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Beachfront Hotel Houghton Lake Michigan
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   4990 W Houghton Lake Dr, Houghton Lake, MI 48626   |  
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Ranked #2 of 14 hotels in Houghton Lake
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“Great service simplicity beautiful views!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here for my best friends wedding with my kids. Pool, hot tub clean! Game room was down due to remodeling of carpet. Rooms were decent, we had the beach front walk out which made it nice to walk out to beach and sit on patio. They were very accomdating.

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Cadillac, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

This is not just your average hotel in Houghton Lake!!! The packages they offer with the rooms are phenomenal!! I just had my bachorlette party and my best friends and I had a BLAST!!! The room was all decked out in bride to be goodies and had tons of snacks waiting for us and champagne was on ice when we came in!! The room nice and clean and had that comfortable feeling about it!!! We went to the pool was and the Hot tub was nice and hot!!! as it should be :) I defiantly recommend Beachfront again and again :)

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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Shelby Township, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

Fantastic, our bride and groom Brian and Melanie had the most wonderful wedding on Saturday night, an intimate affair of only 100 guests, the Bride and Groom reserved several great hotel rooms on the first floor, walk outs to a beautiful beach. they brought in the caterer, the bartenders, the cupcakes and the DJ (Barry Alan entertainers) and the tents. But how beautiful it was. They didn't miss a trick from the lanterns being lifted into the sky over the beach as an intimate "wishing moment" to the hot dog barbecue at the end of the night and (of course) the bonfire, as the bide and groom snuggled in Jeans late into the night. The staff was absolutely wonderful, the last minute details were handled beautifully, from our hunting for a last minute bungee, to forgetting the wine cork openers, the staff bought and brought several down to the wedding itself for the last minute extras that only a very dedicated and on top staff can provide for a wedding. Hat's off to manager Samantha Wallace, she is the best!

Room Tip: Definately Go to the beach front walkouts-they are fantastic for families, friends and lovers.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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Utica, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

We just got home from my sister's wedding at the Beachfront Hotel. We stayed Thurs-Sunday, as the wedding was on Saturday. The ceremony was on the beach, and the reception was held under two tents on the lawn area. All guests were provided with a hotel room on Saturday night, so we had the majority of the hotel booked with our guests.

The hotel and the grounds were in great shape. I can't even begin to explain how accommodating Samantha and the staff were. We were assisted morning, noon, and night. With this being the first large wedding held entirely at the Beachfront, Samantha made sure that there were no details left to chance. She had notes on everything we had talked about at a meeting earlier in the year, and continued to update her notes throughout the entire weekend. If you are considering having a wedding or family reunion in the area, I would not hesitate to give them a call.

Some fabulous 'bonus' features:

* Our immediate family booked all of the ground level rooms, and were able to enter our rooms with ease during the entire event through the doorwalls
* We had access to a bonfire pit on the beach
* There is an outdoor 'cabana bar' type of fixture on the beach with a grill and grilling tools, as well as several picnic tables. We cooked up hotdogs for our guests as a midnight snack!
* Awesome view
* Clean beach - entire beach was raked every morning
* Boat dock - the groom and family arrived to the ceremony by boat
* Free Continental breakfast - standard with the addition of a waffle
* Clean indoor pool and hot tub

*** Please note if you are reading through older reviews - as it threw me off a bit - this hotel is recently under new ownership and has also been updated/renovated. The photos of the teal linens and such that are online do the hotel no justice, as all room linens are new and very nice. ***

We are looking to take a weekend trip this summer, as I can enjoy the beach at the Hotel, while my boyfriend can visit some of the area's golf courses. (He hit up two this weekend!)

THANK YOU again to the Beachfront staff ~ they really worked hard to help create the vision of the bride and groom's special day.

I highly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed June 2013, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013 via mobile

Just needed a room for one night while my boat was being worked on down the street. The staff is friendly and very helpful. The room was much more than I thought it would be. A pleasant surprise. And a wonderful view of the lake and private beach. Will be coming back again when I'm in the area.

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

My boyfriend and I stayed here on our way further up north. The hotel staff was very accommodating on my request for extra pillows late at night. We only stayed for a few hours but I would stay there again if I needed a night in Houghton right on the beach.

Room Tip: Walk-out on the beach on the 1st floor
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013 via mobile

When we decided to stay for just a night in Houghton Lake, we thought that we would just check-in, stay a night, and be out. But we were tremendously wrong! When we first checked in at the front desk, they gave us a key card with bite marks in it. What's more, the card said Motel 6 , was it stolen or something? We were like fine...no big deal. But right when we stepped into our room, something was wrong. The room must have been below 50 degrees and there was no way I was going to sleep in my coat. We called down to the front desk to complain and were told that we should turn the thermostat on... except when we tried, it wasn't working. So the lady at the desk said fine and gave us a new room card for another room. But that one was even colder!! Our third room was the same. We finally decided to just stay in our first room and so we unpacked and went out to dinner. When we came back, we got ready for bed, (the bathroom was dirty and the sink was broken) , but we finally got to bed under sheets that smelled like smoke and had burn holes in them. We weren't happy enough to check out the next morning!!

Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Beachfront Hotel Houghton Lake Michigan

Address: 4990 W Houghton Lake Dr, Houghton Lake, MI 48626
Location: United States > Michigan > Houghton Lake
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Ski-In / Ski-Out Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 14 hotels in Houghton Lake
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Beachfront Hotel Houghton Lake Michigan 2*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Beautiful sandy beach on Michigan's largest inland lake, featuring barbecue grills, picnic tables, fire pit, indoor pool and hot tub, free boat dock for your boat, or jet ski, free wi-fi, continental breakfast, 48 rooms with private balconies, 12 jacuzzi rooms to enjoy for your special occasion, family friendly, great for weddings, family reunions, golf outings, birthday parties, graduations, wedding packages available, group discounts. Centrally located close to the heart of bud bash and tip up town. Banquet facility located adjacent to the hotel to accommodate parties as large as 150 people. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Best Western Houghton Lake
Beachfront Hotel Houghton Lake
Houghton Lake Best Western

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