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“Horrible, dirty, dishonest hotel”
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Rodeway Inn
Ranked #5 of 5 Hotels in Whitehall
Oscoda, Michigan, United States
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Horrible, dirty, dishonest hotel”
Reviewed August 26, 2013

The cheap price and availability should have said enough but out of des parity we stayed here, never again will that happen!! Very dirty, carpet stains, smelly musty moldy smell, remote broken, no wifi, ran out of breakfast and had to interrupt clerk from her smoke break to get more syrup. Then when we left we forgot our kindle fire we couldn't use because of no Internet, and we called to let them know we were coming back to get it, they claimed they didn't have it and I couldn't come back so I advised I would call police and they encouraged. Long story short, they tried to lie to the officer, cussed him out, and he finally recovered it minus the case. How dishonest and rude!! Will never stay here again!!

Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed August 19, 2013

Didn't get the no# of rooms I booked....wasn't apologetic at all, rooms are in desperate need of renovating, not cleaned well and have a noticeable odor....very disappointed :( tried to find different hotel but no vacancies within 30 miles! :(

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed August 13, 2013 via mobile

The clerk at the hotel, Mark, called the police because I rightly became indignant and with a slight of my hand knocked over a placard advertising "guest assistance" when asking for additional towels! He refused, when I told him that the towels that he gave me were used to stand on because the tub was filthy (I am attaching pictures). He told me, a paying guest, that he could have given me rags to clean out the tub! I'm sorry, but since when must GUESTS clean the tub in a room that they've just checked in to is filthy, I argued, and yes--he called the police! A MI State trooper, a Montague & Whitehall police officer showed up and told me that it was a private establishment and I had 10 minutes to pack up my things and my two children, at 11:30 pm, and leave. I plan on filing a lawsuit! DO NOT STAY HERE! I hope the management sees/reads this and writes a response as I will use it in court! Who puts out paying guests with children, at 11:30 at night?!

  • Stayed August 2013
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West Bloomfield, Michigan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed August 8, 2013

I don't see any of our reviews or others that have written bad reviews. Obviously the good reviews are not real. The carpets are disgustingly dirty the clerk is very rude, there is an awful odor the minute you enter the lobby, my allergies got unbearable. My family chose to forfeit what they charged us, even after we cancelled than stay here. If you have any standards at all about cleanliness don't stay here!

Room Tip: Avoid at all costs! We left it was sooo bad!
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Detroit, Michigan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed July 21, 2013

I can only assume that the 4- and 5-star reviews on this site are by hotel management, because no one else in their right mind would give this place anything more than a one rating. And I only gave it that because I can't give it less. The place is musty-smelling, the carpets are stained with God only knows what, and the cleanliness was at best questionable and at worse non-existent. I wanted to clean part of the floor in the bathroom and then leave a note with a big arrow pointing to it saying "Look! I made a clean spot! You can too!!!" but had neither the means with which nor the desire to do their job. There was only one lamp in the room with perhaps a 40-watt light bulb in it - maybe lower (do light bulbs come in lower wattages? Because I think it may have been 25!) This place was outrageously priced for the quality, to say the least.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Sant Louis
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed July 21, 2013

the property is in poor shape and was very noisy. The air conditioner was the loudest I have ever heard. In addition there was noise from the adjacent gas station, people walking on the floor above and the nearby ice machine. I will avoid in the future.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed July 20, 2013

THE WORST. Room was dark because there was only one lamp. Lobby is dismal. There is only a small sofa and a flat screen. Management is skimpy on the towels, quality is the same as the cleaning rags you buy at Home Depot. Management is very unfriendly, surly and uninterested in your comments. Ran out of ice early in the day. Our room overlooked the gas station in front of the hotel. Bathroom was dirty. Room was a mishmash of furniture that was crowded into an unusual and uncomfortable configuration. Avoid at all cost and go to the Ramada across the street which is the same price. We stayed here for 5 days so this is not just an off night.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Rodeway Inn
Address: 3080 Colby Rd, Whitehall, MI 49461-9216 (Formerly Americas Best Value Inn - Whitehall)
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Location: United States > Michigan > Muskegon County > Whitehall
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 5 Hotels in Whitehall
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Rodeway Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 50
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Americas Best Value Inn Whitehall offers the most value for your money when staying for business, pleasure, or just passing through. We offer clean spacious rooms, a 24-hour front desk, free coffee in lobby, free deluxe continental breakfast, and free Wi-Fi throughout the property. Our guest rooms include coffeemaker, hairdryer, 32 inch flat panel cable TV, HBO, ESPN, desk with lamp, table with chairs and alarm clock radio. Take advantage of our extremely comfortable beds and relax while saving money year-round with our Kids Stay Free Policy (11 and under in parent's room). For your convenience our hotel is 100 percent smoke free. Sorry, no pets allowed. We are located off US-31 BUS on E. Colby Road, and are near attractions such as Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp, Michigan's Adventure Theme Park and Duck Lake State Park. Americas Best Value Inn Whitehall is your best choice within the the mouth of the White River on Lake Michigan. We offer ideal accommodations and location whether you are in town for business, vacation, sightseeing, music or food festivals, or simply passing through on your way to Grand Rapids or Lansing. At Americas Best Value Inn Whitehall our goal is to provide our guests a great experience, not just a place to stay. At Americas Best Value Inn Whitehall, We've Got You Covered from the time you hit the road until your head hits the pillow. ... more   less 
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