Enjoyable stay even though there is no pool
Reviewed 3 August, 2021
Stayed in room 111. Great stay, the mgr who checked us in was making fresh popcorn and had coffee ready and available. There is no pool at this hotel, which we knew upon booking. Looking at other hotels in the area, not many provided this option. Our room was great except the A/C was supper loud and annoying, woke us up in the middle of the night for it sounded like a rocket was going to launch in the room. Went to the 3 Seasons Cafe down the road per mgr recommendation and had a nice dinner. The boardwalk to the lake is across the street which leads to a lighthouse which my family enjoyed. Breakfast was great with eggs and sausage which was rare since many hotels were cold and grab and go options due to covid. We would definitely stay again.
Not a cheap option, not up to snuff
Reviewed 13 July, 2021
Granted there are not a lot of options in the area and probably less if you’re traveling for business, but I would definitely recommend one of the other local motels over this one. The hotel is very dated and my room had a horrible musty smell. The Wi-Fi is extremely spotty making it impossible to work. There was a stain on the bedsheets and I debated asking for a different room but decided I would probably get more of the same. Breakfast is yogurt, cold cereal and scrambled egg product. The “gym” is a converted room with a treadmill, Weight machine and elliptical, but at least they have a gym, and honestly it’s just across the highway from the boardwalk which is much better to look at. Speaking of the highway, you can hear trucks going by but I don’t think there’s a lot at night.
Hotels in the area are not cheap but really thought this one was quite high for what you get.
Not an ideal stay
Reviewed 11 August, 2020
It looks run down and is unfortunately next to an unkempt residential area. It appears to be an older hotel and an attempted fix up by Choice Hotels happened as it became a Quality Inn. Upon entry, the refrigerated drink cooler in the lobby was so loud; it sounded like a vacuum. None of the three desk clerks we encountered wore masks despite signage for guests to wear masks. The hallways were very dim, creaky floors, several lights out, and the ceilings were low. It’s very dark carpeting and darker wall paint, which made it seem gloomy.There was a distinct air freshener smell, which made me nervous. Looking at doors and trim, it appears that old hardware was removed and new hardware added, but no attempt to repair holes/damage from the old stuff, so it looks very dated and worn down. The bathroom appeared to be sanitary, but because of the age and lack of updates, the grout and trim looked dirty/stained. When we opened the door, the overpowering smell of cleaner was present, but the room also smelled musty/like mildew. We could strongly smell it on several areas of carpeting. We turned on the air, left to eat/do some sight seeing. When we returned after several hours, the room was cooler, but still smelled of musty odor. As we turned down the beds, we found body hair on the sheets and two of the pillows. We also found a large toenail clipping in the carpet, dead skin flakes on the bed skirt, and several hairs & food crumbs on the carpet. I took photos and showed the front desk clerk. By this time it was 10 pm. She offered no solution other than she would leave a note for her boss & we could discuss it in the morning. We were told the hotel was fully booked, so there were no other rooms.I asked for clean sheets and something to take care of the musty stink. She gave me clean sheets from behind the counter, a bottle of unmarked/unidentifiable cleaning spray, a dry washcloth, and a small vacuum. We had to clean up our own room and change our sheets!! The next morning, the gen. manager offered us some money off the room. My husband wasn’t satisfied with her offer, and so she said she couldn’t do anything more until she went higher up. We checked out, and she called us later that day staying that she would lower it to $25 + tax because “she had to pay my girls...” to clean the room! I would never recommend this hotel.
Clean, Quiet, Nice Decor, Large Room
Reviewed 24 July, 2020
The hotel is located across the street from the Boardwalk overlooking Lake Michigan in a very quiet town. Due to COVID there is no daily maid service or warm breakfast but the staff provide provisions that one needs like clean towels, garbage bags, etc during the stay. The breakfast is a granola bar, muffin and fruit as well as coffee.
The hotel requires masks and is kept very clean. Nice decor and the king suite we were given was huge with its own couch, fridge, microwave and rolling chair. The 3 seasons cafe as well as the Bobs Big Boy and grocery store are very close but nothing is walking distance so a car is required.
The lake view is beautiful and the downtown Manistique area is home to many local restaurants. We enjoyed the Upper Crust Deli.
We chose this location because over a week, we could do day trips to Mackinac Island, Petosky, Mackinaw City (90 min away) or go to Marquette and Munising (60-90 min away) so we were in the middle.
Reviewed 12 July, 2020
The desk was great getting checked in.
Opned door to the room, nasty vomit smell. Opened window turned on fan and left for a few hours. Returned and it smelled a little better. Took shower and went to bed. Took another shower in the morning. My feet got nasty dirty just walking on the carpet. This room is just nasty.