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Colonial Motel

1119 E Lakeshore Dr, Manistique, MI 49854-1690
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#1 of 8 hotels in Manistique
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We’re a seasonal inn located in the upper peninsula of Michigan across the street from Lake Michigan. We’re open from April 1st through November 30th.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Non-smoking hotel
Picnic area
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Air conditioning
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
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Brandon wrote a review Aug 11
Petoskey, Michigan2 contributions
STOP looking, you found your place to stay. Being greeted by owner Mike and his lovable lil' dogs in the lobby is a trip highlight! Unbelievably clean room! Owner is attentive to guest needs every time. Great WiFi. Coffee and donuts every morning are a splendid treat, and spectacular way to start the day. The Colonial is in close proximity to a bunch of awesome bars and restaurants, like Marley's,Clyde's 50's style Drive In, and 3 Seasons. Also: a really fantastic place to anchor your stay if you are headed to multiple destinations, like Fayette, Pictured rocks,and Tahquamenon... Dogs are welcome, WITHOUT A CHARGE! and they LOVE to roam the expansive property! I wish I could give it 6 stars. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
luvtotravel089 wrote a review Aug 9
Central Wisconsin24 contributions20 helpful votes
Couldn't have asked for a better experience. This will definitely be our new go-to hotel when staying in Manistique. Everything from booking to check-out was met with the kind of customer service often lacking in today's world. We stayed in room #11--it was a very good sized room and perfectly clean...no dust bunnies...no "grime" on the window sills or air conditioning unit.... etc. The owner, Mike, was genuine and obviously takes great pride in providing exemplary service.
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Date of stay: August 2020
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juliekenben wrote a review Aug 6
Kalamazoo, Michigan220 contributions38 helpful votes
If you want to stay somewhere that the owner believes the Covid virus is a hoax and doesn't take precautions, stay here. If someone doesn't believe the virus is true, how are you looking out for the well bring of me and my family?
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Michael Phelan, Owner at Colonial Motel
Responded 1 week ago
Julie, I’m not sure where you get off saying that I believe the virus is a hoax. We take cleanliness very seriously at the Colonial Motel and always have. In fact, I can assure you we are the cleanest place in town. Our housekeepers have procedures for cleaning these rooms. We have always used a commercial based Lysol product that you cannot buy in stores. My housekeepers get on their hands and knees and scrub those bathrooms to protect our guests from athletes feet to COVID-19. In fact, we even wipe the doorknobs down. I’m not sure when you were here as we’ve been so busy but I heard no complaints from you about the cleanliness of your room. For you to come on here and claim that I don’t take the virus seriously and that I believe it’s a hoax is pretty cowardly without giving any instances of what I may have done to make you believe this and have you put this into a review. Michael Phelan
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Ryan G wrote a review Aug 6
Boone, North Carolina2 contributions
This place was straight out of a movie. The owner is a lovely, very nice man who creates a wonderful atmosphere. Friendly place, welcoming and, like I said, picture perfect. You will not regret staying here!
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
LouBobHarborSprings wrote a review Aug 4
Harbor Springs, Michigan526 contributions214 helpful votes
We selected the Colonial Motel because of its high rating by TripAdvisor reviewers. We concur with these high ratings. The motel is clean, comfortable, reasonably priced, and managed by owner, Mike Phelan, who is both hospitable and friendly.
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Date of stay: August 2020
United StatesMichiganUpper PeninsulaManistique
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Frequently Asked Questions about Colonial Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Colonial Motel?
Nearby attractions include Bostique (1.0 miles), The Mustard Seed (1.0 miles), and Lake Effect Art Gallery (1.0 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Colonial Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and kids activities.
Which room amenities are available at Colonial Motel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
Is parking available at Colonial Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Colonial Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cedar Street Cafe, The Upper Crust, and Three Seasons Cafe.
Is Colonial Motel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.9 miles away from the center of Manistique.
Are pets allowed at Colonial Motel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Is Colonial Motel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.