Best Western Lakewinds,  Ludington

4.0/5  - based on 711 guest reviews.
5005 W US Highway 10, 49431-8692, Ludington, United States - See map
+1 231 843 2140 +1 231 843 1753



Your room

> Room 1

1 adult


Hotel advantages

  • 24-hour front desk
    24-hour front desk
  • Air conditioning
    Air conditioning
  • Free parking
    Free parking
  • Game room
    Game room
  • Indoor pool
    Indoor pool
  • Outdoor parking
    Outdoor parking
  • Wireless internet connection in public areas
    Wireless internet connection in public areas
See more
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
based on 711 traveler reviews
See more comments >>
Photo gallery :
Book your next stay at this Ludington hotel and get ready for a once in a lifetime experience, whether it's the hiking trails or Lake Michigan Car Ferry that's caught your eye. At Best Western Lakewinds, guests enjoy only the best accommodations at a great price. Hotels in Ludington are all surrounded by natural beauty, but a prime location is just part of what makes a hotel superior. Close to the Ludington Beach, guests can spend a leisurely vacation kicking back or enjoying water sports. However, some choose to stick close to our spacious property that features some large suites, some with kitchenettes and ample space in every room. Great rates and an unbeatable value are what travelers deserve when looking for Ludington hotels. Enjoy plentiful amenities like an indoor pool and hot tub, perfect for rejuvenating. A free breakfast is offered every day and features favorites such as fresh pastries and fruits, a hot waffle bar and endless Arabica coffee. A hearty meal before a beach stroll is the perfect start to the day. Ludington State Park is another big draw, beloved for the trails, picnic spots and bird watching. If downtown shopping and restaurants are more your speed, our helpful staff members are happy to provide local tips and recommendations. Antiquing, fine dining and old fashioned mom and pop diners are a short distance away. In the summer, many leisurely travelers call this Ludington hotel their home away from home. In the off season, a number of business travelers stay here for extended stretches. Yearly projects with different businesses attract different clients for new construction, remodeling and re-building. Employees of OxyChem and long haul truckers are also frequent guests. Meetings at Consumers Power Plant and annual get-togethers with local businesses mean an eclectic mix of guests at this property, and we're proud to cater to each one. Book your stay at Best Western Lakewinds right now! Enjoy your stay. Our pool and hot tub will be closed for painting from January 22, 2017 to February 2, 2017. We apologize for any inconvenience.

See rates and availability

Room 1

Guest reviews

in partnership withtrip advisor img
based on 711 guest reviews
Certificate of Excellence
Business Business 67
Couples Couples 173
Family Family 351
Friends getaway Friends getaway 38
Solo travel Solo travel 20
Sleep Quality
Best Western Lakewinds,Ludington
  • 5
    « Beautiful! »

    My husband and I came to Ludington as a list minute weekend getaway with no hotel plans in place. I read the Trip Advisor reviews of the Best Western and booked a room. We weren't disappointed in anything! The lobby is beautiful, the desk clerk was helpful and friendly. We had a room with a king bed and everything was clean and comfortable. We also used the hot tub and pool, both were great! The hotel limits them to over age 18 during the 10-11pm hour, which is nice! We would definitely stay here again!

    « Love this hotel »

    Stay at this hotel every time we head up to ludington. It never fails me. Hotel staff is nice the breakfast is awesome and the rooms are great. Off season rates are amazing and even during the summer the rates are manageable. The pool, hot tub, and pool table are my favorites. We brought the dog which is one of the reasons I love this hotel. It's dog friendly and there aren't breed restrictions, we took our pit bull and she was great. They have us a goodie bag for the dog at check in. We had room neighbors that we didn't even know about until we went to check out and saw them going to their rooms. Very quiet and the hot tub and pool are adult only from 10-11.

    « A good property »

    We had a large group of people that the staff handled very well. They were pleasant and helpful. They suggested short nearby trips and places to eat. the rooms were large, well-appointed and clean. The breakfast and wi-fi were good.

    « Love Lakewinds »

    This hotel is very well maintained. nice staff. Good location. Very safe feeling. We stay here whenever we are in the area. The amenities (pool, plaground, pool table, attraction info) all enhance the stay.

    « Nice hotel while passing thru »

    Nice room, clean, comfortable bed, nice pool area and nice breakfast buffet. We would stay here again. Friendly staff. Easy checkin and out. good parking. We didn't have children but there is an outdoor playground for them.

    « Great Weekend »

    Stayed for 2 nights, great rates, great upgrades and still working on things. It's only going to continue to get better! Breakfast selections were good. Nice that they have built a wall with lots of glass separating the breakfast area from the pool.

    « Lighthouse & Cycle Tour »

    Several interesting lighthouses in the immediate area as well as farther afield. Longest paved bicycle path (22 miles) in Michigan only 30 mins away. Hotel was well located, on a busy road but quiet in spite of it. Good parking, helpful, friendly reception staff. Arranged for safe storage of our bikes when not in use, to prevent theft or damage from the elements. Breakfast was typical but the attendant was friendly and helpful. Smooth checkin/checkout. Good wifi connection. Pool quite shallow but decent temp and size.

    « Breakfast buffet is a winner! »

    Delicious breakfast buffet with a wide variety of hot and cold items; pool and hot tub were wonderful, well maintained. Very comfortable bed. Outdoor playground and deck for reading under the trees was a real nice surprise!

    « Clean, Family-friendly and convenient »

    We were impressed by the Lakewinds on several counts. It was remarkably clean and comfortable. There's an impressive indoor pool and hot tub. Breakfast was varied and comfortable(no rush to find a seat because its overcrowded)plenty of seating! Outside, there's a playground for the little ones and picnic tables for anyone who wants to eat or drink in the fresh air. Staff was helpful with food suggestions. It's just a short ride into Ludington proper for great sunset views of Lake Michigan.

    « Pretty good hotel »

    This hotel was clean. We swam in the pool and it was a little cool but not too bad. Breakfast was good and had alot of choices. It was close to town so that was nice. We only stayed one night but would go back again.

  • 1
    « Not safe to leave anything valuable in room because chance to steal it »

    I have stayed in Best Western lakewinds more than two weeks which my company arranged that .During my stay ; Something was wrong with my shower and asked the front desk girl to fix problem next day while I am at work . When I got back from my job to my room; I noticed my Yeti coffee cup is missing and it wasn't in my room and it seemed like somebody stole it ; I went and talked with front desk people and manager and I informed them to sort it out ; but I got no respond from them and what I got fro Manager " sarah " we can't do anything about it which is sad and not pleasant respond I got from them ; Best western in Ludington,MI is not safe to leave anything valuable in ur room because; there is chance to steal it by people who works here .

    « Great stay, clean rooms good breakfast and good customer service. Stephanie helpful. »

    We usually stay at Best Western's. Always satisfied with everything for the most part. We loved the whirlpool room. It was roomy and we like the whirlpool after a long day driving. We are always happy with the rooms and breakfast.

    « Continued quality »

    I once again stayed at Best Western. The front desk was friendly and helpful. The room was clean and all amenities in working condition. There is a breakfast bar, swimming pool, workout room although I didn't really utilize them this visit. On past visits these things have been of good quality. I would continue to recommend this hotel for business travel or for families.

    « Generally Well Maintained And Comfortable »

    Facility was generally clean and well kept. Great pool and Jacuzzi. Very good continental breakfasts. Good internet. Comfortable beds with lots of pillows. All in all a very satisfying stay. The only negatives found were in the fitness area. There were no wipes available to wipe down the machines before use. And all of the machines were in some way broken, or had issues preventing adjustment and or monitoring the users progress. Staff members were pleasant and helpful.

    « Deer! »

    I stayed at those cozy hotel for two weeks. Clean rooms, the gym needed some new equipment, but it's probably not a priority seeing how most people are adverse when it comes to staying in shape. The breakfast was mediocre, but that's to be expected when it's free. The WiFi reminded me of the old days of slow dial up Internet. The town might be small, but there are plenty of neat things to do since it's right in the lake. There are some good Restaurants and some neat bars from what I was told. I never went to the bars though, much to my chagrin. Also, be careful while driving on the roads around there. They have an out of control deer population. Anyways, give this town and hotel a try. The staff was friendly and helpful as well. That's all for now. Have a good un'.

    « Good Value for the Money »

    Very pleasant stay. Clean, comfortable, and quiet room. Unfortunately, forgot my swimsuit so wasn't able to take advantage of the pool and spa, but did look very nice. Breakfast had numerous selections to satisfy most requests. My only ding would be on the bed ... it was kinda lumpy (soft). Just my preference liking a more firm mattress, but other than that, very nice.

    « More than what we expected »

    We have stayed at Best Westerns before and all have been nice, but this one had a very friendly and attentive staff, clean and comfortable rooms, a better than good breakfast, nice pool and good location. They did a good job updating and making an existing building work.

    « Passing through Ludington »

    Outside and inside appearance modern and well kept. Rooms and accommodations average. Staff friendly and helpful. Overall experience good but on a very busy highway. Did have a nice breakfast. Recreation includes ping-pong table and pool table.

    « Nice Stay »

    Three years ago we stayed at Best Western Lakewinds when we came to Ludington for a 90th birthday party. We were happy with our visit then, so made reservations again, this time for her Memorial Service. The room was very comfortable and I immediately noticed a very fresh smell. It was quiet and clean. The staff was friendly and helpful. At our late check-in we were offered a snack and a bottle of water. The room had a refrigerator, TV and Wifi. The free breakfast buffet was adequate. It was typical of the breakfast that most hotels serve. Would definitely stay there again.

    « Great Place to Stay if You are taking an early ferry »

    Great location, minutes from the ferry landing, convenient, clean, quiet, nice breakfast buffet too! The staff was friendly and it was a no hassle place to stay for a night. Visit the dunes while you are in town.

  • 3
    « OK stay »

    The room was clean but there was a strange smell to it. I thought that it smelled a bit musty -- my husband stated that he thought it was a stale cigarette smell. ALL ROOMS are supposed to be non-smoking. The breakfast was pretty typical for a chain hotel lobby breakfast. The staff was friendly.

    « Adequate but hot a hot spot on our trip »

    Following our trip across Lake Michigan on the Badger ferry: There are a number of hotels within 2 mile of the ferry dock, but nothing that looked close. We pre-booked at the Best Western Lake Wind, which is 2.5 miles from the Badger dock. The hotel is nice and directly across from the fairgrounds. There is a large indoor pool. The breakfast was SO SO ? as it was in this enormous room environment next to the pool thus not real inclusive to a happy feeling (big, cold feeling and hollow). Note = The once upon-a-time water slide into the pool is now gone. Giving this a 3 hinge rating (scale of 1-5).

    « Birthday Getaway Weekend »

    I took my daughters and friends to this hotel for my daughter's birthday getaway. I was very pleased with the hotel. The staff were friendly and knowledgeable about area activities. Breakfast was amazing and the breakfast staff went out of their way to make sure we were taken care of. I would definitely stay here again.

    « On the strip leading to town, easy trip to ferry »

    Quiet and easy access to the town of Ludington and the ferry. Hotel is right across the street from the fairgrounds. Clean rooms, nice beds, roomy breakfast area. Quick trip to downtown and the lovely waterfront parks- great for walking and sitting and ice cream at House of Flavors dairy.

    « Great breakfast »

    The free breakfast was great. The location was pretty good, just a few minutes to downtown Ludington. The bathroom was not the greatest, but the rest of the room was average. Front desk was nice and helpful.

    « Room not new »

    I saw other reviews saying that the rooms were new, but the room I got was not new. The people in the room above us made a lot of noise. I don't know if it was so loud because of them, or because of the sound quality of the room.

    « A very good hotel »

    On august 29 this year we stayed at the Best Western Lakewinds. We had a very nice time there. The room was spacious, modern and well equiped. We enjoyed the swimming pool and in the morning we got a delicious breakfast. About the staff we can only say that they were very friendly and helpfull.

    « Children's play equip on premises. »

    Very good for families. Clean and well managed. Indoor hallways. If you don't want to carry your luggage upstairs, ask for a room on the first floor. No elevator. Many rooms have a window looking onto a hallway rather than outside. Very good breakfast with four waffle irons, scrambled eggs, biscuits, sausage patties, cold cereals, juice, etc. located on the Main Street going through town. Wonderful soft sandy beach at the end of the street at a state park.

    « It gets the job done! »

    This Best Western is a decent hotel with a good location only a couple miles from the beach. All of the staff was very polite and I have zero complaints about my stay. I give this a 4/5 because it was a little pricey but it's about on par with other hotels in the area. The beds were decent and the decor in the room wasn't trendy or anything but it was nice and up to date for the most part. The absolute best part of the room was that it was clean! Outdated decor never bothers me but I am a stickler when it comes to cleanliness and it met all of my expectations. Being able to park pretty close to our room was also a plus. Also there was no microwave in the room which I did not care about but I do believe there was one in the breakfast area. I heard a few people complaining about the lack of an elevator but if an elevator is required for you or any of your company it is your responsibility to check and make sure that the hotel has one. Don't get mad at the hotel because you didn't properly research it. I would certainly stay here again if I was in the area!

    « AC not working no elevator »

    We stayed on the 2nd floor. There was not an elevator, despite the hotel actually having 3 floors. Also the AC in the hallway was not working and the AC in our room did not work properly either. The weather was very hot and humid. The pillows were like miniature pillows, not full sized ones. It was very overpriced for a Best Western. I let the front desk know that my husband had MS and heat was an issue for him so they brought us a floor fan that we got to plug in and listen to for 150+ for the night for a double queen bed room. We typically stay in a king suite wherever we go but that was double the price here compared to most places. FYI I am from MI and this is a beautiful city to visit. Not sure what's going on with the hotels but they will be their own demise because Michigan has plenty of beautiful places to visit and the boat ride to WI I'm sure is nice but so is a drive over the Mackinac and along US2.

  • 1
    « All I wanted was a wake up call »

    I have stayed at Hilton resorts and the costs were less then yours and the service at this Best Western Lakewinds was terrible. All I wanted was a wake up call and never got one and almost miss the SS Badger that morning.

    « A comfortable stay »

    My husband and I had a triathlon in Ludington and stayed one night at the Best Western Lakewinds. The room was comfortable, clean and relatively quiet. Service was very good; they were kind enough to allow late check-out so we'd have time to shower and pack after the race. We didn't spend much time on the hotel property and it was a quick stay, but I think we'd stay here agin.

    « Excellent »

    The staff is very professional, hotel is clean, rooms great. I stayed 4 nights, breakfast is really good. Nice hot breakfast. The location is great. Easy to get into. Plenty of handicapped parking. the hotel is clean, updated, smells good. I enjoy staying at this hotel.

    « Not so good! »

    First off, how is it even legal to have a three story hotel with no elevator in 2016? Seriously? This information should be in large print when you book with them. I have a disable daughter, and we were put on the second floor. When we figured out there was no elevator, the front desk could not accommodate our booked room (king suite) on the main floor. Now if you own a motel that doesn't have an elevator wouldn't you keep several rooms for disable people? Unreal! Room was okay, needs updating. Quiet enough, but not worth having to carry our daughter up and down the stairs along with all of our luggage. We would never go back.

    « Michigan vacation »

    Hotel was in great location for our trip up the western Michigan lake shore on our way to Mackinac Island. The hotel was very clean and offered a great breakfast with a good selection of food items. The staff kept the area well stocked and very clean. The hotel was located close to the Ludington city beach and only 30 minutes from Silver Lake state park dune rides.

    « Nice start to a couple days away »

    Very nice if a bit over priced but since it's a "resort - vaca" area I'm not too surprised. Upgraded to Jacuzzi room because they needed the room originally booked to us. Nice but we didn't use. Room clean, broken bath light quickly fixed. Staff friendly and helpful.

    « Excellent Property! »

    We stayed at the Best Western Lakewinds for a couple's vacation and was really happy with the experience. We got upgraded to the apartment, which included a kitchen and bedroom. We didn't use the kitchen, other than the fridge but it was fully stocked. The rooms were clean and updated. Sleeping there was easy and it was quiet. The staff was great and the breakfast had the waffle irons that were clean and fully stocked. Coffee was good! We would stay here again!

    « Awsome Hotel »

    We had a great stay here. The room was very clean and spacious. The Staff was very friendly and helpful each time we talked with them. Our daughter loved the pool area and had lots of fun. The Continental breakfast was a great selection. I recommend this Hotel for your stay. Very awesome Hotel for the value.

    « ludington »

    rooms were clean, staff friendly, nice breakfast options We booked a king bed in one room and double for the other room. We were given two double rooms. We were right off registration and didn't really explore hotel, just an overnight on our way up Michigan's West coast.

    « Great staff & location-pet rooms dark »

    Overall a great stay, but the pet rooms were dark and dingy. Did help us sleep in in the morning with no light coming in. Hotel staff were courteous and helpful. Nice field out in the back for walking the dog. Minutes from the beach and the beautiful city of Ludington!

  • 3
    « Average best western »

    Easy to find and park and very welcome reception. However first issue is there are no elevators. Carry everything upstairs. Not good. Nice pool and normal rooms. Would recommend rooms at rear as could get noisy if off lobby. Small child's playground but on this occasion lots of dog mess. Drab decor but clean.

    « Not recommend this hotel for any disabled folks »

    I have MS and I purposely booked an accessible suite for a week-long stay for my family and I. In this case I didn't get to experience this ease with this room or the hotel. I should have realized this when we entered the room and my wife started crying. The room was very dark, dirty, and smelled like dog. My wheelchair wouldn't fit next to the bed and the frontdesk gave me a hard time about moving the bed. I ended up moving the bed but they would no longer clean by my bed area. The bathroom/walk-in shower was slippery and amenities were dated, worst part was the toilet wasn't even to ADA height. The doors throughout the hotel were heavy for me to open and breakfast area was too congested for me to maneuver around. While it would be fine for other families it wasn't for us, we ended up leaving mid week as it was so bad for us and ended up down the road. I would not recommend this hotel for any disabled folks, there are better choices out there.

    « Not as good as last year »

    Last year, we stayed at this hotel and it was an AMAZING experience! This year, our stay was a bit disappointing. We were on the 1st floor and the people above us were extremely loud. And our room had a musty smell so we had to keep our air conditioning cranked in order to stand it. The staff were very friendly and we would consider staying there again but I'd need to make sure we were on the 2nd floor.

    « Very clean and comfortable »

    This hotel was extremely clean and comfortable. The beds were very nice. It has a really nice playground for kids and picnic table area outside. The breakfast was good- above average for a hotel breakfast. The location was right on the main drag- about 10 min from the ferry. I would stay here again.

    « Renovations make a big difference »

    We've stayed at the Best Western Lakewinds for a weekend every summer, for the last 5 years. In the last 2 years, they've invested a lot of money into the rooms and common spaces. The hotel is old, but they've done a great job at making it feel more modern and fresh. On this trip, after one night, we had an issue with our room. The staff was extremely nice and understanding, and immediately switched us to another room. We found the staff to be very accommodating and pleasant at every turn. I would continue to recommend this hotel for families visiting Ludington. Book early as the area fills up, and prices rise throughout the summer.

    « Great family hotel »

    Our family booked four rooms and stayed five days. Our children and grandchildren loved all the amenities, playground, game room, fitness area, pool, hot tub, pool and ping pong tables. They also enjoyed the vibrating recliner in the lobby and rocking chairs in the front of the hotel. Great family hotel.

    « No Elevator »

    Again, we had a hotel on this trip without an elevator. Just be aware of that when considering this hotel. There were several doors that were available for entrance to different parts of the hotel. We drove to the back of the hotel for our closest entrance to the room. I have good sense of direction, but when leaving the room for the lobby, I was confused somewhat. So someone with poor sense of direction might have more difficulty. The breakfast area was fairly large, and the food was adequate to start the day. Our room was clean and comfortable. All of the staff were friendly and accommodating. Overall, this was a nice stay at this BW.

    « Lovely spot, short drive to shore »

    Had a wonderful stay here! Clean, friendly, had everything we needed, including free WIFI and a fabulous breakfast buffet in the morning. My niece loved the indoor pool. The location is a little removed from the heart of town, but a super easy 5-10 minute drive to everything (including the S.S. Badger) and a much more affordable rate than other hotels we checked. I would happily stay here again. Highly recommended!

    « Loud at night »

    People in the lobby extremely loud at 11pm at night when others trying to sleep. Called the front desk 3 times until they did something about it, after saying I was going to call Law Enforcement. Took front desk a long time to answer the phone.

    « Good Points and Not so Good Points »

    I'd first like to say that the plumbing that was in the hotel room was amazing - I challenged it, but it didn't get backed up - and on this premise alone, I rank it at five out of five - why only four out of five though? Staff: I only had interactions with the front desk on 2 occasions. One to check in - which was great. They showed me a map of here I was and how to get to my room and let me look at it as long as I needed to. The second time i'll save for my room review. Breakfast: The breakfast area is built to handle a large amount of people in a reasonable amount of time - not just sitting area, but also waffle makers (4 when I was there (7/29/2016)) and 3 hot plate containers (had sausage, eggs (one day was folded egg and cheddar cheese - another day was scrambled egg), and bacon. I'm sure there'd be other things, but not for my very short stay.) Had cereal stuffs and yogurt and fruit and bagels and bread and such. If you had to wait, it wouldn't be for long. Gripes? Not really - just noticed one of the waffle irons wasn't greased up like it should be and there was nothing around to spray or wipe it down with to assist in the waffle removal - but hey, 3 out of 4 still ain't bad! Room: Very standard room. I had a 2 queen room. A/C was on when I got in and worked great for my stay. I put a Do Not DIsturb on my door, so I can't tell you how they clean/refresh the rooms. Hand soap / bath soap / conditioner-shampoo mixed bottle - and that was pretty much it for the bathroom items. I'm sure if you needed something else though, the front desk might have it. Smoke Alarm: Since when does a smoke alarm get it's own section? Well, mine was placed on the ceiling in the center of the bedroom portion - and it actually went off while I was there. Took me a while to find it to see if I could fan some fresh air to it so it'd go off. It was on for roughly a minute before it went off. The front desk called and wanted to make sure everything was ok. I said yes - but didn't understand why it went off. They said it'd be because someone lit a candle in the room - or was smoking in the room. I told them that I hadn't lit a candle, nor did i have one - and I most certainly wasn't smoking because I'm not even a smoker. She said not to worry about it and it should be ok. Does this happen frequently? Don't know - but I looked for why it could've happened - and the air conditioner is pointed in the direction of the smoke alarm. . . and I was on the side of the hotel where people were standing outside smoking... so, I'm thinking that the smell got sucked in and it was blown to the smoke alarm and that's what set it off. Moral of the story - ask for a odd numbered room. Why? Because odd numbered rooms are on the side of the building where no one parks/goes/stands/smokes - and this shouldn't be an issue. Shower water was soft - on a scale of 1 to 10, with one being ACK! My back is being attacked by daggers - to ten being Ahhhhh... i'm being pelted with cotton candy, I'd give it a 8. Water was hot but could control it to a desirable temperature. Shower pressure left a little bit to be desired, but it did the job. Floor plan: I'll be the first to admit that I'm not good at directions - but that's what Siri is for. . . but Siri doesn't do the inside of hotels yet. ha ha. My room was 228. The nice staff told me where I should park and what entrance to use and what stairs to use - it's just after I parked and hoofed up the stairs, I was lost... I walked around the entire second floor until I found that my room was actually just around the corner from the stairs! Probably bad on my part due to not taking the time to read the signs, but wanting to figure it out myself - thinking that since i was seeing odd numbered rooms, that I'd see even numbered rooms soon... but only later to realize that odd numbered rooms were on the one side, and even numbered rooms were on the parking lot side. My bad! But when I got out of my room, trying to find the stairs to go to the lobby was a lost cause on me - I just had to go out where I came in and walk outside to the front door to get to the breakfast area reliably. If I were better with directions or thought to use the map on the back of my rooms door, i might have been better Overall score was based on - this is just a room - and that's all I needed - and it met my needs. . . other than the smoke alarm going off (design of hotel, no fault of staff) and the hotel being so large that it was difficult finding my way around - it was ok! Price was to be expected since it was vacation season (July). Location was right beside a Chinese Buffet so that was awesome! Lots of restaurant chains nearby that could be walked too. like 10 minutes away by foot (I think) to the beach and the beachside downtown! . . . and my most important point - it wasn't a "Turbo" toilet, but it was pretty close!

  • 4
    « A decent place to stay before or after ... »

    ... crossing Lake Michigan on the SS Badger. Handicap parking spaces are well-located. The room was close to that parking as requested, and was clean and in good condition. The breakfast was about average for this class motel.

    « Why go anywhere else »

    The best of the best. This is the only hotel I would consider staying at, when it's available. The breakfast alone seals the deal. Other places offer coffee and donuts. Not here. Here you choose from pancakes, waffles, eggs, biscuits and gravy, plus sausage patties. Of course, a wide range of juices.

    « Not worth the price! »

    Where do I start, the faucet on the sink didn't work properly,there was no cold water as it was turned off to stop the leaking. The air conditioner was making a rattling noise and was leaking water all over the carpet causing the room to have a musty smell. There were other minor maintenance problems with the room that could use attention as well. The price for this room was double what it was worth. On a good note the staff I delt with was friendly and courteous.

    « Summer vacation »

    Hotel room was nice, property in nice condition, staff very friendly, but internet service was horrible. For $150 per night, expectations of a good internet don't seem unreasonable. Have been told internet service in Ludington is not very good, but this should be disclosed prior to booking a room.

    « Need to do better »

    This hotel needs to do better. Thin walls make it hard to rest. Bathroom fan was loud and didn't work. Air conditioner worked but needed service and was very loud. -- The only thing first class was the price. --- Will not return.

    « Pleasantly Satisfied »

    My family stayed at the Best Western in Ludington, Michigan. The hotel offers a lot for families. The rooms are nice and the staff are friendly. We spent time at the indoor pool and had fun using the pool table. Lots of area for families to hang out in. I also took advantage of the exercise room. Well equipped with different machines and weights. I would recommend this hotel to my friends and other family members. Bring along your four-legged family members and you will truly enjoy your stay.

    « Another competent Best Western property »

    I've stayed at a number of Best Westerns recently and for the most part I've been pleased. This one is like many of the others. The place is clean, and comfortable. The breakfast is good. The staff friendly and helpful. The rate at this property was a bit higher than other similar Best Westerns, but it seems to be inline with the other properties in the area. Like many of their properties this one is nothing special - but it is a fine place to stay. The one complaint I have is about the availability of electrical outlets in the room. I found the number of outlets, and their placement to be inadequate and inconvenient for the 21st century.

    « A nice, clean place to stay »

    The pool and hot tub were very nice. The breakfast was good. My only complaint about our room- no outside windows. You had to have the lights on or it was too dark, and we had to set an alarm to get up since it was so dark, we could have slept all day!

    « Very family friendly! »

    Our room was clean and comfortable. We enjoyed the free breakfast and family extras. With 2 little kids the playground is a very nice touch. The pool area seemed clean and the hot tub worked fine. The ping pong and game room were also a nice touch. My only complaint is the wifi was slow and that was difficult for my husband who had to do some work on his lap top.

    « Family Hotel - Gets the Job Done »

    We needed a family type hotel for a recent weekend fishing trip to Ludington. Very few, if any of the properties in town had larger rooms to accommodate two adults and two bigger kids. We booked the Best Western as they indicated they did. They were correct. Our room had a master bedroom with a King Bed and another room with two Queen beds which fit the bill perfectly! One bathroom. but the sleeping arrangements were exactly what we were looking for... allowing both boys to sleep in their own space. Both rooms had their own tv's. One bathroom. Be cautious when showering... showers could use a mat inside the shower so you don't slip! The room had a microwave and refrigerator in it which was perfect for sodas, waters and leftovers from various meals we ate in town. If you have younger children there's a small playground on the property. There were also an indoor pool with hot tub, a pool table, ping pong table and small game room. Breakfast was a bit above the typical continental breakfast with expanded offerings. They even offered us a few things to take out fishing if we were going to miss breakfast (juice, fruit and granola bar). We didn't take advantage of that but it was available for just calling down to the desk in advance. All in all, a very decent family stay. Word of warning about traveling to Western Michigan during the summer tourist season: expect to pay in the $250/night range at most hotels in the area. It's a very nice place to go for vacations and folks there know it! lol

  • 3
    « You can find better for the price. »

    First off they tried to put us on the second floor when we specifically asked for a second floor room. I had booked this reservation 3 months in advance. My husband and I both have bad knees and a bad back. That is why we requested the first floor. This place has NO elevator so we would've had to lug all of our stuff up a whole flight of stairs. The two girls at the check-in desk were extremely rude and basically told us they'd haul our luggage for us. That was not the point. The point was we were promised a first floor room. Not to mention there was so much noise at this place my husband and I couldn't sleep. Most of the night there were kids running up and down the halls on the first floor literally pounding on the floor. None of the staff told them to be quiet. This was way after 11 p.m. too. I will probably never stay here again as there was no elevator for handicapped people, the staff was snotty and there was way too much noise. I thought the price was outrageous for what we got too. We could've stayed somewhere cheaper and had a better nights' sleep. The beds, however, were extremely comfortable and the breakfast was very good. There was a lot of variety.

    « Not MY Favorite ? But It'll Do. »

    I booked the Best Western Lakewinds because I love myself some Trip Advisor. And you know?they ranked in #1 for Ludington area hotels overall. But I'm just finding myself kind of unimpressed with this particular branch. There was nothing innately WRONG with it, it was an entirely decent hotel ? but it wasn't worth the #1 spot in my opinion either OR the hefty price-tag. Rooms were clean ? but clearly in need of some general building maintenance TLC. Although excited about the playground from my TA reviews, I quickly realized that there were a ton of strange people loitering outside BY the playground ? doing nothing except what appeared to be sucking off the wi-fi ? so yeah, no playground for my kids. The pool was small ? with a really strange flooring that gave me the willies since there's NO WAY they could keep that pitted tile clean and the hot tub was broken. (It was still hot, but no jets.) But enough complaining? Here are some things that I could get on board with: Our room was RIGHT off of the common area, and still, relatively quiet. In the end, I actually liked the proximity to things like the breakfast area in the morning. (More on this later.) I liked the pass-keys for the room (no inserting your key card, you just wave it in front of your door). On a personal note, I always appreciate hotel rooms that give you a separate area for washing hands/getting ready that are NOT in the same room as the toilet ? with two small children, this is pretty much a necessity for me ever getting anything done to my OWN self. This Best Western provides that. And then there was the breakfast, which was awesome. Giant Belgian waffles, scrambled eggs, sausage, DIY breakfast sandwich stuff, yogurt, cereals, entirely decent coffee and fruit (but out of bananas by 9 a.m. wah.) ? We would easily have spent $20-30 elsewhere on a breakfast this filling. The staff managing the breakfast area were attentive, friendly and totally on top of keeping this area well stocked and clean. I did not interact much with the front desk staff, apart to see if early check in was available. (It was.) We were initially concerned about the non-functioning climate control unit in our room until my brilliant husband realized that it had merely been unplugged. (This is why I keep him around.) Although we stayed several more nights in Ludington after this night, we chose to book somewhere else for the remainder of our stay. While I missed the Best Western's breakfast?I don't regret that decision overall. Neither does my pocketbook.

    « Run Down Property That's Not Worth The Money »

    This is a dirty, dark, and run down property. The room was in poor working order, uncomfortable, and felt very dirty. The $150 they charge is way overpriced as it shouldn't be more then $70. When brought to the front desks attention, the lady was more concerned about talking about her casino trip then addressing the issues. Avoid this hotel!

    « Very Family Friendly Hotel! »

    Our 4th stay here with extended family. Clean, well appointed rooms, very comfortable beds, well kept indoor pool, nice family gathering areas inside and out, great free breakfasts, very pleasant staff.

    « quiet,clean, sleep well »

    love this place will always return, everything we asked for we got, the breakfast is awesome, the rooms are quiet, the beds are super comfy, your treated like family. amenities are perfect for families. make sure you tip your cleaning staff they deserve it.

    « Perfect »

    The hotel was super nice the the fact that it was dog friendly and they only charge $10 extra per night. They have a complimentary breakfast that was pretty amazing compared to other hotels. The room was excellent. Everything was very clean. The pool was pretty nice and we loved the outside children's play area with the bbq grill. Definitely plan on returning to this hotel. It's also in a great location of you are staying in ludington and very close to restaurants and things to do!

    « Very nice place »

    The staff at this hotel were very friendly and helpful. The girl at the desk helped us locate the restaurant we wanted to visit. This is a nice hotel in a nice town. The room was clean and comfortable. I know we would return if we were back in this area.

    « Look elsewhere »

    Not quite sure where to start. First, had trouble locating hotel because the address didn't come up on our GPS. Tried calling 3 times. No one answered. Finally found it. Hubby mentioned the problem with them not answering the phone. The desk clerk said they'd have to "look into it". Checked in and was supposed to get an accessible room which I had reserved online. They gave us keys to a room. We opened the door to find it occupied. My hubby went back to the desk and they were puzzled by it. Said they'd need to "look into it". Got keys to another room. It smelled really funky - like body odor and smoke - only it was a "non-smoking" room. Tried room spray to cover the smell. Only improved it for a short while. Bath tub was mostly clean. Shower head was coated with some kind of lime scale? Tried the breakfast in the morning. Dining area is adjacent to pool. Not sure if that is why the area seemed overly warm. Scrambled eggs were tasteless. Did have plenty of waffle makers which was a plus. Upon checkout, hubby mentioned the room smell to the clerk. The response? They'd need to "check it out". Do yourself a favor. Choose another place to stay.

    « Good place for SS Badger the next day »

    We have stayed here many times on our way to Wisconsin. It is always comfortable for us and our dog. It is a short drive to the loading area for the SS Badger in the morning. We take advantage of the early breakfast option especially since we need to be at the loading dock for the ferry. Great stay for a family and a dog!

    « Good Choice for a Family »

    Our family group (2 grandparents, mom & dad plus 4 kids 7-12) spent two nights and it was a good choice. Plenty of parking, easy check-in, good sized rooms. Buffet breakfast had something for everyone; fresh fruit, rolls, bagels, eggs, sausage, juices, waffles with all the toppings, cereal and free daily paper. No resort fees or add on charges. Indoor pool was used daily as were the ping pong and pool tables. Small items to mention: 3 floors, no elevator. Flat screen tv's are nice if you have hi-def programming, they don't. No peanut butter at buffet breakfast. I would suggest having a notice board in the lobby with postings of daily events in and around town. We happened upon a large fishing boat parade honoring war vets by accident. All-in-all, we enjoyed our stay, we recommend it and will stay here again.

  • 4
    « Good Location and Good Amenities »

    This was our last night in Michigan before taking the Badger Ferry back to Wisconsin. Best Western was less than 10 minutes from the ferry. Lots of restaurants in the area to choose from. The hotel had a nice pool, hot tub, exercise room and a large open breakfast room that served a hot breakfast which was also used for playing games etc. We enjoyed the Adventure Park right in the backyard for go carting and zipline. The room had new bedding and it was clean. The mattress was too soft for my liking but that is personal taste.

    « Service was top notch »

    Had an event in Ludington a week ago, one where I was finishing up an 18 hour day. I had a reservation, and got in at about 1 a.m.. I was greeted by the nicest lady at the main desk, who knew I had a long day and was expecting me. Because many of the people from the event were there also, and still trying to party. She nicely put me in a room away from any loud guests, so that I had a chance to get some undesturbed sleep before my trip back home. This is customer service. Room was cooled, nice temp, very clean. I would definitely go again when in that area!

    « Well maintained »

    The Best Western is a well maintained property but it is showing it's age, especially in the bath room. Low counters and sinks are really not up to todays standards. The beds were extremely soft. However, everything was clean and neat with an obvious dedication to keeping things that way. I enjoy the breakfasts at Best Western hotels because they each tend to be slightly unique. Here, the biscuits and gravy was especially good.

    « close to town »

    stayed here before a morning trip on the badger to wisconsin. the hotel was clean and close by to ferry dock and park the best western lakewinds is about 5 miles or so to docks 6-7 miles from park comfortable close to restaurants and town very convienient i would stay here again next time in ludington

    « Charming, Reasonalble and Pleasantly Located on the Shore »

    This hotel was a very good option when taking the Ferry across from Manitowoc WI. It was reasonably priced with a great hot tub and pool to make the days end complete and ready to start a relaxed day of travel ahead the next day.

    « Clean, comfortable bed, poor breakfast »

    We stayed one night at this property and found it to be clean and comfortable. As with our two other Best Westerns stays on this trip, I was very happy with the bed and pillows. We also found the same poor quality breakfast and went to McDonald's instead for healthier options and much better coffee.

    « Very convenient for the ferry travel »

    We stayed here in advance of an early morning departure on the SS Badger. I was convenient, clean and comfortable. The person at the desk upon our arrival was very friendly and helpful - good customer service. We also enjoyed the pool and hot tub.

    « Clean room! »

    We were here recently for a one night's stay, the reception staff were very friendly, the room was spotless and roomy, we had a microwave, small fridge, coffee maker, huge king sized bed. Breakfast was good, however, did not care for the layout of the breakfast room, everything was not close together, if you didn't look carefully around you could have missed something. I would stay again.

    « Not so great, disappointed. »

    The staff at the desk when I checked in were nice. I usually like to park where I can see my vehicle from my room, but there is only parking on one side of the hotel, so that wasn't possible. There was no microwave in my room, which since I was staying for a week, would have been very convenient. Instead I had to go down to the lobby and use one in the gift shop. There was also no guide channel on the tv, not many channels. The heat/air is either on or off, no inbetween. Not very good cell service in my room either. Small things but they all add up. The room was clean but there were loud pipes and other noises from other rooms. The drain plug in the shower did not work. I amnot very particular but there are just to many things that will make my stay uncomfortable. I am checking out tomorrow and have booked a room at the Holiday Inn.

    « Best Western Lakewinds »

    staff is very friendly---I have stayed there before & hope to again--good location---summer is too busy & many children though--so if you want quiet maybe look elsewhere & area gets pricey during tourist season

  • 3
    « A good place to stay but one thing you should know..... »

    My wife and I and another couple traveling with us stayed here for one night. The facility was very clean, the staff was welcoming and friendly, the beds were comfortable and the rooms well furnished and equipped. The one issue we had was that there is no elevator and our room was on the second floor--no first floor rooms were available. We are seniors and carrying our luggage and a box of travel accompaniments (we were on a two week trip) up the flight of stairs was a bit of a challenge. There are three floors in the hotel. They provided a good breakfast with a range of breakfast items to choose from. So, we recommend the hotel as a good value but caution those who might need the support of an elevator.

    « Happy camper »

    Stay here a few times every year and have never had a bad experience. Pool is always clean and the water is a comfortable temperature. Playground is kid friendly with picnic tables set up in the shade.

    « average hotel »

    Nothing wrong with this place but it wasn't fantastic or anything either. The room was clean but the beds/pillows weren't very comfy. Decent assortment for continental breakfast. Pool area was nice enough.

    « Great proximity to attractions »

    The hotel was accommodating, and clean. It was great for a basic hotel stay. The room was clean, and the breakfast was more than expected. The pool and hot tub were clean as well, with a 10-11 pm adult swim. The hotel was very accommodating for our two dogs. The best part however, was the great location to Ludington State Park and the town of Ludington. Easy and quick drive!

    « very good »

    Overall a very nice hotel and we would return. Had everything we needed. Location, on a very busy highway, is always extremely unattractive to me but it is in a convenient location. We did have some problems using access card/key at the rear entrance, and the toilet did not appear to be secured tightly to the floor. Minor problems and did not adversely effect our stay. The stairwell carpeting is visually difficult to maneuver as the pattern was dark and very busy. Bifocals, arthritis and carrying a suitcase made for difficult situation.

    « Over night stay while visiting Manistee National Forest area. »

    My room was very clean and, organized for convenience. The beds were extremely comfortable and, the room was quite relaxing. TV and, easy chairs gave it an at home feeling. Many area services were at my finger tip. The pool was neat and refreshing. and spa was most relaxing after a hard day of travel and play. The morning wake up was very welcoming. The breakfast menu had all the favorite menu items, eggs, bacon, sausage, waffles, biscuits and gravy, rolls, toast and croissants, you name it, all hot and ready. It was laid out very well and, plenty to go around. I have already posted pictures on my Facebook page highlighting my stay and, recommended to all my friends to make sure and stay it and when they visit the beautiful city of Ludington, MI.

    « Excellent Care and Service! »

    My mother had a stroke and we were released from the hospital at 3am. The front desk lady not only got us an accessible bedroom, but gave us a suite for a huge discount, met us at the door, held doors open, gave suggestions on where to move furniture for safety, gave us a late check out of 2pm, and was just so sensitive and caring! Wow, what an amazing experience.

    « A very friendly hotel! »

    The Best Western Lakewinds was a wonderful hotel with great amenities! A large pool, hot tub, pool table and ping pong table give adults and kids so much to do! A small playground offers children an outdoor activity. Breakfast is served from 6:30-9:30, and there are plenty of choices. From yogurt to waffles, eggs, meat, fruits and cereals, and coffee and juice. The staff in the breakfast room are so accommodating and continue to replace low items, nothing ever ran out! The beds are comfortable, rooms are clean, bathrooms are very clean. The only problem is sometimes you can hear the water running in the next room. Truly a family friendly hotel!

    « Excelletn »

    Staff were friendly and very helpful. The room was accessible and clean. I stayed with a wedding party that rented out a floor for after the wedding. We talked afterwards for a long time in a banquet room we were not charged for that was clean with tables and chairs. We were not told we had to go at anytime. We were in the common room and were asked to move to the private room, which was more suitable. It's near the beach and was beautiful. I loved the stay there :)

    « Not a good place to be! »

    Apparently there was a motorcycle event in the area.I have no problem with this. Except when a person cannot get near the entrance because motorcycles are blocking the entrance all week end. It was a cold and rainy two days, but I could not drop my wife off under the canopy entrance due to motorcycles blocking the way ALL WEEK END! We could not walk on the sidewalk to enter the building because motorcycles parked on the sidewalk. There was plenty of parking but they choose to park under the canopy and block the entrance and Best Western staff allowed them to do so. Handicapped and families with small children had to walk in the rain to enter. Again they also could not walk on the sidewalk as motorcycles were parked there. They also allowed them to play cards, smoke and drink right outside my door in the breakfast area. The staff should be ashamed to allow this to happen. I have stayed there many times but this is probably my last!

  • 4
    « Visit »

    Hotel was very clean! My only issue was no one was at the counter when I wanted to check in- maybe a bell or something to gain attention for the people in the back room. Staff was very friendly though!!! Plenty of parking and I thought it was great there was a playgrounds for families with children.

    « Disappointed Anniversary Stay »

    Please make sure to list that there is no elevator so while booking on line the customer can decide to stay at your facility or not. The staff is amazing and I would recommend Tara and the other staff to anyone. They were so nice, friendly and caring they made our visit!

    « Perhaps for families, but just no »

    Upon planning a vacation along the West Coast of Michigan, I really did try to find some place affordable while staying in Ludington, that didn't require a minimum two night stay but would still be nice. I now regret my decision to stay at Best Western Lakewinds. We knew as soon as we pulled into the parking lot and saw that the hotel was right next to a house, which was right next to a grand rental station store. Our room was nice enough, but my boyfriend and I decided that the hotel was clearly designed by a creeper. The pool and hottub are view-able from anywhere in the hotel, which while I made the argument may be nice for families with kids so that they could watch them without being over their shoulders, was still weird. Additionally, our hotel room had its window facing the front doors, so that I suppose if we wanted to we could have sat in the chair and just watched people come in and out of the hotel without anyone realizing it. Yeah, like I said, creepy. There was an arcade and a pools table, again I think appealing more to families than anyone else, and the breakfast was sub-standard even for a hotel chain. Ultimately, we will not be going back, and unless this is your last option, I would suggest you do the same.

    « I'll stay again. »

    Here for work. Perfect to stay a few days. Pool looked nice. My room was clean and looked inviting. The bed was not the most comfortable but perfect for what I need a night of sleeping. Bathroom was a bit dated. I would stay again. Staff at the front desk was pleasant and welcoming. Stay for yourself. I'll be back here if I need a hotel in the area.

    « Great »

    This is a great place to send a quality family time. It is also a great place to stay when you are in a business or personal trip. The breakfast was awesome. The swimming pool and entertainment section along with the exercise room was very attractive but over all the service provided was excellent.

    « Great hotel and staff »

    We had a few rooms in town for a funeral and we really appreciated the discounted bereavement rate for our group. The atrium worked as a great gathering place for us with plenty of tables, pool table and ping pong table. Breakfast had a nice variety and Ann at breakfast was so friendly! The front desk staff were efficient and very helpful with directions and suggestions of where to dine. Kids had fun at the outdoor playground too! We will be back!

    « This Best Western Lakewinds of Ludington,Mi never disappoints... »

    Always a welcome smile is waiting to welcome you... By far always the cleanest , and most accomadating Best Western... You can tell the staff truly cares about making your stay as comfortable and enjoyable as possible.. The front desk staff is particularly helpful with their knowledge of the Ludington area, and always on top of where to go for actives and, great places to enjoy wonderful dining experiences... Oh and don't forget the beautiful sunsets!! Gen B

    « Great stay. »

    I had a great stay, everyone that works here goes above and beyond everything I could ever need! Definitely will stay here again best hotel in Ludington. I thought the beds and breakfast were great staff is the number one thing that makes this hotel great, never encountered such a great staff at my stay.

    « Excellent Staff.... so so hotel »

    Very helpfull and hontest staff. Left a wallet in the room that had $$ in it and we were already serveral hours away. The housekeep staff sbumitted the wallet to the front desk and the Ladies at the front desk called us to inform us and then went way out of their way to help us get the wallet shipped to our home address in Canada.... which was by no means and easy task. However they handled it extremely well with kindness and grace. The hotel it self was only average. In the middle of the hotel is the pool and a ping pong table. The rooms were a bit noisy and the bathroom fan was so loud I didn't want to use it. Also lots of noise from the youger guests haveing a ping pong tournament directly below our rooms. The beds were tooooo soft, like the mattresses were nearing their end. However I really liked the sanitary sleeve they have over the remote control for the TV. I think that's a great idea that all hotels should be using. I was thinking that the next time I would try another hotel in that area, however, due th the outstanding service and honesty we experienced I will be bringing my business back to here.

    « If you like dogs and the smell of dogs »

    Lots of dogs at this hotel. Not that I dislike dogs but I don't want them in the area where I will be eating and I don't care to have the smell of dog in the room that I will stay (which was supposed to be pet free). This was the case on both accounts at this hotel. Furthermore there was a pet fee charge on my bill when I went to check out, Glad I looked it over. We did not have a pet so I had to ask them to remove this fee. The desk clerks remark was that housekeeping said we had a pet. How did they know whether we did or did not had a pet? I had a do not disturb sign on the doorknob for the duration of our stay. If you stay here ask to go into the room before settling on a room. Also be sure to check your bill for appropriate charges. On the plus side: Breakfast was good, room was a nice size and the bed was very comfortable.

  • 5
    « cleanest best western i have ever stayed in. »

    cleanest, most beautiful, best western i have ever stayed in. the beds cured my insomnia. pristine pool and spa. staff was first rate. free breakfast was pretty good. best coffee in the world and the kids enjoyed the make your own waffle bar. nice play ground. and only a few blocks to the beach and best ice cream parlor in the world. i will stay there again. the beds and pillows were high end and comfortable. we all slept like rocks. work out room was cool too. oh, and a giant massaging lounge chair near the pool area. they had lots of little lounge rooms and a little shop if you forgot something. post cards, free wifi, and a computer you could barrow and multi business center. it was so close to all attractions and bagger ferry ship to get to wisconsin. even though a non smoking hotel, there were plenty of ports to smoke. it has a laundry or if your lazy like me you can send it out for small fee. indoor pool was fabulous parking was great. you can park pretty close to your room. each room had a fridge, coffee pot, tv and charging station for my electronics. iron and ironing board. hair dryer, ice bucket. thirsty towels.

    « leisure trip with a friend »

    i would recommend this hotel. it was a wonderful visit from check in to breakfast. i stayed in the "penthouse" and it was roomy and the amenities were quite pleasant. a lot of noise from the pool area.

    « This Place Loves You! »

    Ludington, Mi., part of that chain of Lake Michigan shore towns that are at the heart of the state's sunrise and sunset campaign for "Pure Michigan," is indeed part of that idyllic charm, from its turn-of-the-century Victorian "painted ladies" homes to its lighthouse beach; but those summer dreams from South Haven to Mackinac Island may lay equal claims of their own except that Ludington's tourist industry had its own ship come in a couple of decades ago; in this case, literally: a 400-foot, coal-burning steamship ferry, rescued from mothballs (or worse, scrap) a couple of decades ago by one of its own wealthy sons and turned into the last such mammoth car and people-hauling carrier crossing Lake Michigan to Wisconsin (and back, of course). And that has a lot to do with the story (and heart) behind this Best Western. Renamed the SS Badger (for the Wisconsin mascot), it is a lot better to look at from a distance with the classical lines of old school naval architecture (unlike contemporary flat and vertical cruise liners which look like their towing their own office buildings); up closer, it has a rugged, industrial style all its own with all the bolts showing beneath thousands of paint jobs. It may also be the oldest passenger ship afloat anywhere: at 63 years, it should be eligible for social security. But this plow horse makes its seasonal runs from May through October each year-- without any of those incidents that have grounded more modern cruise ships or sent them into viral quarantines or social media. But its mass appeal (2.5-million passengers and counting) is to those who can't afford the tab or the time for the high life on the high seas; this is, generously put, instead a day camp on a rust bucket-- face-painting and non-stop activities for kids, non-stop videos and movies, souvenirs and food lines, for whom even a day on the water may be too much quiet time. In other words, the grandparents looking for a quiet cocktail lounge with a view should probably wave good-bye from the shore. But the handsome Badger still has its loyal fans onshore in Ludington, too, who come out from their condo landings at each sailing to see and wave. They should: the Badger has done more than its share to keep the innkeepers and restaurants in Ludington afloat. If you get that picture of life onboard, then you will understand why the Lakewinds is also such a popular favorite. Nothing much to look at, but, boy is it fun, even for a single traveler with no intentions of boarding the Badger. If you are a picky, snippy, persnickety motorist, Best Western has some choices elsewhere for you, but not this one. It won't pass a House Beautiful test, but what simply gladdens the heart is that its rooms are as well-kept, welcoming and comfortable as they can be (certainly better than the rough quarters on the Badger they are still calling "staterooms," haha), but with an outdoor playground bigger and more playful (?) than many schools, a huge indoor all-season swimming pool and spa under a high chalet roof, an exercise room (with four screens) and several (not one) exercise machines, then a kids arcade of video and other games: note, several of those games were marked "Out of Order," two of the TV screens weren't working and the single bike was non-functional (but still, let's be at least fair: most motel fitness equipment receives such abuse from kids who use them as 'jungle gyms' to clueless seniors that there should be a humane shelter for them; this is not an excuse, good to better facilities should be much more vigilant in their operation-- and usage). But this traveler is not a theatre critic; the kids running through the place on a freak snow week in April in Michigan didn't mind at all, they were just happy to be somewhere. The motel also serves a fresh breakfast, real eggs coming from a real kitchen, two or maybe three cooks, all busy and humming, in another huge Alpine room next to the pool, plenty of space for everyone, not always the case-- and most of the license plates in the full parking lot were from Michigan, maybe just grateful locals happy to get out of a winter-bound house for a weekend. Surrounded by such general, familiar happiness, who wouldn't sleep (like a log) as I did-- while our picky, snippy, persnickety critics elsewhere may be looking at the age of the shower curtains. In fact, I would recommend that grandparents along for the Badger day trip wait right here until the kids get back. P.S. There is a famous, leather full-body massage tether chair in the lobby. Beats face-painting for the seniors.

    « Nice room »

    We reserved a suite with a bedroom with a king, then 2 queens in other room, just what our family needed. Clean room. Decent breakfast with some hot food options. Nice Staff. Decent pool and hot tub. Boys enjoyed the game room and ping pong.

    « Amplified echo of noise on 1st floor »

    Poor construction of this sub standard Motel causes a amplified noise level to 1st floor. We were both woke up several times due to the people walking and running water on 2nd floor. I was hung up on when I called the front desk for help. You will not sleep till the people above you go to sleep. Other than that this is a clean nice looking Motel. But if you want a nights sleep you must be on the second floor or don't go.

    « Great Stay »

    I took my wife and 1 year old out for a mini vacation. We received a wonderful price the day of arrival and all staff were more than friendly. I highly recommend this hotel to anyone wanting to take their family out for a nice relaxing night away from the house.

    « comfortable »

    I was pleased with my stay at this motel. We did not encounter any problems and were generally happy with our stay. I was further pleased with the free breakfast buffet provided. Rooms were clean and functional.

    « Good value, but overrun with kids »

    The room was decent, clean, reasonable FF&E; however, the heat system was messed up. Bad. Couldn't regulate the temperature in the room. Setting the thermostat to 70 produced a room that was so hot, the air conditioning had to be turned on to cool it back down. Became a vicious cycle all through the night since we were visiting in February 2016. We chose this place based on the availability of the pool and hot tub, which was supposed to be restricted to adults after 10 pm. It wasn't. When we went to the hot tub at 10:15, there were still little kids playing in it and making whirlpools. The staff had not intention of enforcing the "adults only" concept. So we ended up not being able to enjoy the hot tub and went, instead, back to our unregulated room. The hotel was sold out that night, so there wasn't much we could do about it. Disappointing, for sure. I think if it hadn't been sold out, things may have played out differently.

    « Good Hotel, Great Staff »

    Was clean. Breakfast was better than most hotels. Walls are a little thin, had first floor room, hallway noise from and noise from upstairs was more audible than normal. Bed was average. Overall happy with my 6 night stay for business.

    « Hockey Time »

    Nice place to stay for my sons weekend hockey tournament. Kids had fun in the pool and breakfast was adequate. Nice area for adults to hang out. Many restaurants in the area and convenient location - especially if you are there for hockey!

  • 4
    « Convenient and Comfortable »

    We had a nice experience with check-in. Jordyn was awesome! She got us a better rate and explained the rewards program well. The room was nice and clean with a comfortable king bed. We were on the second floor with no elevator so we had to take stairs with luggage, but nothing we couldn't handle. We had noisy neighbors the first night but the second night was better. They have a nice breakfast and an area with lots of seating. The breakfast is similar to the Holiday Inn Express - waffle maker, hot and cold food. The pool looked like it could have used a cleaning and the hot tub was nice. We didn't try the exercise room, but it looks small (typical). Lots of games, pool tables, etc. for families with children. The Best Westerns are individually owned so you don't always know what you are getting - but in this case, it was very nice.

    « Everything you need!! »

    We checked in very late at night and the front desk person was very friendly. Check in was fast. This hotel has quite a few amenities and reasonably priced. Nice pool, work out area, ping pong table, pool table and breakfast was pretty good.

    « Excellent Customer Service, Exceptional Friendly staff, and Clean »

    I will be arriving on Wednesday 12/30/15 to stay for the New Year Festivities once again. I stayed for the first time ever last year and was so pleased with the staff and hotel amenities, especially the comfortable bed's, the excellent breakfast, and my favorite the massage chair in the front lobby waiting I can't wait This is like my home away from home.

    « Great Staff »

    The staff is very friendly and will do what is necessary for you to have a great visit. Rooms are clean and comfortable. Breakfast has a decent selection which changes daily. The business suites are very nice as well.

    « Hockey Family Friendly Hotel! »

    For 4 years we've stayed at this hotel for an annual tournament that we participate in. Every year we have a great time! Staff is very understanding of our needs. When players get a little rowdy, they deal with them in a very nice way. The pool area is amazing and there's a nice lounge/atrium area where all the parents can gather for socializing. A nice addition to this area is the ping-pong table and pool table! This helps keep players occupied and out of trouble! Our team loves it here and will continue staying as long as we participate in the tournament!

    « Nice place for staying »

    We went there with our friends so we enjoyed a lot. The location of this hotel is very good. The staff was good and well behaved. The rooms are quite good in size. They serve breakfast as complimentary in the morning which includes vegetarian and non vegetarian both. Overall experience of staying there is good and comfortable.

    « Nice Hotel »

    Best Western Lakewinds is a nice hotel, close to the sight seeing places in Ludington. We enjoyed staying in the hotel. The hotel provides complimentary breakfast, access to the indoor swimming pool, and large rooms. There are several good eating joints and restaurants close by to the hotel.

    « Birthday party »

    The staff was very friendly and very helpful to us. The hotel was in a very good location to stores and restaurants. The room was very clean and the bed was very comfortable. The breakfast was very good . There was a lot of different items to select from. They were kept filled and the area was kept clean.

    « Comfortable lodging »

    The rooms are spacious, comfortable and clean. Hot breakfast served in the morning which had a nice variety of items. Convienient location in Ludington to enjoy Lake Michigan shoreline. Also easy access to the SS Badger ferry.

    « Terrible »

    I will never go back! The customer service at the desk (Jordan and Shannon) were beyond rude and verbally attacked not only my family and friends, but others as well. They charged the wrong rooms to the wrong credit cards and I am still trying to get this taken care of. Absolutely horrible experience and put a damper on my wedding weekend!!!!

  • 5
    « What a nice surprise! »

    This was our second stay at the Best Western Lakewinds. What a nice surprise to find upgrades to an already clean and comfortable hotel in one of our favorite towns. The breakfast room was bright and new, and we enjoyed the excellent coffee and many food choices. We will definitely be returning!

    « Good Overnight Stay with our Canine Family Member »

    Spent one night during a leaf peeping west coast tour with our family dog in tow. The room was nice with clean and comfortable accommodations. There is an indoor pool which looked nice although we did not use it. The morning breakfast was also adequate. When traveling with your four legged family member your choices are very limited. Given the circumstances, this hotel exceeded our expectations.

    « Close to Everything »

    Nice hotel for one or two nights away. It's close to Lake Michigan, the North Breakwater Lighthouse and the SS Badger Car Ferry Departure. Plenty of amenities. The staff are always warm, friendly and genuinely happy to see us. Rooms are clean and have plenty of towels.

    « Great family retreat »

    Took our grandchildren to see the fall colors and visit Ludington State Park. The Motel was in a good location for us. The grandchildren loved the indoor pool. Breakfest was good, offered a nice variety that the children liked.

    « Helpful and freindly »

    All the Employees were Very helpful and very nice to us and our little puppy Nemo. We came to town for October fest, had a great time and thanks tonthe help of employees we had no troubles getting around.

    « Good Value »

    We were very happy with our stay here on October 18, 2015. Clean, good location, reasonable. Check in was well handled and smooth, and we like the recognition keys to the room. The pool and hot tub are a good perk. Very clean and good temps. The Breakfast is very adequate. Our room was very comfy. Double queen beds made a good nights sleep in the quiet room a pleasure. We would stay here again.

    « Little get away »

    Nice room great location and friendly staff. My husband and I always stay here when we want a little get away. This visit there was a little problem with the room we called the front desk and the problem was solved in 15 minutes. For the inconvenience they gave us a gift card to use on our next visit.

    « We enjoyed our stay »

    The hotel looked great and was very comfortable. The employees were very friendly and looked well after us. We were able to visit many interesting places in Ludington, Michigan. We did not get tired of our visit. We think that we will make plans for a trip to Ludington again.

    « Awesome Family Weekend Getaway »

    We just spent a weekend at Best Western in Ludington for a family getaway. We had a suite with two rooms, across from the pool area. It was quiet, clean and very comfortable. The breakfast offerings were fantastic --we didnt feel the need to go out and spend money on breakfast. Kids enoyed the playground outside, pool and arcade, we all enjoyed the hot tub. Will def go back.

    « Nice Stay »

    Nice, clean, comfortable and accommodating! Overflow parking lot a little concerning after dark, but rooms, hotel and staff were great. Hotel was booked full with what appeared to be a few large groups, but we were put in a quiet area away from the guests.

  • 4
    « Comfortable hotel in a good location. »

    Our room was a bit smaller than we are used to with only one chair & that was at the table/desk. However the room was clean & quiet and the bed was very comfortable. The location is convenient as there are lots of restaurants, grocery stores nearby & it is on the way to or from the S.S. Badger ferry. The breakfast buffet had plenty of choices and the coffee was good, even the decaffeinated.

    « Too many glitches »

    1. No signage at the rear entrance hallway wall as to where my room was located! I had to back to the front desk to get specific directions about getting to my room. 2. No shampoo had been placed in the bathroom. I had to go to the front desk to get some. 3. Two of us in the room, but I discovered, the morning of check-out, that there was only one clean washcloth, so I used a hand towel to clean my face.

    « Good Hotel Stay »

    Check-in/Check-out was fast and accurate. The indoor pool and hot tub were open until 11 p.m. with the last hour for adults only. There is a small fitness center. For the kids, there is a small outdoor playground. The hotel is a long building so if walking is a problem I would recommend asking for a room closer to the lobby/breakfast/pool area. There is not an elevator. Our second floor room was a typical hotel room with a king bed, mini fridge, microwave, iron & ironing board, hair dryer, and coffee maker. Free wi-fi was also available. There were plenty of outlets for charging electronic devices. The room-darkening curtains are always appreciated. The bed was comfortable and the room was clean and quiet. There is a complimentary breakfast in the morning but we did not go down to it.

    « Almost perfect for the common man or family! »

    The facility was in top shape ! The price was great .They have a great massage chair in the lobby, that is free. They have a pool table (one dollar). Nice workout room with many options. Beautiful pool. lot of high ceilings. Incredible breakfast including honey packets ,vanilla creamer and great coffee! The rooms have a big refrigerator but no microwave. Enjoy

    « great hotel »

    I loves the quality of the room, clean towels, flat screen TV and nice pillow and lot of them too. Their breakfast is fabulous. They are one of the best hotels in the US and the world as a whole. If only they could charge me the same price like hot wire, price-line and those cheap other site that sell hotels online. I will always used best western. They are great hotel.


Getting to the hotel ...

All directions
·From: The north. Take U. S. Route 31 south to U. S. Route 10 West to the Best Western Lakewinds. ·From: The east. Take U. S. Route 10 West to the Best Western Lakewinds. ·From: The south. Take U. S. Route 31 North to U. S. Route 10 West to the Best Western Lakewinds. ·From: The west. take U. S. Route 10 East to the Best Western Lakewinds.