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Dunes Waterfront Resort
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Mears
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“Amazing Mini-Vacation”
Reviewed 10 June 2014

We stay at the Dunes Waterfront Resort every time we come to the National Asparagus Festival. Beautiful hotel. We love the lake side rooms. Amazing view. Always clean. Staff extremely helpful. We wouldn't stay anywhere else. The festival was wonderful. Thank you all, and hope to see you next year.

Room Tip: Stay on the Lake side, if possible.
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Angola, Indiana
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Reviewed 8 June 2014 via mobile

We stayed at the Dunes Waterfront Resort for 3 nights. We loved the location, walking distance to shops, go-karts, restaurants, etc. The hotel was clean and met our expectations! We stayed on the lake side and the view was very nice. We will definitely be back!

Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Fort Mitchell, Kentucky
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Reviewed 27 September 2013

Once the kids go back to school and the season is winding down, the Dunes Waterfront Resort is a great place to get away and relax. They were offering a special I couldn't pass up... buy one night get the second night for half price. What a deal! I recommend getting a room that faces the lake... such a beautiful view. I also stayed in a room with a jacuzzi... very nice! This hotel is a short drive from Lake Michigan and wether you view the sunsets from your room or drive to the Lighthouse on Lake Michigan, the sunsets are an awesome sight to see. One night after dark we took a turn off on the road to the lighthouse and found another beautiful beach with an awesome view of the stars. I haven't seen that many stars since I went camping as a kid. Be prepared, the area is closing down for the season and some of the shops/restaurants are not open but there are still plenty of places to eat and shop. The dune rides were still available

Room Tip: Be sure to request a room that faces the lake.
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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Chesterton, Indiana
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Reviewed 4 September 2013

My husband and I took our son for a 4 day weekend to Mears Michigan, we stayed at the Dunes Waterfront Resort right on the beach. This was such a clean and updated hotel and the staff was so friendly. I would defitnetly recommend this to everyone, while you are there, you have to go ride a dune buggy on the the sand dunes, great time and great memories

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Detroit, Michigan, United States
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Reviewed 3 September 2013

Me and my husband had an awesome time in this resort. Our room had the view of lake side...it was so much fun..I would definitely recommend it to everyone. The room was comfortable and the staff and service was very good

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Southeast, Michigan
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Reviewed 30 August 2013

This is a great family place to stay. Clean, friendly and right on Silver Lake with restaurants, gift shops and other conveniences within walking distance. Our two bedroom suite was accommodating and had a great layout with the master suite in the back with it's own big closet. The entrance to the suite lead to a hallway, not a bedroom, that was cool. They had a really nice activity area on the top floor with a shallow pool and jacuzzi, an outdoor deck facing the lake and an arcade. The property had its own beach, pier and playgroud and an area where someone set up a net for volleyball or badminton (not the hotel's because it was down the next day). We did spend the day at the gorgeous Lake Michigan beach in Mears, which is very convenient, but Lake Michigan water was experiencing a little algae. It was swimmable, didn't bother me, didn't stick in the kids' hair or clothes after washing, not too bad.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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Reviewed 23 August 2013

I went on a couple's outing for about 4 days up to Mears, Michigan for their Sand Dunes. We went back and forth comparing the Comfort Inn, the American Host Inn (both in Hart, Michigan) and the Dunes Waterfront Resort. We ultimately choose the Resort and it was so worth it to be that close to the lake and the Sand Dunes (within 2 minutes drive to dunes entrance) and to be completely immerse in the town of Mears. The other two hotels were about 15-20 minutes away.

We got the king size bed with the whirlpool, also worth getting, as the hotel comes with a pool but it is only 3'10'' deep and is heavily populated with children. The whirlpool was definitely worth it as we used it every day instead of going to the pool upstairs.

Room was very clean and staff was very nice.

Housekeeping could be a bit slow and resort did not have a restaurant but there are so really good places in town. Also does not have a fitness center but the dunes are great exercise.

Room Tip: Choose a room with a view of the lake if possible, better view than the parking lot.
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Dunes Waterfront Resort

Property: Dunes Waterfront Resort
Address: 1180 N Shore Dr, Silver Lake, Mears, MI 49436-9203
Region: United States > Michigan > Oceana County > Mears
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Mears
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2 star — Dunes Waterfront Resort 2*
Number of rooms: 74
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Four story hotel overlooking Silver Lake and the Silver Lake Sand Dunes. Located in the center of town and close to area restaurants and attractions. Only accommodations in Silver Lake that provide a fire alarm system and sprinkler system for your comfort and safety. ... more   less 
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