Aurora Borealis Motel

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Overview of Aurora Borealis Motel

Aurora Borealis Motel

2.5 star property
Motel with restaurant, near Wawatam Lighthouse

8.0/10 Very good

816 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Bathtub
  • Restaurant
635 Business Loop I-75, St Ignace, MI, 49781
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant
  • Free area shuttle
  • Free casino shuttle
  • Air conditioning
  • Vending machine
  • Limited hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance
For families
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Free self parking
  • Free area shuttle

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About this area

What's nearby

  • Lake Michigan - 8 min drive

Getting around

  • Mackinac Island, MI (MCD) - 7 min drive
  • Pellston, MI (PLN-Pellston Regional) - 28 min drive
  • Sault Ste. Marie, MI (CIU-Chippewa County Intl.) - 33 min drive
  • Free area shuttle
  • Free casino shuttle


  • The Gangplank - 11 min walk
  • Bentley's B-M-L Diner - 15 min walk
  • B. C. Pizza - 19 min walk
  • Java Joe's - 3 min drive
  • Darrow's Family Restaurant - 9 min drive

About this property

Aurora Borealis Motel

Motel near the boardwalk
Aurora Borealis Motel provides a restaurant and more. Stay connected with free in-room WiFi.
You'll also enjoy the following perks during your stay:
  • Free self parking
  • A free area shuttle, an area shuttle, and a vending machine
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Guest reviews say good things about the helpful staff and location
Room features
All guestrooms at Aurora Borealis Motel have comforts such as air conditioning, as well as amenities like free WiFi. Guests reviews speak well of the comfortable rooms at the property.
Other conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Bathrooms with shower/tub combinations and free toiletries
  • TVs with cable channels
  • Balconies or patios, coffee/tea makers, and heating



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC)

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks available
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 56 rooms


  • Check-in time from 4:00 PM - midnight
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - midnight
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • If you are planning to arrive after 9:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets allowed (dogs and cats only, 2 per room, up to 60 lbs)*
  • Service animals welcome
  • Specific rooms only, restrictions apply*
  • Pets must be supervised


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free uncovered onsite self parking


  • Free area shuttle
  • Free casino shuttle

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Restaurant

Traveling with children

  • Free local shuttle


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tour/ticket assistance


  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility


  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Television
  • Cable TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning and heating
  • Coffee/tea maker

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Balcony or patio

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls


  • Daily housekeeping
  • Access via exterior corridors
  • Guidebooks/recommendations

Special features


Wild Blueberry - Onsite restaurant.

Fees & policies


  • Service animals exempt from fees
  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 20 per accommodation, per night

Hygiene & cleanliness

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).


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession

This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a smoke detector on site.

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.

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Frequently asked questions

Does Aurora Borealis Motel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Aurora Borealis Motel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Aurora Borealis Motel?
As of 6 Oct 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Aurora Borealis Motel on 9 Oct 2022 start from AU$119, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Aurora Borealis Motel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Aurora Borealis Motel?
Yes, cats and dogs are welcome, with a limit of 2 per room and maximum weight of 60 lbs per pet. There's a charge of USD 20 per accommodation, per night. Service animals are exempt from fees.
Is parking offered on site at Aurora Borealis Motel?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Aurora Borealis Motel?
You can check in from 4:00 PM - midnight. Check-out time is 11:00 AM. Contactless check-out is available.
Is there an onsite casino at Aurora Borealis Motel?
No, this motel doesn't have a casino, but Kewadin Casino - St. Ignace (8-min drive) is nearby.
What is there to do at Aurora Borealis Motel and nearby?
Recommended spots to visit include Wawatam Lighthouse (12-min walk) and Fort de Baude Museum (1 mi), along with Bridge View Park (1.1 mi) and Museum of Ojibwa Culture (1.3 mi).
Are there restaurants at or near Aurora Borealis Motel?
Yes, there's an onsite restaurant, Wild Blueberry. Nearby restaurants include The Gangplank (11-min walk), Bentley's B-M-L Diner (15-min walk), and Java Joe's (2 mi).
Does Aurora Borealis Motel have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a balcony or patio.
What's the area around Aurora Borealis Motel like?
Aurora Borealis Motel is a short 6-minute walk from Lake Huron and 5 minutes' walk from Straits State Park. Travelers say this motel is in a good location.

Overall score and ratings


Very good




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



8/10 Very good

Cynda, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

1-night trip
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6/10 Good

Got the key but not to my heart
Hotel was clean and the staff was excellent but there is no staff from night till 8 am. I also could not park my trailer on site and my truck got keyed in the lot I had to park in with the trailer. Knowing it was a bridge crossing weekend I wish I had known up front about the no on site trailers
Thomas, 4-night family trip
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6/10 Good

Only coffee provided was enough for one cup....and only decaf....really?
Deena, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Room was clean. Bed was comfortable. Staff was friendly.
Debra, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

al, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Room was rather small, no closet it had a rack with hangers that were non removable so made hanging up items a little difficult. Bed was not comfortable.
David, 4-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Right amenities, Right price.
Easy check-in, they had the ferry schedule and updates right at the counter. Very friendly and helpful.
Dianne, 3-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

We were there only two nights but the room was cleaned. In this era, this is rare.
Jill, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Check In Was Great
2-night trip
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