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Golden Sands Motel

4411 East US Highway 12, Michigan City, IN 46360
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  • Location
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    1 of 5 stars
  • Service
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    1 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

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

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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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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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

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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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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Roachdale, Indiana
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11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2012

My husband and I booked this motel hoping it would be ok just for the night but we were wrong! The first thing we saw when we drove into the parking lot was a car that had been broken into and another car being processed. Not only that a few of the doors looked like they had been repeatedly attempted... More 

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