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Buzz'sLakeside Inn

5700 N. Scenic Dr, Whitehall, MI 49461 (Formerly Lakeside Inn Resort)
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our 23rd summer to stay at the Lakeside Inn. Buzz just took over this year, and he has done nothing but improve things (and it was near perfect before that!). Our room was large and roomy, with a gorgeous view, and a porch overlooking beautiful White Lake. This inn has been around many years, and it is still... More

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Etna Green, Indiana
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As with any lake property, you're paying for the view. Don't fall for the pretty pictures online. For one night, I paid $240 to stay in a cinder block constructed, musty smelling room that hasn't been renovated since the '60's (possibly the '50's). The bathroom sink had a very slow drain, the toilet had problems flushing, the bathroom had no... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When we stayed all of the changes were still not complete at the inn but I took the time to ask the staff and they expected them to be completed in a few weeks. I was impressed with what had been done from the new carpet, painting, new furniture and fabulous beds in the motel units. The food was also... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

We ate at the new restaurant in the Lakeside Inn on a Saturday night. The hosts greeted us and explained that they just got a lot of other customers so they could seat us right away, but they wanted us to know that the service might be slow. We sat in the garden room which was delightful and quieter than... More

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Libertyville, Illinois
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Due to the recent change in ownership, everything is highly unorganized. The staff needs more training and strong leadership. The facilities have seen better days. The rooms we rented were not as the website states. The rooms were moldy and stuffy with broken showers, toilets, and sinks (and no cable). The complimentary breakfast was very poor quality and consisted of... More

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buzz k, General Manager at Buzz'sLakeside Inn, responded to this review

Robin- Thank you for taking the time to review our resort. I am sorry you did not have a positive experience during your visit. You are correct that as a new owner the operations can be unorganized at times and staff needs more training and direction. We are leaning every day and striving to improve. We are doing everything we... More

Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

We have been staying at an Inn nearby for 24 years and when it burned down last year we had to look for a new place. Well we found a delightful place and enjoyed our stay at the Lakeside Inn. Our room was spacious and had a great view of Whitehall Lake. We did miss hearing the waves from Lake... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

Pros: Grounds are nice, staff is very courteous and helpful. Secluded location (if thats what youre after). Free Wifi. Cons: Tiny rooms, with doubles instead of queens. No coffee pot, no iron, no hair dryer in room. Tiny shower in a tiny bathroom. Everything needs a makeover from the old worn carpet to the cracked tiles and rusty pipes on... More

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Channahon, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

The Lakeside Inn Resort is like the quaint old resort featured in the movie Dirty Dancing (but smaller). There are no phones or WI-FI in the rooms. There is a basketball court, shuffle board, tennis court, and heated pool right outside the rooms. I was a little worried about our motel room not having A/C, but the nights were cool... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2012

We have stayed here many times. it is a family owned resort on whitelake very close to lake michigan. Im sure we will stay again. if you do go stay on the second floor,,we stayed in hotel room 22 very large. Great for kids nice pool great place to stay 15 mins from Mi Adventure..after many years they closed the... More

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Las Vegas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

The Lakeside Inn is a historic Inn on Whitehall Lake. It has a kind of old fashioned feel. Knotty pine paneling is nice, but the carpet is awful and should be replaced with hardwood or at least Pergo flooring. The staff is very nice and accomodating. This is a very family friendly place! Breakfast is sufficient, but on the busy... More

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Address: 5700 N. Scenic Dr, Whitehall, MI 49461 (Formerly Lakeside Inn Resort)
Location: United States > Michigan > Muskegon County > Whitehall
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Now open under new ownership with many new amenities including a 22 seat bar, patio, and updated docks for guests. Serving lunch and dinner 7 day a week thru October. ... more   less 
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