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The Dunes Resort

333 Blue Star Hwy, PO Box 894, Douglas, MI 49453
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The Dunes Resort
Ranked #4 of 4 hotels in Douglas
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Grand Haven, Michigan
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a well-maintained venue. The staff is polite, and on busy summer weekends, the resort is a very busy place. There are some downsides, however. Drinks are very expensive, and in my experience, "light" in content. Cover charge on July 5 was $20.00 which caused my partner and me to go away. It seems gay clubs really like to... More

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Royal Oak, Michigan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Stayed here as two couples in one of the houses on the property. First of all they don't believe in shoveling snow walking from the front desk to the house in the back was very dangerous. On the path the there was so much dog poop you couldn't even walk the dangerous snowy path. Just because you are a gay... More

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Chicago, Illinois
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
25 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

We live in Chicago and wanted a quick getaway for Valentines weekend. We knew that this area in Michigan is mainly a resort area for Spring, Summer and Fall so it would be slower this time of year. The Dunes resort is close to Saugatuck MI, so for a short drive you can enjoy the shops. During the summer months... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

Myself and my partner stayed at the Dunes Resort 6/13-6/15. Check in was just fine. We had requested a room on the 2nd floor in newer motel overlooking pool but were given a room on the 1st floor. I guess it's first come, first serve. No biggie! We had a King room. The room was somewhat dated but very clean... More

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new orleans, louisiana
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

Have stayed at the Dunes Resort on two occasions and I can say that both stays were great. The accommodations are modest but clean and user friendly. The property grounds are well maintained. Staff is friendly, great location- easy access to both Douglas and Saugatuck - food options within walking distance as well as the beach. Pool area is a... More

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Auburn Hills, MI
20 reviews 20 reviews
16 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

A weekend stay at the Dunes Resort will leave you feeling like you went to the right place to have a good time. Whether its a dip in the pool or hanging with old or new friends outside on the balcony its always a lot of fun. There is always something going on whether it is a show in the... More

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Montgomery, Illinois
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

The Dunes is a nice hotel, with clean rooms and a nice pool area. There is also a restaurant right across the street from the hotel that serves breakfast through dinner which is handy if you don’t feel like driving. The hotel is not too far from the beaches in Douglas which is a gay friendly town.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012

A normal saturday night- fifteen bucks a person. Not worthy!! You want a 200 character minimum? not worthy, not worthy, not worthy, not worthy, not worlthy, not worthy, not worthy,not worthy,not worthy, and never again.

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Mike1032, Owner at The Dunes Resort, responded to this review

Thanks for the comments. The Dunes has a $3 cover on Saturdays in the "off" season. In the summer we have a $5 cover on Friday and Saturday nights. On a holiday weekend, which we bring in big name entertainment the cover is a little more. When you where here in September it was over Labor Day weekend. Friday Aug... More

Toronto, Canada
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153 reviews 153 reviews
31 hotel reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2012

The hotel rooms are clean and well laid out. The pool are is nice with a mix of local people and hotel guests. Drinks are reasonably priced with dollar off drinks on Mondays. This place is very quiet during the week and busier on weekends. All guests very friendly. Only issue is the WIFI is very unreliable and continuely goes... More

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Chicago, Illinois
15 reviews 15 reviews
11 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012

The Dunes Resort in Saugatuck/Douglas is more or less a Gay Bar that turns into a Gay Summer Resort. The biggest most exciting weekends are Labor Day, Memorial Day and the 4th of July. You pay seasonal adjusted rates that are at a premium during the summer months for the motel rooms. The Town of Saugatuck/Douglas more or less shuts... More

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Address: 333 Blue Star Hwy, PO Box 894, Douglas, MI 49453
Location: United States > Michigan > Allegan County > Douglas
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Also Known As:
The Dunes Hotel Douglas
Dunes Hotel Saugatuck

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Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool
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For over 33 years, The Dunes Resort has provided a simple, comfortable gay hotel experience. Gays and lesbians come to escape the doldrums of Middle America and enjoy a day, weekend, or complete gay friendly vacation. Now crowned one of the largest gay and lesbian resorts and entertainment complexes in the Midwest, The Dunes Gay Hotel, formerly the Douglas Dunes Resort, is heralded as Western Michigan's premier gay and lesbian vacation destination and a pinnacle of the gay Saugatuck - Douglas community. ... more   less 
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