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Sun n Sand Resort
Ranked #9 of 11 Hotels in South Haven
South Haven, Michigan
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32 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“classic west michigan resort”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2013

this is a older resort but don't let that fool you. The facilities are well maintained, clean and comfortable, the management friendly and helpful. The grounds / pool are something that you won't find anywhere else. located on Blue star highway far enough off the freeway to be quiet you can be downtown or at the beach in under 10 minutes. Make a point of eating breakfast at one of the outdoor picknick tables at Cousins Cafe just down the road, good food / great service / prices.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2013

Nice, clean, quaint hotel. This hotel was recommended by a friend. Nice pool, quiet and about 10 min from downtown South Haven. Excellent service. The hotel restaurant was not open when we were there. Price was affordable. Will stay there again!

  • Stayed August 2013
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Noblesville, Indiana, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2013

I first must say the grounds were great. The firepit was a great way to end a busy day. We stayed during the Blueberry Festival August 9-12. The rooms were small, I suggest 2 people to a room.. We stayed 4 to a room and it was way to crowded. Our room had a musty odor that just didn't seem to go away but they had a air fresher on the air conditioner to help with that. The staff was great very nice and helpful. The pool was nice and clean and very nice to sit around and talk. You will wake up and want to shower and get out of the room because there is not enough space to relax in the room, but they had tables outside the rooms that you could sit in and relax. I would return here just not with so many to a room. It was a great value the cost can not be beat. We usually rent a house but couldn't get into one this year and this was a great second choice. The beds were very comfortable and clean.

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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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Hennepin, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2013

Husband & I had a wonderful stay here; yes, the room was small, but clean. The pool area was spotless. We stayed on the 2nd floor of the Beach House on the back side overlooking the pond. I would recommend this property to anyone!

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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Elgin, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2013

My girlfriend and I had to head to MI to pick up our chick's at camp. We decided to make a mini-vacation of it and chose Sun and Sand, in South Haven. We were pleasantly surprised and happy. It's perfect! The grounds are beautiful, rooms were clean and well taken care of. Very kitchy pool. It was very close to downtown South Haven...So I would recommend this place. Very enjoyable!

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
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Denver, North Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2013

We stayed in the beach house for 2 nights. They had a great setup for a family. We had 2 bedrooms with a bath between the two rooms. The rooms were not large, but worked perfectly for what we needed. They had a fridge, microwave, coffee maker, soaps, etc. The floors were hardwood - which I prefer to carpet in areas that have sand! Everything was very clean! The property was very beautiful - with a great pool, a bar b cue area and lots of sitting areas. I think this property would be perfect if they also provided a breakfast option. But all in all - a great choice in a beautiful area of Michigan.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Dyer, Indiana
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2013

We arrived on a Friday evening for the Blueberry Festival. I had checked numerous places to stay and chose to stay here based upon the reviews along with the pricing.

When we arrived we were given our code for our room (keyless entry system). We were told about the amenities and towels, etc. Very pleasant and quick check in process.

We knew the rooms were going to be small based upon the reviews. We booked Rm 205 in the Beach House, which is a suite. Its basically two small rooms with a bath in the middle. You have to walk through the bath to get into the other room.

People need to keep in mind this is an OLD resort. If you are expecting hotel type amenities then do not stay here. We chose it because its a family owned facility and we wanted to try something out of the ordinary. We own our own business and like to support other small businesses whenever we have the opportunity.

The room is equipped with a small refrigerator, microwave, mini coffee pot, a TV in each of our rooms and toiletries. There is a small chair and nightstand and that's it. These are NOT luxury rooms. The beds were very comfortable....not too soft and not too hard. The rooms have old woodwork, hardwood flooring in the sleeping areas and window A/C units. The A/C units kept the room sufficiently cold. Outside each of your doors is a Adirondack chair where you can sit and have morning coffee.

They also have an inground salt water pool with bathroom facilities and plenty of table/chairs for dining. There are no dining facilities located onsite however everyone had coolers with snacks and drinks and they were ok with that. The pool was warm and clean. They had a firepit area that many people went to. (We were so tired from walking all day/night we just couldn't keep our eyes open long enough to go out there)...

Coffee was served in the morning inside the lobby area, where they had tables and chairs for people using their laptops. Wifi was available.

I would stay here again based upon the pricing and the east of getting to/from everywhere downtown. Again, if your expecting hotel type accommodations this is not your place to stay. If your thinking small resort, nice people, quiet surroundings, quaint accommodations STAY HERE!!

We did have a problem with our keyless entry system and they came out promptly to change the batteries and we didn't have a problem again.

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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Property: Sun n Sand Resort
Address: 176 Blue Star Hwy, South Haven, MI 49090-8610 (Formerly South Haven Inn & Suites)
Region: United States > Michigan > Van Buren County > South Haven
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 11 Hotels in South Haven
Number of rooms: 31
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are proud to announce the return of the Sun 'n Sand Resort to South Haven Michigan! Truly a "blast from the past" - our historic property features clean and comfortable accommodations at a great value! Our resort has a variety of 31 guest rooms and plenty of activities for the entire family. Sun 'n Sand features a brand new saltwater pool, a pond with waterfall, firepits, other outdoor games, and a walking trail. We offer the perfect setting for weddings, family reunions, or group getaways! All so close to all that South Haven has to offer - fabulous beaches, quaint shopping, Kal-Haven trail, wonderful museums, boat rides on the Friends Good Will and the new riverlaunch Lindy Lou - and so many fun events and festivals! ... more   less 
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