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Ludington House Bed And Breakfast
Ranked #1 of 11 Ludington B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Green Bay, Wisconsin
Level 5 Contributor
82 reviews
12 hotel reviews
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“Not so pleasant experience”
Reviewed 21 July 2014

My husband and I stayed at the Ludington House recently, and had a not so positive experience. Somehow our reservations (made online) had the wrong date, so when we showed up to check in the owners were surprised, and let us know. However, because they had several rooms available, they were kind enough to change our reservations for the correct date. That's when the positive experience ended. We got to the room and were surprised to find a clawfoot tub in the bedroom, not a separate room. The toilet was in a closet so small that you were challenged to even stand up and turn around. The floors were creaky, and anytime anyone walked down the hallway you felt like they were coming in your room. Our room also faced the busy street, and we heard the traffic coming and going all night long, and it didn't quiet down during the night because many trucks came down the street. It was very hard to sleep.

Also when we came in the owner did a very quick tour, and also told us the former owners both died in the house. I have to tell you that gave me a creepy feeling for the rest of our stay. The other surprise was that they don't serve breakfast until 8:30am. They also close their door at 9:00pm and were not available at all the rest of our stay. I did knock on the door about 9pm when we realized we would be leaving before breakfast was served. We made the silly assumption that they could somehow provide us with something to eat (fruit, yogurt?) before we had to leave at 7:30. We also would have liked to have a to-go cup for coffee (that you make yourself with their Kuerig), but they only had small glass cups. They never came out that morning when we were getting our one cup of coffee to even offer anything to us.

I would not return to this establishment, the owners were not friendly to us as they were described by others, maybe because we had the wrong date? Not sure. It also made me decide not to book a bed and breakfast again.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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wstumpf, Owner at Ludington House Bed And Breakfast, responded to this review, 27 July 2014
We are very sorry that “Sisters_10” did not have a good experience at our inn. However, we feel the need to defend ourselves because of their accusations. When they arrived four days early we were able to put them in the room they registered for online. Our online reservation system BookNow allows our guests to check availability, price and make their own reservation.

Our house was built in 1878 and yes the floors creak and some are slanted. We serve a full hot breakfast at 8:30, but always accommodate requests for an earlier or later breakfast; including breakfast at 6:45 for car ferry passengers. We also have to-go cups for coffee. If they had stated their requests, we could have assured them a more pleasant visit at our inn.
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Waterloo, Illinois
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Reviewed 20 July 2014

Wonderful B&B, owners were very kind and hospitable. Terrific hot, very filling breakfasts. We stayed in Room #8 on the 3rd floor for 3 nights. Very comfortable. Perfect for my husband and I. Beautiful home and a real pleasure.

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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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East Lansing, Michigan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2014

A very pleasant and clean and functional B&B without all the cloying Victoriana. The breakfast was very tasty and the owner friendly and accommodating without being obsequious. There's also a nice variety of rooms in terms of size, furnishings, etc.

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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Detroit, Michigan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2014

We had a groupon for Ludington House and used it for a quick getaway to the west side. We upgraded to the #1 suite and had a great time.

Kris greeted us warmly at the door, gave us the grand tour, and showed us to our room, which was a spacious and period suite with a whirpool. Despite being cold outside, the room was room and close to downtown Ludington.

The breakfast consisted of a great apple pecan frenchtoast and strawberry parfait.

We would definitely stop by if going through Ludington again!

Oh, and the bed was incredibly comfortable!

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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South Lyon, Michigan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2014

We stayed here last year and really enjoyed it! Going back the end of March for another stay, can't wait! Love this place and the owners. Clean rooms, great breakfasts, great hosts, and a fun town. They have nice restaurants in the town, plus beautiful views of Lake Michigan and an awesome state park.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with family
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Ypsilanti
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2014

Got a Groupon for this bed and breakfast, so we were first-timers here. Very clean and well-kept house with comfortable beds, and clean and fresh everything, no weird smells. In fact the house was mostly filled with wonderful cooking and baking smells since the owners bake fresh cookies every day. The owners were so kind and offered round-the-clock Keurig coffee and tea, homemade cookies and a delicious and lovingly-prepared breakfast every morning. Surprisingly, even though the house was full of guests, we did not have any issues with noise keeping us awake. They have wi-fi, which is nice, and cable as well, but the tv was an old itty-bitty 12-in screen (if that). But then, who goes to a bed and breakfast to watch tv? Was delighted to stay here and I highly recommend it!

Room Tip: We stayed in the Blue Room, which we found very comfortable.
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Livonia, Michigan
1 review
Reviewed 17 February 2014

Stayed for Valentine's weekend and had a complete blast! Owners Kris and Bill are so friendly and make you feel right at home in their home!
We went cross-country skiing at the State Park and also had fun doing that!
We will definitely be going back this summer!

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: Ludington House Bed And Breakfast
Address: 501 East Ludington Avenue, Ludington, MI 49431-2220
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Region: United States > Michigan > Ludington
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking
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Ranked #1 of 11 B&Bs / Inns in Ludington
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Ludington House Bed And Breakfast 3.5*
Number of rooms: 8
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