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Birchwood Inn

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7291 South Lake Shore Drive, Harbor Springs, MI 49740
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very quaint and rustic. The rooms are clean but the whole resort is in desperate need of updating and remodeling. The online price was fair. The pool is not in the best shape and I would not recommend swimming because the floor is chipping away. On the plus side the surrounding is beautiful.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an older motel north of Harbor Springs. We booked at the last minute for a summer weekend. The room did smell a little musty as others have mentioned but it was clean. As is typical with older motels, there is a shortage of electical outlets but we were able to get out phones and devices charged. We had... More 

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Port Huron, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stay at Birchwood anytime we're in the Petoskey/Harbor Springs area. We just love the unpretentious charm of the place. The beds are comfortable, the rooms are spacious and they're pet-friendly. There's an open common area where you can bbq, walk, relax, sunbath or read a book. The pool is clean and quite nice. The staff is VERY friendly and... More 

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Wauseon, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am in a "cottage room" on back of large courtyard. This will be my third night here. The birds are singing in the large shade trees. The room is exactly as pictured on the website, but the surroundings are so much nicer than expected. The staff is very helpful. Built in the mid 1950s, if memory serves, of course... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This hotel looks NOTHING like the website! It looks cute, cozy and nice but let me tell you it was anything but. The grounds were unkept & overgrown, the pool was disgusting (unswimable), there was no cell signal unless you stepped out of your room, the carpets in the rooms were stained and gross, the rooms smelled musty, we needed... More 

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Frank S, Owner at Birchwood Inn, responded to this review

I'm so sorry that your trip to the Birchwood Inn did not meet your expectations. I am particularly disappointed because your stay coincided with extensive interior and exterior renovations at the Inn which will provide major upgrades for the comfort of all future guests. As a result of this process, we did not put our best foot forward for your... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We arrived to a dilapidated, run down place. We gave them the benefit of the doubt & checked in & looked at the room. The carpet was matted & pilled. It obviously was a smoking room. COUGH! We ran as fast as we could. This made the Bates Motel look good.

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danville illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

We're drawn back to Birchwood Inn time after time for nearby skiing and the beauty of the area. The Inn's location, near Harbor Springs, has a scenic, safe, secluded feeling. It sets on a country lane, a couple of miles outside the traditional summertime destination, which is the village of Harbor Springs. It reminds me of a New England village.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

It's not a chain, it's not brand new, it's not pretentious, it's neither slick or fancy, but these are qualities I try to avoid in a hotel, so in that sense the Birchwood Inn is, from my standpoint, just right. The staff are very helpful, friendly, and capable. The rooms are spacious and comfortable, each one has its own little... More 

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Longboat Key, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014 via mobile

My friends and I just finished a painting workshop this week. The owners, staff and facilities were great. The staff went out of their way to help us with what ever we required.The rooms are nostalgic and extremely clean. They also have a heated pool.The breakfast had eggs, rolls, bagels, coffee and juice. The location is beautiful surrounded by horse... More 

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Kent City
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We love traveling to beautiful northern Michigan and have stayed at numerous B&Bs and chain hotels. This rustic and unassuming hotel made out trip so much more enjoyable. Why? The cost was so reasonable that we had more money budgeted for some of the many more opportunities that the area offers! It was fun coming home with homemade mustards, beef... More 

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