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Beachfront Hotel Houghton Lake Michigan
Ranked #2 of 15 Hotels in Houghton Lake
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London, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
24 reviews
17 hotel reviews
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“Very Relaxing!”
Reviewed July 23, 2012

Spent a couple of nights here in July and found the location to be very relaxing which is what we were there for. Spent lots of time on the balcony overlooking the lake. Room was clean and comfortable with fridge and coffee maker plus guests can use the microwave in the breakfast room if necessary. Breakfast was excellent with many choices - waffle maker, bagels, cereal, toast, etc. Front desk staff were very friendly and helpful, especially Sam and Kenny, giving us suggestions on what to see and do and where to eat. We were there on a weeknight and it was pretty quiet. Kids seemed to enjoy playing in the fairly shallow water right out the back. Liked the fact that you walk in at street level but you're actually on the 3rd floor at the back. There doesn't seem to be much within walking distance but you can get a pizza delivered!

Room Tip: Request a lakeview room.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
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Plymouth, Michigan
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Reviewed July 19, 2012

Have never stayed at Houghton Lake before. My wife and I used a discount offer from WRIF radio and it was originally going to be a whirlpool room. When we walked into the hotel to check in they had the door open to a room that looked out over the lake. We checked out of our jacuzzi suite and into a lakeside room. Very clean room. Balcony out sliding door. It was on second floor which was also the floor with the swimming pool. We never had a issue with chlorine smell. Bathroom was spotless. Refrigerator worked flawlessly. Mandy, Heather, Stacey and ALL the employees were helpful and happy to be of service. This is not common these days in the hospitality industry. The pictures on the website are about as true as they can be. The beach is sandy but the water front is a little mucky with weeds and lots of snail shells. Plenty of lounge chairs WITH sunbrellas. Sunrise and sunset were gorgeous. We did not use the indoor pool or hot tub. Pool could have used a vacuum as lots of sand was visible on bottom. Continental breakfast was very filling. I know there are not many choices in the area but you should not turn this place down for one night or a whole week. I cannot say enough about the overall experience.

Room Tip: Stay in lakefront room. Forget the whirlpool suites.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Santa Cruz, Ca
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Reviewed July 13, 2012

I had never been to Houghton Lake, and as we drove around the lake and saw dilapidated hotels, closed businesses, and vacant buildings, my spirits dropped a little. I was pleasantly surprised by this hotel. The room was spotless located on the second floor, down the hall from the pool and across from the laundry room with a nice view of the lake. Our room was a little noisy.,

We only stayed one night, but I noticed a little beach and a place on the lawn where some guests were sitting around a bonfire - a nice touch.

The breakfast was really only carbs (cereal, bread, cinnamon rolls), and the dining area is really tiny.

We arrived late, and were really hungry at 9 pm. We asked for a restaurant recommendation for our family (2 adults and a child) and they recommended two places. When we checked both places out, they turned out to be bars with loud live music and lots of already-drunk people. Not a great or relaxing atmosphere for eating dinner with a child. We ended up driving a couple of miles down the road and eating at Big Boy - at least we could hear ourselves think.

As others have said, I'm pretty sure this is the best place to stay on the lake. And it's a decent deal (we spent about $100 - I'm from California, so I'm used to hotels costing more than this. YMMV).

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Waterford mi
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed July 5, 2012

Clean hotel with a nice beach front.The view of the water was the best part.Includes breakfast.

Room Tip: Be sure to get a lakeside room.The balcony or walk out rooms both are nice.
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Asheville, North Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed July 5, 2012

Room was comfortable with a nice lake view. Staff was outstanding. Breakfast included. Fair beach but nothing special. Choices limited at this aging resort.

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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
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Ranked #2 of 15 Hotels in Houghton Lake
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Beachfront Hotel Houghton Lake Michigan 2.5*
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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