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Magnuson Grand Hotel Lakefront Paradise
Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Paradise
Certificate of Excellence
Davison, Michigan
2 reviews
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“Good location to reach other attractions”
Reviewed September 2, 2012

Located within easy drive of Shipwreck museum, Whitefish Pt, Tahquamenon Falls, etc. Private sandy beach to relax on the water. Beach is stocked with an assortment of furniture to enjoy. Room is above average but lacks flat screen tv and small fridge for this price range. Best whitefish dinners served five minutes away at Brown's Fisheries Fish House Restaurant. Not gourmet, but the fish served is caught that morning. Overall, would recommend the Magnuson Hotel and would stay again.

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lovestotravel1964, General Manager at Magnuson Grand Hotel Lakefront Paradise, responded to this review, October 10, 2013
Thank you so much for posting such a great review. We have added new televisions to our rooms so we hope we have met all of your expectations if you ever return. We are flattered that you took the time to mention all of the areas of our hotel that are the most important to travelers. Our staff takes great pride in providing the best possible service, in a clean comfortable setting. Your review will be shared with our entire staff. Thank you again and we look forward to your return.

Laurie Winkler
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Elizabethtown, Kentucky
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Reviewed August 28, 2012

This hotel was very nice. I would rate it right up with the best Holiday Inn Expresses. Great beach area, pool, lobby area and beds. The only this that would have made it complete was if there were a fridge and a micro-wave in the room. The restaurant out front of the hotel is a good place to eat. Would stay here again if in the area.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Sheboygan, Wisconsin
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Reviewed August 26, 2012

Very nice, clean, and hospitable accommodations! The rooms are large and very clean. If at all possible, book your room on the back side looking out over Lake Superior. Enjoy the morning sunrise. The back rooms face East. There is a good/excellent place to eat at the entrance, road side. Enjoy a short trip up to Whitefish Point Lighthouse. The beach is fantastic. And, if you are a rock collector, you will be overwhelmed. Wake up and enjoy their coffee and continental breakfast which is served beginning at 6:30. MMMM-good!

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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Scottsdale
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Reviewed August 26, 2012

This is an older hotel that has been well maintained - the room and common areas were nice and clean. We had a room with a balcony and a beautiful lake view and the small private beach area had chairs available. Breakfast was the typical continental. There are only a few restaurants and small shops in the town but the falls were worth the short drive and hike.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Lafayette, Indiana
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58 reviews
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Reviewed August 23, 2012

This is a very clean hotel. Very quiet. Can't imagine a more peaceful place. Essentially 2 places of interest in area. Whitefish Point where there is an interesting Shipwreck Museum and Tahquamenon Falls State Park. Pretty isolated. If you insist on fine dining, don't go here. There are about 3 choices of places to eat and none are real good. You can swim in Lake Superior by a nice beach. No alcohol served on premises but there is a "restaurant" at the entrance which does a pretty good job on food and has a full bar. If you like isolation, this is the place to go. They have a reasonably good breakfast included and the visit to the state park is nice.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Tucson, Arizona
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Reviewed August 17, 2012

This former Best Western hotel is attractive and clean, and looks like new. There are great views of Whitefish Bay from the lakeside rooms, and a nice pool area. The Continental Breakfast offers a modest variety of options in an attractive setting overlooking the bay.

There is delicious Mackinac Fudge Ice Cream in the shop at the front of the property, but we found the adjoining restaurant to be mediocre.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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Reviewed August 14, 2012

What a nice place in the middle of a small town. You wouldn't know that this hotel is 12 years old. It's clean, up to date and you can tell that the staff cares about what they are doing. Beautiful views....great breakfast.....nice pool. The staff couldn't be nicer and more helpful. Had a room facing the lake.....sounded like the ocean. I highly recommend it.

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Property: Magnuson Grand Hotel Lakefront Paradise
Address: 8112 N M 123, Paradise, MI 49768-9800
Location: United States > Michigan > Upper Peninsula > Paradise
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Paradise
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Magnuson Grand Hotel Lakefront Paradise 2.5*
Number of rooms: 41
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Magnuson Grand Hotel Lakefront Paradise! Enjoy convenient access to Tahquamenon Falls, Lake Superior and Whitefish Point Lighthouse while staying at this Paradise, Michigan hotel. Welcome to this lakefront Magnuson Grand Hotel where guests will receive exceptional customer service, unbeatable amenities and a fabulous location all for an affordable price. Guests will enjoy well-appointed guest rooms, some with balconies and water views, featuring satellite television with HBO® and free high-speed Internet access. Every morning guests are treated to a complimentary hot breakfast while looking out at a magnificent view of Whitefish Bay. To make traveling even easier, this Paradise, Michigan hotel comes equipped with an indoor heated swimming pool, hot tub, and sauna. Guest will especially enjoy the sandy beach located right on the hotel grounds plus convenient parking for large trucks and snowmobile trailers. We are also a Biker Friendly Hotel! The Magnuson Grand Hotel Lakefront Paradise is located close to where travelers want to be while visiting Paradise. Nestled on Lake Superior's Whitefish Bay, and with direct snowmobile trail access from their parking lot, guests will appreciate the location of this Paradise Magnuson Grand hotel while enjoying a variety of activities including snowmobiling, canoeing, kayaking, fishing, hiking, cross skiing, snow shoeing, and bird watching. No visit to Paradise is complete without visiting our famous local attractions such as Tahquamenon Falls, Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, Whitefish Point Lighthouse, and the Whitefish Point Bird Observatory. What's more, we will often host guests in town attending our annual Blueberry Festival, 2 annual winter festivals or to participate in the Tahquamenon Trail Run, or the Tahquamenon Wilderness Canoe. The friendly, knowledgeable staff is ready to ensure a fun-filled memorable stay in Paradise, Michigan. Make a reservation today and save! ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Best Western Paradise
Paradise Best Western
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