The landmark Comfort Suites Lakeside hotel on the shores of Houghton Lake expects to complete nearly $250,000 in upgrades to its enclosed water park and spa area before Memorial Day to make sure patrons have a fun water experience even when the weather isn’t cooperating.
“As the largest inland lake in Michigan, Houghton Lake has always been a huge draw for vacationers who love the water,” said Brooklynn Benson, manager of Comfort Suites Lakeside. “But we all know how quickly the weather can change — on some days by hour. So we invested in our facilities so patrons can use their swimsuits even when we get socked with temporary chilly weather.”
The full-service resort hotel is restoring the water park that includes a lazy river for tubing and a three-story-high slide and is installing an 18-foot-diameter ceiling fan to keep air circulating and humidity low. “We’re restoring the entire park, from the top ceiling lighting to the bottom of the pools,” Benson said. In keeping with its family-oriented range of services, the park has a shallow pool and hot tub designed for children in addition to its pool and hot tub for adults.
With 70 rooms and meeting and banquet facilities that can accommodate up to 550 people, the Comfort Suites full-service resort hotel has been a prime location in the Houghton Lake area for lakeside weddings, golf outings, business gatherings, and special events. The Comfort Suites Lakeside is affiliated with the Comfort Inn, a nearby hotel with 69 rooms that serves value-oriented travelers and vacationers who want close access to Houghton Lake.