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“Wasted Vacation”
Review of Mai Tiki Resort

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Mai Tiki Resort
Ranked #3 of 10 Hotels in Oscoda
Certificate of Excellence
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1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Wasted Vacation”
Reviewed June 30, 2008

Not a good experience at all. While the three remodeled cottages look very nice, the remainder of the cottages are two step above abandoned, and the property owners are much more interested in entertaining their friends than they are concerned about guests. Every window has a torn screen, some are missing half their hinges, and the condition of the furniture is pathetic.

The layout of this resort is great, and the beach is beautiful, but if efforts are not made to run it like a vacation destination, it will quickly take on the appearance of an overgrown trailer park with a beautiful lake.

We stayed here three years ago, and the previous owners were busy improving the cottages and property, and it looks like most of their efforts will be washed away by lack of attention from the current owners. Along with the owners young unsupervised children buzzing the beach in a golf cart, the gaping septic tank hole that borders the sidewalk on the roadside of the property is a recipe for disaster.

  • Disliked — everything.
  • Stayed June 2008, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 28, 2008

My husband and I and our two boys, ages 9 and 11, stayed at Mai Tiki for Memorial Day weekend. Overall, we had a very good experience. We stayed in Cottage 14, which is one of the two cottages that have recently been remodeled. It was clean, spacious, and actually a pretty cool place to stay for a few days. Our boys enjoyed the bunk beds and we enjoyed the view from the loft bedroom upstairs. The stairs up to the loft are pretty steep, though--I wouldn't recommend it for anyone elderly. The most unique feature of this particular cottage was the bathroom with its stone wall shower. Very cool.

While we were at the resort, our boys very much enjoyed playing with the other children there. It was a very family-oriented atmosphere, which we appreciated, and the whole family looked forward to the nightly bonfire and s'mores. Fun!

We had an opportunity while at the resort to go inside several of the other cottages and we were shocked to see how poorly they were maintained. If we had stayed in any other cottage besides 12 or 14 (the remodeled ones)---I would not have been a happy camper at all. They were old and moldy and just plain icky.

So--I would enthusiastically recommend this resort, but with a caveat: Cottages 12 and 14 are the only ones I would stay in.

Oh, and one more thing: other than bed linens, no linens are provided. You'll need to bring towels, washcloths, dishtowels, etc. They are not clear about this on their website.

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Additional Information about Mai Tiki Resort

Property: Mai Tiki Resort
Address: 3322 N US Highway 23, Oscoda, MI 48750-9589
Location: United States > Michigan > Oscoda
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 10 Hotels in Oscoda
Number of rooms: 21
Also Known As:
Mai Tiki Hotel Oscoda
Maitiki Hotel Oscoda

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