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Golden Sands Motel

4411 East US Highway 12, Michigan City, IN 46360
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1 room 1 adult
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Chicago, Illinois
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

We rode our bikes from Chicago to South Bend on a ND game weekend. We rode our bikes back to Chicago, but due to weather, we needed a place to stay for the night, and this motel had a room available. Our shoes were glued to our feet and we tried not to touch many things in the room. The... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015 via mobile

Hotel is older than dirt.old TV,no coffemaker.no fridge or microwave,no ice mashine anywhere you have to ask for it at rseption.ring the bell type.very dirty.sheets are clean.towels had some hair on them,pilows are like rocks,ac loud as a jet. 2 litle bars of soap.no cups no nothing.so if you a fisherman and you dnt mind all things mentioned above thats... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015 via mobile

I have stayed at hundreds of chain motels, over the years. But the Golden Sands Motel, a mom and pop motel, is a giant step backwards in time! Not for the better either. 50-60's furniture, of garage style quality, was present. One wall of the room was partially painted! Someone started painting a mustard yellow, at top of wall, left... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 via mobile

I was looking for a cheap hotel to stay in while my bf and I were going to the casino. We also had our 2 dogs with us and didn't want to leave them in the car. The couple that runs it are kind of shady but nice. On the other hand the rooms are not so much. They are... More 

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2 Thank Tropicalgirl2222
Chicago
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Mold on the ceiling, paint chipped, cracked walls, spiders, ants and who knows what else. Disgusting. Couldn't bring myself to pull the covers back. No security chain. Towels about as big as dinner napkins horribly scratchy. Better to sleep on the beach or in the car.

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2 Thank DaBaronVH
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014 via mobile

Not clean, not anything........................................................................................................ .... ................... ...... .....tried em all abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxy do they all suck

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Round Lake, Illinois
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

This place needs a good cleaning. An inch of dust under the beds, on top of the TV (Old tube type) and cobwebs hanging from the pictures from the walls. Eeww... Only soap and some small towels provided.

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Gurnee, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

DO NOT STAY HERE! You are better off sleeping in your car. This place has gone from bad to worse. Luckily, we asked to see the room before we gave them any money. We checked it out last summer only to find the room looked like a prison cell and decided to stay elsewhere. This summer, finding ourselves looking for... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2012

Traveling through, we "thought" this would be ok for a night, WRONG!! Absolutely the most ghetto motel! Almost like going back to the 70's but even the 70's had nicer room decor than these rooms do. Rooms smell like a combination of curry and musk. Very low lighting in the rooms, TV's with convertor boxes don't come in. Window AC... More 

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3 Thank DetPT
Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2012

Special Note: Don't leave anything here by accident, or you will have to come all the way back there to get it. Details below. Take a trip down memory lane back to 1975 with wooden paneling, very low light, musty odors, shower stall bathrooms, low ceilings, older TVs (with converter boxes) and scary cheap polyester bedcovering at the Golden Sands... More 

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