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The Sylvan Inn Bed & Breakfast

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6680 Western Avenue, P.O. Box 648, Glen Arbor, MI 49636
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The Sylvan Inn Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #2 of 3 Glen Arbor B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Port Charlotte, Florida
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29 reviews 29 reviews
4 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

2 twin beds with "very soft" mattresses. Hall tree, hooks with hangers, one large dresser with 4 lg drawers and 2 smaller ones at top. Queen Anne chair in corner, tiny sink near window (only one window in room) and two luggage racks. Room is on first floor near the "coffee" and "hot cocoa" area. There is a distinct smell... More

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Lennon, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Sylvan Inn is in the perfect location to enjoy Glen Arbor, walking distance to the entire downtown restaurants and shopping. Our room was quiet, clean and comfortable and the Innkeepers were helpful and friendly. They even helped us find a "hidden" beach that was wonderful. Breakfast good too. Highly recommend!

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Livonia, Michigan, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed at the Sylvan Inn in July for a long weekend, as we wanted to get away for our anniversary. When we booked the room, I was asked "how many years are you celebrating"? When I told him, I also asked if they had any anniversary specials or discounts....unfortunately, no. (so, then, why ask me how... More

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Madison, Wisconsin
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great room. We stayed in the treetop room, with lots of windows and light. At night we sat out on the balcony and there wasn't a sound anywhere. Breakfast was delicious with warm scones, fresh bread, cheese, fruit, cereal. The location couldn't have been better. We walked to restaurants, music, and L. Michigan. Almost deserted beaches and super hiking trails... More

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Mooresville, Indiana
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Made last minute (1 month out) reservations. I think we had the worst rooms at the place. Right off the room that served breakfast / main entrance. That being said, it was a good stay. I'd stay again. The owners are great, very hospitable and friendly (kind of a prerequisite), but they're always available and ready to answer questions or... More

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Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
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79 reviews 79 reviews
11 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Everything went fine here and the location was on Main Street but at the end so the hustle and bustle was elsewhere leaving the evenings quiet. My room was exceedingly dark, very dark paint on the walls which felt a bit gloomy although very clean. It was also warm, just the configuration made the windows useless for cooling the room... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 via mobile

The inn was very well maintained. We had a room with a private bathroom and a small refrigerator. Our room was cleaned daily and fresh towels were brought in. We were within walking distance of all the shops and restaurants in Glen Arbor. The Heritage Bike Trail was just across the street and led to most of the sites in... More

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Tubac, Arizona
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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

A lovely Victorian B&B right in the heart of Glen Arbor. Meticulously maintained, with good size rooms, nice quality linens, updated baths, and good continental breakfasts, . We loved the wrap around porch and comfortable furnishings for enjoying a breakfast or an afternoon aperitif. Very helpful innkeepers always help to make the stay enjoyable. There is also a hot tub... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

We had a lovely stay in the Sylvan Inn, unfortunately we only got to stay one night. The rooms were clean and decorated in an English style. The breakfast the next morning was very tasty (a selection of cereals and fresh fruit! Juices, milk, coffee, tea), we had it sitting in the sun on the veranda. The owners were very... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

We stayed the evenings of August 2nd and 3rd while visiting Glen Arbor for a wedding and had a lovely stay. The hotel is centrally located on Western Avenue and we enjoyed walking up and down the block to the local restaurants and shops, as well as down the block to the lake. We stayed in a comfortable room on... More

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Additional Information about The Sylvan Inn Bed & Breakfast

Address: 6680 Western Avenue, P.O. Box 648, Glen Arbor, MI 49636
Location: United States > Michigan > Leelanau County > Glen Arbor
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
The Sylvan Inn Bed And Breakfast
The Sylvan Hotel Glen Arbor
The Sylvan Inn Bed & Breakfast Michigan/Glen Arbor

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Beautiful historic 14 room Inn in the heart of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore Park. Walk to charming downtown Glen Arbor for boutique shopping, art galleries, restaurants and more. 2 Blocks to beach! ... more   less 
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