Lets start with the positives. The staff were all very friendly and nice. When we asked for some additional things in the they were provided kindly. The room was clean (minus the items leftover from previous occupants), not the fanciest but a roomy suite. The bathroom was very large, shower nice and clean, large whirlpool, nice sink area, lots of drawers and closet space to store things. Kitchenette was nice, minus the duct tape on the inside of the refrigerator to hold the food on the door shelves. One could live there with the kind of space provided.
That brings me to my next observation. Some people appeared to be living there but not in the suite wing. The non-suite Wing closest to the pool smells of the chlorine the second you open the door into that area. Many of those rooms had so much stuff packed into them it appeared people were living there. Closer to the pool it became even more interesting. Lots of open beer, food and bottles beyond the gate area into the pool stating no food or glass beyond this point. Tables with crock pots for gatherings because this crowd didn't appear the type to frequent the restaurant options on site. Rooms by the pool with people flowing into the pool area, doors open, rooms trashed and packed full of stuff. Kids running everywhere, a kid riding a bike through the hallways...huh? It was surreal, nothing I have ever experienced in any hotel setting. Some ceiling damage in need of repair by the hot tub.
Restaurant for breakfast had a decent menu with very reasonable prices. Our server was very friendly, nice and accommodating. She appeared to have more work to do than she had time. It took 1 hr 30 min from the time we arrived to the time we were done. It wasn't that crowded. The food was decent. Although the hot cocoa pretty watery and dripping all over the carafe.
This is an odd setting. An old Holidome, motel style, 2 story, some rooms still open to outside, some enclosed by hallways. I think the place is 3/4 mile from conference center end to suite wing end. It runs along M10. Not too noisy if you have the fan running with the heat/cooling system. Also, if your child opens the drapes in the middle of the night to see if its morning, just ignore what you might see going on in any parked cars that are running.
The parking lot also seems to be favorite for groups to gather and tailgate or have a picnic. Odd. It is a long parking lot with lots of space. Not sure if they were occupants or not.
I will call this our budget travel experience. Where we have stayed in less expensive places that were actually nicer in some ways, this was just an odd experience. Doubtful we'd return.
Unique Quality: Suite storage space, bathroom area, layout of the room, staff.
Directions: Off Eastman on Wackerly, runs along south side of M10.
111 W Main St, Midland
520 Joe Mann Boulevard, Midland
6701 Eastman Ave, Midland
2200 W WACKERLY, Midland
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Address: 1500 W. Wackerly Street, Midland, Michigan, 48642, United States