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The Ramsdell Inn

399 River Street at Maple, Manistee, MI 49660
The Ramsdell Inn
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Romulus
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Love the area , but finally have someone to share it with. Ramsdell is clean and comfortable. The other hotels in the area dont compare to the character of this place. great beds and pillows.they supply bathrobes. shuttle on in to the casino or cruise to the waterfront.

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port huron, MI
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8 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

My husband and I stumbled across this boutique hotel on our way thru Manistee. We booked the Jefferson suite as we sat in the cozy pub in their basement, TJ's Pub. The bartender brought us our keys. We couldn't have been happier with the room. The view wasn't much, but they had the electric fireplace going and a bottle of... More 

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Dannette H, General Manager at The Ramsdell Inn, responded to this review

We are so pleased that you were pleased..! Thank you so much for your kind comments and for taking the time to review our property! More 

Grand Rapids, Michigan
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12 reviews 12 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We had a very nice clean room but not great. It was a warm early Fall evening and the hotel had shut down the A/C for the season. We had to open the window to try to keep cool. There were no screens and the traffic noise was annoying. They had wifi but it was too weak on the fourth... More 

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Dannette H, General Manager at The Ramsdell Inn, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your review. This lovely building is remarkable in its design..its walls are 20 inch thick granite! I promise we have tried to offer a great experience, however some of the modern conveniences such as WiFi arent perfect. We continue to strive to improve your experience..and are so pleased that you would return! More 

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 reviews 4 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

What a lovely little gem of a hotel! We stayed here in late July passing through on our way to Traverse City. We did have trouble finding someone to check us in as the front desk is usually not staffed (which makes sense at such a small hotel) we were told to check in at the pub. After 13 hours... More 

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Dannette H, General Manager at The Ramsdell Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review! We couldn't be happier to host you! After the long and tiring day of travel we couldn't help but offer a full service experience! I appreciate your gratitude..We hope to see you here again! More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 via mobile

Beautiful room great location. Grew up in Manistee. But unfortunately very noisy.Didnt get any sleep due to bar noise. And traffic noise. If there were new windows with sound proof would make 100% change.Would love to try it again if it was quieter.

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Dannette H, General Manager at The Ramsdell Inn, responded to this review

We are glad you enjoyed the space and thank you for your review. A month ago we added additional air conditioning units in each room. To accommodate the demand for further cooling. The rooms are equipped with air conditioning but, with west facing windows at times gets overpowered by the sun. After sunset it quickly regains coolness. Check in is... More 

La Crosse
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We stayed there for 1 night on our way to Traverse City. What a beautiful old building. Our room was beautiful and very clean. There is no elevator, so carrying the luggage up was a workout, but well worth it. We had dinner in the Bar below the hotel. The food was great and affordable. Our room was very quiet.... More 

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Dannette H, General Manager at The Ramsdell Inn, responded to this review

We were so happy to see your response! Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review..! We are so glad to know you enjoyed the gift basket provided in your room..feedback is what keeps us in the Know! We are so happy to know that the nuances of the old building were charming to you..We think it... More 

alexandria, va
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

The rooms are clean. And comfortable. But you will not sleep. Why? Because the rooms are atop a bar that is loud and the traffic is ridiculously loud. The high cost of the rooms is simply unwarranted given the sound problems.

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Dannette H, General Manager at The Ramsdell Inn, responded to this review

In response to this review. This customer is a very competitive cyclist desiring an early bedtime. He choose a downtown location on a summer evening and expected silence, and I do mean silence. We have never had a noise complaint regarding our pub. Our building is constructed of brick, mortar and steel. The pub level is a full 2 stories... More 

DeWitt, Michigan
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156 reviews 156 reviews
45 hotel reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Located in a former bank building, the Ramsdell Inn is a unique lodging experience in downtown Manistee. The lobby area includes a gift shop inside the vault - complete with the large locking vault door. Offices formerly occupied the two floors above the lobby where the 10 beautifully decorated guest rooms are located (5 guest rooms on each floor). We... More 

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Dannette H, General Manager at The Ramsdell Inn, responded to this review

We appreciate your time, thanks so much for the nice review..! It would be our pleasure to serve you again! More 

michigan
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

We stayed at the Ramsdell last night. It was a pleasant stay. Check in was smooth. I was surprised you do get actual keys to your room. I honestly cannot remember the last time I got an actual room key!! It added to the quaint feel of the inn. We stayed on the 3rd floor. There are no elevators so... More 

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Traverse City, Michigan
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

We attended a small wedding and reception held in the beautiful lobby of the Ramsdell Inn. The elegant decor, delicious dinner, and helpful staff made it a perfect evening. We were just as delighted with our room. Very clean, quiet, and the bed was quite comfortable. We loved the unique decor, tall ceilings and huge window. We appreciated the unexpected... More 

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