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Ramada Alpena

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Classic northern Michigan hotel...It has plenty for kids and adults to do...Quiet...Well positioned location

Very nice place to stay. Quiet, clean and friendly staff. Would stay again if in the area and need a place.

Hotel changed to Ramada beginning of week-staff not trained On new system, amenities diminished, poor management of pool guidelines, put In handicapped room which was not required

Aside from poor Wi-Fi and aesthetics, the hotel is full service and an Alpena staple. Ideal for kids parties, adult gatherings, tourist stays and hunting base. The staff is friendly and the food is filling. The after hours noise didn't interfere with my stay. I'd recommend entertaining your staying here.

Room was clean. Key card kept having to be reset. Door one to the hotel remained unlocked, because the lock broke,which I found unnerving. The recreation facility was not managed and there were lots of people drinking and kids running wild. Beer bottles were everywere! The staff was mostly rude with only a handful that cared about their job. Luckily the rm was clean, and the location was good.

Spiders in the room, cockroaches (eek) Breakfast was yummy. Alpena, beautiful. Lots of beautiful parks!!! Had to take my son bike to be fixed and found a shop that was willing to fix before we left. The staff was accommodating to request of additional towels. Overall not bad but the bed were a bit stiff!!!

The hotel was even better than I expected. Staff was wonderful, helpful and efficient. Rooms were clean and well kept. The pool area was large and exceedingly clean. The hotel is adjacent to a dance club so the parking lot got a bit rowdy late at night. We had an interior room so there was no noise once we were in the room.

The hotel is conveniently located and has an above average restaurant. Rooms are large and clean. Beds are comfortable.

Great place to stay in Alpena. Close to everything, Restaurant, Bar, Indoor Pool, Putt Putt, etc in Hotel. Breakfast tickets for the restaurant were welcomed. Would stay there again.

Nice pool/hot tub. Convenient to downtown alpena. I will stay again.

Nice place, great location, nice people. Great breakfast deal with room, great family areas, great restaurant and bar. Needs new beds, bathroom fixtures and stuff.

Traveled from out of town for a weekend wedding. Location was great and staff was friendly.

This is probably your best bet in Alpena. Rooms were clean and comfortable. Staff was very friendly. The complimentary breakfast was a nice surprise, as it was not mentioned on the website. They give you passes to use at the attached restaurant for your meal. The dome is a nice feature, although we didn't use it. They have mini-golf, pool tables, and ping pong along with the pool and hot tub.

Had a great time! Granddaughter had a wonderful birthday swimming with her friends. Will do this again sometime. Hotel was very nice!

staff were great. breakfast buffet was enjoyed by all of us.......

Met expectations but hard to locate. God address takes you to alternate locations. Was required to call the hotel for directions.

hotel room carpets were sticky, felt dirty & the air had a weird odor. the water in the shower was cold, barely had any hot water. in the middle of the night, the air conditioner was making very loud noises & then just quit. would not stay here again.

We stayed at The Sanctuary Inn for the weekend while attending a family wedding. We were pleased with the facilities and amenities, in particular the indoor pool with a variety of family activities on the pool deck (ping pong, putt putt, billiards, foosball, etc.). The staff was extremely helpful and responsive to our needs. A standout point is that the in-room HDTVs actually get a large selection of HD channels, including kids' channels. Even high-end luxury hotels rarely have much if any HD programming on their in-room TVs. Also unlike some luxury brands, it's nice that in-room coffee is still provided. The complimentary soaps and such were from Bath & Body Works, which was also a huge plus. As far as constructive feedback, our room had two double beds, which is really all that would fit given space limitations, but two queens is much more comfortable for most adults. It's also probably time for modernization; the room was overall clean, but it's showing signs of wear and dating. There is definitely a need for improved lighting in both the main room and the bathroom. The fluorescent bulbs in the bathroom were too dim for my wife and daughters to apply their makeup and do their hair, even with the heat lamp turned on. In addition, we had an interior room overlooking the indoor pool, so there was little ambient light coming in through the door wall, making the room dark even with all the lights turned on; brighter in-room lighting would help considerably. We would happily return to the Sanctuary if the opportunity presented itself, but next time we would probably seek an exterior room.

pool and hot tub were enjoyable! breakfast onsite handy.

Expensive for what we wanted. Probably best for young families but not a good value for "travelling" and one night stays.

1000 US 23 North Alpena MI

Located within a 5-minute walk of Island Park and Wildlife Sanctuary, Ramada Alpena is within a 15-minute stroll of Besser Museum. This 3-star hotel has 148 rooms and welcomes guests with free breakfast, an indoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. It's also close to Eagle Country Disc Golf Course and Alpena Golf Club.


Dining

Start your day off right with a free hot/cold buffet breakfast. This hotel serves as home to a bar, along with a restaurant that specializes in American cuisine. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service.


Rooms

Ramada Alpena's 148 rooms are air-conditioned and provide coffee makers, phones, and ironing boards. Guests can enjoy free WiFi and cable TV. Pillowtop beds grant a restful night's sleep, and bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Desks are also included.


Property features

Ramada Alpena features an indoor pool, a children's pool, and a fitness center. If you drive, put free parking to good use. Staff members are on hand to provide dry cleaning/laundry services and a safe deposit box at the front desk. Other amenities at this family-friendly hotel include a spa tub, a sauna, and free WiFi in public areas.

Room options

Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

King 1 | Sleeps 5

Room, 2 Double Beds, Non Smoking

Full 2 | Sleeps 5

Room, 2 Double Beds, Non Smoking

Full 2 | Sleeps 5

Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

King 1 | Sleeps 5

Guest reviews for Ramada Alpena

Everyone (7) Business (7) Couples (10) Family (9) Other (1)
4

newer doesn't want better

Everyone

Classic northern Michigan hotel...It has plenty for kids and adults to do...Quiet...Well positioned location

By on Jan 23, 2017

4
Everyone

Very nice place to stay. Quiet, clean and friendly staff. Would stay again if in the area and need a place.

By , from K. on Jan 16, 2017

2

poor experience

Everyone

Hotel changed to Ramada beginning of week-staff not trained On new system, amenities diminished, poor management of pool guidelines, put In handicapped room which was not required

By on Nov 14, 2016

4

dated yet fun and practical

Everyone

Aside from poor Wi-Fi and aesthetics, the hotel is full service and an Alpena staple. Ideal for kids parties, adult gatherings, tourist stays and hunting base. The staff is friendly and the food is filling. The after hours noise didn't interfere with my stay. I'd recommend entertaining your staying here.

By on Oct 3, 2016

2

clean rm is about all i can say

Everyone

Room was clean. Key card kept having to be reset. Door one to the hotel remained unlocked, because the lock broke,which I found unnerving. The recreation facility was not managed and there were lots of people drinking and kids running wild. Beer bottles were everywere! The staff was mostly rude with only a handful that cared about their job. Luckily the rm was clean, and the location was good.

By on Sep 20, 2016

4

beds too hard

Everyone

Spiders in the room, cockroaches (eek) Breakfast was yummy. Alpena, beautiful. Lots of beautiful parks!!! Had to take my son bike to be fixed and found a shop that was willing to fix before we left. The staff was accommodating to request of additional towels. Overall not bad but the bed were a bit stiff!!!

By , from Michigan on Sep 1, 2016

4

very nice hotel. spectacular staff.

Everyone

The hotel was even better than I expected. Staff was wonderful, helpful and efficient. Rooms were clean and well kept. The pool area was large and exceedingly clean. The hotel is adjacent to a dance club so the parking lot got a bit rowdy late at night. We had an interior room so there was no noise once we were in the room.

By , from New York, NY on Jul 26, 2016

4

business trip

BusinessTravelers

The hotel is conveniently located and has an above average restaurant. Rooms are large and clean. Beds are comfortable.

By on Dec 4, 2015

5

great stay in alpena

Couples

Great place to stay in Alpena. Close to everything, Restaurant, Bar, Indoor Pool, Putt Putt, etc in Hotel. Breakfast tickets for the restaurant were welcomed. Would stay there again.

By on Jul 9, 2015

5

business

BusinessTravelers

Nice pool/hot tub. Convenient to downtown alpena. I will stay again.

By on Jun 27, 2015