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Blue Star Motel

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#2 of 2 motels in Douglas
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4.8
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4.9
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4.7
Value
4.6
Nestled on the edge of the Blue Star Highway, the Blue Star Motel offers the luxury of a boutique hotel with all the convenience of a modern motel.Tastefully designed rooms with custom closets and refreshment centers, designer furniture, flat screen TV's and free wireless access awaits every guest. Each on-suite Patio room has access to a covered porch where you can sit and relax before heading to the hot tub and unwind as the sun sets over Lake Michigan.In the morning, head to the Waypoint Restaurant next door to savor a complimentary breakfast before heading out for another enjoyable day in the Douglas/Saugatuck area.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Hot tub
Free breakfast
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Private check-in / check-out
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Air conditioning
Desk
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Wardrobe / closet
Coffee / tea maker
Microwave
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Bottled water
Iron
Private bathrooms
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
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2.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Modern
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Rodney W wrote a review Oct 2023
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The smoke alarm 'chirped' multiple times during the night. An email was sent that did not receive a response requesting a 'discount on a future stay'. There are multiple concerns this situation raises, during a phone call I was informed that I should have called the emergency line, placing the blame for the situation squarely on myself. There was no one in the office during check in or check out, but I was supposed to know to call the emergency line that was not shared in anything that was sent.
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Date of stay: September 2023
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PLEM12 wrote a review Aug 2023
Michigan113 contributions40 helpful votes
I was really impressed by this place. It was super cute, updated, clean and comfortable. We would for sure stay again. I was messaged a couple hours before check in to let me know our room was ready and the pass code for the door. It is a bit of a walk but we did walk into Saugatuck for the day, no problem. Our room had a couch and a couple chairs separate from the bedroom which made it seem roomy. Didn't even seem like a motel.
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Craig D wrote a review Aug 2023
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A very cozy room with a comfy bed and a good sized tv. Just enough room for two people as a base for going out exploring. The shower was good and the room had access to the rear patio which was well maintained. Breakfast was provided and had a varied selection.
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Date of stay: May 2023
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Leslie H wrote a review May 2023
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My husband and I came to the area for the annual Tulip Festival. This motel was very reasonably priced and did not jack up their cost per night because of the festival the way that many other hotels we looked at did. We booked a standard queen room. The room was small but what it lacked in size, it made up for in quality. It was extremely clean, had a coffee maker, microwave, mini fridge, hair dryer, and small ironing board. The back of the room had a door that led to the backyard. Comfortable seating outside each room door under an overhang, a beautiful deck with tables and chairs to sit in sun or a covered area of the deck with comfortable couches, several Adirondack chairs around a fire pit a little further out in the yard, and a hot tub were all available for use. A continental breakfast was available each morning in a room similar to a sunroom. Rachel (the owner, I think) was so sweet. She replied quickly to my emails, was able to accommodate a couple of requests before we got to the motel and was very quick to help us with other requests we had while there. She even came to our room one afternoon to fix the tv after I screwed things up with the remote! I can’t recommend Blue Star Motel enough!
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Date of stay: May 2023
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Responded May 9, 2023
Thank you so much for the kind review! I'm so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us at the Blue Star Motel! It was so nice to meet you both! Kindly, Rachel
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rtinmo wrote a review Sep 2022
Missouri41 contributions2 helpful votes
This was last stop on 2 week trip to northern great lakes. After Sleeping Bear Dunes during the day, we chose this as our overnight on way home to Missouri. Much better than expected as were just looking for a simple quiet nights rest at fair price. Room clean and adequate. Park right in front of door. Back door to nice porch and recently added deck area. Hot tub looks brand new but we did not use. Several restaurants close. Breakfast was simple (no eggs etc,)
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Responded Sep 22, 2022
We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your stay with us!
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gawildcats wrote a review Sep 2022
Cumming, Georgia477 contributions135 helpful votes
This motel was a big disappointment and absolutely NOT worth the amount of money we paid. First of all, there is no one on site to assist. You get your room entry code via text and you are on your own. Although clean and quiet, the room is very small and dark. There is a lamp on one side of the bed and one across the room both sporting what appear to be 40 watt bulbs. There is also a small light over the microwave/refrigerator alcove. Reading while relaxing in bed after a long day of travel is not an option. I could only use my CPAP by putting it in the closet next to the bed and stretching the cords over. The closest electric outlet was on another wall. The toilet is not bolted securely to the floor, so it wobbles. The shower has absolutely no water pressure. It comes out as barely more than a trickle. The continental breakfast is almost non existent. It has high sugar juices, and all high carb bread products. Diabetics beware. It does answer the question of why we had to prepay when no other motel on our 3 week trip required it.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Responded Sep 22, 2022
We are so sorry you didn't enjoy your stay with us at the Blue Star Motel. Due to our size we are not for everyone. However we try to be as accommodating, affordable, clean, and comfortable for all. We are a small property built in the 50s with modern updates. Some things like additional lighting can't be addressed without re-hauls in the structure to install overhead lighting and expanding the size of the room to allow for two nightstands instead of one in some of the rooms. I wish I had known prior to your arrival so we could have accommodated your need for the CPAP machine and sleeping on the left side only. By the time you were checked in we were full and could not move you to a new room. In our email & when booking we communicate the mobile check in process as we don't like this to be a surprise for our guests. We also often recommend our sister property Starlite Resort which has a traditional lobby. However we did speak over the phone and were available by text so we are always close by, we also check on the property throughout the evening and in the morning. I believe you met with Walt one of our owners in the nook. And I checked on you in the morning to make sure your freezer pack froze in the fridge which you were concerned about. So though there is no lobby, our service is very attentive I believe. We immediately fixed the toilet upon your check out. It was a broken flange. It's common practice in Saugatuck / Douglas to take a deposit at the time of booking. I think smaller tourist towns practice this to help limit no shows as our season is very short and every reservation helps us succeed. I do hope the rest of your 3 week trip was delightful and again sorry you didn't enjoy your stay with us! Kindly, Rachel
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Jeff B wrote a review Jul 2022
New Haven, Indiana188 contributions40 helpful votes
Before we even arrived, we were texted a code to unlock our room. We had traveled all day and taken a Lake Michigan sailboat cruise. We stopped for supper at a local (like less than 1/2 a mile away) brewery for supper. Our room was spotless and relatively newly remodeled. Comfy, very comfy bed. According to my wife, the best bed of our trip. Outside the back of our room ( we had a back door) was a brand new patio w/ seating, tables and a large hot tub. We had the pleasure of meeting the owner as we had drinks on the patio that evening. He told all he had put into this location in the last year or so to bring it up to where it is now. Will definitely stay here again if we are ever in Saugatuck again.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Becky H wrote a review May 2022
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Pet friendly motel with a nice large gazebo and fire ring, and outdoor patio with seating. Continental breakfast to get the day started. Good reasonable rates. Small rooms but adequate for an individual or a couple. Rooms are cute and completely updated boutique motel. This was the only reasonably priced hotel available near Holland MI during Tulip Time. Very glad we found it and would definitely return. Could use more selection for breakfast like yogurt.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Diane H wrote a review Oct 2020
Vero Beach, Florida1 contribution
My husband and I spent only one night here when moving to Douglas. Immaculately clean, comfy bed, fluffy towels and large LG tv. What's not to like! A very good value and close to everything. The room is small, but in this great area you're mostly out and about.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Oat R wrote a review Oct 2020
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+ Locate in the good spot, convenient to travel + Decent Breakfast room + Nice back yard area with seating and hot tub + Coffee and breakfast restaurant 2 doors away - The room is a tat small compare to the price (I went during high season)
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Date of stay: September 2020
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$109 - $152 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Blue Star Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Blue Star Motel?
Nearby attractions include J. Petter Galleries (0.6 miles), Saugatuck Antique Pavilion (0.6 miles), and Water Street Gallery (0.4 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Blue Star Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Blue Star Motel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Blue Star Motel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Blue Star Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Blue Star Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Everyday People Cafe, The Farmhouse Deli & Pantry, and Saugatuck Brewing Company.
Is Blue Star Motel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.3 miles away from the center of Douglas.