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“Back in Time with all the modern conveniences”
Review of The Ramsdell Inn

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The Ramsdell Inn
Ranked #5 of 10 Hotels in Manistee
Cedar Springs
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30 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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“Back in Time with all the modern conveniences”
Reviewed 7 September 2011

My wife and I and our friend from Austin, Texas spent a night at The Ramsdell Inn August 2011. We had the T.J. Ramsdell suite on the fourth floor and Kevin had The Jefferson room down the hall. Beautiful 130ish year old building, tastefully renovated, still retains its historic charm. There are only ten rooms, all different and unique. The lobby is as it was in the 1880s? when it was the bank. Cool place, very romantic. We enjoyed very much. Manistee in the summer is great for walking, recreating. Beautiful, Thanks.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with friends
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leroy
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Reviewed 6 April 2011

Stayed in the Ramsdell Suite located on the top most 4th floor of the hotel. Luxurious furnishings, cozy, comfortable. Room includes DVD & CD player, large TV, fireplace, fridge. This was our 2nd visit in less than 4 months. The ambiance is fantastic for a romantic getaway. The staff are exceptionally helpful and courteous. Includes a very nice continental breakfast, casino shuttle, attached bistro type restaurant located on bottom floor. The hotel was renovated to the exact specifications of the original 1891. Subsequently, there are not any elevators. Sedate and quiet. A gem!!

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  • Stayed March 2011, travelled as a couple
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Okemos, MI
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Reviewed 13 February 2011

My boyfriend surprised me with a stay at the Ramsdell for the weekend of Valentine's Day. It was a beautiful historic inn. The staff was helpful and very attentive. I would definitely recommend this to other travelers. Great deals in the off season (1/2 price!) but probably worth the money for the downtown location in the Summer.

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled as a couple
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leroy
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121 reviews
30 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 29 November 2010

Husband surprised me w/a birthday getaway. We stayed in the Harbor Suite on the 3rd floor. Gorgeous room, exceptionally clean, comfy, and cozy. Cutest cushioned nook for dining & drinking champagn. Includes fireplace, robes, & huge king sized bed. We'd love to live there! We didn't use them, but includes DVD & CD player, plus fridge. Exceptional continental breakfast includes yogurt, fruit, juice, muffins, several types of tea, coffee, newspaper. TJ's Pub located in the hotel serves excellent food w/wide variety of drinks. All staff friendly & helpful. Julie is a wonderful hostess! I've exhausted superlatives about the inn and our stay. Can't say enough good things about the inn. We WILL return!

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled as a couple
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3 Thank rychrlim
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Algonquin, Illinois
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Reviewed 8 October 2010

We stayed at the Ramsdell in the Morton room right after the rates dropped so we got the room for 99.00. WiFi with my Windows 7 laptop worked perfectly on the 3rd floor. Beautiful staircases and very unique lobby. This used to be a bank. The lobby closes early so you have to use a side door to enter and exit off the street. It is about 6 or 7 steps up to the lobby, and then two flights of stairs to the third floor and another set of stairs to the fourth floor. No elevator. No designated parking for the hotel so you have to park on the street whereever you can find a spot. This was no problem in October but might be harder during the peak season.

Room was very clean and bathroom was modern and comfortable. And if you are looking for a place to eat, got to the Bungalow Inn. Very popular spot for the locals and my wife and I enjoyed this place very much. Burgers for 7 bucks and fish fry for 8 bucks. Can't beat that.

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank Haleyboy
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White Lake, Michigan
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Reviewed 15 June 2009

I traveled to Manistee with my young adult daughter to canoe a couple of beautiful rivers in the Manistee area. After reading the review on Trip Advisor I booked two rooms at the Ramsdell Inn, the Canfield and the Dunham which as it turned out happened to be adjoining rooms on the fourth (top) floor. The rooms were fantastic ! My daughter had the Canfield and loved it with the gas fireplace. I took the Dunham which is slightly smaller but just as cozy. The front desk service is friendly and helpful. This is a great place to stay in Manistee. The only thing I was worried about when I booked was their website does not list high speed internet service as being available but it turns out they have a free high speed wireless internet connection available thoughout the Inn. The Ramsdell is a little more expensive than some of the other motels in the area but I think it is definitely worth it. This is a great place to stay in Manistee for the travelor looking for a boutique hotel experience . I highly recommend it. Note, the Ramsdell has no elevator service so if that is a problem book a room on a lower floor.

  • Stayed June 2009
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Northville, MI
1 review
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Reviewed 13 October 2008

My wife and I just spent a night at the Ramsdell, we loved the place. We took advantage of the off-season rate of $99. The room we stayed in was incredible (the Harbor Suite), everything was to our liking, and we would definity recommend the Ramsdell to our firends.

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  • Disliked — the stairs
  • Stayed October 2008, travelled as a couple
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Property: The Ramsdell Inn
Address: 399 River St, Manistee, MI 49660-2737
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Region: United States > Michigan > Manistee County > Manistee
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 10 Hotels in Manistee
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This unique property was developed into a charming boutique hotel in 2004. In 2008 a 50 seat restaurant was added. The pub is situated in the "below street level" space. The rooms are generous with classic decor and 20 foot ceilings. There are standard, fireplace and suite accommodations to chose from. There is a large lobby over looking the main corner in the downtown. This property is a short walk from the Lake Michigan Shore. A Riverwalk/boardwalk is situated just a few steps in front of the hotel for your strolling pleasure. A Casino is located within 7 minutes and their shuttle will pick you up! Rooms are set up with coffee, alarm clocks, cable television, dvd player, WiFi. 4 rooms and 2 suites offer an electric fireplace. Linens are lush, mattresses were custom made for comfort. Please know, due to our Historical designation Elevators were not required. Restored staircases lead you one or 2 levels up to your room. ... more   less 
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