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Stearns Motor Inn

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212 E. Ludington Avenue, Ludington, MI 49431-2119
Stearns Motor Inn
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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
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

OK-I knew I wasn't getting a 5 Star hotel at the rate I was paying but I was a bit surprised to see that nearly every aspect of the hotel appears to be from 1975. The staff was pleasant and accommodating but come on, I swear I thought I was going to turn on the TV and see Jimmy Carters... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We found the Stearns by chance - we planned on doing our wedding elsewhere and were unhappy, then happened upon the Stearns and couldn't have been more pleased. The staff, especially Gail and Christina, were there for us for every worry, question, and request, and we couldn't have asked for better helpers. The hotel is historic, over 100 years old... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came to Ludington for first time as part of a large group. I was told that this was a popular place and it was where the majority of the party was staying at. When we checked in the lobby was nice... Staff friendly. When we got to our room... That was where the disappointment set in. The hotel room was... More 

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Over-the-Rhine, Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Stearns is a historic hotel in downtown Ludington, within easy walking distance of the shops and restaurants in the business district. There were some "updates" completed in the 70's, but everything appears to have been well maintained since then. The lobby, hallways, and room were clean, if dated. Parking was free and convenient. I would stay here again. However,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enjoy staying at the historic hotel again. Very clean, comfortable rooms, spacious, dated but overall great value. This hotel is continually renovating and updating when we visit. Noticed them painting trim in hallways, and decorating beautifully restored ballroom. We enjoyed morning coffee in the lobby around the fireplace. We can park and walk everywhere in town. love it!!!!..:-)

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Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a joy to return to this quaint hotel while visiting family in Ludington. I had a comfy spacious room on the 2nd floor overlooking ludington ave. The Ac worked perfectly and didn't smell as many do in older hotels. I enjoyed being able to open the windows and feel the cool lake Michigan breeze. Great exercise room with treadmill,... More 

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Traverse City, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place hasn't changed a bit since 1901, and it's a very memorable place to stay if you are in Ludington. You really feel like you are stepping back in time, and I could almost envision the hotel through the years. The numbers are still painted on the doors, and you still open your room with an actual key. I... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Not overly nice staff, but not rude. I thought the old building looked cool, so we stopped. The lobby is very nice and has that old Victorian hotel charm. The room was dated (1980's) but very clean. I think we were the only guest in the Hotel which was a little unsettling, but overall we had a good experience.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

My husband and I usually make reservations before leaving on a trip but this past weekend we decided to head to Michigan at the last minute for a quick weekend. About 8 p.m. on a Saturday night we drove into Ludington and drove by the Stearns Motor Inn. We almost didn't stop but drove around the block and went in.... More 

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Ludington, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

This is a well maintained historical venue. They have a beautifully simple ballroom and the atmosphere including the service is warm and quiet. I have been happy to visit and stay with Stearns for working vacations the last three years. Even though the Hotel has been around so many decades, the staff are well trained to make sure every room... More 

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