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“Decent motel for cool weather” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Lake Fanny Hooe Resort & Campground

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505 Second Street, Copper Harbor, MI 49918   |  
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Ranked #3 of 8 Hotels in Copper Harbor
Chicago, Illinois
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74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
“Decent motel for cool weather”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2010

We had never been up to the UP, much less Copper Harbor, so we came prepared for dated lodging and a rougher way of life. The folks at Fanny Hooe were nothing but nice to us - maybe because we weren't party-hardy biker/ATV punks? (Not that I saw any on property, but there were a few in town.)

That was the good part. The bad part was staying in a motel with no air conditioning in 90 degree weather . It was near impossible to sleep and mornings were sweaty. Sure it was our bad luck to come during a hot spell, but it was really uncomfortable. The room itself was tiny and dated, but frankly, all the motels in town looked old too.

Sadly, I can't recommend this motel unless it's fall or winter.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ResortManagement2, Guest Relations Manager at Lake Fanny Hooe Resort & Campground, responded to this review, November 8, 2011
We are sorry this reviewer had to be here during a few of our rare summer “hot days”. Air conditioning is not common this far north. On some years, we have actually had it snow on the 4th of July! Part of the charm of the village of Copper Harbor is our quaintness and the feeling of stepping back in time. You won’t find any strip malls, fast food joints or chain hotels here.
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
1 review
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2010

We stayed at this campground for one night in August for a triathlon race nearby. Since the race was very early in the morning we asked for a late checkout by ~ 1 hour to pick up our tents AFTER the race instead of doing this in the dark in the morning. That was obviously not an option
The tent sites are furthest away from that single bathroom. I am surprised that RV-owners with their individual "bathrooms" need to be closer to the single bathroom facility of the campsite.
Fees have to be paid for EVERYTHING: even when a visitor (who does not stay overnight) comes by. What is this - I never heard of a hotel having this kind of policy.
Overpriced: while other campsites lets us (4 people in two small backpacking tents) stay at ONE campsite we had to pay for 2 although they easily fitted on one - this is ridiculous.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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ResortManagement2, Guest Relations Manager at Lake Fanny Hooe Resort & Campground, responded to this review, November 8, 2011
All of our guests are subject to the same rules and policies. We cannot make exceptions for some and not others. In order for our operation to run smoothly, it is not possible to change our policies to conform to everyone’s individual likings and schedules. We know the identity of this reviewer and these complaints are unwarranted. They were informed of the checkout time, visitor policy and rates when they made their reservation. They also acknowledged the acceptance of these policies when they checked-in before any money was received. There were campsites available within ten feet of the bathrooms if they would have made it known they wanted to be close to the restrooms.
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Kentucky
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2010

This is our second trip to the UP for vacation. Lake Fanny Hooe is so relaxing, our room was clean and well stocked, and staff was friendly and helpful. We will be back next year.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 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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ResortManagement2, Guest Relations Manager at Lake Fanny Hooe Resort & Campground, responded to this review, November 8, 2011
Thank you for your continued support. We enjoy seeing our repeat guests every year and appreciate the reviews.
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
1 review
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2010

Rude from the moment we entered. No greeting, only warnings of what we could not do. Paid all the "fees". We knew within 30 min. we wanted to leave. No wonder there are no refunds. Small, dirty beach. Water is mucky. Goose poop everywhere. Too many flies for a picnic. No one swam in the 3 days we were there despite blistering hot temperatures. Hot, stuffy room. Was provided a 6" fan to cool room. Kitchenette was useless. Sheets too small for mattress so pulled off bed everynight. Yuck. This place has a for sale sign on it - no wonder.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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ResortManagement2, Guest Relations Manager at Lake Fanny Hooe Resort & Campground, responded to this review, November 8, 2011
Our property is located in the middle of a forest and on a lake. As hard as we try, we cannot control the insects and wildlife living here. We also have no control on the weather. While our summers are usually mild, we do occasionally have some warm days during the summer. If this reviewer had conveyed their dissatisfaction, at the time of their stay, they would have been offered a refund. Vacationing in the wilderness is not for everyone.
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Saint Louis, Missouri
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2010

Beautiful, Clean, Well Managed Resort - We Can't Wait To Go Back...Peaceful, Relaxing, Fun, You Will Not Find Better. What a great place to vacation - super clean, exceptionally managed, relaxing, everything worked as it should, the lake and boats were awesome as were the bike trails. Talk about being one with nature. The owners were very accommodating allowing pets and providing all of the following on-site: firewood, ice, propane, camp store, cable hook up, high speed internet, clubhouse, games, playground, showers, laundry, trash dump, and RV dump station. With all other attractions and restaurants within walking distance, it does not get any better. We had a great time and can't wait to go back. There is no comparison, the state park is terrible, loud and just miserable compared to this place. We can't say enough about this beautiful resort and how clean and well managed that it is and how much we enjoyed ourselves.

  • Stayed August 2010, 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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ResortManagement2, Guest Relations Manager at Lake Fanny Hooe Resort & Campground, responded to this review, November 8, 2011
Thank you for taking the time to send in your review. We value your comments and hope you will return to see us again soon.
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Hustisford, Wisconsin
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2010

We spent two evenings camping at Lake Fanny Hooe campground and had a very pleasant experience, nice size spaces, clean, well managed,quiet. The available boat rentals were a real plus. Also having the bike trail behind the campground was really nice. Thanks for a great stay!

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ResortManagement2, Guest Relations Manager at Lake Fanny Hooe Resort & Campground, responded to this review, November 8, 2011
Thank you for your review and staying at our campground. We appreciate the positive feedback.
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Bergland, MI
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2010

We pull a travel trailer and use our RV for leisure, because we own lake property in Michigan's UP but seldom venture out to see more of the area. Copper Harbor is wonderful and you couldn't find a better place to park your RV than Fanny Hooe. The owners are on site all the time, cleaning, mowing and keeping everything in tip top shape. We will recommend this resort to friends who camp and we plan to return for another stay. These days, it's hard to find business people who take their work seriously. These folks do! The cleanliness and orderliness speaks for itself. Come to Fanny Hooe Resort! If you snowmobile, they offer winter lodging, too. Shopping is a short walk away and the restaurants have great food. Artists abound and the Lake Superior views are magnificent .If you don't RV, they offer adorable cabins and a lovely motel unit with rooms overlooking the lake. Rent a parking space or rent a cabin/room. You won't be sorry and you will be anxious to return! Bravo to the owners!

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ResortManagement2, Guest Relations Manager at Lake Fanny Hooe Resort & Campground, responded to this review, November 8, 2011
Thank you for all of your praise and support. We do put 100% of all of our blood, sweat, tears and money into our resort to try to make it the best it can be. We’re glad to know it is being appreciated.
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Address: 505 Second Street, Copper Harbor, MI 49918
Location: United States > Michigan > Upper Peninsula > Copper Harbor
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 8 Hotels in Copper Harbor
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 17
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Seasonal resort with two-bedroom cottages and lakefront motel with kitchenettes and individual balconies on historic Lake Fanny Hooe and bordering 250,000 acres of northern wilderness. Modern campground with water/electric and full hook-up sites for tents and RVs. Centrally located and walking distance to most of Copper Harbor's shops and restaurants. Great fishing spot with many nearby attractions such as Ft. Wilkins State Park, Copper Harbor Lighthouse, Brockway Mountain, Isle Royale National Park,and Lake Superior. Resort amenities include clubhouse with hot showers and clean bathrooms, indoor fireplace, game & snack room, sandy swimming beach, outdoor fire pits, picnic tables, grills, gift shop/camp store, LP gas, dump station, laundromat, playground, and boat rentals on premise. Direct access to hiking, biking and ATV trails. ... more   less 

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