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Lakes-N-Trails Motel

1584 Benzie Hwy, Benzonia, MI 49616
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Alpena, Michigan
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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at the Lakes-n Trails the weekend of June 25, 2016. Pleasantly surprised that the room was very clean, even though the furnishings were very outdated. It is relatively convenient to food shopping, gas stations and restaurants in the area. Most of the rooms I considered staying at had a two night minimum and they were super overpriced. That... More 

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Englehart, Canada
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22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

The rooms were small but very clean and the beds were really comfy. Good location to McDonalds, grocery store, dollar store and a restaurant. Very friendly and helpful staff. Fridge and coffee pot in the room.

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Niles, Michigan
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 via mobile

As basic as at gets. We were referred to this motel from a motel in Frankfort that had no vacancy. We were on a motorcycle, and the fist thing my wife said when we pulled up was "ask to see the room." When I stepped in the office I asked the lady if she had any vacancies and she said... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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121 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

We rented the Michigander Room for our group of three adults and two children. The suite worked perfectly for our weekend trip to the Frankfort area. The suite has a large main living area that has a full kitchen (includes stove/oven, large fridge, microwave, sink, pots & pans, silverware, etc), dining room table with six chairs, sectional couch, and three... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 via mobile

We called from a location about half an hour away to see if we could spend the night. Rooms were available. When we arrived 30 minutes after we called we asked to see the room before deciding if we would like it or not. It was not to our liking--$115 for queen--small not so clean. I asked for my credit... More 

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bayportlodging, Owner at Lakes-N-Trails Motel, responded to this review

On summer weekends we are almost always completely booked. If we do have a couple rooms left and someone calls from the road we offer them the choice of being guaranteed a room by reserving with a $30 non-refundable deposit, or taking their chances of showing up and us not having anything available. This person was given that choice and... More 

Marysville, Michigan
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We have stayed here several times. This is one of the better motels in this area. The room has always been clean and attended to daily. The free Wi-Fi worked great for us and our room is distant from the office. We enjoy the in-room coffee maker, TV, refrigerator and AC. Everyone working at Lakes-N-Trails has always been friendly to... More 

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Ellijay
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 via mobile

Not super bad looking for a fishing area motel, but had a late check in so the office was closed room looked ok until turning down the sheets an finding a lot of hair in the sheets an on the pillow case. The toilet wasn't flushed from the last stay so I'm thinking the cleaning of the rooms is not... More 

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bayportlodging, Manager at Lakes-N-Trails Motel, responded to this review

Spelling??? Yikes!!! We were aware of this situation immediately. We know this room was cleaned properly, and yes toilet was flushed (we have well water and at times water can have a hint of discoloration) because desk manager was present when housekeeping cleaned room. As for hair we contacted our linen service but could not get definitive reason. As soon... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Writing this a year later - regard our August 2013 experience.I was reminded of my horrible experience as we passed it on our way to another hotel this year, I remembered to write a review. We checked in while the room was still being cleaned, when we arrived back later that evening we chose to leave and find another place... More 

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bayportlodging, Manager at Lakes-N-Trails Motel, responded to this review

This review was from a stay a year ago? No sheets on a bed? Hard to believe. Yes our maintenance man is a full-time resident. At Lakes-N-Trails we work hard and have a dedicated staff focused on insuring our guests of a clean, comfortable room. With 24 rooms available ranging from large suites as well as standard rooms it is... More 

Eastland, Texas
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

This motel is a place where Michigan uses for hathway house for Sexual Predators. They have ankle bracelets on. These guys are supposed to be around kids. I stayed there and was pestered by these folks. I could not even be in the room without them waiting for me to come out. Also the cleaning standards weren't very good. You... More 

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bayportlodging, Manager at Lakes-N-Trails Motel, responded to this review

Interesting that this review was written May 2014 for a stay in July 2013. Why the delay? After further research we have discovered the reviewer is actually an employee that was fired in July 2013 for poor performance. At Lakes-N-Trails we work hard to provide a clean, comfortable stay at reasonable rates. More 

Holland, Michigan
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14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2012

This is a small motel, with the emphasis on motel. It's very clean and well maintained. The rooms are small, probably about half the size of a modern american hotel room. Everything is very spartan. It's a step up from camping, and served our purpose. We stayed one Saturday night for a wedding we were attending in a nearby town.... More 

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Additional Information about Lakes-N-Trails Motel

Address: 1584 Benzie Hwy, Benzonia, MI 49616
Location: United States > Michigan > Benzie County > Benzonia
Number of rooms: 24
Also Known As:
Lakes-N-Trails Motel Michigan/Benzonia
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