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Inn at the Alpine by Budget Host

8127 Chippewa Hwy PO Box 366, Onekama, MI 49675
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Inn at the Alpine (Formerly the Alpine Motor Lodge)is located just north of Manistee on US-31 and one mile east of Onekama and Portage Lake. Located in the country, our all ground-floor property has 25 spacious air-conditioned rooms with at-your-door parking, queen beds, in-room coffee and refrigerators. Close to many golf courses, casino local beaches and many great shopping towns. Bring your toys: we have plenty of free parking! We can create a package for you with golf or charter fishing, or you can relax with our playground, outside pool, picnic tables and grills, and our very own little miniature golf course all available for your use.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Public wifi
Outdoor pool
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I am always a bit leary about staying in a motel that is an unknown quantity. Such was this motel. I had read the reviews so I wasn't expecting anything fancy. It is easy to see that this motel has been here a while. It is near Portage and Bear Lakes and houses workers in the area, fisherman, and folks just needing a bed like me. The rooms are large but the beds and furnishings are pretty old. The beds were ok but I wouldn't say they were comfortable. My wife and I had a quiet night and a good sleep. I'd stay here again if I was in the area.
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Response from Tonya W, Owner at Inn at the Alpine by Budget Host
Responded Aug 23, 2019
We are pleased you decided to stay at our property and give it a try! You are correct- our property has stood the test of time and while not fancy we strive to be very friendly, clean and family friendly. Thanks for staying with us and sharing your experience with others.
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This is a really nice motel !!!! we stayed here on august 18th and really enjoyed our stay !! The rooms are clean , the beds are comfy the pillows werent all flat and squishy like most places we have stayed they were real nice pillows ,the towels werent scratchy they were soft and thick (not your typical hotel towel ) . there was a coffeemaker and nice cold mini frig in the room . They have shower doors instead of shower curtains which was a plus . The staff was very helpful and friendly . The breakfast was good they had a nice variety of pancakes, biscuits and gravy , fresh fruit , yogurt parfaits , Danish, and a few different kinds of cereal , Nice clean outdoor pool , picnic area with a grill , play area for kids with swings and stuff also putt putt golf area , and they have a nice big parking lot that can accommodate trailers and boats or snowmobiles and it's in a very quiet area of town which was nice you dont hear the road traffic . If your looking for a reasonable clean place to stay I highly recommend this place . We will be going back forsure !!
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Response from Tonya W, Manager at Inn at the Alpine by Budget Host
Responded Aug 20, 2019
We are so pleased to hear you greatly enjoyed your stay with us at the Alpine! We are honored to soffer a clean and comfortable place for families to rest and relax. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us and others. We look forward to you staying once again!
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Stayed here two nights with a group of senior friends spread out among 5 rooms. My room was huge, plenty of space. Refrigerator and microwave were nice. Separate sinks in bathroom and bedroom. Nice flat screen TV. The only issue we had was that the listing says free DELUXE continental breakfast. When we got there, there was NO breakfast at all, just coffee and by the way the office doesn't open until 8 am so if you wake up early, they aren't open before 8. We were all disappointed in the "no breakfast" because we would have been happy with sweet rolls or bagels. They said it was too early in the season for breakfast. They are very nice and rooms are clean, so if you don't care about breakfast, this is a nice place offering a good deal.
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Response from Tonya W, Owner at Inn at the Alpine by Budget Host
Responded May 16, 2019
Thanks Cheryl for taking time to post a review about your stay with us! We greatly appreciate it and are thrilled that you found your room and room features to be spacious and enjoyable for an great price. Sorry for any confusion regarding breakfast expectations, we will try to clarify this in the future. We only aim to please, but have to balance affordability for our guests in the off season. Thanks again for choosing to stay with us! We enjoyed having your group and we hope you enjoyed the area.
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The room looked clean and the folks in the office were very nice. BUT, there was a strong odor in the room that was very unpleasant. The air conditioner whenever it kicked on was pretty loud and the mattress was very soft. We were too tired after a long day to complain and make a fuss. But we wont be back.
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Response from Tonya W, Owner at Inn at the Alpine by Budget Host
Responded Aug 16, 2018
Hell Alan- I am so sorry to hear your room had an unpleasant odor! I realize if you arrived late, why you would choose not to say anything but we would be happy to adjust your bill as we put a high importance on guests having clean and comfortable rooms. While I can't do anything about air conditioners being loud as this is just how they are or mattress being soft as this is a personal preference, it is not ok that your room had any sort of odor and I personally apologize for that. Our entire property had lost power for over 12 hours due to a consumer powers issue, so that can cause fridges to defrost and such creating unpleasant odors. Please give us a call directly and we will be happy to assist you. Thanks again for choosing to stay with us.
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We have stayed here several times, once very last minute. The staff has always been friendly and helpful, including any requests. We've always found the rooms clean and 99% of things working well. We enjoyed being temporary neighbors to farmland; we've heard a rooster now and then when we're outside or by an open window, nothing that disturbs the quiet or sleep. Peaceful. Rooms are all of the same general format, two queen beds, small round table with lamp, two chairs, dresser, TV (limited), open rack/hanging for clothes, bathroom has a tub/shower, sink, toilet, two lighting options, room has a sink/counter next to the bathroom, plus a small refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker. The outlet by the round table and window is wall switch controlled - if you wish to power/charge electronics left on the round table, leave the wall switch on, operate the lamp by its own switch.
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Response from Tonya W, Manager at Inn at the Alpine by Budget Host
Responded Aug 7, 2018
Thanks for sharing your experience with us! We are so pleased you have found our property friendly and comfortable! We look forward to you staying with us again when you are in the area.
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$93 - $132 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United StatesMichiganOnekama
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Frequently Asked Questions about Inn at the Alpine by Budget Host
Which popular attractions are close to Inn at the Alpine by Budget Host?
Nearby attractions include Shirley's Place (1.8 miles), Rockin R Ranch (4.9 miles), and Rosies place (1.5 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Inn at the Alpine by Budget Host?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Is parking available at Inn at the Alpine by Budget Host?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Inn at the Alpine by Budget Host?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Glenwood, M-22 Grill, and Lakeside Cafe.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Inn at the Alpine by Budget Host?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Inn at the Alpine by Budget Host accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.