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Sanctuary Inn & Conference Center

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1000 US 23 North, Alpena, MI 49707 (Formerly Holiday Inn Alpena)
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Ranked #3 of 5 hotels in Alpena
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
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534 reviews 534 reviews
180 hotel reviews
171 helpful votes 171 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's not going to excite you but you will be comfortable. Still feels like the Holiday Inn it used to be. Everything about it was okay: bed, shower, comfort level. There was a fridge, which was handy. There's lots of onsite parking and free WIFI. Good location if you are exploring downtown Alpena and the Maritime Centre.

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Diana L, General Manager at Sanctuary Inn & Conference Center, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay. We hope to have you as our guest on a future visit to Alpena. More

Rochester Hills, Michigan, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

We needed a place to stay while my mother was at Alpena Regional Medical Center first in ICU then Hospice. We stayed the first night at regular room rates then the hospital gave us a form for a hospital discount. I have to point out Chad at the front desk he was very kind and helpful. There was another lady... More

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Diana L, General Manager at Sanctuary Inn & Conference Center, responded to this review

Please accept our deepest sympathy for your loss. We are glad to hear that we made your stay a bit more pleasant during this difficult time in your life. We hope you will be able to visit again during happier times. More

Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

Friendly staff. Clean & comfortable room w/ frig & micorwave. Nice to have adult swim only from 10-11pm. Large entertainment & pool area with space for families & groups to gather. Enjoyed breakfast in CW's Restaurant. Close to attractions & downtown. Would stay again & will recommend to others. Satisfied Guest

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Diana L, General Manager at Sanctuary Inn & Conference Center, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to see you again soon! More

Traverse City, Michigan, United States
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

We stayed here last night for a friends wedding. Check in was fast/easy. Nothing wrong with rooms at all. Comfy beds, big bathroom, a working TV. The place was PACKED (we were told at check in it would be). A big plus is the bar/lounge that was open till 2am. That place was also slamming. Breakfast buffet was great in... More

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Diana L, General Manager at Sanctuary Inn & Conference Center, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. The place was indeed slamming last weekend—so glad you had a great time! We will look forward to having you visit us again. Keep July 4 weekend in mind –nobody does the 4th like Alpena! More

Watertown, Wisconsin
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

My family stayed in July, we had five kids and two adults. There was always something for the kids to do, video games, mini- golf and of course the huge pool! We ate at least one meal a day from the restaurant in the hotel. The food was always great. The staff was incredibly friendly and helpful. In addition there... More

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Diana L, General Manager at Sanctuary Inn & Conference Center, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to let us know how much your family enjoyed our indoor recreation center and CW’s restaurant. We take great pride in our staff and are so pleased that you noted their performance in this review. They all work hard to make sure every guest has a pleasant stay. We hope you will be able... More

Michigan
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

We recently stayed at the Sanctuary Inn, in a king room, for one night. We didn't have a poolside room, and the cost before taxes was $85 with the AAA discount. It's a decent enough place, but no room in Alpena is worth $90 a night. Our one complaint was the drapes. Or lack of drapes. There's a sheer curtain... More

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Diana L, General Manager at Sanctuary Inn & Conference Center, responded to this review

Thank you for the review about your recent stay with us. I am so sorry that our curtains caused problems during your stay. We have the decorative curtain panels in the front, the sheers behind those and in the very back a black out curtain. That curtain is actually white and heavy and prevents any light from coming in to... More

Niles, MI
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

My recent stay in the Sanctuary Inn was very nice. Had dinner in the bar, food was terrific, and fast. Room was clean and comfortable, flat screen TV, sofa, free WIFI, etc. The entire staff was very helpful and accommodating, especially Laura, who helped me get a couple of documents printed that were critical for my meetings that day! For... More

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Diana L, General Manager at Sanctuary Inn & Conference Center, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing the Sanctuary Inn for your lodging needs. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for acknowledging the fine job Laura does as a guest service representative. She will be happy to know that her services were appreciated. We hope to see you again soon. More

Fort Collins, Colorado
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

Stayed at the Sanctuary Inn this month. Chad, the young man who checked us in was friendly and checked us in efficiently. The room was very clean and quiet. The hotel in general looked very well kept. The price was excellent and in line for a Northern Michigan stay. We were very pleased with our stay at this hotel.

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Diana L, General Manager at Sanctuary Inn & Conference Center, responded to this review

Our employees work very hard to please each guest. I will be sure to share this with Chad, who will be quite pleased that you remembered him by name. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay and hope to have you as our guest again in the near future. More

Arlington Heights, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

We made a last minute trip to the Festival of Lighthouses, October 10 to 13. The room was extremely clean and comfortable. The beds gave a great nights sleep. Staff was friendly and nice. The price was good. Will go back and will suggest to friends.

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Diana L, General Manager at Sanctuary Inn & Conference Center, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post this review. We are very happy that you enjoyed the festival and the time you spent in our hotel. We hope you will join us for next year’s Lighthouse Festival, which will be October 9 – 12, 2014. More

Lansing, MI
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
26 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

I have stayed at this hotel several times over the last few years. I do not see much change from when it was the Holiday Inn other than the name. It even appears that most of the staff are the same. I was here for business, and for the price I think this is an average to above average hotel.... More

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Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. I am glad you had a good stay and hope to have you stay with us again soon. More

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Additional Information about Sanctuary Inn & Conference Center

Also Known As:
Holiday Inn Alpena Hotel
Holiday Inn Alpena Hotel Alpena
Holiday Inn Alpena
Alpena Holiday Inn
Address: 1000 US 23 North, Alpena, MI 49707 (Formerly Holiday Inn Alpena)
Location: United States > Michigan > Alpena
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 5 hotels in Alpena
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Sanctuary Inn & Conference Center 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Alpena Holiday Inn, offers the most amenities of Alpena, Michigan Hotels. High Speed Internet Access is only one of the free services to our guests. Our 15,000 square foot HolidomeIndoor Recreation Area offers the traveller the chance to relax in our indoor pool,whirlpool and sauna, to golf on our miniature golf course or apply their gaming skills in our large video arcade. Our exercise room lets the traveller keep their workout regimens while on the road. The only Alpena, Michigan hotel with a restaurant and lounge on property, the traveller needs only to step down from their room to enjoy C.W.'s Barbecue Restaurant serving fabulous authentic barbecue, or the Sneakers Lounge. Business travellers searching for an Alpena, Michigan hotel are unlikely to find lodging closer to their destination than the Alpena Holiday Inn. Ideally located in the city only minutes away from Besser Company, Lafarge Corporation, the Alpena Regional Medical Center,Thunder Bay Manufacturing and Omni MetalCraft. We are the nearest to the country's newest(and only freshwater) national marine sanctuary- The Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary. The Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary highlights Alpena's rich maritime heritage and the greatest concentration of shipwrecks in the Great Lakes. Historic lighthouses dot the lake Huron coast. ... more   less 
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