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Blue Star Motel
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Douglas
Certificate of Excellence
Grandview Heights, Ohio, United States
Level 4 Contributor
43 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“What a deal”
Reviewed 9 May 2014

We were looking for a place away from the hustle of Tulip Days in Holland and booked a night here. Only anoint ten rooms in a seriously updated 1950's era motel. Super clean, unique furniture a great back porch and patio. Breakfast at a restaurant on premises. We thoroughly enjoyed it. Owner operators made sure we were comfortable.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 17 April 2014

This is a great little inn and perfect place to stay for quick escape from Chicago. The hot tub is awesome in the winter. The rooms are clean and modern, Rusty, the innkeeper is really helpful and accommodating, and the location is great. You can walk over to the Dunes or into the town of Douglas if the weather is nice.

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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Marblehead, OH
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62 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2014

I read the reviews before making reservations...and they were right! This is a perfect place to stay. Centrally located to Douglas and Saugatuck, incredibly clean, delightfully decorated and the surprise of a quiet outdoor patio and nicely treed lawn that made you feel like you were a million miles from the highway. How wonderful to get breakfast coupons for a marvelous meal at the nearby restaurant. Honestly, there was not a thing else we could have wanted or needed. Great staff, nice free snacks, comfy & cozy room and all the amenities of home. We WILL be back!! Many thanks to Rusty and his courteous employees. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay!

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Chicago, IL
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2014

We had a great two night stay at the Blue Star Motel in Douglas during end/mid March.
Rusty, the propieter was graciously kind and on top of all our needs!

Our room was clean and recently rehabbed/restored as it had all the charm of an old fashion motel, but with all new evertyhing; the amenities were completely top notch!

We thoroughly loved the overall design and re-use of a great hotel space. The faux moose head on the wall added a level of cleverness but not scary! Rooms were well appointed with desk and wifi, flat tv, and a decent selection of channels. Bathroom sink was unusual and very modern, and the shower pressure was just AWESOME. Location to Saugautuck/Dounglas was just perfect.

The extra bonus was $6.00 off breakfast coupons for the restaurant down the street.

We will definitely try to return here when the weather is better. Also, thanks to Billy the handy guy who offered up a lot of helpful suggestions. Thanks Blue Star, Rusty & Billy! See you soon!

Room Tip: At present time, I believe all or most the rooms are pretty much the same. During summer you might w...
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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fort wayne
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13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2014 via mobile

First visit on short notice. The price is right. Smallest room I have stayed in a long time but the coolest. I was impressed by the efficient use of space. It's small but does not feel small. Very clean. Back door to a relaxing porch area with open space. Micro n fridge. Comfy bed. Everything looks new. 2 people max for sure. I'll stay again. It's so unique it made a motel room sorta fun to stay.

Stayed February 2014, travelled on business
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2013 via mobile

Work was being done on my home, but we did not want to miss the fall colors. Just a wonderfull little roadside motel. Nothing wrong with being called a motel. We need more accross the country like this.

The rooms are wonderfully appointed. They have a great old fashioned getaway exit onto a gem of a hidden deck. Jacuzzi too.

Bonus full made to order breakfast right next door. 150 feet away. Mega bonus party store closer.

  • Stayed October 2013
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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12 reviews
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Reviewed 24 October 2013

I've stayed at the Blue Star Motel several times, and had wonderful experience each visit. I like the generous-size wall mounted television, and the free in-room wi-fi. Also, each guest receives a coupon card for discounted breakfast right next door. There's a nice patio in the back with Adirondack chairs for each room. Also, an outdoor spa/hot tub is available. Rooms are fine for a couple, probably not so great for families. Rates are higher in the summer, but if you stay in the off-season you'll find very reasonable rates.

Room Tip: Room#9 is at the very end and may be the best room.
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Blue Star Motel
Address: 167 Blue Star Hwy, Douglas, MI 49406-5206
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Region: United States > Michigan > Allegan County > Douglas
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Douglas
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Blue Star Motel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestled on the edge of the Blue Star Highway, the Blue Star Motel offers the luxury of a boutique hotel with all the convenience of a modern motel.Tastefully designed rooms with custom closets and refreshment centers, designer furniture, flat screen TV's and free wireless access awaits every guest. Each on-suite Patio room has access to a covered porch where you can sit and relax before heading to the hot tub and unwind as the sun sets over Lake Michigan.In the morning, head to the Waypoint Restaurant next door to savor a complimentary breakfast before heading out for another enjoyable day in the Douglas/Saugatuck area. ... more   less 
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