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Cappy's Royal Motel

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Lansing, Michigan
Reviewed 26 March 2015

The previous review describes this property perfectly. When new ownership took over years past renovations were done immediately making it appear as if it was going to be nice place to stay. However, as the years have gone by the updates and renovations have been trashed and this motel operates as an apartment complex rather than a motel.

Thank MichiganStays
Reviewed 24 April 2013

No heat, toilets don't work. Code enforcement needs called in. Lots of Better places to stay. A few people live there under such conditions and alot of shady activity at night out of one of the rooms . The price is $75.00 a night,can't figure what the owner would charge if everything worked. We found a wonderful place for the...

3Thank grandmaof6Mi
Lansing, Michigan
Reviewed 10 March 2013

This hotel is under new ownership and is not as the person before described. This motel has been updated and the staff is willing to accomodate needs. The price and quality is right and recommended as it is just across the road from Houghton Lake! FYI the hotel is now named Diesel's Motel and is no longer Cappy's.

2Thank MichiganStays
Detroit, Michigan
Reviewed 26 February 2012

In all of my expierence this is the worst place I have ever stayed in. Looks nice from the outside but not sure what type of record the owner or its only employee has. It is very outdated and dirty! You would be better off sleeping in your car. I would NOT stay in this motel.

3Thank FrequentTraveler553

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Additional Information about Cappy's Royal Motel

Address: 6585 W Houghton Lake Dr, Houghton Lake, MI 48629-9708
Region: United States > Michigan > Houghton Lake
Number of rooms: 10

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