If you’re looking to travel to Alpena during the off-season, but still looking for those gorgeous beach views while being close to amenities, 40 Winks Motel & Vacation Rentals has the perfect accommodations for you.

One of Alpena’s longest-running family-owned motels has enhanced its offerings to include vacation suites for visitors staying 3 days or more. The Barnes family completed renovations in May of 2019 to include new 1 and 2 bedroom vacation suites. Suites include separate sleeping rooms and living/kitchen areas, and a variety of other amenities to make you feel at home during your extended stay. Located across from Lake Huron beaches and close to dining, 40 Winks Motel & Vacation Rentals offers convenience and great access to Alpena fun year-round.

But, don’t take our word for it! Check out these Trip Advisor reviews from people like you:

From Trip Advisor user: Dhyde

“#1 it is Clean! Our reservations were for a Queen bed $63 per night but because we were staying 4 nights we were able to upgrade to a vacation rental suite. Price for two adults was $150 per night for 2 modern, spacious, tastefully decorated cottage rooms. There is a door separating the bedroom area from the living/kitchen area. Modern appliances, air conditioning, 2 tv’s, kitchen utensils, toaster, etc. Don’t forget to BYO coffee for the pot…

Across the street is one of several City Parks offering a playground, swimming and a splash park. Several restaurants including fast food are within 1/2 mile. We really enjoyed Nicks Diner.
We felt safe and the surrounding area is clean. Nice central location for Thunder Bay activities.”

From Trip Advisor user: Nicole W 

“The suite was the BEST place to stay for our July family vacation. The new room decor is inviting and beachy, everyone was friendly and helpful, and the beds were very comfortable. The bathroom is pretty tight, but the rest is spacious, and the pocket door separating the bedroom from the living area was very convenient with kids. The kitchen worked very well for us, with two high-quality portable electric cooktops and all cookware and dishware provided, and a grocery store a block down across the road. The kids loved being able to walk across the street to the beautiful beach, playground and splash park. Wish we could have stayed even longer!”



All suites are a little different to accommodate different needs. Some suites have 1 king bed and a queen sofa sleeper, while some have 2 queen beds and a sofa sleeper. ​One suite is also wheelchair accessible.

You can find rates for traditional rooms and the vacation rental suites online here – 40 Winks rates.

To make a reservation, call 989-354-5622.