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Econo Lodge South

2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1859 S. US Hwy 131, Petoskey, MI 49770
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Ranked #15 of 15 hotels in Petoskey
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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Dexter, Michigan, United States
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had to stay at this Econolodge because we were late to enter a baseball tournament and this was the only place that had 10 rooms available. We know why now. When you enter, you have to enter through a cloud of cigarette smoke. There are flower pots with a minimum of 500 cigarette butts in them. You entered the... More

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Wautoma, Wisconsin
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed 3 days here. Great customer service. Nice location for our needs. Our room was missing a toilet paper holder. You had to step up almost 18 inches into the shower with low pressure and wall paper coming off the walls in the bathroom. Pool and hot tub nice but small. The continental breakfast is basically the waffle machine.... More

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Spruce, Michigan
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

The motel was not kept up very well, the pool water was not clear, our air conditioning did not work, the breakfast left a lot to be desired and the pillows were flat and hard. We paid over 130 dollars for one night and it was a rip off.

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New Franken
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We spent one night in this run-down remnant of a motel. Our room had leaky faucets, mold in the bathroom, the bathroom fan did not operate, and the toilet had the wrong seat which was also loose. It is clear the owner does not care to spend any money for repairs or regular maintenance. This is a place I will... More

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Petoskey, Michigan
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

I have never seen a motel in this condition, in such a state of decline, that was still open. The physical condition is deplorable. I don't want to be hurtful or mean but when they charge as much as this place does, you expect some kind of standards to be adhered to. If I owned this place I would close... More

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Lansing, Michigan
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013 via mobile

We wanted a low cost room for a couple of nights so we could enjoy some of the fall colors and celebrate our 10th Anniversary. My hubby suggested Petoskey which is about a 3 hour leisurely drive north. Found this hotel but didn't think to check the ratings on Trip Advisor, and we were quite disappointed when we arrived. The... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013 via mobile

I guess if you're only going to use the room at an hourly rate, it would be suitable. In fact, my husband called the lobby to see if we could get a late checkout and they told him if we wanted to check out late, we would have to pay $10 per hour! We left on time and will NEVER... More

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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90 reviews 90 reviews
19 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

Consumers beware! On July 30 2013, I made an online reservation to stay at this hotel, intending to visit family in the area. One day later, my plans changed after an email from my brother. Choice Hotels REFUSED TO REFUND $817 charged to my credit card, on a reservation that was to commence on AUGUST 24, 2013, NEARLY 1 MONTH... More

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

$114 for one of the worst hotel rooms I've ever stayed in. It was dirty, falling apart and I really didn't want to have to stay there. The chair in the room was stained and filthy. Pieces were coming off the wall in the bathroom. I can't believe that Choice Hotels allows this and will make me rethink staying in... More

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Kemp, Texas, United States
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

I think this place needs a total makeover. Why corporate Choice hotels lets this type of motel be advertised representing them is strange. Old, smelly and while clean sheets, they are old and don't fit!. Don't stay here!! The staff is scary looking but are nice. Usually bunch out in parking lot smoking.

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Address: 1859 S. US Hwy 131, Petoskey, MI 49770
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Location: United States > Michigan > Petoskey
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Econo Lodge South 2*
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Econo Lodge Petoskey
Petoskey Econo Lodge

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Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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