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212 E Ludington Ave, Ludington, MI 49431-3013
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#8 of 17 hotels in Ludington
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Stearns Hotel was built in 1903 by Justus Stearns. We are the only historic hotel left in West Michigan. We strive to be able to give our guests that “old world charm” experience they are searching for. Located in downtown Ludington puts you in walking distance from many local bars and restaurants. We are also the closest hotel to the Ludington Car Ferry. Besides being a historic hotel, we also offer a one of a kind wedding venue on one side of the building and a Tiki bar on the other side. The Grand Ballroom is original to the building and we take pride in it being one of the most beautiful places around to hold your wedding reception or event.
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Room & Suite (5)5
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot bath
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Nightclub / DJ
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Vending machine
Meeting rooms
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Air conditioning
Interconnected rooms available
Cable / satellite TV
Sofa bed
Whirlpool bathtub
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Good to know
Historic Hotel
Centrally Located
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Rebecca12481 wrote a review Aug. 2020
Ludington, Michigan79 contributions13 helpful votes
Hotel was very clean with large room. Rooms were a little dated and beds were a little hard. Great location being right in downtown ludington and not far from the beach. Over all would definitely recommend this hotel to others looking in the area!
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
Ciara M wrote a review Jun. 2020
Waterford, Michigan1 contribution
A friend of mine recommended this hotel and I highly recommend it for anyone travelling to Ludington. Online reservation was super easy and the front desk staff were very sweet, welcoming and helpful. Everything is walking distance including restaurants, shops, and even Stearns park. Room was clean and the price was great.
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Date of stay: June 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
Response from StearnsFrontDesk, Manager at Stearns Hotel
Responded Jul. 4, 2020
Thank you for the nice review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay, and hope to see you on your next visit to Ludington.
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Kristen M wrote a review Mar. 2020
Grand Haven, Michigan1 contribution
A bit rustic, but the atmosphere was one of a kind! We enjoyed our time in the hot tub and were planning on going to the night club. Unfortunately we fell asleep around 9 and missed the chance to see it poppin.
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: February 2020
Room Tip: Get a room away from the night club.
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Response from StearnsFrontDesk, General Manager at Stearns Hotel
Responded Mar. 29, 2020
Hello mcalpi14 - Thank you for the great review. We hope you visit us again soon, and get another chance to check out the Tiki Lounge.
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erikaS6472OE wrote a review Mar. 2020
1 contribution
We stayed here with a another couple to come see the ball drop in Ludingon. Great location. Friendly staff. Close to everything in downtown Ludington. Have stayed here a few times. There is a dance club downstairs but never had any issues with noise.
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: January 2020
Response from StearnsFrontDesk, Front Office Manager at Stearns Hotel
Responded Mar. 28, 2020
Hello erikaS6472OE - Thank you for the review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay. Keeping the music of the bar and the calmness of the hotel separate is something we work hard at, so we appreciate your comment.
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shellymball wrote a review Mar. 2020
1 contribution
We love to come up to Ludington and stay at this hotel. It is always clean and the staff is so very friendly. If you like to stay in older styles of a hotel I would recommend to stay here. It is very close to many bars and restaurants.
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: February 2020
Response from StearnsFrontDesk, Front Office Manager at Stearns Hotel
Responded Mar. 28, 2020
Hello shellymball - We appreciate the review, and thank you for making Stearns part of your travel arrangements. We hope to see you back soon.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Stearns Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Stearns Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Sandcastles Children's Museum (0.2 km), Biercamp Market (0.4 km), and Maude's Garage (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Stearns Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a lounge, and a fitness centre.
Which room amenities are available at Stearns Hotel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Stearns Hotel?
Guests can enjoy a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Stearns Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Stearns Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Jamesport Brewing Company, Chef John's Bakery & Cafe, and Table 14.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Stearns Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre during their stay.
Is Stearns Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.6 km away from the centre of Ludington.
Are any cleaning services offered at Stearns Hotel?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Does Stearns Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Are there any historical sites close to Stearns Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting S.S. Badger: Lake Michigan Carferry (0.9 km) and Historic White Pine Village (3.1 km).