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399 River St, Manistee, MI 49660-2737
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#4 of 11 hotels in Manistee
This unique property was developed into a charming boutique hotel in 2004. In 2008 a 50 seat restaurant was added. The pub is situated in the "below street level" space. The rooms are generous with classic decor and 20 foot ceilings. There are standard, fireplace and suite accommodations to chose from. There is a large lobby over looking the main corner in the downtown. This property is a short walk from the Lake Michigan Shore. A Riverwalk/boardwalk is situated just a few steps in front of the hotel for your strolling pleasure. A Casino is located within 7 minutes and their shuttle will pick you up! Rooms are set up with coffee, alarm clocks, cable television, dvd player, WiFi. 4 rooms and 2 suites offer an electric fireplace. Linens are lush, mattresses were custom made for comfort. Please know, due to our Historical designation Elevators were not required. Restored staircases lead you one or 2 levels up to your room.
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luv2r0am wrote a review Mar. 2021
Michigan133 contributions37 helpful votes
We have talked about staying at the Ramsdell Inn for years. It’s such a beautiful and historic building in downtown Manistee. So we decided to go for the weekend to celebrate our anniversary, and stayed in the Ramsdell Suite. While I really want to give a break for the Covid year we have just gone through, there are so many things that could easily be done differently here to give patrons a better experience. Mainly it is that the staff is disinterested and so the customer service was mediocre. The in-room instructions say they will make up your bed and service the room if you put out the “service please” tag. We did, no service happened. We asked for extra coffee pods for the next morning and for 2 missing or burned out lightbulbs to be replaced. They were, but our room was still not serviced. We asked about the internet several times as it never worked in our room. Finally I tried it down in the lobby on the way out and it worked. I asked the girl at registration if it’s possible that the signal just didn’t reach the top floor. She told me that she never has any problems getting internet on the top floor, my husband said probably router needs to be reset, and she repeated that she doesn’t have any problems getting internet on that floor. Implication- the problem is you. Well, ok then. We were not able to get WiFi all weekend, couldn’t even pull up the network on our devices. Hubby has IT history, so it’s not us. It is SO easy to just apologize, thank us for staying, say you hope we will come again, and then we would not have left feeling negatively. We really wanted to love it. But between the limitations under Covid (awful in-room coffee, no other options) and the rude hotel desk staff, it just was not a great experience.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
GertrudeDetroit wrote a review Jan. 2021
detroit52 contributions27 helpful votes
We stayed at the Ramsdell over the weekend as an escape from being locked down at home. We had the Holister room and it was lovely - spacious, fireplace, fridge and king bed. Since there wasn't any in person dinning, we ordered food from TJ's which is just below the Inn. The food was great and the people working there were super friendly and wanted to make sure we had everything we needed in our room - they even gave us half/half for our coffee in the morning. The rooms and common places in the Inn were all clean and we felt very secure with their cleaning processes - fear not - and book a room!
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Date of stay: January 2021
Room Tip: This was the third time we stayed at the Inn and so far all rooms were great.
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FunFamily04 wrote a review Sep. 2020
Holland, Michigan206 contributions53 helpful votes
We stayed with 3 couples last weekend and loved everything. Lindsey the owner was great...running around doing everything from cleaning the rooms to answering the phone and working in the restaurant downstairs. The lobby area is beautiful. Two of us had King rooms, The Jefferson and The Hollister. Beautiful and comfortable. We asked for more hangers and extra coffee for the room and were accommodated. We also were lucky enough to get reservations (thank you Lindsey) at the pub downstairs for Saturday night Prime Rib! Everything was great would definitely stay here again.
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Date of stay: September 2020
Room Tip: Definitely splurge and get the King Bed rooms with fireplace!
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F7665HOalanb wrote a review Oct. 2019
Oakville, Canada31 contributions3 helpful votes
This hotel is a fabulous little gem. The rooms are all unique and of a really high standard, they make new hotel rooms look so sterile. There is a basket of goodies awaiting in your room and not just lotions and the usual stuff. I would stay at this hotel again in a heart beat.Probably one of the nicest hotels I've stayed in. Theres also a great little pub downstairs TJ's
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Date of stay: September 2019
Room Tip: Top floors have the views. But all rooms are excellent
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Response from lindseys390, Owner at The Ramsdell Inn
Responded Oct. 10, 2019
It was a pleasure having you as our guest and I’m so thrilled to hear you enjoyed your time with us! We look forward to seeing you again! Thank you for your stay and for the great review!
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PQ1953 wrote a review Apr. 2019
Whitehall, Michigan61 contributions17 helpful votes
What a grand hotel. Our room was spacious with a king size bed with a great wooden Frame. there was a working fireplace in the room that just added to the comfort as it was early spring and still chilly. The lobby and wood work through out the building was rich and dark. There was a fabulous Pub in the lower level with outstanding prime rib great menu, cocktails and local brewery beers. there even was live music tastefully played.The town has a lot to offer and Lake Michigan beach is down the street. There was breakfast available at the pub in the morning and it was made to order. it was quite and peaceful. I imagine it would be very different in the summer as this is also a beach community. The cost was for off season and was at mid level but well worth the comfort. I will be back again.
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Date of stay: April 2019
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Rooms on the top floor should look over the channel and Lake michigan
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Response from Lindsey S, Owner at The Ramsdell Inn
Responded Apr. 15, 2019
It was a pleasure having you as our guest and we truly appreciate your support and kind words! We can’t wait for you to return to our beautiful Downtown! Thank you again!
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Ramsdell Inn
Which popular attractions are close to The Ramsdell Inn?
Nearby attractions include Manistee Riverwalk (0.4 km), The Vogue Theatre (0.06 km), and Manistee Historical Museum (0.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Ramsdell Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at The Ramsdell Inn?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Ramsdell Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Ramsdell Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include TJ's Pub, Blue Fish Kitchen + Bar, and The Fillmore.
Is The Ramsdell Inn located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.7 km away from the centre of Manistee.
Does The Ramsdell Inn offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Are there any historical sites close to The Ramsdell Inn?
Many travellers enjoy visiting S.S. City of Milwaukee/ USCGC Acacia (1.4 km).