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Old Harbor Inn

515 Williams St, South Haven, MI 49090-2513
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#6 of 12 hotels in South Haven
Old Harbor Inn is the only lodging property on the waterfront in downtown South Haven. Explore all of South Haven’s attractions, dining, wine tasting,shopping beaches, entertainment venues, parks and more all walking distance. Harbor View rooms have private balconies perched high above the water, with stunning panoramic views. Or choose the value minded Downtown View and Harbor Landing rooms. Also Deluxe Suites with fireplaces and Jacuzzi’s, and some with two bedrooms. At Old Harbor Inn, the views, the attractions, the fun, are all outside your door.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot bath
Non-smoking hotel
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Air conditioning
Private balcony
Flatscreen TV
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Jim S wrote a review Apr. 6
3 contributions1 helpful vote
Nice place literally nothing to complain about. Room was huge, clean and well decorated. Staff was friendly efficient and accommodating. Unique and comfortable. I would recommend to anyone planning to visit south haven.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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chris s wrote a review Mar. 2021
Muskegon, Michigan187 contributions45 helpful votes
Checked in on a Friday night stay this past weekend. The staff was fun, informative and helpful when checking in. They offered us a discount card to a restaurant where we already had reservations - bonus. We had a water front room that had a large bathroom and nice furniture. Comfy bed. I know it’s off season but the place was quiet - got a good night’s sleep. Parking is across the street - no big deal. You are within walking distance of everything downtown at this place. I would stay at this place again.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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640toddm wrote a review Mar. 2021
Chesterton, Indiana6 contributions
I'll say that location is good, but no parking keeps it from great. I can't imagine how bad it would be in the middle of the summer. Tons of places to shop, eat, and hike, this location is amazing. After spending over 600 dollars for a two night stay, I would expect someone to greet me with a smile, make me feel welcome, you know a general feeling of hospitality. NOPE. The lady at the front desk couldn't be bothered, looked bored, and irritated that I interrupted her. The only other person I encountered from this hotel was slightly more interested, tepid. Hospitality rating, zero. Part of the hospitality problem is, there are zero staff at night. Someone literally had a party in the reception area until 2am on our first night, the front desk was flummoxed as to what that could be. Second night kids were running throughout the entire hotel playing some version of tag. I know that is more of a poor parenting problem, but no staff, no one answering the phone? Maybe, mom and dad had a night out and locked the kids hotel harbor inn, hoping they would never leave. Quiet and peaceful stay, zero. The room, nice. I really don't mind the creaking floors, the amenities were solid. Whirlpool tub is six jets, OK. View of the Harbor, great. Curtain rod held up by tape? Fail. Very clean, smelled great and very spacious. I like the room key, could be classy place. All in all, I think the amount of travelers in the area will always meet demand. So, room rates will continue to be a premium while service is outclassed by motel 6. My recommendation, find a better stay, make the town a day trip.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
camperinvestigator wrote a review Nov. 2020
Michigan70 contributions25 helpful votes
When I checked in I was greeted by a very nice man I wish I would’ve gotten his name. All the safety Covid precautions were met he was very helpful and friendly. The room was very clean and comfortable and big and had everything that you wanted for a great visit. Just park the car, walk to the beach, walk to the stores and the restaurants and have a great weekend getaway in Southhaven
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
P9198LDjeffh wrote a review Oct. 2020
Ypsilanti2 contributions1 helpful vote
We had a suite (Room 2) and it was clean and fresh smelling. Nicely decorated, but due to COVID?, there were no eating utensils. Employees seemed surprised that our room had a cook top. Jake promptly brought us some, as well as a toaster. He was very friendly and helpful during our check-in, too. I would highly recommend staying here with one caveat. If you stay here during peak times (summer), be aware that there is a bar located between two of the buildings with outside seating. If you are a light sleeper, I imagine there could be normal "bar noise" until closing.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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US$111 - US$555 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Old Harbor Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Old Harbor Inn?
Nearby attractions include Michigan Maritime Museum (0.2 km), Decadent Dogs (0.1 km), and Michigan Theatre (0.05 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Old Harbor Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a hot tub, and parking.
Which room amenities are available at Old Harbor Inn?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
Is parking available at Old Harbor Inn?
Yes, parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Old Harbor Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Taste, Phoenix Street Cafe, and Clementines.
Is Old Harbor Inn located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.3 km away from the centre of South Haven.
Does Old Harbor Inn have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.
Is Old Harbor Inn accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.