Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 49
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by KFranz We had a wonderful time in Bad Axe!
We live in Metro Detroit and decided to take the kids for a little winter break to a hotel with an indoor pool. We wanted to drive for and hour or two so it felt like we were getting away, and we chose Bad Axe. The Holiday Inn was affordable and way exceeded our expectations. We would have been fine with getting what you expect to get when you stay at a cheap hotel, but our suite ($100/night) was big, clean, and very nice. The pool is small, but it was perfect for our young kids. The breakfast had TONS of different foods. I was expecting cereal, coffee, and cheese danishes, but there were scrambled eggs, bacon, French toast sticks, pancakes, yogurt, biscuits and gravy, and much more. We were across the hall from a 12-year-old girls slumber party and I was expecting to have to complain of the noise in the middle of the night. We could hear them if we were in the hallway, but when we were in our room, we couldn't hear a thing. We will most likely stay here again.
February 26, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by SPGriff Comfortable stay
The hotel is very comfortable with a friendly staff.
I especially enjoy the in room DVD player and movie selection available in the lobby.
February 2, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by UnhappyHIEcamper Lazy staff and unkind
I needed some help with a broken down vehicle and the staff refused to help. Literally stated they could never leave front desk per management rules. I was stranded without help. I stay in this area at least monthly. Never again at this holiday inn. Never! I have been traveling in Michigan for years and never wrote a review before, that's how unreasonable my treatment was!!
January 25, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by darmary Comfortable Beds
Stayed during a terrible snow storm and really frigid subzero degree weather so I could make it to work. Able to relax and be myself.
January 23, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by dfinley My Stay...
It was just a business trip but was enjoyable with all of the appropriateness and convenience in this Hotel. I recommend it for a business or leisure stay.
January 17, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by DeltaFan Comfortable stay
We last used this hotel for our wedding party over 10 years ago. Compared to that stay, while relatively clean and comfortable, the rooms are beginning to show their age. They were clean by normal expectations but had not been deep-cleaned in a while. For example, if you looked at the air return grate in the bathroom, it was full of dust. However the beds and surfaces were clean, and I probably would not have noticed the other areas had I not looked closely. (I have probably been watching too much "Hotel Impossible" on the Travel Channel!).
The beds were very comfortable. Our only complaint was that they are made in a way that makes the covers "short," which looks nice aesthetically but was a pain at night, as we like to pull them up over our shoulders when we sleep.
We had a problem with the TV and with the bathroom sink drain. Although we notified the staff at the front desk, neither problem was addressed when we returned later that night. We got the TV working after my husband went down a second time to the front desk, but the sink drain was never fixed during our 4-night stay.
The TV was fairly new, worked fine once we got it working, and the internet service was adequate for our needs. (It is a rural area; do not expect the speeds you could get in, say, Chicago or Indianapolis, but we live in a rural area, too, and are used to it!).
The staff were friendly. Check in and check out were smooth. My husband enjoyed the breakfast. Unfortunately I did not get to enjoy the breakfast because someone had to stay in the room with our young daughter while we let her sleep in. Usually my husband will go down to breakfast in this situation and bring me back a cup of orange juice and a pastry or other breakfast item, but they don't let you take any food back up to the rooms, and it did not work with our schedule for us to eat in shifts.
My overall impression of the hotel is that it is of average cleanliness, has friendly (but apparently unresponsive) staff, a good breakfast, and very comfortable sleeping accommodations. It is average, not outstanding, but I would recommend it.
January 5, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Kruegerj55 Comfortable and freindly
We love this hotel stay there at least 2 xs a year for the last 5 yrs have never had a bad experience, always freindly staff great place to take the kids for swimming in the winter. Very nice rooms also.
December 31, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Shellbell33 Great value
Friendly staff, cozy lobby, pillows are outstanding, love the microwave & frig in room; the lady that tends to breakfast is so sweet & attentive, as well as hardworking.
December 27, 2013