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Forty Winks Motel

1021 S State Ave, Alpena, MI 49707
Forty Winks Motel
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Clarenville, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

If you ever get a chance to visit Alpena, MI check out the 40 Winks Motel. Owner Christine Barnes is the best! Our school group stayed here during the 2014 International MATE ROV competition. Rooms are exceptionally clean with comfortable beds. The 40 Winks Motel is ideally situated near a beach, shopping, and plenty of places to eat. Chris and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 via mobile

I took my grandkids away fur a couple days and choose 40 Winks for it's location to the things I wanted to do with the kids. Clean and just what we needed for the short time there... Slept with the window open and had no trouble sleeping. Starlight beach right across the street was fun to visit. Owner was helpful... More 

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Easley, South Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 via mobile

Forty Winks is quaint, simple, and cozy. It's located across the street from a park on the banks of Lake Huron. Other than that, there is nothing really special about this motel. I was too tired to closely inspect anything, but there was nothing obviously wrong with the room except for quite a few cobwebs. The room in which my... More 

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Punta Gorda, Florida
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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Needed to stop for the night and picked 40 Winks at random. Room was OK, fairly clean, desk clerk not the friendliest. It is across from a public park and about 2 blocks from a Dairy Queen (bonus in my book). On a busy street so not really quiet. It did have a fridge.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

The rooms are clean enough but very small. The real problem is the noise. The rooms, parking lot and the road all share a small area. I stayed 4 nights total and all 4 night the very noisy environment kept me awake too much. 3-4 am was the noisiest time

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013 via mobile

Great value. The exterior is neat and clean, this is a good sign when I look for a place to stay. The room was really clean, albiet, a little dated. This does not bother me. Room does have a small fridge. Staff was friendly. Great location for me. This will be my Alpena home when we are down this way.... More 

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JEFFERSON
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2012

The customer service was below average. The maid service was below average, they couldn't even make the beds, however it was fairly clean. The coffee was good in the morning. But if for any reason you have to leave town a day early DO NOT except to get your money back. I have traveled all over the country, stayed at... More 

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Haysville, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2012

Stayed the night here while passing through. Right across the street from a public beach. Clean room, working on a budget, happy with this choice. Friendly owner. Would stay again if in town. Beds were comfortable.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2012

My wife and I were coming up to Alpena to stay awhile and were looking around at different places to stay. The franchise hotels were all booked, so it only left the small motels. 40 Winks may not look like much, but, for 50 dollars I would stay here every time I came back to Alpena. If you're just looking... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2011

If you're just looking for a clean and budget-friendly place to sleep while enjoying the Lake Huron shore, then the 40 Winks may be for you. Our room had a queen bed, fridge, and TV, with a microwave available in the rental office. There's a public park right across the street, where you can swim in the lake anytime (it's... More 

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