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“Value + appealing location” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Baymont Inn & Suites Manitowoc Lakefront

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Baymont Inn & Suites Manitowoc Lakefront
Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Manitowoc
Wisconsin
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14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Value + appealing location”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

Great location and diligent maintenance make this a very good value at its price point. It's downtown, but quiet because it's nestled between the lake, a relatively low-traffic street and a Y. There's a great walking/jogging trail along the lakeshore right at the hotel's doorstep, and a nice long walk out a breakwater to a small lighthouse. The Maritime Museum's right next door, but you can view the exterior of the S.S. Cobia sub without entering. Beernsten's Confectionary, an iconic old-style candy and soda shop, is one block west along with other shops.

While the property is older, someone is clearly working hard at maintenance and upkeep. Furniture, paint, mattresses and bedding were newish and fresh. The restaurant, lobby, pool and common areas were nondescript but serviceable.

A personable, cheery clerk costumed as a fox in honor of Halloween efficiently checked us in and directed us to the nature center we planned to visit. By morning, she had been replaced by two glowering crones....and that was no costume. Another minor nit is that the elevator wasn't cleaned during our stay; we noticed that because the same candy wrappers littered the floor on both days of our visit.

All in all, this hotel was a pleasant surprise and we would definitely stay there again.

Room Tip: Many rooms have a partial lakeview. The hotel sprawls, so ask for a room near the lobby if you have...
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Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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mikeshriver, General Manager at Baymont Inn & Suites Manitowoc Lakefront, responded to this review, November 27, 2012
Thanks for your positive comments. I will pass along to all the staff members who influenced your stay with us.

Thanks again
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Detroit, Michigan
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228 reviews
77 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2012

Stayed here a few days for work. The room was large and relatively clean for its age.

But, the hotel definitely shows and smells its age. But, you aren't paying $150+ for a room here so it gets the job done, but don't expect any frills or very friendly staff for that matter.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank JJ870
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Glasgow
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2012

this hotel benefits from probably the best location of any hotel in the area, the rooms are large with pleanty of space, well equipted and clean, however when I asked for extra pillows, I have to sleep up high due to a medical condition, I wasnt able to get any, I understand it can be a problem as I also work in the hotel industry, but this is the first time ever in any hotel I have stayed in where I was told there were none due to the fact that the hotel was busy, is it too much to ask that a hotel keep more than the bare minimum on site.
Breakfast choice was excellant, in fact it was much better than one we had in another hotel where it certainly was not free, also the room is large, bright and with great views, its busy but kept perfectly clean , tables were cleared as soon as guests vacated them.
I felt the front desk staff could have been friendlier, on the couple of occassions I had reson to speak to them I felt I was interupting their private conversations, however that was a small thing and they were not that bad, overall the hotel was better than I expected, and like I say, location and views were worth a lot more than we actually paid, I'd stay there again in a heartbeat and would reccomend it to anyone going to be in the area.

Room Tip: ask for a room looking towards the lake, on a high floor
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Agnes W
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mikeshriver, General Manager at Baymont Inn & Suites Manitowoc Lakefront, responded to this review, October 18, 2012
Thank you for your kind comments.

I have shared your less than satisfactory issues with our front office staff.

I was pleased you liked our breakfast. We pride ourselves on the fact that our Free Hot Continental Breakfast includes more than your average, no charge offerings at other properties.

Plus, we use real china with a fantastic Lakeview Dining Location.

Thanks again!
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Brockport, New York
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15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2012

We stayed here on the way to a Green Bay Packer's game and were pleasantly surprised. The rooms were clean and comfortable. Staff was friendly and the breakfast was good in a room with a beautiful view of the lake. We also went over to the Maritime Museum next door and took a nice walk before dinner. Very pleasant experience!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank luvsnystate
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mikeshriver, General Manager at Baymont Inn & Suites Manitowoc Lakefront, responded to this review, October 10, 2012
Thanks for your kind comments. I believe you were able to see a Packers victory also !

Thanks again...
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Channahon, Illinois
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87 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2012

As with most Best Westerns, I feel like they all could use a little sprucing up. The room was nice and large but a little dated. Desk staff was very nice and accommodating. Nice view but the windows could do with a wash. Cable was out all night so there wasn't much to do. Left too early to see the breakfast. The bed was comfortable and if you are going to the maritime museum it is just a short walk.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank lovesaroadtrip
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mikeshriver, General Manager at Baymont Inn & Suites Manitowoc Lakefront, responded to this review, October 10, 2012
Thank you for your positive response. I wish we could have keep the cable going for you...but an entire section of the lakeshore was out per Comcast.

Thanks again,
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indy
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10 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2012

the service was great, location right on the lake, breakfast good, but IF you ahve allergies, stay away. the air everywhere (rooms, hallways, elevator) is particularly musty, IMO from poorly cleaned air conditioning coils. this must be professionally done, and apparently the hotel does not want to spend the money.

Room Tip: if you have allergies, stay away
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank pete b
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mikeshriver, General Manager at Baymont Inn & Suites Manitowoc Lakefront, responded to this review, September 27, 2012
Thank you for your comments. We do replace all in room heat/ac filters after every guest checks out of the hotel. Each room unit is fully cleaned and checked four times a year. Our public areas units are checcked monthly and filter change and cleaning takes place at that time.

I have had an additional inspection of the room you stayed in, checked also.

Thanks again...
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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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16 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2012

This was my second stay at the Lakefront Hotel. I was very impressed by the customer service. Staff was very friendly and went out of their way to be helpful. Room, common areas and pool area were very clean and tidy. GREAT view of Lake Michigan from the breakfast area. I will definatly stay again the next time I am in the area.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Joseph B
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mikeshriver, General Manager at Baymont Inn & Suites Manitowoc Lakefront, responded to this review, September 27, 2012
Thanks for your comments......We appreciated the opportunity of being your host on your visit to Manitowoc.
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Property: Baymont Inn & Suites Manitowoc Lakefront
Address: 101 Maritime Dr, Manitowoc, WI 54220-6804 (Formerly BEST WESTERN Lakefront Hotel)
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Location: United States > Wisconsin > Manitowoc
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Manitowoc
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Hotel Class:2.5 star — Baymont Inn & Suites Manitowoc Lakefront 2.5*
Number of rooms: 109
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