Rockers on the porch and swings for relaxing, lodge like atmosphere, definitely a throw back to a time of no tv, internet, or cell phone usage. 150 steps to the water down a pretty steep hill.
Didn't learn that the toilet in our room was broken until 9:30 ish pm when we settled in for the night. Nothing gross, it just overflowed. We called the front desk and got a recorded message. So we went downstairs to the front desk and saw a post it note that said to call #103 or see the night manager in room #3. No one was in room #3, no one answered the phone at #103 except again a recorded message. There was a book in our room that gave some 'alternative' phone numbers. Called a couple of times then when we finally reached someone, he was huffy but said he would be there in 15 minutes. Around 10:30 I had two elderly gentlemen crammed in our tiny bathroom violently plunging. One of them kept flushing making water run all over the floor. There was definitely comic relief in the conversation we listened to for half an hour but after a day of travel and the beach, humor was fading. We inquired as to just moving to another room but received a harsh 'be patient it is only 8 pm' from the eldest man. I glanced at the watch on his wrist which had been put on upside down. It was 10:45. The other gentleman said they were booked and there were no other rooms. So we waited, more thrashing, then finally one of the men emerged sloshing mop and bucket. The oldest gentleman was still flushing the toilet over and over commenting on needing a plumber. We received instructions that a plumber would come at 10 am the next morning and given the plunger. We asked if it was usable tonight, the eldest gentleman said yes and proceeded to flush it again. Yup it flushed without spilling over, we thanked them and they left. The pictures attached are of the dried toilet paper stuck to the floor discovered the next morning. Also, our view less room and the dark hallways.
After a long night on a hard full size bed that passed it's prime decades ago with ancient polyester filled pillows and 100 count hole ridden sheets we were packed and out by 8 am.
I don't mind quirky or rustic but too many things have been unchecked at what probably was a grand resort once upon a time. Now it is in need of basic amenities and at $180 a night, we really over paid.
- Also Known As:
- Lakeside Hotel Lakeside
- Lakeside Inn Michigan