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Golden Sands Motel

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Fort Dodge, Iowa
Reviewed March 30, 2017

After registering, we were given keys to room. We found the room deplorable. We were told there were no refunds, and we were handed a small space heater. ( No heat in room) There was no hot water, no amenities ( coffee pot or otherwise), We were told price was $45.....but since we had small dog, the bill jumped to...

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Quincy, Illinois
Reviewed June 1, 2016

There are a lot of negative comments here about this motel. Let's begin there. It's old. The TV is old, the furniture is old, the door locks are old. Okay. Upon entering my room, the door stuck and it took a little effort to push it open. I then turned on the AC, which worked well, but was rather loud....

5Thank Gregory G
Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed October 3, 2015

We rode our bikes from Chicago to South Bend on a ND game weekend. We rode our bikes back to Chicago, but due to weather, we needed a place to stay for the night, and this motel had a room available. Our shoes were glued to our feet and we tried not to touch many things in the room. The...

1Thank realdealtrav
Reviewed September 19, 2015 via mobile

Hotel is older than dirt.old TV,no coffemaker.no fridge or microwave,no ice mashine anywhere you have to ask for it at rseption.ring the bell type.very dirty.sheets are clean.towels had some hair on them,pilows are like rocks,ac loud as a jet. 2 litle bars of soap.no cups no nothing.so if you a fisherman and you dnt mind all things mentioned above thats...

1Thank Gintas R
Reviewed July 19, 2015 via mobile

I have stayed at hundreds of chain motels, over the years. But the Golden Sands Motel, a mom and pop motel, is a giant step backwards in time! Not for the better either. 50-60's furniture, of garage style quality, was present. One wall of the room was partially painted! Someone started painting a mustard yellow, at top of wall, left...

Thank MagnumUsa
Reviewed September 17, 2014 via mobile

I was looking for a cheap hotel to stay in while my bf and I were going to the casino. We also had our 2 dogs with us and didn't want to leave them in the car. The couple that runs it are kind of shady but nice. On the other hand the rooms are not so much. They are...

4Thank Tropicalgirl2222
Reviewed August 18, 2014

Mold on the ceiling, paint chipped, cracked walls, spiders, ants and who knows what else. Disgusting. Couldn't bring myself to pull the covers back. No security chain. Towels about as big as dinner napkins horribly scratchy. Better to sleep on the beach or in the car.

2Thank DaBaronVH
Reviewed May 13, 2014 via mobile

Not clean, not anything........................................................................................................ .... ................... ...... .....tried em all abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxy do they all suck

Thank wanderer34230
Oldsmar, Florida
Reviewed October 4, 2013

This place needs a good cleaning. An inch of dust under the beds, on top of the TV (Old tube type) and cobwebs hanging from the pictures from the walls. Eeww... Only soap and some small towels provided.

2Thank BWRW-FL
Gurnee, Illinois
Reviewed August 11, 2013

DO NOT STAY HERE! You are better off sleeping in your car. This place has gone from bad to worse. Luckily, we asked to see the room before we gave them any money. We checked it out last summer only to find the room looked like a prison cell and decided to stay elsewhere. This summer, finding ourselves looking for...

6Thank diane7272
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Address: 4411 East US Highway 12, Michigan City, IN 46360-1944
Location: United States > Indiana > Michigan City
Price Range: $56 - $71 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Golden Sands Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 31
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