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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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21 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My annual pilgrimage to Alpena (if you haven't visited NE Michigan, don't pass it up) usually includes a stay at the Sanctuary Inn, formerly a Holiday Inn, conveniently located on US 23 but close enough to the downtown for easy access to the hub of Alpena activity. OK, this hotel has seen better days. The amenities (if you use the... More 

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Saginaw, Michigan
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12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place was ok but not great. The room was clean and comfortable and the staff friendly. But the amenities need work. The breakfast was ... well lets just say I ate the cold cereal. The hot food did not look appetizing. We did eat dinner there our first night and had the "Grilled Salad bar" and that was pretty... More 

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Thank Sherry G
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4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Upon entering the room the first thing I tried to do was turn on the heat as the A/C was blasting. No way to turn on heat. Two calls to the front desk let me know the boilers were off during the summer months-big surprise given this is northern MIchigan. Windows were filthy on the outside. Otherwise room was clean.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good thing we didn't spend much time in the room. Mold in the tub and some weird stuff with one tub faucet handle (see photo). Toilet barely flushed. We had to hold the handle until the flushing was complete. No wi-fi in the room, just the lobby.

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Belleville, Michigan
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10 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed 2 nights at the Sanctuary Inn, in a 2 bed room. Room was clean. Hotel and pool area was clean as well. Great free breakfast with scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, biscuits & gravy, potatoes, cereal, bagels, French toast sticks, milk, juices, coffee. Pool and hot tub were great! There are other great games near pool area (putt putt... More 

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Westland, Michigan
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9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Only once during our stay were staff present at the front desk. They had no knowledge that the Island park area of the Alpena Wildlife Sanctuary was just across the street. When we went to the pool searching for towels there were none and after spending considerable time looking for towels, then looking for staff, we were told they would... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The property used to be a Holidome and every time I've gone to Alpena, I have stayed there. It was always clean and staff was friendly and helpful. It has since been turned over to the "Sanctuary Inn" and I'm not too impressed. **have learned to not stay poolside: A) not recommended for people with mold allergies B) these rooms... More 

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Gaylord, Michigan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Felt the room was pricey for what we received. Carpet felt sticky and bathroom could use a fresh coat of paint. They do have a decent indoor pool and hot tub along with a onsite restaurant and a bar. It is close to town which is why we stayed here. Not sure u would stay here again. Our room was... More 

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Mid-Michigan
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14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I recently attended a small 3-day business conference for the professional association of which I serve as V.P. Members of our group come from many areas of the state. The Sanctuary Inn is well appointed. It has a large indoor pool and spa space (with high ceilings) that is situated in the center of the complex. From the looks of... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

Can't ask for more than that. A little dated, but super clean. Used to be a Holiday Inn so the rooms were decent size. Fridge in the room. We got vouchers for free breakfast buffet at the restaurant if we ate before 8 am. That didn't happen but we got $4 off per meal per person. Brunch was great! Check... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Conference Facilities
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Sanctuary Inn, offers the most amenities of any Alpena, Michigan Hotel. Wireless Internet Access is only one of the free services to our guests. Our 15,000 square foot Indoor Recreation area offers the traveler the chance to relax in our indoor pool,whirlpool and sauna, to golf on our miniature golf course or apply their gaming skills in our video arcade. Our exercise room lets the traveler keep their workout regimens while on the road. The only Alpena, Michigan hotel with a restaurant and lounge on property, the traveler needs only to step down from their room to enjoy C.W.'s Restaurant serving everything from burgers to prime rib, or the Sneakers Lounge. Business travellers searching for an Alpena, Michigan hotel are unlikely to find lodging closer to their destination than the Sanctuary Inn. Ideally located in the city only minutes away from Besser Company, Lafarge Corporation, the Alpena Regional Medical Center, and Omni MetalCraft. We are the nearest to the country's newest(and only freshwater) national marine sanctuary- The Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary. The Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary highlights Alpena's rich maritime heritage and the greatest concentration of shipwrecks in the Great Lakes. Historic lighthouses dot the lake Huron coast. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sanctuary Inn & Conference Center

Address: 1000 US 23 North, Alpena, MI 49707 (Formerly Holiday Inn Alpena)
Location: United States > Michigan > Alpena
Price Range: $102 - $132 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Sanctuary Inn & Conference Center 3*
Number of rooms: 146
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Holiday Inn Alpena Hotel Alpena
Alpena Holiday Inn
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