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Paradise Inn

Junction Highway M-123 & Whitefish Point Road, Paradise, MI 49768 (Formerly "Howard Johnson")
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

The only good thing about this is the location.....the hotel staff were so rude and unwelcoming...breakfast was just doughnuts. The comforters and bedspreads in the room were substandard. The wifi never worked. When i enquired about it, the hotel staff were rude and unwilling to accept. overprized quite a bit and overall a bad expereince.

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Manistee, Michigan
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23 hotel reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

This hotel is unusual only in the sense that it is like a chain hotel in a land of mom and pop motels and up north lodges. The room was large and clean, the beds comfortable, everything like you'd expect from an average chain motel. The room was non-smoking but had just a trace air of previous smokers. The shower... More 

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4 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2012

Front desk staff was very friendly. Gave us the aaa rate and called the pizza place down the road for us to make sure we could get delivery before they closed. Room was clean and typical for an older motel. No frills but quiet. We were traveling with no reservations and were pleased with the service. Coffee juice and donuts... More 

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North Las Vegas, Nevada
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20 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2012 via mobile

There aren't many places to stay, or eat in Paradise. The hotel was OK, at best. The desk staff were not helpful and often absent. There is an ice machine you have to pay to use, and even then rarely worked. The room was good size, bed had a cheap mattress, and the whole place felt less than clean. The... More 

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North Branch, Michigan
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2012

We stayed in this motel July 27th and 28th and had a great stay, we were in room 114 and it was Real Clean which is a big plus in our Book, Plus the air conditioner worked Great when we came back to the Room after a Busy day, We will stay there again when we get up that way,... More 

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Hamilton, Montana
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26 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2011

Average room that is way overpriced at $69. Large room with one uncomfortable lounge chair. Wall covering is peeling from people leaning too far back in the chair. Mattress is soft. Bathroom looks remodeled but has low pressure from shower head. Continental breakfast consists of coffee, juice, and doughnuts. Staff at front desk is very unfriendly. The town of Paradise... More 

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10 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2011

Our basic two queen sized bed room was clean. The continental breakfast consists of doughnuts, coffee, and juice. There is a charge for ice. This motel is very close to the beach, only 15-20 minutes away from Taquomenon Falls State Park which is a Michigan Upper Peninsula MUST SEE! Basic, adequate motel.

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Tallahassee, FL
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53 hotel reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2011

Can't complain, it was average and over priced for the age of the hotel. But it was in the middle of the woods in the upper peninsula. The desk clerk directed us to a good local restaurant where I could enjoy my smoked and fried whitefish. We wanted to go to the Shipwreck Museum and Paradise had the nearest hotels.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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16 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2011

We really enjoyed our stay at Paradise. The inn has a lot of charm, the service is very good and the quality of the food in the dining room is excellent. The rooms themselves are a bit small.We stayed in the annexe and there really wasn't much space to walk around the bed which was pushed against the wall anyway.... More 

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Orland Park, Illinois
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2011

I went to motel because all other had no vacancies. Motel is still not updated since like mid seventies. Rooms are semi OK but there is some cigarette smell - probably because there are ash trays right outside so some smoke sips in. Breakfast is horrible. Bad donuts and coffee. I noticed that there is not many places online that... More 

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