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Sierra Sands Family Lodge
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Mears
Certificate of Excellence
Chicago, Illinois
Level 3 Contributor
9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Great customer service and very friendly staff!”
Reviewed August 21, 2013

My family and I stayed here from 8/8/13 to 8/11/13. Reason why we chose Sierra sands was basically because of all the positive reviews I read. The other two motel resorts are closer to the lake but I am glad we chose Sierra sands resort. Sean and Pam were very very accommodating, friendly, and very knowledgable about the area. The amenities were all you couId ask for and the rooms were not bad at all for being somewhat of a motel resort. We had a great time at Silver Lake and would definitely recommend this place! Family friendly atmosphere all the way!!! We were very satisfied with our stay. Thanks to all the staff at Sierra Sands Resort!!! Hope to see you again soon!!!

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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SierraSands, Owner at Sierra Sands Family Lodge, responded to this review, August 26, 2013
Thank you for the review and we hope to see you again!
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Reviewed August 19, 2013 via mobile

This is the first time we have been to this area of Michigan. I am so happy that we stayed here. We have two boys ages 15 and 12 and they had a great time. Sierra Sands is clean well maintained and the pool hot tub area was very nice. All the staff was very nice and extremely helpful with where to go and eat. The fire pits in the back are a great place to meet others staying there and find out about their trips. Also the location is great close to everything but far enough away that you don't hear all the noise. We will more than definitely be back I highly recommend staying here... Thank you for a great weekend away :)

  • Stayed August 2013
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SierraSands, Owner at Sierra Sands Family Lodge, responded to this review, August 26, 2013
Thank you for choosing us for your lodging needs while you visited the Silver Lake Sand Dunes area! Happy you and your family had fun.
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Columbus, Ohio
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Reviewed August 19, 2013

We had a double room, which was larger and with higher ceilings than in most chain hotels. The room was very clean and although the hotel seemed full, it was quiet and we didn't hear our neighbors or the people above us. It's close to Silver Lake, although not right on it. The pool is great, also very clean. A very well cared for property. The breakfast cinnamon rolls and coffee were good. They also had other baked goods we didn't try. We enjoyed our stay and I would choose it again.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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SierraSands, Owner at Sierra Sands Family Lodge, responded to this review, August 26, 2013
Thank you, and we are glad you enjoyed your stay with us!
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Reviewed August 18, 2013

We stayed at Sierra Sands this past weekend and I was completely amazed! From the moment we checked in to the moment we checked out, it was perfect!! I'm used to staying in higher end hotels and without a doubt, Sierra Sands surpasses them all! The entire room was spotless! Almost sparkling it was so clean! (Lol) I always check the bathroom first, and it was spotless! The tile was is great shape and the tub was perfectly white! Almost as if the whole room was brand new! The microwave was clean, the mini fridge worked great, and the tv and DVD player were like new too! The carpet was clean, no stains, no loose wrinkles, and in great condition! The beds were comfy. I lifted the sheets and mattresses, ya know to check for bugs, and they were immaculate! They were like brand new! They have not 1 but 2 mattress pad covers to ensure cleanliness. There is a down comforter and a sheet on both sides of it and then another comforter on top. We had a late check out and saw the cleaning crew- they COMPLETELY strip the covers and bedding between guests, very nice knowing cleanliness is such a priority for a small resort in a very outdoorsy/camping town. The ac worked great! The walls were so thick we could not hear our neighbors! There is a window to the outside that can open (which was nice) but we could hear the kids voices (who were yelling). When I told Sean he was great! He said to call anytime and he would take care if it- on the 2nd night- absolute silence, it was great! Quieter than any hotel!! We didn't check out the pool but it had kids in it all the time, so it must have been nice! The breakfast was very simple but very good- cheeses, breads, cinnamon rolls, etc. Upon check out, we requested a slightly later check out and luckily they were able to accommodate, and were happy to do so! They have pretty fast wifi with a strong signal. (At NO fault of the resort- Sprint has no signal in the rooms. In fact most of the town has bad Sprint phone signal.---Just a heads up) The playground is nice, my son enjoyed it! Also the fire rings were very nice too!! In fact the whole resort is just perfect! Sierra Sands is perfectly located! Close to the dunes and activities but far enough to still be quiet! As far as food goes, make sure to read the reviews for them on trip adviser- we did and are glad we did! We heard some bad stories from other people about a few if the restaurants. When we were out of ideas, Sean was happy to recommend some! Will definitely be coming back year after year!! -- THANK YOU FOR A PERFECT VACATION SIERRA SANDS!

  • Stayed August 2013
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SierraSands, Owner at Sierra Sands Family Lodge, responded to this review, August 26, 2013
Thank you for your great review! We look forward to seeing you and your family year after year!
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Michigan
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Reviewed August 15, 2013

We were so impressed with Sierra Sands Family Lodge, that we intend on returning next year for another family vacation. The management and staff were very welcoming and informative. The rooms were clean and well serviced by housekeeping. We enjoyed sitting around the bonfire at night roasting marshmallows. The playground was a nice feature for our grandchildren to run around and play. The pool was clean and the water was warm, the hot-tub was super after a long day of hiking the sand dunes. Every morning fresh coffee and pastries were served in the lobby.
We absolutely loved our stay!!!

Room Tip: We liked being on the 1st floor in the center. It made getting in and out with children much easier.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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SierraSands, Owner at Sierra Sands Family Lodge, responded to this review, August 26, 2013
We look forward to seeing you again next year!
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Tenafly, United States
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Reviewed August 14, 2013

We were so pleased with our stay at this hotel. We were greeted by a member of the management family who took a great deal of time to answer all our questions about what to do in the area and where to eat. He was tremendously helpful. The hotel is clean and well run and the location is terrific. Although we did not travel with children, I was impressed by all the activities in the area that would keep travelers of all ages happy!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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SierraSands, Owner at Sierra Sands Family Lodge, responded to this review, August 26, 2013
Thank you for your review and we are glad you enjoyed your stay and the Silver Lake Area!
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Southfield, Michigan
Level 3 Contributor
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed August 13, 2013

Sierra Sands Lodge was Awesome! The staff were very friendly and very knowledgable about local activities and restaurants. The rooms were clean and I loved the idea of being able to sit around the fire pit at night and make smores with my family and friends. The hotel was close to everything and I loved the availability of bikes if we wanted to bike instead of drive to different locations. We had an awesome time and we're planning our return for 2014.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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SierraSands, Owner at Sierra Sands Family Lodge, responded to this review, August 15, 2013
Thank You for taking the time to fill out a review! It is great to know that you enjoyed the new fire pits. Look forward to seeing you next year.
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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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