on 6 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3.2 Room cleanliness
3.7 Service & staff
3.3 Room comfort
3.2 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
great value for pricePosted Jul 18, 2012 on Hotels
The owner goes out of his way to ensure convenience.
Recommendedby A verified traveler
Posted Jun 28, 2012 on Hotels
for Personal Eventby Chris
Not a five-star, but OK for the pricePosted Jun 28, 2012 on Hotels
Looks like an older motel that some attempts at modifications were made to make more comfortable. Positives: new baseboard, recently painted, new flat-screen 32" TV with cable, DVD player, refrigerator and microwave, mostly clean. Negatives: baseboard too small (could see where old baseboard was, so raw wall exposed), older carpet, headboards on both beds were loose from wall (felt like they were going to fall), one missing lightbulb from bathroom, one bulb didn't work in room, pillow smelled like bad body odor (had to wrap in my shirt to sleep on it), room was small. Not a five-star motel (more like a one-star), but if your not going to spend much time in room, it is a good place to rest (but bring your own pillow!). Breakfast was good (Otis Spunkmyer muffins in pkg, bananas, apples, cereal, milk, OJ). There's a Bob Evan's across the street if you want a better breakfast. The night was quiet and the room was dark (when I turned the DVD player toward the wall). Bathroom clean but older.
by A verified traveler
Spend a little extraPosted Nov 30, 2011 on Hotels
I would not return to this motel. It was in need of updates and run down. Spend the extra to go elsewhere.
by A verified traveler from Toronto
Posted Nov 27, 2011 on Hotels
This is a small motel run by a pleasant brown family. They’re nice people and I’m sorry that I can’t give the place a better rating. We wanted to do a shopping excursion at Birch Run and Bronners in Frankenmuth. On short notice, we found ourselves with a weekend to spare on what was coincidentally the holiday for Canadian Remembrance Day and U.S. Veterans Day. Never again. It took us two hours to line up and cross the bridge at Sarnia/Port Huron due to U.S. immigration bottlenecks. Thank heavens there are public washrooms just on the Canadian side of the bridge since you’ve probably already been in stop-and-creep traffic for an hour or more by that point. I made this reservation for two nights in Saginaw because virtually all the places to stay in Birch Run and Frankenmuth were full. I reserved through Hotels.com and they recommended the place based on one review. The price was right at $__ a night — an extremely good price compared to rates triple that in Birch Run. I even phoned the motel on the morning of our trip to speak with the proprietor to confirm our reservation and to ask for a pleasant and quiet room. I wasn’t expecting much and that’s what we got. The running water was hot and cold as it should be. The carpet and bed seemed new and it wasn’t noisy but that’s about all that was good. The room was small and stuffy, the furniture was well-used and shabby, molding/trim was broken/missing around the doorways and so were the baseboards in the bathroom. The walls were an example of how NOT to put up wallboard and the paint job throughout was really slapdash. Lighting was meager. The tiny bathroom window had no screen and I had concerns about wildlife coming in from the woods at the back. I was willing to put up with all this but then on the second night the towels were stained when I went to use them; at least, I hope they were stains and not somebody else’s dirt. And it’s those towels on top of everything else that did me in. Sorry, but we won’t be back. On the bright side, there was a Meijers right across the street where we did a fair bit of shopping. Also, across the street was a Bob Evans. But I have to say that, about a quarter mile east of this was another strip motel called the Sleep-Ees. I stopped in to look at a room for a possible future trip. Not only was it much nicer and more professional and modern but it was slightly cheaper. You’re getting a bargain on these motels because of their location. From I-75, you have a good 15-minute drive through the town of Saginaw to reach this area on what was obviously an old highway connecting Saginaw to points west. Based on the number of white pick-ups in the parking lot, The Gratiot View Motel seems to be popular with blue collar and construction types and I’m guessing they have good weekly rates.
Recommendedby A verified traveler from Mi
Gratiot View Motel, Saginaw MIPosted Nov 1, 2011 on Hotels
The room was nice we were just looking for a place to sleep after shopping all day. It was in a nice area easy to get around to all of the places we needed to go. We would stay there again.