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The Saugatuck Retro Resort Motel

6190 Blue Star Hwy, Saugatuck, MI 49453-9695
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#1 of 5 motels in Saugatuck
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4.7
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4.9
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4.8
Value
4.7
The newly christened Saugatuck Resort Motel aims to build on the property's decades old reputation of family-owned quaintness and hospitality. The resort takes guests back in time to the days of small roadside motels where the owner checked you in complete with flashing neon signs, large grassy yards with big shade trees and cozy rooms.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Pool
Pool / beach towels
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
Private check-in / check-out
Outdoor pool
Fence around pool
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
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Air conditioning
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Microwave
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
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Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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Lance F wrote a review Oct 2023
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Looking for a quiet, friendly, immaculate, no-frills, reasonably priced place to stay? This is the one. The staff (Rob is his name) is just great; he’s accommodating and friendly and he has a good dog and he runs a wonderful establishment. Ira been there since 1955 but nothing is old or worn out. Highest recommendation!
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Millie H wrote a review Sep 2023
2 contributions1 helpful vote
Just finished a three-night stay at this motel with a couple of friends and we loved every day and night. Retro Rob was a wonderful host and very accommodating with recommendations and suggestions. The room was very clean and comfortable (especially the beds) with some modern amenities -- hair dryer, microwave, fridge and morning coffee. Will definitely stay here the next time I'm in Saugatuck!
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Room Tip: Traveling in September after Labor Day is great -- no large crowds and still plenty to see and do.
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Response from Retro Rob Goeke, Owner at The Saugatuck Retro Resort Motel
Responded Sep 17, 2023
So enjoyed hosting you and your lovely group! Best!
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Claudia D wrote a review Sep 2023
5 contributions10 helpful votes
We stayed ine night here as part of an end-of-summer getaway and enjoyed a quiet stay. The room was nice and clean, the bed very comfortable, good shower and tasteful decoration, not at all kitschy, but faithful to the motor lodge traditional form. Pretty pool and peaceful atmosphere. Go into town to eat and shop; come here to relax!
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Retro Rob Goeke, Owner at The Saugatuck Retro Resort Motel
Responded Sep 17, 2023
Thanks Claudia. So nice to meet you!
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Julie G wrote a review Aug 2023
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This motel is unlike any other place to stay. Very quaint and cozy. Beds were comfy and very nice shower. In the evenings we enjoyed a great bonfire with other guests. The host Rob is very accommodating and friendly and made sure guests were well taken care of personally. I'm sure if the weather had cooperated, we would have really enjoyed the pool.
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Date of stay: August 2023
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kristi r wrote a review Aug 2023
Carmel, Indiana5 contributions
We love this place. Beautiful gardens and lovely well appointed rooms. One of our favorite destinations. Rob , the owner, is delightful and does all he can to make your stay comfortable and enjoyable. Off the beaten path with a lovely pool, fire pit and grills if you choose to eat in. A yearly spot to visit !
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Retro Rob Goeke, Owner at The Saugatuck Retro Resort Motel
Responded Aug 24, 2023
Thanks Kristi. Always enjoy seeing you and Steve.
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Susan H wrote a review Aug 2023
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This place is heavenly! We needed a last minute getaway and found this oasis. After our week there, I was actually emotional about leaving. The room was very clean and the bed was comfortable. Friendly, helpful staff - Rob gave us lots of ideas of where to eat, what to see, and how to get around. Beautiful pool and grounds. Close to downtown Saugatuck, Douglas, and Holland. Peaceful, fun, relaxing!
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Response from Retro Rob Goeke, Owner at The Saugatuck Retro Resort Motel
Responded Aug 23, 2023
Thanks Sue. It was so nice to host you and Kurt for the week. I really enjoyed meeting you both and hope to see you again.
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ChrissyB4569 wrote a review Aug 2023
Chicago, Illinois11 contributions1 helpful vote
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Thank you for the amazing stay Rob!! We had such a great time! Your recommendations were perfect!! We felt so welcomed, comfortable and relaxed!! We loved the pool and the music!!! The rooms are so clean, such cute decor and comfy!! Everyone was so friendly! The location is close to so many things to do! All around great stay!!!! Can’t wait to visit again! Cheers!!
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Global61827906913 wrote a review Aug 2023
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GREAT PLACE!!! enjoyed our stay, room was nice and very clean! Everyone we had contact with was very nice! Owner was very helpful directing us on places to go and where to eat. We will defiantly be back!
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Rebecca R wrote a review Aug 2023
Chicago, Illinois3 contributions1 helpful vote
What a find! This was such a nice surprise, possibly the cleanest and cutest place I’ve ever stayed at. The grounds are beautiful and I couldn’t have asked for a kinder owner than Retro Rob. He was very attentive. Can’t wait to return.
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Jennifer T wrote a review Aug 2023
Shaker Heights, Ohio13 contributions7 helpful votes
Great getaway spot. Fantastic vintage motel setting creates fun retro vibe. Set apart from the busy downtown but close enough for easy access. Great community of travelers hosted by Rob, who is incredibly hospitable.loved our stay there.
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Saugatuck Retro Resort Motel
Which popular attractions are close to The Saugatuck Retro Resort Motel?
Nearby attractions include Saugatuck Dune Rides (1.7 miles), Oval Beach (3.5 miles), and Saugatuck Dunes State Park (2.5 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Saugatuck Retro Resort Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at The Saugatuck Retro Resort Motel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at The Saugatuck Retro Resort Motel?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at The Saugatuck Retro Resort Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Saugatuck Retro Resort Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Uncommon Coffee Roasters, Phil's Bar & Grille, and Everyday People Cafe.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Saugatuck Retro Resort Motel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to The Saugatuck Retro Resort Motel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Holland City Hall & Firehouse No. 2 (7.6 miles).
Is The Saugatuck Retro Resort Motel accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.