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Whaleback Inn

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1757 N. Manitou Trail, M-22, Leland, MI 49654
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Wall Township, New Jersey
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23 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We spent one night here and wished we could have stayed more. The room we stayed in had two queen beds (both the bed and pillows were comfortable and we had a great night sleep). The room was very clean, although a bit tight (but who hangs out in the room when there is a fantastic porch to relax on).... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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84 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We recently stayed at the inn over a few (very wet) days. We booked the king room with the whirlpool tub. The room was clean and nice, and it had a wonderful view from the windows of the inland lake. The shower inside the room (next to the tub) was really strange, particularly since it was directly next to a... More 

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Angola, Indiana
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Second year to stay at the Whaleback....same owners, same attention to detail...and still a wonderful place to stay. Situated high on a hill overlooking Lake Leelanau, the Whaleback has a cabin for large groups and 3 motel-type buildings. Rooms are fitted with "up North" type furniture. Rooms are bright and cheery with patio doors and many overlook the lake. This... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our room was clean and the bed was comfy. The interior was a cool - nice wood, almost a log cabin feel. The sliding door opened up to a couple of nice chairs facing the lake. There is a dock across the street and down the steps that you can sit out on and enjoy the lake, which was very... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very lovely and well maintained property. The inn is larger than I expected and there is a busy road between the property and the lake. So to get to the lake you have to cross the road. Traffic does quiet down in the evening. They have a nice lake dock with chairs to relax and read or... More 

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Farmington Hills, Michigan
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The whaleback was very nice. We loved the big porch looking out over the lake, for breakfast and just a great place to sit and read or hang out. Comfortable beds, and clean room. Nice location. Would definitely go back.

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Grand Rapids, MI
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a king room with hot tub. The room was very clean and in great shape. The layout was a little quirky with a shower along the wall next to the hot tub which was on the opposite side of the room from the bathroom. Since the room has a great window wall that faces the yard where people... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We decided to go to Leland at the very last minute and everything was booked. Thank goodness this place had an opening. We stayed in a cottage suite at the back of the property. It was extremely clean and close to Leland, but not in the hustle and bustle of the town. The owners are very friendly and offer a... More 

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10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Amazing Inn!!! Stayed here twice and can't wait to go back. Beautiful front yard with great view. Owners are so friendly and down to earth. Rooms are comfortable and clean. Perfect location to visit wineries and Leland.

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Grosse Pointe, Michigan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Such a lovely setting in a beautiful area. We stayed for one night to celebrate our anniversary, and loved it, even with the clouds and low temperatures. The flowers and outside seating areas were perfect. We could have stayed for days! The room overlooked Lake Leelanau, and was spacious and extremely clean. We had a nice chat with Tammie about... More 

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