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Portage Lake Motel

No-frills motel in Onekama

  • Free WiFi and free parking

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  • Beach
  • Living Area
  • Living Area
  • Beach
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  • Clean and comfortable. The service was outstanding. We'll be back.

    Oct 8, 2020

  • It was great. Friendly staff.

    Aug 17, 2020

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Guests rated location

Easy parking
  • Bathtub
  • Non-smoking
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 14 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • Air conditioning
  • Barbecue grills
  • Free WiFi and free parking

What’s around

  • Portage Lake - 2 min walk
  • Heathlands Golf Course - 2.5 mi / 4.1 km
  • Little River Casino - 7.6 mi / 12.2 km
  • Lake Michigan - 3.6 mi / 5.8 km
  • Captain John Langland Park - 4.2 mi / 6.7 km
  • Huron-Manistee National Forest - 5.8 mi / 9.4 km

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Coho Suite
  • Lakeview Room
  • Sunset View Room
  • Winter Room
  • Wine Room
  • Beach Room
  • Portage Room
  • Duck Room
  • Nautical Room
  • Lodge Room
  • Cabin Room
  • Lighthouse Room
  • Blue Room


  • Portage Lake - 2 min walk
  • Heathlands Golf Course - 2.5 mi / 4.1 km
  • Little River Casino - 7.6 mi / 12.2 km

What’s around


  • Portage Lake - 2 min walk
  • Heathlands Golf Course - 2.5 mi / 4.1 km
  • Little River Casino - 7.6 mi / 12.2 km
  • Lake Michigan - 3.6 mi / 5.8 km
  • Captain John Langland Park - 4.2 mi / 6.7 km
  • Huron-Manistee National Forest - 5.8 mi / 9.4 km
  • Douglas Valley Winery - 6.8 mi / 10.9 km
  • Pierport Beach - 6.8 mi / 11 km
  • Arcadia Bluffs Golf Course - 7.7 mi / 12.4 km
  • Fresenius Medical Care at West Shore Medical Center - 9.4 mi / 15.2 km
  • Manistee Hospital - 9.7 mi / 15.6 km

Getting around

  • Manistee, MI (MBL-Manistee County-Blacker) - 14 min drive

At a glance

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Special check-in instructions

There is no front desk at this property. If you are planning to arrive after 6:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Pets allowed (dogs only)*


  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the motel

Food and drink

  • Barbecue grills

In the room

Home comforts

  • Air conditioning

Freshen up

  • Shower/tub combination

Food and drink

  • Cookware, dishware, and utensils

Small print

Also known as

  • Portage Lake Motel Motel
  • Portage Lake Motel Onekama
  • Portage Lake Motel Motel Onekama

Optional extras

Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge of 3.5 percent

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 10.00 per pet, per night


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash.

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.


  • Yes, Portage Lake Motel does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Yes, dogs are welcome. There's a charge of USD 10.00 per pet, per night.
  • You can check in from 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM. Check-out time is 11:00 AM.
  • Yes. Nearby restaurants include The Glenwood (4-min walk), Portage Lake Marina (9-min walk), and M-22 Grill (9-min walk).
  • No, this motel doesn't have a casino, but Little River Casino (12-min drive) is nearby.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    affordable price for the location! Enjoyed the grill, and sitting by lakeside, courtesy of the owner.

    moxie, 1 night family trip, Aug 8, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    We will be back

    Room was cute, comfortable and had everything that we needed. Lake access was nice, beautiful view.

    Jeana, 2 night trip, Aug 8, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Hope to stay again!

    Found room to be clean and comfortable. Nice feature with the lake access and firepit along with an additional propane fire pit area to relax at after a day of exploring the area. Every room has a unique theme. Was also happy to see a refrigerator, coffee maker and flat screen tv as it was not listed in original description.

    Mary, 2 night trip, Aug 4, 2020

    Verified guest review

  • 10.0.Exceptional


    Arrived late, like after 10:00. Office was closed so I called. They told me my room Is all set it’s unlocked and the key is inside. We can settle up in the morning. The room was clean and comfortable. The AC was turned on so it was nice and cool. I would definitely stay there again.

    Michael, 1 night trip, Aug 1, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Cute with a great lake view.

    This place was cute. The room was a bit small but decorated nicely. It was very clean and the service was great. I did feel bad cause we arrived late at night to check in and I didn't know that the check in office closes at a certain time since it's a small motel. I called the office and woke someone up who directed me to the room I had booked. They had the room set up for my arrival already. The thing I liked most was that Portage Lake is right across the street and they have some chairs to sit in and just relax while listening to the waves.

    Rocio, 1 night trip, Jul 31, 2020

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  • 8.0.Very good

    One night stay

    Harbor town hopping vacation, this is one of few choices in the area. Room was clean and enjoyed the sunset on the lake. Staff friendly

    Paula, 1 night trip, Jul 30, 2020

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  • 8.0.Very good


    Overall I was pleased considering. As much as I paid per night, the accommodations for necessities could have been available in the room, like a microwave and an iron. Little things makes a huge impact. Nice little beach across the street. Accessible fire pit and grill. Nice little town.

    candice, 2 night family trip, Jul 27, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Beautiful area and close access to the scenic route. Very relaxing

    Ferdinand, 2 night family trip, Jul 26, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    We loved our stay here! The rooms and bathrooms are fairly small but they have done a great job of keeping things clean and well decorated. The bedding looked fresh and new. We especially loved the motel’s area and fire pit by the water and that we could walk a half block to the city park with a nice beach and the cute ice cream shop that we rented a SUP from. Onekama is a tiny town with not much in the way of restaurants, but it was peaceful. Also, try the pizza at the EZ Mart...weird, but it’s quite good!

    HeatherB, 2 night trip with friends, Jul 23, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great location with beautiful view of Portage Lake. Beach area very nice. Will definitely return.

    Shelia, 2 night trip, Jul 21, 2020

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