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The Painted Turtle Inn

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Holland, Michigan
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Painted Turtle is a real treat! We stayed in the Vintner's Retreat that was spacious and on the first floor. High quality and comfortable. Christine, the Innkeeper, is fabulous and her food is AWESOME! We had a delightful breakfast. The location is just south of downtown St. Joseph and across the street from Lookout Park on Lake Michigan. There...

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Treasure Island, Florida
Reviewed 23 October 2016

St. Joseph is a lovely little town. The Painted Turtle was a great place to stay. The owners are very accommodating and want you to feel at home. The breakfasts were delicious and our room was very nice. We look forward to another visit.

1Thank jenniemccord
Reviewed 4 October 2016

My husband and I decided to get away for the Valentine's Day Weekend. He found this charming B&B on Tripadvisor and booked us for the weekend. When we arrived we were warmly greeted by the hostess. She offered us wine and cheese and took us on a tour. We were then lead to our room to relax. We stayed in...

1Thank Jen R
Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

What a great get away. The rooms are spacious, comfortable and cozy. Breakfast was delicious. The innkeeper were friendly and welcoming. The small details make this a top notch bed and breakfast. We will be back.

Thank Dee H
Reviewed 20 September 2016

The Painted Turtle Inn is a great place to stay. It's very comfortable accommodation in lovely surroundings. There are very large grounds surrounding the Inn and we enjoyed a walk around them while we were there. We stayed in the Dragonfly room which was really well appointed and quiet.

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Dallas, Texas
Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

My wife and I stayed here over Labor Day weekend and were pleasantly surprised with our experience. Usually we do not stay at B&B's but now I can see the appeal. The breakfast in the morning was awesome all three days and they even brought out French press coffee to drink. I would definitely recommend this hotel if you are...

Thank josh259
Reviewed 15 September 2016

Well, where do I start? Ok, the room - we had the Moonlight Serenade for 4 nights & loved it. It was spotless & extremely comfortable with a lovely ensuite which had an air bath as well as a large shower. The decor was superb too. The room had a large TV & an iPod docking station which was lovely...

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Indianapolis, Indiana
Reviewed 9 September 2016

If you ever have a chance to stay in St. Joseph, we would highly recommend The Painted Turtle Inn! Christine and Joel have taken care of every detail so that you don't have to worry about anything - from the warm welcome to the comfy bed to the luxurious bathroom to the local foods breakfast - so that you can...

2Thank psuebake
Brookline, Massachusetts
Reviewed 24 August 2016

We stayed in Dune Grass which faced the busy street. With the AC on and ear plugs, noise was not a real issue. The king bed was very comfortable and bathroom well appointed and attractive. The only issue we had was the very small portions offered for breakfast - e.g., small fruit cup and a small square of quiche. For...

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Christine S, Owner at The Painted Turtle Inn, responded to this review

We regret that you were disappointed in any way during your stay. We do strive to provide individual guest service that goes above and beyond what has become the norm these days. We wish you would have discussed your disappointments with us at the time you were here as we would have gone out of our way to rectify any...

Dayton, Ohio
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Highly recommend this B&B that is conveniently located within a few miles of beaches and shops! Warm & welcoming! This is a beautifully decorated B & B situated in an ideal location across the street from Lake Michigan. Very comfortable and clean, with fantastic hosts and breakfasts!!!


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The Painted Turtle Inn is a brand new bed and breakfast that is situated on Lakeshore Drive, overlooking the bluff and with each room offering vantage points highlighting Lake Michigan, our B&B is known for its location, luxury accommodations and gourmet breakfasts. The home features a completely redesigned interior to ensure a clean, quiet and comfortable experience for our guests. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Painted Turtle Inn

Address: 3205 Lakeshore Dr, Saint Joseph, MI 49085-2627
Region: United States > Michigan > Berrien County > Saint Joseph
Price Range: $245 - $284 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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“The Griffon and The Vinter are on the first floor. Nice location but can get loud with people going in and out of the house.”
 of 5 bubbles jenniemccord, 23 Oct 2016 | Read review
“I would definitely spend the extra to get the Vintner's Retreat. It will make a romantic getaway even more special.”
 of 5 bubbles 698jenr, 4 Oct 2016 | Read review
“The Dragonfly room is a lovely room upstairs at the back, looking over the gardens.”
 of 5 bubbles 151Anne, 20 Sep 2016 | Read review
“We would recommend a room on the 2nd floor.”
 of 5 bubbles psuebake, 9 Sep 2016 | Read review
“avoid street side”
 of 5 bubbles Dldluhr, 24 Aug 2016 | Read review
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