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Downtowner Motel

110 Shelden Ave, Houghton, MI
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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39 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

Called Jan 25,2014 to reserve a room for Winter Carnival. Googled the number (906-482-4421) & operator said the number has changed. Called the new number (906-482-0733) and the lady said they are a motel, but they are no longer in business.

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Lansing, Michigan
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24 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

This motel is older, but it is in a great area and it is clean. If you need the most modern facility with everything perfect, it may not be the hotel for you. It is however, quite clean and in a great location. The owners were also very friendly and personable. The price we paid made it a good value... More 

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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73 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

My family has stayed here many, many times for winter carnival, and while it's certainly not up to the standards of a chain hotel, it has a certain charm. We usually stay in the bigger rooms that can't be seen from the main road, and they kind of feel like you're staying at Grandma's. The rooms have always been clean... More 

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Traverse City, Michigan, United States
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2012

At the last minute on graduation weekend we had to book rooms here sight unseen for $108 per room per night. We thought we were coming to pick up our son, but turned out he got a summer internship instead. So pick-up turned into visit. First of all I am not a snob, we usually stay at the Travel lodge... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2011

The hotel is in a great location so I gave this average rating (or I would have rated 2 stars). This motel is old style, rooms haven't been updated, beds were soft, TV's old. On the positive side, location is right near the bridge on the water so views were great. Your right down town so you can walk to... More 

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Bloomfield Hills
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75 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2011

We stayed here one night during our week long trip to Michigan's UP. We wanted to experience non-traditional, run-of-the-mill chain hotels on this trip. The Downtowner is a throw back to the 1970s, which was fun. The room was clean, with dated but not worn out furniture. The bed was comfortable. Small bathroom. We were on the second floor and... More 

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Waterloo, Canada
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12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2009

A Mom and Pop motel run by good people. The motel is cheap, central and very clean, what else can you ask for? Sure, the decorations is dated, but that adds to the charm. If you are looking for a bed, good coffee in the morning and free internet the Downtowner is for you.

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