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Budget Host Alpine Motor Lodge

2.0 of 5
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8127 US Hwy 31 at 8 Mile Road, PO Box 366, Onekama, MI 49675
Budget Host Alpine Motor Lodge
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Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Onekama
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
Nancy R Lafayette, Indiana
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Lafayette, Indiana
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99 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We've stayed at Budget Host Alpine Motor Lodge before when they had not fully finished remodeling and updating the rooms. This time we stayed in the same room (or close to it) and it was definitely updated! Wow! The bathrooms have new tile floors and there are two sinks in each room. There is a microwave and a small fridge.... More 

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Barbara W, Owner at Budget Host Alpine Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you Nancy. We really appreciate your enthusiastic review. We've spent the past two winters working on updating our rooms and are glad it shows. Our goal is to make sure you have a good clean room and lots of fun. Please come back again. More 

Lansing, Michigan
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21 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

While this is not a fancy hotel the room had many amenities: mini-fridge, microwave, coffee maker. The pool was small but nice. The hotel met our first two requirements: clean and cheap. The hosts were nice and friendly and very helpful in planning our trip. We were there to bicycle some trails.

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Barbara W, Owner at Budget Host Alpine Motor Lodge, responded to this review

I want to thank you for taking the time to write a review for us! Our housekeepers are the best! This is actually their third year with us and we couldn't do it without them. We are glad you enjoyed your vacation and hope you come back soon. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We came to the Cadillac/Manistee area for a family wedding. My family decided to stay one more night & the hotel where the wedding was held was booked so we went looking and found this great place. The rooms are very clean and updated. They have a beautiful flower garden in the back of the hotel and chickens! My daughters... More 

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Barbara W, Owner at Budget Host Alpine Motor Lodge, responded to this review

So glad you came to see us! Thank you for the great review. It sounds like you had a good time. We enjoy our guests and really appreciate knowing they enjoyed their stay. We look forward to seeing you again. Next time we hope you have fatter pillows!!! More 

Webberville, Michigan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We would stay at Alpine Motor Lodge again. We have already recommended it to friends & family. Breakfast was offered & was varied & very good. Room was large & clean. Mattress was perfect for a good night's sleep. Service was excellent. Owner's welcomed us & made us feel comfortable. Daily rate was amazing.

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Barbara W, Owner at Budget Host Alpine Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review. Our goals are to make sure your room is clean and comfortable and that you have a good time. It sounds like we did our job! Thanks for coming and please come back again. More 

Grand Rapids
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

After looking at reviews online I decided to reserve a room here and wasn't disappointed. The owners, Jerry & Barb were really friendly and accommodating. I really like that it's set back off Hwy 31. It was easy to find, even in the dark. The room was more than adequate, it was clean, the room was huge, beds were fine,... More 

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bwandfriends, Owner at Budget Host Alpine Motor Lodge, responded to this review

We want to thank you for taking the time to write a review. We really enjoy our home business. Our guests are the best! We are fortunate that when they built the motel, they built such large spacious rooms. Our housekeepers have been with us for two years now and I will pass on your good words to them. Once... More 

Indianapolis, Indiana
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

The room was clean and the shower was excellent. They had a breakfast for us in the morning. We greatly enjoyed the Manistee area. Had a very nice dinner outside along the River Walk. House Keeping helped keep the vacation enjoyable. They went over and beyond.

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bwandfriends, Owner at Budget Host Alpine Motor Lodge, responded to this review

We are very glad you were happy with their room and our area. Manistee County is a beautiful area. We look forward to having you come again. More 

Flat Rock, Michigan
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34 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I chose this Motel because of its location right on Hwy 31. Easy access to the sand dunes and riding up the Leelanau Peninsula. The room was clean and the shower was excellent. They had a breakfast for us in the morning and if they had a little more I would have rated 5 stars. All in all not a... More 

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bwandfriends, Owner at Budget Host Alpine Motor Lodge, responded to this review

We are glad you were happy with your room. Hopefully the weather was good for the rest of your trip. We look forward to having you back again. More 

Onsted, Michigan
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

This hotel has been a part of our annual vacation for nearly 10 years now! We always rent the corner room to accommodate our massive family, and Barb and Jerry are a part of the family too! Exceptional service, comfortable beds. I love the pool, the little playground and the putt-putt. This place is a real home-away-from-home and I regret... More 

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bwandfriends, Owner at Budget Host Alpine Motor Lodge, responded to this review

That room is very popular. It seems that everyone staying there has a good time. We like to treat our guests as family. It's unbelievable how many of our guests come back year after year. That is what makes our job fun. I hope you are pleased with the room this year. It has been completely redecorated. Thank you and... More 

Verandagirl
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

My colleagues and I have stayed at this motel several times for business. For those looking for a very clean and comfortable room..with a very pleasant host (Barb and Jerry).. in the Manistee area this is the place to be. The rooms are no frills, but the bed is comfortable and the room is spacious. There is a in-room coffee... More 

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bwandfriends, Owner at Budget Host Alpine Motor Lodge, responded to this review

We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Since we own and live at the Alpine Motor Lodge ourselves, we are very conscious about the condition of our rooms. We do have hair dryers in the office any time you need one. You are right, we are geared toward families. We have a playground, pool, small mini golf... More 

Kendallville, Indiana
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18 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

It was absolutely horrible that we could only stay a couple nights. Had to return to work. Service was great. Price was reasonable. Close to SBD which was our main reason for the trip. Only complaint I had was I didn't notice the biscuits and gravy till the second morning. If you've coming from the north watch closely for the... More 

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bwandfriends, Owner at Budget Host Alpine Motor Lodge, responded to this review

We are glad you were happy with your stay. Returning to work is always a problem isn't it? We do try to have a 'special' item on the breakfast every weekend. You just never know what it will be. Hopefully you enjoyed your trip to Sleeping Bear Dunes. It really is one of the most beautiful places on earth. We'd... More 

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