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Welcome to the Colonial Motel, in Beautiful Manistique, Michigan

Welcome to the Colonial Motel, in Beautiful Manistique, Michigan

Welcome to the Colonial Motel, in Beautiful Manistique, Michigan Welcome to the Colonial Motel, in Beautiful Manistique, Michigan

About Us



Here at the Colonial Motel, we embrace our history as much as we constantly strive to improve on our guests experience.  Since it's humble beginnings in 1952, The Colonial Motel has been on U.S. 2 in Manistique, MI across from beautiful Lake Michigan.  What began as 11 rooms has grown through the years to 19 rooms and a quaint little two bed cabin with a kitchenette.  Our rooms have a northwoods ambiance which have been tastefully updated yet still retain knotty pine and Rittenhouse log furniture.  



Please allow me to introduce myself, my name is Michael Phelan.  While I’m the owner of the Colonial Motel, I prefer to think of myself as caretaker of the property during my time here as the Colonial has been here since 1952 and has had many owners through the years contributing to it’s rich history.  It is my number one goal to provide you, my guest with clean and comfortable lodging at a price that’s always fair and affordable.


Visit Us Soon

Come and see why we've recently been called "The Best Motel in Manistique" on TripAdvisor.  With clean and comfortable rooms, reasonable rates and on site owners that make you feel welcome, we have many repeat customers that come back every year.  But be sure to make your reservations early, especially for the summer months where we are full many nights.  We look forward to seeing you soon, both new and returning guests.

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Contact Us

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We love our customers, both new and returning guests.  When traveling in the upper peninsula of Michigan, plan to spend a night or more with us.  We’ll be looking forward to seeing you soon!

Colonial Motel - in Beautiful Manistique, Michigan

1119 E Lakeshore Dr, Manistique, Michigan 49854, United States

(906) 341-6656


We’re always open!  For your convenience, our lobby is open and staffed 24 hours a day with onsite owners.

We offer daily housekeeping services for our guests that stay with us for more than one evening and would like their room serviced daily.

As always, there is no minimum stay.  Stay with us an evening, several or even more!

All of our motel rooms offer private baths, complimentary Wi-Fi, microwave, mini fridge and newly upgraded flat screen HD televisions.

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History (continued)



This is what the current lobby looked like in the late 1950s.  It served as a restaurant that served primarily breakfast to guests.  When you stand in our lobby, you can almost imagine guests from a bygone era of a much simpler time enjoying a meal.


Present Day

This is our lobby of present day.  Notice the resemblance?


Our Signature Sign

Our sign which is mostly original dating back to the 1950s.  When lit up at night, it beckons the weary traveler on the open road like a beacon in the night much like the Manistique lighthouse does for boats on Lake Michigan.