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Colonial Inn

2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   210 Artesian Avenue, Harbor Springs, MI 49740
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Ranked #3 of 4 hotels in Harbor Springs
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 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
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Traverse City, Michigan
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I recently stayed at the Colonial Inn since we were working in the area. From the outside, the hotel is lovely and the woman at the front desk was very nice. I know it is an old hotel, and that is what I was attracted to, but we found out that there is no elevator and in... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We got a great deal on our stay so we chose the Colonial Inn. We were impressed by the room upon check in. It was a very white clean romantic feel with a fireplace. They should have advertised that they offered a fridge in the room because we almost did not book based in that, but decided to pack coolers... More

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Detroit, Michigan
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed at the Colonial Inn recently. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the Harbor Springs area. The hotel staff, including the front desk attendant, housekeeping and the adorable young bell hop were all very friendly and accommodating. The check in/check out process was very easy. Our rental unit was clean. The unit was very roomy and... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were very disappointed, have spent less & gotten a better! Quaint Inn but you stay on out lying buildings. NO HOT WATER, BARELY ANY HEAT IN ROOM, NO COFFEE POT IN ROOM, POOL COLD & DIRTY, SAME FOR HOT TUB, CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST IS JOKE WITH WEAK COFFEE! Best things about the place is location, harbor springs atmosphere, nice looking... More

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Mount Pleasant, Michigan
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84 reviews 84 reviews
36 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were at the Colonial for a soccer tournament weekend with our family and many more families from our same club. Here are the pros and cons. Pros: Our room was a king/double suite, and it was very spacious...terrific for a family of four and probably could have fit 2 more people. The pool was nearby, as well as the... More

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Plainwell, Michigan
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had to unexpectedly stay overnight on a business trip and found this little gem online. I arrived late and my key was left in an envelope on the desk (very quaint). The room was exactly what I needed, clean, good nights sleep and a quick bite to eat in the morning. I got a really good last minute deal,... More

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Detroit, Michigan
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a quaint inn, almost B&B in its feel. The inn was built in the lTe 1890's, but is pretty well maintained. Relaxing atmosphere, nice & comfortable rooms, but the room we had was rather sparse: two beds (a king & a double), a table, and a mini fridge. Rates are quite reasonable for a tourist area; continental breakfast... More

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Adrian, Michigan
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014 via mobile

Great quiet place with large room. Very clean and staff is friendly. The continental breakfast was just okay. Would stay again. Great location, away from the busy town of Petoskey but close enough to shopping and lake shore.

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63 reviews 63 reviews
18 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

We would give this a five star if based on our room alone. We have unit 24 in the building next to the main house. Newly redecorated and we loved the gas fireplace...kept us cozy during the chilly evening. Spacious bathroom area with separate stool/shower area. Both areas have pocket doors to separate them from the bedroom so this place... More

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Hotelman52, Owner at Colonial Inn, responded to this review

Please judge us by the 5 stars this guest would give us on the room. We have finally been reclassified by Trip Advisor as a Hotel. We are not a B&B and do not offer the service that you would expect to receive in a small B&B. As a limited service 41 room hotel, we offer beautiful spacious accommodations with... More

Waterloo, Illinois
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77 reviews 77 reviews
12 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

The sign out front says, "Established 1894". So this inn has been around awhile. It's not modern as others have mentioned. But its comfortable, clean, large rooms with modern amenities and its location in a quiet neighborhood of cottages just a block from the shore make it the perfect place to stay in Northern Michigan. A short walk of a... More

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Address: 210 Artesian Avenue, Harbor Springs, MI 49740
Location: United States > Michigan > Harbor Springs
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Colonial Inn 2.5*
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