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BEST WESTERN Lakewinds
Ranked #3 of 17 Hotels in Ludington
Certificate of Excellence
Detroit
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30 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Nice pool, staff and property”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2011

Although this is classified as an indoor water park it is really just an inside pool and a separate indoor water slide. The pool heater was not working very well, the water I would have guessed was about 70 degrees, but it was clean. The slide was a figure 8, but did not end at the pool, it is a stand alone and you have to have the front desk open it, it was usually closed, but once you let someone at the desk know they would find someone rather quickly to open and monitor it. The rooms were very clean, they do allow pets for a nominal charge, and the breakfast station was well manned and stocked despite the numerous patrons. The waffles were very good and the flow of the line went very smoothly.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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  • Location
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Austin, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2011

We were travelling to lower Michigan for family business during the end of September, we looked to the Best Western Splash Park to help provide some entertainment for our 3 and 5 year old girls! We were not disappointed, the water slide was perfect for the kids and even fun for mom and dad. The receptionist at the desk was great and set us up by the pool. The room was clean as expected, what was unexpected is how the staff went out of their way to help with getting us set up and even interacting with the girls! I was very impressed, the building is a little dated but very well upkept with plenty of space. We would highly recommend this Best Western to anyone passing through Ludington or if your kids like to swim...a great stay and thank you!

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2011

Breakfast is made in the same room as the pool slide, while we were eating, they were cleaning the slide and we ended up getting splashed. Staff was very friendly and well educated in the area. I would stay again!

Room Tip: ask to be away frm the pool slide if you want to be able to sleep :)
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2011

I would echo "flintjarvis" comments. We pricelined ($42) and stayed here after landing on the ferry coming from Wisc. Desk staff was extremely accommodating; room clean; plenty of items to choose from at breakfast. The 4 of us used the hot tub the next morning and were the only ones around in the pool/spa area - very pleasant.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with friends
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Flint, mi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2011

My wife got this one through a Priceline bidding deal invite.


Our room was on the second floor way in the back, farthest from the pool. This location was quiet, and did not smell of chlorine, as some reviews here have mentioned. There is no elevator (that I know of anyway).


This hotel uses the magnetic key-card system, and our door worked every time the first time.


The pool area looked fun, and a lot of people were enjoying it. My wife and I were staying here the night before cruising on the Badger Carferry to Wisconsin the next morning, so we didn't want to pack wet swimsuits.


We enjoyed early breakfast, and the seating areas for breakfast were more than adequate with poolside seating as well as two semi-private conferance-dining areas.


The computer area across from the check in desk works well, but there is space for only one, so don't count on using it anytime you want.


Our room was very spacious, large enough to excersize in front of the TV if you wish. That isn't my sort of thing, but yeah, the room is almost suite sized.


Getting to the carferry is easy enough from this location with about a four or five mile drive.

Room Tip: For kids and fun, get a poolside room, for value and quiet, get a room way in back.
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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ilovebwlud, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Lakewinds, responded to this review, February 7, 2012
Thank you for your kind words. We do offer rooms that are further back if our guests are looking for a quieter room. We have our wonderful continental breakfast that we do offer in the morning.Lake Michigan is only 2.5 miles from the hotel, and it is a wonderful spot to relax. We are happy you enjoyed your stay at the Best Western!! We hope to see you again.
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Muskegon, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2011

We have been coming to this hotel for over nine years. We have seen the changes take place over the years. Each time we go, things just get better and better. Our last visit was over the Labor Day Week-end. What a busy time....even in the midst of all the busyness and many people, the staff was always ready to help. I want to commend Donna for going out of her way to help meet the needs that we had this week-end. Also, to Holly, what a tremendous job she did as well. We couldn't have asked for a more blessed week-end, and the blessing they were to us. Clean, helpful, repectful, friendly....Thank you ladies for being a blessing. We will be seeing you soon. :)

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
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ilovebwlud, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Lakewinds, responded to this review, February 7, 2012
Thank you for the great review!! We are making a lot of new changes! We will soon be putting 42 inch flat screen TV's in every room of this hotel. Now our guests can enjoy their favorite shows on an even bigger screen. We are willing to do anything for our guests, even if it is out of the way, we love to please them. Thank you again for your honest review and we hope to see you again!!
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2011

Everything was clean and staff was very helpful. Liked it so well going back 9/24/11 for other childs birthday.

  • Stayed September 2011
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ilovebwlud, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Lakewinds, responded to this review, February 7, 2012
We are glad you enjoyed your stay! Our pool and slide is always a hit for kids, and it's always nice for the adults to sit around and relax too. Thank you for posting a review!!
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Additional Information about BEST WESTERN Lakewinds

Property: BEST WESTERN Lakewinds
Address: 5005 West US Highway 10, Ludington, MI 49431-8692 (Formerly Best Western Splash Park Inn)
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Location: United States > Michigan > Ludington
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Romantic Hotel in Ludington
#4 Family Hotel in Ludington
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — BEST WESTERN Lakewinds 2.5*
Number of rooms: 85
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Best Western Lakewinds is the perfect place to relax and enjoy your stay. Close to beaches and great restaurants as well as downtown shopping. We offer several room types, one of them is sure to fit your needs. We have a family suite with two queen beds and a separate room with a king bed, great for the whole family. Or a whirlpool suite with a hot tub and fireplace perfect for two. Let the kids enjoy our playground area that is also a picnic area with a grill. We will start your day with a wonderful hot breakfast, Belgian waffles, sausage gravy and biscuits and much more, all compliments of the hotel. ... more   less 
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