We stayed at the Harbor Grand over the Memorial Day weekend and were very impressed with the hotel. The front desk staff was helpful and courteous. We stayed in a harbor view room with a comfortable king bed & fireplace. The room had a nice view of the marina and Lake Michigan off in the distance. The room was clean and nicely decorated. The bathroom had a large Jacuzzi tub and nice tiled shower with glass door. The harbor view rooms do not have coffee makers, but there is coffee available in the lobby 24/7. The city view suites do have coffee makers, I was told. We wish that there would have been a balcony in the room. There is a sliding door opening to a faux balcony that allows for a nice view and fresh air. Ours appeared to be the only room that did not have a screen for the slider. We were lucky that it was cool and early enough in the season that bugs weren’t a problem as we slept with the slider open. The fresh air was wonderful. Complimentary bikes are available for guest use – a nice touch. On the morning that we were leaving, the bathroom outlets stopped working. Pushing the GFCI reset on the plugs didn’t help. When we mentioned the plug & screen problem on check out, we were pleasantly surprised to be partially credited for our inconvenience. Being militant non-smokers, it was much appreciated that the hotel was all smoke-free. We would recommend the Harbor Grand without hesitation.
The Four Winds Casino is only a few miles away and is worth a visit. We were amazed by how huge it was and impressed by the construction and décor. While not smoke-free, their air handlers must have been pretty efficient as we didn’t notice the usual casino cigarette stench after returning to our room.
The Stray Dog Bar & Grill is a block away from the hotel. They have good food & drink and roof top dining which was fun and offers a nice view.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Full-service boutique hotel on the New Buffalo harbor. Waterfront rooms include luxury bedding, fireplaces and whirlpool baths. Indoor pool, massage therapy and waterfront dining. Complimentary breakfast in bed and bike rentals. Short walk to Lake Michigan beach and downtown shops and restaurants. Weddings and meetings for up to 75. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Harbor Grand Hotel New Buffalo
- Harbor Grand New Buffalo
- Harbor Grand Hotel