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American Heritage Inn

2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1681 E. Grand River Avenue, Portland, MI 48875
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Mattawan, Michigan, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When we brought our group here (7 rooms) for an East Lansing convention in March of 2014, the hotel ran out of bath towels and told us we could "check back" in the morning to see if there were any available for our early morning showering. At least 3 rooms of our people had to share TOWELS with roommates in... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When this hotel was first built it was amazing, but that's when it was first built there has not been much updating since. The hot tube and pool are really nice and the staff is always happy to accommodate us. The hotel and rooms just need some work.

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oshawa, ont
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Front desk...sherri was just super ... Sunday morning peanut butter cookies made just for the Santa's hit the spot. swimming pool and hot tub excellent, very friendly and helpfull staff. stay here every June

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

This is the best place to stay when visiting Grand Rapids OR Lansing area. The pool and hot tub are excellent. The staff is friendly and helpful. Breakfast is on par with most franchise.The overall experience with hotel was very satisfying. I can honestly say this is one of the hotels where I sleep best. I frequent the area for... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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26 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We were kind of limited on our choices. Had to attend a funeral in Ionia so I searched for a hotel and found this one. We should have just driven a little further to west Lansing and found some place. This place was a circus. I made reservations for our entire family (4 rooms) and the staff checked us in... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014 via mobile

Stayed here while on business. Convenient between Lansing and Grand Rapids. Location right off highway. The staff is very friendly and the hotel is clean. Price is very reasonable. Rooms have nice comfortable beds, they have a breakfast in the morning too

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Portland, Michigan
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

After looking at the local options for temporary lodging in Ionia this place was not only the cleanest they were more than willing to negotiate a rate I could afford for a few weeks so I felt safe. I really wanted to stay here and was happy they worked with me on the rates. I had expressed my concerns on... More

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Glenwood, Arkansas
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6 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

As another reviewer mentioned it is an aging hotel but well kept. Staff is helpful and accommodating. Pool and hot tub area is certainly a big plus. Breakfast is a bit below average in my opinion. The only real complaint I have is I would like to see up to date television that have HDMI ports.

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Muskegon, MI
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

Stayed in the summer of 2013. Very near the expressway, though the driveway to GET to it is a little confusing...check an overhead map to see it. Situated very near the bike path, and you can get into town along the bike path. Very near two RIVERS for fishing/kayaking, though I would only recommend the GRAND and not the Looking... More

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Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

Staff was very helpful and friendly, we needed a phone charger and the loaned us one to use for the night. Our room was clean, although beds were really hard and you could feel the coils, sink/tub did not drain well. Went to use the pool/hot tub, pool was very cold my kids would not even get in it and... More

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Address: 1681 E. Grand River Avenue, Portland, MI 48875
Location: United States > Michigan > Ionia County > Portland
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — American Heritage Inn 2*
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Also Known As:
American Heritage Hotel Portland
Best Western Portland
Portland Best Western

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Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Welcome to American Heritage Inn of Portland, Michigan. We have a newly renovated and updated facility. We offer great amenities and an ideal location between Grand Rapids and Lansing, Michigan capital. We are conveniently located right off of Interstate 96, Exit 77. The American Heritage Inn offers all the right amenities to make any guest feel at home. We pride ourselves on ensuring every guest is comfortable during their stay. The American Heritage Inn is only a short distance from several popular local attractions including I-96 Speedway Race Track, Michigan Historical Musuem, Grande Ledge historical lodges, Frederic Meijer Botanical Gardens. The Potter Park Zoo and the Lansing Convention Center. Our business travelers will appreciate the close proximity to General Motors Corporation, TRW Company and the Oldsmobile Plant. Several restaurants and cocktail lounges are within walking distance of our hotel. Portland, Michigan's very popular paved and well lit river trails are just outside our door. Great for getting some exercise or just to take a leisurely stroll. Outside room accommodations at American Heritage Inn include free deluxe continental breakfast with hot waffles, indoor pool with whirlpool hot tub, free hard-wired and wireless high-speed internet access, free business center in lobby, free local phone calls, cable TV with many channels to choose from, and a video game room. We also offer business travelers conveniences like free USA Today newspaper, generous work space, and access to fax and copy services. All guest rooms include coffee makers, hair dryers, irons and ironing boards. We are a pet-friendly hotel and accept small dogs for a nightly fee. Guest laundry services are also available. ... more   less 
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