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The Pines Motor Lodge

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56 Blue Star Highway, Douglas, MI 49406
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My husband and I traveled to Douglas/Saugatuck for a weekend getaway to celebrate our anniversary. When I found the website for the Pines I was immediately interested. I loved the kitchy look and I was not disappointed. The Pines is an adorable, comfortable and very clean motel! Upon arrival, Steve gave us the heads up on some of the best... More 

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Indianapolis, IN
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I echo an earlier review, “The best thing about the Pines is the location...very convenient to beaches, downtown Douglas, and Saugatuck”. Nice little motel with lovely grounds but not quite a must-stay. Coffee and meager breakfast not available until 9 am. Luckily, it’s a short walk into Douglas where Respite opens at 7:30 (Great coffee!). The room was nice sized... More 

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I had spent a night here back in 2006 and had not managed to get back since then. Stayed a Friday and Saturday night goofing around Douglas and Saugatuck. Douglas is an easy walk from the motel and while smaller than Saugatuck has a few really good resturaunts and shops. Grocery store right across the street. You... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The retro feel of this charming and updated motel is apparent right away when you see the motel sign, the bright green roof, and the oversized and fun-sized pink flamingos; perhaps a nod to the Florida Keys. The check-in area also serves as a sundries and eclectic gift shop. Pine trees surround the motor lodge. The room we had was... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stumbled upon this adorable motel during a road trip down the Michigan coast. I hadn't made any reservations and found myself with little options until I called The Pines. They had one room left and I was hesitant to take it because I was skeptical of any place with availability left and any place with Motor Lodge in its... More 

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Madison, Indiana
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We have visited twice and just booked third stay in fall. This motel is exceptionally clean and tidy. Management at the Pines Motor Lodge is always there to help. Renovation of this 1960's/70's era motel was well done. We stayed in another facility (high-end B&B), but prefer The Pines. The Douglas/Saugatuck area has much to offer within few miles. Low... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

My wife and I recently stayed at the Pines Motor Lodge on the recommendation of a neighbor, and we have repeatedly thanked her for helping us find this gem. First, and most importantly to us, the room was exceptionally clean. There has been attention to detail throughout the facility. The place was immaculate. High quality building material and bedding are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

We had a great stay at The Pines Motor Lodge. It was clean, cozy, and so cute! Love the attention to detail and the retro look. It was conveniently located...about 2 minutes from downtown Douglas and about 5 to 7 minutes from downtown Saugatuck. We also went to Douglas Beach, which was about a mile away. Enjoyed sitting outside in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015 via mobile

Super cool, super clean, super friendly, super room rates, super location. Amazing renovation of this motor lodge. Couldn't be a cozier more inviting place to stay. The owners were great. We will definitely be back as soon as we can and tell everyone to plan a trip!!

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Berkley, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

My girlfriends and I stayed at the Pines for a girls weekend. Steve was amazing. He gave us a map of places that were great to eat, fun places to see and even what was a good time for sunset on the beach. We walked into downtown Saugatuck on Saturday and discovered Fenn Valley Winery where we purchased approximately 30... More 

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