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Dunes Waterfront Resort
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Mears
Reviewed September 4, 2013

My husband and I took our son for a 4 day weekend to Mears Michigan, we stayed at the Dunes Waterfront Resort right on the beach. This was such a clean and updated hotel and the staff was so friendly. I would defitnetly recommend this to everyone, while you are there, you have to go ride a dune buggy on the the sand dunes, great time and great memories

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 3, 2013

Me and my husband had an awesome time in this resort. Our room had the view of lake side...it was so much fun..I would definitely recommend it to everyone. The room was comfortable and the staff and service was very good

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 30, 2013

This is a great family place to stay. Clean, friendly and right on Silver Lake with restaurants, gift shops and other conveniences within walking distance. Our two bedroom suite was accommodating and had a great layout with the master suite in the back with it's own big closet. The entrance to the suite lead to a hallway, not a bedroom, that was cool. They had a really nice activity area on the top floor with a shallow pool and jacuzzi, an outdoor deck facing the lake and an arcade. The property had its own beach, pier and playgroud and an area where someone set up a net for volleyball or badminton (not the hotel's because it was down the next day). We did spend the day at the gorgeous Lake Michigan beach in Mears, which is very convenient, but Lake Michigan water was experiencing a little algae. It was swimmable, didn't bother me, didn't stick in the kids' hair or clothes after washing, not too bad.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 23, 2013

I went on a couple's outing for about 4 days up to Mears, Michigan for their Sand Dunes. We went back and forth comparing the Comfort Inn, the American Host Inn (both in Hart, Michigan) and the Dunes Waterfront Resort. We ultimately choose the Resort and it was so worth it to be that close to the lake and the Sand Dunes (within 2 minutes drive to dunes entrance) and to be completely immerse in the town of Mears. The other two hotels were about 15-20 minutes away.

We got the king size bed with the whirlpool, also worth getting, as the hotel comes with a pool but it is only 3'10'' deep and is heavily populated with children. The whirlpool was definitely worth it as we used it every day instead of going to the pool upstairs.

Room was very clean and staff was very nice.

Housekeeping could be a bit slow and resort did not have a restaurant but there are so really good places in town. Also does not have a fitness center but the dunes are great exercise.

Room Tip: Choose a room with a view of the lake if possible, better view than the parking lot.
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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank Samantha J
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Reviewed August 14, 2013

We stayed at the Dunes Waterfront Resort overnight. We enjoyed our stay. The room was clean and comfortable, and everyone we encountered was friendly. My son (age 10) especially loved the pool. It's located on the 4th floor, and it is perfect for kids. The deepest part of the pool is 3'10", and the shallow end was about 1'. My son is not a confident swimmer, yet he felt very comfortable in this pool and played for hours. For adults, there is a hot tub. The area around the pool was very well-appointed with tables and chairs, as well as little sitting areas off to the side where people could gather and chat. There is a small game area near the pool, as well. We liked the beach area outside, too, and my son played in the sand and on the swings. We were close enough to walk over to the local restaurants and it was easy to get to any of the area attractions. If I'm in the area again, I would love to stay at this place.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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2  Thank Skye9988
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Reviewed August 12, 2013

Our family comes to Silver Lake, MI annually to take our Jeep out on the dunes. For the past three summers we have stayed at the Dunes waterfront resort and have always been very pleased. The hotel is clean and everyone is very friendly. They have plentiful parking reserved for trailers which is no additional cost. Two thumbs up.

  • Stayed: August 2013
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Reviewed August 7, 2013

Dunes is a super clean resort. I travel for a living and stay in Marriott and Hilton Hotels and This little hotel was cleaner than many of them. Carpet, walls, linens, windows---all clean and in great repair. From the inside our room looked like new construction. The owners were on site and very helpful and kind. We really wanted a lake view king but they didn't have one when we booked so she put us in a handicap queen on the first floor. Still had a great view of the sunset.

The photos on their website made it look like their beach was small and dingy and after the sand wall there is a drop off. I am including my own photos as this is not true. The beach was 50 steps from our sliding door, much closer than the web photos look. You just cross a driveway (not a road) and a few feet of green lawn. The sand is clean, had volleyball net and benches and swings. The wall is really just a continuation of a boardwalk around silver lake. And if you jump or step down off the wall you are only ankle deep in clear Silver Lake.

If you have to go to Silver Lake (which is not for everyone-think tons of kids activities, happy noisy families, not romance) then this is the best choice.

  • Stayed: August 2013
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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 - $109 (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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