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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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46 reviews 46 reviews
6 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Bainbridge Island, Washington
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5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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Holland, Michigan
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We were looking forward to three nights at this Inn. We were disappointed with the mattress (the kind you both roll into the middle and end up holding on to the sides), the pillows seemed as if they were filled with rolled socks. the toilet barely flushed, the tub was dirty, "breakfast" uneatable- with the cheapest coffee and stale bagels.... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

I've stayed at the Birchwood Inn several times; in both the summer and winter. And I've read the reviews; both positive and negative. So let me sum it up this way. If you're looking for a shiny new resort with all the finest finishes and latest 'up north' decorating fashion, then you will probably be disappointed with the Birchwood Inn.... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

The Birchwood Inn has just what you want in a family-friendly motor lodge -- clean, comfortable rooms; a we-love-pets attitude; lots of knotty pine and board games in the great room; and a restful setting overlooking Lake Michigan and horse pastures. Sure, it's a little dated and could use some freshening here and there, but it's not the place to... More 

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Tecumseh, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

My husband and I stayed at The Birchwood Inn on October 13-14. Their rates are reasonable and the room was everything we hoped for; super clean, retro style décor, friendly staff, quiet and close to The Tunnel of Trees. It was an amazing getaway and brought us back in time.

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Hoorn, The Netherlands
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

Plenty of charm for the price...just love the area and this makes it affordable ....would definitely return...all the rooms are equally quiet off any road noise.....so much beauty to explore in the area

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