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DeWitt, Michigan
Reviewed 14 May 2014

Located in a former bank building, the Ramsdell Inn is a unique lodging experience in downtown Manistee. The lobby area includes a gift shop inside the vault - complete with the large locking vault door. Offices formerly occupied the two floors above the lobby where the 10 beautifully decorated guest rooms are located (5 guest rooms on each floor). We...

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We appreciate your time, thanks so much for the nice review..! It would be our pleasure to serve you again!

Reviewed 10 March 2014

We stayed at the Ramsdell last night. It was a pleasant stay. Check in was smooth. I was surprised you do get actual keys to your room. I honestly cannot remember the last time I got an actual room key!! It added to the quaint feel of the inn. We stayed on the 3rd floor. There are no elevators so...

1Thank survivor1028
Traverse City, Michigan
Reviewed 10 February 2014

We attended a small wedding and reception held in the beautiful lobby of the Ramsdell Inn. The elegant decor, delicious dinner, and helpful staff made it a perfect evening. We were just as delighted with our room. Very clean, quiet, and the bed was quite comfortable. We loved the unique decor, tall ceilings and huge window. We appreciated the unexpected...

1Thank KB182014
Plymouth, Michigan
Reviewed 8 December 2013

Situated one mile from Lake Michigan. Beautiful town with friendly people. Watch the freighters come through the channel from Lake Michigan. First weekend in December is the Victorian Sleighbell Parade. Four Clydesdale horses pull a 25 ft Christmas tree down River Street with the lighting of the tree and fireworks at the end of the route. We stayed at the...

3Thank Sheryl H H
Waterford, Michigan
Reviewed 14 October 2013

This Historic Hotel is really neat. However the air conditioning system needs to be upgraded. The rooms were way to warm and stuffy. They offered fans but they did not do the job. We ended up opening a window which helped but then we had to deal with road noise. The hotel is very cool and has tons of potential....

2Thank mona1963
Reviewed 14 October 2013

Have to say the room was super, clean and nice amenities and up-to-date, even tho in a historic hotel. But lobby is not staffed good hours, so you have to call for anything after 5 or before 10 a.m. And as it IS in a historic hotel, we would have liked to hang out and explore the lobby more, but...

2Thank CatLoverColorado
Farmington Hills, Michigan
Reviewed 29 September 2013

I thought it would be nice to stay in a historic boutique hotel for a short weekend getaway and the Ramsdell Inn had that type of appeal. I thought the rooms were a bit overpriced for an off-season stay, but hey, it's an "historic" hotel, right? I got in to town around 9 pm and found that the desk isn't...

1Thank Jack C
Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 25 September 2013

I know for many people that go away they prefer to disconnect, as we sometimes do as well, but not on this trip. I planned a genealogy research trip to Manistee and having a connection was very important to me. It is stated on their website they have wireless internet, so I didn’t think to question it. Also important was...

1Thank MarciaB10
Muskegon, Michigan
Reviewed 22 August 2013

One of the best experiences in a hotel that I've had in a long time. Super clean, very tastefully decorated and updated with lovely bedding. I loved the historic nature of the building. We hadn't stayed in Manistee before and thought we'd give it a try. We'll be back! The Ramsdell Inn is in a great location downtown and we...

1Thank Lynn M
Reviewed 12 August 2013 via mobile

We have stayed multiple times in the suites on the third and fourth floors. Nice little table and chairs overlooking the city on three sides. The woodwork and large windows remind visitors of the 1920s and 30s, but it is updated with amenities like WiFi. The staff is always great! The restaurant is very popular, also. Located right downtown, it...

1Thank WggArtist

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
This unique property was developed into a charming boutique hotel in 2004. In 2008 a 50 seat restaurant was added. The pub is situated in the "below street level" space. The rooms are generous with classic decor and 20 foot ceilings. There are standard, fireplace and suite accommodations to chose from. There is a large lobby over looking the main corner in the downtown. This property is a short walk from the Lake Michigan Shore. A Riverwalk/boardwalk is situated just a few steps in front of the hotel for your strolling pleasure. A Casino is located within 7 minutes and their shuttle will pick you up! Rooms are set up with coffee, alarm clocks, cable television, dvd player, WiFi. 4 rooms and 2 suites offer an electric fireplace. Linens are lush, mattresses were custom made for comfort. Please know, due to our Historical designation Elevators were not required. Restored staircases lead you one or 2 levels up to your room. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Ramsdell Inn

Address: 399 River St, Manistee, MI 49660-2737
Region: United States > Michigan > Manistee County > Manistee
Price Range: $110 - $277 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
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Ramsdell Hotel Manistee
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“65 steps to get to T. J. Ramsdell Suite. Not good for folks with bad knees. Historical Site restriction prohibits putting in an elevator.”
  • The famous Clown Band in the 4th of July Parade.
 of 5 bubbles Barbara44_13, 11 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Top floor if you don't mind stairs. Highly recommend the Vogue, and the museum right down the street!”
 of 5 bubbles RobinT61, 28 Oct 2015 | Read review
“You do have to climb some stairs to get to your room. It would be hard if that is a challenge in everyday life but otherwise very doable.”
 of 5 bubbles Artiemom, 26 Oct 2015 | Read review
“Pick one away from the stairs and high up away from the street.”
 of 5 bubbles R56LTmarkl, 16 Oct 2015 | Read review
“3rd floor Turret Suite is more contemporary, 4th floor is more traditional.”
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 of 5 bubbles MarkD13, 6 Aug 2015 | Read review
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