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“Nice place but very worn, aged, & not very well cleaned.”

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Inn at the Alpine by Budget Host
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Onekama
Lafayette, Indiana
Level 6 Contributor
145 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Nice place but very worn, aged, & not very well cleaned.”
Reviewed 10 July 2013

We stayed one night at this motel. The owners were very friendly. They had a very nice outdoor swimming pool. They even had a handicapped accessible pool lift. The main problems with the room was that the table in the room had beverage rings that were a bit sticky indicating that the table had not been wiped. Everything in the room is very old. The room had a smell of old cigarette smoke. The mattress was okay but the box springs were turning color from age. The room simply was lightly cleaned. Corners and behind tables need to be better addressed. Very old bathtub, showers, and sinks. This place has a lot of potential. The rooms are HUGE. They come with a microwave and fridge. It just had a feel of being unclean. If you are not picky about a little age and wear...and a bit of dirt here and there, this place is for you. We would give this place another try.

Room Tip: I think all of the rooms are the same.
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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bwandfriends, Owner at Inn at the Alpine by Budget Host, responded to this review, 16 July 2013
We are so glad you enjoyed our little town and our restaurants! But, we are sorry you were disappointed in your room. We started remodeling rooms last year. Next time you come, specify that you'd like a remodeled room. They are really nice. I am going to check out the beds in the room you were in because they are under warranty from Serta. If it is a bad bed, I will have to give the rep. a call. We hope to see you again.
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Hastings, Michigan
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Reviewed 9 July 2013

best place to get away and have fun jerry and sandy are great owners the room was very clean thanks again clyde and bonnie will plan on seeing them next year in july around the fourth maybe willtake atrip yhis fall and stay there in sept

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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bwandfriends, Owner at Inn at the Alpine by Budget Host, responded to this review, 16 July 2013
Yeah!!! Glad everything was good. We'd love to see you in the fall. Our trees are absolutely stunning then!
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Union Pier, Michigan
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22 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 June 2013

Needed overnight accommodations to make an early morning engagement nearby. We received a friendly welcome even though arriving late. Our room was spacious. We were comfortable. It was quiet. No, the furnishings and décor were not the latest fashion, but the rate reflects this. More importantly to us was that room was neat and clean, and we were treated as guests. I have stayed in the Manistee area two other times with better-known chains and while the rates were double that of the Alpine, the value and level of hospitality received certainly was not. I will definitely overnight here again.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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Thank KDHarr
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bwandfriends, Owner at Inn at the Alpine by Budget Host, responded to this review, 26 June 2013
We are glad you felt welcome. We are not employees, we actually own the motel, and we really do enjoy our guests! Thank you and please come back again!
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2013

We were very pleased to find this lovely, extremely well-kept and user friendly hotel tucked away in this hills of upstate Michigan. Close to Bear Lake and just a jog from Interlochen Art Academy; it was truly a delight to stay there. Although not the newest of amenities, the hotel was quiet, spacious and clean. The rooms were well planned out and the beds comfortable. There was also a lovely pool and playground equipment for small children which looked safe and well maintained. Be aware that the continental breakfast does not begin until 8 a.m.

Room Tip: The rooms w two queen beds were spacious and inviting!
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
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Thank Maeilyn
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bwandfriends, Owner at Inn at the Alpine by Budget Host, responded to this review, 29 May 2013
We are very glad you enjoyed your stay! Even though the weekend was a little cool, it was still a beautiful. We thank you for your review and hope to see you again sometime soon.
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Lennon, Michigan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2012

This year will make our 6th or 7th year that our family will get together for the Victorian Christmas weekend and stay at the Motor Lodge. Barb, Jerry and Angie make us feel right at home. They go out of their way to make us welcome. We have a good time with family and friends and are looking forward to it again this year. We all get together in the lounge and play cards or just shoot the bull. It's a fun weekend and we can't wait. There are alot of happenings going on that weekend in downtown Manistee also. Thanks Barb, Jerry and Angie for everything...

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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with family
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Thank Busia_12
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bwandfriends, Owner at Inn at the Alpine by Budget Host, responded to this review, 20 October 2012
We look forward to your group every year. It's guests like you that make us love what we do.
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West Michigan
Level 5 Contributor
93 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2012

This motel is in a great location, and it's very clean. It's not the newest thing in the world, but they've done a nice job keeping it clean and reasonably priced. We'd definately stay there again.
The breakfast wasn't great for anyone gluten free, but there's always room for improvement.

Stayed August 2012, travelled with friends
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Thank Trixien
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bwandfriends, Owner at Inn at the Alpine by Budget Host, responded to this review, 17 September 2012
We are very glad to hear you were happy with your stay here. We will make sure that our breakfasts in 2013 include some gluten free products and some sugar free products. We look forward to having you return to our beautiful corner of the world. Thank you for your review.
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Pleasant Lake, Michigan, USA
Level 3 Contributor
24 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 July 2012

Very clean, quiet and pleasant place to stay. Just min. from Manistee. We got at the hotel a little earliy but it wasn't a problem at all. We love the area we will def. be back. Plus we will get to hear more stories from Jerry.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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bwandfriends, Owner at Inn at the Alpine by Budget Host, responded to this review, 17 July 2012
We always say northwest Michigan is the most beautiful part of Michigan. We are glad you were happy with your stay. I'm glad Jerry 'entertained' you. As you can tell we love people. Our goal is to make sure you have a great time. We hope you come back again.
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Property: Inn at the Alpine by Budget Host
Address: 8127 US Chippewa Hwy, PO Box 366, Onekama, MI 49614
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Region: United States > Michigan > Manistee County > Onekama
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Swimming Pool
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Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Onekama
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Inn at the Alpine by Budget Host 2*
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We'd love to have you at the Inn at the Alpine (Formerly the Alpine Motor Lodge) just north of Manistee on US-31 and one mile east of Onekama and Portage Lake. Located in the country, our all ground-floor property has 25 spacious air-conditioned rooms with at-your-door parking, queen beds, in-room coffee and refrigerators. Bring your toys: we have plenty of free parking! We can create a package for you with golf or charter fishing, or you can relax with our playground, outside pool, picnic tables and grills, and our very own little miniature golf course all available for your use. ... more   less 
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