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Red Lion Motor Lodge

4290 S.West Bayshore Drive, Suttons Bay, MI 49682
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Saline, Michigan
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101 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everything at The Red Lion Motor Lodge was top class! The 2 Queen Bed room was very spacious. Very well stocked in the kitchenette. Both beds were very clean & comfortable. When we arrived to check-in the Manager/ owners were very friendly & helpful. The Inn is right across the street from the Bay. M22 is a little noisy. We... More 

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Holland, Michigan, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

My family stayed one night in October 2014. It is a nice setting and was fairly comfortable. Unfortunately, when we left the next morning I overlooked a favorite shirt of my husbands. I did not receive a call from the motel. When I missed the shirt a couple of days later and called them, first the woman told me they... More 

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Worthington, Indiana
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

I have driven by this place a few times looking for someplace better. I will not make that mistake again! Very nice place, fridge and microwave, A/C and FAST heat! Park-like grounds. Very reasonable rates for the location. We chose the lease expensive room and it was just fine! Clean, smelled clean, lots of channels on the TV. Will stay... More 

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Midland, United States
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Let me start off by saying our experience was so AWFUL, that we did not even end up staying here. We called the Lodge on a Friday and asked if they had any availabilities for that day and the next. They said yes and gave us a price of $89 for a standard room and $110 for the 2 Queen... More 

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Traverse City, United States
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Friends of ours stayed at this property while visiting Leelanau County last week. Old School drive up motel. They stayed at one of the newer rooms with a balcony looking out over the water. Feedback from our friends -Paula and Robert ( Innkeepers ) were very nice and responded quickly to all our requests. Grounds had area for a night... More 

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Muskegon, Michigan
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

I would never rent from this place if it was the only one in the area. Paula was very rude and would not let me reserve a room because I asked her what her cancelation policy was in case of an emergency. I did not say I was going to cancel but just wanted to know in case something came... More 

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Glenn, Michigan
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

It was the beginning of August and we did not have a room reserved in this area. We spent a week in the Porcupine Mountains and decided to drive up Highway 22 to Sutton's Bay - one of our favorite travel locations. As we followed Highway 31 west, we kept trying to locate a reasonable hotel/motel trough Traverse City. Nothing... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

The motel has potential to be a nice quaint little place to get away, the location is great but it needs a little fixing up, the worst part though is it's next door to a hillbilly junk yard. For that reason would not recommend it as it overlooks a bunch of old junk right outside the rooms. Not sure if... More 

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Baden, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

We found the lady who runs this motor lodge to be inhospitable and rude. This was our 3rd year booking at the Red Lion, but our first to remain for 5 nights. Over the three years, neither owner has introduced themselves. The housekeeping service for our room was neglected for 2 days (one day totally and the second partially). We... More 

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Bay City, Michigan, United States
1 review
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

After reading the good reviews my husband and I decided to book a night's stay here. We would be in Suttons Bay for just 1 night, celebrating our anniversary. So my husband called and made reservations for Saturday night several weeks in advance. We drove from Bay City(about 3 hours) to Suttons Bay. Stopped in Traverse City for lunch and... More 

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