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Riverside Motel & Marina

520 Water Street, Manistee, MI 49660
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Ranked #7 of 8 Hotels in Manistee
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Chicago, Illinois
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is a dump. Paid over $130 for a non-river view. The rooms are old. I know it was not cleaned very well b/c there was a Graham cracker underneath my bed. The lamp was dusty. The carpet is disgusting and filthy. The bathroom floor was slippery weird. This room should not be $130, more like $50. The front... More 

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Montrose, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

My husband and I stayed at this motel for a night away without the kids. We were looking for something relatively cheap near the Little River Casino and only paid $99 for the room. We had a single queen room and it served it's purpose as somewhere to just sleep. The room was very small, but clean and neat with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Absolutely charming we came for the Hops and Props in Manistee. So happy we chose the Riverside Motel the room was clean had a view of the lake and was pet friendly too for a great value! I would highly recommend this to anyone beats the Traverse city prices and not far from there. Bryan was very friendly and helpful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Just stayed here over Labor Day Weekend. I booked the room a few months ago and felt like I was taking a gamble because the room was inexpensive and the motel didn't have a website. Based on the previous reviews it didn't seem so bad. I loved it! The whole place has been recently remodeled. The owner/innkeeper Bryan was super... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

What a great place! Called about a week ahead asking for a room. Owner held it for 5 days for us. Very nice.Beautiful kitchenette, giant room with a huge bathroom. We were on the corner upper Kevel and had access to two balconies. There was access to s pier as well with a picnic table. Housekeeping came on our second... More 

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Noblesville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We checked all of Manistee for a pet friendly hotel or motel and could only find two one was over $100 a night and this place was $79. Room really clean service was excellent I would recommend this place to everybody!

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Lake Orion, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

First time in Manistee in over 30 years, and I tracked the Riverside Motel down online. We were in town to see a concert at the Little River Casino, and wanted to stay in town for the entertainment opportunities. The motel is a quaint, old style "up north" kind of place, and we absolutely loved it. Like most motel properties,... More 

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Flint, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Wonderful "up north" experience. Great location overlooking the river on the boardwalk. We were able to walk downtown for lunch and down to Lake Michigan to go swimming. We had a nice room that opened on the river with a picnic table and personal gas grill. The room offered a mini-refrigerator and microwave. The carpet seemed newer and the room... More 

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Midland, Michigan
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

TINY, and DIRTY. Asked for new sheets within first 2 minutes due to hair and all sorts of debris on under the pillows. Shower dark, dirty with a ton of mold all over the shower curtain. Asked if we could get money back and go somewhere else but you apparently pay in advance so no luck there. We stayed with... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

Few blocks from the nice beach and over looks the river. Most rooms have small patio with gas grill and picnic table. Staff was friendly. Rooms have microwave and mini fridge. Now the down side. Rooms are very tiny, a/c only slightly cool, carpet nasty, beds old and saggy, toilet runs nonstop, shower drips nonstop, furniture is ancient practical board... More 

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