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Sierra Sands Family Lodge
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Mears
Certificate of Excellence
Naperville, IL
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14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
“Very nice - very clean - very comfortable”
Reviewed September 1, 2009

We had a great time in Silver Lake and this motel was really nice. VERY clean & comfortable. Everything we could want in a small town motel. Clean pool & spa, t-shirts, hoodies & postcards available in office. My daughter forgot her toothbrush & went to (hopefully!) purchase one and was given one complimentary. Not a Marriott but that's not what we were expecting ~ just a small town motel with very friendly hosts. Drove to town but probably could've walked. Located right next to Parrot's Landing where we rented a Jeep and drove the dunes.

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Ann Arbor, MI
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Reviewed August 28, 2009

We had a nice stay at Silver Sands. Good pool and friendly staff. My only comment would be that the toilet/shower was not checked each day by the cleaning staff, which is generally needed with travelers that have small children. Otherwise, this was a great location and just what we needed.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled with family
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Detroit
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Reviewed August 25, 2009

I am so disgusted with this hotel. I pulled up to what appeared to be a cute little hotel. The folks at the front desk seemed nice. When I first went to the bathroom I noticed they really didn't put effort into cleaning it and putting in brand new rolls of toilet paper or clean the tub... the maids were only about 16 years old. I layed down after a long day and I noticed something crusty on my bed sheet, if you know what I mean. I pulled that sheet off and fell asleep. This was the biggest mistake, I came home with ringworm! Don't sleep in the bed if you wana stay here!

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled with family
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SierraSands, Owner at Sierra Sands Family Lodge, responded to this review, January 9, 2010
Our staff and/or management was never informed by this guest of the issue mentioned in this review. All of our rooms are personally inspected by the owner prior to a guest check-in.

Our other reviews speak highly of our property and customer service.

Bob & Marilyn Henry, Owners
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Beverly Hills, MI
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed August 25, 2009

I did a lot of research for a NEEDED vacation. This motel was excellent: Great OUTSIDE pool and spa, very clean, very friendly staff, and good location. I also checked out the Dunes Waterfront Motel. It is on Silver Lake, but not really. You can't swim in the Lake from the motel (although it does provide sunset views for 1/2 of the rooms. Poor indoor pool). None of the motels I found are actually on the water (very common situation for Michigan). "Must Do" activities: Mac Woods Dunes Rides (beautiful, fun, mildly thrilling, well narrated. $16. Highly recommended!). Swimming in our beautiful Lake Michigan! Dune Driving: Rent a Jeep (go w/tour is easier). Dune buggies look cooler but only seat 2. Jeep: If you want to drive independently, $300 deposit (CC), plus proof of personal ins. on your car). $95/hour. Get instructions on how to drive the dunes! Option #2: You drive a Jeep led by guide. Less opportunity to drive aggressively/get in trouble, but no deposit/ins. needed. $115/for 1.5 hours. Craig's Cruisers go-go carts, big mini-golf. We took in Country Dairy tour, too, in nearby New Era...it was great! A rare opportunity to tour a working dairy farm. (It didn't even smell bad, free samples of the f-r-e-s-h-e-s-t milk you'll ever have. Ice cream, great cheeses, too :-).) The Sierra Sands has a Package that includes: Mac Woods, Craig's Crusers, and Ice Cream. Their staff was very helpful in guiding us where to get to the beaches, too. AAA+++

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Shelby Twp. Michigan
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Reviewed August 23, 2009

We were looking for a place near the west coast of Michigan to enjoy the summer sun and see some of the sights on the west coast. Bob & Marilyn (owners & hosts) made us feel right at home from the first day, helping us locate different attractions, restaurants and providing us with maps and suggestions. We loved the small town community and the beauty of the area. Their staff kept the rooms and the pool area and lobby very clean and the continental breakfast was good, too! -love the cinnamon rolls!!!

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled with family
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Ohio
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Reviewed August 16, 2009

Convient location, nice small pool and hot tub, clean, nice basic rooms, friendly office personal. Great stay for the non camper crew to see beautiful sand dunes and Lake Michigan. Breakfast skimpy.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled with family
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Ohio
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Reviewed August 13, 2009

If you are going anywhere near the Sand Dunes in Michigan, the Sierra Sands is the ONLY place to stay. I have never been in a motel as clean or as friendly as this one. The owners are there everyday to attend to your every need....and the complimentary cinnamon rolls and other brekfast items are a definite plus! We are picky motel people (I check out the room before I let the kids come in to make sure it is OK), and this one was PERFECT! Not a blemish on the walls, not a speck of dirt in the place.....don't bother looking at other motels....this is the only place to stay!

I would also highly recommend Mac Woods Dune rides for those of you who would like to see the dunes but do not want to rent your own dune buggy.

  • Stayed August 2009, 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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