Ratings based on 108 Verified Reviews

2.3 out of 5
31% of guests recommend
2.6 Room cleanliness
3.1 Service & staff
2.5 Room comfort
1.9 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

It was nice but was mad the pool was closed.

Posted Mar 7, 2015
My experience was nice and comfortable. The hotel staff was friendly and respectable.
1 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Scary.....

Posted Jan 18, 2015
Do not get caught in the low rates. It was a scary place. The halls were dim and very very cold. The entry door in back of hotel did not even close. When we got to our 4th floor room it was cold. I looked around it was ok. We left and went to dinner the neighborhood was a little ruff. When we came back and I realized we were only one of maybe 5 cars in the lot I realized no one was staying here. I told my husband I could not stay here. The staff were very nice and she refunded my money and asked me to fill out a complaint form. I know you get what you pay for but this was a very poor hotel.
Comment from Hotel Management
Mar 6, 2015 by Ryannon, Hotel Management
Thank you for taking the time to write about your experience at our hotel. I would like to apologize that hallway was cold and and that you did not feel secure in the hotel. We have recently changed management and are currently renovating our hotels and rooms. I hope that you will stay with us again in the future and see all of our improvements.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Windsor, Canada

Fine if you aren't there for the hotel

Posted Dec 22, 2014
My fiancé and I stayed at this hotel close to Christmas for the sole purpose of visiting Birch Run to Christmas shop. When we arrived the receptionist was quite friendly but a the security guard wearing a full on ski mask fooled me into a heart attack thinking we were being robbed. When we were trying to pick up some alcohol in Saginaw we had to go to a really shady place where the employees were behind like 6cm of bullet proof glass. PS get your beers at Meijer before you get to Saginaw. The room was absolutely FREEZING when we got into it. The heat must not have been turned on for weeks! We wore our coats to bed and it was fine the next morning. Good TV programming. Pool was down when we were there but the atrium area looked nice. Comfy bed. Can't beat it for the price, just be willing to laugh at yourself for staying somewhere so cheap.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jun 27, 2015 by Ryannon, Hotel Management
Thank you for taking the time to write about your recent experience at our hotel. I am glad that overall you enjoyed your stay but would like to apologize for the issues you did have. We have very recently changed management and are in the process of making many improvements including re-training our staff, as well as renovating our hallways and rooms. In the future we will be more than happy to direct to the very nice areas of Saginaw for your shopping and dining needs. We hope that you will try us again in the future when we have completed renovations so that you may see how great our hotel can be.
2 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Ontario

Hotel has seen better days!

Posted Dec 19, 2014
Nice staff but the building is looking quite run down. The whole pool area is closed for maintenance- but we didn't see any work being done the 3 days we were there. Curtain rod in our bathroom was broken so the shower curtain just hung in a bunch in the middle. There is no heat in the hallways of the second floor- it's as cold as outside- so a cold breeze blows under the door. Our room heater didn't work well either so our room was cold.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jul 4, 2015 by Ryannon, Hotel Management
Thank you for taking the time to write about your experience at our hotel. I would like to apologize that you did not enjoy your stay, and for the maintenance issues that you experienced. Every guest should have a warm room and a room free of maintenance problems, and I am sorry that was not the case. We have very recently changed management and will be making many improvements including renovating our rooms and hallways. I hope that you will give us another chance by coming to see our improvements and how great our hotel can be.
1 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Nasty!

Posted Dec 13, 2014
Doors going outside didn't lock. Blankets were filthy. Shower curtain was discustingly dirty. Coffee pot had not been cleaned since the last person used it. It stuck like must and cigarette smoke. We didn't even stay. It pas horrible.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jun 13, 2015 by Ryannon, Hotel Management
Thank you for taking the time to write about your experience at our hotel. I would like to apologize for the issues you had. Cleanliness is our top priority and we fell short in that goal. The security doors is another issue that we are looking into correcting immediately. We have very recently changed management and are in the process of making many improvements including re-training our staff and renovating our rooms and hallways. I sincerely hope that you will give us another change in the future to show you how great our hotel can be.
1 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Dayton, OH

Bait and Switch

Posted Dec 3, 2014
Pros: Nothing
Cons: Demolish the building and start over
Location: Frankenmuth, Bronner's Christmas Store
This room was booked for 2 nights, one month in advance. My credit card was charged immediately. I later learned the hotel doesn't easily refund 3rd party bookings. I tried to be polite at check-in as I was basically ignored while 2 front desk clerks had a personal conversation as though I was invisible. The lobby and hallways were dirty and had evidence of questionable rodent infestation. My daughter insisted it was rat poop. The hot tub and pool had yellow water and were surrounded by trash. The popcorn ceilings in our room were flaking and falling into the tub. The room stunk (it was non-smoking). There was limited exterior lighting which made us feel unsafe. There was peeling wallpaper throughout the lobby and hallways. We were given towels for two even though we'd made reservations for five. I paid for a roll-away bed and two hours later, still didn't have it. Went out to eat (5 miles down the highway) & found nicer accommodations next to Cracker Barrel. We got a room there and were told America's Best Value Inn is in a crime-ridden area. We went back to said dump, got the two bags that had been unloaded from the car and checked out. We observed some rather shady looking people entering the building and think drugs and/or prostitution are being conducted in this establishment. We turned them in to the Saginaw Health Dept. I'm disappointed and surprised Expedia affiliates with this hotel.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Good value for price

Posted Dec 1, 2014
Pros: Good value for loction that we needed
Cons: Needs a mini reno in halls and door going into the hotel
Location: Lots of shopping in the area
Good location for what we were doing, Hotel need a freshen up in hall ways and the were weak on breakfast slection. 2 days only toast or waffles no butter for toast and on third day Sunday had yogurt and fruit as ell maybe they were out of stock. Great pool and hot tub.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jun 13, 2015 by Ryannon, Hotel Management
Thank you for taking the time to write about your experience at our hotel. I am glad to hear that overall you enjoyed your stay with us. However, as you noted there is always much room for improvement. We have very recently changed management and will be making many upgrades including re-training our staff, and renovating rooms and hallways. We hope that you will stay with us again in the future and see all our updates.
1 out of 5
by A verified traveler from cuyahoga falls, oh

Not worth it!

Posted Dec 1, 2014
Pros: The staff.
Cons: The smell, fix the walls that are cracking, the missing tiles in the bathroom, change the sheets, vacuum the room, much more!
Location: The location seemed to be good, we only went for one reason.
The hotel is in desperate need of a face lift. It is very dirty, stinky, and I don't think they changed the sheets..... The staff though were very nice. I would not recommend this hotel at all!
Comment from Hotel Management
Jun 13, 2015 by Ryannon, Hotel Management
Thank you for taking the time to write about your experience at our hotel. Cleanliness is very important to and I would like to apologize that we did not meet that goal. Sheets are changed every day, but I am sorry that it did not appear that way to you. We have very recently changed management and will be making many improvements including re-training our staff and renovating our rooms and hallways. I hope that you will try us again in the future so that we can show how great our hotel can be.
1 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Kitchener, ON

Worst hotel ever....so dirty.

Posted Nov 29, 2014
I accidentally bait & switched myself by researching the same chain in Birch Run and then booking in Saginaw. Do not, I REPEAT DO NOT STAY HERE...unless of course you're planning on filming a zombie or horror film. Dirty: once you get past the newly updated lobby, you're met with absolute filth. The dimly lit and smoke-smelling corredors guide you to either a scary elevator or a stinky starwell. The room wasn't much better. The comforter had holes in it, the wallpaper was falling off the walls and the tub, my GOD the tub. If you bathe here, you'll come out dirtier than you started. Unsafe: Usually hotels offer extra security in the evenings by making you swipe your keycard to get into any entrance to the hotel other than the front lobby. In this case, the side door to the hotel didn't even close, meaning anyone off the streets could walk in and occupy a vacant corner of the hotel; lovely. And heaven forbid I need to go outside and retrieve anything from my car at any point after 11pm. There was some kind of party going on in the parking lot from 11pm - 4am. We found "butt marks" on our car when we left in the morning. Severly Dated: The creepy corredors aside, clearly this hotel was bought up by Best Western and just reopened without many changes. The TV's are old clunkers, the heaters are loud and either way too hot or way too cold, the phone rattled when we used it (to book another hotel) and the Do Not Disturb sign still had the Best Western logo. The Best Western clea
Comment from Hotel Management
Jun 13, 2015 by Ryannon, Hotel Management
Thank you for taking the time to write about your recent stay at our hotel. I would like to apologize for all of the issues that you experienced including questionable cleanliness and not feeling safe. Cleanliness is our top priority and I apologize that we fell short of this goal. We have very recently changed management and will be making many changes including re-training our housekeeping staff and renovating our halls and rooms. I hope that you will give us another chance in the future to the improvements and change your opinion of our hotel.
1 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Hotel is falling apart. Needs a lot of Maintenance

Posted Nov 8, 2014
Location: Birch Run about 15 min away
We went to our room. It was 45-50 degrees in the room. Very cold. We turned on the heat. 30 min later, it was still cold in the room. Heat blowing out cold air. We called the front desk. They argued and said we had to have the heat on low for it to work. we already tried that. Asked for a different room. They eventually changed us. Rooms are dingy and walls falling apart. Hallways had young men running around loudly. White blanket was laying in the hallway all 3 day of our stay. Looked like it was soiled with urine. Non-smoking room smelled of smoke. walls in hallways and pool area with the plaster breaking up and falling off. Hotel smells very musty and like mildew.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jun 20, 2015 by Ryannon, Hotel Management
Thank you for taking the time to write about your stay. We appreciate all customer feedback and use it to improve. Please accept my apology for the issues that you experienced. A cold room is unacceptable as are halls and rooms that are in need of maintenance. We have very recently changed management and we will be making many improvements including re-training our staff and renovating our rooms and hallways. I believe that these changes will address all of your complaints and hope that you will give us another chance to show you how great our can be.