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Sierra Sands Family Lodge
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Mears
Certificate of Excellence
Bradley, Illinois
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26 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“Best place to stay in the area!”
Reviewed August 15, 2012

Stayed for 5 nights, only had one of the standard double rooms but it was spacious and very clean. It had a refrigerator, microwave, and flat screen TV. Nicely decorated and continental breakfast was great! Cinnamon rolls, homemade coffee cake, breads, donuts, cheese, toast and coffee. Staff is very friendly and has great suggestions for things to do and places to eat. Short walk into the main area of Silver Lake. Nice pool, hot tub and there are bikes for rent. There was also a spacious area for bonfires and cookouts. Also free wi-fi, however, note that if you have Verizon cell service you will not get cell service in your room. I also have to agree with other reviewer that said the toilet paper was horrible, really our only complaint. We would go back!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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SierraSands, Owner at Sierra Sands Family Lodge, responded to this review, August 19, 2012
Thank You for the great revirew! We appreciate that feedback and are researching a better option that still works with our septic system. Thanks again and hope to see you next year.
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Black Jack, Missouri, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed August 15, 2012

I would stay here again. My wife who is very leary of hotel rooms was impressed at how clean and neat the rooms were. Each room has a hand painted light house mural on the wall.
The owners bent over backwards to answer questions and help plan our stay. Great location,great rooms, great people.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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SierraSands, Owner at Sierra Sands Family Lodge, responded to this review, August 19, 2012
Thank you for the review, I will make sure to pass on the kind words to the housekeeping team, they work really hard and it always good hear that people enjoy it. Thanks again!
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Farmington Hills, Michigan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed August 14, 2012

I cannot say enough about the owners and staff at this hotel!
I travel every week and stay in many different hotels. This hotel was a winner from the first moment to the very end of the long weekend.
Sean and the staff not only helped us get what we needed, but we were treated like old friends.
The rooms were so clean, the pool was fun, the firepit and picnic area gave us a lovely family gathering space and we were so grateful for the warmth, kindness and special treatment we received during our four day stay!
Thank you all for your amazing care, that is what hospitality is all about!

Room Tip: We loved the suite and the regular rooms, they fit various family needs.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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SierraSands, Owner at Sierra Sands Family Lodge, responded to this review, August 15, 2012
Thank You for the kind words and we are happy you had a great time! Hope to see you again.
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed August 14, 2012

Picked this place because of so many great reviews. Did not disappoint! Our family went there for a long weekend. We brought our atv's to ride at the dunes. It was a blast!! This hotel was conveniently located to the dunes, lake and shops.Rooms were so clean and accommodating with a microwave and fridge. They also had a nice little continental breakfast every morning. Property was spotless. Pool and hot tub were a great treat at the end of the day. Owners were extremely nice!! We really enjoyed ourselves and plan on making this a yearly trip =)

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Bolivar, Ohio
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Reviewed August 9, 2012

I read about sierra sands on trip advisor and it sounded like a great place to stay. It really was! The rooms were very clean, beds were comfortable, pool was fabulous. The only complaint I can think of was the toilet paper could be of better quality. We will definitely be back.

Room Tip: This is a two-story hotel. We were on the bottom so at night we did hear the people above us walkin...
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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SierraSands, Owner at Sierra Sands Family Lodge, responded to this review, August 15, 2012
Thank you for the great review, and we will look into some better TP options. Thanks again.
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Michigan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 276 helpful votes
Reviewed August 5, 2012

My nine year old son and I stayed in a kids' suite at the Sierra Sands Family Lodge, and it was wonderful. Our check in was quick, and the clerk who was working the front desk was friendly and informative. She took the time to pull out a map of the area and show us how to get to areas of interest. Our room was spotless and spacious. The kids' suite has a queen sized bed and t.v., a table and two chairs in the main area of the room. Then a small, walled-off area has a bunk bed for the kids, as well as a t.v. and videogame system. There are a microwave and fridge in the sink/vanity area. The bathroom is small, but it has a wide showerhead and hooks for hanging clothing or towels. The towels are wonderfully soft and fluffy.

In the evening, we went to the pool area. The pool is large and clean. The area around it is attractive and there is plenty of seating. There are towels available at the pool. My son played in the pool for over an hour, and enjoyed it quite well. The temperature was comfortable. There is a hot tub in the pool area, too, and several guests were in it.

I highly recommend this hotel. The staff members were all friendly and everything was well-maintained and clean. I had an excellent night's sleep in their very comfy bed. The parking is easy, too. They even have room for vehicles towing trailers at the back. We will be back to this hotel, and next time, we'll stay more than one night.

Room Tip: They have a second floor, but no elevator, so if you are disabled, request a ground floor room.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Napoleon, Ohio
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Reviewed August 2, 2012

Sean, his family and staff were fantastic ! We have not traveled to this area before and Sean and his staff do a great job of making you feel like family. It is very clean and the rooms are spacious with refridgerator and microwave. They are extremely friendly and all of his recommendations to restaurants were great. You are close enough to activities that you can walk, rent a bike to ride (available at their establishment) or just a short drive. Packages are available to take a tour of the dunes - which was AWESOME! Pool, hot tub, large playground area, fire pit area, and areas to grill those favorite foods make this a winner. For making last minute reservations - we were not disappointed. Will definitely recommend this lodge to family and friends ! Jodi S.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Property: Sierra Sands Family Lodge
Address: 7990 W Hazel Rd, Silver Lake, Mears, MI 49436-8605
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Location: United States > Michigan > Oceana County > Mears
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Mears
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 41
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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. ... more   less 
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