Sun And Sand Hotel

Sun And Sand Hotel

891 Port Austin Rd, Port Austin, MI 48467-9650
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Room #1. 2 doubles beds. No refrig. Just the basics.
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#4 of 5 hotels in Port Austin
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Cleanliness
4.3
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4.3
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Sun And Sand Hotel is an excellent choice for travelers visiting Port Austin, offering a quaint environment alongside many helpful amenities designed to enhance your stay.

Free internet access is offered to guests, and rooms at Sun And Sand Hotel offer air conditioning, a refrigerator, and a kitchenette.

Guests of Sun And Sand Hotel are also welcome to enjoy a pool, located on site. For travelers arriving by car, free parking is available.

While staying in Port Austin, you can check out a popular cafe like The Lighthouse Cafe, which is serving up some great dishes.

If you’re looking for things to do, you can check out The Huron County Nature Center & Wilderness Arboretum, which is a popular garden amongst tourists.

Enjoy your stay in Port Austin!

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Cheryl G wrote a review Mar 2024
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I've been coming here every summer for many, many years. Gary and his family always make us feel so welcome. The place is always very clean inside and out. The pool is amazing as well as the community fire pit. The place is on the older side but I'll take clean, relaxing and comfortable over modern amenities any day. This place is a gem!
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Date of stay: June 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled with family
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clarsen847 wrote a review Aug 2022
Barrington, Illinois8 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Accommodations were modest and clean. surroundings and grounds are pleasant for relaxing out doors. Rooms are adequate for a couple but not large enough to bring children unless infants. Rates are fair and the management was pleasant.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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njb1974 wrote a review Jun 2011
Lake Orion, Michigan1 contribution11 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Me and my family go here every summer and we love it! The rooms are always very clean. There is a pool that we love to lounge around all day. The owners make us feel like family. And if you like camping atmosphere, but do not like to camp, this place feels like camping at night. There is a fire pit out front and everyone who stays there can roast marshmellows and tell stories. There is a short path to the beach and you can sit out on the beach at night and look at the million stars in the sky. It is a great place and I look forward to going up there every summer.
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Date of stay: August 2010
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled with family
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Go25242 wrote a review Jun 2003
lake orion, mi1 contribution9 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
i have stayed at the sun n sand motel over the last 3 years or so. i usually stay on 3-8 weekends each year. mostly in the summer and early fall, when the salmon fishing is good. the pool is heated and clean and feels great after being on the water all day. the rooms are not fancy but are always very clean and everything is in working order. and the location is perfect only a little over a mile west of town. the owners live on site and always greet the guests with a smile. keeps me coming back!!
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notatraveler1 wrote a review Jul 2010
Detroit, Michigan1 contribution8 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
If you want a clean- almost pristine place to stay this is it. The room was basic bed and bath...not fancy, but perfect for what I wanted. I also enjoyed the pool.
The motel has a very friendly enviroment and as a single woman I felt very safe.
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Date of stay: July 2010
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled solo
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tymetraveler222 wrote a review Aug 2009
Bay City, Michigan6,754 contributions2,469 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We recently spent one weekday night here, right before the big weekend of Cheeseburger in Caseville Festival. The night was hectic and this small motel was about the only place left that had a room, and they still had their sign on late at night. Owners are very, very friendly, helpful people. We paid $84-which is a lot for the room you get, but I imagine all the rooms in town were on the expensive side. The room itself is very basic-queen bed (that is not the most comfortable, but the pillows were the worst ...), a desk/chair, one armchair, dresser/TV stand. Old decor, but that is actually somewhat charming...the bathroom was all tiled and kept up nicely (shower only, no tub in this room). There is a window A/C; but you can still open the windows if you so choose-not many motels or hotels allow that nowadays. Very clean. There is a heated pool; there is a nice firepit area and large lawn with picnic table to gather on. I highly recommend this small family owned motel in Port Austin.
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Date of stay: August 2009
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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barnet38 wrote a review Jul 2014
Detroit, Michigan287 contributions101 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
This is a nice motel just out of Port Austin. The owners were friendly and recommended some local restaurants and things to do upon check in. We had a one queen bed room, which included cable TV, A/C, use of the pool and fire pit, beach access (short walk across the street), and coffee in the morning. The price was excellent ($85/ night during peak season). The room and bathroom were very clean. If you are particular about shampoo and conditioner, be sure to bring something from home.

You need to bring your own beach towels if you plan on using the pool or the beach.

There was no wifi in this motel and our phones were on extended service during our time in the Port Austin area. Be sure to bring a charger because your battery will drain quickly during your stay in the thumb.
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Date of stay: July 2014
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Inspire9658 wrote a review Nov 2003
1 contribution5 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
When I got there, it was a mess. The price was very high to for in the winter.
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Date of stay: January 2005
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Sunshine and R wrote a review Jul 2015
Chesterfield, Michigan25 contributions22 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Upon arriving, I noticed ashtrays lining the window edge of every room. (I should have taken that cue and moved on to another hotel.) When one goes up north, fresh air is ideal. Unfortunately, we had to shut our windows and utilize the a/c unit. Our neighbor not only had a "cig" outside his room every 30 minutes, but continued to remind us that smoking is un-healthy by coughing and hacking up phlegm, then spitting it onto the ground (yes, I could hear it smack on the ground). This spell of his continued through the night and into the early morning. TIP #1: allow smoking 50 feet from rooms. Create a designated smoking area. The second challenge of this hotel was that the TV was LITERALLY hanging by a twist-tie from the wall mount. This posed a safety hazard...especially for my 2 & 6 year old girls. Thankfully, my husband was able to lift it off the wall mount and place it on a chair. TIP #2: check your rooms for obvious safety issues. The last thing I want to mention is that the people who run this hotel are extremely nice folks. The pool and the charm of the folks who run it give this place it's stars. I marked it down solely for the fact of our sleepless night, too close for comfort smoking areas and dangerous TV mounts. One last recommendation would be to provide guests with a small map (literally, just a copy of a drawn out map) of where to eat and where to swim. Pointing to an area across the street made us feel uneasy...we didn't understand where exactly public swimming was allowed. Also, we didn't know about going to Caseville, ect., for beach experience. It would have been nice to know where we could rent boats for Turnip Rock access. I feel like we missed out on everything the thumb had to offer ;-(. Needless to say, we will not be back.
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Date of stay: July 2015
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
1.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: Unless you smoke, don't go here.
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tonyteuton wrote a review Sep 2013
Royal Oak, Michigan9 contributions8 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We were lucky someone cancelled their reservation and we were able to stay at the Sun and Sand. The motel was very clean, the owners very accommodating and the property had a nice pool and areas where families could have a cook out or just socialize. They even had a fire pit that brought a lot of the guests out in the evening. Simple and reasonable - what more could you ask for?
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Date of stay: August 2013
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Lynne C asked a question Jul 2016
Lake Placid, Florida7 contributions4 helpful votes
Do they accept a small dog?
Jennifer G asked a question Jul 2015
Grand Ledge, Michigan
wheres the beach
Answer from Dap0711
Bad Axe, Michigan433 contributions36 helpful votes
Across the street from room 1 there is a wide trail that takes you down there:)
muffyt wrote a tip Sep 2015
Cincinnati, Ohio72 contributions55 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Kitchenettes are a great value to save on meals."
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bigpar wrote a tip Jul 2015
Jerome, Michigan33 contributions15 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"A/C in all rooms, ours worked well. Wifi wasn't strong enough to reach in the room..."
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Sunshine and R wrote a tip Jul 2015
Chesterfield, Michigan25 contributions22 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Unless you smoke, don't go here."
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Hikerrrr53 wrote a tip Jul 2015
Sterling Heights, Michigan7 contributions1 helpful vote
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"rooms on either side of the service area would be the quietest since you only have neighbors on one side."
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Bernadette B wrote a tip Aug 2012
Vassar, Michigan35 contributions59 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"I don't think there are any bad rooms."
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sun And Sand Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Sun And Sand Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Port Crescent State Park (3.3 miles), Port Austin Marina (2.0 miles), and Port Austin Farmers Market (1.8 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Sun And Sand Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Sun And Sand Hotel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
Is parking available at Sun And Sand Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Sun And Sand Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Farm Restaurant, The Bank 1884 Food & Spirits, and The Fireside Inn.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Sun And Sand Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Sun And Sand Hotel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Port Austin History Center (2.9 miles).
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