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“Nice place to stay but bring extra blanket” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Beachfront Hotel Houghton Lake Michigan

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Beachfront Hotel Houghton Lake Michigan
Ranked #2 of 15 Hotels in Houghton Lake
Certificate of Excellence
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Nice place to stay but bring extra blanket”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2012 via mobile

Our 2nd stay at this hotel and a big improvement with this new owner. We had a lake view, which was really nice. The room was very clean and the breakfast was very good with a nice selection. We loved the waffle maker, except day 2 when there were too many kids and you could not get near it. Our only complaint was the bedding. The blankets are so thin. We were able to take the blanket off the 2nd bed, so that helped.

Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2012

We stumbled upon this great hotel while on our 10 year anniversary trip. LOVED IT! The staff were incredibly friendly and helpful. Breakfast included a hot waffle maker and other continental breakfast items. Private beach area and balcony over looking the big lake. We had a beautiful sunrise. Would love to come back here again with our kids!

  • Stayed June 2012
    • 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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4 Thank angdickerson
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Henderson
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34 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2012

Our family stayed at the Beachfront for a week and it was such a relaxing pleasant experience! The staff were pleasant, and so helpful. They went out of their way to make sure all our needs were met and then some! I especially loved that we all had rooms that overlooked the beach and we could listen to the waves roll onto the beach at night while sitting on our balconies. The breakfasts in the mornings were nice and the kids especially liked that they could have lots of extra helpings without a problem. We come to Houghton Lake at least once a year and this will definitely be the place we will become regulars at.

Room Tip: Ask for the beachfront rooms. There is privacy and they all have a fantastic view!!
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank Christhenurse54
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Troy, Michigan
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2012

We stayed at the Beachfront last weekend for a Bachlorette get-away and it was wonderful! We found the deal on their website. We got 2 rooms, a limo, and breakfast for up to 8 girls for $400. We had an amazing time! The room was set up really cute when we got there with snacks and goodies. The staff was super friendly and accomodating! We loved hanging out at the beach and then going out to a pizza dinner and getting drinks at night!
WONDERFUL STAY! DEFINITELY STAY HERE IF YOU ARE IN THE AREA!

Room Tip: Facing the water!
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank katie e
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Phoenix
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339 reviews
149 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 12, 2012

We are still here, but I just HAD to post my review. The VIEWS from this resort hotel are worth a MILLION bucks. I have stayed in many Florida hotels with a water view but the staff here made us feel very special.

They accommodated our special requests with a smile and thanked us for choosing their location for our stay.

Even tho our 2 projects are a 30+ minute drive away, we are sooo glad we chose to stay here. This is a wonderful resort village that offers a laid-back attitude, but not from the staff. The staff here at the Beachfront make you think you are staying in a pricey five-star hotel.

The rooms are clean, recently remodeled but basic. They do provide a small refrigerator/freezer, but no microwave. The beds are comfy, the towels fluffy and there is a side table table. The balcony with sliding glass doors offers a patio chair for enjoying the views. Free wi-fi is strong and they provide a complimentary breakfast too.

It's a great place for families as there is a fire-ring and chairs to enjoy on the beach, a clean pool & hot tub too. We would stay here again in a heartbeat - even if we have to drive a bit to get to our work projects.

Room Tip: ALL rooms are beachfront! There is an elevator, but there are many rooms right on the main floor.
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank Candace R
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Sorrento
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18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 13, 2012

This hotel was absolutely beautiful, from the lobby to the views of houghton lake from our balcony. The room was very clean and well maintained. The beds were comfortable. They offered a full continental breakfast. A nice indoor pool, nothing fancy, but nice all the same.
I would definitely recommend this hotel to anybody wanting to stay at Houghton Lake. My one and only complaint was one of the desk staff the day we checked in. There was a small mix up with our room, and she seemed annoyed at us for even mentioning it. She never smiled once or said thank you, or even apologized for the mix up. She was also there the next morning, when I asked for some extra towels. She again seemed annoyed, but said she would let someone know, which Im guessing we didnt since I had to go back down later that day. There was a different person there, very nice. I asked again for extra towels and some were brought up right away. The desk staff we dealt with for the rest of our stay were very friendly and accomodating.
Aside from that one person, this was such a great hotel, it made our family vacation more special, and I would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank TrishN67
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Roscommon
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2012

I stayed 2 nights at Beachfront while my cottage was being de-winterized. The staff was as friendly as I have experienced in any other hotel location. I vacationed in Florida several times and the U.S. Virgin Islands during the winter and have stayed at some pricey hotels and resorts over the years. The pool area was clean and the water was warm and inviting. The guest room overlooking Houghton Lake was also clean and spacious for the price. I have spent a lot of time at Houghton Lake and was surprised that I had been unaware of this gem.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank Mary P
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Property: Beachfront Hotel Houghton Lake Michigan
Address: 4990 W Houghton Lake Dr, Houghton Lake, MI 48629-9203
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Location: United States > Michigan > Houghton Lake
Amenities:
Beach 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 ) Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 15 Hotels in Houghton Lake
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Beachfront Hotel Houghton Lake Michigan 2*
Number of rooms: 60
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Beautiful private sandy beach on Michigan's largest inland lake, Houghton Lake. The hotel features barbecue grills, picnic tables, fire pit, indoor pool and hot tub, free boat parking on our 14 section private dock, free wi-fi, pet friendly, continental breakfast, 48 rooms with private balconies, 12 jacuzzi rooms to enjoy for your special occasion, family friendly, great for weddings, family reunions, golf outings, birthday parties, graduations, wedding packages available, group discounts. Closest hotel to the heart of Bud Bash and Tip Up Town USA! ... more   less 
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Best Western Houghton Lake
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