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“Our Favorite Retro Relaxation Spot!” 5 of 5 bubbles
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The Pines Motor Lodge
Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Douglas
Certificate of Excellence
Grand Blanc, Michigan, United States
1 review
“Our Favorite Retro Relaxation Spot!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2013

I can't tell you how much we LOVE coming here! Our first visit was in 2009 and we couldn't stop talking about it (or thinking about it). The Pines Motor Lodge exceeded my expectations in every way. Thoughtful decor choices, amenities, and overall comfort makes this establishment a stand out! We made our second visit this last weekend and we couldn't have been happier! Again, we enjoyed every minute of our stay from the extremely clean rooms, comfortable accommodations, the continental breakfast, the beautiful scenery, the impeccable grounds/facility, and the extremely friendly owners, Rob and Steve. Every detail has been thought of! The Pines Motor Lodge is more than a place to stay, it is definitely a summer destination spot. You won't be disappointed!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2013

What a great cozy place! The room was not very large, but so clean and comfy! The pine wood on the ceilings and walls was beautiful! The bed was very comfortable, the bathroom clean and new. All the decor was so cute, my daughters and i enjoyed the stay very much. The continental breakfast was very good also. The owners were both very nice and helpful with our questions about all the beaches and places to go. Very nice, would stay again!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Macomb, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2013

What a beautiful place to stay in Saugatuck! My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our time at The Pines Motor Lodge. The rooms are all newly remodeled and very very clean. You feel like you've stepped back in time in the relaxing quiet atmosphere. Steve and Rob are friendly and were very helpful with our first stay in the area. I can't say enough good things about this place. I will definitely stay here on my next visit to Saugatuck!

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Iowa City, Iowa
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48 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2013

We have stayed at The Pines Motor Lodge a couple times on vacations. This Motor Lodge is always clean and conveniently located a few blocks from the downtown area. The rooms aren't fancy but very comfortable. The owners are friendly and will help with directions or recommendations for eating and attractions. I would give this Motor Lodge a 4 1/2 if I could - the only complaint is the curtains/shades in the rooms - they do not block out the sunlight at all so sleeping in is hard to do on vacation. (Hubby tried putting beach towels over all windows - this helped some). It would also be nice to have a coffee maker in the rooms so you could have a cup whenever.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Clinton Township, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2013

Very relaxing and quiet. Rooms very nice and clean!! It was our first time to the area and Steve was very helpuful and suggested great places in Douglas and Saugatuck! Loved sitting out on the deck under the trees having some cocktails before heading out to dinner. Our girls weekend was such a great time. We would definitely stay at The Pines Motor Lodge again!!!

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Woodridge, Illinois, United States
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15 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2013

Great value in the Saugatuck/Douglas. Everyone was very nice, the rooms were clean and decorated so wonderfully. Be aware though, the bed is a pillow top, very soft, if that is not your thing you will not sleep.

Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Holland, Michigan
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79 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2013

Beautifully restored motel minutes away from both downtown Douglas and Saugatuck and Oval beach. Right on Blue Star Highway the motel is very quiet and clean. The rooms have a small refrigerator and a microwave. This will definitely be a place we will stay at again.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: The Pines Motor Lodge
Address: 56 Blue Star Hwy, Douglas, MI 49406-5196
Region: United States > Michigan > Allegan County > Douglas
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette
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Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Douglas
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Pines Motor Lodge 2.5*
Number of rooms: 7
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