We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Pines Motor Lodge

Certificate of Excellence
56 Blue Star Highway, Douglas, MI 49406
The Pines Motor Lodge
Write a Review

115 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    83
    24
    5
    1
    2
See reviews for
20
59
3
1
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 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
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (21)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (115)
  • Mar-May only
    (13)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (76)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (24)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (2)
All months
Scottsdale
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
13 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stayed for the night, and it was a great little motel in Douglas. The property is nicely kept, and both Robert and Steven were friendly and accommodating. The room was super clean and comfortable. The retro fridge and microwave were a perfect fit for the motels throwback feel. The Adirondack chairs outside our room were awesome and comfortable where was... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Santa Cruz, California
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
14 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent an evening and enjoyed the kitch factor. It's an easy spot as a motor-lodge with access to the great area of art and water sports. The summer can be a tough time to wing it with out a room reservation, we scored and felt lucky.

Was this review helpful? Yes
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've been traveling to Saugatuck for several years and find the Pines our favorite hotel/motel in the area. The Pines is in a great location off the Blue Star, yet is set back with a nice yard and deck as well as lounge chairs outside each room. It's wooded, quiet and quaint. The motel offers the best of both worlds... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Oak Park
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Whenever we go back to the Saugatuck/Douglas area we will be staying at The Pines Motor Lodge. This motel is very clean, the staff is friendly and helpful and the whole place is nicely decorated. It is very convenient to all of the area attractions.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Springboro, Ohio
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

We stayed at the Pines in Oct for a wedding. It was VERY clean, nicely decorated and comfortable. We were able to walk to the wedding and then downtown Douglas to the shops until the reception. Very short drive to Saugatuck and Oval beach. The staff was helpful and friendly. Good restaurants and antique mall close by also. Really enjoyed... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

We decided at that last minute to take a short trip from Chicago. We chose this area because it's beautiful and being the off season not crowded. The guys that own this place are great front men. They did an awesome job on making the rooms feel cozy. Very rustic and quaint. Perfect location in regards to the area If... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
West Bloomfield, Michigan
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We have been coming to the Saugatuck area for many years and have stayed at several nice places. The Pines is the only place for us now!!! The rooms are spacious and immaculately clean. They have been renovated and decorated with great attention to create an uncluttered, restful atmosphere. The beds are divinely comfortable. There is also a lovely outdoor... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
toledo ohiio
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Got this motor lodge a week before arriving was kind of scared because its prime season in area for fall colors and seemed to be close to street. Was pleasantly surprised how clean and quaint the rooms were had a little trouble with t,v, but a quick call to room service and it was up and running rooms were warm... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
EATON RAPIDS
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

The Pines is exactly what you would expect. It brings back childhood travels with my grandparents with one important difference. SERVICE!! Steve (and Rob) at the other location love this area and they are the best advocates of local businesses. They will do anything to make your stay more enjoyable and always have great recommendations for restaurants in the area.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Whitehall, Michigan
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

I am VERY particular about our accommodations when we travel. I always read the TripAdvisor reviews, but have never felt the need to write one...until now. This motel has caused me to reconsider the motel experience.It is far better appointed than any hotel chain. I don't want to be redundant and repeat the details that are already posted. I do... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

24 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (18)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (3)
Viewed
Dining (3)
Viewed
Room/suite (3)
Viewed
View from room (1)
Viewed
Other (8)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (6)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (2)
Viewed
Room/suite (3)
Viewed
Dining (1)
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Hotels you might also like...
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities