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Lakeside Motel & Cottages

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515 E Park Street, Bus US 127, M-61, Harrison, MI 48625
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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
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Jackson, Mi
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed here as a halfway point home. They claim lake view or partial from all rooms, only motel on the lake. A little deceiving. I stayed in a room that could have been one heck of a view to the lake over 500 feet away on a hill. The rooms were very small cottage style but nicely equipped. The... More 

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LadyMichigander, Manager at Lakeside Motel & Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Coincidentally, we just purchased a new chainsaw recently and it will be put to good use as soon as this rain is done! We noticed that you were in the Standard Queen room. We would be happy to have you experience one of the Lake View rooms the next time you are in our area... More 

Roseville, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I rented the two bedroom cabin with the lakeview. I was there for 4 days and I thoroughly enjoyed the peace and quiet, with a great view. It was an older cabin but met our needs, and was clean. The best part for me is that this is pet friendly, plus no extra per night fees for your dog. There... More 

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LadyMichigander, Manager at Lakeside Motel & Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review! We are happy to make a place where pets are welcome. We try to keep the pet rules to only those that we have found to make sure pets and people have a pleasant and safe stay. (We noticed you took a picture of the sign we put up to commemorate our housekeeper's last... More 

Lansing, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Loved this place. Clean, clean, clean. I am not going to lie to you, the bathrooms in the motel were very small, and there were minor (very minor) esthetic issues with the trim that I honestly notice in most motels. You can hear the road when you are in the front of the building, but it is a well-built place... More 

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LadyMichigander, Manager at Lakeside Motel & Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us and for your kind review. If you arrive at night for the first time, the view out the back patio door is a welcome surprise in the morning! Room 12 does have a very small bathroom. The others are bigger, but most have the 32" shower that was standard when the motel was built.... More 

Mulliken, Michigan, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

We have a cabin in Harrison, but while were working making it livable my daughter and I stayed here. The room was a nice cookie cutter hotel room. Nothing stood out to make it special or bad. The view out back and the lake access made the big difference. It was just beautiful out the back and my daughter really... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Me & my hubbi came to celebrate my birthday, stayed for 4 days, wish we could have stayed a week!! It was a beautifull location right on the water, the cabin was small but very nice & for the price you couldnt beat it! We stayed in the sherwood cottage and had our own grill & firepit, we bbqed alot... More 

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Woodhaven, Michigan
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014 via mobile

Basically 12'x12' cinder block room. With a small bathroom to match. Outdated but did its purpose. Came at night guy was not as happy as he could be seeing how I got a few rooms for me and workers. One heater not that hot other burnt hair smell. I imagine in summer by out side pics a lot nicer out... More 

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Wauseon, Ohio, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

When I called to book a room, a refrigerator was more important than a lake view. Room 3 has a refrigerator and a lovely covered patio in front. Several of the rooms have gorgeous views, but I had to deal with some real estate business and did not stay in the motel long. Beds were very comfortable. I did travel... More 

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Bradenton, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Very small shower stall, not enough room to bend over and wash feet. Lost my wifi service when owners turned it off and booted it back up. Did not re supply soap and shampoo for 2nd day stay. Good view and sitting area of the lake.

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LadyMichigander, Manager at Lakeside Motel & Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We understand that the shower stalls are small by today's standards - there is one in the manager's residence also!. As we update the rooms, we are replacing them with larger ones wherever we can. (TIP: Ask for Room #7) When straightening rooms, the cleaning staff should replace used soap and shampoo; we regret they... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

First of all, I arrived at the motel at 10pm, and left at 5am, so I didn't get a really full experience of this place. The good: The room was quite clean and cozy. A nice television and little coffee maker in the room. The bathroom was tight but it didn't bother me. There was a thermostat in my room... More 

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LadyMichigander, Manager at Lakeside Motel & Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of our little piece of paradise. We regret that you were inconvenienced during your short stay by a pesky June bug and we wish you could have lingered a bit longer in the morning to hear the loons out on the lake. As our place has a small "mom-and-pop" style and there are only two... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

I was wary if staying in a motel in Harrison. Fortunately I was able to get a room here. The motel is about 50 years old, so don't expect gleaming marble or current styles of wallpaper but that's not important. The rooms were sort of small, but clean and comfortable. I would recommend this motel if your a skier or... More 

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