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Dunes Waterfront Resort
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Mears
Reviewed September 4, 2012

This hotel has a great view and was a great starting point for many adventures. There are boat rentals right next to the hotel and the view of the dunes were spectacular across the lake. The only thing that it lacked was a beach that you could swim into as there was only a pier. There was a playground and sand volleyball for the kids though. The pool was small but very nice and the pool area was very clean with a relaxing environment. I was glad that we stayed there because we had a limited amount of time there but because of the location we spent all of our time having a great time hiking,kayaking, and climbing the dunes!!!

Room Tip: Stay on the lake side unless you like looking at a parking lot. The sun also sets right over the lak...
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  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 26, 2012

Love this hotel. Staff were so nice and helpful. We were on the main level with walk out to the beach. You could see the Dunes right from our room. Rooms were clean and quiet. The location is amazing, close to everything. Wish we could have stayed longer! Will be back next summer.

Room Tip: Get a room that faces the water. Walk outs are great! Try the amusement park that you can walk to...
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  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 10, 2012

Stayed here at the end of a 55 mile bike ride. They were very nice. We had ground floor rooms with instant access to the lake. The rooms were modern and nicely kept. The hotel was clean and the accommodations were good. Overall, a good motel located right on the lake.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 31, 2012

Had low expectations when we made a last minute reservation in July. Expected typical "tourist trap" accommodations. Waterfront resort surprised me. Place is clean and well maintained. Waterfront rooms have pleasant view from balconies of Silver Lake with sunset over the dunes nightly. Rooms have refrigerators but no microwave so you need to eat out. Motel has no restaurant or room service. Boat rentals just in front of resort. Free in room WIFI, but at least verizon phones have no signal.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 25, 2012

We planned a last minute trip to the Dunes Waterfront Resort at Silver Lake Michigan. We called the day before we left and talked to Barbara, she was very helpful and friendly and took care of our reservations and answered all our question. Having never been to this hotel we packed up an took off. We were cheerful meet at the front desk and given our room key. Our room was large, beautiful and very clean. During our stay the staff happily meet all our needs. They suggested places to eat, points of interest and always with a helpful smile. The area around Sliver Lake was amazing, beautiful sunsets over the Dunes, quiet roads to stroll and lots of small towns to investigate. We had a great time and are planning our next trip to this hotel. The price was a great value and much more cost effective than other hotels in the area.

Room Tip: Book early if you would like a lakeview room with a balcony or patio. It is worth the additional $1...
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  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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4  Thank Vicki R
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Reviewed June 25, 2012

Had a great time at Dunes Resort. We stayed in a double Queen lakeside room from June 17-22. Great hotel and staff. Five nights and one night was free which you can't beat. Spent time on Lake Michigan shore, rented a Jeep and rode the Dunes and relaxed. Most come here to relax or with families to enjoy the water. This is not Chicago or NYC so don't expect to find excitement or round the clock entertainment. Some who wrote bad reviews must be the privileged who are used to staying at 4 & 5 star hotels where the staff will wait on them like personal servants and give them every request possible. My wife and I will make another visit this year sometime without our 19 yo daughter, who like most 19 yo kids are bored unless a friend comes along. Thanks for everything Dunes Family Resort.

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6  Thank Riveras
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Reviewed June 23, 2012

We spent 3 nights here on a recent trip to Silver Lake. I had found this hotel online and it seemed to be just what we wanted. I called and spoke to this wonderful lady, who it turns out was THE OWNER! What? How often has that happened to you? With advance booking and taking advantage of a june special, this hotel was just the perfect spot for us. We had a large, clean room overlooking the dunes and lake. Our room was large and oh, so quiet. We were able to rent bikes right at the hotel, and even get recommendations on places to eat. Would definitely stay there again.

Room Tip: Dune side on the third floor. Balconies are worth the little extra.
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  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Dunes Waterfront Resort

Address: 1180 N Shore Dr, Silver Lake, Mears, MI 49436-9203
Location: United States > Michigan > Oceana County > Mears
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Mears
Price Range: $108 - $154 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Dunes Waterfront Resort 2*
Number of rooms: 74
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Four story hotel overlooking Silver Lake and the Silver Lake Sand Dunes. Located in the center of town and close to area restaurants and attractions. Only accommodations in Silver Lake that provide a fire alarm system and sprinkler system for your comfort and safety. ... more   less 
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