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“Clean, average motel.” 3 of 5 stars
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Junction Highway M-123 & Whitefish Point Road, Paradise, MI 49768 (Formerly "Howard Johnson")   |  
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Ranked #3 of 5 Hotels in Paradise
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“Clean, average motel.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2012

Front desk staff was very friendly. Gave us the aaa rate and called the pizza place down the road for us to make sure we could get delivery before they closed. Room was clean and typical for an older motel. No frills but quiet. We were traveling with no reservations and were pleased with the service. Coffee juice and donuts in the morning is more of a courtesy than a breakfast. Beds were fine.

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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North Las Vegas, Nevada
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96 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2012 via mobile

There aren't many places to stay, or eat in Paradise. The hotel was OK, at best. The desk staff were not helpful and often absent. There is an ice machine you have to pay to use, and even then rarely worked. The room was good size, bed had a cheap mattress, and the whole place felt less than clean. The breakfast included stale doughnuts and warm coffee. We paid more for the room here than at the Gateway Motel in Newberry, and that was a nice stay.

Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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North Branch, Michigan
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2012

We stayed in this motel July 27th and 28th and had a great stay, we were in room 114 and it was Real Clean which is a big plus in our Book, Plus the air conditioner worked Great when we came back to the Room after a Busy day, We will stay there again when we get up that way, The only gripe that we had about Paradise is they need better places to eat, The Berry patch just plain Sucks and the Yukon Inn is not very clean to eat there, More of a place to Drink I Guess.

Room Tip: Take your own food, Because Paradise is Real Far from Paradise !!!!
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Hamilton, Montana
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32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2011

Average room that is way overpriced at $69. Large room with one uncomfortable lounge chair. Wall covering is peeling from people leaning too far back in the chair. Mattress is soft. Bathroom looks remodeled but has low pressure from shower head. Continental breakfast consists of coffee, juice, and doughnuts. Staff at front desk is very unfriendly.
The town of Paradise has few other choices for lodging or even dining. The Best Western appears to be the best option but may not be open year round. A fish house may be the best dining option, but in October is only open Tuesday thru Saturday. The other option is a tavern with burgers.
If possible, I would plan a trip where I would not have to stay in Paradise. Tahquemenom Falls is a good place to visit. A brewery and restaurant is at the falls.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled solo
    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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Michigan
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55 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2011

Our basic two queen sized bed room was clean. The continental breakfast consists of doughnuts, coffee, and juice. There is a charge for ice. This motel is very close to the beach, only 15-20 minutes away from Taquomenon Falls State Park which is a Michigan Upper Peninsula MUST SEE! Basic, adequate motel.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Tallahassee, FL
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216 reviews
61 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2011

Can't complain, it was average and over priced for the age of the hotel. But it was in the middle of the woods in the upper peninsula. The desk clerk directed us to a good local restaurant where I could enjoy my smoked and fried whitefish. We wanted to go to the Shipwreck Museum and Paradise had the nearest hotels.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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1 Thank BettyBoop1941
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2011

We really enjoyed our stay at Paradise. The inn has a lot of charm, the service is very good and the quality of the food in the dining room is excellent.

The rooms themselves are a bit small.We stayed in the annexe and there really wasn't much space to walk around the bed which was pushed against the wall anyway. The shower wasn't great either. I suppose this is to be expected for the remote location, and not too annoying if you only stay a couple of days.

In any case, the environment (gorgeous mountains, hearty food, outside terrace...) more than makes up for this small drawback.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Address: Junction Highway M-123 & Whitefish Point Road, Paradise, MI 49768 (Formerly "Howard Johnson")
Location: United States > Michigan > Upper Peninsula > Paradise
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Ranked #3 of 5 Hotels in Paradise
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Number of rooms: 36
Also Known As:
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