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“has potential, but is disappointing” 3 of 5 stars
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Crooked River Lodge
6845 US 31 N, Alanson, MI 49706 (Formerly Clarion Collection)   |  
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Alanson
Chesterfield, Michigan
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“has potential, but is disappointing”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2010

This is a great looking hotel with an awesome location. Nice views with well appointed rooms. But then it is somewhat disappointing. The continental breakfast was lacking. The pool was not properly treated. The wake up service did not work. And lastly, we were almost charged twice for our room. And the bumps in the night - continued all night. This hotel could be so much more. I would not recommend it to any one.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Minneapolis, MN
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44 reviews 44 reviews
16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2010

Crooked River Lodge is a few miles off I-75 in northern Michigan, but it's a nice alternative to chain motels. The lodge has a northwoods theme, a little over the top in the rooms, but it's pleasant and comfortable. The setting makes for a nice break if you're traveling long distances by car, as we were. Each room has a small balcony overlooking a large yard and the river.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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davison
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2010

Ok we stayed once that was enough. If you do not like dogs do not stay here. we do like dogs but the young one kept jumping on us. th man yelled at us told us not to pet the dog. Well kinda hard not to pet him when it is jumping on you. They are allowed in the breaKfast room which I feel they should not. The younger dog took a sniff of my waffel The pool was nice The motel was nice it was the dogs. The people were not to friendly either.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Mackinac Island, MI
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2010

We have been driving past this hotel for years. Glad we finally stayed here. Will stay again

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Fenton, Michigan
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35 reviews 35 reviews
25 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2010

Hotel has friendly staff, large rooms with queen beds and decent size bathrooms. Hotel is relatively updated (not new but not old either) and nice pool and hot tub. Breakfast was the only disappointment, little selection and weak coffee.

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2009

We stayed the day after XMAS thru 31st. Staff was GREAT rooms, service the WHOLE lodge was BEAUTIFUL !!
They rent sleds right there, and the trails strart across the street to go everywhere.
They sit just outside of town, and Petosky is minutes away. Nob's Nob & Boyne Highlands are 10min. down the road.
Owners and the whole staff are really GREAT people!
CHECK IT OUT @ CROOKED RIVER LODGE

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Washington
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2009

Great place to stay!! Very Large rooms, Comfy Beds, Very Clean, Beautiful Decor. Very Very nice family owned lodge.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 6845 US 31 N, Alanson, MI 49706 (Formerly Clarion Collection)
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Location: United States > Michigan > Emmet County > Alanson
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Alanson
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 42
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Stafford's Crooked River Lodge and Suites is conveniently located on US 31 just 1 mile north of Alanson and 12 miles north of Petoskey. We are also 9 miles south of the Pellston international airport. Now under Stafford's Hospitality management we have deeded access to neaby snowmobile and recreation trails and a beautiful vista of the historic Inland Waterway for every room. Newly renovated indoor pool and common areas with 40 spacious family and group friendly rooms and suites. "Your up North adventure starts here" is our promise of a unique and true experience that travelers have come to expect in this beautiful landscape we call home. Let us share our "home" with you. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Crooked River Hotel Alanson
Clarion Alanson
Alanson Clarion

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