Ratings based on 56 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
1.7 out of 5
55% of guests recommend
1.9 Room cleanliness
2.6 Service & staff
1.9 Room comfort
1.4 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
1 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Abysmal

Posted Jun 22, 2014
So bad I left before I could even get into my r room. All the windows were open in all the rooms presumably because they had no air conditioning. For a six story hotel, there were maybe 20 cars in the parking lot all of which had dents or were rusted out. I legitimately was worried about my well being.
1 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Not so good

Posted May 4, 2014
Pros: Leaving it was the best part
Cons: Clean it
Why would expedia even have this hotel in their listings
1 out of 5
by A verified traveler

not worth the discount

Posted May 2, 2014
The hotel is obviously condemned. The pool looks like one I saw at the abandoned Salton Sea. The hallways had garbage piled where the vending machines might have been in a previous life. They had breakfast listed on the hotel reservation- nothing but a thermos of coffee. Seriously- knock this building down.
1 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Pay for what you get - sort of

Posted Mar 27, 2014
Pros: The room itself (besides the bathroom, which was pretty run-down) was nice. Large comfortable desk and bed. Clean.
Cons: Would be nice if employees were actually at the front desk.
Location: I stayed here for the proximity to Michigan State University - about a 12-20 minute drive depending on traffic.
I got a super cheap rate on this hotel, so I didn't go into it with high expectations. However, this place was having a lot of problems. I didn't have a towel in my room, the heat was off and it was 20 degrees outside so it was FREEZING in my room (until I turned the heat on), and the hotel staff is never anywhere to be found (they have a large sign always sitting on their front desk that says something like "Please be patient. We'll be back"). The hot water wasn't working in the sink faucet, either. The elevators worked OK when I went up to my room. When I left my room in search of a towel, the elevators were broken down (and the lights had gone out and a fire alarm was going off in some part of the building - they were doing some renovations so lots of handymen running around trying to fix things - but no hotel employers to be found). The only stair case to the floors is outside - but they lock from the outside so you can't get back in that way. Somebody had to let me back onto my floor. I was afraid to leave my floor after that for fear of another prolonged wait in the lobby for somebody to show up so they could let me back on my floor. Another disappointment was they didn't have complimentary breakfast like they were supposed to. Not even coffee makers in the room or anything set up in the lobby.
2 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Seedy, shady hotel in Lansing

Posted Feb 26, 2014
Pros: My actual room was OK.
Cons: The hotel smelled like marijuana smoke, and it appeared grungy and dirty.
I was looking for the cheapest priced hotel I could find in Lansing, and this delivered. You get what you pay for. It's in a really shady part of town, the people I saw coming in and out of the rooms appeared to be homeless and were already acquainted with each other, and overall it was very creepy. Strangely enough, though, the hotel room itself was actually not bad at all. I had a nice shower and had a restful night's sleep. I made sure to lock the deadbolt and the chain on the door. I'm not sure I was in any danger, but I didn't want to take any chances. I wouldn't recommend staying there unless you absolutely have to. The $10 I saved wasn't worth it.
1 out of 5
by Karebear from Minnesota

Strongly suggest you skip this hotel.

Posted Feb 17, 2014
Pros: Absolutely nothing.
Cons: Turn on some lights so the hotel looks open. Plow the parking lot. Staff could work on being welcoming. Remove trash and fix broken blinds.
Location: The freeway is right alongside the hotel.
We were extremely disappointed with the Magnuson Hotel Lansing. The parking lot was not plowed and poorly lit. Blinds were broken and messy. Curtains were hanging out of partially opened windows. Trash was on the ledges outside of windows. Hotel staff were dull and did not appear welcoming. We frankly thought the hotel should be closed down. It appeared that the only people staying at the hotel were homeless people who were living there and cooking out of their rooms. We pulled back the sheets on the bed and found stains on the sheets and holes in the blankets. We actually could not bring ourselves to stay there and did not get a refund. Strongly suggest you skip this hotel.
1 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Probably the worst hotel I've ever stayed in.

Posted Feb 1, 2014
Pros: Nothing
Cons: Everything
Location: Shop and eat...that's about it. Go to the local university and catch a game or concert....I guess.
Freezing room, no breakfast bar, dirty rooms...the hotel was not the worth the price it asked for. I'm glad that I only needed the room for one night. One of the guest had a pitbull on a link chained fence walking up and down the hallway....NEVER WILL STAY AT THIS HOTEL AGAIN. This place needs to be demolished!
1 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Posted Dec 27, 2013
Pros: Nothing
Cons: Filthy room. Filthy carpet. Hair all over the bathroom. Lukewarm shower. Peeling wallpaper. No continental breakfast.
Location: Lots of stores and restaurants
A horrible place to stay!
1 out of 5
Recommended
by Kevin from Boston

Night Mare

Posted Dec 25, 2013 on Hotels.com
Well, it was hard to believe. The picture and the advertisement were far from the reality. You need to check it before you work together with the hotel. I had better to order Motel next to high way to stay than stay in this hotel. It was worst night mare for my family, smell smoke, the shower didn't work (I could clean my body), the people who work in front desk didn't give nice reception, they went out of the building most of the time. I could spent hours to write but .............
2 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Posted Nov 9, 2013
I booked and paid for a room with two queen size beds and when I checked in I was assigned a room with a king size bed.