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Royal Crest Motel Gaylord
Ranked #13 of 13 Hotels in Gaylord
Saline, Michigan
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3 reviews
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“Short stop for the night”
Reviewed February 25, 2013

We were traveling to the Upper Peninsula and were looking to stop for the night due to bad weather. This location wasn't too far from the expressway and was one of the less expensive places around for just a place to sleep for the night. The room was clean but the handle in the bathroom sink was cracked and the towel rack was broken. In general, the room was old and needed remodeling, but everything worked and it was fine for our purpose. They had a complementary breakfast which was nice. The front desk manager was friendly and helplful.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed February 10, 2013

A more appropriate name would be the Econo Dump.

* A whole through the wall next to the heater that you could literally see through to the outside
* Three of the four lights in the room did not work
* The towels were the equivalent of 60 grit sandpaper
* There was a gift awaiting me in the toilet when I checked in


On the plus side, the night manager was a very friendly man and was doing the best he could with the hand the motel owners had dealt him. There are far better choices in the area though that you could find.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
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Breckenridge, Michigan, United States
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Reviewed January 29, 2013

We read the reviews on this hotel and was quite skeptically on what it would be like. Since it was a busy weekend and all other hotels were booked, we decided to try it out. What a surprise! Our room was huge, clean and in a great area, close to trails, gas and food. Their breakfast in the morning was good. Enjoyed the friendly staff. Yes, we will be back. Thanks for the excellent hospitality!

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 28, 2013

The housekeeping staff was wonderful, they tryed to do whatever they could for us...the sheets bedding awful! The rooms r nasty but clean!!!!! Needs a bad update and kid friendly electrical open to children....horrible.

  • Stayed January 2013
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Bay City, Michigan
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed December 29, 2012

I do not recommend this place to anyone. Room was too hot or no heat at all. No mattress pad on bed, not a glass or cup in the room, dirty bathroom, holes in the walls, chairs in disrepair, noisy neighbors, I could go on and on. You get what you pay for.....awful!

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Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Chesaning, Michigan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed December 28, 2012

Pool was ice cold. the windows in the pool area were open and could not close. I went there this past christmas. So there was ice in the window openings. the exersice/hot tub building ( not even in the same building) was locked and there were supplies in teh building. teh hut tub was not even open to use. Don't believe the breakfast area photo is not what it looks like. Mangement was not very friendly or helpful and made me feel like i was a bad guy. Game room was not even fuctuinal the vent was broken and open to the sonow and ice. Do not go here ever!!!!!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Clare, Michigan
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Reviewed November 30, 2012

Walked in the room to a awful smell-cannot describe it. There was a hole in the bathroom door from a fist. There was yuck goo on the ice bucket, stains on the sheets, dirty bathroom floors, a tub that I would not give my dog a bath in-this is just a start of the list. There were holes in the walls, stains on the towels and bath mat, garbage outside the doors in a heap (lots of garbage), the heater had parts missing and was caked with dust and dirt, outside vents for the heaters were falling off the outside of the building, coke machine out of order, dirty mattresses sitting in the hallway. Don't just walk away turn and run as fast as you can

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Royal Crest Motel Gaylord

Property: Royal Crest Motel Gaylord
Address: 803 South Otsego (Old 27 South), Gaylord, MI 49735 (Formerly Econo Lodge Gaylord)
Location: United States > Michigan > Otsego County > Gaylord
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 13 Hotels in Gaylord
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Royal Crest Motel Gaylord 2.5*
Number of rooms: 45
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Royal Crest Motel in conveniently located in Gaylord, Michigan and just four miles from Otsego Lake State Park, Otsego Memorial Hospital, Big Buck Brewery and Steakhouse, Pigeon River State Forest, Call of the Wild and Bavarian Falls Park. Our motel amenities include an indoor heated pool, free continental breakfast, free wireless high-speed Internet access and free local calls. All guest rooms include hair dryers, irons and ironing boards. Some of our rooms also feature microwaves, refrigerators and sofa sleepers. This is a pet-friendly hotel! ... more   less 
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