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Lakeside Resort and Conference Center
Ranked #6 of 15 Hotels in Houghton Lake
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“so-so”
Reviewed 28 July 2005

We recently stayed at this hotel with my family members...it is our yearly family trip. It was a very nice hotel however, some rooms were ready at the guaranteed time but most rooms were not. The room cleanliness could have used a little more work (they may have rushed through it because of being late getting into rooms). The waterpark was okay, I did notice the pool could've been a little cleaner. The biggest problem I had with the hotel was the fact that there was broken glass along the sidewalk and grass area by the water...not very safe when most people are walking around bare foot. It would probably be a good idea to not allow glass bottles in the area and ENFORCE it. The LITTLE area with sand (not really a beach) had rusty nails that we found while the kids were playing. The breakfast was nice however would have probably been less crowded if they would extend the hours until 10:00. A couple of the people at the front desk weren't overly helpful and didn't know much about "running" a hotel. Overall I would try staying at this hotel again…with a few changes it could be a perfect hotel.

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Reviewed 6 July 2005

This hotel is at the end of Houghton Lake directly on the lake. There is a boat launch with parking right next door to the hotel. This boat launch is ran by the state. The hotel does not have a sandy beach area, however; it has a big lawn on the lake with lawn chairs. There is a long dock and steps to get into the lake.

The hotel seemed to be newer. I was a little disappointed with check-in. I had requested an early check-in to start with. When I arrived a couple hours early asking to check-in, the person at the front desk treated me like I was really stupid for trying to check in early. They did accomodate my needs, but I felt the staff could have been a little nicer.

The waterpark consists of a small lazy river, a small waterslide (although fast) a couple jacuzzi's and a small swimming pool and water splash thing for kids. It's certainly not as big as the waterparks in the Great Wolf Lodges or elsewhere. In previous reviews, some were complaining about the water quality. I did find the water seemed a tad cloudy, however; I don't think it is dirty. The water in Houghton Lake is different - even the taste is terrible. So, I think that's it is. The water did not seem dirty to the point you don't want to go in or anything.

All in all, this hotel wasn't too bad. It's up North in Michigan, and you just aren't going to see a five-star place due to this being a popular caming area, etc. Most of the hotels around the lake are small resorts or motels.

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Property: Lakeside Resort and Conference Center
Address: 100 Clearview Dr, Houghton Lake, MI 48629-9659 (Formerly Comfort Suites Lakeside)
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Region: United States > Michigan > Houghton Lake
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection 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 ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #6 of 15 Hotels in Houghton Lake
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Lakeside Resort and Conference Center 3*
Number of rooms: 70
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are a full service resort located on beautiful Houghton Lake. With Banquet holding up to 400 people ... more   less 
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Comfort Suites Lakeside Hotel Houghton Lake
Houghton Lake Comfort Suites
Lakeside Resort And Conference Center Houghton Lake, Michigan

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