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Lighthouse Motel

701 West Ludington Ave, Ludington, MI 49431
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Lighthouse Motel
Ranked #7 of 15 hotels in Ludington
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  • Location
    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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35 reviews 35 reviews
7 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Don't let the title of "motel" scare you from this place. It's official name is By the Lake at Lighthouse Motel. It's pet friendly and a stone's throw from the beach. You can see the SS Badger come in and leave port. The Owner and her grandchild help take care of the place. It was amazingly clean and each room... More

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Medina, Ohio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

What a lovely place to stay! Our room was very clean, bright, and with beautiful bedding. Large room with a large, hot shower. Stone throw from the lake. Jill is very nice, we were like "gal pals" in a matter of minutes! Such a great find which is pet friendly!! We will be back and will highly recommend! We stayed... More

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Greenville, Michigan
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

For the most part I was impressed. I was originally worried because its a motel. Cons: the queen plus room is real small and the pullout couch bed was completely broken. Pros: The room was real clean, the staff was extremely friendly, the motel is only two blocks from the beach. I might stay here again if I return to... More

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Jill M, Owner at Lighthouse Motel, responded to this review

As most business owners would agree we want to know immediately if there is someway we can improve your stay. Trip Advisor is a great tool although should not replace a talk with the management of the property in order to correct the issue as in this case a 10 minute project replacing a bolt. We will always make our... More

Grand Rapids, Michigan
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Let me start by saying the location of this property is so close to the beach and the lighthouse. It's a perfect location to take a morning run along the marina and out to the lighthouse it's self. The rooms were clean and the pool was nice after a day in the hotel sun. The rooms are a little outdated... More

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Jill M, Owner at Lighthouse Motel, responded to this review

Although we are close to the beach and marina I believe you are mistaken as to which property you were reviewing. We at the Lighthouse Motel do not have a pool on the property although we are just a block from the city beach. More

Virginia Beach, Virginia
Top Contributor
139 reviews 139 reviews
55 hotel reviews
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

The Lighthouse Motel is walking distance to downtown (3-4 short blocks) and beach/lighthouse area (<2 blocks). I found this to be very convenient and often walked to the harbor area to watch the S.S. Badger car ferry, sunset, lighthouse, marina, park, and downtown. The motel is older and has needs but the owner/mgr is attentive to guests and the property.... More

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Lincolnshire, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

Our family of 4 stayed here from 08/01/13 through 08/04/13. Completely agree with the previous positive reviews. The rate was very affordable for Ludington. What we got is an extremely clean room, excellent location (walking distance to everything) and very friendly and helpful owner. This is a small cute motel with laid-back atmosphere. It is pet friendly, so you will... More

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Waterford, Michigan
19 reviews 19 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

Overall average motel. Good location for walking downtown and to the beach. Room and bathroom are pretty small. No in room coffee and none at the front desk. Had to walk a quater mile to get coffee. I would try another location before I return here.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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40 reviews 40 reviews
12 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

The room was very clean and having 2 queen beds was nice with 4 people. The bathroom was very small. Almost too small to turn around in. Our a/c didn't work and when we arrived the front window was open. We were next to a main road and didn't feel safe to leave the window open overnight so the room... More

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Jenison, Michigan, United States
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

Booked a room for two nights, rooms are clean and fresh paint, tastefull done., best bed ever , had a wonderful host.went on up to Frankfort for two nights, and decided to stay another night, but I came back to lighthouse motel, Lighthouse beat harbor inn in Frankfort hands down. Paid much more for room in Frankfort, yet not as... More

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Jenison, Michigan
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

this is a very quaint hotel with super nice owners. Jill was so accommodating, she even got us an extra night at last minute! very close to the beach, easy walk there and to town also. great location and a very good value.

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Address: 701 West Ludington Ave, Ludington, MI 49431
Location: United States > Michigan > Ludington
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Lighthouse is a cozy family operated 13 room motel located on Ludington Avenue, convenient to all the best Ludington and West Michigan has to offer. ... more   less 
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