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The Homestead

1 Wood Ridge Road, Glen Arbor, MI 49636
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Hinsdale, IL
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3 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I have stayed at the Homestead twice now - the first was nearly a week, off campus, in a beachfront duplex / condominium. The latest stay was a spontaneous weekend in which my family and I stayed in a "3 bedroom beachfront condominium" (technicality - anyone who's stayed there will know that "beachfront" is actually "riverfront"; but suitably close to... More 

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chicago
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed here for the first time two years ago and things haven't change...for the good and bad. Stayed again in August. Grounds still great. Overall accommodations and experience NOT so great. From the checkin through checkout, the service was just sub par from what you would expect from a resort (at these prices). Checkin went like this... We arrived... More 

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Milford, MI
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed in Hawk's Nest Unit 13, which was a second story condo unit next to the 9 hole golf course. The condo was nice, well kept, and clean. It was pretty quiet, because it was away from the beach but close to the Spa. We biked around the 500 acre complex, but most people drove to/from the beach and... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Homestead is in beautiful northern Michigan. It has many different accommodations. There is a golf course, pool and a beautiful sandy beach on Lake Michigan. There are a few shops and restaurants at the resorts. In the winter there is a ski slope. The staff is very friendly and readily available.

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Holland, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were given a gift card for the Homestead and found our stay above our expectation. After reading a number of negative reviews we questioned whether or not we wanted to stay there. We were greatly surprised to find the staff very friendly, the grounds in excellent condition and our room very nice. Our room (#8) was larger than a... More 

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Michigan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been reading the reviews for past couple weeks. I couldn't believe it was possible to have this many negative reviews. Right off the get go we found out they are out of pool towels. Have been for hours. That's a first for me at any beach resort. Now the beach club parking access cards won't work. All 4 of... More 

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Commerce Township, Michigan
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We tried this after 35 years because my daughter had such wonderful memories here. We took the grandkids but were severely disappointed. Comforters were stained, moldy, not kept up. Very disappointed.

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Plymouth, Michigan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've always heard friends rave about their experiences and how much they love it here and we felt lucky to have scored a super last minute and relatively inexpensive reservation for 3 days. However, I have 3 words to sum up MY opinion of it: understaffed, run-down and unmaintained. Luckily, we got a terrific rate and only spent 2 nights... More 

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Canton, Michigan
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37 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The grounds and general use facilities continue to be as impressive and beautiful as ever. Not much more to say. There is a lot to be said however on the negatives we continue to find at the resort, which sadly appear to deteriorate unaddressed with time. The rooms seem ever more outdated and in desperate need of upgrading. Carpets are... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice place. I never felt like it was to crowded although there is not much beach space. All the staff we had were great, very friendly. We ate at the beach club one night and it was good but your paying for the view not the food. The grounds were beautiful and well kept. We stayed at hawks nest,... More 

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