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“Something Happened....”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Harborview Motel

Harborview Motel
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Harborview Motel
Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Tawas City
Grand Blanc MI
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313 reviews
96 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
“Something Happened....”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 9, 2010

Wanted to get away for quiet time. The hotel had just opened for the season. The bed linen smelled so musty that it was difficult to sleep. We killed a bug and a worm on the wall. The pillows were horrible. The carpeting on the floor was full of stains and in great need of shampooing. We had to get toilet paper from the desk (?). Details like this should not be overlooked.

The snack basket had water and popcorn, but all other snacks had been removed. Coffee, tea, creamers and to-go cups were available. I just was sad about the cleanliness which last year was nice, but this year had issues!

The hotel rooms have a shared hallway which allows guests to loose privacy. This was the case with our visit. We kept hearing people talking for an hour outside our door. I could not figure out why they would not go into a room. Some people are just self-centered or rude!

Signs were put up eliminating housekeeping services. New towels could be gotten once used towels were taken to the desk.

I plan on searching out other options in this area. There are several to choose from. The area is beautiful! Sometimes the lower fees are not worth it. We try to support what we consider mom and pop establishments. This was one time that we appreciated chain-hotels. If this was a chain, perhaps the linens would have been washed and clean smelling for a good nights sleep.

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled as a couple
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Lakeville, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2009

We were passing through the Tawas area on our way home. I had stopped a several places to find a reasonably priced room. Well, little did I know that was an impossibility. Either the motel was over $100 or it was close to $100 w/o air-conditioning. I was desperate and stopped at the Harborview. It looked like any other small independently owned motel. Nothing fancy on the outside. DON'T JUDGE A BOOK BY ITS COVER. The Harborview was less expensive than all of the other motels in the area AND the room was huge!! The bed was the largest king-sized bed I have ever seen in my life. It was like 3 queen-sized together. Very comfortable as well. The room had a clean spa, microwave, refrigerator, and lot of space to put all of our stuff we had been lugging around. Quiet room. The enclosed walkway I am sure is there for snow purposes but it allowed us to go in and out of the room w/o getting wet by the rain. The room had complimentary bottles of water, a couple microwavable popcorns, and peanut-butter filled crackers. We were not expecting anything. Our motel hostess was very friendly and kind. If I am ever travelling the "sunrise" side of Michigan again, the Harborview will be where I will stay.

  • Stayed July 2009
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Property: Harborview Motel
Address: 1008 W Lake St, (US Hwy 23), Tawas City, MI 48763
Location: United States > Michigan > Tawas City
Amenities:
Free Parking
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Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Tawas City
Number of rooms: 5

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