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Other Roadside Motels Midwest

 

Four Star Motel
St Ignace, MI
Photo courtesy Alan Culley

The Four Star Motel features a marquee that is somewhat distinctive with its neon stars and lettering. The Four Star markets off the high gas prices of mid-2008 with its saying "gas is expensive we are not:. 12-08

 

 

 

Colonial Motel
Manistique, MI
Photo courtesy Alan Culley

Check out this motel sign out front of the Colonial Motel in the Michigan town of Manistique. 12-08

 

 

 

Bambi Motel
Sault Ste Marie, MI
Photo and info courtesy Alan Culley

From the looks of things, the Bambi Motel always appeared to be a a neat mom and pop place. In June of 2008, I found it empty, weedy and there had been a fire near the office. The Bambi Motel, like many other motel treasures, appears to be leaving the old highway. 12-08

 

 

Grand Motel
Sault Ste Marie, MI
Photo and info courtesy Alan Culley

The Grand Motel is hanging on while several other E. Portage Ave motels have gone under, are for sale or now just sitting empty. The Grand is found in Sault Ste Marie, MI. 12-08

 

Sands Motel (Closed)
St Ignace, IN
Photo and info courtesy Alan Culley

The Sands Motel is another of the St Ignace roadside motels that is closed and for sale. Not sure what the "yes no" on the sign is for. Most likely for vacancy? 12-08

 

 

Hiawatha Motel
Manistique, MI
Photo courtesy Alan Culley

The Hiawatha Motel shows off its sign that's not necessarily of the standard old roadside motel variety but is eye-catching nonetheless. 12-08

 

 

The Balsams Motel
Gros Cap, MI
Photo courtesy Alan Culley

The Balsams Motel in the town of Gros Cap, MI shows off its rather distinctive roadside marquee. The colors and little stars on the sign just add to the character. Gros Cap is a town located right near Lake Michigan. 12-08

 

 

 

The Kings Inn Motel
Sault Ste Marie, MI
Photo and info courtesy Alan Culley

The Kings Inn Motel features a distinct roadside sign found off the highway in Sault Ste Marie, MI. This sign was photographed in June 2008 and there was no motel around anywhere, just a weedy lot remained. Upon returning in August, the motel sign was gone and construction was ongoing at the site, but no signs as to what was going in. Another sign has disappeared off the roadside landscape. 12-08

 

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