We came for a wedding at the Farm Castle and this was one of the host hotels. To give you a perspective, we are large travelers for business and pleasure. We are used to all types of accommodations from Holiday Inns to Hyatt Hotels. The key we look for is cleanliness and comfort. So, here's what we found here.
First the pluses....We requested the Michigan suite so we could see the sunset on our balcony which was really nice. The room was clean and certainly spacious for my husband, I and my 17 year old daughter. There was a Queen in the bedroom connected to the living room area. the bath had 2 doors; one to each room which was a nice layout for the 3 of us.
The location of the property was great. Walking distance to town, the beach and the harbor. That was the best part of this place. It was quiet and we were on the first floor.
On the downside....We specifically requested a blow up mattress for my daughter to use instead of the pull out couch. when we asked for it to be delivered to the room we were told there were none left. And it didn't appear on our record that we requested it. So, we pulled out the couch to find that the mattress was uncomfortable (as they usually are). In fact more uncomfortable than usual due to the frame not being level; it actually went downhill from the head to the foot area - and you could feel the springs through the mattress. So, we took it off the frame, put the couch pillows on the mattress and then remade the bed so my daughter could be comfortable. To say the least it was not ideal.
The bed for our use was not comfortable at all. It was extremely soft and the pillows didn't seem fresh. The curtain in the room was old and the window it covered needed to be replaced. There was no headboard so we couldn't lean up against the back of the bed and read easily. Not what we are used to.
The bathroom was ok and we liked the Jack and Jill aspect of it. What was weak however was the 3 (only 3) small bath towels and the amenities. There was an extremely small soap to use and shampoo but no conditioner. We were there 2 nights and all showered each day and had to request more soap.
Next door to the property and across the driveway from our room was a B&B. So when we were on the balcony watching the gorgeous and peaceful sunset, there were people on the porch of the B&B smoking. This took away from the enjoyment quite a bit.
I'm not so sure there were other places in this area that were much better. It didn't seem like there were any high end properties so this might have been the best there was.
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