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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
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Baden, Canada
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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Kalamazoo, MI
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

Very typical layout of the fifties through seventies motor lodge, single floor except for a couple of "townhouses" and you simply park outside the door to your room. Room was extremely clean, something not always typical of the traditional motor lodge. We had a smalish TV with cable, WI-FI, refrigerator, microwave and ample quantity of towels. Not much else on... More

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Worthington, Ohio
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

Stayed 2 nights, super clean room, good location, no frills but very doable, just a nice quiet little motor lodge. Kind of a throw back to the 60's 70's type place. We enjoyed it even tho it did not have some of the amenities of the big ( more expensive ) hotels, BB's. Would definetly stay here agin...and we're picky

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East Lansing, Michigan
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

We needed to be in Northport for a weekend celebration and did not want to pay the exorbitant prices that many of the Traverse City and other hotels charge for summer accommodations. The Red Lion fit the bill. Affordable, personable and very clean. It has all you need for a nice stay including a small refrigerator, microwave and cable TV.... More

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Michigan,USA
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

This was my first visit and had made reservations based on the reviews from Tripadvisor. It was my daughters bachelorette weekend and myself the mother of the bride and her aunt chose not to stay with the girls in the house they rented so that we might get sleep. We were close to the town of Suttons Bay about 4... More

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Beverly Hills, Michigan
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

When I called to book a room at the Red Lion Motor Lodge, the owner asked if I wanted to pay an extra $10 for a room with a view. Unfortunately I said yes. We had Room #1 which is right next to the road and cars whizzed by continuosly until 2:30am making it impossible to sleep.When we first went... More

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Kalamazoo
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69 reviews 69 reviews
51 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

There are not a lot choices in the Suttons Bay area, but stumbling across the Red Lion was fortunate. It was clean. The rooms were big with a full sized refrigerator and microwave. There were also plates and other utensils if needed, which was nice. The TV channel selection was good and the WIFI was also very good. The view... More

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Kitchener, Canada
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012 via mobile

I have cycled past this motel numerous times and commented on how clean the building and yard looked. This past September I needed a place to stay for one night. The Red Lion Motor Lodge was my first choice. This motel is located close to Suttons Bay, and not too far from Traverse City. The water is right across the... More

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MI
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

I love Suttons Bay and stayed here one night as a result of unforseen plumbing issues. It is a cute place from the road and nicely located on Highway 22 a few miles outside of Suttons Bay. The rooms were clean and everything seemed updated. Nice AC, wifi, microwave and refrigerator. Close ot wineries and Shady Lane Herb Garden.

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Address: 4290 S.West Bayshore Drive, Suttons Bay, MI 49682
Location: United States > Michigan > Leelanau County > Suttons Bay
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Ranked #2 of 2 hotels in Suttons Bay
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Red Lion Motor Hotel Suttons Bay

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