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Forty Winks Motel

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10 reviews
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Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Owner very helpful. Nice clean little motel for a very reasonable price. Right across from the lake. I called last minute and was lucky to get a room for our weekend color tour. We like to support local business owners whenever possible.

Thank Tanka4
North Bay, Canada
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12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016

Found this place by pure chance.The Owner is a hoot. The room we had was clean and comfortable. The beach was across the street, a great view of the lake. The motel was within walking distance to restaurants.I recommend this place, also Motorcycle friendly Thanks for the memories.

Thank 775JL
Waterford, Michigan
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2016

A last minute bike trip vacation had us scrambling for a hotel room, so when we read the reviews on Trip Advisor for 40 Winks we decided to give it a try. We got the last room available for Saturday. It was clean as most hotels and had a great bed for a great nights sleep. Shower was great but... More 

Thank Vickie S
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9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Clean, friendly place. Nothing fancy but then all we wanted was a clean, safe place to sleep and shower. Would stay there again. Reminded me of something in the 1950's which we kind of liked. If you want upscale then it's not your kind of place.

Thank Sheila A
1 review
Reviewed 24 July 2016

Quiet, pleasant motel, great for someone who needs a place to stay while visiting or checking out the area. Very friendly reception, staff, fellow travelers. Wonderful view of the lake, and the owner was very helpful and knew the area well to help a house hunter wanting to learn about the town.

Thank Geoff S
Virginia USA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2016

Front desk greeting, fair. Small rooms, a little dated, but clean. Did have a blocked sink, lady did come straight away with her roter router thing! A charming little place none the less. Micro/Fridge, no coffee maker. Great view/beach across the street on Lake Huron. Nice enough place to stay for an overnighter, price was right at about $70 -... More 

Thank Barbara W
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32 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 June 2016

I booked a room here for my family of three and was satisfied with our stay. The room was clean and comfortable, and the price was very reasonable. The motel is a stone's throw away from Lake Huron. It's nothing fancy but was exactly what we were looking for. We would be happy to stay here again.

Thank EA906
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

Every year we always stay at the 40 winks when we come to Alpena. It is a well kept motel across from the beach. The rates are excellent. The rooms have all had fresh paint. The motel is close to all the excellent Lake Huron attractions in Alpena. It is a great place to stay if you making the lake... More 

Thank Mark S
Grand Ledge, Michigan
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13 reviews
Reviewed 31 May 2016 via mobile

I loved the location of this motel. It was directly across the street from Sunset Park and Lake Huron. It was immaculately clean with comfortable beds. It's an older motel that is very well maintained. With the reasonable price, I give it a five!

Thank Halfpass54
New Albany, Indiana
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169 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2015 via mobile

For starters this place has a GREAT location right across from the beach and is a mile or so south of the city/downtown center and a little nicer and residential but still within walking or biking distance from that stuff. I really liked the location. We saw it on TA and searched it out and it was represented well and... More 

Thank DanaRod213

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking

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Address: 1021 S State Ave, Alpena, MI 49707-3656
Region: United States > Michigan > Alpena
Price Range: $56 - $66 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 15
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