I would give this hotel a 4.5, although it is not close to what one would consider a "5 Star Hotel." First off, I got a fantastic deal on expedia. Secondly, the location was amazing. I mean AMAZING. You can walk to town in about 10 minutes (along the water no less) and biking would have been ideal, although we didn't have bikes with us. If you walk in the opposite direction, you are in the cutest little northern Michigan neighborhood ever. Part of it is private, but we still walked through it. The houses and views were amazing. It was a very nice way to relax at the end of our nights. It was wonderful to see so many people (locals and visitors) out walking, jogging and biking at all hours of the day. No one seems to lock their house or their bikes up and there are kids galore - but it was wonderful to see them playing outdoors and loving summer!
Now to the hotel. Again, you can not beat the price if you keep an eye out for deals. The grounds were really cute and you it definitely has a 1950's charm to it, which we liked. The room was above average. It was clean and comfortable. There were some quirks: there were two entrances and when I first arrived the deadbolt to the two doors was not locked so you could literally push the two doors open from the outside. I didn't feel too safe at first, but realized it need to have the 3rd lock secured, and overall, I felt the area was incredibly safe.
The room was cute, the bathroom was big, and the shower was hot and clean. When I first arrived there was no one in sight, but you could call and someone came immediately. I never again saw another staff member, which I thought was odd, but I also didn't have the need so I guess that was fine.
I will definitely be staying here again next summer. It was peaceful, relaxing, and very family friendly. I would recommend this hotel if you are all about location and scenery!
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