Food & Lodging

The Community

The 51st annual International 500 snowmobile race will see Sled Heads and fans of motorsports come from all over the globe to Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan to take part in all the I-500 snowmobile action. But, aside from all the pulse-pounding snowmobile excitement on the track, many also visit this small town on the Upper Peninsula for other amazing attractions, and the real sense of community that accompanies every race.

Throughout Sault Sainte Marie, there is an outstanding variety of excellent hotels, restaurants, bars, pubs, and local places of interest that pair perfectly with the spirit of the I-500. The race works in collaboration with all of them to ensure the highest levels of fun and enjoyment for families and adults alike.


kewadinKewadin Casino & Convention Center:
The official hotel of the I-500, the Kewadin Casino & Convention Center offers 319 rooms and a host of amenities, including: deluxe suites, indoor pool, spa, sauna, steam rooms, and fitness center. They have an on-site award-winning restaurant, a deli, a great gift shop, and so much more. For those searching for exciting games of chance, try your luck on the casino gaming floor! It offers your favorite slots and table games, and the Kewadin staff continually work to improve the ambiance of their hotel and the satisfaction of your experience! Kewadin is located just four miles from the track at: 2186 Shunk Road. Make a reservation today by calling: 800-539-2346 or go to the website by simply clicking on the Kewadin logo above.


Budget Host Crestview Inn, 1200 Ashmun Street, 906-635-5213

Comfort Inn, 4404 I-75 Business Spur, 906-635-1118

Days Inn, 3651 I-75 Business Spur, 906-635-5200

Holiday Inn Express, 1171 Riverview Way, 906-632-3999

Hometown Inn & Suites, 4404 I-75 Business Spur 906-635-1118

Ramada Plaza Hotel Ojibway  240 W. Portage Avenue, 906-632-4100

Super 8, 3525 I-75 Business Spur, 906-632-6000


Americas Best Value Inn, 3826 I-75 Buisness Spur, 906-632-8882

Plaza Motor Motel, 3901 I-75 Business Spur, 906-635-1881

Skyline Motel,  2601 I-75 Business Spur, 906-632-3393

Sunset Motel, 8929 S. Mackinac Trail, 906-632-9300

Additonal Lodging Options:

Sault Ste. Marie Convention and Visitors Bureau

Sault Area Chamber of Commerce



Antlers Restaurant, 804 E. Portage Avenue, 906-253-1728

Brim-O-Bay Cozy Inn, 10015 W. Lakeshore Drive, 906-248-5131

Cozy Corners Tavern & Grill,  6800 E. 15 Mile Road, 906-647-1051

Cup of the Day, 406 Ashmun Streeet, 906-635-7272

Domino’s Pizza, 4244 I-75 Business Spur, 906-632-4000

Dream Catcher’s Restaurant, 2186 Shunk Road, 906-632-0530

Frank’s Place Restaurant, 123 W. Portage Avenue, 906-632-7487

Guido’s Premium Pizza, 2673 Ashmun Street, 906-635-0066

Karl’s Cuisine Cafe & Winery/Karl’s Express Cuisine, 447 W. Portage Avenue, 906-253-1900

Little Caesar’s Pizza, 2220 Ashmun Street, 906-632-1790

McDonald’s Restaurant, 2850 I-75 Business Spur, 906-632-0059

Moloney’s Alley, 227 W. Portage Avenue, 906-635-1171

Sacy’s Restaurant, 11386 W. Lakeshore Drive, 906-248-8227

Soo Brewing Company, 223 W. Portage Avenue, 906-632-4400

Studebaker’s Restaurant & Lodge, 3583 I-75 Business Spur, 906-632-4262

The Palace Restaurant and Saloon, 200 W. Portage Avenue, 906-632-7721

Wendy’s O.F.H., 4201 I-75 Business Spur, 906-635-1941

Zorba’s, 107 W. Portage Avenue, 906-632-3281

Bars & Pubs:

Alpha Bar
105 W. Portage Avenue, Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783
Phone: (906) 632-3281

Moloney’s Alley
227 W. Portage Ave, Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783
Phone: (906) 635-1171

Palace Saloon
200 W. Portage Ave., Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783
Phone: (906) 632-7721

Signatures Lounge
2186 Shunk Rd., Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783
Phone: (906) 632-0530

Soo Brewing Company
223 W. Portage Avenue, Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783
Phone: (906) 632-4400

Local Attractions:

To find out more about the local attractions in Sault Sainte Marie, visitors should search the Convention & Visitor’s Bureau website.