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Lake Shore Motel

101 S Lakeshore Dr, Manistee, MI 49660
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My husband surprised me with a stay on Lake Michigan! It really is right on the lake. Views from the room were spectacular! It's a mom and pop place (Paul and Darcy) great, friendly people who have been doing this 30 plus years. The rooms are simple and retro. Some have air condoning some don't. We had a very clean... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here 2006 and read the TA reviews so we had a good idea what to expect and we were pleasanly surprised. They had freshened up the bathroom and there were new matresses. The rooms were clean and fresh. The rooms have a large fan and we had a good night sleep even without the A/C. The short walk... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

I first stayed here around 1958, Peggy and I stayed here on our honeymoon and we've never stayed in any other Manistee hotel. It's right on the beach on the south side of the channel. This is an old motel. It has no air conditioning, although that isn't any issue most of the time because they have a fan in... More 

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Rives Junction, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

We stayed in one of the regular rooms, not one of the suites. If you are spoiled by amenities (in my best whiney voice) small tv's (the lake is our tv), no ac (you're on the lake!), small sink, etc., then this place is not for you. It does have its shortcomings, like no fridge (bring a large cooler) or... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Looked for an economical place to stay along Lake Michigan, and found this gem in Manistee. We knew we were walking into a motel out of the 70s, but it was clean, inexpensive, and the location was spectacular, stepping out of the backside of the room onto a small patio and then a nice sandy walk to the beach and... More 

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Dearborn, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

We've been going twice a year for years now and absolutely love it. A great location. You walk out the door and you're literally right on the beach. Within walking distance to numerous restaurants, pubs, shopping, piers & lighthouses, awesome fishing and the Manistee Riverwalk. The proprietors are friendly and it's in a quiet area. Looking forward to heading back... More 

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Berkley, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

We have been coming here regularly for 10 years. Since our first time here, we have gone nowhere else on vacation. We stay here just about every month of the year. It just doesn't get any better than this! The rooms are always clean. The view and location is the best in the state, the owners, the staff -- everyone... More 

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Plymouth, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

had a great stay with the family at the lake shore motel. we come from Plymouth to salmon fish so that took up most of our time the boat launch and beach are both walking distance from the room. guys were catching kings of the pier which was pretty cool to watch. the girls loved all the little stores and... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

This hotel is definitely not worth $111! No air condition, 12" TV, crappy beds, moldy smell rooms, flys all over, cost extra for extra coffee packets 50 cents, cost extra for towels and pillows, really small sinks, horrible shower that the drain is clogged and it takes 10 minutes just to keep it running to get hot water, no pool,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

The view and lake access are the only awesome things about this hotel. The rooms are clean, but haven't been updated since the 60', and I think that includes the mattresses! I have to duck to shower and I'm 5'3"! My husband had to "take a knee" to wash his hair. The bath towels are about 2x3 feet. Walls are... More 

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