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515 Williams Street, South Haven, MI 49090
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Old Harbor Inn
Ranked #6 of 11 hotels in South Haven
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I stayed during the Blueberry festival and had a great time. Room was clean and bed was comfortable. Late night noise not really a problem. Easy walking distance to everything. South Haven is such a nice little town, everyone is so friendly. We had a harbor landing room and loved the view.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in room 6 with our two young children the weekend of the blueberry festival in August. My kids jumped up and down when they first entered the room. This room has high ceilings, a giant tub in front of a bay window, and giant windows on three sides. We have a stunning view of the harbor, the pirate... More

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Leah S, Guest Relations Manager at Old Harbor Inn, responded to this review

Our fantastic location, downtown, on the water, means we are also in the heart of the nightlife. Most of our guests like it, and accept that there can be some music and crowd din on summer weekends. This was reserved online, so I personally emailed this guest: "Room 6 is a great room, but it may be noisy if the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Recently, we wanted to get away for a few days and we thought South Haven and the Old Harbor Inn would be ideal. When we got there, there was a sign on our door explaining that there would be no water for a few hours during our stay. No big deal...we would just plan around it. Well...the water was shut... More

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Leah S, Guest Relations Manager at Old Harbor Inn, responded to this review

That was quite the day, good plan, unfortunate execution. What we thought was a 30 minute job took a few hours and did disrupt some guests in our main building, so we comped the night. Thank you for your understanding. We do try to go the extra mile for our guests. We like our guests to be happy with their... More

Hickory Hills, Illinois
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Before I start this review,I'd like to give a little background.My wife & I have been coming to South Haven for years.Our friend owns a summer house 2 blocks from the beach.As we explored this wonderful town,we noticed this "Old Harbor Inn" as we ate at the Idler riverboat.We liked its proximity to the water/downtown.The following year,we booked a stay... More

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Leah S, Guest Relations Manager at Old Harbor Inn, responded to this review

Friends of this guest reviewed us 7/23. To be clear, their friend's Jacuzzi was clean at check in. We failed to clean it properly while refreshing the next day. We apologized, cleaned it immediately, and discounted. Saturday night, we did our best with this group of 6, who were unhappy with the various entertainment venues they visited prior to retreating... More

Munster, IN
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We needed a room for one night, and we were thrilled to get a room at Old Harbor. Our room was very spacious with a jacuzzi and a great view! Although no balcony, we had a huge picture window. Our plan was to relax. We pulled the two chairs up in line with the window, opening them to enjoy the... More

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Leah S, Guest Relations Manager at Old Harbor Inn, responded to this review

One of the best perks of my job is looking out on the harbor! I never tire of watching the boats in summer, but the harbor is always beautiful. It sparkles in the sunlight and shimmers in the moonlight. Sometimes in winter it freezes over, but at the first sign of spring fishermen are bundled up and headed back out... More

Cincinnati, Ohio
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a great stay here at the Harbor Inn. It really is the best location in town if you just want to park your car and walk everywhere. Beach, bars, restaurants and shopping within walking distance and hanging out over the harbor was very nice. We stayed in #6 so yeah, loudest room in the hotel but it did... More

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Leah S, Guest Relations Manager at Old Harbor Inn, responded to this review

Thank you! You describe us really well. If you like staying on the water, if you like being in the heart of the action and if you like to park your car once and walk to the beaches, shops, restaurants and yes, nightlife, you will love Old Harbor Inn. But if one of your top priorities is quiet, and it's... More

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177 reviews 177 reviews
16 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family stayed here after driving into town and scrambling to find somewhere to stay. The management was very accommodating since we didn't get there until 10:30pm and then they even stayed late to make sure we found everything to be suitable. The room was spacious and clean, it would have been a great place to spend more than a... More

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Leah S, Guest Relations Manager at Old Harbor Inn, responded to this review

Thank you! It is no fun searching for a room in a town you have never visited. We are delighted we could accommodate you, and your search ended with a relaxing stay. Judging from your profile, you are world travelers. That makes your review of us and our home, South Haven, even nicer! More

Jefferson City, Missouri
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed in the Pomeroy which is its own little building down the street from the actual hotel. King bed, pull out couch for the kids, perfect for this family of four. My only negative was the lobby hours b/c we we left town around 8 am and the lobby was closed. Regular hotel room keys (not ours) opened the... More

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Leah S, Guest Relations Manager at Old Harbor Inn, responded to this review

The Pomeroy is very popular and we are glad you enjoyed your stay! It is perfect for a family. There is plenty of room to spread out on the private deck right on the river at the base of the drawbridge, and still walking distance to everything in town. Access to the beautiful outdoor pool area and your own designated... More

Lockport, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We just returned from a 3-night stay at the Old Harbor Inn. Our friends raved about this place (great location on the harbor, walking distance to beach, stores & restaurants, and night life on the docked "party barge"). So 6 of us decided to make a weekend of it. The area was nice, but the "party" atmosphere we were looking... More

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Leah S, Guest Relations Manager at Old Harbor Inn, responded to this review

There are two sides of every story. Bottom line, our staff did their best to appease a group of six, who in their own words were seeking a party atmosphere, at night, in our pool area. The front desk/maintenance man, who was actively working with another guest, did remove himself from the pool area when the six became colorfully vocal.... More

Toledo, Ohio
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 hotel reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed overnight Sunday 07/20/14. We stayed in suite 35, a grand suite w/fireplace. Average room with great location on river in downtown. Prices reflect location in downtown. Overpriced in my estimation. Great harbor views from deck. Rooms are not very private and balconies are tiny. Our room was updated, but smelled of dirty towels or rags used to clean. Glad... More

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Leah S, Guest Relations Manager at Old Harbor Inn, responded to this review

It is hard for us to believe, but South Haven is not for absolutely everyone. I like to describe us as a resort town with a hometown feel, laid back and unpretentious. We are sorry this guest did not enjoy everything South Haven has to offer. We do not have ownership or affiliation with the restaurant they walked out of.... More

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Address: 515 Williams Street, South Haven, MI 49090
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Location: United States > Michigan > Van Buren County > South Haven
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Also Known As:
Old Harbor Hotel South Haven

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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. ... more   less 
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