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Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Beautiful view of the falls and walking distance to restaurants and shops. The beach was a walk away and the staff was very friendly. I will definitely go back! Leland has a lot to offer. Driving didtance to other small beaches, wineries and and a great apple farm.

2Thank Trenea
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Don't stay at this hotel. It's dirty, there's barely any wifi (we had none in our room despite the claim of free wifi - the manager said they were 'investigating the issue'), there's no cell service, everything is damp and the rooms smell like mildew. Worst of all, the staff doesn't care about any of these issues when voiced in...

1Thank Stephanie R
Chesaning, Michigan
Reviewed 7 September 2016

Room was full of mold. Unhealthy. Needs mold mediation and complete remodeling. Filthy, dirty, disgusting. Air in the room should not be breathed for any amount of time. The carpet is trashed. You can't even take off your shoes without your feet turning black. The manager is far from qualified to run a facility. He tells his own versions of...

1Thank brandonlosey
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

This was our 5th time here. Saw some small improvements being made-but this year was the worst. Room was dirty-food on floor, spider webs, sand in furniture, food in stove and dirty, dirty dishes. No knives, slippery bath tub, marred walls and patched ceilings. No towel service, ran out of Kleenex. Pop in office was outdated-mentioned this and felt totally...

1Thank Ccdmama
Des Plaines, Illinois
Reviewed 3 September 2016

Yes it's old and yes it badly needs updating but if you can look past that, this is a charming place to stay. As soon as I walked to the office and saw the water and the dam on the backside, I fell in love. My biggest concern was the sound of the rushing water from the dam, I was...

Thank 2catchick
Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

As said by most of the reviews its old and dirty. Carpet was stained, parking was a joke and wifi was a joke. I got a better signal from shops across the river but didn't have their passwords to log on. Room 301 is the close to the office and nobody got more than 2 bars at most. Like most...

1Thank Scott A
pentwater, mi
Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

This is at least our 5th or 6th time staying at the Falling Waters Lodge. It has been a few years since we have been here and my what a difference. As indicated by other reviews this poor old lady needs a facelift. The carpet is dirty. The bed in the loft suite was on the main floor with the...

1Thank jegaPentwater_Mi
Reviewed 22 August 2016

I was pleasantly surprised how much we liked this place. YES it could use renovation and a few touch ups… but where else can you stay right on a private beach on Lake Michigan with such charm, ambiance and affordability? People, if you want the Ritz, go to Traverse City and pay $700/night for a spot on the road, across...

Thank Karen C
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

This hotel has a great location and friendly staff, but those are its only positives. They need to renovate! First, what beach hotel has carpet. It looked dirty and smelled of mildew. The bathroom and especially the tub were scary. The wifi was almost nonexistent; it was the running joke with my Son. The pillows were paper thin. That said,...

Thank epichon
Reviewed 20 August 2016

Overpriced, outdated, no amenities. Everything in the lodge and almost $200+ room per night was outdated, our bathroom sink was clogged and there was no housekeeping services, parking, breakfast, or maintenance. It's not worth the location when there's two other much nicer places for around the same price in the area, The Riverside Inn and The Leland Lodge.// In response...

Thank Todd G

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  • Free Parking
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  • Kitchenette
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking

Additional Information about Falling Waters Lodge

Address: 200 Cedar St, Leland, MI 49654-5015
Region: United States > Michigan > Leelanau County > Leland
Price Range: $90 - $377 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 21
Also Known As:
Falling Waters Hotel Leland
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“The furthest away from the dam.”
 of 5 bubbles 2catchick, 2 Sep 2016 | Read review
“I stayed in 203 and listened to the falls. It was very nice.”
 of 5 bubbles C6357UAkarenc, 22 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Just don't stay here. and If you do, DONT pay for the room upgrade. NOT worth it.”
 of 5 bubbles Designerm, 16 Aug 2016 | Read review
“If your looking for peace and quite”
 of 5 bubbles 133kennetho, 6 Aug 2016 | Read review
“I stayed in room 201 which is nearest the office and one floor up from the river level. It's a bit more quiet on the upper floors.”
 of 5 bubbles M4810KZthomasp, 6 Jun 2016 | Read review
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