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Thunder Bay Resort

27800 M-32, Hillman, MI 49746
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Thunder Bay Resort
Ranked #1 of 1 hotels in Hillman
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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  • Location
    4 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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midland, mi
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138 reviews 138 reviews
15 hotel reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a group of six, three couples, and stayed at one of the chalets. It was also a "murder/mystery" weekend event. First, I'll cover the amenities, lodging and food.... - Chalet: Check in was a breeze, nice staff. Chalet was a 3 bedroom two story 2 full bath. Two queen bedrooms upstairs share a bath. Queen bedroom on first... More

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Canton, Michigan
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

We did Elk Viewing Feb. 16-17. Check in was smooth. Our villa, 2 bedroom, 2 bath was very spacious and well supplied. We came with another couple and we each had plenty of private room. The Elk viewing was very informative. Jack, the owner, is very knowledgeable and didn't seem the least robotic or bored with his narrative even though... More

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Carsonville, Michigan
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Wow! Had been wanting to do the elk viewing and gourmet dinner trip for some time, and finally did it. I would recommend this to anyone. The sleigh ride out was great, we saw elk and our sleigh driver and tour guide kept us in stitches! The gourmet dinner and wine tasting at the cabin were top notch! Wonderful food... More

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Gladwin, Michigan
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

A 1 star rating would get read more but that's not what this resort nor it's employees deserve. I read some of the reviews before we went to the resort for a New Years Eve getaway. (90% of the negative reviews talked about little things that should not even play any roll in your experience. Unless you're an interior decorator... More

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Terre Haute, Indiana
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118 reviews 118 reviews
88 hotel reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

When I walked into my room, I was surprised to find that this could be someone's home. There were two beds, a night stand, chest of drawers, and LARGE flat-screen tv in the first room. The second room had a small refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, and a wall of kitchen cabinets. Opposite that was a room with a bathtub; then... More

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Bay City, Michigan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

We did a fall color tour here for the elk viewing carriage ride and it was fantastic! This is the 6th time that I have brought my group here (52 people) and it never fails to be a huge success! In the past we've stay overnight in their nice, roomy lodging but this trip was just a one day tour.... More

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JackMatthiasTBResort, Owner at Thunder Bay Resort, responded to this review

Thank-you Karen for the kind words. And thank you for coming back again and again - 6 times! 52 people is a full motor coach and that is typically a sign that you run great tours and that you and we have had great word of mouth from your past guests. We look forward to seeing you again. Thanks. More

Dearborn Heights, Michigan
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013 via mobile

Very old furnishing nothing matched. Outdated Old tv's ,couches,bedspreads. Paint chipped on the walls. Railing busted going up to the second floor. Very steep see thru stairs. Won't be back needs to brought into the 2013 's

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JackMatthiasTBResort, Owner at Thunder Bay Resort, responded to this review

This review is pretty harsh. For example, the "broken railing" is one of about 50 largely decorative 1 1/2" by 1 1/2" spindles on one flight of stairs. It was cracked - broken but still in place. No impact on the strength or integrity or safety of the stairway at all. In terms of steepness - the stairs meet or... More

Brighton, Michigan
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
12 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

Used a Groupon to book a two night stay. Was very surprised with the fantastic layout of the suites. The owner said they were gaging for groups that would bring a golf group and all would want their own bed. They provided 2 queen beds, a pull down queen murphy bed plus a pull out couch. This with a kitchen... More

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Auburn Hills, Michigan
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

I traveled with a group (about 50) of people, we were all impressed with the resort, the grounds, and the elk viewing. The dinner at the cabin in the woods was very good not to mention 5 courses. We had wine with the meal and several different samples of wine to go with the appetizer course and the dessert course.... More

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Lansing, Michigan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

Was on a business trip. Room had a front deck so could sit outside. That was nice. Room was very clean. Very outdated but comfortable and clean. My co-worker locked herself out of her room very early in the morning (she was still in her pj's). Someone came and got her in her room in just a few minutes. Was... More

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JackMatthiasTBResort, Owner at Thunder Bay Resort, responded to this review

Thank - you for the 4 stars in spite of your disappointment. I am very sorry to hear that your server was not appropriate. Looks like we have a serious training issue to deal with - with one of our staff. If you recall the name please call the Resort at 800-729-9375 and ask for Jack. I hate to see... More

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Also Known As:
Thunder Bay Hotel Hillman
Thunder Bay Hotel
Thunder Bay Resort Michigan/Hillman
Address: 27800 M-32, Hillman, MI 49746
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Location: United States > Michigan > Hillman
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites
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Ranked #1 of 1 hotels in Hillman
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Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Resting on over 400 acres of Northern Michigan's stunning landscape, Thunder Bay Resort is the perfect retreat for your weekend escape! Complete with a state-of-the-art, Full-Service RV park, Deluxe Lodging poised on our pristine 18-hole golf course and a 160 acre Elk preserve, Thunder Bay Resort is truly a destination for all seasons. Enjoy the outdoors? Then take advantage of the amenities hosted by Thunder Bay Resort including snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, biking, hiking, horseshoes, and the Resort's award-winning, signature Elk Viewing Carriage Ride, Gourmet Dinner & Wine Tasting Event! ... more   less 

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