Best Western of Harbor Springs Recognized with the Brand’s Most Prestigious Honor

The Best Western of Harbor Springs was recognized with the brand’s highest honor, the M.K. Guertin Award at Best Western ® Hotels and Resorts’ 2019 North American Convention held recently in National Harbor, Maryland. The award was presented in front of approximately 2,300 Best Western hoteliers and staff.

The esteemed M.K. Guertin Award is held in high regard as hotels that receive this award best represent the vision of Best Western’s founder and demonstrate exceptional levels of quality, guest satisfaction and dedication to the brand. The hotels must also meet other brand standards and membership requirements to qualify for this award.

The Best Western of Harbor Springs is one of only 44 hotels out of 2,100 properties in North America to receive this award. This is now the second time the hotel, owned by Carl Erxleben and managed by his son, Mike, have earned this distinction. The first time was in 2014.

“The company’s most prestigious honor, the M.K. Guertin accolade, is awarded to the top performing hotels in Best Western Hotels & Resorts’ North America portfolio,” said Anthony Klok, Chairman of the Board of Directors for Best Western Hotels & Resorts. “Named after our founder, this award recognizes Best Western hotels that provide a superior travel experience to our guests. I am pleased to award the Best Western of Harbor Springs with the M.K. Guertin award; this hotel is a perfect example of the industry-leading hospitality,
service and experience guests can expect from today’s Best Western.”

Located at 8514 M-119 the Best Western of Harbor Springs features 50 rooms and an indoor pool, hot tub suites and breakfast.

For reservations, call the hotel directly at 231.347.9050 or call Best Western’s 24-hour, toll-free number at 1-800-WESTERN. Reservations are also available through

About Best Western® Hotels & Resorts:
Best Western Hotels & Resorts headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, is a privately held hotel brand within the BWH Hotel Group SM global network. With 17 brands and approximately 4,700 hotels in over 100 countries and territories worldwide*, BWH Hotel Group suits the needs of developers and guests in every market. Brands include Best Western®, Best Western Plus®, Best Western Premier®, Executive Residency by Best Western®, Vīb®, GLō®, Aiden®, Sadie®, BW Premier Collection® and BW Signature Collection®. Through recent acquisition, WorldHotels® Luxury, WorldHotels Elite and WorldHotels Distinctive brands are also offered. Completing the portfolio is SureStay®, SureStay Plus®, SureStay Collection® and SureStay Studio SM franchises**. For more information visit or

* Numbers are approximate, may fluctuate, and include hotels currently in the development pipeline.

**All Best Western, WorldHotels and SureStay branded hotels are independently owned and operated.