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Muskegon, MI
Reviewed 25 September 2016

We had unit #6 (? two-level) with a screened porch that overlooked the bay which was nice. The lower bedroom had a bath with shower, the upper bedroom had a bath with sink and toilet which meant that I had to shower downstairs. For the price we paid ($239 w tax per night), we were surprised when we got no...

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Chino, California
Reviewed 21 September 2016

Our stay was mostly for the sleeping. The room was spacious and clean but had a bit of a musty smell. The furnishings were showing their age, but everything worked. The king bed was OK. Rooms are hard to find in this area and the Red Lion is a reasonable option. Don't expect too much. The entire operation is low...

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Traverse City, Michigan
Reviewed 1 August 2016

It was unforgettable pleasure to celebrate my birthday in this luxury Red Lion Motor Lodge Hotel room! We had Grate barbecue; champagne under the night velvet sky with a lot of stars; cozy apartment with marvelous design and beautiful gladioluses; hot mint tea from private beach before we go to sleep. We saw flying glowworms in the dark night and...

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Saginaw, Michigan
Reviewed 24 July 2016

Spur of the moment trip with unknown lodging availability. We were surprised to find the Red Lion Motor Lodge with vacancy available. Room was large with a king bed. No coffee pot in the room but was told that coffee would be ready at 8 a.m. in the office, it was. We stayed in room 17. No chairs to accommodate...

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Jenison, Michigan
Reviewed 16 July 2016

We stayed in one of the new rooms that is on the 2nd floor of a separate building then the rest of the motel. The 1st floor is used for storage, so you only share the building with one other unit that is also on the 2nd floor. It was so much bigger and nicer than we were expecting! The...

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Ormond Beach, Florida
Reviewed 4 April 2016

The Red Lion is very nice and clean. We had a wonderful stay and the lake view was amazing. I have a bad back so the firm mattress was excellent. The kitchenette saved us (we have 2kids) a lot of money from eating out. Thanks Robert and Paula for a wonderful time and we will be back next year..

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Grand Rapids
Reviewed 3 March 2016 via mobile

The owners were some of the rudest and unfriendly people we have ever met. They treated my whole family terribly from the moment we checked in until checkout. The sheets were very poor quality, cheap thin cotton. Place was mostly clean. Would NOT stay here again nor recommend this place to anyone!

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Michiganian
Reviewed 22 October 2015

Okay, the proprietors would probably rather be spending their retirement doing something less challenging than running a motor lodge. They aren't friendly but who is there to make friends? The room was stuffy upon arrival but opening the bathroom window aired it out and it was fine. The beds were great as were the linens/pillows. I love a hard mattress....

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Mid Michigan
Reviewed 19 October 2015

The Red Lion tends to be the place people book when they wait too long to book that weekend trip and everything else is already taken. It doesn't have to be but I think the owners are their worst enemy on putting forth their best effort. We stayed here last year as a last resort and were pleasantly surprised. We...

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Clayton, Ohio
Reviewed 1 September 2015

Nice, clean, basic rooms. Excellent location with lake views. Looked like they had suites, too. Independent motel with lower costs than other hotels near it. Coffee available in the lobby in the AM. Plan on returning for future trips.

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  • Free Parking
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Parking

Additional Information about Red Lion Motor Lodge

Address: 4290 S West Bay Shore Dr, Suttons Bay, MI 49682-9122
Region: United States > Michigan > Leelanau County > Suttons Bay
Number of rooms: 18
Also Known As:
Red Lion Motor Hotel Suttons Bay
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Muskegon, Michigan
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“Rooms facing the bay have a better view.”
 of 5 bubbles jimbuns9, 20 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Great stay with central air, so no noisy window unit most motor lodges have.”
 of 5 bubbles deanamorey, 24 Jul 2016 | Read review
“get one of the rooms that is not attached to the main motel building”
 of 5 bubbles degen97, 15 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Check the beds and pillows out before paying!”
 of 5 bubbles schlacker, 18 Oct 2015 | Read review
“check prices and make sure you specify if you need more than 1 bed. Take roach and spider spray with you.”
 of 5 bubbles mkimse1, 7 Aug 2015 | Read review
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