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Americas Best Value Inn - Tahquamenon Country
Ranked #5 of 8 Hotels in Newberry
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Level 6 Contributor
187 reviews
51 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
“basic accomodations”
Reviewed July 27, 2011

We were looking for a cheaper place to stay than the Comfort Inn in Newberry where we usually stay as we literally only sleep there and spend the rest of the weekend with family at a cottage (without enough beds!). This place was a significant savings. But, as the saying goes, you get what you pay for! Complementary breakfast was cereal, toast, juice and a few cinnamon rolls that were cut in half. No tables to eat breakfast on-had to carry breakfast back to the room. Rooms clean. Mattresses on the firm side. Quiet. Nice pool (Comfort Inn doesn't have one). Staff friendly. Nothing fancy and it served our purpose just fine.

Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Swartz Creek, Michigan
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Reviewed June 21, 2011

The horror began when we were trying to check in several rooms. Even though they knew we were coming they had one clerk and the computer crashed. Check in took forever. You had to use a room towel at the pool then exchange it for a dry one and walk back to your room wet. The beds were HORRIBLE. I woke up with a headache! The breakfast was very minimal and served in a hallway with no tables to sit down at and my son got nothing because he went down a couple minutes after nine. But the worst part was at checkout. My daughter was chewed out because she hadn't told them that she had a child in the room. She was lectured about fire codes when we were NOT asked at checkin how many were in each room. Then when I complained, the clerk tried to justify the lecture!!!! Then my brother told them that one room's air conditioning didn't work and he was told that it was okay because it wasn't that hot!!!! We all used our air conditioning that night. This hotel charged almost as much as Comfort Inn down the road but they were too booked to take us. For the money we spent I would have preferred to sleep in the car!!! DO NOT STAY IN THIS INN!!! YOU WILL REGRET IT!!!

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
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Batesville, Mississippi
Level 6 Contributor
121 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed August 13, 2010

The hotel is very clean, well kept and comfortable. Priced well also. The check in lady apparently was having a bad day, but everyone else we met was friendly.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank Greg H
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Lansing, MI
Level 5 Contributor
64 reviews
43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
Reviewed September 27, 2009

This is a little gem in the wilderness. Newberry doesn't have a lot to offer in the way of hotels/motels so this is a little gem in the wilderness. It's on the highway but our room was very quiet. Very clean and comfortable. Extremely friendly and helpful staff. The complimentary breakfast was great. We wouldn't hesitate to stay here again if we are in the Newberry area.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
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Thank SpartanFan
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Milwaukee, WI
Level 5 Contributor
69 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed August 27, 2009

Americas Best was my last stop on my trip around the UP. Being the tail end of fall color season, there wasn't much going on around town. The Inn is very well maintained and has good security and a well-lit parking lot. The pool and hot tub were a nice treat after a week of hiking. Continental breakfast was good! Good value for $62 (the most expensive stay of my whole trip!).
For Newberry being the "moose capitol of the UP" I never saw a moose ;)

  • Stayed October 2008, traveled solo
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Thank bmusicgirl
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Indy
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed August 1, 2009

We stopped here for one night on our trip around the UP. The owners were very helpful and friendly. We had a smoking room with a king bed and whirlpool. The whirlpool was a relief after hiking and driving all day. There are not many restaurants nearby but we did drive about 15-20 minutes and ate dinner at Timber Charlie's(?) We would stay here again.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled as a couple
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Thank IndyOutandabout
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Monee, Illinois
Level 6 Contributor
437 reviews
106 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 529 helpful votes
Reviewed July 13, 2009

I stayed here one night on July 11,2009. Located in the town of Newberry, it looks like a fairly new motel. It's a two story with elevators. Check in was simple and the motel staff were friendly and helpful, actually calling a restaurant in the area to see if they were still serving food. My room was very clean including the carpet, bath and beds.The shower was powerful. The motel has an indoor pool, hot tub and sauna. Free basic breakfast included with your stay. Plenty of secure parking and well lit. Not many restaurants close by though. The closest being a McDonalds 1 mile away.
I'm glad I chose this place to spend the night and would recommend it to anyone passing thru the area.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled solo
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Thank Aerowing
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Property: Americas Best Value Inn - Tahquamenon Country
Address: 12956 State Route M-28, Newberry, MI 49868
Location: United States > Michigan > Upper Peninsula > Newberry
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 8 Hotels in Newberry
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Americas Best Value Inn - Tahquamenon Country 2.5*
Number of rooms: 66
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Stay at this delightful Newberry hotel situated in the upper peninsula of Michigan. The Americas Best Value Inn Tahquamenon Country provides guests with easy access to local attractions and a variety of activities including snowmobiling, golfing, and hiking in Newberry, Michigan. The hotel offers all of the amenities to make both business and leisure travelers feel right at home. Guests can choose from rooms featuring kitchenettes or deluxe whirlpool suites. The hotel also offers a complimentary continental breakfast between the hours of 6am and 9am, giving guests a great start before heading out to explore all of the Newberry attractions. Additional amenities include an indoor swimming pool, spa, sauna, game room and conference rooms that accommodates up to 120 people. Pets are allowed, charges and restrictions apply. The Americas Best Value Inn Tahquamenon Country is situated near Oswald's Bear Ranch, which features three large natural habitats. The hotel is also close to the Toonerville Trolley offering train and boat tours of Tahquamenon Falls. The actual Falls, also known as little Niagara, is a short drive away. This Newberry hotel welcomes guests taking part in Michigan's popular Lumberjack Festival that takes place every year at the end of May. Snowmobiling enthusiasts should note that the Americas Best Value Inn Tahquamenon Country is located near over 800 miles of groomed snowmobiling trails in the Tahquamenon Country area. Our friendly and experienced staff is always eager to make your stay with us a memorable experience. Enjoy the value of staying with Americas Best Value Inn Tahquamenon Country. ... more   less 
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