I visited Alpena on a road trip in October '05 and was on a very tight budget. I was planning to spend no more than 50 or 60 dollars, and this motel was the only place I could find in my budget.
This place is a dump. The rooms are tiny, and the walls are made of cinder blocks. I felt like I was in a jail cell. The good news was that I didn't have to spend much time here.
The bathroom was gross. The shower was just like the kind of shower you would find in a college dorm. I wished I would have had flip flops on while I took my shower.
Another thing I didn't like was the fact taht this place was hard to find. But based on the map I pulled from Yahoo, it looked like this motel was north of downtown. But it was actually south of downtown. At one point I had to use a pay phone to call them to find out where it was, because I was on US-23 north of downtown. It was on the opposite side of the city.
In the morning, I checked out of the motel before 8:00. Nobody was in the office at that hour of the morning, so I thought the best thing to do was to just leave my key in the room. I always feel better when I can actually give the staff my room key in person, but I couldn't.
The only thing that was good about the Bay Motel was that the people in the office were friendly.
I'll never stay here again.
Holiday Inn Alpena is a short walk from the Wild Fowl Sanctuary and approximately seven miles from Alpena County Regional
Airport. This location is also one mile from the Northern Lights Ice Arena, two miles from the Thunder Bay ...
Amenities:Television (Cable/Satellite). Refrigerator. Hot Water. Private bathroom. Coffee Maker. Radio/Alarm Clock. In Room Wireless Internet Access (Free). Telephone. Hotel Details:Pool
(Outdoor). Internet (Wireless) in Public Areas (Free). Smoke Alarm in Rooms. kids playground. Gift Shop. Wheelchair Accessible ...
Amenities:Whirlpool (In Room). Telephone. Hot Water. Microwave Oven. Private bathroom. Fireplace. Non Smoking Rooms. Balcony/Terrace. Television. Air Conditioning (In Room).
Refrigerator. Kitchen/Kitchenette. Hotel Details:Hot Tub. Gift Shop. Parking (Free). Room Service. Electronic Key. Restaurant(s) on Site. ...