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The Pines Motor Lodge
Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Douglas
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7 reviews
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“Great relaxing weekend”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2013

From the moment we pulled in and met Steve, I knew I had picked the right place to stay. It reminded me of my youth and staying in the Catskills in NY.Room decor was very cute and retro.Had all of the amenities we could have asked for including refrigerator,tv and microwave....If you are looking for a Ritz Carlton, this isn't it,but room was very clean,and continental breakfast was a nice touch....The area scenery was superb.Would definitely go back. Visited the Gilmore Museum in Hickory Creek,and was also treated to a wonderful experience of driving Model T's.It is one of the largest car museum's in the U.S.

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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Troy, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2013 via mobile

We thought we were here for a night but fell in love with the Pines and all it's atmosphere. So quaint and cute and clean. Very relaxing scenery with the sweet outside sitting area tucked in the trees. Rooms were a surprise with the modern renovations and amazingly comfy beds. And the anarondack chairs out front of each room were a great addition. The host was very helpful and friendly. We would love to stay again anytime. So glad you were there. Your place made our trip so special.

  • Stayed August 2013
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2013

The benefits of this motel offset the few minor problems, making it a good option. The rooms are nice, very clean, and comfortable. The owners are friendly and helpful, giving good advice about places to eat and places to avoid in both towns. The price isn't bad for the area. It's quiet, despite being just off the highway, since the rooms are tucked back. And the location is very good -- a short walk to Douglas, and a five minute drive to either Douglas Beach or to Saugatuck. These benefits, in our view, certainly outweighed the downsides -- thin walls; breakfast that doesn't start until 9:00, and then consists of not-very-good store-bought muffins; and no comfortable chair in the room. We'd have no qualms about staying here again (although we might first explore one of the options right in Saugatuck).

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Grand Blanc, Michigan, United States
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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
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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!

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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
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Iowa City, Iowa
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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
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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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