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“Family Fun” 5 of 5 stars
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Travelodge Houghton
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   215 Shelden Avenue, Houghton, MI 49931 (Formerly Best Value King's Inn)   |  
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Ranked #6 of 7 Hotels in Houghton
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“Family Fun”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

We stayed for a weekend of skiing before leaving my son at Mich Tech. We were able to bring our dog, who is part of our family. Had a GREAT stay. It's an older hotel, but it was cozy and clean. The beds are extra comfy and the location of the hotel is great! Staff was also very friendly. Can't wait to go back.

  • Stayed January 2014, 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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013 via mobile

The rooms was clean, but there was obvious wear and tear. The hallways are not heated, and were obviously added after the original structure was built in the 70s. They made the walk from the room to the pool/hot tub/sauna and from the pool area back to the room in 14 degree weather less than ideal. Don't expect to plug in your phone and leave it on the night stand, unless you've brought an extension cord as even the lamp cord stretches across open space to the outlet. Plenty of scuff marks on the wall and cracked plaster too. On the plus side, the bed and pillows were very comfortable and the desk clerks were very nice.

  • Stayed December 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013 via mobile

The beds are comfortable, it has a convenient location, the breakfast is adequate and thats about all the good I can say about it.
We stayed 2 nights while in town for my brothers graduation. We had two rooms, one with two beds and a suite with two beds and a couch with a pullout bed.
The first morning our smaller room had no hot water. When we called the front desk the clerk was sarcastic and unapologetic. She told us "yeah, you and 15 other rooms have no hot water, its a popular shower time (about 8 am) so wait 15 minutes and try again." After she told us how many rooms didnt have hot water we suggested they have maintence check the water heater to which she replied that the water heater was working perfectly fine and to keep trying it. Luckily, our other room (located next door) had hot water so we could all get ready. Before leaving for the morning we asked the clerk about the hot water again and she told us that 27 rooms were now without hot water and that a maintenance worker was "on their way".
We were gone for 3 hours and upon returning the room had lukewarm water but still no hot. My sister then decided to use the jacuzzi tub in our suite which did not work (the same rude desk employee informed us that most of their jacuzzi tubs dont work and thats why they dont advertise them). After all of this, my mother went to the front desk to demand some money be taken off our bill for the frustration and the worker was only able to take off $29. When my mom asked to see the manager she was informed the manager is unavailable on weekends. What kind of hotel manager 1) has weekends off when thats the time they do most of their business and 2) would refrain from working graduation weekend in a college town?
We called corporate and were told that they will contact the manager and inform them of our complaints and it could take up to 4 days for them to call us back and if we don't feel satisfied with how the manager handles the situation we are welcome to call the corporate office back.
Our last night I decided to take a bath and was horrified to see thick black mold covering the inside of the jacuzzi jets. DISGUSTING! There was even mold floating in the water as the tub filled!
Next time I stay in the Houghton area I am DEFINITELY staying somewhere else!!!

  • Stayed December 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Travelodge215, General Manager at Travelodge Houghton, responded to this review, December 17, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback. I would also like to thank you for your compliments regarding our pillowtop beds and our downtown location. We are continuallly working to improve our service and property. We were very busy this past weekend. There were a lot of people taking showers at the same time for the graduation ceremony. I am sorry for the inconvenience of the inadequate hot water. I would also like to point out that even though there were only a few rooms that were affected, and not the amount that you posted, we do take this matter very seriously. The water heaters were checked to ensure there were no maintenance issues. We have addressed this so it does not happen again. If you would like to speak with me further please call me. My name is Amy. Thank you.
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Address: 215 Shelden Avenue, Houghton, MI 49931 (Formerly Best Value King's Inn)
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Location: United States > Michigan > Upper Peninsula > Houghton
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
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Ranked #6 of 7 Hotels in Houghton
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Hotel Class:2 star — Travelodge Houghton 2*
Number of rooms: 80
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