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Silver Sands Resort

8446 West Hazel Rd., Mears, MI 49436
Silver Sands Resort
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

If you are offering WiFi, it should be available in room. Television service would go in and out on our 19" box television. We had to ask for rugs for bathroom and front entry. Ceiling lights burnt out in bedroom. There wasn't enough hot water for 2 showers back to back. You shouldn't be charging this much for a hotel/cabin... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

My wife and I stayed here for 3 nights in July, 2014. It was very cool for July. This hotel is right in the middle of everything. It's within walking distance of the lake, the watercraft rentals, the Jeep and ATV rentals, the restaurants, the general store, the arcade and go carts, and the ice cream places. The staff were... More 

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Belle River, Ontario, CAN
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 via mobile

The owners were very pleasant during the check in process. Location was perfect because it was within walking distance to all the attractions and restaurants. The pool was clean and nicely kept up. If people wanted to BBQ there were around 4 grills lined up next to the pool area. The price was decent, however my main complaint is that... More 

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Birch Run, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

This was our first time staying at this location. The location is very convenient, within walking distance of just about everything. However, if you are looking for a "quiet" stay this is not for you. The go cart track across the street and the traffic leaving the dunes in the evening is noisy. The pool was clean but a little... More 

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silversandsresort, Manager at Silver Sands Resort, responded to this review

Doors do have security chains vs. deadbolts as secondary lock Pool is maintained between 75-80 deg. per health department recomendations Our location "is" great, but yes, being in the center of Silver Lake where all of the action is can be a little busy. Our large courtyard area is sheltered from the activity around and is relativly quite, and the... More 

East Lansing, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

My teenage daughter and I spent a night here and really enjoyed it! We had a room in the beach house that faced the Dunes, it was small but newly remodeled and clean. The other guests in our building were really nice and we all watched a storm come through on the balcony. The pool was nice as itbwas really... More 

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Kalamazoo, MI
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This was our second time staying at the Sands. The first time was in one of the small rooms on he parking lot side. I didn't love it. This year we rented one of the two bedroom condos. Our family had two additional rooms. We loved the condo, the location, the amenities. We were a little worried about the noise... More 

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Huntsville, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Much better prices than the place we checked out down the road. This place is clean and well kept. The restaurant is the best. We had the home made fish and chips...EXCELLENT! There's lots to see and do here, a wonderful place for a family vacation. We'll be back!

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Creve Coeur, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

My first stay at this property - it is very clean, older western Michigan property, family run, and I would recommend it for a couple of nights. The price was typical for peak-season Lake Michigan vacation rooms. Again, I was impressed it was well maintained and very CLEAN - a must for my wife and I. The front desk people... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

Stayed there more than once, there are nearby activities for kids. Location is good, sort of a throwback hotel-showing some age. Expecting a heated pool for what you pay- so hope for warm weather. It does get a little noisy with the go carts next door. If not in a suite, the rooms are very, very small.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

Recently stayed with our 2 children, ages 4 and 6, for our 10th anniversary. We all had a wonderful time! Plenty of choices for food and activities. Enjoyed our balcony room because you can see all the different vehicles going to and from the dunes; some very interesting. Would definitely recommend, especially with any age of kids.

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