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Brookfield, Illinois
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121 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed August 14, 2016

Owner is a sweeheart. My husband and I booked our reservation the day before our arrival and Nancy only had a room with one bed available the first night but two queens the second night. We said okay, and asked her to hold a room if any cancellation came in. We stopped by when we got to town, and told... More 

Thank Susan S
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21 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed May 14, 2016 via mobile

I certainly wouldn't give this place a 3 1/2 star rating. However, we've been coming here for years, usually staying one night on our way to our land near Paradise. It is clean, quiet and a good stop for overnight when you just need a place to sleep and shower, a no frills motel. The owner, Nancy, is very nice.

2 Thank jade4577
Angels Camp, California
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40 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed December 31, 2015

This place was actually exactly like I expected it to be. Cinder block rooms, outdated furniture; but, warm and dry and reasonably clean and comfortable. A good place to stay if you are going to get in late and leave early. I probably would have stayed somewhere a little nicer if I was planning on being in my room any... More 

Thank AmandaONeill
Sand Lake, Michigan
2 reviews
Reviewed October 21, 2015

Went there for our anniversary the room was old but clean until we found 4 bedbugs in the bed. Yes we got our money back but our vacation was over. I hope they took care of the situation correctly. 10/3/2015

Thank Laura M
Nancy M, Owner at Vagabond Motel, responded to this review

This issue was taken care of immediately. More 

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11 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed August 15, 2015

The room was about what you would expect for the $60 price tag in a town that has little to offer. The room had a small microwave and mini fridge, both of which came in handy for us since there are very few decent places to eat in town. Overall the motel was decent and had wifi which was a... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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32 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed August 13, 2015

This was a fine motel. I believe it is the least expensive motel in Paradise. It was old style, but clean. We slept well. There is no A/C, but generally you don't need it here. There was a frig and a microwave. There is WiFi, but the walls are so thick (cinderblock) I couldn't get it in the room, we... More 

1 Thank Joan M
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed August 1, 2015 via mobile

We stayed in room 9 for one night. The motel is updated from outside, so it looks ok from the road. But rooms are prehistorical!... No one put money into upgrade for very long time.... And I am not talking about new TV. I am talking about fixing outlets (my phone charger felt out of it),cleaning out dust (its everywhere... More 

1 Thank Darina S
Owosso, Michigan
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed July 18, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I knew what we were getting into when we checked into the Vagabond, but we still like to look back and chuckle at how we slept entirely clothed with hoodies on our heads so our skin wouldn't touch the rubber sheets. The room was painted cinder block and sparsely furnished, good for a no frills stay while... More 

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Nancy M, Owner at Vagabond Motel, responded to this review

Those rubber sheets are actually mattress covers. lol. More 

Westland, Michigan
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14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed June 12, 2015 via mobile

Quaint motel. For $54 a night, you get a double bed, a couch with a pullout, table and chair, desk and chair, recliner,TV, fridge, microwave, an impeccable bathroom and a family that lives on the premises and takes pride in the motel.

1 Thank Nora1033
Nancy M, Owner at Vagabond Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. Come visit us again sometime! More 

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Reviewed December 7, 2014

I'm not overly impressed after my recent stay at the Vababond Motel. The room was clean enough, as was the bathroom and the shower, but the pillow cases are a whole different story. Out of the 4 pillows in the room not a single one was clean. For the price I didn't expect perfect but I would like to sleep... More 

Thank Jen M
Nancy M, Owner at Vagabond Motel, responded to this review

Issue resolved, winter 2014. More 

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Address: Paradise, MI
Location: United States > Michigan > Upper Peninsula > Paradise
Number of rooms: 180
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“We stayed in the room closest to the highway and had the windows open all night...no problems with road noise”
 of 5 bubbles tonyc918, Jul 23, 2013 | Read review
“Have single rooms with small fridge or a couple with kitchenette that includes fullsize fridge, oven/stove, Kitchen sink, & table great for extended stay!”
 of 5 bubbles 1exploringtraveller, Mar 27, 2012 | Read review
“Book in advance.”
 of 5 bubbles gub01, Jul 17, 2011 | Read review
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