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Colonial Inn
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Reviewed July 22, 2013

Stayed 5 nights in a second floor, 2 doubles, balcony room with french doors and fireplace. It was very clean, completely updated with granite counter tops, new beds, hardwood flooring, large bright windows on both sides of the room, spacious bathroom, and a very large closet. Housekeeping services were excellent, the grounds were spacious and beautiful, the pool clean, and the location one block from the waterfront and private dock was idyllic. I really have only 2 things that could be improved on for future guests; the first would be to replace a very outdated wall mounted air conditioner that worked fine but needed a bucket under it to catch nearly a gallon of water a day from soaking the new hardwood flooring, and the second improvement would be to add more protein foods to the breakfast choices. Yogurt, eggs, and breakfast meats would be much appreciated to balance out the high carb selection currently provided. Overall we had a wonderful stay and were sad to leave. We really appreciated the staff offering to replace the airconditioner right away for us, but we elected to use the bucket during our stay and have the maintenance work done after our checkout to avoid any disruption in our routines for the week.

Room Tip: Choose downstairs patio rooms to avoid going upstairs, or upstairs balcony rooms for more quiet and a better view. End rooms have the most privacy.
  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank 2UfromMI
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Reviewed July 16, 2013

My husband and I arrived by bicycle to the Colonial Inn after a long bike ride from Charlevoix and were happy we chose to stay at the Colonial Inn. First of all, the room was sparkling clean and spacious. Second, the pool and hot tub were quite refreshing! Third, the whole area was wonderfully quiet and perfect for a walk along Beach Road where you can admire the large old homes with their gorgeous flower gardens on the way to the town (10 min or so). The town is quaint and harbor is beautiful in the fading light at dinnertime. Overall, we were very comfortable at the Colonial Inn. The continental breakfast of "do it yourself" waffles, fruit, coffee, muffins, and/or cereal is a nice convenience and it is fun to eat it outside on the covered porch and perhaps meet interesting people besides.

Room Tip: We were in room 36 on 2nd floor near the main building and breakfast area. A stroll to get to the pool. Very nice, quiet room but I think they'd all be good.
  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Jeannelb
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Reviewed July 9, 2013

Our flight was cancelled and we needed a place to stay in harbor springs. Thankfully, the Colonial inn could accommodate us. Our room had a king and 2 doubles which was perfect for the 8 hours we would be there before trying I to catch our flight out of Pellston While it has a lot of promise, the musty smell in the lobby was overpowering and overtook our room. The ac seemed to only make it worse. The pillows were incredibly lumpy and smelled. The sheets were scratchy and low quality. Overall, not worth the $200 we paid. That said, the room was clean and had some bright and cheery paintings. It could be great with a little more attention to detail

  • Stayed: July 2013
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Reviewed July 1, 2013

My husband and I stayed for 2 nights and really enjoyed our stay. The room was large and very clean. After reading some of the reviews here, it seems like we were staying in different places or either there are some people that MUST find SOMETHING to complain about!

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Cheryl C
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Reviewed June 25, 2013

I loved loved loved my first visit to the Inn a few years ago. This was going to be a big splurge for mother/daughter. This time, my daughter is too ill to travel and her medical emergency prevents us from taking our trip this week. Thus far, there is absolutely no consideration for our plight, and the hotel refuses to refund even part of the fees: Even though the Inn had notice before check in on the first day of our reservation that we can't come to the Inn, they are keeping the total fees for six nights. Of course, I have documentation from several doctors that this was a real emergency.. During high season, it's likely they will be able to re-sell our room for all of the nights. I will be anxious to see if the manager (a "Mr. Brown") does the right thing. I could really use a refund to help cover medical bills.
Otherwise, a charming place...I was looking so forward to going back. Great location. Great town.
Single Mom

Room Tip: The rooms with the french doors and the porch are beautiful. Get adjoining rooms if you have family going. Very lovely.
Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
Thank kathleen s
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