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Magnuson Grand Hotel Lakefront Paradise

8112 N M123, Paradise, MI 49768
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Ranked #1 of 5 hotels in Paradise
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
mbboening Durham, NC
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Ashland, Virginia, United States
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Called front desk and asked them to close fire doors. Person on duty said they usually kept them open but if I wanted they would close them. When I checked later just before I went to bed they were still propped open. I removed the prop myself and took the prop back to my room.

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Durham, NC
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Knowing that Paradise was a remote location and had few options as far as lodging and dining, we were pleasantly surprised with the quality of Magnuson Grand Hotel Lakefront. Upon entering the hotel we were greeted by a large double sided fire place which are backed by a wall of picture windows overlooking Lake Superior. The view is just spectacular.... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
18 reviews 18 reviews
9 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The name of the town may be Paradise, but you are a long way from anything. Still, the hotel Magnuson was very nice. To ask for anything more for such a remote place would be asking too much. Faint praise, yes, but praise nevertheless. The rooms were clean and roomy, the breakfast buffet was fine, the staff was friendly and... More

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Detroit, United States
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52 reviews 52 reviews
9 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I don't think you will get anything better than this in Paradise. We stayed on the first floor that has a door opening to the outside and walk out to the beach. This hotel is very much like a Holiday Inn Express. The staff was very friendly too which made the stay so much more comfortable. Pool was colder than... More

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Valencia, California
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel has a spectacular location right on Whitefish Bay! We had two suites on the third floor. While the decor is a bit dated - it is extremely clean and very comfortable! My husband and I remarked that we have never stayed in such an immaculate property - and we have stayed in many hotels. The beds were comfy,... More

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Avon, Indiana
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This gem of a hotel sits right on Whitefish Bay. If you get a room facing the bay you are in for an amazing view! I recommend a bay view room on the second floor. The rooms are spacious and clean. The staff is very friendly and helpful. We were treated to a wonderful moon rise over the bay as... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We really liked this hotel. Our room was very clean and comfortable. The staff was so friendly and helpful. They helped us with directions and information on where to go in the area. Our kids loved the pool.

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White Lake, Michigan
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you love seeing what the UP has to offer this is a great hotel. It is very clean and the staff is just fantastic. Everyone is looking to make your stay pleasant. We even met one of the desk clerks husband out in front of the building and he was incredibly freindly. There is a great outdoor area outback... More

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Manitowoc, Wisconsin
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39 reviews 39 reviews
8 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

When we drove into "Paradise" my heart sank. This is a nearly-desserted little town. When we finally found our hotel I was somewhat relieved as it looked to be the nicest building in town. The rooms were clean but not very spacious. I had reserved a suite because we had 3 adults in our group, but the "suite" is really... More

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Magnusongrandgm, General Manager at Magnuson Grand Hotel Lakefront Paradise, responded to this review

I am so sorry that we were not what you had expected. We strive to make this an enjoyable stay for all of our guests and I feel bad that you were not happy with your visit here. Please know that we take all of our guests comments serious and we appreciate you taking the time to let us know... More

16 reviews 16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice clean rooms and very friendly employees. The good news is that the water level on Lake Michigan is high. The bad news is there is no beach left at the hotel. That was a huge disappointment from their advertised picture. There is also nothing to do in paradise michigan and and only 2 restaurants -- bad and worse!

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Laura W, General Manager at Magnuson Grand Hotel Lakefront Paradise, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to let everyone know that we have a clean and friendly hotel. We take pride in all we have to offer here and we do have a top notch staff here. All of us love living here and working here! The rest of the comments you made on the hotels review page regarding the... More

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Address: 8112 N M123, Paradise, MI 49768
Location: United States > Michigan > Paradise
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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Also Known As:
Best Western Paradise
Paradise Best Western
Best Western Lakefront Hotel

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to Magnuson Grand Hotel Lakefront Paradise! Enjoy convenient access to Tahquamenon Falls, Lake Superior and Whitefish Point Lighthouse while staying at this Paradise, Michigan hotel. Welcome to this lakefront Magnuson Grand Hotel where guests will receive exceptional customer service, unbeatable amenities and a fabulous location all for an affordable price. Guests will enjoy well-appointed guest rooms, some with balconies and water views, featuring satellite television with HBO® and free high-speed Internet access. Every morning guests are treated to a complimentary hot breakfast while looking out at a magnificent view of Whitefish Bay. To make traveling even easier, this Paradise, Michigan hotel comes equipped with an indoor heated swimming pool, hot tub, and sauna. Guest will especially enjoy the sandy beach located right on the hotel grounds plus convenient parking for large trucks and snowmobile trailers. We are also a Biker Friendly Hotel! The Magnuson Grand Hotel Lakefront Paradise is located close to where travelers want to be while visiting Paradise. Nestled on Lake Superior's Whitefish Bay, and with direct snowmobile trail access from their parking lot, guests will appreciate the location of this Paradise Magnuson Grand hotel while enjoying a variety of activities including snowmobiling, canoeing, kayaking, fishing, hiking, cross skiing, snow shoeing, and bird watching. No visit to Paradise is complete without visiting our famous local attractions such as Tahquamenon Falls, Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, Whitefish Point Lighthouse, and the Whitefish Point Bird Observatory. What's more, we will often host guests in town attending our annual Blueberry Festival, 2 annual winter festivals or to participate in the Tahquamenon Trail Run, or the Tahquamenon Wilderness Canoe. The friendly, knowledgeable staff is ready to ensure a fun-filled memorable stay in Paradise, Michigan. Make a reservation today and save! ... more   less 
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