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“Clean and Welcoming” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Viking Arms Inn
Ranked #8 of 17 Hotels in Ludington
Certificate of Excellence
Midland, Michigan
Level Contributor
95 reviews
40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Clean and Welcoming”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2013

We stayed at this hotel before taking the USS Badger across the Lake. The owners were very welcoming. Despite being a very busy weekend, I was pleasantly surprised at how quiet the rooms were! I heard absolutely nothing from outside or from neighboring rooms, save for the occasional "beep" of a locking car. Parking is directly in front of your room, but spaces are numbered.

The rooms are very basic, but have a small coffee maker, full-sized iron/ironing board, and hair dryer. The beds are very firm, the water pressure/temperature good, and wifi fast and free. The pool was open and in use, but we didn't use it this time around. The grounds and rooms were spotless! I was impressed with the obvious care the owners take with this property.

I would definitely stay at the Viking Arms Inn again when in the area.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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1 Thank Monkeybusiness23
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davidbourgette, Owner at Viking Arms Inn, responded to this review, July 5, 2013
Thank You Diane, Im glad you were happy with your stay. We are in the process of doing upgrade with amenities and flats will be the first thing we do. We try to give our guest a clean comfortable room and a reasonable rate. Thank you for giving us a try.
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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English first
San Jose, California, United States
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 8, 2013

I stayed here for three nights in late May. The rates were the best I found in town. The rooms were scrupulously clean, and the bed extremely comfortable. While my room did not have all of the amenities I'm used to finding in larger/chain motel (refrigerator, microwave), the difference in price more than made up for it. I only gave the place four stars instead of five because a couple of fixtures were scuffed or stained (though clean) and I know that a number of people find that off putting. For me it was an excellent stay.

People commonly come to Ludington to enjoy the local beauty. I was there to help older relatives who are making life changes. Viking Arms is right across the street from the hospital and near several assisted living and nursing homes, which was quite convenient for me. It was reassuring to my relatives to have me right there.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
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1 Thank Joni B
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Toledo, Ohio
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20 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2013

stayed here for just one night visiting family, have never stayed at a motel before so was a little worried but let me tell you changed my whole outlook. this place was clean, i mean very clean. the owner worked the front counter and was a great guy. would stay here over any of the big chain hotels there.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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2 Thank cody y
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davidbourgette, Owner at Viking Arms Inn, responded to this review, May 6, 2013
Thank you so much for the kind words. you put a big smile on my face:)
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Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2012

A very nice year-round motel...with solid AAA-rated quality considering the very reasonable room rate. Owners are wonderful folks and were very hospitable. My November stay was warm and enjoyable. Rooms are just fine, with nice updates including large flat-screen TVs. Spotlessly clean buildings and grounds provided a safe & secure feeling. The lighted gazebo was a nice touch in the evening. No need to look anywhere else. Keep it up, folks.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
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Thank Russ S
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davidbourgette, Owner at Viking Arms Inn, responded to this review, May 6, 2013
Sorry it took so long to respond to your review, but thank you so very much!!
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Chagrin Falls, Ohio, United States
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2012

I've stayed at theViking Arms several times while on motorcycle trips through Michigan. Dave, Dawn and the dogs are terrific. Contrary to another review, the rooms are always SPOTLESS!
Yes, the rooms may look a little dated, but that adds to the charm of the place. It's like staying in an "Ozzie and Harriett" episode but with cable.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
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3 Thank Will S
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davidbourgette, Owner at Viking Arms Inn, responded to this review, May 6, 2013
Thanks for the review Will, Dawn (Ruby & Krystal) and I really do appreciate you taking the time to do a review. We know we aren't perfect but we will try our very best to accommodate all of our guests request. We are always looking for ideas to improve.
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Michigan
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247 reviews
50 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2012

I stayed here two nights, everyone was friendly, the room was equipped with an ironing board and a coffee maker no fridge, no breakfast, just coffee and little tiny cartons of OJ.

Room was clean and large enough for me to toss a bike in.
69 for a single, maybe a bit on the high side for the mom and pops. But a good alternative to the chains..

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank willdriveforfood
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dysart iowa
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2012

Was quiet. Which was refreshing. Rooms were very clean and worth every penny. Best stay on my trip through Michigan. That's sayinn something since I was at 4 other motels. Nice job. Will be back very soon. All ground level rooms. So no walking stairs or taking elevators.

Room Tip: The suites with the whirl pools is the perfect relaxing end to any day.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled on business
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Property: Viking Arms Inn
Address: 930 East Ludington Avenue, Ludington, MI 49431
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Location: United States > Michigan > Ludington
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#2 Spa Hotel in Ludington
#2 Romantic Hotel in Ludington
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Viking Arms Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 45
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Viking Arms Inn is located centrally in Ludington. We have been one of the highest AAA quality rated facilities in the area for over 30 years. Offering exceptional quality and warm hospitality. Shopping, the beach and the SS Badger are all as close as a mile away. We are open all year for the summer as well as the winter traveler. ... more   less 
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