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“Best Western a good place to stay” 4 of 5 stars
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2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   101 Maritime Drive, Manitowoc, WI 54220 (Formerly Inn on Maritime Bay)   |  
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Ranked #3 of 6 Hotels in Manitowoc
Columbia, Tennessee
Top Contributor
145 reviews 145 reviews
66 hotel reviews
Reviews in 62 cities Reviews in 62 cities
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
“Best Western a good place to stay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2008

Stayed here June 22 to wait for the car ferry across Lake Michigan. We had a free night with Best Western. Room was clean. Restaurant was fine. Staff were courteous and helpful. Nice view of the lake.

  • Liked — The location: being right on Lake Michigan
  • Disliked — Nothing
  • Stayed June 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Cheraw, SC
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203 reviews 203 reviews
37 hotel reviews
Reviews in 57 cities Reviews in 57 cities
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2007

My daughter and I spent one night here last weekend during a college visit trip to Wisconsin. I chose this property after reading reviews, and really wasn't quite sure what to expect.

The property is located on Lake Michigan, right next to the Wisconsin Maritime Museum, which is a definite must see!

When I walked into the lobby to check in, I walked into the middle of a wedding reception being held in the lobby....have to say that was a first for me! The front desk staff were very helpful, no glitches at all in the reservation, although it sure felt weird pushing the luggage trolley through a wedding reception to get to the glass elevater.

Our room was clean and delightfully quiet, not huge but plenty of space. Bathroom was smallish but very clean, and with a separate counter area just outside with the coffee maker. Nice.

The front desk had said I wouldn't be able to get wireless, and loaned me an ethernet cable, but I received their wireless signal just fine in my 2nd floor room.

Breakfast is not included, but their restaurant serves a good breakfast, not overpriced although not cheap. Service wasn't great for breakfast.

We ate supper at the hotel restaurant also, which overlooks the harbor and lake. Supper was excellent - great steak and my daughter loved the veggies - unusual! Service for supper was excellent.

When we got to our next hotel I realized I had left the power cord for my laptop at the Best Western. They were great, and overnighted it to my home so it arrived the day after I got home. What a relief!

  • Liked — Clean, location.
  • Disliked — Service at breakfast.
  • Stayed October 2007, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Southeast
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2007

Wonderful stay, huge room, and very well furnished. The staff was delightful, and very helpful to us. We arrived right before closing, and the restaurant served us cheerfully. The food is excellent, and the view is wonderful! A great place to stay!

  • Liked — Location, view, great accomodation and staff
  • Stayed September 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Saratoga Springs
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2007

The remodeling job that has been done at the hotel is wonderful. The staff was extremely outgoing and took care of me 100%. I would definately stay there again.

  • Liked — Clean rooms and friendly staff
  • Disliked — No fitness facility
  • Stayed May 2007, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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South Bend
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2007

My 6 year old and I stayed here for 3 nights over Memorial Day weekend. The staff were friendly and extremely helpful. The hotel gave out coupons for complimentary drinks in the bar and for full breakfasts in the Boatyard Cafe (which has excellent views of the Lake). The room, also overlooking Lake Michigan, was clean and in good condition. The pool was a very decent size (and warm) and my daughter was so impressed it was difficult to get her out. From the pool you can see the SS Badger coming into port and docking. We visited the Maritime museum, and did the USS Cobia submarine tour. The water playgound had closed for the day, but the "museum lady" gave us tickets to return the following day (greatly appreciated). We also visited Lincoln Park and the zoo and admission was by donation (suggested $2 adults and $1kids). We had a great Daddy/Daughter weekend in Manitowoc.

  • Liked — Location, service, pool, lake views, complimentary drinks and breakfast
  • Disliked — Nothing to dislike
  • Stayed May 2007, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Minneapolis, MN
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2006

Our room had exposed wires hanging out of the light in the bathroom. Nobody fixed them for the first day, so they put us in the "honey moon suite". This was just a bigger version of the small room we were in before. Staff was rude and uncaring. What a dump!

  • Liked — If you looked out the window & craned your head to the rite, you could see the lake.
  • Disliked — What a shame, rite on the lake & the windows face the parking lot.
  • Tips/Secrets — Avoid this mess.
  • Stayed July 2005, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Ohio
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
21 hotel reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2006

The hotel has been tastefully renovated. It is clean and located near the ferry, restaurants, and unique downtown shops. While not a spectacular place to stay, cleanliness, convenience and service were the major things. The waterfront views are a medium sized, angled window looking out at the water. There is currently construction along the shoreline, so the views were not the best, especially from the lower floors where we stayed. The long, narrow hallways and some old wood doorways gave evidence of an older hotel that's been renovated. We only ate breakfast there; it was good. The hotel and restauriant prices were fair. The building is impressive from the outside and the staff is helpful and friendly. I'd stay there again if we take the ferry again to Wisconsin.

  • Liked — Proximity to the ferry service.
  • Disliked — Still has "old hotel" smell, even after renovations.
  • Tips/Secrets — Ask for high floor room for water view.
  • Stayed July 2006, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 101 Maritime Drive, Manitowoc, WI 54220 (Formerly Inn on Maritime Bay)
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Location: United States > Wisconsin > Manitowoc
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 6 Hotels in Manitowoc
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — BEST WESTERN Lakefront Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 109
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Best Western Manitowoc
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