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near Detroit, MI
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16 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a nice stay. Great restaurant on site. Good location, right downtown. This is an old hotel with lots of sub-par renovations, so it is definitely not a reflection of the period in which it was built. But still, comfortable.

Thank LovesLeelanau
Judith R, Owner at The Hotel Frankfort, responded to this review

Thank you for your valuable feedback! We look forward to your return stay! More 

Detroit, Michigan
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184 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Instead of blazing down the interstate from the Upper Peninsula my husband and I decided to amble. We picked Frankfort as an overnight destination and chose this hotel because it was on main street and historic. The idea appealed. We arrived early evening, dropped our things in our nicely appoint room and then had dinner in the dining room--separate review.... More 

Thank Sandra Z
Judith R, Owner at The Hotel Frankfort, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. It was a pleasure to serve you and we look forward to your next stay with us! More 

Troy, Michigan
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98 reviews
69 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2016

We choose this property to be downtown near restaurants and shopping. It is a historic hotel that has been nicely remodeled and updated.Many rooms have jetted tubs, or hot tubs, or saunas! Unusual in that respect. Service was good, but the restaurant and bar were not open during our stay. Very comfy bed, but the bedside lights are more for... More 

Thank sailorjeff
Judith R, Owner at The Hotel Frankfort, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words, and also for the tip about the bedside lights. We will investigate and change some bulbs! We look forward to your next visit! More 

Marco Island, Florida
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243 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Clean and great front staff Basic room for us! This is located right in the middle of town Perfect location Restaurant looked great but we walked down the block for dinner! We knew we would be back for a drink and breakfast in morning!

Thank pho2
Judith R, Owner at The Hotel Frankfort, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. It was our pleasure to serve you and we look forward to your next stay with us! More 

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613 reviews
107 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 211 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2016

Located right in the middle of town. Old building that seems to have been updated piecemeal over time. Quaint and unique rooms that are very clean and clean-looking. Slightly small bathrooms. Wonderful downstairs restaurant and bar area. Very broad upscale wine list. Friendly helpful staff. very comfortable beds. Quiet rooms. even on the street side. Wi-fi is iffy.

Thank Pixelpanderer
Judith R, Owner at The Hotel Frankfort, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. It was our pleasure to serve you and we look forward to your next visit. More 

2 reviews
Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

Room was fairly comfortable. Nice accommodations. Room air conditioning was very loud. It left everything very humid. Had to use it because windows had no screen. Breakfast coffee was good. Pastries were put out the next day. Looked like leftover from the day before. Staff was pleasant and location is very good. Could be a little better for the cost.... More 

Thank Kathleen C
Judith R, Owner at The Hotel Frankfort, responded to this review

Thank you, Kathleen, for your review. I'm sorry that your hvac unit was loud for you. I don't understand about the humidity but will investigate and correct. The muffins are freshly baked by our Chef in our kitchen. The pastries are pre-frozen from a supplier. I highly recommend the muffins! Our coffee is from LeeLaunau Roastering out of Glen Arbor.... More 

Clarkston, Michigan
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Hotel Frankfort has a great location with a unique bed & breakfast concept. The individual rooms are a nice touch. We loved the bay view in the loft. Our only negative comments are the condition of the room and unfriendliness of the lady at the front desk. We have never felt so unwelcome in a hotel. The bathroom exhaust fan... More 

Thank mnmflav
Judith R, Owner at The Hotel Frankfort, responded to this review

We thank you for your feedback and apologize that your stay was not to your, or our, standards. We are usually highly rated in both friendliness and cleanliness so are disappointed that we failed you on this stay in both. Do, please, give us another chance to prove that this was a one-time occurrence. More 

Springfield, Missouri
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84 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Every room is different. Like a B&B; so just know what you're renting. Don't go for 201 for instance; but jump at a chance for 203! Bartender is very good! Sunday Brunch is excellent! A very short walk to the beach, historical homes, shops, and a movie theater across the street! Doesn't get easier than this!

Thank Richard M
Judith R, Owner at The Hotel Frankfort, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. I passed your compliments to the Chef and Bartender. It was our pleasure to serve you and we look forward to your next stay! More 

1 review
Reviewed 18 August 2016

What a treat to have stayed in this Historic Hotel. Beautifully decorated with eclectic furnishings and art. Park your car and enjoy the towns restaurants, shopping and sweet treats. Just two blocks from a nice beach right on Lake Michigan. Clean rooms and Judy the owner is such a lovely women!! Will definitely stay there again and hopefully soon.

Thank Margo M
Judith R, Owner at The Hotel Frankfort, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind review. It was our pleasure to serve you and we look forward to seeing you again! Sincerely, ~Judy More 

Rochester Hills, MI
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43 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2016

Well, I did not book this hotel. My family had rented a house nearby and they surprised us by getting us a room for 2 nights here so we would not have to sleep on the couch. It was a charming, old hotel with lots of nooks and cranies that you wanted to know about. There is great history there,... More 

Thank Kathy K
Judith R, Owner at The Hotel Frankfort, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. Yes, a few of our bathrooms are not proportional to the room size. Our hotel was built in 1932, 84 years old, so much was added in later years. We're glad we don't have to tell guests that bathrooms are shared or that an out house is out back. :) Again, thank you! It... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Centered in Frankfort's historic Main Street, just two blocks from one of the most picturesque beaches of Lake Michigan, sits the historic Hotel Frankfort. Our 84 year old boutique hotel boasts 17 guest rooms, all with private baths, individually controlled heating and air-conditioning units and each decorated with a unique theme. Our larger suites feature whirlpool tubs or sauna, two-story rooms, and even a fireplace - perfect for your spectacular Northern Michigan getaway! Feel like dining in? We have a full scale restaurant, dining room and bar along with corporate conference facilities, with gourmet catered meals available for gatherings of up to 200. Come let us serve you in style and experience all Northern Michigan has to offer. From biking, to fishing our famous Salmon runs, snow skiing, sailing, or experiencing a great meal at one of our many unique restaurants, or even just watching a gorgeous sunset - Frankfort is the perfect place to explore! Whatever your pleasure, you'll be charmed by The Hotel Frankfort's blend of old world graciousness, modern-day amenities and peerless personalized service. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Hotel Frankfort

Address: 231 Main St, Frankfort, MI 49635-9048 (Formerly Sleeping Bear Inn)
Region: United States > Michigan > Benzie County > Frankfort
Price Range: $96 - $134 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Hotel Frankfort 3*
Number of rooms: 17
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