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Timberline Motel

2.0 of 5 Motel   |   3353 Blue Star Hwy, Saugatuck, MI 49453
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Ranked #9 of 11 hotels in Saugatuck
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
Justine M Kalamazoo, Michigan
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Timberline hotel was accommodating and pleasant. They have a pool and hot tub that we used, and offer a continental breakfast. The rooms are a bit sparse, but nothing dirty or unpleasant. Overall a fine experience!

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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10 reviews 10 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

1. The condition of the hotel is pretty run down and everything you read in other reviews about poor painting, poor maintenance, etc. is true. It's definitely in need of work. 2. The pool looked clean and nice but we didn't get to use it due to the weather. 3. The towels are old and stained and there are not... More

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BlueStarMotel, Owner at Timberline Motel, responded to this review

Lauren, Thanks for your review and sorry you didn't have the best time at the Timberline Motel. We took possession of the motel on July 3rd and since then have found numerous things broken or not operating that the previous owners let go. Since we took over, we have scrubbed the rooms completely and I'm surprised you found the shower... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a terrific time at the timberline. Clean, beautiful property, great pool and hot tub! With the new owners renovating the motel, this place will be "the" place to stay next summer. I'm making my reservation early because this place sounds like it will be beautiful! Love the Retro motels! Completely different experience than the chains. See you next... More

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Saint Charles, Illinois
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As I see the most recent reviews, it looks as though new management has taken over since our stay on June 13, 2014. Upon making reservations, we knew we were not going to be staying in opulence and splendor, but it really outdid itself in the horror factor. While the owners were friendly, there seemed to be possibly a language... More

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Bob S, Owner at Timberline Motel, responded to this review

Laraine, I'm so sorry to hear about your bad experience at the Timberline. As you noted, the Motel is under new ownership and management as of July 3rd, 2014. We also own the Blue Star Motel In Douglas. If you check out our reviews there, you will see what is to come for the Timberline. Since your stay, we have... More

Ann Arbor, Michigan
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Timberline has new owners. We have been going to Saugatuck every summer for over 25 years. Our last few years at the Timberline, left much to be desired. However, this year, we were pleasantly surprised. Since the new owners took over, it is very clean, pool and whirlpool are well maintained, breakfast bagels, muffins, etc...fresh and most of all... the... More

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Schererville, IN
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The new owners took over on 7/3/14 and we stayed on 7/7/14. The rooms were so much cleaner. The front desk was so very helpful, friendly and even gave us a discount because our room wasn't ready. The room not being ready wasn't even really their fault as when I made reservations it was with the previous owners and they... More

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Redford, Michigan
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

It's a resort town so the owners don't need to spend money making the motel someplace that you would choose to stay rather than a last resort. Bright blue wall, green carpet, 1980 yellow bedspread, green 1990 drapes,gold wall, patched ceiling, two tone patched red door, spray painted pink refrigerator! Basic cheap food for breakfast. However, really nice pool. They... More

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Shelby Township, Michigan
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

We needed to take the dog with us, and Saugatuck as very few dog friendly hotels, as far as I could find out. Timberline does take dogs, Timberline Motel is old, and not updated, but clean and great for what we needed. If you are looking for a great vacation spot, you probably don't want to stay here, but if... More

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Grand Rapids mi
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

OK, we were going for the night and knew we didn't want to drive back to Grand Rapids after a night on teh town (40 minute drive). So we booked the lowest price place we could find (Saugatuck can be a little pricey in teh summer). So this little old-fashioned motel about 1 mile form downtown did the trick for... More

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44 reviews 44 reviews
6 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

I want to start this review by saying that when I travel, I usually try to economize my hotel costs because normally I only sleep and shower there. That being said, I do not expect a lot from my lodging. I must need a clean reasonable place to stay. I was greatly disappointed by my stay. Upon arrival I was... More

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Address: 3353 Blue Star Hwy, Saugatuck, MI 49453
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Location: United States > Michigan > Allegan County > Saugatuck
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Hotel Class:2 star — Timberline Motel 2*
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Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool
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**UNDER NEW OWNERSHIP AS OF JULY 3, 2014** The Timberline Motel is a 29 room motel located in Saugatuck Michigan. We have 10 double queen bed rooms, 15 Single Queen bed rooms, 2 Jacuzzi suites, 1, two room Suite and 1- 2 Bedroom Apartment ... more   less 
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