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Sierra Sands Family Lodge

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Columbus, Ohio
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 June 2013

Stayed at Sierra Sands Hotel during Memorial weekend 2013. The hotel is family owned and run which gives it a very warm and personal experience. The room was clean, cozy and comfortable and even came with a small fridge to keep our left over pizza from "The pizza factory" which has some of the best pizza i've had ( i've... More 

3 Thank Sunburn74
SierraSands, Owner at Sierra Sands Family Lodge, responded to this review

Thank You for the great review! We are glad to here you had a great time and that the presence of security made a difference for you. Look forward to seeing you in the future. More 

Romulus, Michigan
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11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 May 2013

Stayed here with the wife and kids, 3 boys, in a room with the bunk beds...awesome time. Great time in Silver Lake with lots to do. We will be back soon with the family for another memorable family vacation. My kids can't wait!!! The place is super clean and they respond to your every need.

2 Thank Wingsfan1
SierraSands, Owner at Sierra Sands Family Lodge, responded to this review

Thank You for the great review! Loved having your family stay with us and look forward to seeing you again. More 

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19 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2013

We stayed here one night in June, we were driving up the coast and just happened upon this spot. The staff member that checked us in was really helpful and gave us a lot of recommendations on how to spend our time in the area in the morning. They set us up with a Razor J's Sand Dune experience and... More 

2 Thank Andrea B
Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2012

Was photographing the last of the fall color in the Hart, MI area, but there was a massive low pressure storm with lots of rain for a few days. Checked out early Sat. a.m. from another area motel, ready to make the drive back to Chicago when the rain began to unexpectedly clear on 10/20/12. So at about 10 am... More 

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SierraSands, Owner at Sierra Sands Family Lodge, responded to this review

Thank You for the great review, and we are glad your photo shoot was successful! More 

Chicago, Illinois, United States
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2012

We went here (2 families) and decided to come back next year as soon as we parked our car. From the entrance all the way to their BBQ yard at the back is very relaxing. The staff are very helpful and courteous. Coffee and Tea are a plus (almost all day fresh). Rooms are are exceptionally clean like a 5... More 

3 Thank Mika S
SierraSands, Owner at Sierra Sands Family Lodge, responded to this review

Thank You very much for your review! We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you again next year! More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 September 2012

The lodge staff were rude, offensive, and treated my friend and me--hard-working, young professionals in our 30's who traveled to Silver Lake for a relaxing weekend--like we were hooligans. Additionally, I would not recommend the place to families looking for a quiet, kids-friendly respite due to the large number of young revelers hanging out in the parking lot and drinking... More 

1 Thank k s
SierraSands, Owner at Sierra Sands Family Lodge, responded to this review

We apologize that you were not happy with your stay at Sierra Sands Family Lodge, and do appreciate your honest feedback. However, we disagree with your portrayal of the area and our property. Silver Lake Sand Dunes is a family destination and offers a lot of great activities for people of all ages, and our property does offer family friendly... More 

Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2012

This past weekend was the worst I have been treated by a hotel in a very long time. After 1 night (that of course they insisted I pre-pay for) we received a call that my girlfriend's grandmother was dying. The staff accused me of lying to get out of a second night (why would I want my trip cut short),... More 

2 Thank jamesbain
SierraSands, Owner at Sierra Sands Family Lodge, responded to this review

We would like thank this guest for his feedback, it is important as a small business is to listen when guests are not satisfied with their experience. This guest is correct in his recount of our payment policy at check in as well as our $50 early departure fee. While we would never question a guests reason for requiring an... More 

Warren, Michigan
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2012

Wanting to stay near the beautiful Silver Lake Sand Dunes my kids and I loved our stay! Within walking distance to restaurants, entertainment, and the dunes. There is bike rental at the front desk as well. The room was immaculate!The pool and hot tub were clean and towels were provided at the front desk so you don't have to use... More 

2 Thank Jennifer B
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73 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2012

Trip up the coast with the family and trying to stay and eat at small, locally owned places. As you can imagine in this day and age, it is always "interesting" to come around the final corner and see what you are in for. In this case, you could not ask for anything better. It was old school in layout,... More 

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Plymouth, Michigan
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48 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2012

We arrived late Friday night and it was nice that the pool was open until 10pm for our girls to swim a bit after the long drive. The pool and hot tub were very nice. There is a great fire pit behind the motel, which is divided from the parking area by large evergreens. We had a fire both Friday... More 

1 Thank lovinlifeinmichigan

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Hot Tub
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Kitchenette
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Parking
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 

Additional Information about Sierra Sands Family Lodge

Address: 7990 W Hazel Rd, Silver Lake, Mears, MI 49436-8605
Region: United States > Michigan > Oceana County > Mears
Price Range: RM262 - RM689 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 41
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“No elevator if your room is on the second floor.”
 of 5 bubbles JorgeCurioso, 18 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Rooms on lower level are better if you have lots of luggage & items to haul.”
  • Patio area, beautiful flowers & well kept grounds.
 of 5 bubbles vee201, 10 Aug 2016 | Read review
“A room at the very end on the second floor on the west side...”
 of 5 bubbles marrd57, 2 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Be sure to mention if you have a truck & trailer. Ask for lower floor room on larger parking lot side.”
 of 5 bubbles jjstreit, 18 Jul 2016 | Read review
“kids suites is perfect for the kids”
 of 5 bubbles T3833FGlisac, 27 Jun 2016 | Read review
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