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
During graduation, prices are higher and there were no discounts for AARP or AAA. Plus, they said they canceled my room as I didn't respond to an email sent months after my reservation asking for an additional $100 deposit and a request to complete an application of some kind. I had traveled by air and rental car to arrive for graduation weekend to be told they canceled my room. They did find me a room. Lots of anxiety after a long day of travel.
I stayed at this hotel May 1st & 2nd 2019 while in the area for business.
It was my first visit this far up in the UP and was impressed by the area; the people and how populated the Houghton/Hancock area was.
The Country Inn & Suites lived up to all the other excellent comments previous travelers had written about.
Exceptionally clean; very comfortable rooms; super friendly-helpful staff; a great workout room and great location.
The free breakfast was very good, well stocked, and included all the basics: scrambled eggs; muffins/bagels; a pot of pre made oatmeal(my favorite).
The breakfast area was also very clean.
The breakfast area also had plates and silverware available around the clock and I really appreciated that for bringing back my takeout dinners to my room.
Not to be long winded I give this place 5 stars. Great job! keep up the good work.