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Western Michigan
Reviewed 19 September 2016

On a trip to the area to bike and kayak, we stayed at the Alpine Lodge. Our large room was VERY clean, quiet, and a good value at $70 for a weekend night. Large flat screen TV, granite counter with sink, good shower, and comfortable beds were just what we needed. Internet service only worked out on the patio or...

Thank oak13mich
Niles, Michigan
Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

This is a budget motel. It covers the basics. Very clean inside and out including the pool. Friendly staff. Beds ok. Wall ac is older but cooled the room ok. Only complaint would be the pillows. They were very flat.

Thank JW34523
Tonya W, Manager at Budget Host Alpine Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to post a review regarding your stay with us. I am so glad to hear that you enjoyed our friendly staff and our clean rooms. As we continue to work to improve guests experiences, we appreciate your input. We hope you stop and stay with us again next time you are in the area.

Terre Haute, Indiana
Reviewed 2 August 2016

We spent one pleasant night at the Alpine. As you pull into the parking lot you can't help but feel a 50s vibe. Actually the motel was built in the early 70s and rooms have been recently renovated so everything is fresh and up to date. The rooms are immaculately clean and spacious. Breakfast is provided in the lobby and...

Thank 54Nancy54
Tonya W, Manager at Budget Host Alpine Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for taking to post a review regarding your stay last week! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us.

Caledonia, Michigan
Reviewed 13 July 2016

Spent 3 nights at the hotel for a family reunion. The room was clean and quiet. Continental breakfast was great and the staff was very friendly and helpful. I even left my pillow and they put it aside for my family to pick up. Would definitely plan on staying there again.

Thank dmills12000
Tonya W, General Manager at Budget Host Alpine Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to post a review regarding your stay with us! We are so pleased that you found your stay clean and enjoyable. It was so nice getting to know you a bit during your stay. We look forward to having you join us again. Have a great summer!

Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for a week due to a nearby class I was taking. I was mostly disappointed in the place. The owner and staff were friendly but the place has severe limitations. Breakfast was a choice of three types of cold cereal and three different types of bread with OJ in the small refrigerator. If you need to be able...

Thank Lee J
bwandfriends, Owner at Budget Host Alpine Motor Lodge, responded to this review

We want to thank you Lee for taking the time to write this review. We strive to create a welcoming and comfortable stay for all guests who stay with us. I apologize for any inconveniences you experienced during your stay. I think most of your disappointment stemmed from the fact that we are in a very rural area without many...

Reviewed 12 June 2016

We stayed there for two nights and enjoyed our stay! It was very quiet with beautiful surroundings. We had a spacey room with microwave, coffee machine and fridge. The breakfast was good. Beth and her husband were very friendly. It offers a family type atmosphere with their garden at the backyard. All in all we were very satisfied and would...

Thank Yiheng D
bwandfriends, Owner at Budget Host Alpine Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the great review! We enjoyed having you and your family here.

Reviewed 19 October 2015

This is the third year we've stayed at the Budget Host. It's a nice, quiet place to stay. The staff makes you feel at home. The area is beautiful. They have a big corner room with four queen size beds and three tables. It's good for family getaways. The grandkids have room to move around and the adults can sit...

Thank Denise H
Barbara W, Owner at Budget Host Alpine Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you Denise for the great review. It sounds like you enjoyed the large family room. We enjoy visiting with our guests and want them to feel at home. We hope to see you again.

Muskegon, Michigan, United States
Reviewed 3 August 2015

Looking for a quiet clean motel that is reasonably priced? The Alpine Motor Lodge fits the bill. Large clean comfortable rooms,outdoor pool and free mini golf. Barb and Jerry are accommodating and will help you with any needs that arise. Wireless internet throughout the property is free. Breakfast is basic,but good. I will stay here again.

Thank Jim K
Barbara W, Owner at Budget Host Alpine Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you Jim. It is always good to hear someone had a good time. Hope to see you again.

Lafayette, Indiana
Reviewed 26 July 2015

We've stayed at Budget Host Alpine Motor Lodge before when they had not fully finished remodeling and updating the rooms. This time we stayed in the same room (or close to it) and it was definitely updated! Wow! The bathrooms have new tile floors and there are two sinks in each room. There is a microwave and a small fridge....

Thank Nancy R
Barbara W, Owner at Budget Host Alpine Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you Nancy. We really appreciate your enthusiastic review. We've spent the past two winters working on updating our rooms and are glad it shows. Our goal is to make sure you have a good clean room and lots of fun. Please come back again.

Lansing, Michigan
Reviewed 24 July 2015

While this is not a fancy hotel the room had many amenities: mini-fridge, microwave, coffee maker. The pool was small but nice. The hotel met our first two requirements: clean and cheap. The hosts were nice and friendly and very helpful in planning our trip. We were there to bicycle some trails.

Thank Pam R
Barbara W, Owner at Budget Host Alpine Motor Lodge, responded to this review

I want to thank you for taking the time to write a review for us! Our housekeepers are the best! This is actually their third year with us and we couldn't do it without them. We are glad you enjoyed your vacation and hope you come back soon.

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We'd love to have you at the Budget Host Alpine Motor Lodge just north of Manistee on US-31 and one mile east of Onekama and Portage Lake. Located in the country, our all ground-floor property has 25 spacious air-conditioned rooms with at-your-door parking, queen beds, in-room coffee and refrigerators. Bring your toys: we have plenty of free parking! We can create a package for you with golf or charter fishing, or you can relax with our playground, outside pool, picnic tables and grills, and our very own little miniature golf course all available for your use. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Budget Host Alpine Motor Lodge

Address: 8127 US Hwy 31 at 8 Mile Road, PO Box 366, Onekama, MI 49675
Region: United States > Michigan > Manistee County > Onekama
Price Range: RM370 - RM598 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Budget Host Alpine Motor Lodge 2*
Number of rooms: 25
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“The wifi was poor so enjoy your stay with little disturbance of internet:)”
, 12 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Rooms facing West will be the quietest-Hotel is not noisy however.”
731JimK, 2 Aug 2015 | Read review
“All of the rooms are great. there isn't any particular view because they all have view of the pool...”
NancyR214, 26 Jul 2015 | Read review
“We were on south end of bldg. It was quiet & scenic.”
Trippers119, 8 Jul 2015 | Read review
“The corner room is huge and has four beds, great for big families, and could easilly fit a full-sized air mattress in the extra space (trust me - we've done it!)”
AGwaltney, 20 Jun 2014 | Read review
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