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Ludington Blue Spruce Inn
Ranked #6 of 11 Ludington B&B and Inns
The Villages, Florida
Level 5 Contributor
72 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Good hotel”
Reviewed 12 August 2013

We stayed here for a night on our way to Canada. It is close to beach and downtown, the ferry, everything we wanted to be near. The room was a kitschy 50's decor. which we loved. It was very clean and very homey. She even walked us to our room - I saw her walk another couple to their room also. She told us what was happening that night and where to eat. I would definitely stay there again if in the area.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Boyne City, Michigan
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Reviewed 22 July 2013

Clean room, fresh linens, comfy beds, easy check in and out, but....It has been awhile since I've stayed in a little motel like this and it's just not my style. The bathroom is too small for my liking....no space for your cosmetics or hair tools and only one plug in the bathroom that I could find. I also didn't like the window coverings - they were mini-blinds so all the light streamed in first thing in the morning. It was very quiet and vintage, just not my thing. I did think it's proximity to the beach was nice and something you miss out on if you stay in a chain in Ludington, so just depends on what you are looking for.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled solo
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MurielJean, Owner at Ludington Blue Spruce Inn, responded to this review, 25 July 2013
Thank you for your review, which perceptively identifies our retro style. We really do treasure this style, yet we enhance it with premium mattresses, absorbent, large bath towels, and fluffy pillows. Our spreads are quilted heirloom style and quite expensive. We can’t really be compared to a chain motel. They tend to all look alike. We look like us, the Blue Spruce. We understand there is a market for our retro look just as there is a market for the chain motel look.

Our reviewer notes that the baths are small, which they are. We have no way to enlarge them. But they do have fine showers with fine retro tiling. This year we’ve added a marble shelf by the sink to hold products. There is a shelf above the sink and a storage unit on the wall. There is a caddy in the shower for bath products.

The reviewer notes that morning light streamed through her blind slates. This happens with blinds when the slates are not turned in the right direction. To end the difficulty a guest can have, we are ordering black out shades. We don’t want our guests to struggle with blinds and do want them to have a dark room on awakening.

Again, thanks for this definitive review.
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MI
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4 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2013

This is a very comfortable clean small motel. A very quiet setting and great place to relax. Beds are very comfortable. The motel is only a couple blocks from Lake Michigan and Stearns park which has a great beach. Coffee, bottled water, cable and a small refrig in rooms for your convenience. We try to avoid the BIG impersonal Motels and Hotels and this place was just perfect for us. Owners will treat you like family.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Canton Michigan
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149 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2013

In fairness to the wonderful owners, its a cute, small comfortable inn. Only 7 rooms, in a residential setting.
Keep in mind, that the walls are thin and unless you have respectful neighbors, you can be awake awhile. Bed was so so in comfort, but neat and tidy. Free bottled water, coffee in rooms, and a t.v. to stay in touch.
The shower pressure was impressive.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled solo
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MurielJean, Owner at Ludington Blue Spruce Inn, responded to this review, 15 June 2013
Thanks for your review and compliments to me as an owner. I enjoyed talking with you about the attractions you saw around the Ludington area. I do want to address the two issues you had with your stay in my inn. One issue was the "thin walls." We did have a young child in the room next door and do apologize for any noise he made. I do think the motel is very well constructed: brick with knotty pine walls, and I've not had any complaint on noise level other than this. The other issue was the mattress. We provide quality Sealy Presidential pillow top mattresses in all the rooms. They are two years old and designed for the best hotels. As an owner I have found that guests do find certain hotel mattress more comfortable than others. I wish mine had been more comfortable for you.
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East Grand Rapids, Michigan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 May 2013

We spent one night in this small Motel. The bed was very comfortable, the towels were plush. The room was spotless and cozy. The service was warm and friendly.
The only downside was the shower head, it had very little water pressure.
The Motel is one block from Lake Michigan.
We will return to the Blue Spruce Inn again.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
Level 5 Contributor
99 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2012

This is a 1949 "Retro" 7 room motel in the heart of Ludington. It's cozy with knotty pine walls, outside entrance and efficient but tiny bath. The owners keep this cozy space immaculate and are ready to assist in any way. The towels are 5 star; flat screen cable tv and great matress. Convenient for beach, 2 blocks and downtown, 3 blocks.
Price is great even for in season; very well kept with pride of ownership; great location.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Ferndale, Michigan
Level 2 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 April 2011

Muriel is a very sweet lady and the rooms are comfortable. The rates are reasonable and the location is good.

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled with family
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Property: Ludington Blue Spruce Inn
Address: 109 N Ferry St, Ludington, MI 49431
Region: United States > Michigan > Ludington
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 11 B&Bs / Inns in Ludington
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
AMAZING LOCATION. 350 steps to Stearns Beach with its pier and lighthouse. Two-three blocks to downtown shops and restaurants. Exit your room and walk everywhere of interest in Ludington. Our motel is renovated and yet retains its personality. We LOVE OUR MID-CENTURY MOTEL. Our guests do too. Take time to click on our website and read guest reviews. ... more   less 
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