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Lakeside Motor Lodge

8654 Lake St # M53, Port Austin, MI 48467-6711
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#3 of 3 motels in Port Austin
Location
4.3
Cleanliness
3.4
Service
3.6
Value
2.9

Lakeside Motor Lodge is an excellent choice for travelers visiting Port Austin, offering many helpful amenities designed to enhance your stay.

Rooms at Lakeside Motor Lodge provide a refrigerator and air conditioning, and guests can stay connected with free wifi.

You can also enjoy a pool while staying at Lakeside Motor Lodge. Need a place to park? Free parking is available at Lakeside Motor Lodge.

While staying in Port Austin, you can check out a popular Italian restaurant like Joe's Pizzeria, which is serving up some great dishes.

Best of all, Lakeside Motor Lodge makes it easy to experience some great Port Austin attractions like The Huron County Nature Center & Wilderness Arboretum, which is a popular garden.

Enjoy your stay in Port Austin!

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John L wrote a review Feb 2024
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Overall good experience. Bed are comfortable. Shower is hot. Comes with refrigerator, tv, dresser. Very friendly staff. Room was immaculate. Housekeeper came around daily for our needs and went above and beyond. Great local business! Will be staying again! Thank you for the getaway!
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Date of stay: September 2023
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jamieoRN wrote a review Aug 2023
jamieoRN17 contributions1 helpful vote
Peeling paint in rooms, hairs in the bathroom, worlds thinnest towels provided. The Check-in is at a converted gas station. Pool is not lit at night. Small hot tub but at least it was hot. Beds are fine. There have got to be other places to stay…
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Traveled with family
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marilb wrote a review Jul 2022
Sterling Heights, Michigan101 contributions16 helpful votes
The location and pool are 5 star! The room we had was very old, dated and small. There were a few large groups of family’s staying together, they were loud, kids were running all night pounding on doors etc. other positive things the manager did allow us to check in at 1:00. The room was very clean. However, I wouldn’t stay here again.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Vian J wrote a review Feb 2022
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the room was lower quality than we anticipated it to be. We got a strong smell of cigarettes and nothing seemed clean there. The walls were thin and cracking, we could clearly hear other guests through the walls. Something we couldn’t get over was the smell, it was overwhelming and wouldn’t go away. We also noticed there were a handful of spiders that we had to get rid of.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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Chuck C wrote a review Aug 2020
Waterford, Michigan, United States259 contributions89 helpful votes
We had planned to stay two nights!! The beds were so hard it was difficult to relax on them. The rowdy guests on the lower level kept us awake until 2:39am. No one to call because there were no phones in room. So we called with cell phone and left a message...which was never responded to. No list of nearby restaurants. There was no ice or coffee in office, we weren’t given WiFi info until next afternoon. At 3pm our rooms still haven’t been made up. No evidence that COVID Protocol was in effect. Staff at office was MIA. Rooms were overpriced and an additional 3% was added for the use of Credit Card. There was no chair in the room, linens were at a minimum. Parking your car was in the rear of the building using street parking. Very limited spaces behind 2-story unit. The rear staircase was had 17 steps and was unlighted at night. The second night we decided to ask a friend for a big favor, they made room for us to sleep in their travel trailer at a nearby campground. For those who rated this a 5-Star Motel, they must not have stayed here in 2020. Port Austin deserves better and so did we!
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Trish P wrote a review Aug 2020
Sterling Heights, Michigan2 contributions2 helpful votes
I recently stayed in unit 2 with my husband. We were planning on staying 2 nights but only stayed 1. The bed felt like I was sleeping on a box spring. After both my husband and I had a sleepless night I got up with a backache, neck ach and shoulder ache. Nothing has been updated accept the floor since the 70’s. Even the sheets looked questionable to sleep on. The fan does not work in the bathroom, the base heat board is rusted. You don’t have to worry about covid in this room compared to the wall air conditioner that is so old and loud could be giving you legionnaires disease which is worse than covid. I understand that the small town motels need to make money when they can and I paid $159.00 to sleep I this horrible room but they could at least gave comfortable bed to sleep on. They make it look from the outside like it is well maintained but traveler beware. Because of them we were so tired we only went to the farmers market and went home. VERY BAD EXPERIENCE!!!!! Go to the Sand Dollar instead that was my first choice but they were booked.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Road389150 wrote a review Aug 2019
Port Huron, Michigan1 contribution
We love this place and so do our grandchildren. There is a lot for them to do. It is very clean and every employee we ever met there is so accomdating and helpful. Todd goes out of his way to make sure all everyone is pleased. The location is perfect, across from the grocery store and across from the Saturday morning market. We tried another motel a couple years ago. We weren’t nearly as happy.
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
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dmacnmi wrote a review Oct 2018
Oakland County, Michigan916 contributions217 helpful votes
It was too cold, windy and rainy to camp another night, so we opted to check in at 8pm for the rest of our night. Room was clean and warm. That's all we required. Located in the little downtown area, a couple of blocks from the beach.
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Date of stay: October 2018Trip type: Traveled with family
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Sherry S wrote a review Aug 2018
62 contributions13 helpful votes
We stayed at the Lakeside Motor Lodge for a nephew’s wedding, and had a phenomenal time. The accommodations were great- we were upgraded from a second story room to a studio cabin. The cabin had been recently renovated. It was bright, clean & had all the amenities you could want-air, flat screen TV, Large shower, microwave, Mini Refrigerator & Sink. This is definitely a bargain given the location, pool,b-bque grill, picnic table and on grounds fire pit. Troy and his crew will do everything they can to make your visit an enjoyable experience!
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Date of stay: August 2018Trip type: Traveled with family
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luuvbug wrote a review Aug 2018
Algonac, Michigan78 contributions27 helpful votes
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I’m here at Lakeside Motor Lodge at this moment. I am far from disappointed in my stay. No, I would never recommend nor come back to this motor lodge. I stayed in the motel # 3. Very run down and extremely dirty when I checked in. I was trying to keep my composure as I was traveling with my 2 grandchildren..I didn’t want the attention of our vacation together to be unpleasant but these motel accommodations were NASTY. Upon arrival there was a extremely dirty red chair in the room. Why would they put that in a room where people sleep?!? I was worried about all kinds of mites living in it so I promptly put outside. That evening while turning my bed down I found dried blood on the bed spread. A wolf spider in the bathroom. No sign for housekeeping to NOT COME IN...but they did anyways. Filthy dirty floor behind the dresser, torn bathroom curtains, spider webs on the ceiling. Only plastic shower curtain with no cloth shower curtain hanging. Shower curtain hooks missing, hook ripped off the black door of the bathroom, Worn out furniture. The bathroom floor/living area floor was not washed correctly we had to leave our shoes on while in our room. I had to put a bath towel on the floor by our bed to use as a rug so our feet would be clean when we went to bed. They charged me 120.$ a night and it should have been more like 50$ a night. I was discussed that I even continued to stay here. I wish and should have asked for my money back but was way to busy enjoying what Port Austin had to offer. PLEASE TAKE MY WORD AND STAY AWAY FROM THIS MOTOR LODGE. They NEED to teach their housekeeping staff to RAMP us their cleaning!! UGH! Open your eyes up Todd, your place is run down an a TRUE DISAPPOINTMENT :/
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Date of stay: August 2018Trip type: Traveled with family
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Frequently Asked Questions about Lakeside Motor Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Lakeside Motor Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Port Austin Marina (0.2 miles), Port Austin Farmers Market (0.1 miles), and The Cove - Local Arts (0.05 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Lakeside Motor Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Is parking available at Lakeside Motor Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Lakeside Motor Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Lighthouse Cafe, The Bank 1884 Food & Spirits, and Paks Backyard.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Lakeside Motor Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Lakeside Motor Lodge located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.1 miles away from the center of Port Austin.
Are there any historical sites close to Lakeside Motor Lodge?
Many travelers enjoy visiting White Church Gallery of Grindstone (4.4 miles) and Port Austin History Center (1.0 miles).
Is Lakeside Motor Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.