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“Affordable” 3 of 5 stars
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Lodge at Charlevoix
120 Michigan Avenue, Charlevoix, MI 49720-1803   |  
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Ranked #6 of 8 Hotels in Charlevoix
Grand Rapids, MI
Top Contributor
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26 hotel reviews
Reviews in 40 cities Reviews in 40 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Affordable”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2012

It is never easy to get reservations in Charlevoix for the Venetian Festival. We made our reservations at The Lodge back in December for July dates. This is a very affordable hotel, relatively speaking, and the location is excellent. Parking is difficult in downtown Charlevoix, when it's a busy weekend so you can park at The Lodge and walk to any place that's worth going to.
The rooms though very dated, are comfortable and clean. We were on the go all weekend and didn't need to spend a lot of time in the room. The little tv had my kids a bit bummed out, but
who needs to watch tv in Charlevoix? We would stay here again, as this place is at least 100.00
a night cheaper than any of the other hotels downtown and all of the folks were very friendly and accommodating.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Naples, Florida
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2012

WE could not find nice accomodations until we drove into Charlevoix. The LODGE was located close to the river, very price friendly, and accomodations fit our needs. We walked thru town, had dinner, and nice ice creame for desert. We did check out two other properties and spent two evenings at the Lodge. Friendly staff, comp breakfast, and clean rooms. Jim from Naples Florida.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Detroit Metro Area
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2012

Perhaps in the past there have been problems, BUT WE SAW NO EVIDENCE OF THEM. The room, lobby, breakfast area, pool, etc. were sparkling clean. Cleaner than some much more expensive hotels that we have been to. I guess that if you were planning a lot of time in your hotel room that you might have been disappointed in the slightly dated appearance and the occasional crack in the tile. BUT, if you were planning to enjoy Charlevoix and want a clean comforable place to rest in between your adventures, this is the place. The walk to town and to the beach are so easy. No worries about parking or the traffic. We enjoyed our stay and hope to be able to stay there again.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Grand Rapids, Michigan
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2012

Had a great stay at this casual lodge. Charming and very clean. It is older and not fancy with a somewhat 60's style. Family operated and family friendly. Loved our stay there and will be going back soon!

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Granville, Ohio
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2012

I was scared when we went into our room and i'm not kidding. This is an older hotel with charm on the outside - the lobby is older but charming in it's own way, so I kept my fingers crossed our room would be decent. For a basic night's sleep it is fine, but we had bugs on our floor and a dead bat that was hanging on the outside of our screen. If it wasn't for that, I would probably give it three stars. I will say that we got one of the last rooms available, so all of the rooms might not be representative of this one, but it was a little scary. The continental breakfast in the morning was lovely.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Columbus, Ohio
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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2012

This motel is located within walking distance of the downtown Charlevoix and is across the street from Lake Michigan. It is also pet friendly. From the exterior, the motel is a 1970's style motor court which presents very well. Rooms are exterior entrance. We stayed in Unit 29 which was extremely large and very clean. The room had two queen beds, cable tv and a mini fridge. The bathroom, although dated in decor, was very clean, functional and in very good condition. A very light continental breakfast is included. The front desk staff was very friendly and eager to answer questions about the area. A great bargained-priced motel for the night or for an extended stay in the area.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Charlevoix, Mi.
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157 reviews 157 reviews
98 hotel reviews
Reviews in 108 cities Reviews in 108 cities
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2012 via mobile

Short walk downtown, beach and lighthouse. Nice outdoor pool. Stayed many time and never an issue

  • Stayed September 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Lodge at Charlevoix

Address: 120 Michigan Avenue, Charlevoix, MI 49720-1803
Location: United States > Michigan > Charlevoix County > Charlevoix
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 8 Hotels in Charlevoix
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 40
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