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“Property going downhill. We Used to Like it.” 3 of 5 stars
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Americas Best Value Inn
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1300 Spring Street, Petoskey, MI 49770   |  
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Ranked #14 of 15 Hotels in Petoskey
Novi, Michigan
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
“Property going downhill. We Used to Like it.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

We have stayed there for several (over 5) years and I am very sorry to report that it is slipping. It's still one of the cheaper Inns in Petoskey, but there are others very close in price that may offer more. It is is no longer a Best Western Hotel. Here are a few reasons why that may be so: 1. The outside needs painting and has for years. Exterior railings and plaster walls are rusty and unpainted. The cement is very rust-stained. (To be fair, stained cement is difficult and expensive to fix.) The exterior has few or no flowers. 2. The whole place looks tired. 3. The rooms are still quite nice for the price with large beds, a fridge, microwave, a wall safe, large digital TV w. cable and comfy beds, however, the boiler baseboard heating system is antiquated and it takes hours for the rooms to reach 72-74 in the Fall and Winter. 4. The free breakfast has a very limited selection. There are hot Belgian waffles, but the breakfast cereal looked old and the OJ was watered down! No decent donuts or pastries and very little fruit. (No bananas). No yogurt or eggs (not even hard-boiled). 5. Slow plumbing and late room cleaning. 6. Not enough electrical outlets for all the lamps and appliances. We may have to move on to another hotel on our next trip to Petoskey. Too bad. We used to like it here.

Room Tip: Close to the Odawa Casino.
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  • Stayed October 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Grand Rapids, United States
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

We have never stayed at such a dirty place. The toilet had a black mold ring in the bowl and black mold on the bathroom tiles. The desk chair had hardened food stuff on it. We had to search for housekeeping and they did come to try and clean it, but ended up covering the seat with a towel so we could use it. The continental breakfast was very limited--mostly starches. The only positive thing was it was fairly quiet and the bed was comfortable.

Room Tip: I don't know if there is a good room. I would suggest find a different hotel.
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  • Stayed September 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Lumberton, North Carolina
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56 reviews 56 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

My husband recently stayed here for a last minute business stay. The front desk lady was very rude to him the whole time and seemed very annoyed by his very presence there. She was very crabby! If it help... She was the vegan one (he overheard her say she was vegan..). His room was also dirty. Sad.

Stayed September 2014, traveled on business
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

The Americas Best Value Inn is the absolute worst Hotel/Motel I have ever stayed at. It was dirty and the smell was very nauseating - old smoke, mildew, and rot.

They overcharge at roughly $169/night (including the tax)

And service was very rude. The desk could not be bothered with my concerns. Even after paying for the room, I moved my family to a better hotel later that evening. It was not sanitary.

Avoid Americas Best Value Inn, Petosky.

Room Tip: I do not recommend Americas Best Value Inn, Petosky.
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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Bay Harbor, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

ABVI is clearly not a luxury property. It is, however, a very good value in its segment of cheap places to sleep. I have stayed at this property twice and found it to be OK for sleeping after a long drive. It was clean, has a good TV, the bed was comfortable and the shower was hot. I didn't even look at the free breakfast. What can you reasonably expect for $65.00 in a resort town in season anyway?
You can also join their loyalty program before you even go there and get 15% off and automatic upgrades.
If you want view, fancy towels, etc. they are available nearby at three times the price. If you want to crash for the night, this will work for most.

Room Tip: If stairs are a problem you should say so.
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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

got checked in late then door would not lock and had to move rooms. no wifi in room. gross old worn sheets like sleeping on sand paper. we were told this room was an up grade. when getting ice saw the maids room door ajar. Where the maids keep the linens was more dirty than any room including the basement crawl space you would find in my house. We made the mistake of prepaying thru aarp and the manager would not give a refund for the final night. i do not see advantage off prepay.

Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
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Midland, Michigan, United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

had team reservations at this place. don't lean on handrails outside they are broken in multiple areas. Accident waiting to happen. The whole outside is falling apart. paint peeling everywhere. They did some work on the rooms and the beds were comfortable. Shower curtain literally is being stepped on while showering. Gross. I can just imagine the germs on this. No towels, washcloths, or hand towels on the 3rd night there. Just happened to be the night we came back around midnight. Love going to front desk at that time NOT! Never vacuumed all 3 days. Asked for late checkout and they said they could do one hour. I wanted 2. Lady manager said anything after 12 pm and they had to charge another day. Really? Continental breakfast had rotten orange juice one day. they have the regular boring waffle machine and cereal and muffins nothing special. wont go back unless petosky is booked everywhere. $138 a night I was expecting far more.

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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Americas Best Value Inn

Address: 1300 Spring Street, Petoskey, MI 49770
Location: United States > Michigan > Petoskey
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #14 of 15 Hotels in Petoskey
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Americas Best Value Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 81
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Conveniently located in Petoskey. Less than 2 miles from Odawa Casino. 81 rooms. Free continental breakfast, wireless internet, local calls. All rooms equipped with coffee makers, iron & board, and hairdryers. Microfridge available upon request. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Best Western Inn Of Petoskey Hotel Petoskey
Best Western Petoskey
Petoskey Best Western

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