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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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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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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
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to Saugatuck for 3 nights - right after Labor Day - a great quiet time to visit. We chose the Timberline for our stay. What a pleasant surprise! The motel is under new ownereship, and they are making changes and updating now. The room was a bit outdated, but we were told that new fruniture is on the... More

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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45 reviews 45 reviews
6 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We quickly found out you do not go to Saugatuck without a reservation, usually made the year before. After arriving in the late afternoon and passing one 'no vacancy' sign after another we came upon the Timberline Motel. The grounds are very nice. A lush lawn leads up to the pool with lots of outdoor games spread about. The motel... More

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Marcellus, Michigan, United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I know that new owners just took it over in july but could of clean room more. Our bathroom smelled like urine and lay towel on floor because of dirty floor, ( towel was black afterward) the carpet was dirty, our feet where black from walking on it. No pool whole time we where there, having trouble with it and... More

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks 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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 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
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

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
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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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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