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Lake Shore Motel

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Details04/29/2017 What a dump. Horrible environment. Not kid friendly. Guys standing outside by picnic table drinking alcohol. I would not recommend it. This place gives Manistee a bad name. I will not stay here again. I would not let my dog stay here. Light fixtures bare. Outlet plugs not covered, what outlets there are. Not one single outlet in the...

Thank Dawn H
Kent City, Michigan
Reviewed 4 January 2017

If you are looking for a fancy high class hotel this is not the place for you. It is a basics only motel. It does not offer any of the top amenities that some may offer. What it does offer is a nice clean basic room with the best location on Lake Michigan in Manistee. The view is spectacular and...

2Thank ceajae001
Ray, Michigan
Reviewed 3 October 2016

I chose this motel because it has a unique view and during the off season, it was no more expensive than a Comfort/Days Inn. The Lakeshore probably hasn't been updated much as far as decor in decades, so if you grew up going to Mom and Pop hotels in the 70s or 80s, you'll definitely feel a sense of nostalgia...

1Thank _cpickett08
Swanton, Ohio
Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

By a stroke of luck we got a room here. People, this is not the Taj Mahal...it is basic at best...but you have Lake Michigan outside your window and lake breezes abound. It is reasonably priced and clean. Staff nice. You have a patio out the front door which is nice if you like meeting people but it would also...

2Thank Sandy K
Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

I found this place by accident a few years ago and have tried to return as often as possible since. The rooms are clean and the price is reasonable. The motel offers a beautiful view of Lake Michigan and is literally steps away from a wonderful beach. If you like incredible sunsets, tranquility, and friendly people, come visit the Lake...

1Thank Jeannine S
Hudsonville, Michigan
Reviewed 6 July 2016

Great cottage type experience, wonderful hosts great value. If you need glitz and a fancy room, go some where else. but if you want clean comfortable room with a great view, check this place out. Eat at the house of flavors great Michigan Pot Hole ice cream.

2Thank jamesv158
Adrian, Michigan
Reviewed 6 June 2016

My Mom and I stayed here last year and have a trip planned again this summer.. We really enjoyed our stay at Lake Shore Motel, clean, simple, close to everything and the beach and the views are amazing!! I truly cant wait to return soon..

1Thank nataliecebulski
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

Loved this place right on the beach...fire pit so we're able to have a night bonfire...a bit dated which added to the retro charm...clean and that's what matters to me. Owner and wife on site to give history...will definitely be back another time👍👍👍

2Thank Hammer521
Cadillac, Michigan
Reviewed 5 September 2015

We love this motel. It is a little older, but clean and comfortable. Sun sets are amazing! Sandy beach right out the back door of motel room, which overlooks Lake Michigan. Location is perfect with plenty to see and do. We love this place. A hidden gem!

1Thank Travelqueen1968
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Reviewed 28 August 2015 via mobile

My husband surprised me with a stay on Lake Michigan! It really is right on the lake. Views from the room were spectacular! It's a mom and pop place (Paul and Darcy) great, friendly people who have been doing this 30 plus years. The rooms are simple and retro. Some have air condoning some don't. We had a very clean...

1Thank Susan2241

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  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Free Internet
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking

Additional Information about Lake Shore Motel

Address: 101 S Lakeshore Dr, Manistee, MI 49660-1514
Region: United States > Michigan > Manistee County > Manistee
Number of rooms: 21
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“All rooms look out to Lake Michigan”
ceajae001, 4 Jan 2017 | Read review
“all the rooms have a great view”
jamesv158, 6 Jul 2016 | Read review
“bring a large cooler to keep drinks and snacks, there is ice provided.”
nataliecebulski, 5 Jun 2016 | Read review
“All rooms have excellent view of Lake Michigan”
Travelqueen1968, 5 Sep 2015 | Read review
“All rooms open onto the beach.”
  • The sunset more than makes up for lack of a microwave.
608GregS, 23 Jul 2015 | Read review
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