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Sierra Sands Family Lodge

7990 W Hazel Rd Silver Lake, Mears, MI 49436-8605
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Update from hotel: This property is temporarily closed until 05/28/2020.
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#1 of 3 hotels in Mears
Newest family friendly lodging at Silver Lake Sand Dunes. Featuring Kid’s Suites with separate cozy bunkroom for children to enjoy their own TV/Play Station as well as a Two Bedroom Family Suite. Standard Rooms include two queen beds, flat screen TV, DVD player. Heated outdoor pool and spa, inviting park area, equipped with basketball area, playground equipment, picnic tables and grills. Experience the thrill and beauty of Silver Lake Sand Dunes and the beautiful beaches of Lake Michigan.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bicycle rental
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
Self-serve laundry
Hot tub
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
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Air conditioning
Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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I Love to stay here when I visit the Silver Lake Sand Dunes. I have stayed here more times than I can count and return every time. The nice thing about that is that the owner usually rewards my loyalty with a 20% discount. Family run place where you are part of the family and that is very apparent with the friendly staff. Rooms are a bit dated but always clean and comfortable. Make this your first choice if they have vacancy. Plenty of parking for your toys and haulers. Thank you guys for always making our stay great!
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Every year we holiday at Sierra Sands just before the end of the season. This place is always clean, accommodating and well kept, even After they’ve gone through the season. All this and they have better service than the other two local options. We will book again for 2020, for sure.
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First off, let me start by saying that the positives for this lodge are the location! It is perfectly located! As for the negatives- outdated furniture & decor, questionable cleanliness, & a strong mildew/musty odor in the room, not to mention, the hot water was out. I usually don’t leave reviews, but I always read them when booking my family vacations! With that being said, I read the reviews for this place & while many people were saying it was a bit outdated, I was ok with that because we were only staying for 1 night. So no big deal. However, my family & I were very disappointed. The first thing that we noticed upon entering the room was the smell. It stunk like mildew or mold. It’s hard to describe, but definitely unforgettable! While the room appeared clean, it was just hard to believe that it actually was due to the smell! As for the furniture, yes it was outdated & left us wondering “How in the world people rated this hotel/lodge anything higher than a 3 on Trip Advisor?” To be honest, I am ok with outdated furniture & decor, I am not ok however with questIonable cleanliness! But again, we were only staying for 1 night, so we just decided to stay out of the room most of the day until late into the night. As for breakfast, cinnamon rolls, doughnuts, coffee & water, but no juice. I can assure you that this place is a 3 rating hotel at best! While the owner was friendly & courteous, we definitely will not be staying at this lodge in the future! This type of hotel/lodge is just not for our family. As for Trip Advisor, the rating for this place is very deceptive! I urge all of you to read the reviews carefully! P.S. (FYI- There is no maid service & no elevator to the second floor, only stairs.)
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Response from SierraSands, Owner at Sierra Sands Family Lodge
Responded Aug 12, 2019
First, I would like to apologize for not meeting Your expectations we do strive to provide a clean inviting place for families to stay. Second, I would like to say thank you for pointing out some of the issues that you had with your stay. We are continually investing in the property to keep it up to date and relevant and sorry we missed the mark for your family. We did unfortunately have a blower go out on one of my hot water heaters last week and it was replaced the following day. As for housekeeping, service is provided daily but with a one night stay you would not have received it, but would have been more than welcome to stop at the front desk for new linen or room supplies. Again I am sorry we didn’t provide you the accommodations you expected but appreciate the feedback so we can continue to improve.
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Everything is clean and the staff treat you like family! Our kids loved the large outdoor pool and hot tub before and after a day at the dunes. We needed to do an unexpected load of laundry and they even had detergent and fabric softener available at the front desk. Sean and Pam are awesome! We will definitely be back again.
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Response from SierraSands, Owner at Sierra Sands Family Lodge
Responded Aug 12, 2019
Thank you for choosing to stay with us and taking the time to write a review.
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This is a great place to stay. The employees are very friendly. The place is very clean. It is located close to town but is still quiet and peaceful. I would stay here again, without a doubt. I highly recommend staying here.
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Response from SierraSands, Owner at Sierra Sands Family Lodge
Responded Aug 12, 2019
Thank you!!! Can’t wait to see you again!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sierra Sands Family Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Sierra Sands Family Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Silver Lake Sand Dunes (0.8 miles), Little Sable Point Lighthouse (3.2 miles), and Silver Lake State Park (2.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Sierra Sands Family Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Sierra Sands Family Lodge?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Sierra Sands Family Lodge?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Sierra Sands Family Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Sierra Sands Family Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Silver Lake Chicken Shack, Golden Sands Bucket Bar, and Open Hearth Grille & Bar.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Sierra Sands Family Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Sierra Sands Family Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.