Directly next door to the Isle Royal Ferry!

Frequently Asked Questions

We’ve compiled a list of answers to common questions asked by our guests. If you don’t see the answer you are looking for, call or email us and we will be sure to give you the answer you are looking for!

Do you accept pets? / What is your pet policy?

Yes! We have designated K9 rooms for guests with furry friends.

  • Please do not leave pets alone in the room.
  • Please keep pets off bedding.
  • We require credit card information on file and you must agree to pay for any damaged caused by said pet.
  • Keweenaw County has leash laws in effect. Please come prepared.

*Please let us know if you have allergies to pet dander and we will be sure to reserve a pet-free room for you.

Please see our full pet policy in the policies section below.

Can I see the lake from my room?

Yes! As we are located directly on Lake Superior’s shoreline, each of our spacious rooms has an unobstructed view of the water. Our waterfront annex rooms have sliding glass doors that open right onto the beach while our lakeview buildings are set back on the lawn. Each room has a bay window that overlooks a boardwalk. Click the button below for more information on rooms.

Are you open all year long?

The King Copper Waterfront Motel is open from May through mid-October. You may book anytime during the year via our online booking or by phone. 

How far is the motel from the airport?

Copper Harbor is about 40 miles north of Houghton County Memorial Airport (CMX). To get here, just head north on US41 and stay on that road until you reach the end! For detailed directions, click here.

Are you located near the Isle Royale Ferry?

King Copper Waterfront Motel is located directly next door to the Isle Royale Ferry! We have many guests who stay with us and make the trip to the island the next day. Ferry parking is conveniently located across the street from us. For more information, visit

Our Policies

Reservation policy:

A 50% deposit is required to hold your reservation. Final payment is due 48 hrs prior to check-in; your final payment will be automatically billed 72 hours prior to check-in for your convenience on the card you provided for the deposit. If you would like a different card to be billed for the second payment, it will need to be provided before the 72 hours autobill date. If a different card is required to be used at check-in a 6% processing fee will be charged on the transaction.

Cancellation Policy:

Up to two weeks (14 days) prior to your check-in, you can cancel your room by emailing and receiving a cancellation confirmation to receive your deposit back minus a minimum $20 processing fee or 6% percent of your deposit. A message left on our voice mail DOES NOT cancel your room. With less than 14 days notice your 50% deposit will be forfeited. If final payment is not made 48 hrs prior to check-in, your reservation will be cancelled.


All our rooms are non-smoking including candles or incense. When smoking outdoors please be courteous of other guests and open windows. If you smoke (including candles and incense) in your room there will be a $250 cleaning charge.


We have designated pet-friendly rooms for an additional $50 per night per pet with a maximum of two pets. If you take a pet into a non-pet room there will be a $500 charge. Pets are to be leashed at all times on a maximum 6′ leash and NOT to be left alone in the room or on the property. Excessive barking of pets will not be tolerated. Pets which are aggressive or unfriendly to other guests are not welcome. Pets are to be walked in the designated pet walk area and are to be cleaned up after. Excessive barking of a pet or failure to follow the pet rules may result in cancellation of your remaining reservation and requirement to leave the property.


We offer phone use and free calling in our two offices and you are welcome to give our phone number as a contact point. Cellphone coverage in Copper Harbor is not available. We offer complimentary WiFi so WiFi calling can be used on your phone. To set up your phone for WiFi calling, please google WiFi calling for instructions.


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Complimentary coffee is ready at 6AM each morning next to the offices. A microwave is available in each office for your use from 6:30AM until 9PM.

Notice to Guests: This property is privately owned and management reserves the right to refuse anyone, and will not be responsible for accidents, damages to personal property or vehicles, or injury to guests or for loss of money, jewelry, or valuables of any kind.