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Red Lion Motor Lodge

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4290 S.West Bayshore Drive, Suttons Bay, MI 49682
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Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Suttons Bay
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  • 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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Worthington, Indiana
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
1 review
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
15 reviews 15 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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1 review
3 helpful votes 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
7 helpful votes 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
12 helpful votes 12 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
16 reviews 16 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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Address: 4290 S.West Bayshore Drive, Suttons Bay, MI 49682
Location: United States > Michigan > Leelanau County > Suttons Bay
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Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Suttons Bay
Number of rooms: 18
Also Known As:
Red Lion Motor Hotel Suttons Bay

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