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The Pines Motor Lodge
Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Douglas
Ypsilanti, Michigan
1 review
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“Overpriced, no real breakfast”
Reviewed 30 August 2013

This is a "standard" motel, updgraded , but leaving a lot to be desired especially for the price. Next to a busy road, no counter space in the bathroom, musty smell, and a "breakfast" of coffee and stale bagels that should make the management embarrassed.

Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 28 August 2013

Great clean place to stay and enjoy Douglas & Saugatuck. Very convenient location. The rooms were clean and modern. Enjoyed the adirondack chairs in front of each room and even had dinner (wine, cheese, crackers) there one night!!! Felt relaxed and recharged after only 2 days. Would stay with them again.

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Twinsburg
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Reviewed 26 August 2013

Perfect location....we were able to walk to Saugatuck as well as to restaurants in Douglas. We always feel so welcome by Steve, Rob and Victor. There are some new upgrades which are flat screen TV's, delightful duvet covers, and white 2 inch wide slat blinds. Loved it! This is our third visit to the Pines Motorlodge and always enjoy our stay. We hope to return next year. Check out the Saugatuck Motel too. Steve and Rob have turned this hotel into a lovely oasis. Lots of trees surrounding a beautiful pool area. Rooms are very attractive too.

Room Tip: We like room #11.
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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8 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
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.

Room Tip: Rm. 14 is a corner room,so people only on one side.....
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Troy, North Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
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).

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Grand Blanc, Michigan, United States
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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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Property: The Pines Motor Lodge
Address: 56 Blue Star Hwy, Douglas, MI 49406-5196
Region: United States > Michigan > Allegan County > Douglas
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Free Parking Kitchenette
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Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Douglas
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Pines Motor Lodge 2.5*
Number of rooms: 7
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