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Beachfront Hotel Houghton Lake Michigan
Ranked #3 of 15 Hotels in Houghton Lake
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Reviewed 24 July 2014

I visited this hotel on business but I would have been happier to be there on vacation. The hotel is right on the lake and my room had a balcony with a nice view. There is a private beach and dock that you can walk out on to catch the sunrise or sunset. The hotel staff is friendly and it has a family feel. The hotel is centrally located and there are lots of activities to take in nearby. If I had more time I would have taken advantage of the kayaking opportunities in the area.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled on business
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Reviewed 8 July 2014

This is a nice hotel on the lake. We had 3 floor balcony, room 302, lobby level, which was nice. Dock space is limited to about 8 boats, so claim your spot early!

There were not enough beach/lawn chairs and tables to go around, 1st floor guests claimed them all and staff was not able to facilitate any changes.

The hot tub was not working.

Very disappointed that there was effort to adjust rate because of these advertised amenities were not available.

We placed Maid Service door hanger, we received new towels. Beds were not made and room was not cleaned (trash was even left trash cans in room).

Breakfast was standard waffles, cereal, fruit and Walmart oatmeal and danishes.

Could have been better for the price!

Room Tip: If we go again we will get a 1st floor walkout room.
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  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 July 2014

Even before we arrived we called to make sure that we could get a crib to the room, and accommodation was immediately made. The woman at the desk was very friendly and easy to talk to. She was willing to answer all of our questions without making us feel rushed and explained all of her answers with patience and clarity.

The room was clean and pretty. The balcony was awesome, and it was great to be able to open the door and let the air blow in, see the amazing lake, and take in the breathtaking scene and the air.

Any issues we had were quickly resolved. From the people at the desk to the maid service to any uniformed staff we ran into over the 3 days we stayed for a wedding event were friendly and willing to help--from getting another set of towels; to recommending places to eat; to taking a moment to show our Littles (2, 5, 7 years of age) where to find the toys for the beach that we didn't bring ourselves...

We enjoyed the breakfast (especially the waffles) every day and meeting other guests as we ate. We enjoyed letting the Littles play on the hotel's play equipment (a really nice play set) near the beach. We enjoyed camp fires at night. We enjoyed the tidily kept and landscaped beach by day.

I've recommended to my parents to take a getaway at the Beachfront Hotel in Houghton Lake.

Now, I recommend it to you. Enjoy!

Room Tip: Either get a lake front room or a room with a jacuzzi tub.
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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 4 July 2014

Stayed here for a friend's wedding a couple of weeks ago. We took up about 90% of the hotel, and we were all so excited to see each other that I'm sure we were more than a "handful" for the staff...who somehow managed to stay on top of everyone's needs (from children to party-minded adults), AND were incredibly friendly!! Rooms were clean and well laid out, and they managed to juggle all the room swaps that happened over the four days.
The location was gorgeous, right on the lake, and they have a bonfire area, where we made lots of memories :) It was a wonderful, memorable long weekend. If you're not into lake water, there's even a swimming pool and hot tub...these guys have thought of everything. Facilities aside, though, it's the staff that made the experience so amazing. Thank you, Crystal! And thank you to everyone else whose names I didn't get!

Room Tip: Rooms on the "first floor" (not lobby!) lead right out onto the grass towards the lake!
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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with friends
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Thank laichloe
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Reviewed 4 July 2014

The Beachfront Hotel and Hotel Manager Samantha and her staff were amazing. They went over and beyond to think about and plan so many details of my wedding. We filled the hotel and I'm sure they had a lot of special requests coming from guests. They took care of everyone. Everyone was so happy. The hotel even threw me a girls night before my wedding. It was so incredible. The location and private beach is spectacular. They have a bonfire pit and dock. You won't be sorry if you visit this great hotel. Thank you Beachfront!!

Room Tip: Beachfront walk out rooms are great.
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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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Thank Vanessa H
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Reviewed 2 July 2014

Starting with the front desk they are friendly, and very helpful. With their reasonable prices it is a very nice place to stay in Houghton Lake. If the breakfast was a bit better this place would be over the top.

Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
Thank Frank11177
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Reviewed 1 July 2014

I'm from Houghton Lake and once in awhile my husband and I like to just get away. This is where we go. The reason: because the service is amazing and always friendly. The rooms are comfortable and clean and the view of the lake is awesome! Truly a great place to stay if your in the area.

Room Tip: If possible, get a lake view room. You won't be disappointed!
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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank debea1965
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Additional Information about Beachfront Hotel Houghton Lake Michigan

Address: 4990 W Houghton Lake Dr, Houghton Lake, MI 48629-9203
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Region: United States > Michigan > Houghton Lake
Amenities:
Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 15 Hotels in Houghton Lake
Price Range: £64 - £106 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Beachfront Hotel Houghton Lake Michigan 2.5*
Number of rooms: 60
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Beautiful private sandy beach on Michigan's largest inland lake, Houghton Lake. The hotel features barbecue grills, picnic tables, fire pit, indoor pool and hot tub, free boat parking on our 14 section private dock, free wi-fi, pet friendly, continental breakfast, 48 rooms with private balconies, 12 jacuzzi rooms to enjoy for your special occasion, family friendly, great for weddings, family reunions, golf outings, birthday parties, graduations, wedding packages available, group discounts. Closest hotel to the heart of Bud Bash and Tip Up Town USA! ... more   less 
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