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Bay City, Michigan
1 review
Reviewed October 20, 2016

great location, reasonable rates, 1980's? décor - but clean, however woman taking care of motel has no business dealing with the general public. she was rude, spoke to us in condescending tone & called us "lunatics" all just because we asked for 2 extra towels once (for the pool) & extra pillows (pillows on bed were flat as pancakes). we... More 

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Thank kdsb350
Trisha C, Owner at Harbor View Motel, responded to this review

Thank you ladies kdsb350 for your condescending critic. We certainly were happy to provide you with a total of 8 pillows for the two of you and we are absolutely glad to know that you enjoyed the brand new fluffy type we are in the process to outfit all our standard rooms with. The extra towels for your room you... More 

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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed September 11, 2016

It was a lovely place to stay, clean, comfortable, and located near everything. Trisha was so sweet and willing to help us as we had to find some place to stay immediately as our first choice was not at all as advertise. We went swimming at the pool and was grateful for all the toys available. The day ended nicely... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

We visited in early August and even though the ferry arrived at 10:30 and we got our luggage and bikes and went straight to the hotel, we were able to check in. Very accommodating. Very clean room. Cozy atmosphere. Wonderful pool, especially since it was very hot the weekend we were there. Will definitely stay here again and highly recommend... More 

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Waukesha, Wisconsin
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23 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed July 31, 2016

We stayed at the Harbor View Motel for four days in July, and we found our unit very clean and exactly as advertised. The motel is located a quick 5-minute walk from the ferry dock; you can't get more convenient than that! The staff were very friendly and quick to help in any way they could. While price was certainly... More 

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Crossville, Tennessee
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11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed June 15, 2016

In my opinion the Harbor View Motel is the best place to stay on the Island if you come over on the Ferry and do not rent a car. We stayed in unit 6. It has a great view of the Harbor, is right in the middle of downtown and has everything you need to enjoy your stay. One bedroom... More 

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Marion
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488 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
Reviewed September 29, 2015

Manager was very helpful with reservation over phone and patient with all my first time tourist questions. Office opened at two, ferry arrived about 1:45, we were allowed to check right in instead of having to wait or lug our stuff with us to get a late lunch. Also got good suggestions on where to eat and what to see... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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32 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed August 5, 2015

Located about 100 yards from the Beaver Island Ferry, swimming pool, Cable TV, refrigerator, microwave, clean, everything worked. No complaints, we had unit 14. This is a remote island to relax. Great for off road bicycle riders. Spend at least 2 nights. A few restaurants nearby, beach about a block away, several kayak rentals and bike rentals nearby.

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed July 23, 2015 via mobile

Very disappointed! Never had unit 6 before. Was sold as "sleeps 6" but only slept 4 with a couch. Shower door was off hinges. Not remodeled since early 70's. 40 years of visiting this island and our first BIG disappointment. We appreciate the charm of the units but this was just in a shambles and didn't offer the space it... More 

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3 Thank Mermaidgurl
Trisha C, Manager at Harbor View Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We have forwarded your comments to the owner of Unit #6 and know that improvements are planned. Each of our Housekeeping Units are furnished and decorated individually by its owner. We are looking forward to hopefully accommodate you in the future in one of our other units. More 

Muskegon County, Michigan
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38 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed July 7, 2015

Great value, nice room, very clean. The person that worked at the motel was very nice and informative. Had a microwave and coffee maker in the room. Great view of the lake and easy access to main street.

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michigan
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20 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed September 17, 2014

Just spent 2 nights at Harbor View and thought it was excellent. We were the only guests ( since it is mid week and after Labor Day) and it was extremely clean and comfortable. Very nice grounds. It is directly across from the Ferry dock, which was perfect since we brought our car ( and had to be at the... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Conveniently located just steps from the Beaver Island Boat Dock and Marina in the heart of St. James Harbor. Awesome hilltop views of Paradise Bay and Whiskey Point Lighthouse. Efficiency Units and 2-Bedroom Housekeeping Units. Private Swimming pool(heated), Satellite TV and complimentary WIFI. Sorry, no pets allowed. Seasonally operated from May through November. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Harbor View Motel

Address: 26246 Back Hwy, Beaver Island, MI 49782-5137
Location: United States > Michigan > Charlevoix County > Beaver Island
Number of rooms: 13
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
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See which rooms travelers prefer

“no a/c, ceiling & floor fans available”
 of 5 bubbles kdsb350, Oct 20, 2016 | Read review
“Ask for one with a view of the Bay”
 of 5 bubbles travelinghof, Jun 15, 2016 | Read review
“Some have full kitchen”
 of 5 bubbles paulsY5534PS, Sep 29, 2015 | Read review
“All rooms are very similar can't go wrong”
 of 5 bubbles Zentrekker, Jul 7, 2015 | Read review
“Make sure you get a room with the size bed you want. Some rooms only have double beds.”
 of 5 bubbles KibbleGR, Jul 10, 2012 | Read review
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