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Weathervane Terrace Inn and Suites
Ranked #4 of 9 Hotels in Charlevoix
Reviewed 10 October 2013

We arrived in Charlevoix looking for a place to stay and checked at Weathervane Terrace Inn. We found the mid week rates very reasonable. The surprise was that while the Inn is older, our room had been updated and was very clean. The staff was very helpful. The manager even gave us tips on where to find the best quiet beach to spend a sunny fall afternoon. It is walking distance to downtown. Also next to the channel. This Inn was a very pleasant surprise all around.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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MichiganTraveler033, Manager at Weathervane Terrace Inn and Suites, responded to this reviewResponded 26 November 2013

Dear Hudsonville Traveler,

Thank you for your Tripadvisor review of the Weathervane Terrace Inn & Suites. I am glad that you decided to stay in Charlevoix and found our hotel. Our inn is an Earl Young building, built in the 1960’s. Many travelers tour around the city of Charlevoix just to look at his architecture in a number of houses and buildings. Autumn is a beautiful season in northern Michigan with the cooler temperatures and beautiful leaf colors. I am glad we were helpful to you in finding a quiet beach and a great place to watch the sun set. I hope that you will come and stay with us again soon.

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Reviewed 10 October 2013

We stayed here for the start of a bicycle trip north. The staff was very helpful, friendly, and courteous while checking in, at breakfast the next day, and advising us where we could safely leave our car during our bike trip. Although built in 1965 the hotel has been updated and renovated appropriately. Furnishings were new or very new in our standard room w two double beds. The breakfast area was clean and modern. Breakfast items were ample and standard fare, including hot make your own waffles. This is a one of a kind hotel with unique architectural features not found in cookie cutter hotels. It is also close walking distance to shopping and downtown as well as half a block from Lake Michigan beach. Also right next to the inlet to Lake Charlevoix and we saw the draw bridge operate several times to let ships pass. With very reasonable fall season rates we were very happy with our stay.

Room Tip: We stayed in room 9 on the ground level. Liked it fine. Second floor rooms have to climb stairs.
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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Irene H, Manager at Weathervane Terrace Inn and Suites, responded to this reviewResponded 20 November 2013

Dear Steve E,

Thank you for staying at the Weathervane Terrace Inn & Suites and for your great review of our inn on Tripadvisor. Charlevoix is a great place to bike with the 26 mile Little Traverse Wheelway, from Charlevoix to Harbor Springs, starting just on the north side of Charlevoix. Our breakfast room does have a great view of the channel between Round Lake and Lake Michigan. It is a great place to have your morning coffee and watch the bridge operate. The two story building that you stayed in does only have a stairway to the second floor, but the three story building has an elevator. I hope that you are able to return and stay with us again.

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Reviewed 9 October 2013

We purchased our stay thru Groupon and had never been to the Weathervane Terrace before. After purchasing the groupon, my husband had read some not so good reviews and was a little hesitant, but upon our arrival, we were so pleasantly surprised! The 2 ladies at the front desk were very pleasant,smiling and most helpful.The room we originally had was not ready, so they switched us ot a different room and it was Perfect!! On the 3rd floor with a nice balcony and a great view of Lake Michigan, room #52. The room was very clean, which is a HUGE plus!! We were in walking distance to anyplace in Charleviox that we wanted to go. Breakfast was your basic hotel breakfast, but it was well stocked. We would definitely stay here again!

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Irene H, Manager at Weathervane Terrace Inn and Suites, responded to this reviewResponded 20 November 2013

Dear Laura48867,

Thank you for your stay and Tripadvisor review of the Weathervane Terrace Inn & Suites. We have had such a nice group of travelers staying with us through Groupon. Many of our Groupon travelers are first-time guests to our hotel and to Charlevoix. Thanks for giving us a try! #52 is a great Jacuzzi room and does have a great view. All or suites and Jacuzzi rooms in that building have a balcony view of Lake Michigan. They also all have a wood burning or electric fireplace, refrigerator, microwave, and coffee maker. I hope all of these amenities help to make our guests’ stays more comfortable. We look forward to having you stay with us again.

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Reviewed 4 October 2013

I went to Charlevoix 9/23/13 and stayed at the Weathervane Terrace Inn and Suites for two nights after purchasing two Groupon coupons. I must say that I was extremely satisfied with my experience. The suite we stayed in was clean, completely updated, everything looked new, the beds were comforable, the service was great, and we were in walking distance to all of the cute little shops and restaurants. Everyone we encountered at the hotel was very pleasant and helpful. The continental breakfast was great! And, I was very impressed that all of the pastries, muffins, etc. were individual wrapped! There was an unbelievable amount of items to choose from. Very well done! I wouldn highly recommend this hotel and would stay there in a heart beat again if and when I return to Charlevoix.

Room Tip: We stayed in the Lake Michigan suite and loved it. We were on the third floor so the tree tops cover...
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  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with family
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Irene H, Manager at Weathervane Terrace Inn and Suites, responded to this reviewResponded 20 November 2013

Dear Jan L,

Thank you for staying with us and for your Tripadvisor review of the Weathervane Terrace Inn & Suites. I am glad to see that you came here with your Groupon coupons and were able to enjoy two days with us. Charlevoix is a beautiful place anytime of the year and we are lucky to be located right downtown and walking distance to those great shops and the beach on Lake Michigan. I am also glad to see that you enjoyed the complimentary continental breakfast. We have added a number of new items to the breakfast and hope there is something that will fit everyone’s breakfast needs, but we are also walking distance to a number of downtown breakfast spots for those guests looking for a made to order hot breakfast. We hope that you will have opportunity to come and visit us again soon.

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Reviewed 19 September 2013

The pros outweigh the cons, yet I'm not sure this would be a place that we would return to. PROS: Great location, really nice view from our room (#51), our Lake Michigan Suite had a nice kitchenette, a wonderful fireplace, and lots of storage. The shower was excellent. It was quiet at night. CONS: I was surprised by the unsmiling, and not very helpful, staff at check-in. Not just one, but two. Maybe they were having a bad day, but it did make for an unwelcoming atmosphere and so, a rather poor first impression. Our suite had a weird layout and felt outdated (but clean) especially the bathroom, and the pull-out bed was terribly uncomfortable. There were several people smoking just outside the rooms or near the lobby. The atmosphere just made me feel as though I wouldn't care for the way this hotel is managed. I don't think we will return.

Room Tip: Nice view from suite #51. I think #50 and #52 also have Lake Michigan views.
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  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Irene H, Manager at Weathervane Terrace Inn and Suites, responded to this reviewResponded 20 November 2013

Dear Oak13mich,

Thank you for staying at the Weathervane Terrace and for you Tripadvisor review. I am sorry that you did not feel welcome upon your arrival. I want all of our guests to feel welcome as they arrive and throughout their stay as we are their home away from home. Many of our guests drive a long distance to get here and their first impression is important. Room #51 does have a great view of Lake Michigan. There are 33 rooms in the building that you stayed in. Most of the rooms in that wing are suites, like the one you stayed in, but we also have some Jacuzzi rooms in that building. The suite you stayed in has a bedroom separate from the living room. There is a door that closed between the two rooms but the bathroom has two doors so that when the door is closed between the bedroom and living room each side has access to the bathroom. All 33 rooms have a balcony view of Lake Michigan. The state of Michigan has banned all smoking in hotel rooms. This may be why people were smoking outside of their rooms.

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Reviewed 18 September 2013

To really "do" Charlevoix, you need to stay at this hotel built by Earl Young (architect of the amazing Mushroom houses). The place has a lovely feel and the giant stone fireplace in the lobby is amazing. We had a lake view suite which had a lovely balcony (not all rooms have a lake view). A stairway down to the beach was steps away. The suite had a full kitchen, living area, fireplace, bathroom and bedroom. The feel is retro with a bathroom from the 60's but it worked fine. The room was clean, comfortable and quiet. Breakfast is included but is nothing special.

Room Tip: Ask for a lake-view room.
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  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Irene H, Manager at Weathervane Terrace Inn and Suites, responded to this reviewResponded 20 November 2013

Dear SueM722,

Thank you for staying with us and for your Tripadvisor review. We love to hear from our guests. I hope that you were able to tour Charlevoix and see some of the other Earl Young architecture while you were here. Our proximity to Lake Michigan and the downtown Charlevoix area makes us a great hotel to stay at when staying in Charlevoix. I am sorry to hear that you were not please with our complimentary continental breakfast which has coffee, juice, milk, cold cereal and hot oatmeal, English muffins, coffee cake, bagels, make-your-own waffles, and fruit. The three story Lake Michigan wing you stayed in was built in 1985 to compliment the original Earl Young 1960 Harbor wing. I am glad that you were able to see the fireplaces in our lobby and breakfast room that were both built by this famed builder.

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Reviewed 14 September 2013

This is a great location. Walking to stores and shops is just steps away as well as the boat docks. The Inn has good views of Lake Michigan and Lake Charlevoux. Our room looked out over Lake Mi. It was a king suite with fireplace (not real) a jacuzzi tub and shower, a small wet bar with frig and microwave. The rooms need a little attention to the details. Paint, chipped tiles, bad ceiling tiles. They were having issues with the pool losing water. The pool needs a total redo. The breakfast bar was typical of most hotels. All carbs, breads, muffins, cereal, waffles. Hot oat meal. Yogarts and some hard boiled eggs. We arrived around 9:30 for breakfast and there was no hot coffee or cream available. Whoever was manning the desk for check-out I believe was also supposed to keep up with the breakfast bar.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Irene H, General Manager at Weathervane Terrace Inn and Suites, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2013

Thank you for your review of the Weathervane Terrace Inn & Suites. These reviews are very helpful to let us know what guests are looking for in their stays with us. We added the yogurt and hard boiled eggs to our continental breakfast because of the request from guests not to have just carbs on the menu. We do have someone that takes care of the continental breakfast area until 9:30. They then head into the housekeeping department and it becomes the responsibility of the desk to watch it. I hope that they came and took care of the breakfast soon after you arrived.

It is very difficult to do any maintenance, other than to touch up rooms, during our busy summer and fall seasons with guests staying in rooms each night. We will be doing maintenance on all our rooms as the slower, winter season approaches and rooms are not occupied every night.

Our pool is closed for the season. We usually close it after Labor Day. There were some skimmers in the pool that will be having some work done on them. I don’t know that the pool needs a total re-do. The leak will be fixed in the skimmer and the pool will open, as usual, in the spring. I hope that you will come and visit us again.

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Additional Information about Weathervane Terrace Inn and Suites

Address: 111 Pine River Ln, Charlevoix, MI 49720-1818
Region: United States > Michigan > Charlevoix County > Charlevoix
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Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
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Ranked #4 of 9 Hotels in Charlevoix
Price Range: £77 - £136 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Weathervane Terrace Inn and Suites 2.5*
Number of rooms: 68
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