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Red Lion Motor Lodge

4290 S.West Bayshore Drive, Suttons Bay, MI 49682
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31 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

Okay, the proprietors would probably rather be spending their retirement doing something less challenging than running a motor lodge. They aren't friendly but who is there to make friends? The room was stuffy upon arrival but opening the bathroom window aired it out and it was fine. The beds were great as were the linens/pillows. I love a hard mattress.... More 

Thank crimrunner
Mid Michigan
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15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

The Red Lion tends to be the place people book when they wait too long to book that weekend trip and everything else is already taken. It doesn't have to be but I think the owners are their worst enemy on putting forth their best effort. We stayed here last year as a last resort and were pleasantly surprised. We... More 

Thank schlacker
Clayton, Ohio
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57 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

Nice, clean, basic rooms. Excellent location with lake views. Looked like they had suites, too. Independent motel with lower costs than other hotels near it. Coffee available in the lobby in the AM. Plan on returning for future trips.

Thank 2up-BMW
Brooklyn, Michigan
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We were looking for somewhere decently priced and not in Traverse City. My aunt and uncle recommended this place to us, as this is where they stay when they visit my cousin. It was quite convenient to so many of the lovely places in Leelanau Peninsula. We ended up staying in a 2 story room with a little porch. There... More 

2 Thank Deenah C
Greenville, South Carolina
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7 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

The rooms are large, but I booked a room for 3 people and only got 1 bed. Not long after being in room I killed 2 roaches. I took pictures of roaches, but site wont let me post them. I stayed when there was a lot going on in area and it was the only room left in area. Next... More 

Thank Evalynn S
Ypsilanti, Michigan
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13 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

The hardest. Pillows. Ever. This motel was a fall-back for us because our reservation was double-booked down the road. Pros: Clean, quiet (near a road but the windows are double pane and very sound-proof), large rooms, kitchen. Cons: Linen (seriously, the pillows felt as though somebody balled up a bunch of laundry, rolled over it with their car and stuffed... More 

1 Thank Ed G
miami, Florida
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We stayed here on a recommendation. Here's what to expect: Clean spacious room with a small kitchen, closet and bathroom, towels, bar soap and coffee. But do not expect to have quiet (the lodge is on a noisy major road), the sheets are threadbare with small tears in them, older beds, and while I'm on the subject of beds, do... More 

1 Thank 278miami
Saline, Michigan
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115 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

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 

Thank LindafromMI
Holland, Michigan, United States
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 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 

5 Thank Carol S
Worthington, Indiana
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10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 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 

Thank Gary K

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