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Franklin Inn

1070 E. Huron Avenue (M-142), Bad Axe, MI 48413
Franklin Inn
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Austin, Texas
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179 reviews 179 reviews
27 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

The Franklin is getting old and tired. I checked in originally for a week as it was very reasonably priced and I didn't need anything special. Well the rooms are nothing special and are in drastic need of a redo. Again .. cheap place to stay so what do you expect. But the deal breaker was that I had no... More 

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37 reviews 37 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Its a nice place. A few good things and bad things . Bad part its in the middle of nowhere. The restaurant within the inn it takes a long time to get your food. Nothing is close by besides a gas station. A few rooms had musty smell. Good part it quite and comfy plenty of space in the rooms.... More 

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WYOMING
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

this hotel is older an off the beatin path. large room spotlessly clean. friendly check inn. quit setting seen deer an turkeys in the yard. would stay again has a bar and restaurant attached. had the prime rib buffet was good.

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Washington Court House, Ohio
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71 reviews 71 reviews
30 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

On business.....close to where I needed to be....room was nice...no free breakfast. Only reasonably hotel in this area. There is a good restaurant attached to the hotel....great buffet!! Staff is OK..........

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Chesterfield, MI
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46 reviews 46 reviews
3 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Hotel is old and in need of some serious updates, but it was CLEAN and the employees we encountered were nice & friendly. It is not cozy or super comfy, but if your budget is tight & you really just need a place to crash, this is a great find. We had two rooms for 2 nights and spent about... More 

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GrandRapids
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Not many options in Bad Axe, but i would definitely recommend this motel over the big name brand hotel. This motel is cozy and clean. It has a restaurant connected to it with a great Buffett dinner. My mouth is watering thinking about the fish. Not opulent, but a great place to stay for the night.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013 via mobile

I would absolutely work with Franklin Inn for weddings... Do not use Holiday Inn. We had a terrible experience with Holiday Inn and wish we would have gone w Franklin per past experiences w family's weddings.

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Avon, New York
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

The Thumb of Michigan is flat, rural, farming territory now peppered with hundreds (?) of huge windmills. Though its shoreline perimeter attracts visitors, the area in general is not a major tourist destination, and consequently, not populated by very many motels. Bad Axe is the hub of commercial activity, with most of it on the north edge of town. I... More 

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Livonia, Michigan
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

I booked a room here for my boyfriend and I on our road-trip around Lake Huron because of the reviews on TripAdvisor, and was not disappointed. Most other motels in the area have 2-night booking requirements during the summer, and the "chain" hotel in Bad Axe was full. When we pulled up, I wondered if we'd arrived at a motel... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

Accommodations were antiquated, but homely, the scenery/deers made it nice. the convenience of the restaurant made the stay better. a little pricey for the amenities and of course lower than surrounding chain hotels. will stay again, hopefully will have rate specials :-)

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