We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Downtowner Motel

Show Prices
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
Prices from our online travel partners are not available
We can't find prices for this hotel
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this accommodation, but we can search other options in Houghton
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Management photos
Downtowner Motel
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"]},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50

12 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 12: English reviews
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

In May I reserved what appeared to be the last room available at that time at the Downtowner Motel I know I had the correct date bc I talked to the lady about how everything was full that weekend because it was Freshman move in day at Michigan Tech When we arrived yesterday to check in we didn't have a...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank June R
Manitowoc
Reviewed 22 August 2016

Had a night booked for move in date for MTU. (Scheduled late as having freshman and not knowing what to expect.) Arrived late and was told that we had "booked" for the following week. Really? Why were we told we had the last room available? Double and triple checked our schedules, and no, we had it booked for that night!...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank 572lancew
Delavan, Wisconsin
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Office being remodeled - had to walk next door to lounge in rain to register. No frig. No microwave. No in-room or in-office coffee. No breakfast. Poor parking. BUT a room was available when everything else was booked. One lamp in room. Small bathroom. Seems clean enough.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Zhgma
Omro, Wisconsin
Reviewed 8 August 2016

Our room had a nice bed, a new bathroom and an excellent bar and restaurant two doors down that is associated with the place. There is a nice rooftop area overlooking the bridge and water. The only drawbacks were no wifi, tv didn't work and no frig or microwave but the price is right if you can get by without...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Aardvarktrail
Reviewed 10 July 2016

My husband and I stayed at this hotel during a road trip. We rolled into town and picked this hotel because of it's location. It has an awesome view of the river and you can walk to a lot of the local establishments. We walked right down the street to an excellent pizza establishment. First of all, the room we...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank lakefunn
WISCONSIN RAPIDS
Reviewed 26 January 2014

Called Jan 25,2014 to reserve a room for Winter Carnival. Googled the number (906-482-4421) & operator said the number has changed. Called the new number (906-482-0733) and the lady said they are a motel, but they are no longer in business.

 Report
Helpful?
4Thank WisMomOf6
Lansing, Michigan
Reviewed 7 September 2013

This motel is older, but it is in a great area and it is clean. If you need the most modern facility with everything perfect, it may not be the hotel for you. It is however, quite clean and in a great location. The owners were also very friendly and personable. The price we paid made it a good value...

 Report
Helpful?
2Thank Tom L
Lafayette, Louisiana
Reviewed 27 October 2012

My family has stayed here many, many times for winter carnival, and while it's certainly not up to the standards of a chain hotel, it has a certain charm. We usually stay in the bigger rooms that can't be seen from the main road, and they kind of feel like you're staying at Grandma's. The rooms have always been clean...

 Report
Helpful?
2Thank batty87
Traverse City, Michigan, United States
Reviewed 2 May 2012

At the last minute on graduation weekend we had to book rooms here sight unseen for $108 per room per night. We thought we were coming to pick up our son, but turned out he got a summer internship instead. So pick-up turned into visit. First of all I am not a snob, we usually stay at the Travel lodge...

 Report
Helpful?
5Thank Lyn S
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Reviewed 12 October 2011

The hotel is in a great location so I gave this average rating (or I would have rated 2 stars). This motel is old style, rooms haven't been updated, beds were soft, TV's old. On the positive side, location is right near the bridge on the water so views were great. Your right down town so you can walk to...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank LouLisa

3 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (3)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (2)
Viewed
Room/Suite (1)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Houghton
1.9 km away
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Houghton
0.1 km away
Quality Inn & Suites
Quality Inn & Suites
#6 of 7 in Houghton
439 reviews
0.4 km away
Ramada Hancock Waterfront
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.6 km away
Magnuson Hotel Franklin Square Inn
16.0 km away
AmericInn Lodge & Suites Calumet
39.7 km away
Baraga Lakeside Inn
Baraga Lakeside Inn
#1 of 4 in Baraga
76 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

In your room
  • Air Conditioning

Additional Information about Downtowner Motel

Address: 110 Shelden Ave, Houghton, MI
Region: United States > Michigan > Upper Peninsula > Houghton
Number of rooms: 27
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Downtowner Motel staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Upstairs room with view of water.”
 of 5 bubbles Aardvarktrail, 8 Aug 2016 | Read review
“If you need a bigger room, the ones below street level are nicer. I can't remember the room numbers but there are at least 4 down there.”
 of 5 bubbles batty87, 27 Oct 2012 | Read review
“Do not stay here!”
 of 5 bubbles LynS247, 2 May 2012 | Read review
“end rooms on the river side would be a good choice. Rooms on the road side may be noisy. our room was in the middle next to the steps.”
 of 5 bubbles LouLisa, 11 Oct 2011 | Read review
“Ask for second floor and use the porch. Nice view of river.”
 of 5 bubbles TravelFan48302, 4 Aug 2011 | Read review
5 of 5