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Hotels with smoking rooms

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Hotels with smoking rooms


Does anyone know of any hotels in Downtown Grand Rapids that have smoking rooms?

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1. Re: Hotels with smoking rooms

Legally none. Michigan has adopted a new law during the last year. I took this from a FAQ on Michigan.gov site.

"Are hotel/motel guest rooms included in the smoke free law?

Yes. Guest rooms must be smoke free as of May 1, 2010.


With that said I was watching the news last night and a bar owner in Grand Rapids was complaining that he was following the law but others weren't and he was losing business to them. Maybe there's a hotel willing to break the law?

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2. Re: Hotels with smoking rooms

Thanks for the info Rono. I had heard about Michigan adopting the smoke-free law, but did not know that it applied to all hotel rooms. In the search I've done so far, they are all showing "100% smoke-free". I was really hoping I was missing something:(

If anyone knows of one bending the rules, you can p.m. me if you don't want to put it on here publicly. I would greatly appreciate it.

Manistique, Michigan
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for Manistique, Curtis
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3. Re: Hotels with smoking rooms

You might want to try calling Mom and Pop places and see if they maybe able to help.

Detroit, MI
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4. Re: Hotels with smoking rooms

Indian run casino hotels may be the only option as they are not subject to the law. I would highly doubt that you will find any that are bending the rules. There is no need since the competition is in the same boat. More likely they will hit you with a $100+ cleaning fee if they find you smoked in the room.

Finding someplace with a balcony, or a motel that makes it easy to step outside is probably your best bet.

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5. Re: Hotels with smoking rooms

Thanks everyone for the info. I just think at this point I'll pass on staying in Michigan. I'm not having any luck with places that will even allow you to smoke on the balcony, so I'll take my smoking tourist dollars elsewhere. We were looking forward to the International Wine & Food Festival in Grand Rapids. Guess we'll find somewhere else to go.

I really do appreciate all of the help though.

Grand Rapids
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6. Re: Hotels with smoking rooms

You are kidding me? Stop smoking and help save a life or two, especially mine. I love the non smoking rules in hotels and restaurants/bars. If I wanted to wear and taste cigarettes, I wouldve dumped some of the ash trays in my drink and on my shirt. No thanks!

Sorry to preach, but to cancel a vacation to a State because of this is the biggest bunch of non sense I have heard to date.

Thanks, but maybe Ohio will fit your needs better?


Manistique, Michigan
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for Manistique, Curtis
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7. Re: Hotels with smoking rooms

All of us that travel pick where we would like to go. If Michigan does not want to let people that smoke stay in a motel, why visit Michigan if you are a smoker.

Some states that ban smoking in public areas and restaurant/bars still allow motels/hotels to set aside rooms where smoking is allowed.

Michigan did not and so Michigan will have people like tat2dhelen looking for other places to spend his/her dollars.

Edited: 1:01 pm, November 02, 2010
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8. Re: Hotels with smoking rooms

I guess then that Chicago & Massachusetts will be losing out on their "tourist dollars." That's fine, though, because they can have mine.

No need to make this topic so melodramatic.

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