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“Great place to stay before taking the ferry to Wisconsin”

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Nader's Motel & Suites
Ranked #7 of 17 Hotels in Ludington
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 3 August 2013

We only stayed at Nader's for one night as we were taking the S.S. Badger auto ferry to Wisconsin the next morning. We were traveling with our dog; he was welcomed at Nader's. We walked to the dog beach next to the boat ramp (be sure not to enter the town park beach or grass - they'll give you a ticket!). There were plenty of good restaurant choices close by and of course the ferry was just a few minutes form Nader's. We wished we could have stayed another night.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 26 July 2013

Just got back from 4 days at Nader's. Rented three standard rooms for us and family we stayed with. The standard rooms are pet friendly which is nice. There is also a dog walking path and fenced dog park at nearby Cartier park (walking distance). Very friendly staff. Helped us with all our needs. Including mailing back a phone charger we left behind - thank you! We Like Nader's because they have a nice lawn area you can hang out in right outside your patio doors. Great spot for the kids to play or let the dog sit out on a leash. Pool is right there with plenty of seating as well as a couple shade umbrella's.

Another nice thing is they have room for trailer's. So you can take a boat to put in on one of the nearby lakes and have plenty of room to park it at night. A couple other amanities are a basketball hoop, shuffle board, and direclty behind them is a large park with tennis courts, ball fields and running track.

It is a great place for family groups with the variety of room types as well has having a community room that can be shared as well. This room has a stove, oven, frig and large
"fish freezer" for all your catches. You can cook some larger meals in that kitchen and then bring back to your picnic table to eat.

They are located in beatiful Ludington along Lake Michigan. They are walking distance to a great beach, a pier, boat channel and marina's. A small dog beach is also nearby on Lake Michigan.

In short, we definately recommend Nader's and think you would be happy there as well.

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Reviewed 15 July 2013

Nice family place with pool and well kept grounds. Larger clean rooms with patios and very friendly hosts. Had to leave the next morning to catch the ferry to Wisconsin so we only got to stay one night. Ludington and the surrounding area is very nice..next time we'll stay longer

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 14 July 2013

We stayed at Nader's on our first trip to Ludington. It has a lot going for it. The staff is very helpful and friendly, including the great cleaning staff. It was only about a 5-minute walk to the city beach, where we were able to watch the sunset both evenings. The pool is very nice. Our room on the ground floor of the new building opened on one side to the parking lot, and on the other side to the lawn surrounding the pool - very convenient. We had a kitchenette and cooked dinner in the room both nights. We sat outside to eat on the second night, which was lovely.

A couple of con's: the sofa bed mattress was not comfortable at all, and the room was not very large. There are five of us, and finding space for all the suitcases was tricky, especially with the sofa bed open. With fewer people, neither of these things would be an issue.

The location is great for getting to the town beach and to Ludington State Park (FABULOUS!). It is also close to the S.S. Badger carferry terminal - about a 5-7-minute drive. We found that it's a pretty long walk to downtown for ice cream at House of Flavors - about 25 minutes, which seems long when the kids are hungry for ice cream. Borrowing the hotel's bikes or driving might have been smarter.

I thought the price was a bit high, but would probably stay there again, all things considered. Cooking dinner in the room was a big savings and was relaxing, too.

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Reviewed 12 July 2013

Nader's is a great place for the budget traveler. The pros are: clean rooms, grills available, free bikes to borrow, pets are allowed, nice staff, microwave and fridge in all the rooms.
They are also easy walking distance to the city beach and a bike ride away from downtown Ludington. The only con was that the folding cot and pull out sleepers were almost unusable due to the springs sticking up. We will go again but will bring our own sleeping pads and sleeping bags.

Room Tip: The rooms are mostly double beds, not queens, so be prepared.
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Reviewed 8 July 2013

We stayed for just one night. 4 rooms. The rooms are pretty nice, nothing fancy but clean and comfortable. The office folks were very friendly. I think they are a bit over priced for what the rooms are but other than that they were fine. I know some people like that they allow pets but personally I am not a fan of that. I really don't want to be sleeping on a bed that has just had some dog lying on it the night before. You are close to the lake but not on it.

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nadersmotel, Manager at Nader's Motel & Suites, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2013

Ipeck93,

Thank you for your review. Although we are pet-friendly we never allow and dog on any of our furniture, so you can rest assure that you will NEVER be sleeping on a bed that a dog has slept on. Also keep in mind that not every room is pet-friendly. We have suites that are pet/allergy free. Please consider a suite on your next stay.

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Reviewed 29 June 2013

Came to Ludington for a weekend getaway and stayed at Nader's. The facility is very clean and well maintained. They allow pet's and there is no extra charge for them, which is very nice. Room is small but clean and has sink, small refrigerator, and microwave. The only thing I would change is that the bed isn't the most comfortable. Would be nice if they upgraded to a better mattress. Other than that, no complaints. Water for shower was always warm, nice pool, and plenty of parking. Would stay here again.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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nadersmotel, Manager at Nader's Motel & Suites, responded to this reviewResponded 1 July 2013

Thank you for your comments. We love to hear from our customers. Hope to see you again soon!

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Additional Information about Nader's Motel & Suites

Address: 612 N Lakeshore Dr, Ludington, MI 49431-1328
Region: United States > Michigan > Ludington
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Ludington
Price Range: £51 - £127 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Nader's Motel & Suites 2.5*
Number of rooms: 39
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