"The hotel was pet friendly, but it wasn't as nice as the online photos. It was run-down, and our queen suite was dirty. We ended up leaving 2 days earlier than we'd planned. If you're looking for a reasonably priced overnight stay, this may be a good choice.2020-07-26"
"The hotel was super clean, and the front desk clerk was helpful with suggestions of sights to see. The employees were nice, and the pool was crystal clear. Excellent breakfast, too. I'll be back.2022-08-24"
"The hotel room was nice and clean, and the employees were friendly.2021-11-01"
"Nice, convenient location. The room was orderly. The towels were rough, and the sink didn't drain well. Pleasant check-in. Ample parking, but the hotel driveway needed better lighting; it was hard to see at night. We'd stay again.2015-10-27"
"Centrally located. An OK hotel. The room was clean and had a microwave and refrigerator, but needed better soundproofing. Housekeeping forgot to clean our room. The front desk clerks were friendly, but we had trouble at check-in because the clerk didn't swipe our credit card properly. No elevator. Nice continental breakfast. Had a shuttle to the casino.2015-10-08"
"Convenient to Petoskey, Harbor Springs, and Charlevoix. The room and bathroom were very clean, and all the hotel employees were exceedingly polite and helpful. The front desk clerk provided restaurant recommendations and told us not to miss the park along the bay, where we watched a stunning sunset. Great breakfast with plenty of seating. We'd definitely stay here again.2015-09-20"
"Not a good value. There was hair in the sheets, and the bathroom floor was dirty. Find another motel.2020-10-06"
"Everything about this hotel was excellent, from the location and rates to the room and customer service. I was pleased and recommend a stay.2017-09-30"
"I woke up with bug bites on my arm. There were food crumbs in the 2nd bed. The bathroom was dirty, with hair and crumbs on the floor. Housekeeping left a bag of toilet paper and personal items in the room, then woke us up early to ask us not to take them. Then the front desk clerk called us about them. The check-in clerk was helpful and the best part of our stay. Don't recommend this hotel.2016-02-23"
On place pages like this, we order hotels from lowest cost to highest except we list low-rated hotels at the bottom of the page.
Most of our competitors order these same hotels in other ways that make them more money.
How Do We Define Motel?
To us, motels are smaller lodgings that have rooms you can enter directly from the parking area.
At hotels, on the other hand, you can enter your room only through a hall inside the building.
Hotel Booking Tips
Beware of non-refundable reservations that could cost you a lot of money if you change or cancel them. +Non-refundable reservations are a gamble that will usually save you less than $10. If you make a $90 non-refundable reservation instead of a $100 refundable booking, you are betting $90 to win $10. Would you do that in Las Vegas? -
Don't assume you can cancel a non-refundable reservation without penalty if you notify the hotel weeks or even months in advance. +Often you cannot because some hotels' profit strategy is to get paid more than once for the same room for the same night. -
Always read cancellation policies carefully before you make a reservation. + When is the latest date and time you can cancel without penalty? - More >
When you make a reservation, you will receive a confirmation email. Take a copy with you to the hotel.
The earlier in the afternoon you check into a hotel, the more likely you will get a room or suite that matches your preferences.