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“In reference to Rude Owner Coment” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Crystal Lake Resort

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498 North Michigan Avenue, Benzonia, MI 49617   |  
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Benzonia
Madison Heights, Michigan
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“In reference to Rude Owner Coment”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2011

My family happened to be staying at Crystal Lake Resort the time you are referring to and witnessed the incident, let's be honest none of you were a guest at the resort and you intruded on their private beach. I have been staying here for the past 20 years and Bob and his wife have been nothing but gracious to us each and every time. If anyone was rude it was all of you! I bet a simple may we take some pictures on your private beach (even though we are not a guest here) would have been a better way to go about it.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2010

My friend and I were driving south from Traverse City and just stumbled upon this place as it was getting late and we weren't sure if we'd find any place else beyond that. Called the number on the door (as office was closed) and a gentleman showed up within 5 minutes. The room was small but very clean, quiet and comfortable. New carpet, clean bedding and pristine bathroom with towels and soap. Parking is free (motel style) and so is the WiFi (make sure you ask for the password). We didn't discover the best part, unfortunately, till it was time to leave. The hotel sits on Eastern corner of Crystal lake (a large natural lake, separate from Lake Michigan). The hotel has a private beach at the back with beach chairs and a small pier. I can only imagine how gorgeous the sunset mush be from that view (as you face the West, standing on the edge of the lake). There is also coffee in the office in the morning. Paid less than $90 for the room with a queen bed in peak tourist season... not a bad deal at all. This is certainly a hidden gym in the midst of larger much more expensive hotels in the area. I will definitely stay here next time in need a place to crash in the area.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Additional Information about Crystal Lake Resort

Address: 498 North Michigan Avenue, Benzonia, MI 49617
Location: United States > Michigan > Benzie County > Benzonia
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Benzonia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 24
Also Known As:
Crystal Lake Hotel Benzonia
Crystal Lake Resort Michigan/Benzonia

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