I rarely choose an Econo Lodge, but I have to say, this is one of the nicer ones. I hate to book any hotel on line for one reason, sight unseen, but knowing I would be arriving late in the evening and after reading the other reviews I took a chance. I was kinda unsure upon arrival but the staff was friendly and the lobby was clean, I could only hope for the best with my room. Well to my surprise the room was very nice, very clean already had the heat turned on, and luckily it must have been a newly remodeled one. The bed was comfortable, the bathroom clean, plenty of fresh towels, the shower Hot and a working TV remote ! The small fridge worked well and the microwave too. The sliding glass door was easy to open which made bringing all my luggage and stuff in so much easier then walking all the way around through the hallway access door. The fact that it's a non smoking hotel, (which I found out is a MI law) the glass door was so nice and the chairs on the little balcony ( I guess that's what you would call it) made my smoking habit so much easier to deal with in a non smoking room, just step right out and have a seat. I didn't eat the complimentary breakfast, so I can't comment on that. I do a lot of traveling with my job and I know you usually get what you pay for but I have to say for the price, what a deal! I would definitely recommend this hotel for a good nights rest, easy to get to right off the interstate, anther plus. Now with all that said, keep in mind it's not a top of the line hotel but it is much better than some of mid to high range hotels I have stayed at. If I ever have to go back to Bay City, I will choose this place again!
12150 Dixie HwyBirch Run, MI 48415
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We had to take a trip to Saginaw which ended up being for 2 days. I reserved a room the first day and decided at 4:30am that we needed to stay another night. I called the front desk, they answered on the first ring I told them I needed to stay an additional night. They said ok no problem if I needed towels or anything let them know. The room was spacious it had 2 queen beds were firm, refrigerator & micro wave. We're not morning people so we went to the store and got some food to cook in the microwave so we never utilized the free breakfast they offered. I never used their internet they offered as I didn't have my computer with me or my cell phone so I can't say how fast it was or not. Its located right off I-75 and you don't even hear the highway noise while you are in your room. The staff was always kind and courteous. It was well worth the $54/night. This motel is located right between Saginaw & Bay City perfect for shopping!
This former Howard Johnsons Motor lodge looks forlorn but our room was spacious and clean and bed was comfortable. Odd rooms face west away from freeway. Each has a patio door so lots of light plus microwave and frig. Free breakfast was fine. Good coffee and free USA Today. Kind attentive staff. No longer in its mid- century glory but a fine option for blasting through Michigan. Our stay cost under $60. Next door are gas stations, a Mc Donald's and a short walk away, a local restaurant with full bar, Berger's, owned by the same family since the 1920s. Extensive old-fashioned menu. Open Saturdays til 8 pm. Very fun.