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“Our comfortable home away from home in Houghton” 4 of 5 stars
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Country Inns & Suites Houghton
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   919 Razorback Dr, Houghton, MI 49931   |  
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Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Houghton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Grosse Pointe, Michigan
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
20 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Our comfortable home away from home in Houghton”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

Our son, a third year student at Michigan Tech, makes us a frequent visitor to the Houghton area. The Country Inn & Suites is always our number one choice when planning our trips there. We've stayed at this CI & S in all seasons, at busy times, at quiet times – and our experiences, for the most part, have always been positive ones. Front desk staff is always friendly and helpful. The rooms are always clean and have had some updates (flat screen TVs, fresh comforters). Parking is easy. The breakfast area is nice and large – compared to other CI & S. Plenty of tables and an overflow room. Breakfast selections are good, although I'm an oatmeal fan – so I'm always happy to see that they offer hot oatmeal and not really looking over the other options – however, they are plentiful. On the negative side - one thing I always notice when I stay here is that the water pressure at the sink isn't so great. The shower is fine, but in all the rooms I've stayed in, there's low water pressure at the sink. The only other problem we've had here was once this summer… we had hoped to check in before dinner to freshen up (about 5 pm – check in is at 3 pm) and was told our room wasn't ready. And in fact, there wasn't one room ready that we could have (if we were to switch room types). We had the option of dropping our bags off in our dirty room that was currently being cleaned – or putting our luggage back in the car. We ended up just putting it in the room and ran into the maintenance man changing the beds. Obviously, they were short on help that day. They did adjust our bill a bit. The other time we were disappointed was more recently. We had been offered an "anniversary special" from CI & S Houghton (by e-mail) – 20% off the room rate and a complimentary bottle of champagne and chocolates. We took advantage of this special being in Houghton for Michigan Tech's parents weekend in mid-October. (we only stayed Sunday night, as it was booked solid over the weekend) We did receive the 20% off that night, but the champagne and chocolates never showed up. Disappointing (it was our 25th anniversary!)…and felt a little ignored that weekend (especially being a frequent guest) as the front desk never asked us how we liked our room as we checked out. No use bringing the forgotten anniversary special up then – too late. Regardless, the Country Inn and Suites is a super nice place to stay while in Houghton. We also like it's location right next door to the Mine Shaft restaurant and bowling alley. It's a great place to get a quick bite, or watch sports on their huge TVs. Nice we can walk there from our hotel. Although we've had just a few disappointments, the Country Inn and Suites will always be our first choice when staying in Houghton.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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KJacobsVPZMC, Guest Relations Manager at Country Inns & Suites Houghton, responded to this review, November 9, 2012
I am so sorry we dropped the ball about your anniversary and hope you will accept my sincere apologies. After a bit of research I learned that a new team member who didn't know about your package was on duty, and I have since made sure that all team members are familiary with all the details of all our packages and promotions. I'm sorry, too, for the other issues you've mentioned and will use your review to improve our opertation overall. We really appreciate your business and loyalty, and your recognition of jobs well done by our team. We look forward to welcoming you back and serving you again soon.
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Dodge Center, Minnesota, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012 via mobile

Our room was very clean and comfortable. The free breakfast offered a nice selection. Our kids enjoyed the pool too. The location is convenient and there are a number of restaurants close by. We would definitely consider staying here on future trips to Houghton.

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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KJacobsVPZMC, Guest Relations Manager at Country Inns & Suites Houghton, responded to this review, October 21, 2012
Thanks for choosing to stay with us and for writing your nice review. I'm glad you were happy with the service and accommodations we provide and look forward to serving you again on your future trips to Houghton.
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Saginaw, Michigan
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

Really enjoyed this hotel stay. The room was updated and clean. The staff were very friendly. Always had tea and snacks ready -- nice on a cooler, autumn day. Definitely recommend this hotel. If you're an MTU family, ask for the discount.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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KJacobsVPZMC, Guest Relations Manager at Country Inns & Suites Houghton, responded to this review, October 16, 2012
Thank you for your recent visit and for taking the time to make your very first TA review and recommendation about our hotel. MTU is a great school, and we look forward to welcoming you back the next time you come to Houghton.
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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11 hotel reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

A little dated compared to the Comfort Suites we stayed in just prior to this stop. But, clean and with a view out the window of trees and grass. We stayed in Room 226. Some noise but did not bother us. Breakfast was good, with cooked oatmeal a surprise. Sat out front on nice bench and enjoyed the coffee, tea and cookies from front lobby. Used 15% discount provided by the hotel to have dinner at a nearby Perkins. Actually the best Perkins I have ever eaten in. My wife normally cannot stand a Perkins Restaurant but liked this one. Close to both downtown Houghton and Hancock. Would stay again.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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KJacobsVPZMC, Guest Relations Manager at Country Inns & Suites Houghton, responded to this review, October 14, 2012
Thank you for sharing your comments about your recent visit to Houghton. I'm glad you had a good expereince here and at the local Perkins Restaurant. We look forward to welcoming you back and serving you again soon.
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Rapid River, MI
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

Not enough soundproofing between floors. Otherwise not bad. Get 3rd floor room or forget it. Fairly good breakfast with cooked oatmeal. Also breakfast coffee is excellent. Would not stay there again unless a top floor was available.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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KJacobsVPZMC, Guest Relations Manager at Country Inns & Suites Houghton, responded to this review, October 1, 2012
I'm sorry you were bothered by noise here during your recent visit and offer my apologies. I am glad you liked our breakfast and coffee, and hope we will have a room that suits you the next time you visit Houghton.
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Street, Maryland
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

We stayed at Country Inn when taking my son to Tech. Hotel is close to restaurants and not far from downtown. Nice/large room, clean pool and spa, and loved the breakfast. He tea, fruit, cookies, and breakfast bars available all day in the lobby. Recommend this hotel when in Houghton.

  • Stayed August 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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KJacobsVPZMC, Guest Relations Manager at Country Inns & Suites Houghton, responded to this review, October 1, 2012
Thank you for your recent visit and nice comments and recommendation. I'm glad you were happy with the service and accommodations we provide, and look forward to welcoming you back the next time you visit your son at Tech.
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St. Louis, MO
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22 reviews 22 reviews
22 hotel reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

My initial experience with a Country Inn & Suites made me tentative to stay at this property. But my travel agent insisted my experience in Jackson, MS last October was atypical so I relented. Despite checking in in a less than objective frame of mind, I must admit that I had a pleasant stay. The rooms were large and comfy, the breakfast was good, and the staff was friendly. Granted it was not quite the quality of most Marriott or Hilton properties that I prefer, but for the price, this was a good hotel. I'll have no concerns with this chain again. One tip -- despite the 15% off cards at the front desk, avoid the restaurant next door as the food is well below average.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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KJacobsVPZMC, Guest Relations Manager at Country Inns & Suites Houghton, responded to this review, September 21, 2012
Thank you for trusting your travel agent and sharing your experience. I'm really glad to hear you enjoyed your stay, and that Country Inn & Suites are back on your approved hotel list. Everyone here wants to meet the needs and exceed the expectations of our guests, and we really appreciate your acknowledgement of jobs well done. We look forward to welcoming you back the next time you are in Houghton.
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Address: 919 Razorback Dr, Houghton, MI 49931
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Location: United States > Michigan > Upper Peninsula > Houghton
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Houghton
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Hotel Class:2.5 star — Country Inns & Suites Houghton 2.5*
Number of rooms: 75
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