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San Francisco, California
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104 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at King Copper because we wanted to get away and experience a totally unique place like nowhere else on the planet. Copper Harbor in many ways typifies an experience that is rare, quirky and beautiful. We felt welcome and very comfortable in the cozy motel rooms which ended up being the perfect place to experience fall foliage and... More 

Thank 180michaelm
Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Had lakeview room 22 which was on the end so windows were looking out on three sides. Couldn't beat the views and sounds of the birds and water. Very comfortable accommodations with its king bed. Also had additional twin bed/day bed for additional person. Shower was adequate with plenty of hot water. Slept well. Within walking distance of "downtown" Copper... More 

Thank Linda S
Friendship, Wisconsin
2 reviews
Reviewed 19 October 2016

Rooms are rustic, and clean.....Staff was helpful and friendly....bed was good, and the bathroom modernized.Plenty of hot water...had satellite T.V..right next to bakery, and smoked fish market..., and a short stone throw from the ferry that runs out to Island Royal National park. A little pricey, but we will return next fall....Loved our stay !

Thank Nick W
Rome, Italy
2 reviews
Reviewed 8 October 2016

We had an amazing time. Love the environment, the waterfront view, the grounds were beautiful, but most of all the motel staff went beyond accommodating our visit. I would come back again and again. Fully recommend!

Thank Mike B
St. Louis, MO, USA
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54 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2016

Pros: The location is outstanding and the grounds are very nice! The owner/manager was very nice and helpful. Cons: Overpriced for the quality, the rooms are run down and are desperately in need of updating and renovation, the bed was worn out, the WiFi was completely worthless (in fact it was the worst we've ever experienced at a hotel) and... More 

Thank RoamingCamper
Point Pleasant
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280 reviews
50 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2016

Room clean, bathroom not so much with a recently installed door that does not close. Wifi nearly non existent but that may be more the area than the hotel so be prepared. Some outlets two wire so will need an adapter for some electronics. Not awful but have stayed in many places better for less... not much competition locally. They... More 

Thank Annette B
Waterville, Ohio
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22 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016

We stayed 2 nights here. Wasn't the best place, and copper Harbor not the most busy place to be. The view was amazing, right out of the glass sliding doors, that barely moved. My wife couldn't budge them. Family owned, in need of major renovations. Bathroom outdated and old, did not shower there.

Thank Merleee
nikkixxwalsh, Public Relations Manager at King Copper Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, Merleee. I am glad you enjoyed the view and quiet surroundings. It can be so relaxing around here in the fall! Sorry to hear you were not impressed with the bathroom facilities, I can assure you the shower would have been okay to use. I hope it did not disrupt the rest of your vacation.... More 

up north
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20 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2016

We had the end motel next to the water. Room was very homey and comfy. It is a little outdated but it fits the "up North" décor well. Room is well kept and clean and vintage. Service during our 2 day stay was excellent. I highly recommend this motel when you are traveling and need a room to stay in... More 

Thank Keiffer81
nikkixxwalsh, Public Relations Manager at King Copper Motel, responded to this review

Hello Keiffer81, thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us! We are so thrilled to hear you enjoyed you time 'up north' and can appreciate the woodsy, natural vibe of the area. It sounds like you were able to get out and experience some of the beauty of Copper Harbor too, which is wonderful. We hope... More 

Greenville, South Carolina
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220 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Very friendly staff. Very clean and comfortable. It is within walking distance to the ferry over to Isle Royale. I'm not sure I'd want to stay here for a long time, but one or two nights is just fine. But the Internet is so slow that you will accomplish nothing with it.

Thank D M
nikkixxwalsh, Public Relations Manager at King Copper Motel, responded to this review

D M, Thank you for reviewing your stay with us. I am happy to hear you enjoyed your time in Copper Harbor! Did you make it over to Isle Royale? If so, I hope it was just as great! I do apologize about the slow Internet connection. As you can imagine, being located so far in the woods can make... More 

Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan
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71 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016

We have stayed here several times over the past 20 years in both the summer and winter seasons. The King Copper Hotel is a bit Retro but you can't beat the location. If your expecting a modern hotel with all the conveniences you are bound to be disappointed. If you accept the fact that you are staying in a wilderness... More 

Thank Tmclain5
nikkixxwalsh, Public Relations Manager at King Copper Motel, responded to this review

Tmclain5, Thank you for reviewing your recent stay with us! And thank you for coming back multiple times. We just love it when customers can appreciate the natural beauty as much as we do, and it sounds like you have done just that. You are correct in that we are not a modern, high-tech motel. However, we find that most... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The King Copper Motel is the closest lodging to Lake Superior in the Keweenaw Peninsula with the largest, most breathtaking views of the beautiful water. It has been proudly family owned and operated for over 50 years. Each room includes queen or king beds, beverage station, Dish satellite TV, full bath and endless ice. Refrigerators and roll-away beds are available for an additional charge upon request. All pets are welcome with additional charge and asked not to be left alone in the room. There is a sandy beach that is great for taking a dip in the lake, catching fresh lake fish or setting kayaks/canoes out to sea. There is also free boat docking right outside your room. We are open from April-October annually and can be reached day or night. We are also located next to the Isle Royale Ferry dock and parking for your convenience. ... more   less 

Additional Information about King Copper Motel

Address: 447 East Brockway Avenue, Copper Harbor, MI 49918
Region: United States > Michigan > Upper Peninsula > Copper Harbor
Number of rooms: 33
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“Get an early check in or request the far north room which is the end room next to the water. Fabulous.”
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