by Amanda Norcross
The Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Houghton is a family-friendly hotel in Houghton, Michigan, close to the famous “Singing Sands” in Bete Grise on the Upper Michigan Peninsula.
Guests of the hotel enjoy comfortable guestrooms with one king or two queen beds (four-guest maximum); studio suites with one king bed and a sleeper sofa (four-guest maximum), one-bedroom queen suites (five-guest maximum), and king executive suites (five-guest maximum). Guestrooms are equipped with coffeemakers, and suites offer mini-fridges and microwaves, plus coffeemakers. Bonus: Kids age 18 and under stay free in a room with their parents! Guestrooms are dog-friendly, too.
Guests of the hotel enjoy a complimentary breakfast buffet daily, an indoor pool (with a separate kids’ pool!), a hot tub, and a lending library. There are also laundry and fitness facilities. If you forget something, head to the front desk and ask about the hotel’s Did You Forget? Program.
Our Editor Loves
- Kids-stay-free policy
- Pet-friendly guestrooms
- Lending library
- Connecting Rooms
- Family Room 5+
- Free Breakfast
- Free Wi-Fi
- Kids' Pool
I've stayed here either by myself or with my husband or daughter multiple times over the last year to visit an elderly family member. Some visits have been more stressful than others.
Staff is always welcoming and helpful. I can always count on the room and bath being immaculate. The room is comfortable at the end of a long day.
Breakfast choices are different every day. There are plenty of tables.
The hotel has a pool, exercise room and meeting rooms.
The Saint Louis Blues used the meeting room when they were in town for Calumet's Hockeyville big week.
There were cookies every day and evening along with cider. Coffee was always available on the other side of the large lobby.
Our relative passed away in June, but we've already been back.
to my home away from home.
We had several rooms booked for a funeral. Nicole at the front desk is awesome. She made sure that all of our rooms were in the same area. The breakfast was had something for everyone. The area was very clean.