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“The worst hotel experience EVER - DO NOT STAY HERE!!!!!”

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Budget Host Inn Manistique
Ranked #6 of 7 Hotels in Manistique
Manton
2 reviews
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“The worst hotel experience EVER - DO NOT STAY HERE!!!!!”
Reviewed September 13, 2010

Our family had traveled for several hours and were looking forward to getting a good night sleep. We were greeted with RUDENESS like we've never seen, the woman was absolutely OBSTINENT. At one point she told us that we wouldn't be allowed to stay even though we had already paid. The reasons stated were NOT because of policy being violated!!!! This woman had a real problem with us because she assumed we were going to take advantage of her business (which we have not EVER done, nor ever will do). She may have had bad experiences in the past but she took it out on US. NO HOSPITALITY, NO PROFESSIONALISM. Went to stay at different location. WILL NEVER STAY at a Budget Host Inn and we are reporting to the BBB.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled with family
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Waupaca
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed May 24, 2010

We stayed here two nights, one on the way to our destination and on our way home too. Our room had all the amenities of the bigger, more expensive motels and was spotless. I usually will not go barefooted in motel rooms, but I would in this one. Before we left we reserved for two more nights in the near future.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled as a couple
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upstate NY
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39 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed August 11, 2009

This was a no-frills, older motel on the outskirts of town. The room was very clean but spartan. The bed was comfortable and the towels were soft. The pool was not open due to a cold summer, a disappointment not the fault of the owner! Coffee and donuts constitue the "continental breakfast" offered. Considering the price and that we used the motel for sleeping only, I consider this one of our better experiences. If all you want is a clean, inexpensive, place to sleep, I can recommend this one.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled as a couple
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Chicago
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed July 7, 2008

We stayed last year and are going the same way again - but will NOT be staying at the Budget Host - Budget yes - Host no. The lady at the front desk was very curt, bordering on rude - don't do this - don't do that - not very welcoming. Everything was very clean - but our room (one door away from the eastern end) was very dated. We also had an unpleasant experience at the pool which took all the fun away. We were given all the rules - and hey - we've pretty seasoned travelers - so off we go - flip flops, swimsuits with coverups (girls) and tshirts (boys). It was early afternoon so what was the big deal? She came charging out - yelling about "SHOES" and I said "Flip-Flops" then she huffed about the "clothes" and I said it was "swim attire". We weren't planning on wearing tshirts and terrycloth coverups in the pool. So off she went - and then she came back out when we had a Beach BALL - the horror of it! A beach ball at a pool. The pool definitely looks clean and pristine - but that's because no one gets to enjoy it. I hope the owners understand that a host makes you feel welcome.

  • Liked — right off the highway
  • Disliked — the friendliness of staff and the pool
  • Stayed July 2007, traveled with family
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patty2, Owner/manager at Budget Host Inn Manistique, responded to this review, October 11, 2009
In response to "We had a "bad pool experience" too.
I have checked the register for July 8, 2008 and before and after the July 8 date and find no rent of the 2nd room from the East end of the motel and no one by the name mentioned registered here.
The pool rules from the State of Michigan and Schoolcraft County Board of Health are posted at the entrance of the pool. If you were here and to respond to your "bad pool experience" we are responsible for the quality of the water for all of our guests safety which takes in no shoes worn outside of the pool can go on the deck. If a ball is thrown out of the pool the shoes go on when leaving the pool to retrieve the ball and off again when entering the pool. Also no street clothes like t-shirts or shorts are to be worn in the pool..
I hope this clarifies the rules we are bound by for the safety of all persons using the pool.
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Reviewed February 2, 2008

Very nice, small, older hotel. Clean and accommodating. They went out of their way for our late arrival. Also, it was very affordable.

  • Stayed December 2007, traveled as a couple
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Hudson, WI
1 review
Reviewed August 25, 2007

After driving all day in a hot, unairconditioned car, the kids and I were looking foreward to cooling off in the pool (the outside pool is why we picked this motel in the first place). Anyway, we arrived at 7:30, and when checking in were informed that the pool closed at 9:00 and didn't open again until 11:00 am (check-out time) Since we hadn't eatten dinner, we rushed to a restaurant. By the time we returned it was 8:40pm. The kids begged to have a quick dip so we went. As soon as I stepped through the gate to the pool the hotel manager came charging out of the office and started yelling at me to take off my shoes and she pointed out that the pool closed at 9:00. I took off my shoes and we got in the pool and she returned to her office. A few minutes later my husband approached the pool and again, she rushed like a mad bulldog out of the office and yelled at him not to go into the pool area with his cigarette or his shoes. She then turned her attention back to us and noticed my daughter was wearing a tee-shirt over her swimsuit and yelled at her to take it off. She then spent the entire rest of our 15 minute swim spouting off to my husband and yelling at us. We couldn't even enjoy the pool we had so looked foreward to! The pillows and bed were also too hard to sleep on. Clean...yes, but run by a someone who has taken the hospitality out of the hospitality business!

Stayed August 2007
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patty2, Owner at Budget Host Inn Manistique, responded to this review, February 27, 2008
The selected review is in no way accurate and is doing a disservice to my business.
This person is very clear in my mind as he started out in a "change the motel policies & required rules for the pool. He arrived before 9:00 pm and went out for dinner and when they returned his 2 daughters went into the pool with street clothes on and had to be told they could not be in the pool with the street clothes on. (a health department rule, not ours) The health department does not allow anyone on the deck to have shoes on and no smoking in the pool area, and bathing suits only. (A HEALTH DEPARTMENT RULE!)
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Waupaca, WI
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed August 24, 2007

Room was spotless, check in was a breeze. The owners were very nice. We would stay here again!

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  • Stayed August 2007, traveled as a couple
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Property: Budget Host Inn Manistique
Address: 6031 US Highway 2, Manistique, MI 49854-9108
Location: United States > Michigan > Upper Peninsula > Manistique
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #6 of 7 Hotels in Manistique
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Hotel Class:2 star — Budget Host Inn Manistique 2*
Number of rooms: 26
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