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Timberline Motel

2.0 of 5 Motel   |   3353 Blue Star Hwy, Saugatuck, MI 49453
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Ranked #8 of 11 hotels in Saugatuck
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
col w Ann Arbor, 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
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago

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
31 helpful votes 31 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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43 reviews 43 reviews
6 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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Litchfield, IL
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

We (4 adults, 3 rooms) stayed at this motel for 2 nights because of good reviews on TripAdvisor (disregarding one that seems to be describing something that we did not experience). We found the rooms large and very clean.There was a separate breakfast room where we could fix a lunch and play cards in the evening. There was a nice... More

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Louisville, Kentucky
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

Went there with my 8 year old and was able to acquaint her with a way of life which isn't dependent on constant distraction in order to have fun. There is a pool and a nice hot tub. Cable is basic, but unnecessary as one is only 10 minutes from entertainment and beach access. Rooms are clean and well maintained.... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

Timberline Motel is an older motel. When I was a child, most motels were independently owned, small motels like this. This motel is well maintained with updates like flat screen tv and free wifi. The pool was closed for the season in late September, but it looks like it would be nice in the summer. The staff were friendly and... More

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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013 via mobile

The room was very poor condition. Stained carpet, drippy faucets and dirty yellowish bedding. We asked for an immediate refund and was given the run around. If for some reason the owners can ever get this motel back up to standards please view the room before paying up front. For now do not entertain this as an option.

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Address: 3353 Blue Star Hwy, Saugatuck, MI 49453
Location: United States > Michigan > Allegan County > Saugatuck
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Timberline Motel 2*
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