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Crystal Lake Resort

498 North Michigan Avenue, Benzonia, MI 49617
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stumbled upon this little gem while searching for a place to stay along Lake Michigan without prior reservations. Updated rooms, extremely clean, the friendliest and personable staff. Waterfront with beach. They also own a restaurant in town, met Z, the owner of both, she's delightful! Only wish the hotel rooms had refrigerators but would still highly recommend!

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Saint Clair Shores, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I recently spent a long weekend at the Crystal Lake Resort and we couldn't have been happier with the location, the room or the staff. As clean as any resort we have ever stayed in and half the price. You will not be disappointed

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Saint Clair Shores, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We planned a last minute trip to the Traverse City area. Knowing that we may not be able to get the typical room we get at Grand Traverse Resort. We searched, and found Crystal Lake. Not too far from where we wanted to adventure to during the day. Upon our arrival, they kindly upgraded us to a king size room... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We were driving the coast on a weekend trip during memorial day weekend, no plans and no set place to stay and spotted this little place. Great view, clean room, and friendly proprietors. If we're ever in the area a second time, we will gladly stay here again.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Beautiful lawn with lake views. Clean rooms -we had 6 rooms. Friendly and helpful owners. Traffic noise noticeable. We would have liked coffee pots in our rooms! Close to good birding locations in Sleeping Bear Dunes.

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Saline, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

This is the third year my friends and I have stayed here for our "Up-North" golf trip, and we wouldn't think of staying anywhere else. The rooms are clean and comfortable. The facility is well maintained. The management is excellent and accommodating. There are three nice golf courses within ten minutes of the hotel, and several good restaurants are within... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Very clean and well maintained. You can see the love and care that goes into this little resort. Very reasonable prices, lovely location. Nice little beach area with a dock. The owner's (Zee) son was so kind and helpful to us. Definitely a great spot to rest at the end of the day after exploring beautiful Michigan!

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Brighton, Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Clean rooms with great view of Crystal Lake. Sandy beach with lounge chairs right out front. Friendly staff. They have both rooms and one room cabins. About 30 minutes from Traverse City. Great location. Would definitely go there again.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Well maintained resort. Our room at the resort was clean and roomy with a window facing the lake. The grounds were well maintained, but had NO fire pit anywhere on the grounds which was a little disappointing. It would of been nice if the resort served a light continental breakfast such as bagels, cinnamon rolls, fruit, coffee ect. The motel... More 

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Sparta, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Quite a surprise upon arrival to find such a beautiful well maintained room. The view from the room was stunning overlooking the beach and lake. Spent hours on the beach. We will be back. I give it a 10.

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