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BEST WESTERN Lakefront Hotel

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101 Maritime Drive, Manitowoc, WI 54220 (Formerly Inn on Maritime Bay)
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Blooming Prairie
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11 reviews
10 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Service, serenity, comfort and high quality define my stay here at the Best Western. The facilities and motel staff are great. It is ideally located in the center of a charming part of Manitowoc, next to the Maritime Museum and close to several excellent restaurants. I will always stay here when there is vacancy.

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Jessica B, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Lakefront Hotel, responded to this review

T-L BAKER, Thank you for your review on the hotel. I am glad that we are your lodging choice whenever you stay in Manitowoc. We look forward in having you stay with us again soon. More 

Greenville, South Carolina, United States
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3 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Older hotel in pretty good condition. All services services very good. Front desk very helpful. Lounge very comfortable with a wonderful server who wants your stay to be enjoyable. Great location with great view of the lake. Should be a great stay.

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Jessica B, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Lakefront Hotel, responded to this review

Jim, Thank you for choosing us as your lodging choice on your recent trip to Manitowoc. I am glad that you enjoyed your stay and hopefully, we get another chance to have you stay with us again. More 

Switzerland
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47 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel is on the lake as it says, near the marina. Nice garden, with benches and walkways around the hotel. Wildlife: birds, ducks, rabbits.... Breakfast is very good. Beds are confortable. Lots of electrical outlets for "modern people". Ice box and TV. Coffee and tea in the room. Clean and cheerful. Swimming pool and excercise room too. There is... More 

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Jessica B, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Lakefront Hotel, responded to this review

Jim, Thank you for writing a review on our hotel. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your recent visit to the hotel. Hopefully, we get another chance to have you stay with us again in the future. More 

O'Fallon, MO, United States
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the perfect place to stay for our needs. We needed a room for one night prior to departing on the SS Badger on a one-way trip to Michigan, and also wanted to tour the Wisconsin Maritime Museum before leaving. We didn't know it at the time of making the reservation, but this hotel shares a parking lot with... More 

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Jessica B, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Lakefront Hotel, responded to this review

Charles, Thank you for taking tie out of your busy day to write a review on our property. I am glad that we were able to meet all of your needs. We know that you have choices and expectations when choosing your lodging for your trip, and I am glad that we were able to meet yours. I do apologize... More 

Big Rapids, MI
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22 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great location to visit Manitowoc, WI and Maritime Museum. Approx 15 min walk from SS Badger to hotel. Maritime Museum is approx 3 min walk from Best WEstern. The hotel is dated and the rooms are not very clean. The free breakfast was tasty and the staff attentive in the dining room. Requested a lake-side but did not receive one... More 

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Jessica B, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Lakefront Hotel, responded to this review

Angie, Thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to write a review on our hotel. I am sorry that we fell short on meeting your expectations. Our lake view rooms are highly requested, so we do our best to meet all of our guest requests but sometimes we are unable to. Hopefully, you will give us another... More 

Aurora, United States
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Staff were all very friendly and helpful and went out of their way to accommodate us an extra night. Location is perfect !!! Beaches, bike path, food, bars and stores! Rooms are a bit out dated, but clean! breakfast selection was good, but ours was just barely warm, so maybe going to breakfast little later in the morning would have... More 

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Jessica B, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Lakefront Hotel, responded to this review

Tammy, Thank you for taking time to write a review on our hotel. I am glad that you enjoyed majority of your visit. I apologize for falling short on the breakfast side. Hopefully, we get another chance to have you stay with us again in the future. More 

Grand Rapids, Michigan
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Two girls were working the front desk during the busy subfest time. They were Kerry and Heather I believe. They pointed us toward great food, and a museum that had a beautiful house and a piece of Sputnik in it! Pool features FULL handicap accessibility. That means a lot to me. Also the Hotel is so close to town....go to... More 

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Jessica B, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Lakefront Hotel, responded to this review

Lee, First, I wanted to thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to write a review on our hotel. We, at the Best Western Lakefront, know you have options when choosing to stay in Manitowoc, and we were glad that we were able to meet your expectations when you chose us. Hopefully, we get another chance to... More 

La Grange, Illinois
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel is in need of a serious update and cleaning. It is in a great location and the outdoor facilities were nice,but I feel that if I pay extra for the view of the lake I should actually be able to see it through the window.

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Jessica B, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Lakefront Hotel, responded to this review

Martha, Thank you for writing a review on our hotel. I am sorry that we did not meet your expectations. Hopefully, we get another opportunity to redeem ourselves. More 

Vevey, Switzerland
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205 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent two nights. Duriing the first, the beds stank, a soort of chemical smell. In the morning, I asked for another room and was told there was none, so I cancelled the second night. And suddenly, another room was available! What an attitude! A minor gripe: i do not appreciate eatiingg breakfast to thetune of Fox propaganda. Please usea nneutral... More 

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Jessica B, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Lakefront Hotel, responded to this review

Mojave, First, I wanted to apologize for not meeting your expectations on your recent stay in Manitowoc. We do strive to meet all of our guest expectations when they choose to stay with us and I am sorry that we did not meet yours. Hopefully, we get another chance to redeem ourselves. More 

St Peters, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Along the lake and adjacent to downtown. There is a nice walkway along the lake that takes you to the marina and a small beach. Breakfast was good too. The "lakeview" was limited out our side of the hotel though. Not worth the extra fee.

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Jessica B, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Lakefront Hotel, responded to this review

Melody, Thank you for writing a review on our hotel. I am glad that you enjoyed your recent stay here in Manitowoc. I do apologize that the room that you received did not have a great view of the lake. Hopefully, we get another chance to have you stay with us in the future. More 

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