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Hotel Frankfort & Restaurant

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231 Main St, Frankfort, MI 49635-9048
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Centered in Frankfort's historic Main Street, just two blocks from one of the most picturesque beaches of Lake Michigan, sits the historic Hotel Frankfort. Our 87 year old boutique hotel boasts 17 guest rooms, all with private baths, individually controlled heating and air-conditioning units and each decorated with a unique theme. Our larger suites feature whirlpool tubs or sauna, two-story rooms, and even a fireplace - perfect for your spectacular Northern Michigan getaway! Feel like dining in? We have a full scale restaurant, dining room and bar along with corporate conference facilities, with gourmet catered meals available for gatherings of up to 200. Come let us serve you in style and experience all Northern Michigan has to offer. From biking, to fishing our famous Salmon runs, snow skiing, sailing, or experiencing a great meal at one of our many unique restaurants, or even just watching a gorgeous sunset - Frankfort is the perfect place to explore! Whatever your pleasure, you'll be charmed by The Hotel Frankfort's blend of old world graciousness, modern-day amenities and peerless personalized service.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Sauna
Bar / lounge
Hiking
Mini golf
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Wifi
Restaurant
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Bowling offsite
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
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Air conditioning
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Bottled water
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Whirlpool bathtub
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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lbee2017 wrote a review Oct 13
Wind Lake, Wisconsin11 contributions1 helpful vote
I very much enjoyed my stay in this traditional hotel on Main Street. Pros: one of the best whitefish dinners I've had in the adjacent dining room, accompanied by a delicious shrimp bisque, and local craft cider. Staff called me when my table was ready so no waiting. Comfortable, quiet and clean room. Walking distance to picturesque beach on Lake Michigan and inland lake. Cons: Walk up flight of stairs to the rooms, which wasn't a problem for me but might have been for someone with cumbersome luggage. Small bathroom, shower only.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Responded 2 days ago
Thank you for your compliments. I will pass along to the Chef your praise for his Whitefish (his Crab Cakes are wonderful too!). So sorry for our staircase only, but we are happy to help with luggage. And, yes, your room was in our 'standard room' category and is a smaller room with smaller bathroom. We have other rooms available, which can be viewed on our website, including jetted bath tubs and saunas in much larger rooms.
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tboy1959 wrote a review Sep 2021
Chicago, Illinois16 contributions7 helpful votes
Lovely, quaint hotel. In process of remodeling and updating. We stayed in the North Woods room. Comfy bed, jacuzzi and sauna in room. Excellent restaurant. Friendly and accomodating staff. Walk to downtown, beach, lighthouse. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Tami Smith, General Manager at Hotel Frankfort & Restaurant
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We thank you so much for your compliments! We proudly are all of the descriptive words you wrote - including old. This building turns 90 years old in 2022! Thank you for your visit and we look forward to your next one.
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slee64f wrote a review Sep 2021
Rochester, Michigan21 contributions5 helpful votes
Hotel Frankfort is a beautiful property located right in the heart of downtown. With numerous restaurants and the main beach just a few blocks from the Hotel, this is the place to stay if you are headed to Frankfort.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Chris wrote a review Sep 2021
Traverse City, Michigan1 contribution
Watch out for their deeply unethical cancellation policy, where you might find yourself paying in full for a room you can't use, even if you give them a week's notice when you have to work a 13 hour ICU shift during a global pandemic. You might think that's a good excuse...
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Tami Smith, General Manager at Hotel Frankfort & Restaurant
Responded Sep 9, 2021
Hmm, we have not had a cancellation come through for you. We charge no fee on cancellations 7 days out and only 10% percentage within the week prior to arrival. Likely you reserved your room as a non-refundable through an online travel agency. Contact us directly, please, and we can work on your behalf. If this is not accurate and you booked directly with us please call us so we can remedy this. We do not take deposits; rooms are paid in full at check in. We would like to understand this situation.
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Landbaron wrote a review Aug 2021
Waterford, Michigan5 contributions2 helpful votes
The staff was excellent and the location perfect. The hotel is very quaint but our room needed some wall repair and paint. The room also was a bit musty. We were surprised that there was a limited parking for guests and it was filled when we arrived. Luckily there was some on street parking close to the hotel.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Response from Tami Smith, General Manager at Hotel Frankfort & Restaurant
Responded Sep 9, 2021
Thank you for your compliments, as well as your patience with our improvements and parking situation. We look forward to seeing you again!
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PRICE RANGE
$86 - $294 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
betsie bay hotel frankfort, betsie bay frankfort
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Sleeping Bear Inn
LOCATION
United StatesMichiganBenzie CountyFrankfort
NUMBER OF ROOMS
17
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Frankfort & Restaurant
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Frankfort & Restaurant?
Nearby attractions include Frankfort Beach (0.2 miles), The Frankfort Light (0.3 miles), and Ellie Harold Art Studio & Gallery (0.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Frankfort & Restaurant?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Frankfort & Restaurant?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a walk-in shower.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Frankfort & Restaurant?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and an outdoor dining area during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Frankfort & Restaurant?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Frankfort & Restaurant?
Conveniently located restaurants include Crescent Bakery, Stormcloud Brewing Company, and Dinghy's Restaurant & Bar.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Frankfort & Restaurant?
Yes, guests have access to a sauna during their stay.
Is Hotel Frankfort & Restaurant located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.4 miles away from the center of Frankfort.
Does Hotel Frankfort & Restaurant offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and a banquet room during their stay.
Does Hotel Frankfort & Restaurant have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the city view available here.