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Mancelona Motel

8306 South US 131, Mancelona, MI 49659
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    1.5 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The place is the cheapest, and it shows. Thin beds, not-great... everything else. If you're going for just a place to sleep, it should be fine. Seems like it's geared toward people who don't care where they sleep, that only want a place to crash after a day of playing, such as snowmobilers. $70ish a night vs. $200ish in Traverse... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice people in the office. Not a new motel, but it was OK for the price. Thin mattresses and the door handle broke. No big deal though. The air worked and it was better than camping. WiFi is on the weak side but at least they had cable.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

I booked a room based on pictures posted online and need of location. When I got there, the desk person had me check the room because standard rooms were in old part of building. It was very dark in the room even with the lights on. I told him it was too dark in the room and I wanted to... More 

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North Ridgeville, Ohio, United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Not a great place. On our 2013 trip, we found the rooms to be ok. This year was not nearly as good. The person at the front desk was rude and short with me on the phone and the rooms were pretty dumpy. This was a convenient location for our purposes but we will be making arrangements so we don't... More 

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North Ridgeville, Ohio, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

We arrived to the Mancelona Motel by ATV from the trails. It was conveniently located for our purposes. The rooms were average and the staff were VERY accommodating. I have read some of the other reviews...it is not the Ritz. Our experience was fine and did not experience the "HORRORS" that other reviewers mentioned. We will probably be back next... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

Our first stay in the late 80's was very pleasant, so we decided to visit recently while traveling on our scooters to the UP. We walked in to find dirty floors, blood stains on the pillow cases and no hangers. The whole two inches from the walls looked like they hadn't been vacuumed in years. One of the beds had... More 

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Grand Rapids
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

Stayed here June 2013. This place is gross, unclean, just nasty. Old matresses with pubic hairs and stains. Ripped and torn bedding linens. Probably the worst motel I've ever stayed in. The guy that worked the front desk was very nice and helpful though. Its a shame because this place is in a great location for atv riders.

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Midland, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

I read the reviews and was nervous about staying here but I decided to do it anyways. I stayed here with my wife and two children (ages 8 and 5) for a winter snowmobile trip. We wanted a simple place that was cheap and near the snowmobile trails. The room was clean. This is by no means the Four Seasons... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

Absolutely the worst motel. Filthy insecticide smelling room. Gouged for $74 dollars. Loud I heard every footstep from upstairs and then pipes banging at 5 am. Holes in the walls unclean carpets and beds made at least two decades ago. I slept about two hours all night twenty mins at a time. I really recommend sleeping in your car before... More 

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Zeeland, Michigan
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2012

The motel has bed bugs! gross . The owners argue with you and say they do not have any bed bugs. I got a bite on my arm one morning and of course didnt want to say it was from the motel. Did not spend any time in the room during the day, just slept there at night. The next... More 

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