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South Cliff Inn

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1900 Lakeshore Drive, Saint Joseph, MI 49085
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Chicago, IL
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124 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a lovely little place. The owners/hosts were friendly and available, but not obtrusive – they really struck the right balance. It was very clean and the room very comfortable, though we needed more shelf space in the bathroom. There were 2 great decks, one almost a “pier” with stunning views out over the lake. The breakfast set-up was... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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14 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

South Cliff Inn and its owner is warm, welcoming and homey! Home-cooked breakfasts, charming furnishings, spectacular views, amazing company, evening wine and cheese...what is there not to like. Can't recommend this delightful place more and will definitely be back for another visit!

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Lake Forest, Illinois
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Charming B&B right on the lake. Views from the patio are picture perfect. We had the cheapest room which was fine. Bathroom tiny but the bed was comfortable and the room was as clean as could be. The breakfast is reason enough to stay here. Bill is a gourmet cook and you'll be begging for his recipes- which he won't... More 

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Chelsea, Michigan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was the first time my husband and I have ever stayed in a B&B,and we are wondering why we waited so long!We loved it!The owners are the best!The Inn is charming and beautiful.Rooms are unique and they have just what you need,chocolates by your bedside!We are believers now! we will always stay at bed and breakfast's from now on.

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Pennington, New Jersey
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18 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This B&B is excellent, wine & chesse offered at check in. Sevice,clean comfortable living quarters, sunset over the Lake Michigan at night. As you prepare for bed. Than to wake up for a spectacular home cooked breakfast, outside or inside. Al the time a very quiet pace, no rush. Host's are very accomadating to your needs. If you are in... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

If you are looking for a bed and breakfast in the Saint Joseph area--stay here! The house was very attractive; the room we had was comfortably furnished and cozy. The hosts, Bill and Mark, were kind and made us feel that we were part of the family. And so many choices for breakfast! Bill made several yummy items from which... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
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10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Absolutely the cleanest/neatest B&B in a long time!! And, the breakfast buffet was over the top -- delicious, hearty, and beautifully presented! Great location -- wonderful view of Lake Michigan. Highly recommend.

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Dawsonville, Georgia
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12 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

90 miles to the east of Chicago, along the shores of Lake Michigan lies the fantastic little town of St. Joseph, Michigan. With it's lovely lakeside setting, wonderful beaches, red bricked streets and myriad of shops, restaurants and wine bars, St. Joe is the epitome of casual elegance mixed with Midwestern charm! And when you visit this little gem of... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

My fiancée and I stayed here in early March and had an AMAZING experience. From the moment Bill greeted us with a warm smile, entering his home felt like stepping into a dream. The Morning Room was adorable, charming, warm, and incredibly affordable for unparalleled service and amenities. We walked through a well-stocked living room and into a stunning sun... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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92 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Really enjoyed our getaway to South Cliff Inn. The innkeepers, Bill and Mark, were warm and welcoming. And, they made one of the best breakfasts I've had in years. Our room was charming and comfortable looking right over the lake. Confident that we will be back again!

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