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“Give this place a try.” 4 of 5 bubbles
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The Pines Motor Lodge
Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Douglas
Certificate of Excellence
2 reviews
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“Give this place a try.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2014 via mobile

We stayed here in July 2014. It was great. A fun, renovated Motorlodge. The feeling of a 1960's motel. Very clean and well appointed. Awesome location. I will return again, for sure. Give it a try, You will not be disappointed.

Stayed July 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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Westland, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2014

This was a nice and very clean motel. Small, quiet and great location to everything Oval Beach both downtowns. Recommend the place to anyone interested in staying here. Steve, manager was very pleasant and helpful.

  • Stayed July 2014, 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2014 via mobile

My partner and I stayed here recently as it was my Birthday. The room was updated, clean (smelled clean and was clean), had nice King Bed, which had lots of pillows and was very comfy! Small bathroom but no big deal. Also liked the Gilchrist and Soames Beekind shampoo and Soap. Minor complaints were thin walls, so could hear guests in room next door, and parking. Steve (owner) was very nice, and we would definitely come back!

Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Minneapolis
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2014

We had a great time at The Pines Motor-lodge. Great space. The motor lodge is a step back in time with appropriate renovations. The staff was great too. Very accommodating. We loved location. Close to both downtowns, and the beach. The hotel is walking distance to downtown Douglas and The Dunes Hotel. It is a bit of a walk to downtown Saugatuck, but we made it. All said, fun or relaxing vacation spot, depending on your mood.

  • Stayed July 2014
    • 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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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2014

My husband and I stayed at The Pines Motor Lodge weekend of June 27th for 2 nights. When you pull into the parking lot you feel like you are puling into a vacation property in the Florida Keys. Steve one of the owners was there to greet us and was so nice and made you feel welcome. We had a King bedroom unit which he upgraded us to at no charge. The room was extremely clean and the room was decorated to perfection not to much and not to little. The log Amish made bed was beautiful and comfortable and they included 5 PILLOWS of regular size who does that....No one but the Pines. Bathroom was small but worked out great for us. The rooms are not huge but perfect size. The continental breakfast was served in the sun room which was extremely cute and the theme of the rooms carried through out the property. This is a GREAT place to stay and we will be back again.

  • Stayed June 2014, 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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Park Hills, Kentucky
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2014

It's June, 2014 and the summer season is just beginning, but Rob and Steve (our charming hosts) are ready with comfortable rooms, gorgeous gardens and eye-popping hanging baskets of the reddest geraniums you've ever seen. The rooms are basic but spacious, very clean and well-equipped. The hotel itself is a quick & Easley walk to a grocery store and the Douglas shops and restaurants (all quite good).

Only two minor things kept it from a perfect stay:

1). The wifi was weak. If you truly want to escape, this may actually be a benefit. I found myself reading a book sitting under the pines or luxuriating in that ever-elusive afternoon nap.

2) The walls seem a bit thin or poorly insulated, making a neighbor's somewhat raised voice a fixture in our room. If that's a worry, ask for a room that shares the fewest walls.

All in all we kicked off summer in style, found many things in the shops to bring home, had delicious meals (listen to Steve's recommendations, they're spot on) and a lovely stay. We will return.

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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 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 Reviewed 27 June 2014

This motel is the perfect pit stop for anybody traversing the west side of Michigan. It has character in the best sort of way, a little vintage flair - yet the accommodations are clean and eco-conscious. Very impressed by the staff, as they go out of their way to provide travelers with things they may before hitting the road…the front desk drew me a map to the local beaches and gave me tips on where to grab the best meals in town. Definitely will return next year!

Room Tip: All the rooms are equally peaceful and clean, from what I've observed.
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled solo
    • 4 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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