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“WORST MOTEL I HAVE EVER STAYED IN!!!!!!!!!!!!” 1 of 5 bubbles
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Great Lakes Inn & Suites
Ranked #10 of 11 Hotels in South Haven
Hurst, Texas
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“WORST MOTEL I HAVE EVER STAYED IN!!!!!!!!!!!!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2012

Horrible - that is the only word to describe it. Expedia should NOT have this available on their site. Bathroom horrible - rust on fixtures, part of wallpaper missing, floor filthy, no hair dryer, etc. etc. I have a bunch of pictures showing how bad this place is. We were afraid to leave because in July everything around there was booked up, and did not want to sleep in the car. The "breakfast" was pitiful, but if the room had been clean and decent, I could have dealt with that. DO NOT STAY AT GREAT LAKES INN AND SUITES.

They still advertise the Health club, but it is closed up tight and looks deserted. The pool looked "OK", and the laundry is a joke.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank Joyous751
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    2 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
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Brooklyn, MI
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2012

I cannot stress enough how bad this place is. Dirty, smelly, dark, and scary. Bathroom door does not open completely as it gets stuck on the floor. The door was covered in dirty hand prints. The smoke detector was removed from the room probably so people could smoke in a non-smoking room since it smells of second hand smoke. Wish i could give less than one star. Stay away!

Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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Durand, Michigan, United States
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2012

This place was disgusting! Smelled like mold and the bathroom was gross! Found a Cockroach in the bathroom! The Pool was alright but advice you to wear shoes everywhere! Did not shower because the tub was nasty! DO NOt Stay here if you like clean rooms! For $80 it should have clean!

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank Elizabeth S
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Challis, Idaho
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26 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2012

If you want a smoking room you got it!!! All rooms in Michigan are non smoking now HA. At this motel you can smoke any time or any where. It looks like they are trying to fix it up but they have a long way to go. They could start by cleaning the floor entrence to pool. Pool was dirty and cold.

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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank ajp59
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2012

This is by far the worse hotel I have ever stayed at!! It was so dirty! There was food by the fridge that was covered in ants that were coming in from the big crack at the bottom of the door. There were 2 electrical sockets that weren't coverd completly open. There was black mold by the tub and sink in the bathroom. The air conditioner in the main room didn't work. The shower had no hot water. There was spots of stuff all over the room and in the bedroom on the back of the curtain there was stains that looked like blood. And the 1 fire alarm in the 2 bedroom "suite" didn't work. When I addressed these thing with the manager he wouldn't do Anything!! Said that was a nice room. Room 59. Than when we spoke with a sheriff at the parade he said that's the first place they go when they get a missing persons report. Enough said!! STAY AWAY!!!!

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank aagbaghag
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Kalamazoo, Michigan
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2012

Imagine the most disgusting place imaginable. Then you've discovered the Great Lakes Inn & Suites of South Haven. A group of four of us stayed in this abomination, which looked like a murder had taken place...recently. The horrid bathroom ceiling was covered in questionable blood splatter. Cigarette butts littered the inside of the bathroom sink in a room which claimed to be non-smoking. The beds were on make-shift bed frames which shifted if you sat on the corner of the bed. The lights were non-funtioning. The pool was closed. There was NO breakfast available, however, we wouldn't have eaten it regardless. Gross. Disgusting. Way over-priced, even during the alleged "off-season." Horrible does not sum this experience up.

Room Tip: Room 36 is a crime scene
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with friends
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Rachel O
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Hermosa Beach, California
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26 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2011

Great price...excellent location. Dont let them "hold a room" with your credit card because they automatically charge it at that moment and you cannot pay cash upon arrival! We stayed Saturday, Oct. 9-2011. A/C didnt work, phone didnt work, no screen on crank window. True about no fitted sheet! Pillow flat as pancackes. Bathroom very broken down but we did have hot water enough for 2. Closet door very difficult to open. THERE IS A GLASS AREA ON TOP THAT THE LIGHT SHINES THROUGH SO ROOM NOT DARK. Coffee maker had no pot. Refrigerator nice to have!! Dead bolt but no key, and only one part of security lock on inside of door. With that being said, you do get what you pay, so we made it work.

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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Lisacatherine
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Additional Information about Great Lakes Inn & Suites

Property: Great Lakes Inn & Suites
Address: 9814 M-140, South Haven, MI 49090
Region: United States > Michigan > Van Buren County > South Haven
Amenities:
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 11 Hotels in South Haven
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Great Lakes Inn & Suites 2*
Number of rooms: 52
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Great Lakes Hotel South Haven
Great Lakes Inn And Suites
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