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The Harrington Inn
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Fremont
Certificate of Excellence
Detroit, Michigan
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13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“What a steal!”
Reviewed September 24, 2012

Inn is usually code for small, tacky, and outdated. This inn was none of those things. I was in Fremont on business in this rural county and had planned to stay a chain motel in a bigger city an hour away- -so glad I didn't. The king-bed jacuzzi suite was the size of a small NY apartment and featured a separate sitting room with french doors (large enough for a roll-away bed), a flat screen TV, jacuzzi tub, and electric fireplace. The room was super clean, especially the bathroom which had a deep, long tub and nice toiletry basket. An extra bonus was the wet bar with fridge and microwave. Large bedroom with flat screen, desk, and reading chair. Don't expect high-end furnishings or decor, just simple pine and upholstered furniture and a hodge podge of framed water color prints . Literally situated on Main Street, the hotel is in walking distance of drug stores, bank, and small shops. All of this was under $100 a night.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
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LouMeeuwenberg, Owner at The Harrington Inn, responded to this review, September 27, 2012
Thank you for decision to stay at the Harrington and for your comments. We are pleased that you found the inn to "super clean" and at a great rate. Since our recent purchase, we have invested a large sum for the comfort of our guests. All of our rooms have a refrigerator, microwave, 32" flat-screen tv, etc. Most of our 39 rooms already have very comfortable leather seating and new individually-selected art (some originals, some signed prints and other unique pieces). These renovations will continue. Should your future travels bring you to Fremont, we hope that you will again choose to stay at the Harrington and that the experience will be even more impressive.
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Reviewed September 18, 2012

Great stay! Friendly staff and convenient location. Appreciated the bereavement rate. Fremont has a great downtown nearby. Near Gerber. The inn is being remodeled and everything is new and clean. Great contnental breakfast; good coffee.

  • Stayed September 2012
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LouMeeuwenberg, Owner at The Harrington Inn, responded to this review, September 24, 2012
Thank you for your review of the Harrington Inn. We are pleased that you chose to stay with us. As the Harrington Inn serves as your home during your stay, you deserve not only a clean room, but also one that is quiet with comfortable seating, great mattress quality and other "home" comforts. More guest improvements are planned. Hopefully, future travel (for more pleasant reasons) will bring you back to the Fremont area. We look forward to seeing you again.
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White Lake, Michigan
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Reviewed August 27, 2012

IT IS AN EXCELLENT and CLEAN INN!!! Our family went to Michigan adventures and to stay in Muskegon was not an option because of reviews I read about their hotels .. I found the HARRINGTON INN to be all it needed to be !!! CLEAN...QUIET..and COMFORTABLE!! WITH a polite and friendly staff !!

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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LouMeeuwenberg, Owner at The Harrington Inn, responded to this review, August 29, 2012
Thank you for choosing lodging at the Harrington Inn for your Michigan Adventure excursion. Your kind and generous comments are shared with my staff and serve to reinforce our policy of viewing all aspects of the inn's operation through the eyes of our guests and being CLEAN tops our list. However, without a polite and friendly staff you would not know just how clean and comfortable the rooms would be. Your comments will bring a smile to my staff and brighten their day (mine, too). Thank you!!!!
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Reviewed July 17, 2012 via mobile

I am part of an international medevac team. My team brought a patient to a town close to here and we stayed at the Harrington Inn. We were picked up from our aircraft by the proprietor, Lou and brought to the Inn. From the very first moment we arrived it was wonderful, comfortable, the most friendly place to stay! The rooms are huge, the location is excellent, and the service is second to none. Thank you Lou for making my team comfortable last night. We will be back!

  • Stayed July 2012
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LouMeeuwenberg, Owner at The Harrington Inn, responded to this review, July 19, 2012
We want to thank each of your four medevac team members for choosing the Harrington Inn and being such wonderful guests. It was my pleasure to pick you up at the Fremont Airport and to learn more about your work on the brief ride to the inn. I know you have a very busy schedule and taking the time to write a review is greatly appreciated. We do look forward to seeing you again when you are in the area. Lou M.
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Ocala, Florida
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Reviewed July 5, 2012

As retirees we travel a lot to visit family and friends, staying in many different hotels. Never have we had such a clean, luxurious, and well-appointed room--even in much more expensive hotels! Having asthma and allergies, cleanliness in a hotal room is a must, and we've never been in such a pristine environment. Maybe it's just because they are renovating and everything is new--but I hope they'll keep the place as immaculate as it now is. The staff was friendly and helpful,too. We especially liked the "green" features such as the corridor lighting, which appeared to be motion-activated, with ceiling lights that only came on as we entered and walked down the corridor, and the use of real dishes, mugs, and utensils at the breakfast bar, saving the planet from paper and styrofoam garbage. The building doesn't look like much when you drive in, but wait until you step inside! We'll be back to this great hotel on our next visit to the area.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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, Owner at The Harrington Inn, responded to this review, July 12, 2012
Thank you Teresa choosing to stay at the Harrington Inn and for your wonderful review and recognition of the thorough work by our staff. Cleanliness and friendly service are always stressed in our meetings. All rooms have a double check. I have been seen under a sink with a white shirt or black sport coat, then checked to see if there are any soiled areas on my clothes (results are 100% in favor of my housekeeping staff - They are wonderful!). In 2011, a total energy reduction program was completed with a replacement of all lighting, installing motion dedectors, and new room heating/cooling units as part of our total renovations, reducing our energy needs by 40%. Not being the relaxing type, if we are fortunate to have you as a return guest in the future, you will see even more guest enhancements. Your comments will be shared with our great staff. - Lou M
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Newton, Illinois, United States
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Reviewed May 18, 2012

Since my daughter and her family has relocated to Fremont i have visited there often. We always stay at the Harrington. We have been treated with nothing but friendliness and helpfulness. The rooms are immaculate and the new beds are heavenly...Again the staff is wonderful.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
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LouMeeuwenberg, Owner at The Harrington Inn, responded to this review, May 21, 2012
Kathy, we are pleased that your sister's family chose to locate in Fremont and that we have the opportunity to provide quality lodging during your visits. All of our improvements that have been completed are aimed at providing greater value and comfort to our guests. Your comments regarding our staff are appreciated and will be shared with them. We look forward to your return visit. Lou M
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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Reviewed May 15, 2012

I checked into The Harrington Inn last night, after a very long, exhausting day of driving. Upon check in, I was greeted by a very smiling Mallory, who I had spoken to an hour earlier. She informed me of an upgrade to a suite, which really made my day. Luxurious, well appointed room, and the grounds were immaculate. If I ever find myself in this part of Michigan again, I will absolutely stay here again.Thank you Mallory, for making my stay so enjoyable.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled on business
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LouMeeuwenberg, Owner at The Harrington Inn, responded to this review, May 18, 2012
Our entire staff appreciated your comments and it was nice of you to mention Mallory by name. There is much to see and do in less than an hour's drive from the Harrington. We welcome you back when you are in the area. I can promise you that you will see even more guest enhancements. Although all of our rooms have 360 sf of space with the finest in pillow-top mattresses, triple-sheets, and many other guest amenities, we do have a number of even larger rooms of the type that you received with Jacuzzi tubs and/or fireplace units. If available at the time of check-in, we often suggest an upgrade to one of our "State Rooms" with no additional charge. Thank you for your review. Lou M
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Property: The Harrington Inn
Address: 1117 W Main St, Fremont, MI 49412-1476
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Location: United States > Michigan > Newaygo County > Fremont
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Fremont
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Harrington Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 39
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
As a 3-Diamond AAA rated hotel, our friendly staff promises that whether you select a roomy Single Queen or a Deluxe King Jacuzzi Fireplace State Room, you will have a quiet, clean, comfortable and enjoyable stay. The Harrington features a 24/7 front desk, free high-speed WiFi, business center, on-site laundry, and fitness center. At no cost, guests may use the nearby Spectrum/Tamarac Fitness Center featuring a fully equipped with an indoor pool, track and sauna. A seasonally-heated pool is on site. All rooms have interior hall access, keyless lock, refrigerator, microwave, pillow-top mattress, comfortable leather seating, desk, and 32" HDTV with DVD. Enjoy a continental breakfast, afternoon fresh-baked cookies and evening popcorn. Douwe Egberts coffee, tea, juice and fresh fruit are always available. Restaurants, Nestle'Gerber, Dura Automotive, Fremont Insurance, Spectrum Gerber Memorial Hospital, Fremont Theatre, Dogwood Performing Arts Center and the 825-acre, all-sports Fremont Lake are all nearby. Only minutes from the Muskegon and White Rivers, four area golf courses, along with parks and walking paths. Free transportation is available to/from Fremont Airport. Lake Michigan, Michigan Adventure, wineries and Meijer Garden are an easy drive. Major credit cards accepted. ... more   less 
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