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Interlochen Motel
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Interlochen Motel
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Interlochen
Reviewed 23 June 2017

Nothing spectacular. The innkeeper was friendly and very helpful, however, and even though the water in the room was heavily mineralized and sulphuric, we were provided with bottled water. Great place for resting after long days of touring.

Stayed: June 2017
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Reviewed 23 October 2016

My husband and I wanted to find a place in northern Michigan for a weekend trip to enjoy the Fall colors and the natural beauty of the area. We chose Interlochen Mainly because of its location and because of its price. We read the reviews and decided we knew what we were getting into and decided to book it.

Upon our arrival we met the front desk gal Theresa. She was friendly and very knowledgeable about the area in regards to where to eat, what routes to take and places that should be on the "can't miss" list. We stayed in room 4 which upon entering was super tidy and super small. You don't have much room other than to walk to the tiny bathroom. See pics that I've uploaded... There's a desk with a chair and a dresser that also acts as the TV stand with the mini fridge and microwave stacked in between. It was okay for the two of us, but just okay. I brought my own pillow, but my husband said the pillows were fine... nothing too terrible and not too fancy. He wasn't comfortable with the mattress at all. It gave him a backache after the first night and again the second night. I managed okay the first night, but it did bother my back as well after the second night. As far as the toiletries they offer... don't expect much. The soap is the size of a silver dollar and that's it. No shampoo or anything else. Single ply toilet paper is what's on the roll that was located behind the door. Towels could be improved upon...pretty thin. Water pressure was okay in the early evening times, but seemed to be a trickle according to my husband and another guest in the mornings.

We managed fine overall and decided to buy our coffee from the corner gas station as we didn't want to wait for the office to open for the complimentary coffee. Most likely, we wouldn't stay here again for longer than a night or two. The best things about this hotel is that's its clean (very 1950's as others have stated) and its location is central. Theresa was great too. I enjoyed talking to her about the area.

  • Stayed: October 2016, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

I chose this motel because it was close to a wedding venue I was attending. The room is definitely dated but clean. That's the only good thing. We were never able to connect to the internet using their wifi password, the soap was the size of a silver dollar, you could hear the noise from the neighboring room, the sheets (though clean) were stiff & scratchy, and the shower temperature could not be regulated. You were surprised by either scalding hot water while showering or it would turn ice cold. The scalding water was dangerous, the cold water a terrible inconvenience! I would prefer to drive farther to my venue and stay in a hotel where everything works. At the price we paid for this room it is a huge rip off. I am going to try to cancel tonight and go somewhere else.

Stayed: September 2016, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 14 September 2016

I had a very early flight out of Traverse City in the morning so my friend and I drove up from Ludington and stayed here for the night. We arrived before check-in and were very pleased that the very nice women let us into the room to unload our suitcases. What an adorable little place! We enjoyed our stay very much and the airport was only 20 minutes away. I will definitely come back next time I'm in town. :)

Stayed: August 2016
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Reviewed 22 August 2016

We are locals, but like to "get away." We always choose the Interlochen Motel because of the great customer service, cleanliness, price, and location. The manager, Therese, is very hospitable. We usually ask for extra pillows and towels. If Therese knows we are coming ahead of time, she has them in the room waiting for us when we arrive.

Room Tip: All rooms are equally nice, as we have stayed in quite a few of them.
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  • Stayed: August 2016, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Interlochen Motel

Address: 2275 M 137, Interlochen, MI 49643-9133
Region: United States > Michigan > Grand Traverse County > Interlochen
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Interlochen
Price Range: €33 - €126 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are located less than one mile from the World famous Interlochen Arts Academy, minutes from Traverse City, and 20 minutes to Sleeping Bear Dunes. Great fishing at Green, Duck, and Long Lakes. Snowmobile from your door two blocks to a main trail that leads you to anywhere you would want to ride, with a gas station just one block to the north. Our rates are the lowest around with cleanliness and service top rate. Come give us a try. ... more   less 
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