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“Great place to stay!” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Harbor Lights Resort
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Frankfort
Certificate of Excellence
Dearborn Heights, Michigan
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great place to stay!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2013

My family and I stayed in the hotel in July of 2013. The room was clean, the staff was nice, laid back and helpful and the location in perfect! The hotel is on the beach of beautiful Lake Michigan and within walking of cute downtown Frankfort. We will definitely come back!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Goshen, Indiana
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38 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2013

Ok so this is like my 3rd review but I just can't say enough about this place. We don't even really want to say how great it is because want to keep it a secret but it deserves the raves! Check in, check out are a breeze, the staff is wonderful, location is the BEST, the condos so clean and like home away from home!!! We are so lucky to have the honor of staying here ever year and plan to make many more trips. Harbor Lights has it all and when it's time to leave, we never want to go!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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chicago
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2013

Stayed one night at Harbor lights in the motel section. The room was very clean and comfortable. The location is right on a nice beach and a two minuite walk into town for meals as the resort dosen't have a restaurant! I plan on going back for a longer stay.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank unlisted1
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Chicago, Illinois
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13 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2013

we had a great time here and i highly recommend. we had a two-bedroom condo over memorial day weekend that overlooked lake michigan.

the only slightly disappointing thing was that our room, while overlooking lake michigan, also overlooked a street, parking lot and playground. make sure when you book, that you actually get the room on the other end of the resort where there is just beach in front of the building.

also there were no garbage cans around the grilling area, which would have been helpful.

Room Tip: make sure to get a lake michigan room that doesn't over the parking lot/street
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank sugargirl83
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Southfield
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2013

We were their over memorial weekend 2013. Nice place reasonably priced. We did not have a room with a beach view but we didn't want to pay the upcharge. The lake was a 10 second walk anyway, no big deal. Frankfort is a cool little town and this was a great location, on the beach and a five minute walk to town. No restaurant on site but you have a great choice of eateries in town.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Howard P
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portage
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35 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 26, 2013

driving down from mackinac, traverse city and sleeping bear dunes we finally got tired in frankfort, mi around 6pm.....drove around town to see if there was a hotel and we stumbled onto the grounds of this resort....they happened to have 3 types of rooms available, we chose room 60!!!!!!!! it was more like an apartment/condo that faced lake michigan and it walked right out onto the sand.......beautiful is an understatement........we will go back!!!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank adriana0Portage
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Livonia, Michigan
Level Contributor
26 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 4, 2013

My husband and I plan to go up north yearly for our anniversary and to celebrate his birthday. Last year we stayed a night at Harbor Lights Resort and my review was titled "Just OK". That review was based on the room we had. We stayed in the room because it was only for one night but I must say we were a little disappointed. The room was somewhat dated and when you expect to get a better view and I nicer room my review was based on what we had. We wanted to give it another chance this year because the staff was very nice and we knew there were rooms that we would want to spend time in. NOW we just got back again this year and had friends with us and couldn't get any better!!! We both had condo's with a beautiful view. Big living room area, kitchen was large and would have been great if we were staying longer to have meals prepared in it and the bathroom was awesome with a large jacuzzi bathtub that led into the master bedroom. The entire condo was spotless. Again the front desk was curteous made sure we were happy with our condo's. Our friends were thrilled also with what they had. We plan to make Harbor Lights a yearly trip especially knowing that they have some great rooms/condo's, beautiful views and a curteous front desk staff. We would highly recommend staying there.

Room Tip: If you can afford one of the condo's, go for it. You won't be disappointed. We haven't s...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank JohnNJeanie
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Property: Harbor Lights Resort
Address: 15 2nd St, Frankfort, MI 49635-9298
Location: United States > Michigan > Benzie County > Frankfort
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Frankfort
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Harbor Lights Resort 2.5*
Number of rooms: 75
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Harbor Lights Resort is located on the beach in Frankfort and features motel rooms, a variety of suites, and 1, 2 and 3 bedroom vacation condominiums. Enjoy the indoor pool and spa and private beach area. Just a short walk to downtown Frankfort's shops, restaurants and movie theater. Open year-round. Daily and weekly rentals. ... more   less 
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